Events

Friday October 24, 2014
Start: 10/24/2014 6:00 pm

We are honored to be the bookseller for this very special evening with author B.A. SHAPIRO, discussing her acclaimed novel, The Art Forger.

*Please note: this NASHUA READS event takes place at the Public Library on 2 Court Street (589-4600). 6 pm: Reception with the author (Friends of the Library members only), and at 7 pm: Author's presentation (open to the public). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella
Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in
history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston
studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian
bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in
exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she
begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing
masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one
hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

It's a staff pick in Milford and we hope you can come listen to the author and pick up a signed copy for your own 'library'.

Saturday October 25, 2014
Start: 10/25/2014 2:00 pm
End: 10/25/2014 4:01 pm

It's a BOO for ONE special this Saturday, when local writers ERIC STANWAY and SUSANNA HARGREAVES read from their terrifying collections of spooky stories!

In Haunted Hillsborough County, Eric takes you on a ghostly tour through the towns of south-central NH. Discover the history behind the nasty reputation of Francestown's Haunted Pond, floating specters in New Ipswich, shadows in Amherst, or phantoms in Wilton, to name but a few.

ERIC lives in Fitzwilliam, NH and has written sixteen books on New England history.

Snow and Wind Chimes is Susanna's first collection of original short stories, including "The Chamberlain Hotel", the #1 Short Story winner by Suspense Magazine for 2013. Disappear into the haunted world of ghosts, curses, and lost love in New England.

SUSANNA is the mother of three, a writer, and educator from New Hampshire. For more info visit susannahargreaves.com

Friday October 31, 2014
Start: 10/31/2014 7:00 pm
End: 10/31/2014 8:00 pm

Our Socrates Cafe meets each month for philosophic discussion. New members and curious thinkers are always welcome to join the forum!

NOREEN STRAUCH has offered to moderate the group and is looking for people to jump-start the 'cafe'. Please contact her at 603-673-6948 for more information.

Next meeting: ??? The Socrates Cafe has been one our longest running groups here at the store. We'd love to see it up and running again!

 

 

Saturday November 01, 2014
Sunday November 02, 2014
Start: 11/02/2014 1:00 pm
End: 11/02/2014 2:30 pm

Please join Anne Desrosiers and The NOVEL READERS Book Group when they meet here and discuss the books they've chosen by concensus on the first Sunday of each month.

November 2:

December 7:

Anyone interested is welcome to join. Feel free to contact Anne for more information at 883-2574.

Wednesday November 05, 2014
Start: 11/05/2014 6:00 pm
End: 11/05/2014 7:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming visiting author (and good friend of John Connolly), PAUL CHARLES. Paul is touring the states in support of his new mystery, DOWN ON CYPRUS AVENUE.

In this new series from Paul Charles, formerly
retired policeman Brendy McCusker is forced to return to work following
his wife's flight to America with their nest-egg. On his first major
case in Belfast he partners with DI Lily O'Carroll to locate the two
missing sons of a wealthy businessman. But before that case is
resolved, an American banker working in Belfast is brutally murdered
down on leafy Cyprus Avenue and McCusker and O'Carroll are put on the
case. While the list of suspects grows ever longer, McCusker find
himself juggling his move to Belfast, O'Carroll's frequent blind dates,
his status as a hired-back rent-a-cop, and being a single man while
trying hard not to have his head turned by Belfast's beautiful women. There is no relief when McCusker and
O'Carroll eventually find a suspect with an air-tight alibi, which only
one of the detectives believes is genuine...

From Paul's website (paulcharlesbooks.com): "Music has always been a major force in my life and I have a need for
the music of The Beatles, Hank Williams, Nick Drake, Otis Reading, Bob
Dylan and the artists we've been lucky enough to work with.

But as well as all of that I'm also a committed book reader—and
collector—particularly British Detective fiction, and I have always
loved dabbling in writing, lyrics, sleeve notes, short stories, etc.,
so in 1996, inspired by Colin Dexter (the creator of Inspector Morse), I attempted my first Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy Mystery, I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass, which was published the following year. Nine further Christy Kennedy titles followed, including 2008's The Beautiful Sound of Silence. In 2007 The Dust of Death, the first of a new series featuring Inspector Starrett was published. Family Life the second in this series set in Donegal was published in
Sept 2009. Also published is First of the True Believers, a novel concerning the Beatles, and two Castlemartin novels, The Last Dance

and The Lonesome Heart is Angry, plus three factual music books Playing Live, How to Succeed in the Music Business, and The Best Beatles Book Ever and the Prince of Heaven's Eyes a novella from the Fruupp days re-published recently as an ebook."

Hope you can join us and raise a glass!

Thursday November 06, 2014
Start: 11/06/2014 6:30 pm
End: 11/06/2014 8:00 pm

"The Third Covenant explores the work of Pierre de Chardin and his
successors Thomas Berry and Albert LaChance, revealing through the lens
of science, ecology and spirituality, their understanding of human
origin and evolution. Teilhard, an early twentieth century
palaeontologist and priest, devoted his life as a scientist and mystic
to reuniting the artificial fracture between science and religion.
Thomas Berry, a highly respected cultural historian in his own right,
furthered this reunification by repositioning humans as integrated and
interdependent beings with the rest of the life systems of the planet in
the unfolding of an evolving universe. Albert LaChance, as a six-year,
face-to-face student of Berry, brought this new paradigm into his work
as a poet, psychologist, addiction/recovery counselor and, most
importantly, as a mystic and scholar of world religions. LaChance, with
his daughter, Rebecca LaChance Goodwin, continues to explore the
development of this crucial shift in human understanding and its
implications for the future."

Friday November 07, 2014
Saturday November 08, 2014
Friday November 14, 2014
Saturday November 15, 2014
Start: 11/15/2014 11:00 am

*Postponed from last month*

Join us inwelcoming children's author and poet David Elliott to our store. He will be reading from and signing his newest poetry collection for children, On the Wing. He wil lalso be conducting a min-poetry workshop for your budding poets!

David Elliott’s witty verse takes flight with gorgeous illustrations
in an enchanting look at fifteen avian species for birders of all ages.

Take to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the
tiny, restless hummingbird to the inscrutable horned owl to the majestic
bald eagle. David Elliott and Becca Stadtlander bestow a sense of
wonder onto such common birdfeeder visitors as the sparrow, the crow,
and the cardinal and capture the exotic beauty of far-flung fowl like
the Andean condor, the Australian pelican, and the Caribbean flamingo.
Concise, clever verse from an award-winning author pairs with striking
artwork from a debut illustrator to make this a true pleasure for anyone
who loves birds.

David Elliott is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several books of poetry for the very young, On the Farm, In the Wild, and In the Sea, all illustrated by Holly Meade. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Start: 11/15/2014 1:00 pm

We have been invited to be the bookseller at this wonderful event at Bethel Farm in Hillsboro, NH (603-464-5985) featuring SHARON GANNON and her new cookbook, Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes.

Since
1984, Jivamukti yoga has been synonymous with a new way of living:
peacefully, healthfully, and consciously. Jivamukti’s dedicated
instructors and message of kindness have inspired a global revolution.
In 2006, Sharon Gannon and David Life opened the Jivamuktea Café to
complement their yoga school as a living expression of how
compassionate spiritual activism can be put to practical use. It, too,
was an immediate success. The peaceful ambiance, the camaraderie, and,
most of all, the delicious, hearty fare struck a chord with patrons who
were thrilled to eliminate meat and dairy from their diet without
sacrificing taste.

Thousands of customers—including Russell Simmons, award-winning film director Darren Aronofsky, and Eco Spokesmama Chloé Jo
Davis—have become devoted fans of Gannon’s cruelty-free burritos,
chocolate mousse, and flower salads. Now, for the first time, Gannon
presents the secrets behind the café’s acclaimed menu—and also
showcases her own home cooking, with recipes she’s been making for
family and friends for decades.

Stalwart
vegans—as well as the millions of vegetarians and omnivores who eat
vegan part-time for its health and environmental benefits—will embrace
Gannon’s accessible, delicious, and spiritually powerful recipes.

Registration

1:00-3:30 Yoga Class
($80 includes yoga & a free copy of the book)

3:30-5:30 Book Party & Signing & Reception
(Free & Open to the Public)

6:00 Simple Recipes For Joy Dinner, featuring guest of honor
Sharon Gannon, a menu drawn from her new book, and Bethel Farm produce
direct from the gardens
($30 includes dinner)

$110 for Class, a book, and Dinner


Sunday November 16, 2014
Start: 11/15/2014 1:00 pm
End: 11/16/2014 8:00 pm

We have been invited to be the bookseller at this wonderful event at Bethel Farm in Hillsboro, NH (603-464-5985) featuring SHARON GANNON and her new cookbook, Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes.

Since
1984, Jivamukti yoga has been synonymous with a new way of living:
peacefully, healthfully, and consciously. Jivamukti’s dedicated
instructors and message of kindness have inspired a global revolution.
In 2006, Sharon Gannon and David Life opened the Jivamuktea Café to
complement their yoga school as a living expression of how
compassionate spiritual activism can be put to practical use. It, too,
was an immediate success. The peaceful ambiance, the camaraderie, and,
most of all, the delicious, hearty fare struck a chord with patrons who
were thrilled to eliminate meat and dairy from their diet without
sacrificing taste.

Thousands of customers—including Russell Simmons, award-winning film director Darren Aronofsky, and Eco Spokesmama Chloé Jo
Davis—have become devoted fans of Gannon’s cruelty-free burritos,
chocolate mousse, and flower salads. Now, for the first time, Gannon
presents the secrets behind the café’s acclaimed menu—and also
showcases her own home cooking, with recipes she’s been making for
family and friends for decades.

Stalwart
vegans—as well as the millions of vegetarians and omnivores who eat
vegan part-time for its health and environmental benefits—will embrace
Gannon’s accessible, delicious, and spiritually powerful recipes.

Registration

1:00-3:30 Yoga Class
($80 includes yoga & a free copy of the book)

3:30-5:30 Book Party & Signing & Reception
(Free & Open to the Public)

6:00 Simple Recipes For Joy Dinner, featuring guest of honor
Sharon Gannon, a menu drawn from her new book, and Bethel Farm produce
direct from the gardens
($30 includes dinner)

$110 for Class, a book, and Dinner


Wednesday November 19, 2014
Start: 11/19/2014 6:30 pm
n/a
Thursday November 20, 2014
Start: 11/20/2014 6:30 pm
End: 11/20/2014 8:00 pm

The Classics Crowd meets every other month on the third* Thursday to discuss books voted on by concensus. Join them for lively chats on treasured favorites, or discover a new gem. Interested members are always welcome. Don't be shy!

Next meeting: NOVEMBER 20th for The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, and then in JANUARY 15, 2015 it's Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

*almost every 3rd Thursday, sometimes they move the meeting up or down a week to accomodate the most members. Call to confirm if you are interested in attending.

 

 

 

Saturday November 22, 2014
Saturday December 06, 2014

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