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Saturday June 11, 2011
Start: 06/11/2011 11:00 am
Start: 06/11/2011 11:00 am
End: 06/11/2011 1:00 pm
Kids in early elementary school (gr. 2-4) are invited to meet Holley and learn about her new book, The Adventures of Murray the Mouse: Murray Makes a Friend.
Murray is a young mouse who lives in a small house at the base of a weeping willow tree in the middle of an orchard. He has twin sisters who get him in trouble whenever they can. Join him on his quest for summer fun!
Holley is passionate about writing, baking, gardening and photography. She lives in the NH countryside with her family.
Start: 06/11/2011 2:00 pm
Whether she's writing for teens or middle schoolers, the themes of Angie Frazier's stories usually revolve around difficult choices, family drama, and love. Angie's latest novels are The Eternal Sea and The Midnight Tunnel. Stop by and get yours autographed!
Angie's debut young adult novel, Everlasting, set in 1855 Australia, took over six years to research and write. The Eternal Sea is the sequel.
Her first middle grade novel, The Midnight Tunnel: A Suzanna Snow Mystery, gave Angie the chance to remember what it was like to be an eleven-year-old with big dreams and a kick-butt detective gadget kit (compliments of Mom and Dad).
Angie lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three daughters, their big black lab, and a pair of highly destructive cats.
Start: 06/11/2011 2:00 pm
End: 06/11/2011 4:00 pm
Join us for a book discussion and signing with KATHRYN LoCONTE. SEARCHING FOR SAFFRON is the story of Anna Collins; unhappy with the 23 years she has lived. In one swift move, she embarks on a 'round the world journey. As she wanders from country to country, we see pieces of Anna's past, and with the new places, people and experiences bombarding her senses, Anna comprehends what she wants from life.
Kathryn was born in Haverhill, MA and moved to New Hampshire in 2004 to work and write for Yankee Magazine and the Nashua Telegraph, and has lived in the Granite State ever since. Though she has traveled to six continents, including many of the locations found in this novel, she has always called New England home. She holds a BA in Journalism, a BFA concentrating in photography, and an MA in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College.
Sunday June 12, 2011
Start: 06/12/2011 2:00 pm
On Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m., Joe Smiga will sign and talk about his books. He has Tova, the true story of a dog whose life was cut short by an undetected disease; Behind the Lies, a novel about Iran's plan to convert land-based missiles into weapons capable of carrying nuclear-armed warheads; and A Cowboy's Vengeance, which is about a ranch hand in 1887 Nevada who decides to make the long journey to visit his aunt and uncle in Utah, only to find his life changing for the worst.
Saturday June 18, 2011
Start: 06/18/2011 2:00 pm
Western adventure writer James Griffin will give a demonstration of a Wild West Shootout, and he will talk about and sign his books.
James Griffin is the author of the Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk series of western novels. Griffin is a lifelong horseman, Western enthusiast, and amateur historian of the Texas Rangers. He has contributed an extensive collection of Texas Ranger artifacts to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. A member of the Connecticut Volunteer Horse Patrol, Griffin makes his home in New England.
Peterborough - Peterborough native JENNIFER RICHARD JACOBSON signing SMALL AS AN ELEPHANT (ages 9-14)
Start: 06/18/2011 2:00 pm
Saturday June 25, 2011
Start: 06/25/2011 6:00 pm
Sunday June 26, 2011
Start: 06/26/2011 2:00 pm
End: 06/26/2011 4:00 pm
Ayuh, that's right. PAUL DOIRON, editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, visits to talk about and sign his brand new mystery featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, TRESPASSER.
We first meet the newly minted officer in the Edgar nominated (Best 1st Mystery) The Poacher's Son - a case where Mike's own father stands accused of killing a beloved policeman. Alienated from his girlfriend and shunned by colleagues, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past as he tracks his runaway father (guilty or scared?) deep into the Maine wilderness.
In TRESPASSER, Mike returns with a puzzler. He's called out one night to investigate a deer/car collision on a lonely stretch of road. Not uncommon as we know. When he rolls up, the car is there - keys in the ignition, no sign of foul play - but the woman who called 911 is gone. And what's even more interesting is that there's plenty of blood on the road, but the deer is missing too.
Paul is a native of Maine, attended Yale where he graduated with a degree in English, and holds an MFA from Emerson College. He's a registered Maine Guide and lives on a trout stream with his wife. Visit his website at www.pauldoiron.com.
PS, Brian's read both of these and they are excellent! Big staff picks.
Saturday July 09, 2011
Start: 07/09/2011 11:00 am
End: 07/09/2011 1:00 pm
Please join us in welcoming Nancy and Pat - two fifty-something ladies that took on the enormous challenge of climbing the 67 highest mountains in New England. These non-hikers discover inner reserves of strength, and take their friendship to new heights as they summit peaks and journey into the depths of themselves.
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HIKE: Two Ordinary Women on an Extraordinary Journey is the collection of Nancy's hike reports, showing readers how to move beyond comfort zones and "ride the grace" toward their dreams. Each hike is described in detail along with gorgeous photographs making you feel like you're there. (I enjoyed the authors rating system - especially the "holy sh*t factor"!!).
If you're a hiker or armchair traveler, come on out and meet the ladies, get a signed copy and start your own journey!
(Bauhan Publishing, $34.95)
Start: 07/09/2011 11:00 am
Start: 07/09/2011 1:00 pm
End: 07/09/2011 3:00 pm
THE FRIENDLY BEASTS: Stories of Jesus is a charming collection of short stories about the Nativity including modern versions of traditional legends and completely new tales - all told through the eyes of the animals.
As they discover their part in God's plan, the friendly beasts enable us to understand the miracle of God's love.
(Tate Publishing, $8.99)
Saturday July 16, 2011
Start: 07/16/2011 2:00 pm
Sunday July 17, 2011
Start: 07/17/2011 2:00 pm
End: 07/17/2011 4:00 pm
Please visit and say hello to local author Sara Belanger. She'll be here to sign and chat about her new novel, IMAGINARY DEMONS.
Sometimes when we are very young and need a playmate, we make up imaginary friends. This is true for Leigh, with one exception: she kept hers until she was seventeen. Believed to be the onset of mental illness, her family and friends stepped in to help her. A doctor even prescribed mdeication - all to no avail.
It wasn't until her friend Jordan believed in her 'friends', and with his help Leigh was able to make them disappear. But now Jordan is also missing. When his murdered body is found, Leigh realizes her imaginary friends have returned, and they are more real than anyone thought.
(Black Rose Writing, $16.95, paperback)
Saturday July 23, 2011
Start: 07/23/2011 11:00 am
Start: 07/23/2011 1:00 pm
End: 07/23/2011 3:00 pm
The Hollis, NH author visits to sign her new novel NINE STORIES and chat about its creation.
The ZZaimix family live in a 9 story house - each family member living on their own floor. When an intruder breaks into the house one night and runs away, they discover in their individual accounts nine different stories. When the intruder breaks in a second time, the ZZaimixs investigate and uncover clues to the culprit's identity and a hidden family secret.
(Tate Publishing, $9.99)
Start: 07/23/2011 2:00 pm
Sunday July 24, 2011
Start: 07/24/2011 2:00 pm
Vermonter Deborah Lee Luskin will sign and talk about her novel, Into the Wilderness, a story set in the 60s.
Rose Mayer buries her second husband and wonders what she is going to do with the rest of her life. She's sixty-four and homeless, but she's clear about two things: She's never going to marry again, and she's never going to visit her son in Vermont. But Rose does go to Vermont - likes it - and stays.
Deborah Lee Luskin teaches writing and literature-based humanities classes to inmates, healthcare workers, children, adults, and elders. She writes for a variety of publications and is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio. She lives with her husband, three children, two cats, and a dog in southern Vermont.
Saturday July 30, 2011
Start: 07/30/2011 11:00 am
Peterborough -ANN LAMMERS introducing and signing THE JUNG-KIRSCH LETTERS: THE CORRESPONDENCE OF C. G. JUNG AND JAMES KIRSCH
Start: 07/30/2011 2:00 pm
Saturday August 06, 2011
Start: 08/06/2011 11:00 am
Start: 08/06/2011 2:00 pm
End: 08/06/2011 4:00 pm
Please join us in welcoming local poet Rae Marie Bruce when she visits to sign and discuss her new book of poems titled, This Glorious Disorder.
The work teems with New England energy, seasons and characters. In this book, the quiet moments, the triumphs, and the visiccitudes of human life tumble together, revealing life's glorious disorder.
(XLibris, $15.99, pap.)
Start: 08/06/2011 2:00 pm
Saturday August 13, 2011
Start: 08/13/2011 11:00 am
Start: 08/13/2011 2:00 pm
Sunday August 21, 2011
Start: 08/21/2011 2:00 pm
Thursday September 01, 2011
Start: 09/01/2011 7:00 pm
End: 09/01/2011 8:30 pm
Deirdre visits to sign and share insights from her new book, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE: Create the Life You Want.
Our modern life is filled with multi-tasking, competing demands, obligations and stress. In this life affirming book, award-winning Life Coach Deirdre McEachern reveals a powerful transformation process that will help you enjoy life more, access and trust your inner guidance, and design your life so that you can have what you really want.
Deirdre, who lives in Kittery, ME, received her master's degree in mediation and conflict resolution from Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland. She is a graduate of Coach University and was adjunct professor of sociology at Emerson College in Boston. For the past en years she has been the director of VIP Coaching, helping thousands of people around the globe connect their desires to reality and create exciting new lives for themselves.
(Love Your Life Pub. $19.95 pap)
Start: 09/01/2011 7:00 pm
Hello! We have been promoting THE SHALLOWS: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The responce has been very positive - so much so we have been approached by several folks wishing there were a discussion group for this topic.
If you or someone you know would be interested in leading an evening group discussing the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, please drop by the store, or give Brian a call here in Milford at the number below. Thanks!
Saturday September 10, 2011
Start: 09/10/2011 2:00 pm
End: 09/10/2011 4:00 pm
The local writer will be on-hand to sign and talk about the creation of his new novel of timeless love, SWEETS.
SWEETS begins with a meeting of two former high school friends, Hack and Beth. At first, a feeling of coolness prevails. But as they relax and reminisce, they find a level of enjoyment long missed by both.
Beth's request to go for a ride leads them to a secluded area where memories of their high school years foster regret for their inability to see the obvious. A request elicits the most surprising responce.
Ten nights of unplanned meetings leave the two never sure how long such ecstacy will last. Forty years of not knowing precede them. And yet, there's an ending for every heart.
Start: 09/10/2011 2:00 pm
On Sat., Sept. 10 at 2:00 p.m., Brian J. Foley will read from his ebook A New Financial You in 28 Days! A 37-Day Plan. Foley will share a wealth of ideas on spending less and creating a new, more positive relationship with money. Jay Wexler, author of Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars, says of Foley’s A New You in 28 Days!, “There are few books that will both revolutionize your life and also make you laugh so hard that you will nearly choke to death on a peanut while flying from Boston to Cleveland. This is one of those books.” Stop by and learn about money … sort of.
Brian J. Foley used to be a Keene resident, a Sentinel reporter, and captain of the KHS football team.
Tuesday September 13, 2011
Start: 09/13/2011 7:00 pm
End: 09/13/2011 8:30 pm
Please join us in welcoming back NH author BRENDAN DuBOIS - here to chat and sign copies of his new mystery featuring Lewis Cole, DEADLY COVE.
In DEADLY COVE, the seventh novel in the series, magazine columnist Lewis Cole is covering an antinuclear protest when gunfire erupts, injuring his friend and killing a charismatic activist. Not content to let the police investigate, the former DOD analyst digs into the background of the murdered activist, as well as the antinuke group gathering by the thousands to protest at a facility on the New Hampshire seacoast. But someone is also gunning for Cole, and his inquiries bring him into conflict with forces both pro and con for nuclear power.
Brendan has received the Shamus and Barry Awards for his writing and been shortlisted for three Edgar Awards. He lives right here in NH with his wife Mona. Join us for an exciting night of mystery and merriment!
(Minotaur Bks, $24.99, hc)
Start: 09/13/2011 7:00 pm
Strategically plan for the growth of your business 2011 and beyond
at The Toadstool Bookshop in Keene
Every 3 minutes a business fails in North America. Yours doesn’t have to! On Tues., Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m., business coach Ann M. Connor will host a group discussion focused on developing and setting goals and planning strategically for the long-term growth of your business. This group will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Ann M. Connor is a business coach, area developer, and
Saturday September 17, 2011
Start: 09/17/2011 11:00 am
Start: 09/17/2011 2:00 pm
End: 09/17/2011 4:00 pm
Please welcome Ray - visiting to chat about and sign copies of his fascinating book, THE LAST VILLAGE SMITHY: Memories of a Small Town in the New England Hills.
(from Chapter three: The Ox Shoe Incident) "One of the large sliding doors on the south side of the shop was wide open and Henry went through it on a dead run followed closely by the angry ox. Henry ran completely through the shop and out an open door on the garage end. Luckily, the ox was slowed somewhat by its new iron shoes which didn't provide much traction on the hard concrete floor. But it knew where Henry went and charged out the door after him."
Ray grew up in the hill town of Leyden, MA, where he attended the one-room schoolhouse. As the son of the local blacksmith, he learned how to work with hot metal when very young. By age eight, he had his own maple sugaring business. Trained as a chemical engineer, Ray spent 32 years in the industry, followed by a few in law enforcement. Ray now makes his home in Colorado.
(AuthorHouse, $23.97, pap)
Saturday September 24, 2011
Start: 09/24/2011 11:00 am
Start: 09/24/2011 2:00 pm
On Sat., Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m., Ray Glabach will sign and discuss his book The Last Village Smithy: Memories of a Small Town in the New England Hills.
Glabach’s book is a memoir of life in a very small New England town during the 1950s. Many of the stories center around the experiences of the author’s father who worked as a blacksmith for 66 years in Leyden, Massachusetts.
Ray Glabach was born and brought up in the hills of the small western New England town of Leyden, a half mile south of the Vermont border. Son of the village blacksmith, he lived there from 1942 to 1964. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts School of Engineering, he worked in industry in the U.S. and Europe for 32 years. This was followed by a few years in law enforcement locating fugitives from justice.
Peterborough - Mary Johnson (Sister Donata) discusses her memoir "An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa"
Start: 09/24/2011 2:00 pm
Sunday September 25, 2011
Start: 09/25/2011 2:00 pm
On Sun., Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m., Joni B. Cole will sign and discuss her new book Another Bad-Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior.
Clearly the world needs a laugh, and this collection of personal essays is indeed painfully, often poignantly, funny. In one essay, Cole describes the experience of trying and failing to look like a “winner” for an important speaking engagement. Another recollection describes how the worst hangover in her life led to a surprising connection with a Muslim woman. And for anyone who has ever been overly attached to a family pet, felt over- or underwhelmed by everyday life, or wanted to be a royal, the title essay lives up to its heartwarming and hilarious promise.
Co-founder of the Writer’s Center in White River Junction, Vermont, Joni B. Cole has taught writing for over fifteen years, and is a popular speaker at writing conferences around the country. She lives in Hartford, Vermont with her husband and two daughters, and is a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee.
Peterborough - Tom Ryan brings Atticus the miniature schnauzer to the store to sign and discuss "Following Atticus"
Start: 09/25/2011 2:00 pm
Saturday October 01, 2011
Start: 10/01/2011 11:00 am
Saturday October 08, 2011
Peterborough - contributing writers to "Beyond The Notches" including Howard Mansfield and Edie Clark discuss this new book on northern NH
Start: 10/08/2011 11:00 am
Monday October 10, 2011
Tuesday October 11, 2011
Start: 10/11/2011 7:00 pm
On Tues., Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m., business coach Ann M. Connor
Ann M. Connor is a business coach, area developer, and multi-brand franchise owner. She lives in Richmond, New Hampshire.
Wednesday October 12, 2011
Thursday October 13, 2011
Start: 10/13/2011 7:00 pm
End: 10/13/2011 8:30 pm
Join us in welcoming NH author Erin Moulton to our store when she visits to chat about and sign her debut novel for middle school readers, FLUTTER: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey.
Big things are about to happen at Maple's house. Mama's going to have a baby, which means there will be four Rittle sisters instead of just three. But when baby Lily is born early and can't come home from the hospital, Maple knows it's up to her to save her sister. Armed with a map and some leftover dinner, she and her sister Dawn head down a river and up a mountain to find the Wise Woman who can grant miracles. What they encounter on their journey makes them realize a thing or two about miracles - and about each other.
Erin grew up on a mountain in Vermont as the second of four sisters, just like Maple. She's had jobs working in libraries, schools, and theaters. Erin graduated with an MFA in writing for children and now lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband where she writes, drinks tea, and dreams. You can visit her at www.erinmoulton.com to learn more.
(Philomel, $16.99, ages 8-12)
Friday October 14, 2011
Start: 10/14/2011 1:00 pm
Poets Dave Parsons
at The Toadstool
On Friday, Oct. 14th at 1:00 p.m., poets Dave Parsons and Rodger Martin will read and share their insights on poetry. Parsons, the 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate, and Martin, a NH poet and editor, are here as part of the New Hampshire Book Festival.
The New Hampshire Book Festival runs from Oct. 9 through Oct. 23 and includes several exciting literary offerings, including “Poetry AND Politics,” and other events hosted by the Writers’ Project and its community partners. NHWP is honored to bring 15+ state poets laureate to New Hampshire to read, speak, and share their insights. The state poets laureate will arrive in New Hampshire on Thursday, Oct. 13, and read throughout the state on Friday, Oct. 14.
Start: 10/14/2011 7:30 pm
This is the 4th year for Monadnock Farm & Community Connection's "Feast On This" film festival, featuring movies that highlight a diversity of issues and viewpoints related to food and agriculture. Films are chosen that will spark conversation among the community about what we value about the farms in our region, and action we can take to support them.
During the film festival (Oct.13-16), movies are shown at various venues in and around Keene, with the festival including local foods at many of the locations.
On Friday, Oct. 14th at 7:30 p.m., the movie Eating Alaska will be shown. Come see!
What happens to a vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and deer hunter? With humor and compassion, the documentary Eating Alaska show native and non-natives trying to balance buying industrial processed foods with growing their own and living off the land in the 21st century. Made by a former urban vegetarian now living on an island in Alaska, it is a journey into regional food traditions, our connection to where we live and what we put into our mouths.
Saturday October 15, 2011
KEENE - Reading & Autographing of "Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country"
Start: 10/15/2011 11:00 am
Start: 10/15/2011 11:00 am
Start: 10/15/2011 2:00 pm
Sunday October 16, 2011
Start: 10/16/2011 2:00 pm
A book of poetic beauty and compassionate understandings, Out of the Woods is a powerful story reflecting the inner turmoil of those struggling with chronic Lyme disease. Reaching across the precipice of isolation and fear, and illuminating a pathway of hope, Out of the Woods opens the portal to the wellspring of personal healing power residing within us all, guiding us to the gifts of Spirit.
Written by Classical Homeopath and Intuitive Healer, Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH, from the vantage point of a patient, she shares invaluable knowledge on Lyme disease, lab tests, treatment options and full recovery at the mind-body level. Katina has worked in natural health care since 1983, with a busy Homeopathic private practice, and as a popular newspaper health columnist. She sat on the board of The Council for Homeopathic Certification for seven years. Katina has taught homeopathic and now Lyme disease classes. In addition, sheis a Certified Intuitive Healer who focuses her current work on healing the spirit as well as the body.
Thursday October 20, 2011
Start: 10/20/2011 4:00 pm
Start: 10/20/2011 7:00 pm
Saturday October 22, 2011
Start: 10/22/2011 2:00 pm
End: 10/22/2011 4:00 pm
We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen Kent to Milford, where she will discuss and sign her award-winning historical fiction novel centered in New England, The Traitor's Wife (formerly titled The Wolves of Andover).
In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen takes work as a servant in her cousin's household. Overseeing the neglected home, she locks wills with those around her - including the tall and silent Thomas Carrier, known both for his immense strength and mysterious past. As Martha comes to know Thomas, she falls in love. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether from the London assassins out for bounty or from the wolves - in many forms - who hunt for blood.
Kathleen grew up listening to stories about her ancestor Martha Carrier that had been passed down throught the generations in her mother's family. She spent five years researching the Salem witch trials and writing The Heretic's Daughter. And now with The Traitor's Wife, Kathleen again mixes history, love story, and suspense together - bringing a fascinating period of American history vividly to life.
Sunday October 23, 2011
Start: 10/23/2011 2:00 pm
Join Jane Schoenberg for some pre-Halloween fun with The One and Only Stuey Lewis. Jane will be in costume as she reads her new book and afterward shares delicious baked goods inspired by the book.
So what if Stuey isn't the world's best reader, doesn't get to play on his soccer dream team, and has to put up with the most annoying girl on the planet? Somehow Stuey always makes life work. He's forever hatching schemes, and this year's Great Halloween Caper might just take the cake. Second grade has its share of challenges, but when Stuey puts his mind to it, he can survive practically anything ... or can he?
Jane Schoenberg lives with her husband in a beautiful, small town in Western Massachusetts. They have two grown children.
Tuesday October 25, 2011
Start: 10/25/2011 6:30 pm
This month, instead of having a specific topic to focus the discussion, Christina O'Brien, AIA and Doug Stewart, AIA, LEED AP will have an open conversation about all things green in the building industry.
"We have been reading two interesting books in our office that we can share with you, however: Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman and The Third Industrial Revolution: Toward a New Economic Paradigm by Jeremy Rifkin. Both books address the connection of climate change, the economy and our current energy use in the United States, which I'm sure will spark a good conversation...
"But feel free to come with your own questions, ideas, comments and/or frustrations about building green, and we look forward to seeing you!"
Thursday October 27, 2011
Start: 10/27/2011 7:00 pm
End: 10/27/2011 8:30 pm
We are honored to host an evening with Kate, author of the Book Sense Book-of-the-Year nominee and bestseller, Cottage For Sale, Must Be Moved.
Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia chronicles Kate's experience of caring for her mother, who was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. With honesty and good humor, Kate shares the tough, the tender, the heart-wrenching and laugh-or-you'll-cry journey of caring for an ill and aging parent.
Kate lives and writes on Cape Cod where she also works as an independent consultant in the book industry. Her essays have appeared in the Cape Cod Times, Boston Globe, and the online journal Shelf Awareness. An avocational flutist, Kate volunteers as a facilitator for the Cape and Islands Arts & Alzheimer's initiative. Brian has read both her books and highly recommends them!
Friday October 28, 2011
Start: 10/28/2011 5:00 pm
Saturday October 29, 2011
Start: 10/29/2011 11:00 am
Start: 10/29/2011 11:00 am
Sunday October 30, 2011
Start: 10/30/2011 2:00 pm
Join psychic medium Asrianna Dameron at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, as she offers her practical wisdom regarding intuition and communicating with loved ones in the Spirit Realm. With her trademark wit and warm sensitivity, Asrianna Dameron addresses the different ways our loved ones communicate with us and how we can access our own ability to sense their presence. She'll answer frequently asked questions and will devote part of the hour to bringing through messages of guidance, love and healing from the Spirit Realm to various audience members.
Asrianna will also be promoting her healing and hypnosis CD and will be available to autograph them.
Friday November 04, 2011
Start: 11/04/2011 4:00 pm
End: 11/04/2011 6:00 pm
Please join us in welcoming Susan Morgan when she visits to sign and talk about her new book, The Power of Dreams: Dream Tools for Navigating Your Life.
We all dream every night - close to a third of our life. This is remarkable and yet so few of us really know how to understand our dreams and how they can help us. This book shares dreams and how they impact the dreamers life, along with practical exercises to increase dream recall and develop a relationship with the Dream World.
Susan is a Native American (Abenaki & Huron) along with Scots Irish, and French roots. A certified dream teacher from The Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, she is also a shamanic practitioner, healer and intuitive. Visit MysticDreamCenter.com for more information and a peek at her book.
($17.95 in paperback)
*Following Susan's appearance at the store, she will be at Nia Yoga of NH from 7-9pm to facilitate The Power of Dreams Workshop. Call the studio at 603-562-7525 for more information.
Saturday November 05, 2011
Start: 11/05/2011 11:00 am
Start: 11/05/2011 11:00 am
Hey, kids, it's Storytime at The Toadstool! Join author, artist, and poet, Nancy Paquin for a fun and engaging selection of stories.
Stories will be for children 4 and older, accompanied by an adult.
Start: 11/05/2011 2:00 pm
End: 11/05/2011 4:00 pm
Within every home is a treasure trove of information. Unfortunately, many irreplaceable documents that help tell individual stories, and the stories of our communities, are deteriorating among our personal belongings.
This book focuses on the care of personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia found in the typical home. The Unofficial Family Archivist provides everything an archivist needs to ensure materials that connect us with our past are available for future generations.
Melissa Mannon is a Bedford, NH based archivist and cultural heritage consultant with twenty years experience promoting collaboration and professionalism among museums, libraries, historical societies, town governments, and private collections.
(ArchivesINFO, $25, paperback)
Wednesday November 09, 2011
Start: 11/09/2011 7:00 pm
End: 11/09/2011 8:30 pm
Portsmouth, NH based photographer Jerry Monkman visits to chat about and sign his brand new book, AMC Guide To Outdoor Digital Photography. Jerry's book will coach you each step of the way, from packing your gear and finding inspiration to taking great shots and editing photos.
In support of the book, Jerry will give a little 30-40 minute presentation called "12 Never Fail Landscape Photo Tips". Perfect for all us aspiring Ansel Adams's.
Jerry is a conservation photographer whose nature and adventure photographs have appeared in magazines and books around the world, including National Geographic Adventure, Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, and National Wildlife.
(AMC, $19.95, pap)
Friday November 11, 2011
Start: 11/11/2011 7:00 pm
End: 11/11/2011 8:30 pm
What an honor! Founder of the Sonatina School of Piano, Rosamund Van Der Linde visits to sign and talk about her memoir A Piano in Every Room.
In her book Rosamund vividly recounts founding the acclaimed school for piano in her home in Vermont with her husband Rein while raising their children with love and music. There are now five ongoing schools and her students have won regional and national competitions in piano and composition, and some have had their works performed in Carnegie Hall.
($25 in paperback)
Saturday November 12, 2011
Start: 11/12/2011 11:00 am
End: 11/12/2011 1:00 pm
Please be on-hand to welcome the very human TOM RYAN and his dog ATTICUS M. FINCH to our store as they present their nationally bestselling book, Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship.
Middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan and his miniature schnauzer Atticus are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all of NH's 4000 foot peaks twice in winter while raising money for charity.
At the heart of this story is their amazing relationship that blurs the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is about transformation - how a five pound puppy pierced the heart of a curmudgeon and opened his eyes to the world and its possibilities. It's an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self.
Start: 11/12/2011 11:00 am
Start: 11/12/2011 2:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m., Archer Mayor will be by to talk about and sign his latest Joe Gunther novel, Tag Man.
Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther detective series, 22 books strong, is one of the most enduring and critically acclaimed police procedural series being written today. For years, Mayor has integrated actual police methodology with intricately detailed plot lines in novels that the New York Times has called "dazzling" and that Booklist has said are "among the best cop stories being written today."
Archer Mayor is the 2004 winner of the New England Booksellers Association award for best fiction - the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. Besides being the author of a best-selling series, Archer is a death investigator for Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner and a deputy for the Windham County Sheriff's Department.
Start: 11/12/2011 4:00 pm
Allison Aldrich and Hunt Smith will be by on Sun., Nov. 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. to perform together. They will play music that is joyful, exciting, and accessible to all ages.
Allison, the founder and director of Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene, will play the accordion. Hunt, a life-long blues musician and distinguished maritime artist, will play the fiddle.
Wednesday November 16, 2011
Start: 11/16/2011 6:00 pm
You don't have to have read the book to stop by for Paula Kuja's fascinating and inspiring presentation based on the book, Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life.
Are you frustrated by stymied relationships, missed connections, and the loneliness of the search for someone to spend the rest of your life with? Are you ready, instead, to find "The One"? In Calling in "The One," Katherine Woodward Thomas shares her own personal experience to show women that in order to find the relationship that will last a lifetime, you have to be truly open and ready to create a loving, committed, romantic union. Calling in "The One" shows you how.
Based on the Law of Attraction, which is the concept that we can only attract what we're ready to receive, the provocative yet simple seven-week program in Calling in "The One" prepares you to bring forth the love you seek. For each of the 49 days of Thomas' thoughtful and life-affirming plan, there is a daily lesson, a corresponding practice, and instruction for putting that lesson into action in your life. Meditation, visualization, and journaling exercises will gently lead you to recognize the obstacles on your path to love and provide ways to steer around them. At the end of those 49 days, you will be in the ideal emotional state to go out into the world and find "The One."
An inspirational approach that offers a radical new philosophy on relationships, Calling in "The One" is your guide to finding the love you seek.
Start: 11/16/2011 7:00 pm
End: 11/16/2011 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to have John return to our store to sign and talk about the follow-up to his young adult novel, The Gates with THE INFERNALS: Samuel Johnson VS. The Forces of Evil, Round II.
This rollicking sequel featuring Samuel and his faithful dachshund Boswell mixes adventure (going to Hell), horror (Mrs. Abernathy) and humor (first love) with true science that's stranger than fiction, conveyed in language that will entertain and engage kids aged 12 and up. (So ok, I read the advance copy and it was brilliant; big kids will love it too.)
And while your at it, join us in celebrating a decade of Charlie Parker with the release of The Burning Soul - on sale NOW!
"...If I find the person who's doing this, how should I respond? Threaten him? Kill him? Is that what you want?"
"If it allows me to continue living in peace, then yes."
"That's not what I do Mr. Haight."
He leaned forward in his seat, jabbing at me with a finger. "On the contrary Mr. Parker, that's very much what you do."
Saturday November 19, 2011
Start: 11/19/2011 11:00 am
Start: 11/19/2011 2:00 pm
End: 11/19/2011 4:00 pm
Written by Classical Homeopath and Intuitive Healer Katina 'Kim' Makris from the vantage point of a patient, she shares invaluable knowledge on Lyme disease, lab tests, treatment options and full recovery at the mind-body level.
A book of compassionate understanding, Out Of The Woods: Healing from Lyme Disease and Other Serious Illnesses, Body, Mind and Spirit is a powerful true story reflecting the inner turmoil of those struggling with chronic Lyme disease. Reaching across the precipice of isolation and fear, and illuminating a pathway of hope, Out of the Woods opens the portal to the wellspring of personal healing residing within all of us.
(Midpoint, $18.00, paperback)
Peterborough - Susan Allen and her book "Classical Spies" about archaeologists as spies in WW2 Greece
Start: 11/19/2011 2:00 pm
Sunday November 20, 2011
Start: 11/20/2011 2:00 pm
Abigail Gehring and Marie Lawrence both join us for a signing of their latest books.
Abigail's new book, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living, is a lavishly illustrated volume that has everything readers need to know to live off the land. Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, and time-honored wisdom, this is a comprehensive guide to back to basics living.
Marie's new book is The Farmer's Cookbook, which includes hundreds of wholesome recipes for good home cooking inspired by seasonal ingredients.
Sunday November 27, 2011
Start: 11/27/2011 3:00 pm
End: 11/27/2011 4:00 pm
Immerse in a unique experience based upon the Psalms. Rahel's beautiful original compositions create an environment in which one can experience joy, reflection, introspection, exploration of the mystical, and ultimately, conversation with the Divine.
The music embraces the spirit of Woodstock and the wisdom of the ancient mystical traditions that have emerged out of Israel and the Middle East. One has the sense of wandering lost, yet with an ever-present underlying courage and hope; the journey proves purposeful and worthwhile despite the trials. Visit www.acontemplativestateofbeing.net for more information.
Tuesday November 29, 2011
Start: 11/29/2011 7:00 pm
End: 11/29/2011 9:00 pm
After her Tour de Word events last year, Maya Stein is back to lead a free one night writing workshop entitled The Way In.
Maya will guide you in experimenting with different ways of locating and navigating your stories. There will be themed discussions and exercises that will act as conversation openers and writing immersions. More than a traditional writing workshop, The Way In offers participants the opportunity to let loose and take risks, while at the same time refining their writing instincts, sharpening editing skills and developing a writing practice that sticks.
Sign up is required so that we can provide ample space for the group. Thanks and see you here!
About the instructor: Maya Stein is a poet and creative nonfiction writer who visited and ran a very successful writing workshop here last year. She has published two collections of personal essays, and most recently a collection of poetry and photographs. Maya has also been included in a number of print and online journals. She recently completed "Tour de World", a two month traveling poetry project that brought writing workshops to children, teens, and adults in 25 states. She facilitates writing workshops online at www.feralwriting.com and mayastein.com.
Saturday December 03, 2011
Start: 12/03/2011 11:00 am
Start: 12/03/2011 6:30 pm
End: 12/03/2011 8:30 pm
Please join us in welcoming local musician Harriet Riendeau when she takes the 'stage' here to play selections from her debut cd, Sweet Harriet: Feeling a Rhythm.
Harriet has a heartfelt folk sound; mixing covers and originals with her lush voice, and the band backs her up nicely without overplaying.
The cd will be available for purchase and Harriet would be glad to sign them for you. See you!
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