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Keene - Independent Bookstore Day Celebration Extravaganza!

12PM - Independent Bookstore Day Storytime & Craft

Elise will be reading bookstore themed books and making crafts! Make sure to stop by. It's fun for all ages!

1PM - Chock Full O' Notes Performance

Chock Full O’ Notes (CFoN), Keene State College's only a cappella group will be joining us in our celebration of Independent Bookstore Day by performing a number of songs from their repertoire! CFoN is a student run group that meets for five hours each week to rehearse. Members of the group do the majority of their arrangements and they are available for on and off campus functions. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Check out this year's group performing at Pumpkinfest!

2PM - Sandra Neil Wallace discussing and signing her book "Between the Lines"

Join us in welcoming Sandra Neil Wallace on Independent Bookstore Day 2018 where she will be discussing and signing her latest book Between the Lines.

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace and Caldecott Honor illustrator Bryan Collier tell the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes, who became one of the most influential artists of his generation. Between the Lines tells an inspiring story of a man who made his mark in two very different worlds.

Sandra Neil Wallace is an author and advocate for change. Known for her investigative journalism and original narrative style, her books for young readers focus on people who break barriers and change the world. As the daughter of a refugee and concentration camp survivor, Sandra became a change maker herself. The first generation in her family to attend university, she became a journalist, anchoring the network news before shattering the glass ceiling in sports television. She became the first woman to host an NHL broadcast on national TV.

3PM - Jackie Leigh Davis demonstrating and signing her book "DIY Circus Lab For Kids"

Jackie Leigh Davis will be joining us for Independent Bookstore Day to sign her book “DIY Circus Lab For Kids” and also hold some circus demonstrations! Jackie considers herself a “circademic” and coaches for Circus Smirkus.

“DIY Circus Lab for Kids” gives families everything they need to produce their own circus! Dive right into learning classic circus skills: juggling, acrobatics, manipulation, balance, and clowning!

Jackie Leigh Davis is a circus education pioneer, teacher, “circademic,” and author working to make circus arts more available to children and teens. She was a founder of the American Youth Circus Organization and also created three youth circus programs in southern New Hampshire: the Hilltop Circus at the Pine Hill Waldorf School, the Silver Lining Circus Camp, and the Flying Gravity Circus. At Circus Smirkus, Jackie has coached at summer camp and worked with the school residency program. Jackie celebrates the many people who have supported and contributed to her work in circus arts education!

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4PM - Rachel Stearns discussing and signing her book "Now Is Forever"

Rachel Stearns will be joining us to present her new science fiction book "Now Is Forever"!

It's the year 2082 and the Sun is emitting massive solar flares to Earth which is heating up the Earth's core and creating a scorching summer. Everyone on Earth will soon be in danger. Roux finds out and comes up with a crazy plan. Time is running out! How will they escape?

Rachel Stearns is a part time writer living in Keene, NH where she goes to school for Elementary Education and Studio Art. She likes to draw, write, paint and play the piano. She also likes to travel and has been to five countries including her favorite, Iceland.

5PM - David Random will be discussing and signing his book "Connected"

Author David Random is excited to join our Independent Bookstore Day celebration where he will be presenting his latest novel "Connected".

There’s been a murder. An eyewitness has come forward, and the killer has confessed.

But there’s a problem. The two are conjoined twins, literally joined at the hip since birth. For the police, keeping the murderer in custody, means locking up his innocent brother along with him—an untenable situation. The frustrated legal system wrestles with how to prosecute a murderer who is ap­parently immune from punishment, as any attempt to exact justice would surely affect his conjoined twin.

David Random graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and began his subsequent career as an Art Director and Creative Director at Boston- and New York-based advertising agencies in the late 1960s. Since his retirement in 2003, he spends time at his studio at the mills in Rollinsford, NH where he creates Steampunk rocketships from repurposed antique and vintage artifacts. His rocketships have been featured in numerous galleries and museums as well as on TV (NH Chronicle), and in movies ( Formerly of Rye, NH, David now lives in Portsmouth.

6PM - Tammy Cloutier & Lyn Smith will be discussing and signing their children's books

Children’s book authors Tammy Cloutier and Lyn Smith will be signing and discussing their books: “Painted Dog Pursuit” and “A Porcupine’s Promenade” together.

Friends and authors Tammy and Lyn are both from Maine and are very much looking forward to joining our celebration where they will be discussing their books together.



Event date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
12 Emerald Street
The Corner of Emerald and Main
Keene, NH 03431
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481443876
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 23rd, 2018

DIY Circus Lab for Kids: A Family- Friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning and Show-Making Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631593475
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Quarry Books - March 6th, 2018

Now Is Forever Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936615391
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Snowy Day Distribution & Publishing - September 1st, 2016

Connected Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635248340
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Litfire Publishing, LLC - March 9th, 2017

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