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"Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner"

Author Signings

Sunday, February 11 @ 2 pm

 

Please join us in welcoming author

 

JAMIE SAYEN

 

Discussing and signing his new book

 

YOU HAD A JOB FOR LIFE

 

His presentation will include a slide show of life in the mill,

and short clips from the interviews of former mill workers.

 

 

The Life and Death of a Mill Town, Groveton, NH

Absentee owners. Single-minded concern for the bottom line. Friction between workers and management. Hostile takeovers at the hands of avaricious and unaccountable multinational interests. The story of America's industrial decline is all too familiar--and yet, somehow, still hard to fathom.

 

Jamie Sayen spent years interviewing residents of Groveton, New Hampshire, about the century-long saga of their company town. The community's paper mill had been its economic engine since the early twentieth century. Purchased and revived by local owners in the postwar decades, the mill merged with Diamond International in 1968. It fell victim to Anglo-French financier James Goldsmith's hostile takeover in 1982, then suffered through a series of owners with no roots in the community until its eventual demise in 2007.

 

Drawing on conversations with scores of former mill workers, Sayen reconstructs the mill's human history: the smells of pulp and wood, the injuries and deaths, the struggles of women for equal pay and fair treatment, and the devastating impact of global capitalism on a small New England town. This is a heartbreaking story of the decimation of industrial America.

 

You Had a Job for Life: Story of a Company Town Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781512601398
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of New England - December 5th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that the Keynote Speaker for

 

the 16th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

 

will be internationally acclaimed MD and author

 

Daphne Miller

 

Sunday, March 18 at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord

 

 

Daphne Miller is a practicing physician, author, and professor of family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For the past decade, her writing and teaching has explored the frontier between biomedicine and the natural world. Her first book,

The Jungle Effect, chronicles her nutrition adventures as she travels to traditional communities around the globe.                     

In Farmacology she sets out to learn health lessons from sustainable family farmers. Miller has contributed a health column to the Washington Post as well as other newspapers and magazines. Her medical degree is from Harvard University and she studied medical anthropology as an undergraduate at Brown University. She lives (and gardens) in Berkeley, California.

 

 

The day will be filled with authors and workshops,

including Philip Ackerman-Leist

discussing his just released 

A Precautionary Tale;

How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement

 

 

Check out the NOFA-NH website for additional information on the latest additions in speakers and workshops and to register.

 

 

 

And we'll See you there!

 

Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062103154
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow & Company - March 15th, 2016

The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060886233
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow & Company - June 23rd, 2009

A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603587051
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 9th, 2017

                                                Sunday, January 14, 2018   

at 2 pm  

 

We are so pleased to have David Carroll return

 

for a continuation of his discussion of poetry. 


                                        
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David M. Carroll will present a continuation of last year's reading and discussion of poems and prose-poems written in
English and the four languages he pursues: Spanish; Italian; German; and Russian.

These brief works are experimental in nature; and foreign language pieces will be followed by
English translations.

He will discuss his process, a blend of creative writing and language-learning.

He will talk about some of his favorite poets from various cultures and periods,

and the valuable role that dual language editions of poetry can play

in one's learning a foreign language.

Discussion, comments, and questions from the audience will be most welcome.

 

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David Carroll is a nationally recognized naturalist, artist and author, a 2006 MacArthur "Genius" recipient, a 2009 National Book Award Finalist, and recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing.

 

 

Following the Water: A Hydromancer's Notebook Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780547069647
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 1st, 2009

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Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetlands Year Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780618127375
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 2001

Sunday, November 12 @ 2 pm

 

Meet authors Julie Boardman

and Dan Allen

 

 

From 1849 to the present 219 hikers, climbers and backcountry skiers have died in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Although many of these fatalities occurred on Mount Washington, in recent years, more have taken place elsewhere. Most of these deaths didn't have to happen.

 

They were the result of an oversight or one or more bad decisions.

 

Julie Boardman wrote Death in the White Mountains in the belief that by studying past fatalities and identifying the mistakes that caused them, we can learn how to be safe in the mountains.

 

Dan Allen wrote Don’t Die On The Mountain primarily about the decision-making process necessary in hiking, with the premise that a solo hiker must have the experience, strength, and knowledge that is expected of a leader.

 

Julie Boardman will discuss her book with a PowerPoint Presentation about the fatal errors that were made by many of the victims, and share some interesting facts from her research. Besides identifying the nine causes of death, she offers advice to help keep your name off the fatalities list.

 

Julie is also the author of When Women and Mountains Meet, which presents the stories of some remarkable women who shaped the rich history of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, all women of courage who had an abiding love for New Hampshire's White Mountains.

 

Please join us for this free, informative and important presentation

 

for all current and prospective hikers.

 

 

Death in the White Mountains; Hiker Fatalities and How to Avoid Being One Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781931271349
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bondcliff Books - November 30th, 0002

Don't Die on the Mountain Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780966269000
Availability: Special Order
Published: Diapensia Press - January 1st, 1998

When Women and Mountains Meet Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780970832412
Availability: Special Order
Published: Durand press - January 1st, 2001

Warner Hometown Holiday

 

 

Saturday, December 2

 

 

Join Warner in our

annual celebration of

 

Traditional Caroling,

Artists and Artisans,

Food,

 

Farmers Market, Storytelling & More

 

 

 

Here at MainStreet BookEnds we will have the Gallery

 

overflowing with activity.

 

 

 

11:30 am ~ A special concert from

The Northeast Catholic College Choir

singing carols on the terrace in the Jim Mitchell Community Park
 

 

 

 

Efner Tudor Holmes reading her children's classic

 

The Christmas Cat at noon in The Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Followed by The Gear-Up Homeschoolers

 caroling at 12:30 pm in The Gallery

 

 

 

 

Readings of The Night Before Christmas all day by the woodstove

 

 

Artist Nan McCarthy with her paintings and fine art prints

 

The Christmas Cat Cover Image
By Efner Tudor Holmes, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator), Efner Tudor Holmes (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780690012675
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2000

The Night Before Christmas Cover Image
By Clement Clarke Moore, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316832717
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2009

Sunday, October 15 @ 2 pm

 

Please Join Us in The Gallery

 

for a very special afternoon with best-selling author

 

Nancy Cowan

 

Peregrine Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo by Chris Short)

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be joined by her very special guest, Banshee.

 

Now in paperback!
 

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of the Best Book of 2016, New England Outdoor Writers Association
  • Foreword by bestselling authors Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

 

Peregrine Spring gives readers a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan’s raptors have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.

Nancy Cowan is a master falconer, wildlife rescue expert, and award-winning writer. She and her husband founded the internationally-known New Hampshire School of Falconry.

As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Nancy has worked with a variety of hawk and falcon species which have been injured or orphaned and frequently is consulted by local wildlife rehab centers and New Hampshire Audubon Society on the care and rehabilitation of injured birds.

Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey Cover Image
By Nancy Cowan, Sy Montgomery (Foreword by), Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781493029976
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lyons Press - October 1st, 2017

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for the
Saturday, October 21 noon - 4pm 
 
The Currier Museum in Manchester!
 
with author Margaret Roach @ 1pm
and to include a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright house
 
 

After ruminating on the bigger picture in her memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Margaret Roach has returned to the garden, insisting as ever that we must garden with both our head and heart, or as she expresses it, with "horticultural how-to and woo-woo." In THE BACKYARD PARABLES, Roach uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her, and meditates on the science and spirituality of nature, reminding her readers and herself to keep on digging.

About the Author


Margaret Roach is the author of the memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There. She has been an editor at the "New York Times," fashion editor and garden editor at Newsday, the first garden editor for "Martha Stewart Living" magazine, and the editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Margaret is now a consultant and avid gardener, keeping fans up to date on her website A Way to Garden, which Anne Raver of the New York Times called "the best garden blog" she'd seen. Margaret is also the author of "A Way to Garden," named Best Garden Book of the Year by the Garden Writers' Association of America.
The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455501984
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 15th, 2013

And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780446556101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 2nd, 2012

Please join us
 
Sunday, Sept. 17 @ 4 pm
 
 
Hopkinton Town Library
 
 
 
Elise Hooper
 
 
presenting and signing her just released best-seller  
 
 
The Other Alcott 
 
 
150 years after the publication of Little Women, who among us has not imagined the world of Louisa May Alcott, and maybe even visited her home in Concord, MA?  Hopkinton native Elise Hooper has hit the literary world big time with this historical novel, The Other Alcott, imagining the life of Louisa's little sister, the artist May. In Little Women, while Jo March mirrored Louisa in real life, Amy March would have been based on May Alcott. 
Help us welcome Elise back to her hometown,
and celebrate this spectacular novel,  
an Indie Next recommendation for September!
 
 
"Elise Hooper's thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literature's most beloved families. To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!"--Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens
 
The Other Alcott Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062645333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow & Company - September 5th, 2017

We will be up at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum for Permaculture Day

 

Saturday August 26

 

Please join us at our tables as we welcome

 

Mike Dickerman

 

signing and discussing his newest book from 11 am to 1 pm

 

Mount Washington; Narratives and Perspectives

 

 

Mike has gathered and edited more than 20 previously written pieces all inspired by New England's highest peak, covering nearly every aspect of the mountain's storied Past.  Check out this collection that explores the captivating history of one of the Granite State's most remarkable places.

Mount Washington: Narratives and Perspectives Cover Image
By Mike Dickerman (Editor)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781625859013
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: History Press - July 24th, 2017

Talk about New Hampshire Rail Trails

 

Saturday, August 12 at 1 pm

 

 

Presented by author Charles Martin and Tim Blagden

"This book defines the term “definitive.” It is the most complete and accurate description of all New Hampshire’s rail trails. It is a must for anyone who wants to explore the beauty of New Hampshire by bike. "

Alex Bernhard Vice President of Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County

 

In the 19th Century, New Hampshire was an industrial state. The state participated in the latest technology, railroads, which covered all regions of the state. Most of the railroads are gone now, and the train tracks have been converted to pedestrian and bicycle trails.

 

Charles Martin spent 10 years exploring all the rail trails. His book, New Hampshire Rail Trails, acts as both a guide to help you find and enjoy them, and as a historical resource indicating how the railroads were used. Tim Blagden has been instrumental in helping towns along the Concord & Claremont Railroad corridor (including Warner) to build a trail from Concord to Lake Sunapee.

 

 

 Charles will give an overview of the state’s rail trails. Find out how to bicycle, walk, or ski on these scenic paths undisturbed by car and truck traffic. Tim will describe the Concord to Lake Sunapee trail and the current status of development of this path which will go through Warner.  

 

 
New Hampshire Rail Trails; 2nd Edition Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780942147131
Availability: Special Order
Published: Branch Tree Press - October 1st, 2016

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