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"Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner"

Author Signings

Warner Hometown Holiday



Saturday, December 2



Join Warner in our

annual celebration of


Traditional Caroling,

Artists and Artisans,



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)
ISBN: 9780690012675
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2000

The Night Before Christmas Cover Image
By Clement Clarke Moore, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316832717
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2009

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
ISBN: 9781931271349
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bondcliff Books - November 30th, 0002

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

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

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)
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
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
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
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)
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
ISBN: 9780942147131
Availability: Special Order
Published: Branch Tree Press - October 1st, 2016

We are thrilled to bring these two best-selling authors back to MainStreet BookEnds


This time for the release of a book these two best friends have written together


Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm


Sy Montgomery


author of the current Top 10 best seller The Soul of an Octopus, and The Good, Good Pig


and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


author of such classics as The Hidden Life of Dogs, The Harmless People, and Dreaming of Lions


for their first collaboation


Close Encounters of the Animal Kind


The Boston Globe describes Sy Montgomery as "part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson."


New York Times says Elizabeth Marshall Thomas "writes using all five senses and at times seems to have access to that magical sixth."


And in her forward, Vicki Constantine Croke writes that they "help move us closer to being better humans - by making wild things what they should be: our soul mates."


Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603587556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 4th, 2017

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451697728
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345496096
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - April 17th, 2007

Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780544352995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 4th, 2017

Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and Humming Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416569855
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - February 22nd, 2011

The Hidden Life of Dogs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547416854
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - September 10th, 2010

Dreaming of Lions: My Life in the Wild Places Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603586399
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - February 23rd, 2016

The Harmless People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679724469
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Wednesday, August 9 at 7 pm

in The Gallery


Join us for a magical evening, with renowned photographer,


author and loon expert


Kittie Wilson



“Spirit of the Loon!”



Loons live with great passion and spirit. They are wonderful bird parents, very gentle and loving with their chicks. Over the summer months those adorable loon chicks change a great deal. Come and experience the spirit of the loon as we watch the little loons grow up.


Kittie Wilson has been documenting the lives of loons for many years, and a particular pair for 11 years. She will enchant you with stories, songs, and amazing photographs. Kittie is the author of numerous books of photography on the loons, and the proud recipient of the 2009 Spirit of the Loon Award from The Loon Preservation Committee, where she serves as a volunteer. A retired elementary school teacher, Kittie and her husband John were the recipients of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Merit Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2014.


The presentation is offered free to the public, but donations are greatly appreciated.

100% of all donations go to the Loon Preservation Committee.



Little Loon Cover Image
By Fran Hodgkins, Karel Hayes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781608933723
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Down East Books - August 7th, 2015

Join us Sunday, August 13 at 2 pm


A Wine and Cheesecake Launch Party


for Jeffrey Zygmont's second poetry collection


More White Mountain Poems


a companion to his 2014 White Mountain Poems


Poems to celebrate our majestic White Mountains, paired with the gorgeous work of NH photographers



More White Mountain Poems is filled with compelling, large-format photographs combined with engaging and accessible poetry. It uses the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire as a vehicle to celebrate the enduring majesty of nature, and to explore the relationship between people and the natural world. The new book, More White Mountain Poems, joins Jeff's earlier volume, White Mountain Poems, as it aims to bring poetry to a wide, general audience.


While he presents the new book, Jeff will give an informal talk on the role nature plays in artistic inspiration. As a poet, Jeff is known for vibrantly expressive and descriptive writing with popular appeal. His talk will use poems from White Mountain Poems and More White Mountain Poems to illustrate the ways that nature contributes to the creative process. His presentation aims to give you new insight and a greater appreciation for the natural beauty surrounding us, and show you how artwork can enhance your enjoyment of it.