Author Signings

NH Master Gardeners' Spring Gardening Symposium 2024

We are so pleased to once again be the bookseller for the annual

NH Master Gardeners' Spring Symposium

The Spring Garden Symposium is prefect for anyone who enjoys gardening and learning ways to do it better. 

Four presentations, two major authors and their books.

Register HERE for One Day or Both

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
12:45-4:45 PM  (VIRTUAL)

Darryl Moore : speaking from England via Zoom on Friday

author of Gardening in a Changing World: Plants, People and the Climate Crisis

Our planet, the Earth, is under threat, with potentially catastrophic consequences for ourselves and the other lifeforms it sustains.

Yet Nature itself can still rescue us - with plants playing a pivotal role, in the countryside - and everywhere. In gardens and parks, plants are the mainstay of our relationship with the natural world, and we celebrate them for the pleasures they bring. However, that can be part of the problem: too often we value plants for their aesthetic qualities rather than the vital role they play in the ecology of the Earth.

In this challenging and important book, Darryl Moore explores how gardens can be better for human beings and for all the other lifeforms that inhabit them. Recent developments in horticulture and plant science show us that we need to rethink our attitude to plants beyond purely aesthetic concerns, and to adopt more holistic approaches to how we design, inhabit and enjoy our gardens.

He looks at the history of garden design, to show how we got to where we are today, and recommends ways of changing to new principles of sustainable ecological horticulture. 

About the Author


Darryl Moore FRSA is an award-winning garden and landscape designer and writer focusing on contemporary garden and landscape design and planting. He is Director and co-founder of the innovative urban landscape organization Cityscapes, realizing creative approaches to greening city spaces through novel design ideas that ensure ecological, economic and social sustainability.

 

Pamela Hargest : speaking via Zoom  

Invasive Plants and Some Solutions

Horticulture Professional

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Cumberland County

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024
12:45-4:45 PM

(IN-PERSON AT SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY IN MANCHESTER OR VIRTUAL)

Steph Sosinski   In person on Saturday

"Jumping Worms"

Steph Sosinski is a Home Horticulture Program Manager at the UNH Extension Education Center. Bringing a diverse background in small farm agricultural production, research, and education, Steph has also carried their love of all things related to garden soil, flora and fauna (including the "good" earthworms!) with them wherever they have traveled.
Steph holds a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Maine, Orono, and a M.S. in Crop Science from North Carolina State University. When not playing with worms, Steph is responsible for providing education and outreach to backyard gardeners and Master Gardeners on a wide range of topics including plant selection, care, weed management, soil health, and more.

 

 

Susie Spikol : In person on Saturday

"Mammals in the Garden, Oh My!" 

Community Programs Director & Teacher-Naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation in Hancock, NH

Author of 

The Animal Adventurer's Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime, and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed--50 Activities to Get Wild with Animals 

Calling all animal lovers! 50 hands-on activities and adventures that bring you closer to wild animals than you’ve ever been.

Have you ever followed animal tracks in the mud or chased after the glowing trail of a firefly in the night sky? Want to know how to hold a snake, feed a bird from your hat, and help salamanders cross the road? If so, you’re not just an animal lover—you’re an animal adventurer, and this is the book for you. It’s packed full of hands-on activities and projects that bring you closer to wild animals than ever before—from feathery birds and furry mammals to slippery herps, crawly arthropods, and other intriguing invertebrates. You’ll get insider tips about tools and techniques of the trade, become a citizen scientist, and then record handy field notes about all your amazing animal discoveries.
 
Look inside to learn how to:

  • Track wild animals any time of year 
  • Use a flashlight for night vision to spy on nocturnal animals
  • Start your very own animal scat collection and impress your friends
  • Build a wildlife blind and become invisible to animals around you
  • Collect things like snakeskins, fossils, and feathers
  • Keep a wild guide to your own backyard
  • And so much more!

About the Author


SUSIE SPIKOL is a naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampshire. A lifelong animal lover, Susie now helps people of all ages connect with the natural world. To read more of her writings and find out what animal adventures she’s up to now, visit her website at www.susiespikol.com.

Register HERE for One Day or Both

 
Gardening in a Changing World: Plants, People and the Climate Crisis By Darryl Moore Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781910258286
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pimpernel Press - February 1st, 2023

The Animal Adventurer's Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime, and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed--50 Acti vities to Get Wild with Animals By Susie Spikol, Becca Hall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susie Spikol, Becca Hall (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781611809534
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Published: Roost Books - September 13th, 2022

NOFA-NH 2024 Winter Conference

Join Us for the NOFA-NH's 22nd Winter Conference

Saturday, February 10 at SNHU

CLICK HERE for the complete schedule of the many diverse workshops and to Register

We will again be the bookseller for the workshops and the Keynote

Welcome Philip Ackerman-Leist as the 2024 Keynote Speaker!

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) is excited to announce Philip Ackerman-Leist as the 2024 Keynote Speaker for our 22nd Annual Winter Conference!

Philip is a “free range educator” with a passion for exploring food systems innovation and conservation initiatives around the world. Philip is the author of A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement; Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems; and Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader.

Philip spent two decades as Professor of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Green Mountain College, where he built the nation’s first online graduate program in food systems, an undergraduate program in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and a 23-acre organic farm. He then served as Dean of Professional Studies and Director of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College. Philip currently works with The Lexicon as the Head of Editorial.

He has farmed in the Italian Alps, North Carolina, and Vermont. He now raises American Milking Devon cattle on his family’s off-grid homestead at UpTunket Farm in Pawlet, Vermont, the base for Foodshed Solutions LLC.

The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods By Brett McLeod, Philip Ackerman-Leist (Foreword by) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781612123493
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - June 30th, 2015

A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement By Philip Ackerman-Leist, Vandana Shiva (Foreword by) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603587051
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 9th, 2017

Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems (Community Resilience Guides) By Philip Ackerman-Leist, Deborah Madison (Foreword by) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781603584234
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - January 31st, 2013

Warner Home Holiday Celebration

Warner HomeTown Holiday Celebration 

Sat., December 2 

Join Warner in our 

annual celebration of 

Traditional Caroling, 

Artists and Artisans, Local Authors,

Food, Farmers' Market, Crafts & More 

Inside Warner Town Hall

Visit the Festival of Trees

9 am - 2 pm ~ Holiday Farmers' Market  ~ Lower Level

11 am ~ Gingerbread Man Play performed by KCPA

2 pm ~ Photos with Santa

At MainStreet BookEnds & Gallery

Local Authors in the Gallery All Day!

David Elliott ~ 10 am to noon

Jack Noon ~ noon to 2 pm

Matt Forrest Esenwine ~ 2 pm to 4 pm

Downtown Warner

9:30 to 1 pm ~ Make & Take a Craft at Pillsbury Library

10 am to 4 pm ~ Warner Historical Society ~ Artists & Artisans at Upton-Chandler House

Midday ~ Gear-Up Homeschoolers Caroling downtown

10 am to 4 pm ~ Open Studio at BeeZink ~ 57 Kearsarge Mt. Road

2 pm to 4 pm ~ Mt.Kearsarge Indian Museum will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

4:30 pm ~ Holiday a capella carols with "Nice & Naughty" Peg Chaffee & Cheryl Sager at MainStreet Warner Lodge (former Masonic Lodge behind statue)

7:30 pm - Advent Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols ~ Magdalen College 

Be sure to visit our three Main Street restaurants and cafe for holiday specials,

and our Main Street shops such as the Warner Public Market and the new Buttonwood Shop!

 

Celebrate with Us during WFFF - 25 Years!

MainStreet BookEnds & Gallery

Celebrates 25th Anniversary

During this year's 76th Warner Fall Foliage Festival!

October 7 and 8

Check out the YCN interview about the Weekend!

Join us to celebrate on

Saturday, October 7 from 3 pm to 5 pm

MATT FORREST ESENWINE

launches his latest children's book

The Thing to Remember about Stargazing

Check out the Pillsbury Free Library StoryWalk, to feature this book in October!

And on Sunday, October 8 from 10 am to 1 pm we will have

DAVID ELLIOTT

out front with all his children's books

and BOTH Saturday and Sunday

we will have

JACK NOON

out front with his wonderful books on NH History, featuring his latest

and

TOM EID

naturalist, biodiversity educator, and author of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us during Warner's Fall Foliage Festival to celebrate!

Check out the full schedule for the WFFF

Music, crafts, food, Amusements!

 

In The Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds October 7 and 8 visit with beekeepers Eric DeKing & Randy (Bam) Fleury and crafters Lesvia DeKing & Pebbles Sillars. 

They will be offering locally produced items including raw honey, hot honey, granola, beeswax tapers/candles, plain beeswax and felted ornaments.

And we just brought back the MSBE long sleeve shirts to celebrate 25 years!

 

The Thing to Remember about Stargazing By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Sonia Maria Luce Possentini (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884489405
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 3rd, 2023

On the Farm By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536218152
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Published: Candlewick - April 20th, 2021

New Hampshire Fish & Game, A History By Jack Noon Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781732518049
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moose Country Press - June 20th, 2023

A Beginner's Guide to Being Human By Matt Forrest Esenwine, André Ceolin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506481739
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Published: Beaming Books - October 18th, 2022

In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years By David Elliott, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763660734
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Published: Candlewick - March 20th, 2018

The Tornado of 1821 By Jack Noon Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781732518001
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moose Country Press - October 1st, 2018

Flashlight Night By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Fred Koehler (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781629794938
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Published: Astra Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

At the Pond By David Elliott, Amy Schimler-Safford (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536205985
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Published: Candlewick - May 24th, 2022

I Am Today By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Patricia Pessoa (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781576879948
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Published: POW! Kids Books - March 1st, 2022

Bull By David Elliott Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328596338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 26th, 2019

Once Upon Another Time By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Charles Ghigna, Andrés F. Landazábal (Illustrator) Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781506460543
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Beaming Books - March 2nd, 2021

In the Wild By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763663377
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2013

Don't Ask a Dinosaur By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Louie Chin (Illustrator), Deborah Bruss Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781576878415
Availability: Special Order
Published: POW! Kids Books - April 17th, 2018

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc By David Elliott Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328987594
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Published: Clarion Books - March 26th, 2019

And Here's to You! By David Elliott, Randy Cecil (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763641269
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2009

In the Sea By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763670504
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Published: Candlewick - March 25th, 2014

The Seventh Raven By David Elliott, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252115
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Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2021

Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763699376
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Adi Rule Book Launch ~ Nell and the Netherbeast

We are so excited to celebrate the latest book launch for 

ADI RULE

Nell and the Netherbeast

Saturday, August 12 at 2 pm in The Gallery

Sure to be a fun event!

The Netherbeast, a slinking creature with an overwhelming stench, impossibly charms young Nell. Befriending this shapeshifter propels Nell into an unforgettable summer. A beast, a haunting, a fire, and a basement that should be avoided at all costs are just part of the adventures Nell didn’t ask for. This story is equal parts heart-pounding and heartwarming.

Twelve-year-old Nell Stoker loves animals. She’s been working toward becoming a junior volunteer at her local animal shelter for what feels like forever. But now it’s summertime, and her parents are making her go to her Aunt Jerry’s old bed and breakfast in Deer Valley with her older sister Lulu. When Nell crosses paths with the Netherbeast (a creature that is decidedly not a cat), his hijinks leave her wondering if she’s made a new best friend or if Netherbeast will destroy the whole B&B (not even by accident). It's up to Nell to help save her aunt's B&B and solve the mystery of what might be in the basement. Between the mysteries of Rose Cottage and the creepy Netherbeast—Nell is in for an unforgettable summer adventure. 

About the Author


Adi Rule is an award-winning author of young adult and middle grade novels. She lives in a swamp with two cats who tolerate one another.

Ash Szymanik is a cartoonist and illustrator. Born in 1994, they live in NYC with their wife and love green tea, scary movies, and cats. 

Nell & the Netherbeast By Adi Rule Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781524884727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 15th, 2023

Nell & the Netherbeast By Adi Rule Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524882440
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 15th, 2023

Why Would I Lie? By Adi Rule Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338736717
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 5th, 2022

Hearts of Ice By Adi Rule Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338332742
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

Strange Sweet Song: A Novel By Adi Rule Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250036339
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 3rd, 2015

Pam Petro Book Launch ~ The Long Field

Please join us to celebrate the US book launch of

The Long Field

Wales and the Presence of Absence – A Memoir

with author Pamela Petro


Saturday, August 26 at 2 pm in The Gallery

Pam will be joined in conversation with Warner's own David Elliott, NY Times best selling author of Bull, and many others

For readers of H Is for Hawk, an intimate memoir of belonging and loss and a mesmerizing travelogue through the landscapes and language of Wales.

Finalist for the Wales Book of the Year Award and a Financial Times and Telegraph Top Ten Travel Book of the Year

"An exquisite unfolding of the truths of language and the human heart.” Jay Griffiths

 

Hiraeth is a Welsh word that's famously hard to translate. Literally, it can mean "long field" but generally translates into English, inadequately, as "homesickness." At heart, hiraeth suggests something like a bone-deep longing for an irretrievable place, person, or time—an acute awareness of the presence of absence.

In The Long Field, Pamela Petro braids essential hiraeth stories of Wales with tales from her own life—as an American who found an ancient home in Wales, as a gay woman, as the survivor of a terrible AMTRAK train crash, and as the daughter of a parent with dementia. Through the pull and tangle of these stories and her travels throughout Wales, hiraeth takes on radical new meanings. There is traditional hiraeth of place and home, but also queer hiraeth; and hiraeth triggered by technology, immigration, ecological crises, and our new divisive politics. On this journey, the notion begins to morph from a uniquely Welsh experience to a universal human condition, from deep longing to the creative responses to loss that Petro sees as the genius of Welsh culture. It becomes a tool to understand ourselves in our time.

Pamela Petro is a writer, artist, and educator and the author of four books, including Sitting Up with the Dead: A Storied Journey through the American South (published by Arcade) and Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Granta, Guernica, Paris Review, and others. Pamela teaches creative writing at Smith College and on Lesley University’s MFA Program, and is co-director of the Dylan Thomas Summer School at the University of Wales, where she is also a Fellow. Pamela is also a visual artist who lives in in Northampton, MA, with her partner, Marguerite, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Topaz.

 

Praise for The Long Field:


“Not since Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek have I felt so involved, as a reader, in ‘finding out what it all means.’ This is a beautifully written, un-put-downable book about language, love, and being alive, here, now.”—Gillian Clarke, former National Poet of Wales
 
The Long Field urges each of us to bravely follow unfamiliar maps and to travel through our history and longing into our newly discovered present. This beautifully written and elegant exploration of landscape and culture is full of intimate truth and insight about what it means to search for and find home and belonging.”—Hester Kaplan, Flannery O’Connor Award–winning author of The Edge of Marriage

"An absorbing meditation on the meaning of home."Sunday Telegraph, "Best Travel Books of the Year"

“In her powerful memoir of Wales and poetic meditation on the Welsh language, Petro has given Americans the essential vocabulary to describe what's in our deepest heart.”—Ruth Ozeki, award-winning author of The Book of Form and Emptiness

“In soulful, richly nuanced language, Pam Petro takes us on an unforgettable journey through the rugged, unsubdued topography of one of the Celtic world’s most evocative landscapes, Wales. That, in itself, is a deep pleasure. But it is the parallel journey through the hidden contours of the human heart that makes this book a triumph. Read The Long Field. You’ll be so happy that you did.”—David Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of Bull

“Pamela Petro's extraordinary sensitivity for atmosphere catches the feel, smell, and sensation of being in Wales brilliantly. She honours hiraeth as a lens through which to consider the nature of home, travel, and invention. Both playful and serious, this memoir looks deep into the long field that separates and unites us, placing it squarely in a geography of love.”—Gwyneth Lewis, former National Poet of Wales 
 
The Long Field is a literary Celtic knot of quite exquisite power. . .  Hiraeth is Petro’s topic and her muse, and here she draws out its many strands and plaits them into one iridescently lovely book. In its grace and elegance, its interlaced leitmotifs and shapely tendrils.”—Mike Parker, author of the 
On the Red Hill, Finalist for the Wainwright and Wales Book of the Year
 
“An exquisite unfolding of the truths of language and the human heart.”—Jay Griffiths, author of A Sideways Look at Time

“Beautifully, exquisitely written, and so moving and honest. I loved everything about it. This is a spectacular book, and one I’ll be thinking about and talking about for a long time to come.”—Talking About Books
 
"Petro writes with passion and precision in a style that is both intimate and profound. She digs into the landscape of Wales and that of her own life in America to unearth not stones, but deep truths with which she surprises and delights the reader."—Menna Elfyn, poet and author Bondo and other collections

“For Pamela Petro, home is ‘a condition of the soul,’ and The Long Field is her beautiful rumination on the complexities of that condition gleaned from her own unforeseen affinity for Wales—its history, its landscape, its communities. Petro is a fearless writer who asks the difficult questions of place as she examines what our longings mean for ourselves and our world. And she is an assured writer, seamlessly braiding diverse narratives together with precise and evocative prose, all of which makes The Long Field an essential inquiry into our understanding of culture, place, and love."—Jane Brox, author of Brilliant
 
“How could a book about loss leave its reader feeling so fortunate? Because Pamela Petro writes with incomparable insight about absence as inspiration, and about longing as the necessary precondition for art and creativity, even love. At once erudite and utterly approachable, The Long Field is a brilliant blend of travelogue, memoir, and cultural meditation. It offers a path from longing to belonging.”—Michael Lowenthal, author of Charity Girl
 

The Long Field is more than a beautiful memoir of the author's longtime fascination with Wales. It is a profound and sparkling exploration of ideas of home, loss, love, family, and sexuality. You come away from it not just in awe of her ability to seamlessly weave all of these themes into a rich and moving narrative, but with something much deeper: a new view of the world and your place in it.”—Thomas Swick, author of The Joys of Travel

The Long Field: Wales and the Presence of Absence, a Memoir By Pamela Petro Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781956763676
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Published: Arcade - August 15th, 2023

Sitting Up with the Dead: A Storied Journey through the American South By Pamela Petro, Jimmy Neil Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Pamela Petro, Jimmy Neil Smith (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628727036
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arcade - February 14th, 2017

Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh By Pamela Petro Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780006550105
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Published: Flamingo - June 1st, 1998

Bull By David Elliott Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328596338
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Published: Clarion Books - March 26th, 2019

On the Farm By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536218152
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 20th, 2021

THAS ~ Ann Braden

TORY HILL AUTHORS SERIES

The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.

We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store.  Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.

August 19

Opinions and Opossums 

with Ann Braden

 

Ann Braden writes books about kids learning to stand up for themselves even when it’s hard. Having earned widespread recognition, her debut middle grade novel, THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS, was called one of “the essential middle school reads from the last decade” by Edutopia, and her next book, FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN, sparked a coast-to-coast read aloud with tens of thousands of students taking part.  Her newest book, OPINIONS AND OPOSSUMS was a Kids’ Indie Next List pick and was called “mind-expanding” by Kirkus. Ann founded the Local Love Brigade, which sends love postcards to those who are facing hate. She also founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group which helped pass landmark common ground gun violence prevention legislation. Previously a middle school teacher, Ann lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two kids, and two insatiable cats. 

Opinions and Opossums By Ann Braden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816092
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 2nd, 2023

Flight of the Puffin By Ann Braden Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984816085
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 30th, 2022

The Benefits of Being an Octopus: A Novel By Ann Braden Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781510757677
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Published: Sky Pony - May 4th, 2021

THAS ~ Ted Levin

TORY HILL AUTHORS SERIES

The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.

We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store.  Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 8 - The Solace of Sunrise 

              with Ted Levin
Finding solace during the Pandemic by writing about the natural world right outside the front door for 500 days

 

 

A former Bronx Zoo zoologist, Ted Levin is the author of Blood Brook: A Naturalist’s Home GroundBacktracking: The Way of the Naturalist, and Liquid Land: A Journey through the Everglades, which won the Burroughs Medal in 2004. He has written for Sports IllustratedAudubonNational WildlifeNational Geographic Traveler, and other publications.

Ted Levin “has trained himself over the course of a lifetime to read animal signs the way a forensic scientist might interpret the physical evidence at a crime scene. Levin is a naturalist, somebody, as he puts it, who interprets the environment and aspects of the environment to the public. He also defines himself by what he isn’t: he doesn’t conduct original research, and therefore doesn’t consider himself a scientist. Levin leads the life of what most would consider to be a modern-day adventurer. He’s trailed Kodiak bears, Florida alligators, eagles, puffins, coyotes, salamanders and even mosquitoes (when they weren’t swarming behind him). His primary pursuit is tromping through swamps, sloughs, forests, mountains, prairies, deserts, and tundra in search of flora and fauna. He makes his home in Thetford, and he earns a living as a writer and photographer. He’s written three natural history books: Backtracking, Blood Brook and his latest tour de force, Liquid Land: a Journey Through the Florida Everglades, which was published in September. Levin is a Vermont Public Radio commentator, a syndicated newspaper columnist, the coauthor and photographer of a series of books for children and a contributor to The Curious Naturalist, a book published by National Geographic. He’s also written articles for Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Wild Earth, Sierra Club Magazine, National Wildlife and National Geographic Traveler. Levin’s photographs have been published in the Sierra Club calendar, Audubon Magazine, Vermont Life, and The New York Times. Liquid Land, which has received glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, Washington Times and Audubon, is part thorough going natural history of the Everglades, complete with details about the climate, geology, human history and individual species unique to the great swamp, and part muckraking expose. “

Anne Galloway  ~   October, 2018  ~  Rutland Herald

America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake By Ted Levin Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780226040646
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Chicago Press - May 12th, 2016

Liquid Land: A Journey through the Florida Everglades By Ted Levin Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780820326726
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 20th, 2004

Everglades National Park: A Tiny Folio (Tiny Folios) By Ted Levin, National Parks & Conservation Associatio, Patricia Caulfield (Photographer) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781558598270
Availability: Special Order
Published: Abbeville Press - August 1st, 1995

THAS ~ Jack Noon

TORY HILL AUTHORS SERIES

The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.

We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store.  Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.

July 22

New Hampshire Fish and Game: A History 

by Jack Noon

Jack has been our resident historian, author, and front-line supporter for 25 years, and we are thrilled to have him present at this year's Tory Hill Authors Series.

After 19 books to his name, with historical fiction and non-fiction, he has just now published the definitive history of fishing in New Hampshire

Jack Noon writes books about regional history, both fiction and non-fiction. 

New Hampshire Fish & Game, A History

his most recent book, covers the four centuries of change in fish, wildlife, and forests that began with the arrival of European settlers.

Clearing land and farming along with fur trading, cutting trees for masts and lumber, and commercial fishing during spawning runs gradually impacted the interconnected natural environments that had evolved since the last glacier left.  Wolverines and woodland caribou persisted in New Hampshire until the nineteenth century.  Dams on tributaries for the sake of powering sawmills and gristmills blocked access to increasing numbers of traditional fish spawning areas.  Later, the huge dams on mainstem rivers for the sake of water-powered industrialism completely ended the spawning runs of salmon and other fish.

Right after the Civil War the legislature authorized the appointment of two Fisheries Commissioners to restore spawning runs and introduce non-native fish.  For decades thereafter legislative ineptitude and unintended consequences prevailed.  Slowly the legislature relinquished control over fish and wildlife policies, allowing the development of the modern NH Fish and Game Department.

New Hampshire Fish & Game, A History By Jack Noon Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781732518049
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moose Country Press - June 20th, 2023

The Tornado of 1821 By Jack Noon Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781732518001
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moose Country Press - October 1st, 2018

2023 Tory Hill Author Series

We are over-the-top-excited to be presenting the 2023 Tory Hill Authors Series back in-person in the Warner Town Hall.

Here is this summer's line-up!

Check out each author's individual page on our website.

The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.

We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store.  Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.


2023 Tory Hill Authors Series Schedule:

July 8 - The Solace of Sunrise by Ted Levin.
Finding solace during the Pandemic by writing about the natural world right outside the front door for 500 days. 

July 22 - New Hampshire Fish and Game: A History by Jack Noon
Though he lives just yards outside of Warner, Sutton resident Jack Noon tells our local history like no other.

 

August 5 - Covered Bridges of New Hampshire by Kim Varney Chandler
Integral to the fabric of New Hampshire, each covered bridge has its own story to tell.

August 19 - Opinions and Opossums by Ann Braden
Ann Braden is a novelist who encourages young readers to have and voice their own opinions.

America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake By Ted Levin Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780226040646
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Chicago Press - May 12th, 2016

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire By Kim Varney Chandler Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781942155522
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kim Varney Chandler - November 15th, 2022

Opinions and Opossums By Ann Braden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816092
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 2nd, 2023

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