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9 am - 6 pm 

16 E. Main Street, Warner NH  03278

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New Hampshire Magazine’s “Best Community Bookstore in New Hampshire”
 
"Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner"

Author Signings

Please Join Us in The Gallery for a very special afternoon

 

Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 pm

 

Two new authors whose books are making a big splash

 

Louise Miller

&

Ann Braden

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Louise Miller is a writer and pastry chef living in Boston, MA. Her debut novel, THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING, was selected as an Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association, a Library Reads pick by Librarians across the U.S., and was shortlisted by the America Library Association’s Reading List Council for best women’s fiction in 2017.  Her 2nd novel, THE LATE BLOOMERS' CLUB, just released in July 2018, is a delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small VT town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love. In addition to baking and writing, Louise is an art school dropout, an amateur flower gardener, an old-time banjo player, an obsessive moviegoer, and a champion of old dogs.  Visit her online at http://louisemillerauthor.tumblr.com.

“A downright delightful read. . . [with] everything you want from a small town summer read: sweetness, charm, and a side of romance.” –HelloGiggles

 

 

 

  Ann Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amidst the realities of life.  THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS is her first middle-grade novel, earning a starred review from School Library Journal;  "Heartbreaking, beautifully written...Braden's story raises many thought-provoking and timely questions about the difficulty of escaping poverty and the prevalence of gun violence.”  She founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont, which recently helped pass landmark gun violence prevention legislation. She also founded the Local Love Brigade, which now has chapters all over the country sending love postcards to those who are facing hate. Ann is the co-host of the children's book podcast, "Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide," along with Pakistani American author Saadia Faruqi, and is a former middle school teacher. She lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two children, and two insatiable cats named Boomer and Justice. Visit her online at www.annbradenbooks.com.

"This is a compassionate look at poverty, hard choices, and defending one's right to be treated humanely. A very fine first novel, written with a deft hand.” —Newbery Medal Winner Karen Hesse

 

 

The Benefits of Being an Octopus Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510737488
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sky Pony Press - September 4th, 2018

The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101981238
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 17th, 2018

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101981214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - November 7th, 2017

On Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm

 

 

 

Please join us for a very special afternoon celebrating our local poets and photographers

 

 

 

Visual Verse - Ripple Effects

 

 

Photography and Poetry

Insired by Lake Sunapee

 

 

 

A joint venture from the Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts

 

and the Lake Sunapee Protective Association

 

and The John Hay Poetry Society

 

Conceived and developed by Larry Chase, Joan T. Doran, June Fichter, Sandra Little, Nancy Marashio, Lea McBain, Catherine O'Brian, and Dianalee Velie

 

 

Please join us in this celebrarion of the arts and Lake Sunapee!!

 

Please join us at the Warner Town Hall

 

Wednesday, November 7 at 7 pm

 

for a Warner Historical Society Presentation

 

Jack Noon discusses his newly released book

 

The Tornado of 1821

 

"For sheer, concentrated violence the Sunapee-Kearsarge Tornado of September 9, 1821, was by far New Hampshire's worst weather event, ever."

 

Master local historian, Jack Noon is the author of 13 additional non-fiction and fiction books, including Fishing in New Hampshire, A History, multiple histories on Sutton, NH, and Up Moosilauke.

 

This will be extraordinary evening to celebrate Jack's newest book, and learn more of our local history.

 

MainStreet BookEnds will be there with his books for the book signing, and books available at the bookstore.

 

 

Lot Number 20; Eight Generations at the Muster Field Farm Museum Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780989670258
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moos Country Press - April 5th, 2016

Please Join us in The Gallery

 

for an afternoon with the

 

YOGURT POETS

 

Sunday, November 18 at 2 pm

 

The Yogurt Poets originated from a workshop with Wes McNair in 1993.  Wanting to continue working together, the original members began meeting at Concord’s Frozen Yogurt shop (thus the name) and have met monthly ever since. 

 

Current members of the Yogurt Poets include: Mary Jo Alibrio, David Coursin, Gail DiMaggio, Mary French, Rob Hirschfeld, Anny Jones, Hope Jordan, Grace Mattern, Kay Morgan, Laurie Morrissey, Catherine O’Brian, Nancy Stewart, Jody Wells and Sara Willingham.

 

Sure to be a fun and inspiring afternoon.  Please join us!

Celebrate NH Open Doors with us and our Local Artists

 

Friday Nov. 2, Saturday Nov. 3, and Sunday Nov. 4

 

Art Walk and Gallery Reception Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-8 pm

 

Enjoy the Gallery all weekend 9 am to 6 pm

 

 
 
Warner Public Market is offering
Willow Basket Weaving
Saturday, Nov 03 in The Gallery
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
A day of weaving with willow! Leave with your own traditional, European-style frame basket. Taught by professional basket weaver, Mary Lauren Fraser.
 
To register click HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday at 2 pm is the Party for
Good Morning, Snowplow! and Deborah Bruss
 
 
 
And Sunday at 4 pm the BookEnds BookGroup meets to discuss
Lincoln in the Bardo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We kick off this year's "StoryTime with Simonds" with

acclaimed NH children's author

 

Mary Lyn Ray!

 

Thursday, November 1 at 3:15 pm

 

We are having a party for her just released book

 

The Thank You Book

 

 

Perfect for fans of Margaret Wise Brown and Pat Zietlow Miller’s Be KindThe Thank You Book explores the many ways of being thankful that can fill a child's day. Timely, wise, and accessible, the poetic text and tender illustrations celebrate the powerful impact gratitude can have on our lives.

Thank you isn't just for learning manners.
It's also for when something wakes a 
little hum
a little happy huminside you
and you want to answer back.

The Thank You Book explores the many ways we can be thankful for the pleasures great and small that await us every day. Tender and poetic, it reflects on the role gratitude can play in our lives and celebrates the powerful impact it can have on us.

 

Mary Lyn will read this delightful book, and show us the mock-up for her upcoming companion book,

 

The Friendship Book.

 

Mary Lyn Ray has written many acclaimed books for children, including Go to Sleep, Little Farm, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal; New York Times best-seller Stars, illustrated by Marla Frazee and The Thank You Book, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.

 

Please join us for this special event, and join us throughout the year for

 

"StoryTime with Simonds"

 

the first Thursday of each month from 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm in The Gallery!

 

November 1

December 6

January 3

February 7

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 6

The Thank You Book Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780544791367
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

The Stars: The Complete Guide (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534406629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - December 26th, 2017

Go to Sleep, Little Farm padded board book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544579163
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2015

Christmas Farm Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Barry Root (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152162900
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2008

Goodnight, Good Dog (padded board book with flocked cover) Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Rebecca Malone (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328852427
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

Red Rubber Boot Day Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780152053987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2005

Mud Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152024611
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2001

We are having a PARTY to celebrate the release of

 

 

Deborah Bruss' latest children's book

 

 

Good Morning, Snowplow!

 

 

 

Sunday, November 4 at 2 pm

 

in The Gallery!

 

 

As the rest of the town settles in to bed, one man, his dog,

 

and a trusty snowplow get ready for a night's work.

 

Follow them through slick roads and swirling drifts in this sweet,

 

rhyming book by Deborah Bruss and New York Times

 

bestselling illustrators Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.

 

 

Deb is also the author of Big Box for Ben

 

 

 

and co-author of Don't Ask a Dinosaur,

 

with Matt Forrest Esenwine

 

 

 

We will be joined by Matt Forrest Esenwine, also the author of

 

 

Flashlight Night, just to add to the festivities!

 

 

 

 

AND, expect a special visit from Tim Allen,

 

Warner's own Town Agent

 

and authority on town snow plowing!

 

 

A party not to be missed!  Please join us in the fun!!

 

 

 

 

Good Morning, Snowplow! Cover Image
By Deborah Bruss, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher, Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338089493
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 30th, 2018

Big Box for Ben Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781595722652
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Star Bright Books - December 31st, 2011

Don't Ask a Dinosaur Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781576878415
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: POW! - April 17th, 2018

Flashlight Night Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781629794938
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 19th, 2017

Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm

Please Join Us in The Gallery

as author MARJORIE BURKE

Returns with her new book,

Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand

 

A follow-up to Marjorie's wonderful first book, 

 

Melting Ice ~ Shifting Sand

 

 

 

and in partnership with Concord Regional Visiting Nurses

 

 

 

Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand is the continuing story of Marjorie and Donald Burke’s journey with  Alzheimer’s.  Marjorie writes about the difficult decision to move Donald to a long term memory-care facility after caring for him at home for six years and about their changed life after his move.  The story of the years at home is told in both their voices in Melting Ice ~ Shifting Sand.

 

Marjorie writes with honesty about the guilt and grief of this move and how she was able to “ditch the guilt” and convert it into sadness as well as learn new ways to be a care-giver, develop new ways to communicate with her beloved Donald whose verbal skills decline.

 

She shares moments of joy, sorrow, faith, laughter, and tears, all showing the strong bond of love that unites them, still together though apart.

 

Marjorie Burke is currently a resident of Weare, NH, grew up in Watertown, MA, moved to Lexington, MA where she married her husband Donald, and raised their two sons.  She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and worked as a staff pharmacist at Children’s Hospital in Boston for a number of years, followed by substituting in many other Boston hospitals.   She has always been active in the  Episcopal Church, at all levels including a term as national president of the Episcopal Church Women.  She is co-editor of Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated.  Currently, she serves as Chair of the Weare District School Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Melting Ice ~ Shifting Sand, Marjorie writes the words for Don, as he describes his developing Alzheimer's Disease and the confusing mix of thoughts and emotions, something he could only describe as "melting ice, shifting sand".

Help us to welcome author

 

Michael A. Bruno

 

on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 pm

 

as he presents

 

Cruising New Hampshire History;

 

A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers

 

 

New Hampshire history is uniquely on display along the highways of the Granite State. The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. New Hampshire also played a major role in the birth of our nation. From Revolutionary battlefields to individuals of political influence, the Granite State has made an indelible mark on history. This book explores the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Each marker is described with its location (to include GPS coordinates), date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. Information may also be provided about other points of interest in the vicinity of the historical marker.

In 2017, Michael wrote and sponsored an historical marker commemorating Frances Glessner Lee, who made significant contributions to the study of forensics. Michael is also a certified New Hampshire Granite State Ambassador. In his spare time, Michael enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and riding his motorcycle with his wife Kristin along the country roads of New Hampshire.

Help us to welcome

 

Irene Applebaum Buchine

 

on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 pm

 

as she presents her ground breaking book about childhood depression

 

Celia and the Little Boy

 

 

A conversation, a shared experience that includes dialogue, questions and perhaps even some answers.  This interactive program will include a short reading of the book to serve as the starting point for this important conversation.

The book gives hope to children in depression and serves as a gateway to the critical conversation with parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and anyone who knows or loves a child suffering from depression, to connect with that child and to find hope.   

 

Irene holds a Masters of Education degree and has worked in family and early childhood settings for more than a decade.  Her interest in art and communication led her to start a successful design and marketing studio.  Irene began writing memoir in 2006 and soon after she returned to her love of illustration.  From her personal experience raising a child with depression and her challenges as someone who struggled with Dyslexia, she has known what it is like to be unseen, marginalized and helpless.   She hopes this book gives voice to the children in darkness of depression, and encouragement to those who love them.  Irene lives in NH with her husband Herb and their dog Woody.  She has one son, three step children and several feisty grandchildren. 


 

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