SINCE 1998


9 am - 6 pm 

16 E. Main Street, Warner NH  03278



YANKEE Magazine’s “Editors’ Pick-Must-See Bookstore in New England"
New Hampshire Magazine’s “Best Community Bookstore in New Hampshire”
"Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner"

Author Signings


Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3 pm


I Cannot Play With You



Please join us in The Gallery to celebrate



the release of this compelling mystery by



local author Dana Biscotti Myskowski,


screenwriter and Lyme survivor.





Sick with a disease that doesn’t officially exist, a state director for a U.S. Senator struggles to make sense of her boss’ suicide as she investigates the suspicious activities of the state’s other U.S. Senator and his sidekick, a nefarious rheumatologist—all while her best friend helps her manage her new and confusing symptoms of chronic Lyme. When she begins to suspect that her home, workplace, and car are littered with listening devices installed by some evildoer, she wonders if she’s crazy.  After all, her best friend seems to think she is.



Dana Biscotti Myskowski



After surviving several bouts of Lyme and related co-infections, award-winning screenwriter and Emmy-nominated producer Dana Biscotti Myskowski has found that her illness has introduced her to what's most important in life: family, friends, reading, writing, and meditation. A mom to two fabulous young adults, and married to her true love for 30-plus years, Dana finds herself caring for retired loved ones who now live with her and her husband, herding three dogs, writing, cooking, and designing a new home that will accommodate her newly extended family on land she and her husband purchased in Warner, NH.



Join us on Saturday, December 8


10 am to 1 pm


Holiday Author Book Signing!




Local authors Matt Forrest Esenwine


Deborah Bruss and Jack Noon


will be in The Gallery, reading and signing


copies of their newest books!



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

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

Good Morning, Snowplow! Cover Image
By Deborah Bruss, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher, Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338089493
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 30th, 2018

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

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

Inspired 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 celebration of the arts and Lake Sunapee!!


 The public is invited to attend a colorful and inspiring poetry reading with viewing of award winning photos from the recently published book, Visual Verse – The Ripple Effects. The poetry reading and projection of photos, will take place Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 pm at MainStreet BookEnds in Warner, NH (  Well known Newbury, NH Poet, Author and Educator, Dianalee Velie will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
    The book was recently published as a partnership effort with the Sunapee Lake Protective Association (SLPA), the John Hay Poetry Society and the Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts).  Poets from the wider Kearsarge and Lake Sunapee region were invited to write a poem in response to award-winning photographs of Lake Sunapee and its watershed.  Several photos were taken by students and youth.   
    The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.  The book and broader project highlight a unique interdisciplinary partnership between several non-profit organizations in the Sunapee region. The Visual Verse - Ripple Effects books will be available for signings by poets and purchase.  These one of a kind books created by local poets and artists; and inspired by Lake Sunapee, may make the perfect holiday gift for friends or family members. Books are also available at local shops and book stores.
             The Literary Arts Guild aims to support and promote the creative written arts in the small towns and rural communities of the Lake Sunapee region. Their projects build community through the arts, poetry and creative writing. This is their second Visual Verse publication.
    For more information or to contact the project partners and leaders, contact Catherine O’Brian, Literary Arts Guild,


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
ISBN: 9780989670258
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moos Country Press - April 5th, 2016

Please Join us in The Gallery


for an afternoon with the




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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
ISBN: 9781338089493
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 30th, 2018

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

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

Flashlight Night Cover Image
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


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".

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

“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

"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
ISBN: 9781510737488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sky Pony - September 4th, 2018

The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel Cover Image
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
ISBN: 9781101981214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - November 7th, 2017