Author Signings

Kathy Lowe Special Event

Join us for a special event with artist/musician & songwriter
On the terrace in the adjacent Jim Mitchell Community Park
Saturday, July 9 at 11:45 am
Kathy’s new book, Tommer’s Earthly Friends is here!!
Illustrated by Elaine Cox, the story takes Kathy's Petreflection Photography concept (reflections of earth in water)
and brings us through a journey of changing perspective and delighting in new discoveries
which nurture resilience and compassion for self, for others, and for Mother Nature.
 
Free & all ages welcome
Kathy will read her book, demonstrate the “Petreflection” concept, and share nature songs.
 
This event sponsored by Kearsarge Community Network 
Thank you for your good work!

Celebrate with Matt's Book Bundle

 

Celebrate with Matt's Book Bundle

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Join us as We Celebrate 10 Years of Wonderful Children's Books from

Matt Forrest Esenwine!

On July 5 ONLY you can purchase this signed, 5-Book Bundle of each of Matt's Books for a SPECIAL PRICE,      and shipping only $6.

Let us know if would like them personalized.

(PSST.....You can pre-order the bundle to be honored on July 5!)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

 

Spring Into Warner Returns!

After two long years, we are so happy that the Annual Spring Into Warner event returns!

Warner's downtown will be bursting with excitement and the arts!

Saturday, May 14 from 9am to 4pm

Here at MainStreet BookEnds our Gallery will be celebrating by presenting

NEW WORKS 2022 from over 30 of our local artists.

Come and browse the talents of our area.

And during Spring Into Warner we are thrilled to present two of NH's finest children's authors, both from Warner, as they present their newest books, and plenty of older ones, too.

  DAVID ELLIOTT at 11 am on The Terrace

With over 25 children's books to his name, ranging from board books to young adult, his wonderful books of poetry keep coming.

We will be celebrating the release of AT THE POND

and Color the Sky

Then, at 1 pm we welcome back

MATT FORREST ESENWINE   

presenting his latest releases on The Terrace

I AM TODAY

and Once Upon Another Time

At the Pond By David Elliott, Amy Schimler-Safford (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536205985
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 24th, 2022

Color the Sky By David Elliott, Evan Turk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316212076
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2022

On the Farm By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763655914
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2012

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc By David Elliott Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358452089
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 2nd, 2021

I Am Today By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Patricia Pessoa (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781576879948
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: POW! Kids Books - March 1st, 2022

Once Upon Another Time By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Charles Ghigna, Andrés F. Landazábal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781506460543
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beaming Books - March 2nd, 2021

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

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

Adi Rule ~ New Book Release!

Please join us

Tuesday, April 5 at 7 pm via Google Meet

https://meet.google.com/fzg-prbs-oyg

as we Celebrate with

Adi Rule

the Release of her latest YA

Why Would I Lie?

A ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about a charismatic, mysterious valedictorian . . . and the only girl brave enough to try to bring him down.

Sure to be a fun event with one of New Hampshire's top fiction authors for young adults!!

Why Would I Lie? By Adi Rule Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338736717
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

Warner's Ian M. Rogers presents MFA Thesis Novel

Please join us as we celebrate our first in-person author event of the year

With the return of Warner's own

Ian M. Rogers


Preorder Now!

Creative ne'er-do-well Flip Montcalm isn't cut out for office life, so he jumps at the chance to join an MFA program in the rural Midwest. Broke and infatuated with the 20th century literary canon, he alienates his writing workshop with five hundred pages of existential dread, can't name a single player on the university football team, and is actively trying to steal a rival writer's girlfriend.

Flip needs a new novel idea fast, so he turns to his cohorts for help: a career PhD student who hasn't written in a decade, a professor with no opinions, a narcissist whose novels read like action movies, and a frat boy underplaying his suburban privilege. As he fights off academic conformity and obsessive football fans, Flip faces the challenge of writing a novel that'll not only satisfy his artistic passions, but might even get him a better job.

A delicious romp through the smudged halls of academe, this book will make you laugh out loud, as pretenders, druggies, hapless romantics, and the slightly talented do battle in fiction, trying to invent a book that will save them from the fate of ordinary life.

MFA Thesis Novel By Ian M. Rogers Cover Image
$21.59
ISBN: 9781925965865
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vine Leaves Press - April 19th, 2022

A Deep Presence with Robert Goodby

November 18 at 7pm

A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History 

Please join us at Warner Town Hall

as author Robert Goodby presents this wonderful new book

on our local Indigenous History 

Dr. Goodby will speak to us about Native American history in the Monadnock region, from its oldest inhabitants 13,000 years ago, to their descendants, the Abenaki, who are still here today.  His talk will be followed by a book signing.  Books can be purchased now at MainStreet BookEnds of Warner.

 

A Humanities to Go Program & book signing with archaeologist Robert Goodby:  Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street. 

Bring your locally found artifacts for us to see either before or after the talk. 

Doors open at 6:30pm.   Free admission.  Sponsored by NH Humanities.

A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History By Robert G. Goodby Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781942155409
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Robert G. Goodby - October 11th, 2021

LR Berger New Book of Poetry!

   We are thrilled to announce the

Release Party

for the latest book of poetry from

L.R. Berger

Indebted to Wind

Saturday, August 28 at 4 pm

This will be outdoors, on the Terrace of the Jim Mitchell Community Park

(a rain date to be anounced if necessary)

Please Join Us!

 

The wind in these eloquent, elegant, tensile poems is present as spirit, of course; as spirit it can manifest as the longing or fate of the body (it expires), as intellectual momentum (it inspires), as power for social justice (it aspires). In all these modes, L.R. Berger both controls the energy as form, and honors the charge of the moment—perception by brilliant perception, breath by mortal breath.
—Stephen Tapscott

In this beautiful new book, words are unusually alive and active in the poet’s capable hands. A whispered finale meaning finally, a riff on up, an exploration of the letter P : these are among the linguistic players that address both personal loss and political realities, which L. R. Berger explores with searing honesty, emotional depth, and lyric grace. No precious word is wasted here; you will read carefully and gratefully, and want to read again.
—Martha Collins

L.R. Berger’s work has been supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, The PEN New England Discovery Award and The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  She was Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome, and has been granted residencies at The MacDowell Colony, The Blue Mountain Center, Hedgebrook, Wellspring House and The Hermitage.  Her collection of poems, The Unexpected Aviary, received the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry.

Praise for The Unexpected Aviary

The quality of persistent attention in Berger’s work constitutes, I think, the heart of the poetic act. It matters that her attention is paid to such endangered objects as human love and the extra-human natural world; to the intricate connection between our conduct of love and that imperiled world.
—Mary Baine Campbell

Indebted to Wind By L. R. Berger Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781736847732
Availability: Special Order
Published: Deerbrook Editions - August 14th, 2021

PFL & BookEnds Story Time on Monarchs

Pillsbury Free Library

&

MainStreet BookEnds

 

 

 

Present a special PFL Story Time

on Thursday, August 26 at 10:30 am

on the terrace of the Jim Mitchell Communtiy Park

(between the two buildings)

ALL ABOUT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

Please join us with Webster author and photographer

Sharon Rask-Huntington

as she presents her gorgeous book all about the life cycle of the Monarchs

Mirabelle's Metamorphosis

Books will be available for purchase & signing

Amy Makechnie presents Ten Thousand Tries

We are so happy to welcome to the bookstore NH author

AMY MAKECHNIE

Saturday, August 21 at 2 pm

to celebrate the release of her second middle-grade novel

Ten Thousand Tries

This will be outdoors, on the Terrace of the Jim Mitchell Community Park

(a rain date to be anounced if necessary)

A middle school soccer whiz’s determination to keep things from changing is tested when his father’s ALS symptoms worsen in this touching story about growing up and facing loss, perfect for fans of Shouting at the Rain.

* "A heart-tugging and uplifting story about never giving up—on the soccer field, on loved ones, and on life."

– Kirkus Reviews - starred review, June 2021

 

This is following her 2019 debut novel

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair

A ten-year-old girl is determined to find her missing neighbor, but the answers lead her to places and people she never expected—and maybe even one she’s been running away from—in this gorgeous debut novel that’s perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.

“100 percent unforgettable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Part mystery, part study of the human heart, and one pierced with rays of hope.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A big-hearted adventure about coming home.” —Publishers Weekly

 

Please join us to celebrate with Amy these wonderful books! 

Ten Thousand Tries By Amy Makechnie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534482296
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair By Amy Makechnie Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414471
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

Sy Sisemore presenting In Real Life I Hike

Insider's story of the Appalachian Trail "thru-hikers"

Join us Saturday, Aug. 14 at 2 pm 

Local author, teacher, and thru-hiker

Michael “SY” Sisemore

In the Real World I Hike:

Transformation of purpose and self in 5 million easy steps 

 

This will be outdoors, on the Terrace of the Jim Mitchell Community Park

(a rain date to be anounced if necessary)

 Sisemore’s book is not “just another hiking book…” This collection of narratives includes stories from a diverse lot of long-distance thru-hikers and how hiking helped to transform their lives over the course of hundreds and thousands of miles. The author examines the very necessary need for people to reconnect with nature and to disconnect from the socially demanding “real world” so that they may discover and embrace the true real world. In these stories you will encounter hikers who reinvented themselves, learned the true meaning of freedom, and gained an appreciation for just how much adversity they could overcome and what living is all about. Long-distance hiking is akin to the very ancient rites of passage, pilgrimage, and the rituals that mark the human milestones of accomplishment and self-awareness. You may also come to appreciate that it is never too late to run away from home. 

SY thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1999, then completed a solo ascent of Cerro Aconcagua (one of the 7 summits) in 2004, finished the 48 4,000’ peaks of NH with his daughter, completed a Doctorate of Education in 2020, and is a high school educator in the Upper Valley. He lives in Sunapee with his wife Amber and daughter Natalie.

 

Fun for all those who have attempted, or dreamed, or known someone to be a "Thru-Hiker".

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