Author Signings

Matt Forrest Esenwine Virtual Book Launch

 

Join Matt via Zoom for a fun evening of stories!

 

Night Wishes Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802854964
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

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

NOFA-NH Winter Conference

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire

A Voice for Organic Agriculture in NH

Mark Your Calendar and Sign-Up

The 18th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

at Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton, NH.

The day will be packed with over 40 workshops and a captivating keynote address by

Steve Gabriel, author of Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem and co-author of Farming The Woods.

Gabriel’s Keynote address will discuss the vital role silvopasture can play in reversing climate change, and he will offer a series of technical, intensive workshops throughout the day as well. This vibrant gathering will also feature the NOFA-NH Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, ample opportunities for networking with local farmers, gardeners and presenters, and a robust Green Market Fair, where attendees can buy and have books signed and taste, smell, see, and buy local wares.

The day’s lineup also includes a midday panel discussion on herbicide and pesticide use. Join nearly 500 supporters of the local, organic movement as we learn from the experts and we all look towards celebrating the arrival of spring and our next growing season.

Check out all the Workshops (being added daily) and SIGN-UP NOW! 

MainStreet BookEnds is proud to be the bookseller for this wonderful annual event.

Join us at the Authors' Tables with Workshop presenters

Key Note ~ Steve Gabriel

Bryan O'Hara

No-Till Intensive Vegetable Gardening

Lee Reich

Pruning Book

Grow Fruit Naturally

Weedless Gardening

Landscaping with Fruit

Nancy & John Hayden

Farming on the Wild Side

Maria Noel Groves

Body Into Balance

Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

Will Bonsall

Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

Peter Burke

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening

 

Conference registration includes organic and locally-sourced meals and snacks catered by The Crust and Crumb Baking Company.

For details & registration click here.

Walk-in registrations welcome.

 

Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem Cover Image
By Steve Gabriel, Eric Toensmeier (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781603587310
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - June 14th, 2018

Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests Cover Image
By Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel, John Munsell (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781603585071
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2014

No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture: Pesticide-Free Methods for Restoring Soil and Growing Nutrient-Rich, High-Yielding Crops Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603588539
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - February 21st, 2020

The Pruning Book: Completely Revised and Updated Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781600850950
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Taunton Press - January 12th, 2010

Grow Fruit Naturally: A Hands-On Guide to Luscious, Home-Grown Fruit Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781600853562
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Taunton Press - March 13th, 2012

Weedless Gardening Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780761116967
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 8th, 2000

Landscaping with Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise. Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603420914
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - February 4th, 2009

Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603588287
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 19th, 2019

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781612125350
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 22nd, 2016

Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies: How to Create a Customized Herb Garden to Support Your Health & Well-Being Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781635860139
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 2nd, 2019

Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening: Innovative Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Grains, and Perennial Food Crops with Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781603584425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - June 10th, 2015

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 Days Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603586153
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 18th, 2015

Adi Rule & Erin Moulton at HTL

Please join us in the newly restored (!) Hopkinton Town Library

January 12 at 4 pm

for two NH Middle Grade author sensations

Adi Rule and Erin Moulton

 

It's a MAGICAL WINTER PARTY!!

 

Hearts of Ice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338332742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

A dazzling adventure full of magic, snow . . . and sisters!
"Rule has created a rich, entertaining world full of whimsical characters and places that will thrill young readers. Evangeline is a brave, inspiring heroine whose dawning grasp of her own magical abilities proves just as invigorating for readers as for her . . . A mix of classic fantasy tropes and just enough danger make this a perfect adventure for the elementary set." - School Library Journal


Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142421338
Availability: Special Order
Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2012


A beautiful debut novel for fans of The Penderwicks
“Moulton is an author to watch, and her debut novel will appeal to girls Maple's age who prefer action to character realism.” --Booklist
 
“Moulton's charming debut explores the challenges and rewards of sisterhood….[in] a heartfelt tale of familial love, with just a touch of magic.”--Publishers Weekly


Elizabeth Marshall Thomas New Book Release via ZOOM 5/3/20

On Sunday, May 3 at 2 pm via ZOOM

BookEnds BookGroup will welcome

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas via ZOOM!

To celebrate the book's release!

Order your books now!

You will receive the BookEnds BookGroup discount of 20%!

Join in on what is sure to be a truly amazing conversation.

Liz is an all-time favorite (her books were required reading when I was in college) and it will be such an honor to have her "back in the house", any way we can!

From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity.

A charmingly intimate account and a broad look at the social and historical traditions related to aging, Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with growing older, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbor who assumes you’re buying cat food to eat for dinner.

Written with the wit of Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and the lyrical beauty and serene wisdom of When Breath Becomes Air, Growing Old is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age.

 

One of the most widely read American anthropologists, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. In the 1980s Thomas studied elephants alongside Katy Payne—the scientist who discovered elephants' communication via infrasound. In 1993 Thomas wrote The Hidden Life of Dogs, a groundbreaking work of animal psychology that spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Her book on cats, Tribe of Tiger, was also an international bestseller. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on her family's former farm, where she observes deer, bobcats, bear, and many other species of wildlife.

Praise For…


"Growing Old is unlike anything you've read before about old age. It's not a chirpy guidebook to successful aging (often written by people in their forties and fifties—who haven't gotten there yet!) but something far deeper and revelatory. By turns hilarious, poignant, fascinating, and disturbing, every page is brutally honest. If you ever plan to grow old or know anyone else who's already there, you'll find insights here you'll see nowhere else."
Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus 

“Written by one of our most distinguished observers of human and animal behavior who has now decided to observe herself, this book is a witty, wise, frank, and ultimately comforting look--from the inside out--at the universal experience of growing old.”
Dale Peterson, author of Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man and The Ghosts of Gombe

“This is a true gift. Elizabeth has trekked the Arctic Circle and lived with the Bushmen—not your typical human. Yet, she shares how time catches up with us all. Her unexpectedly delightful book made me realize the good decisions my grandparents made, and think about how I should should approach my own future. A unique look at a universal process that we need not fear—and might come to relish.”
Dr. Mark W. Moffett, anthropologist-explorer and author of The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

"Octogenarian Thomas tackles old age in this clever and astute memoir…Thomas is an inspiring example of a life well lived, and her sense of humor, honesty, and curiosity will resonate.” 
Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED review

"With wit and humor, Thomas thoughtfully conveys the realities of aging. This fully absorbing memoir will especially resonate with readers over 65 and those who work with geriatric populations, yet all readers should find much wisdom to be gained from this warm offering."
Library Journal

"Thomas turns her curiosity about all things natural toward a subject that many choose to ignore, willfully or not....With each age-related topic, Thomas writes candidly and with occasional dark humor, sharing both the good and the bad...."
Kirkus Reviews

 

Katharine Nevins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas New Book Release
Time: May 3, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/861082879

Meeting ID: 861 082 879

 

~ BookGroup participants receive 20% off the book prior to the event ~

 

 ~ All Welcome ~

Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something like Grace Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062956439
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperOne - April 28th, 2020

BookEnds BookGroup ~ Meet Author of League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

On Sunday, March 1 at 4 pm

BookEnds BookGroup

will welcome Boston author

She Moeschen

League of Extraordinarily Funny Women;

50 Trailblazers of Comedy

 

 

 

A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From legends like Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, and Tina Fey to current comedy heroes like Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Abbi Jacobson, and Tig Notaro, this beautifully illustrated book charts a rich lineage of women using humor to speak truth to power, tangle with sensitive subjects, challenge the status quo, and do anything but sit still and stay quiet when laughs are on the line.

Some of these women broke boundaries as pioneers on stage as well as in front of and behind the camera. Others penned their way into the history of American humor, redrawing the boundaries of writers' rooms to include diverse voices and perspectives. Through their collective work as stand-ups, sketch and improv comics, humor writers, and slapstick film stars, these women formed a network forged by creativity, guts, and a deep love of what comedy can do and be. In the process, they continue to pass their knowledge and insights from woman to woman, from funny generation to funny generation, offering support, inspiration, and, above all, laughter.

 

About the Author


Sheila Moeschen, PhD, is a Boston-based gender and pop culture writer with a doctorate in gender and theater studies. She has played an active role behind the scenes at the Women in Comedy Festival since its launch in 2009. She is the author of Acts of Conspicuous Compassion: Performance Culture and American Charity Practices and her work has appeared on the Huffington Post, I AM THAT GIRL, RYOT, Red Line Roots, and Feminine Collective. Sheila has been a featured contributor on NPR and on Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson.
 

~ BookGroup participants receive 20% off the book prior to the event ~

~ Meeting the first Sunday of the month at 4 pm in The Gallery ~

 ~ All Welcome ~

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy Cover Image
By Sheila Moeschen, Anne Bentley (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780762466641
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Adult - April 16th, 2019

Mary Lyn Ray's Release Party for Friendship Book

Sunday, Dec. 8 at Noon

Please join us for the Release Party of

The Friendship Book

the companion to last year's

The Thank You Book

and a major book event!

We are so thrilled to have

Mary Lyn Ray

back to celebrate this newest book,

sure to become another children's classic.

She will be reading and meeting with all her devoted fans. 

Bring the kids,

as we might be able to convince her to also read

The Christmas Farm

The Friendship Book Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328488992
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 17th, 2019

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

Christmas Farm Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Barry Root (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544105096
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2013

Stars Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442422490
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 4th, 2011

Go to Sleep, Little Farm (lap board book) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328770042
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

A Violin for Elva Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780152254834
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2015

Deer Dancer Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442434219
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - May 6th, 2014

Red Rubber Boot Day Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152053987
Availability: Backordered
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2005

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

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

Warner Hometown Holiday Celebration w/ Rebecca Rule

Warner Hometown

Holiday Celebration

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

 

Join Warner in our

annual celebration of

Traditional Caroling,

Artists and Artisans, Food,

Farmers Market, Storytelling & More

Here at MainStreet BookEnds

we will have the Gallery

overflowing with activity.

 

The Gear-Up Homeschoolers

 

caroling at 11:30 am in The Gallery

 

 

Rebecca Rule at Noon!

Reading Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!

Bring the kids to hear our foremost NH storyteller reading her delightful children's book. 

Rebecca Rule is a full-time writer, humorist, and storyteller. In her just released new book, That Reminds Me of a Story, she tells some of the best (and funniest) stories she’s collected over the course of twenty-five years of spinning and gathering yarns at libraries, historical societies, rotaries, clubs, church groups, campgrounds, and charitable organizations.

 

 

1 pm ~ A special concert from

The Magdalen College Choir

singing carols on Main Street in front of the bookstore.

 

 

The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Cover Image
By Rebecca Rule, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781934031889
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Islandport Press - November 9th, 2012

That Reminds Me of a Funny Story;  A Memoir, How-To, and Compendium of Yankee Humor Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781939449214
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hobblebush Books - September 8th, 2019

Headin' for the Rhubarb!: A New Hampshire Dictionary (Well, Kinda) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781934031445
Availability: Special Order
Published: Islandport Press - September 1st, 2010

N Is for New Hampshire Cover Image
By Rebecca Rule, Scott Snyder (Photographer)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781934031681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Islandport Press, Inc. - November 3rd, 2016

Susan Ware ~ Why They Marched

Join us at Hopkinton Town Library

We will be there as the bookseller!

Sun., Sept 8 at 4 pm

Historian Susan Ware

WHY THEY MARCHED; 

Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

 

 

Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.

For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. But Susan Ware uncovered a much broader and more diverse story waiting to be told. Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.

A pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, Susan Ware is the author and editor of numerous books on twentieth-century U.S. history. Educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University, she has taught at New York University and Harvard, where she served as editor of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century (2004). Since 2012, she has served as the general editor of the American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies

Ware has long been associated with the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study where she serves as the Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian. The Library of America will publish a women’s suffrage anthology edited by Ware in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780674986688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Belknap Press - May 6th, 2019

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