Author Signings

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 Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781736847732
Availability: Backordered
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 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 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414471
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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".

Mary Lyn Ray with 2 New Books!

We are thrilled beyond words to return to having author appearances at MainStreet Bookends.

OUR PREMIERE EVENT

will be the incomparable  

Mary Lyn Ray

Saturday, August 7 at 1 pm

The beloved New Hampshire children's author of so many classics,

including Go to Sleep, Little Farm,  Stars, and  Mud has two new books!

With gorgeous illustrations from E. B. Goodale, Mary Lyn tells the story of an old farmhouse, that has always had a family - until it doesn't.  Now it waits to be home for a new one who will make new, magical memories joined to the ones it holds.

 

Who hasn't sat for hours playing "Vrooom, Vrooom" with a toddler on the floor?

Green means go as readers set off on an exuberant celebration of automobiles. Colorful, graphic illustrations explore the winding roads, tollbooth, fix-it garage, and bridges with vehicles zipping across. It’s the perfect read-aloud for little ones who love all things that go.

This, too, is destined to become a classic, and a go-to favorite for the young.

Visit with us on this special afternoon

as Mary Lyn Ray captivates us 

with her readings, conversations, and signing of all her books.

 

The House of Grass and Sky Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536200973
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

Vrooom, Vrooom! Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Julien Chung (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481449335
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - June 22nd, 2021

Go to Sleep, Little Farm (lap board book) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328770042
Availability: Special Order
Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018

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

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

The Thank You Book (padded board book) Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358362685
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2020

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

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: Clarion Books - May 29th, 2018

Red Rubber Boot Day Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152053987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - August 1st, 2005

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

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: Clarion Books - January 27th, 2015

A Lucky Author Has a Dog Cover Image
By Steve Henry (Illustrator), Mary Lyn Ray, Steven Henry (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545518765
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 29th, 2015

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

Sy Montgomery/ 5 Rivers Event

You can support the efforts of Five Rivers Conservation Trust

AND your local bookstore

REGISTER HERE to order your book and get the ZOOM link

February 7th – A Talk by Sy Montgomery

How To Be A Good Creature

A talk by Sy Montgomery

Couldn’t we all use a little dose of how to be a good creature in the world? Join us on February 7th at 1pm for a fun and restorative event for the whole family – virtually!

Naturalist, author, and New Hampshire resident Sy Montgomery has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.

As in her book by the same name, Sy reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals — Sy’s friends — and the truths revealed by their grace. Sy’s talk will be illustrated with photos from the field and tender and sensitive artwork by Rebecca Green.

Click the Play button below to watch the book trailer for Sy Montgomery’s children’s book Becoming a Good Creature. You will have the opportunity to order her book How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals, written for more advanced readers, when you register below.

Thanks to two of our favorite local bookstores – Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord and MainStreet BookEnds of Warner – you can also purchase a copy of Sy’s hardcover book How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals. Your book purchase will be held for pickup at the location you specify. The book purchase includes a Five Rivers bookplate personally autographed by Sy which will be mailed separately to you.

Please register by February 4th by selecting one of the following three options, and then complete the registration process on the following page. Payments are made with a credit card that is processed through PayPal. We will provide more details and a Zoom link to registrants a day or two before the event. If you have any questions about the event or registration, please email Andrea Galliher at andrea@5rct.org.

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - September 25th, 2018

Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 29th, 2020

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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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: Special Order
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: Backordered
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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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


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