Author Signings

Ian Rogers ~ Living and Working in Japan

Join us Sunday, August 18

@ 2 pm

 

 Warner-born and raised

Ian Rogers

 

 

 

 

returns to present a photo slide show about life for foreigners in Japan,

"What's it REALLY Like to Live and Work in Japan?",

a fragment that was captured in his Chapbook

Eikaiwa Bums

 

"A few months ago I achieved a longtime dream in getting my first solo print publication -- a chapbook short story issued by Blue Cubicle Press in Texas as part of their Overtime series about the working world.  It's called 'Eikaiwa Bums,' and it tackles the uncertainties of working at a for-profit English conversation school in Japan.

 

Join us for this fun afternoon discussing living and teaching in Japan.

THAS ~ Peter Miller

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society 
 

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

Peter Miller - Saturday, August 24 @ 7 pm

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Peter Miller is best known for his black and white photographs of rural Americans and rural scenes. He is more of a documentary photographer, but his black and white images decorated the walls of many homes. He has written and photographed and published 6 coffee table books. He grew up in Vermont and documented the state since 1951, when he graduated from high school.

He was an assistant for the Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh while he photographed art celebrities in Europe. He has been a Signal Corps photographer stationed in Paris, a reporter for Life Magazine, a ski editor and author of many magazine articles for national publications, a stock photographer but most of all he has documented the life in Vermont.

Peter lives next to Ben & Jerrys in Colbyville, Vermont, a small hamlet of Waterbury. He has won many awards for his books and his photographs have been solo exhibited in New York City, Oklahoma, Boston, Tokyo and Japan.

Excerpt from a speech by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor:

A Lifetime of Vermont People, is another testament to his tenacity and tact as a Vermonter. A product of over a year’s worth of photography, fundraising, and self-publishing, this book is truly a labor of love. His addition of background stories helps provide greater insight and meaning to the photographs included and through his photography and the recent addition of writing to his repertoire, he gives a face, and a voice, to Vermonters.
 
A Lifetime of Vermont People Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780974989075
Availability: Special Order
Published: Silver Print Press - July 2013

THAS ~ John Porter

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society 
 

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

John Porter - Saturday, August 10 @ 7 pm

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Porter was raised on a dairy farm in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science, and then went on to get a master’s degree from Cornell University in Animal Nutrition and Farm Management. In 2005, he earned a master’s degree in Education Administration from Bob Jones University.

He served as a Dairy Specialist for the UNH Cooperative Extension from 1974 until his retirement in 2006. He still works part-time for UNH, specializing in structures and farmstead planning.

​In 2001, he co-authored the book Preserving Old Barns; in December of 2007, was editor and contributing author of The History and Economics of the New Hampshire Dairy Industry; in 2011 was a contributing author of Crosscurrents of Change, an updated history of Concord, NH; and in 2019 published the new edition of Preserving Old Barns.

 

Preserving Old Barns: Preventing the Loss of a Valuable Resource

by John C. Porter
With photography by Lowell H. Fewster

 

Readers’ Comments

“Barns tell an important story about the history of agriculture in the Granite State. My heart is lifted each time I see one that is being renovated.”

—Shawn Jasper, Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, former owner of a poultry farm in Hudson, N.H.

“John Porter is surely the most recognized scholar of farm buildings in the Northeast and he shares his wealth of knowledge on the construction, usage, and now, the protection and re-purposing of these vital resources.”

—Steve Taylor, former N.H. Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food, agricultural historian, dairy farmer in Meriden, N.H.

“This updated and expanded new edition of Preserving Old Barns will inspire and inform old barn fans everywhere. The popular first edition spurred property owners and communities to rehabilitate and care for these architectural wonders —treasured icons of our heritage and working landscape.”

—Lorraine Merrill, former N.H. Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food, writer, and co-owner of a dairy farm in Stratham, N.H.

“A must-read reference book for barn owners and barn lovers.”

—Stephen Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration, LLC; Gilmanton, N.H.

 

Description

Preserving Old Barns is a wonderful resource for barn owners to assess, care for, and celebrate their special structures. This illustrated, full color second edition features over two hundred pictures, one hundred pages of new information from author John Porter, and barn preservation techniques from timber framer Arron Sturgis. It provides a practical understanding of the history, function, and preservation of old barns.

About the Author

Author John Porter writes from the vantage point of one who grew up on a dairy farm, working every day in 1850s barns. He spent his career working as a Cooperative Extension Educator, helping people retrofit old barns and build new ones to meet the changing demands of agriculture.

THAS ~ Andre Dubus III

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society 
 

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

Andre Dubus III - Saturday, July 27 @ 7 pm

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Andre Dubus III is the author of The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Editors Choice.

His work has been included in The Best American Essays and The Best Spiritual Writing anthologies, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.

His novella collection, Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013 and was listed as a “Notable Book” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice”, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013”.

​His new novel, Gone So Long, published in October 2018, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal and has been named on many “Best Books” lists, including selection for The Boston Globe’s “Twenty Best Books of 2018”.

​Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.
Gone So Long Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393244106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

House of Sand and Fog Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356342
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

The Garden of Last Days Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393335309
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2009

Townie: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393340679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2012

Dirty Love Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393348910
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 10th, 2014

THAS ~ Diane Les Becquets

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society 
 

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

Diane Les Becquets - Saturday, July 13 @ 7 pm

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Diane Les Becquets is the award winning author of four novels, including the national bestselling Breaking Wild (Penguin Random House, 2016) which was selected as one of the ten most addictive books of the year by Kirkus, was the recipient of the New Hampshire Outstanding Fiction Award, the Colorado Book Award in Fiction, and was a finalist for the Reading the West Literary Award in Fiction.

Publisher’s Weekly calls her newest novel, The Last Woman in the Forest, released in March, “an elegantly written thriller.” And Booklist calls it “…an intricately woven, atmospheric story that will keep readers wondering until the end.”

Les Becquets, a former professor of English and MFA director, has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition and is a frequent speaker and lecturer across the country.

She moved to New Hampshire from a small ranching town in northwestern, Colorado where she raised her three sons. She lives in Henniker with her husband and two dogs.
The Last Woman in the Forest Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399587047
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2019

Breaking Wild Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425283790
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - February 21st, 2017

BookEnds BookGroup ~ I Cannot Play With You

On Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm

 

BookEnds BookGroup

will discuss

 

I Cannot Play With You

 

 

 

by Dana Biscotti Myskowski

 

While Lyme disease won’t kill her, the man who infected her just may.

..."suspenseful, surprising, and a total page-turner."

-Hilary Weisman Graham, TV writer Orange is the New Black and Bones, and author Reunited (Simon & Schuster)

 

This group meeting will follow the Lyme Awareness discussion, starting at 2 pm, with the author and Dr. Lynn Durand in the Gallery.

Dana will remain to participate in the BookGroup discussion of her Lyme mystery.

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL BOOKGROUP WITH THE AUTHOR!

 

 ~ All Welcome ~

 

I Cannot Play with You Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781684331659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Black Rose Writing - December 13th, 2018

Elise Hooper ~ Learning to See

 

Join us at Hopkinton Library for this terrific presentation.

We will be the bookseller.

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062686534
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 22nd, 2019

The Other Alcott: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062645333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2017

Caldecott Winner Beth Krommes

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so pleased to present

  Caldecott Medal winning artist

  BETH KROMMES

  May 31 at 3 pm

 

  in The Gallery

 

Beth Krommes is an artist who works as a children's book illustrator, wood engraver, painter, and pattern designer. Her best-known book is The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, for which she received the Caldecott award in 2009.

 

"I have loved art since my early childhood in Emmaus, PA. My parents, four sisters, and many relatives encouraged me. I earned a BFA in painting from Syracuse University (which included a year abroad in London at St. Martin's School of Art), and an MAT in art education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Before turning to editorial illustration in 1989, I taught art in a public school, managed a fine handcraft shop, and art directed a computer magazine. I've been a children's book illustrator since my first book, Grandmother Winter, came out in 1999. I'm still amazed and humbled that in 2009 my sixth book, The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, won the Caldecott Medal.

I'm proud to have recently earned an AAS degree in Textile/Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. It is my hope to license designs for fabric, wallpaper, and more — as well as to continue illustrating for children.

My husband and I live in Peterborough, NH, where we raised our two daughters. My mission is to create art that is joyful in spirit, universal in nature, and that is accessible and affordable to others."

 
 

 

The House in the Night board book Cover Image
By Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547577692
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547315836
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

Before Morning Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547979175
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

The Barefoot Book of Earth Poems Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781782852780
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Barefoot Books - March 31st, 2016

Blue on Blue Cover Image
By Dianne White, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442412675
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - December 9th, 2014

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow Cover Image
By Beth Krommes (Illustrator), Joyce Sidman
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618563135
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2006

Lyme Awareness w/ Lynn Durand, MD & author Dana Biscotti Myskowski

Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm

in The Gallery

LYME AWARENESS MONTH

Lynn Durand, MD

joins author

Dana Biscotti Myskowski

for an informational discussion around Lyme Disease

Lyme disease. It’s prevalent, pervasive, and elusive. Inadequate testing protocols make diagnosing it difficult, meaning that many patients go without necessary treatments, needlessly resulting in a potpourri of longterm and sometimes devastating illnesses. Chronic Lyme disease is not even recognized by government agencies or many medical societies, which only prolongs suffering. But it doesn’t have to be this way, does it?

Dr. Lynn Durand, Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) of Family Tree Health Care in Concord

Dana Biscotti Myskowski, author of the Lyme disease murder mystery,

I Cannot Play With You ...

While Lyme disease won't kill her, the man who infected her just may.

Please join us for a discussion about this vexing disease and other tick-borne co-infections.

Stick around for a BookEnds BookGroup discussion with the author right after!

 

 
I Cannot Play with You Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781684331659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Black Rose Writing - December 13th, 2018

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250044563
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 25th, 2013

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610918442
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Island Press - April 17th, 2018

Rising Above Lyme Disease: A Revolutionary, Holistic Approach to Managing and Reversing the Symptoms of Lyme Disease And Reclaiming Your Life Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781592337774
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fair Winds Press - January 8th, 2019

Celebrate POETRY Month ~ Deborah Brown & Alice Fogel

Sunday, April 7 @ 1 pm

 

We are so pleased to be celebrating Poetry Month here at MainStreet BookEnds

 

with the release of a new book of poetry from Warner's own

 

Deborah Brown

 

The Human Half

 

Deborah will be reading from her latest collection.

 

Deborah will be joined by

NH State Poet Laureate Alice Fogel

 

and NH State Youth Poet Laureate

Cate Dixson

 

 

Check out Cate's website for resources for poetry clubs and teams.

 

 

Please join us in congratulating these poets and

 

CELEBRATING POETRY!!

 

 

The Human Half (American Poets Continuum #173) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781942683803
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: BOA Editions - May 7th, 2019

Walking the Dog's Shadow: Poems (A. Poulin) Cover Image
By Deborah Brown, Tony Hoagland (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781934414477
Availability: Special Order
Published: BOA Editions - March 29th, 2011

Poet Showcase: An Anthology of New Hampshire Poets Cover Image
By Alice B. Fogel (Editor), Sidney Hall Jr (Editor)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781939449115
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hobblebush Books - November 2015

Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader Cover Image
$19.49
ISBN: 9780980167252
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hobblebush Books - June 2009

A Doubtful House: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780872332324
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bauhan Pub - April 4th, 2017

Interval: Poems Based On Bach's
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936182725
Availability: Backordered
Published: Schaffner Press, Inc. - April 2015

Be That Empty: An Apologia for Air Cover Image
$16.10
ISBN: 9780978600921
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harbor Mountain Press - December 2007

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