Monday March 02, 2015
Start: 03/02/2015 7:00 pm

Gibson's Book Club reads Love, Anthony, by Lisa Genova

Monday, March 2, at 7 PM

Olivia's dream of a "normal" life shattered when her son was diagnosed with autism at age three. But just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, he died. Now she's alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son's short life.

To deepen our understanding of the issues underlying this novel, we're encouraging everyone also to read Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and What Color is Monday in preparation for this meeting.

Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not.

All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...

Tuesday March 03, 2015
Start: 03/03/2015 7:00 pm
Friday March 06, 2015
Start: 03/06/2015 5:00 pm
Friday March 13, 2015
Saturday March 14, 2015
Start: 03/14/2015 4:00 pm
Wednesday March 18, 2015
Start: 03/18/2015 7:00 pm
Thursday March 19, 2015
Start: 03/19/2015 7:00 pm

The pinnacle of the yearly Concord Reads program, this year to be held in the Concord Public Library auditorium, join the Concord Public Library as they welcome Ben H Winters, author of The Last Policeman! He'll be taking questions and signing books, and of course Gibson's will be on hand with all of his books at our table.

Friday March 27, 2015
Saturday March 28, 2015
Start: 03/28/2015 8:00 am

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at SNHU from 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Register here.

Writers' Day is the region's most exciting writing conference, attracting bestselling authors, award winners, laureates, and more. In 2015, we welcome as our keynote speaker Anita Diamant, best-selling author of twelve books including The Red Tent. We have a ton of workshops and seminars led by an incredible line-up of professional writers, editors, agents, and publishers. The conference includes the option of face-to-face manuscript critiques and agent/publisher one-on-one pitch sessions. The day will be followed by the inaugural induction ceremony for the New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame. Hosted at Southern NH University in Manchester.

Writers' Day is brought to you in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, Delta Dental, and Southern NH University. Thank you to Gibson's Bookstore. Thank you also to the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, who provides a major grant for NHWP's programming throughout the year.

Writers' Day 2015 Presenters and Books:

Keynote: Anita Diamant The Red Tent, The Boston Girl, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, Day After Night, etc.

Lisa Borders, The Fifty-First State

Jessie Crockett, Maple Mayhem (Sugar Grove Mystery Series)

Mark DeCarteret, — poet

Brendan Dubois, Fatal Harbor (Lewis Cole Mystery Series)

Kristin Duisberg, After

James Patrick Kelly, The Wreck Of The Godspeed

Rebecca Lavoie, Notes On A Killing: Love, Lies, And Murder In A Small New Hampshire Town

Mike Morin, Fifty Shades of Radio – True Stories of a Morning Radio Guy Being Wired, Tired, and Fired

Eugene McCarthy, Sound Ideas: Hearing and Speaking Poetry

Benjamin Nugent, Good Kids

Amy Ray, Dangerous Denial

Adi Rule, Strange Sweet Song

Rebecca Rule, Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire; The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever!

J.E. Seymour, Stress Fractures

Dan Szczney, The Nepal Chronicles


Bunker Hill Publishing—Voyage by Billy Collins, etc.

Hobblebush Books—Granite State Poetry Series

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The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object

What exactly is a book? This wildly inventive and thought-provoking volume asks that question of more than 30 of today's top creative visionaries.

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Love in the air; debris in the water. February 11th, 2015

Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 PM
Love is in the air as eight (at least) New Hampshire writers join us to read and celebrate their stories that have been collected in this highly entertaining new book. Love Free or Die is the latest in Plaidswede Publishing's Pulp Fiction series. These are all stories on classic New Hampshire themes, in settings all over the state. Come join us for an evening of literature and fun!

Erik Larson
Erik Larson Comes to Concord!
Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to announce that historian Erik Larson--author of Devil in the White City, Isaac's Storm, In the Garden of Beasts, and Thunderstruck--will appear in Concord on March 13 at 7 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.
Vivid and brimming with fascinating stories, Dead Wake is the full and unforgettable portrait of a vanished world on the brink of catastrophic war.
This event will be in the Concord High School Auditorium. Tickets are now available at the bookstore website. For the price of the book, $28.00, you'll receive a signed book and a ticket. Tickets without books are $5 each.  If we do not sell out prior to the event, tickets will also be available at the door.
Don't miss the non-fiction event of the season! Order your tickets today.
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Book club rescheduled
Monday, February 16, at 7 PM
Every February, our book group meets for a discussion and dramatic reading of a play by Shakespeare. This year we're doing Othello. This meeting was originally planned for Monday, Feb. 2, but was rescheduled due to snow.  We hope for clear skies, easy driving, and any tragic outcomes only on the page. All are welcome!
(Laurence Fishburne as Othello and Kenneth Branagh as Iago, in the 1995 movie.)


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