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« Thursday February 21, 2013 »
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013, 7 p.m. Join us for an oft overlooked chapter of New Hampshire's past, as historian Bruce Heald delves into the fascinating history of a stereotyped minority and presents the poetry of their wanderings in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Gypsy minority has had a rough path throughout history, and by an unusual turn in this road, a number found themselves in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. By and large, their cultural practices and unwillingness to conform to social norms caused European countries to take drastic measures against Gypsies. In many cases, they were deported to the New World. Traveling with county fairs and carnivals, they made their way to the White Mountains, finding a niche for their fortunetelling practices. They became entertainers and made their livings off palm readings, card readings, their musical talents and even gazing into crystal balls. Gypsies have been misjudged and persecuted throughout history, but their romantic traditions and ideals have greatly been overlooked.  Unable to make this event? Call us at the store (603-224-0562) or email us (gibsons@totalnetnh.net) to have us put aside a copy to be signed for you.    

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Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Who Stole the American Dream?, will be in the bookstore from 4:15-5:15 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21. He's in the state to help get money out of politics and inspire regular folks to get in.  We're hosting him right after he appears at the Capitol Center.  Please join us for a fascinating conversation and booksigning.
Open microphone!
This month's meeting of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire is open to all and this month it is purely open mic. Do you have a poem in your pocket? Would you like to nominate a new state poem? Whatever your pleasure, come on down, to read or just to listen. That's Wed., Jan. 21, at 7 PM.
(By the way, we don't think NH should have a "state poem" unless it's by Robert Frost, and honestly not even then.)
Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 PM
One man, two lives. Author Larry Duberstein joins us to present Five Bullets, a powerful story of humanity and inhumanity in this tale of war, survival and healing.
"...Larry Duberstein’s Five Bullets offers a heartrending examination of the Holocaust and its aftermath...Haunting as it is compelling, Five Bullets offers an engaging, intelligent meditation on memory, hope, and survival.” ~Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews
Friday, Jan.23 7 PM
It was murder! Local author Parker Riggs shares her new murder mystery with you... what a way to start the weekend! It's got the CIA... it's got the FBI ... it's got the international art world and more intrigue than you can shake a stick at! Come celebrate local writing with Parker Riggs!
 
We at Gibson's Bookstore believe in the importance of reading. That's why we've pledged to read with book lovers across America on National Readathon Day !
We'll also be hosting a Readathon Party! Join us from 12-4pm on January 24th to make #timetoread!
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