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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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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 7 p.m., join us as the wildly talented best-selling author Lily King joins us to present her new novel, Euphoria! Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of three trailblazing anthropologists caught in a passionate love triangle in 1930s New Guinea.

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Jana Bibi returns! Rebecca Makkai returns! Waldo...? July 23rd, 2014

 Tonight! (Thursday, July 24, 7 PM)
Betsy Woodman joins us to talk about (and sign copies of) the third installment in her Jana Bibi series--Emeralds Included!  ... Betsy is always a fascinating guest. Even if you haven't read the first two books, you'll want to join us for a wide-ranging conversation about different cultures, music, travel, and language. Learn more here.

Next week! ( Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM)
Rebecca Makkai joins us to present her new novel, The Hundred-Year House--a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. We hope you'll remember Rebecca as the author of one of our best sellers over the last few years, The Borrower, in which Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo

Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party! Thursday, July 31, 6 PM
A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out there). Click here for details.

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