Gibson's Book Group reads Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
09/09/2013 7:00 pm
Monday, Sept. 9, 7 PM
We're starting off with a bang, with one of our best-selling novels over the past year and one that has just come out in paperback. Barbara Kingsolver is a book club favorite across the nation--come find out why!
This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!
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...
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
In this newsletter: upcoming events, this week's fantastic new releases, and Gibson's wins a prestigious industry award.
September Events at Gibson's
We have an excellent line-up of author events this month.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 4 PMLoren Long, author of Otis -- the most beloved tractor in all of children's literature! -- visits to share his new picture book, Otis and the Scarecrow. Loren Long always hits the NYT bestseller list, with good reason--his books are fantastic.
Tad Pfeffer gives
a talk about the history of summer homes in Northern New England. His
book, perfect for gift-giving, is sumptuously produced by publisher
David R. Godine.
Just look at these marvelous books that we have for you this week. Two of my favorite novels for the fall-- Station Eleven and The Children Act--and a children's book by Keith Richards, whose memoir Life kept
me up until 4 in the morning one night a few years ago. Please come
buy them and read them and come in and talk with me about them. I
thought they were fantastic. (Ask for Michael)
Later in September:
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 PMJohn Scalzi, Hugo Award-winning author of Redshirts
and many other classic SF novels, and prominent citizen of the
blogosphere, makes his first trip to Concord, to promote his new novel, Lock In. This is a big deal, folks, though the author might shake his head to hear us say it.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 PM Local author and teacher Bishop O'Connell joins us to present his new fantasy novel, The Stolen,
in which faeries not only kidnap mortal children but have traded in
their ancient swords and horses for modern guns and sports cars. (Note
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 PMMike Morin, a legendary figure in New Hampshire radio history, tells us all about his over four decades on the air in Fifty Shades of Radio.
Collected from his humor columns in the Nashua Telegraph, these stories
include receiving death threats and naked pictures from elderly women
(we hope not in the same envelope), being buried alive, and many more.
...and there's more....
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 PM, we host the monthly meeting of the NH Poetry Society. Headliners will be S Stephanie and Mark DeCarteret, and their readings will be followed by an open mic event. All are welcome! Come to listen, come to read.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, at 10 AM, we host a children's storytime, and every Friday, at 10:30, we have lapsit storytime for the younger kids.
The 2014 Independent Spirit Award
Each year, the group called the Book Publishers Representatives of New
England (BPRNE) names one bookstore from the six New England states to
be the winner of that year's Independent Spirit Award.
Past winners have included Harvard Bookstore, Brookline Booksmith,
Northshire, Porter Square, Bank Square in Mystic, Toadstool, and other
iconic New England Bookstores.
reps have chosen us to be the winner for 2014, and we could not be more
honored or more thrilled. We have a lot of people to thank for this
award, but mostly we would like to thank you, the readers of New
Hampshire, who responded so positively to our bold expansion and made
our dream of becoming a better bookstore a reality. Thank you!