Author Event

For to See the Elephant, with poet novelist Tammi Truax

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 2 p.m.

Tammi J Truax, Portsmouth's 2018-2020 Poet Laureate, visits Gibson's Bookstore to share her new verse novel, For to See the Elephant, the never-before-told story of the first two elephants to come to America and their enslaved keeper, William.

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781950381050
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Published: Piscataqua Press - May 1st, 2019

In a variety of voices, Truax tells the never-before-told story of the first two elephants to come to America and their enslaved keeper, William.


Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table

Thursday, October 24th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Michelle Visser visits Gibson's Bookstore to present her new book in backyard homesteading, Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table.

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By Michelle Visser, Joel Salatin (Foreword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781493037773
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Published: Lyons Press - September 17th, 2019

Sweet Maple is an instructional book on backyard sugarmaking that's also the story of the family's connection to the past on a small New England sugar farm.


Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town

Friday, November 1st, 2019, 6 p.m.

Cynthia Anderson shares a moving chronicle of struggle, transformation, and who belongs in America. Her new book Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town, tells the impactful story of Lewiston, Maine.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781541767911
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 29th, 2019

A moving chronicle of who belongs in America.


Marie Harris and Rebecca Rule

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, 6 p.m.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781939449207
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Published: Hobblebush Books - October 1st, 2019

DESIRE LINES is Marie Harris' fifth book of poetry—work written over more than a decade. The collection also includes poems commissioned during her tenure as NH Poet Laureate as well as other public poems that have appeared on sculptures, in parks, on postcards and billboards, and even on Twitter!


Archer Mayor, Bomber's Moon

Sunday, October 6th, 2019, 2 p.m.

Archer Mayor returns to Gibson's to present his newest Joe Gunther novel, Bomber's Moon! In Bomber's Moon, the murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250113306
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 24th, 2019

The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences.


Experiment #256, with children's author/illustrator Marty Kelley

Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 11 a.m.

Children's author/illustrator Marty Kelley visits Gibson's Bookstore to present Experiment #256, a charming book for children interested in experimenting, and in STEM.

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By Marty Kelley, Marty Kelley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110137
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2019

Manchester's Shoe Industry: A History

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, 6 pm.

Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski share their history of Manchester, New Hampshire's massive shoe industry, and how it shaped the city's landscape, in Manchester's Shoe Industry.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141420
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Published: History Press - August 5th, 2019

Famous for its dominance in textile production, Manchester was also affectionately called "Shoe City." More than seventy different shoe companies once called Manchester home, and thousands of area residents worked tirelessly to produce some of the best-known shoes in America and throughout the world. The largest manufacturers were the F.M.


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