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Tuesday, September 20th, 2022, 12 pm - 1:30 pm ET, online only.

Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry By Robert Jay Lifton Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781620974995
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: New Press - October 15th, 2019

A definitive account of the psychology of zealotry, from a National Book Award winner and a leading authority on the nature of cults, political absolutism, and mind control


A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith By Ilya Kaminsky (Editor) Cover Image
By Ilya Kaminsky (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781932195194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tupelo Press - January 1st, 2014

Editors Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler have gathered conversations with nineteen of America's leading poets, reflecting upon their diverse experiences with spirituality and the craft of writing.


The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship By Katherine Towler Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619029101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint - March 14th, 2017

The Penny Poet of Portsmouth is a memoir of the author’s friendship with Robert Dunn, a brilliant poet who spent most of his life off the grid in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Snow Island (Tenth Anniversary Edition) By Katherine Towler Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780985607302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverrun Select - May 31st, 2012

On Snow Island, a remote community off the New England coast, sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett struggles to come to terms with her father's death while managing the family store. George Tibbits, a loner in his forties and owner of the island's twin houses, returns each year in an act of homage to the women who raised him there.


Island Light By Katherine Towler Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780985607364
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Riverrun Select - September 18th, 2012

Nick Daggett, a Vietnam veteran in his early forties, has returned to Snow Island to live year-round and run a pirate radio station from the abandoned mansion. Nora Venable, a lesbian in her seventies and owner of the decaying mansion, comes to the island after a fifty-year absence and decides to stay.


Evening Ferry By Katherine Towler Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780985607319
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Published: Riverrun Select - May 31st, 2012

Katherine Towler returns to Snow Island with "Evening Ferry" - the second installment of her multigenerational trilogy about family bonds, unexpected love, and the threat of war. Thirty-two-year-old Rachel Shattuck grew up on Snow Island but left at the age of eighteen, anxious to escape the confines of the isolated community.


Poetry Society of New Hampshire - Martha Collins and L.R. Berger

cover art for Indebted to Wind by LR Bergercover art for Casualty Reports by Martha CollinsWednesday, November 16th, 2022, 4:30-6pm, in-store

Casualty Reports: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Martha Collins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822966869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 11th, 2022

Stylistically innovative, deeply moving, carefully researched, Martha Collins’s eleventh volume of poetry combines her well-known attention to social issues with the elegiac mode of her previous book.


Indebted to Wind By L. R. Berger Cover Image
$18.25
ISBN: 9781736847732
Availability: Not currently in our store; place a special order
Published: Deerbrook Editions - August 14th, 2021

The wind in these eloquent, elegant, tensile poems is present as spirit, of course; as spirit it can manifest as the longing or fate of the body (it expires), as intellectual momentum (it inspires), as power for social justice (it aspires). In all these modes, L.R.


Poetry Society of New Hampshire - poet Don Kimball, and Open Mic

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6pm

Late Autumn, Raking By Don Kimball Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781639800469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kelsay Books - October 28th, 2021

Conversational, neighborly, deceptively fireworks-free, Don Kimball's fourth poetry collection achieves miracles of communication by opening doors we seldom even notice in the apparently blank walls of daily experience.


Tumbling By Don Kimball Cover Image
$14.49
ISBN: 9781944251802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Finishing Line Press - March 2nd, 2016

Poetry Society of New Hampshire - Jennifer Jean, and an Open Mic

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6pm

Object Lesson By Jennifer Jean, Julie Shematz (Artist), Martha McCollough (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Jean, Julie Shematz (Artist), Martha McCollough (Cover Design by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9781734786934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lily Poetry Review - January 11th, 2021

"We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake," said Fredrick Douglas about the abolitionist movement in 1852. Jennifer Jean's latest collection Object Lesson answers this call to action as it explores sex-trafficking and objectification in twenty-first century America.


The Fool By Jennifer Jean Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780983066606
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Big Table Publishing Company - November 13th, 2013

"The Fool takes us to this basic truth: that when we feel most unloved and unlovable, we enter the space of endings and beginnings, the space where we must decide whether or not to believe. This collection of poetry is thus an article of faith, poems that dare us-in unflinching terms-to believe.


Poetry Society of New Hampshire - open mic

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, 4:30 - 6pm

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is back! Visit Gibson's Bookstore from 4:30 - 6pm as we step back into verse! We're starting the evening with a reading from poet Sam DeFlitch, followed by a poetry open mic. Bring your favorite poem to read, or something you've been working on, or come with appreciative ears to listen! Tell a friend, as we seek to regrow our poetry community in New Hampshire. 

Confluence By Samantha Deflitch Cover Image
$19.50
ISBN: 9781937968779
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Published: Broadstone Books - March 1st, 2021

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. The confluence in the title of this debut collection from Samantha DeFlitch describes the meeting of three rivers, the Monongahela and Allegheny which come together at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio.


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