Misc Events

Open Discussion Project - April

Mon., April 8th, 5:30-7:00 PM (discussion title will be In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, by Mitch Landrieu)

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In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559467
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Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2019

The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passionate, personal, urgent book from the man who sparked a national debate.

Open Discussion Project

Opening meeting Mon., Feb. 11, 5:30-7:00 PM

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307455772
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

New York Times Bestseller
In this “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review) social psychologist Jonathan Haidt challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike. 

Poetry Society of NH: Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's Bookstore most months for a poetry performance and an open mic! The headliners this month are a husband and wife team of Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon, with guitar accompaniment. An open mic follows their performance.

The Poetry Society meetings are free and open to the public! All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged. Come to listen, or come to participate.

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Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is back! This January they will be holding a Poets In the Round open mic reading; anyone can join the circle to ask questions or make comments, or to share their poetry! Bring four or five of your favorite poems (your own compositions, or someone else's) and we'll go around reading poems, asking questions, and discussing poems. Feel free to bring copies to share!

New book discovery night with our publisher reps!

Monday, October 29th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

There are so many new books, you've got analysis paralysis. What do you read next? Never fear, the publisher reps are here! Join us as Megan Sullivan, Ann Kingman, Lesley Vasilio, and John Muse wow us with concise rundowns of exciting new books coming out this fall and winter and fantastic rediscoveries--if you haven't read them yet, they're new to you! Bring your pens and notepads, bring your book clubs, bring your best friend, and check out what's happening in the world of books.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Saint Anselm College

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501126413
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Published: 37 Ink - January 9th, 2018

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia