Happy Halloween, Granite State book lovers! Check out the great events around the state this week, October 31-November 6, 2013.
October 31, 2013
Concord: Edie Clark, longtime columnist for Yankee magazine, will discuss and sign her new book, What There Was Not to Tell: A Story of Love and War, 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S Main St., Concord, 603-224-0562.
Plymouth: As part of the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series, poet Alicia Ostriker will read from her work, with a reception and book signing to follow. Free but reservations are recommended, 7 p.m., Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth.
November 1, 2013
Milford: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will celebrate the publication of the seventeenth book in their Liden Universe series, Trade Secret, 7 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza, Milford, 603-673-1734.
Portsmouth: Alex Segura, author of Silent City, and Tom MacDonald, author of Beyond the Bridge, will discuss and sign their books. 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
November 2, 2013
Portsmouth: Meet local author Charles McMahon with his first book, Legendary Locals of Portsmouth, 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Fox Run Crossings, 45 Gosling Road, Newington, 603-422-7733.
Manchester: Novelist Joe Smiga will sign copies of his latest book, One Came Back, the third book in a trilogy, 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1741 South Willow Street, Manchester, 603-668-5557.
Nashua: Please join us in welcoming Nick Groff, from Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, and author Jeff Belanger, paranormal researcher and host of 30 Odd Minutes. They will be here signing their book, Chasing Spirits: The Building of the “Ghost Adventures” Crew, 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 235 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, 603-888-0533.
Milford: Martha Schaefer will read from and sign her new memoir, Therapeutic Misadventures, 2 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza, Milford, 603-673-1734.
Peterborough: In conjunction with an art exhibit at The Monadnock Center, poets Candace Bergstrom, Alice Fogel, Kate Gleason, Rodger Martin, Patrice Pinette, and Becky Sakellariou will read from their poems, 11 a.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, 603-924-3543.
November 3, 2013
North Conway: Cold River Radio Show with host Jonathan Sarty with featured author Joseph Monninger, author of Margaret of Maine, 7 p.m., Theater in the Wood.
Dublin: Best-selling authors Sy Montgomery (Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans, and Walking with the Great Apes) and Howard Mansfield (In The Memory House) will read from their works in a benefit Autumn Oracles reading for the Monadnock Writers Group Endowment Drive. Admission: $20, 7:30 p.m., at Del Rossi’s.
Hampton Falls: Edie Clark, writer for Yankee magazine, will discuss distinctive New England foods and how they define this region, 2 p.m., Hampton Falls Town Hall (Elizabeth Volpone at 603-926-9561).
November 4, 2013
Hooksett: Local novelist Joe Smiga will facilitate the first meeting of a new writers’ group open to writers high school age and older. Size of the group is limited, so please register online, 6 p.m., Hooksett Library.
Portsmouth: Local author and storyteller Rebecca Rule will have a conversation titled From Away with newspaper columnists Gary Patton and Brendan Smith, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
November 5, 2013
Portsmouth: Food historian Abigail Carroll will discuss and sign her new book, Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
November 6, 2013
North Conway: Author Event & Slide Presentation with Mike Dickerman, author of Stories from the White Mountains & White Mountains Hiking History, 6:30 p.m., White Birch Books, Main Street, North Conway, 603-356-3200.
Durham: Dan Szczesny will discuss and sign his memoir, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, 6 p.m., Durham Pubic Library, Durham.
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Have a great weekend!