Visit your local bookstore this weekend

Many communities in New Hampshire are lucky enough to have a local independent bookstore. If you live in (or near) one of them you should check out the events and holiday shopping opportunities they offer. Here is a sampling for this upcoming weekend:
  • Toadstool Bookshops (Keene, Milford, and Peterborough) have events scheduled with Tim O'Shea, Duane Hammond, Jill Weber, Marshall Thomas, William Hubbell, John McCutcheon, and Mrs. Claus. And that is just this coming weekend!
  • Gibsons Bookstore (Concord) is planning a small second attempt at the recently washed-out Midnight Merriment on Friday, December 15, and according to their e-mail newsletter: "again all of our hundreds of bargain books will be discounted an additional 25%. We'll be open til 9 PM. So will Bread & Chocolate, and Franz has arranged to have a wonderful guitarist, Thomas Economides, come in to provide live entertainment. And if books and treats aren't enough, be sure to visit Pitchfork Records during the evening --they'll also be open til 9, with their usual bargains and unexpected discoveries.
    Also, on Sunday, December 17, three great local authors--Fritz Wetherbee, Mike Pride, and Rebecca Rule--will be here, from 1 to 3, to sign their books for holiday gift-giving. ...Books are already great gifts, and signed books are even more so. And finally, if you missed NPR personality and Globe columnist Charlie Pierce when he came to sign his book (Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything) last weekend, fear not--Charlie has agreed to swing by this weekend to sign more copies. Reserve yours today!"

If something interesting is going on at your local bookstore this weekend add a comment to this post and tell us about it -- be sure to give the location of the bookstore.

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