Book Events in Our Own Backyard

If you read yesterday's post about the National Book Festival and felt bad that you missed so many great authors, take heart -- the October calendars of New Hampshire bookstores are packed with upcoming visits by some amazing authors! Here is a sampling:

River Run Books in Portsmouth will host -- among others -- Lucy Therrien, Joe Hill, Susan Cheever, Charles Barasch, David Hackett Fischer, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. They are also hosting events as part of the NH Writers' Trail 2008 Portsmouth Literary Festival. Gregory Maguire and Madeline Albright will each appear during October as part of Writers on a New England Stage at the Music Hall in Portsmouth.

Toadstool Bookshops will host -- among others -- Tess Gerritsen (at the Milford store), Marty Kelley (Milford), Mark Borax (in Keene), The Write Sisters (Milford), John Scieszka (Milford), Kathleen Duble & Alexander Farquharson (in Peterborough), D. Quincey Whitney (Keene).

Donald Hall will be reading from his new memoir Unpacking the Boxes at Gibson's in Concord on Thursday, October 2.

Water Street Bookstore in Exeter will host -- among others -- Joe Hill, poets Lesley Kimball and Adam Shlager, Jon Scieszka, and Ben Rose.

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