What's happening at NH bookstores this week?

Here is a sampling of events taking place this week at local bookshops. If your events aren't here, please add me to your store's mailing list!

Water Street Bookstore
  • On Tuesday 9/22 at 7pm -- Oyster River grad, now journalist and teacher with a book published by Globe Pequot, Ethan Gilsdorf is returning to his hometown New Hampshire to share his secret shame: he was a closet gamer, Dungeons and Dragons aficionado, lover of fantasy realms and science fiction. As an adult, he wondered how others like him balance their imaginary worlds with the real one. So he found them and he asked them--grown men who build hobbit holes and speak Elvish, Tolkien scholars, live action role-players, Harry Potter tribute bands. Memoir, travelogue, pop-culture analysis, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks is highly readable and incredibly timely. Online role-playing is a multi-million dollar industry and growing in popularity everyday. Come discover what the hoopla is all about with the man who can explain both sides.
  • On Friday 09/25 at 7pm -- Hosting Anthony Flint, author of the new book, Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City.

Toadstool Bookshops

  • Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:00 a.m. (Peterborough store) -- Elizabeth Thomas will sign and discuss The Hidden Life Of Deer.
  • Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:00 a.m. (Milford store) -- A Reading from My Side of the Street by poet Martha Deborah Hall
  • Saturday, September 26, 2009 2:00 p.m. (Milford store) -- Ravenous Romance Novelists Gregory L. Norris writing as Jo Atkinson and Roxanne Dent! Come meet the stars of The Home Shopping Network's first ever line of Romance Novels!


  • French Poetry in Translation, with J. Kates, Thursday, September 24, at 7 PM.
    J. Kates is a poet, literary translator and the president and co-director of Zephyr Press, a non-profit press that focuses on contemporary works in translation from Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • Nicholson Baker--Thursday, Sept. 24, around 1:00 PM.
    One of our favorite writers, Nicholson Baker, will be dropping by to meet readers and sign books after an appearance on NHPR. He will not be reading--this will be a more informal event.
  • Casey Sherman, Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains Thursday, October 1, at 7 PM.
    Bad Blood is the riveting account of the long-standing feud between Franconia, New Hampshire, police officer Bruce McKay, 48, and Liko Kenney, 24.

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