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2018 White Birch Bookstore Events

We have a great series of book store events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

april
Independent Bookstore Day   Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 28th

Join the Party on April 28th for the 4th Annual Independent Bookstore Day!

White Birch Books will be celebrating all day with lots of great giveaways, morning story time, kids activities, local authors, staff favorites AND more. We will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors.

New this year, we will be having a Writing Contest that starts on April 2 and goes through April 25. The winner will have their story displayed at the bookstore on April 28 during Independent Bookstore Day and receive a $25 gift certificate to the store. BUT the best part is that NYT Bestselling Author and valley resident, Lisa Gardner, will start the story off for you! That's right, you will finish a story Lisa Gardner has started and you have 500 words to do it! The stories will need to be received at the bookstore by April 25 and the staff here will be the judges!  So here you go.....

"Hey, what is that over there?"
"Where?"
"Under the bush. It looks like someone's hand."
"It is not!"
"Then what is it?"

You can stop by the bookstore and drop them off or email them to [email protected]. The winner will be announced on the morning of April 28!

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity.

So we encourage you to come join the party, show your community support and shop local!
 
Children’s Book Week   Children’s Book Week
April 30-May 6, 2018

Mark Your Calendars! Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. The program is administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the anchor sponsor.

In 2014, Official Events — which give kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person — were hosted in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative’s history! This year we will be posting favorite children’s books on our Facebook page each day from staff members, customers, friends, and family members. So be sure to check it out!

May
Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains  

Author Evening with Sandy Stott
Wednesday, May 9 from 5-7 pm
Ragged Mountain Equipment, Intervale, NH

We are thrilled to have author, Sandy Stott, join us for a discussion and book signing of his book, Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains, at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intevale, NH.

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike can become a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, cheap but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to shocking levels of overconfidence on the trail. On top of this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of mountain terrain has led those seeking solitude—or adrenaline—into increasingly remote or edgy forays.

Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search-and-rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains—along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.

SANDY STOTT is a former editor of Appalachian Mountain Club’s journal Appalachia, a longtime English teacher, and a lifelong wanderer in the White Mountains.

 
 

OLLI Class at Granite State College
Friday, May 18 with Professor Laura CummingsTime: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: GSC Conway, 53 Technology Lane, Conway, NH 03818

What are the hot new books? Get ready to make your lists. The class will focus mainly on fiction books and will include all the highly anticipated titles coming out soon, as well as some sleeper hits that you can discover first. There will also be a concerted effort to include upcoming nonfiction titles. Plus, we will talk about smaller press regional titles. Share your favorite reads, too.

As an added bonus, participants will go home with a new book to read!
Members: $20, Non-Members: $40 To register visit: https://olli.granite.edu/

 
Two Lives  

Author Luncheon with Reeve Lindbergh
Wednesday, May 23, 12 pm
Moat Mountain Smoke House and Brewing Co., North Conway, NH

We are so excited to announce our May luncheon and author talk with Reeve Lindbergh, author of Two Lives, at Moat Mountain Smoke House and Brewing Co. in North Conway. Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by May 21.

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes about the intersection of fame and privacy from her unique perspective—as the spokesperson for the arguably most famous family of the twentieth century. In her new book, Lindbergh reflects on her own Two Lives, navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont.

After devoting years to keeping separate her “Lindbergh life” and her everyday life on her farm, she now finds herself able to make peace with her two lives. Lindbergh takes us into the National Air and Space Museum and her own kitchen drawers with equal ease, discovering that the history-making items on display are, for her, like the memorabilia that most families keep in the attic. Two Lives reconciles the seemingly separate worlds of fame and privacy, even finding a “certain sweetness” when they intersect.

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was born in 1945 and grew up in Connecticut. After graduating from Radcliffe College in 1968 she moved to Vermont, where she lives on an old farm near St. Johnsbury, Vermont, with her husband, writer Nat Tripp.

Reeve is the author of more than two dozen books for children and adults. Her work has also appeared in magazines and periodicals including the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post. She is active with libraries and other non-profit organizations in Vermont and nationally.

Menu TBD so check back soon!

June
The Book of Essie  

Author Luncheon with Meghan MacLean Weir
Monday, June 18, 12 p.m.

Sea Dog Brewing Company, North Conway, NH

Luncheon and author talk with Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie, at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway, Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.
Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by June 16.

We are thrilled to have author, Meghan MacLean Weir join us for our upcoming luncheon. She will be discussing her debut novel, The Book of Essie at our June luncheon which will be hosted by the Sea Dog Brewing Company. The only thing you have to do is get your ticket!

A debut novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.

Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding?

Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?

MEGHAN MACLEAN WEIR was raised in the rectory of her father’s church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and later moved with her family to Buffalo, New York. Her memoir Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency chronicles her years in training at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. She holds degrees in Molecular Biology and Medical Anthropology from Princeton and Oxford Universities, respectively, as well as an MD from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. She continues to live and work as a physician in the Boston area. THE BOOK OF ESSIE is her first novel.

Menu options TBD due to Sea Dog creating a new menu!

 

 
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