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2019 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!

Discussing Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte   AUTHOR AFTERNOON with JEFFREY RYAN
Discussing Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte

Saturday, September 7, 3 p.m. at White Birch Books

Based on a true story, Hermit, by Maine author and historian Jeffrey Ryan, weaves a tale almost too fantastic to be believed.

When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 years later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, Hermit follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.

Author, speaker, photographer and avid hiker Jeff Ryan was born and raised in Maine. His previous books include, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail and Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail. When he isn’t writing, researching, hiking or speaking at various venues, Ryan travels North America in his vintage 1985 VW camper.

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Books, beer and a great evening out!

Thursday, September 19, 6-8 p.m.

It's back! Books & Brews is back and better than ever. Join us for the fourth iteration of this great event as we travel to Sea Dog Brewing Co. and we make the magic work again, pairing books and beer and having fun!

We will be sharing 10-12 paperbacks ranging from hot new releases to sleepers plus that one odd ball book that we just have to talk about. We'll also have a special guest from the greater publishing world - Suzette Ciancio from Norton Books - who will share some picks of their own. And, we will have another special guest who will share some ‘murderous’ picks with all of us!
Of course, there will be Sea Dog beer!


Tickets are $30 and include a flight of beer and one new book to take home. And if you do not drink beer – that’s OK - we want you to come just for the books! (Tickets are $20 without the flight and will get you one new book as well).

To reserve your spot call the bookstore at 603.356.3200 or buy tickets online at https://bpt.me/4334905

It’s a great way to unplug, enjoy good books, great beer and a refreshing conversation or two! So we will see you there!


Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. at White Birch Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like: local drag queens reading stories to children. Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens in SF, LA, New York, and beyond! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress-up is real.

White Birch Books is very happy to be bringing this program back to the Valley!


Meet SIX Cozy Authors in Discussion

Sunday, October 6, 2 p.m. at White Birch Books

Edith Maxwell
Julia Henry
Sherry Harris
Liz Mugavero
Barbara Ross
Jessica Ellicott

What a treat! Six authors will be converging on White Birch Books to talk craft, cozies and murder! These ladies are on a mini-tour of New England and will be talking about their various books and series, all of which are cozies – a particular type of mystery in which the violence takes place off the page and the sleuth is typically someone from everyday day life, like a baker, a knitter or – gasp – a bookseller! The books are also usually series and take place in small towns with characters we, the readers, come to know and love.

With so many writers in one place, we’re going to have a great opportunity to ask questions and find out how these women do what they do. How do they come up with their ideas? How do they keep their series straight – because some of them write several series? How did they get started? And what is next on their plate?

As I said at the beginning – what a treat!!!

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