Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lively Literati Thursday 2-23-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Book Signing Saturday 2-25-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Saturday at 4 PM - 5 PM
2 days from now

  • Books on the Square
    471 Angell St, Providence, Rhode Island 02906

  • Book Signing Saturday 2-25-17

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    I will be meeting with readers and signing copies of my new novel, Divine Providence at the North Scituate Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Copies of The 13th Apostle and Divine Providence will be available and for sale ($20.00/signed copy). Hope to see you there!

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Authors Hour Line-Up for 2-21-17

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    News, Book Signings, Expo's, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews

    E-mail from now through the broadcast at with any comments or questions.

    Tentatively scheduled for 9:05 am will be Christopher Paniccia with book number three of the Gridiron Conspiracy. The first two were riveting !

    Thank You, to all authors, listeners, E-Mailers and our fantastic Sponsors as we enter season two.

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Authors Expo Cumberland Library

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber
    Today at 1 PM - 4 PM
    Starts in about 5 hours25° Partly Cloudy

  • Hope to see you today !

    (401) 333-2552

  • Details
    The Library is hosting a Book Lovers’ Local Author Expo on Saturday, February 18 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. About 40 authors have signed up to participate in the authors’ expo. Come and meet talented wordsmiths, and learn more about writing and publishing.
    Dave’s Marketplace is sponsoring refreshments for the event, which will include light desserts and drinks.

    No registration is required, and attendees can stop by at any point during the 3-hour event.

    Contact: Aaron Coutu at 333-2552 x2 or

    Location: Community Room

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Free Book

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Love, Magic, Adrenaline!: A Bundle of 10 Breathtaking Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Books

    by Dean Murray, Anna Kyss, Jennifer Quintenz, S.M. Boyce, Christie Rich, Heather Hildenbrand, Selina Fenech, Jen Minkman, Morgan Wylie, Melissa Wright

    Get ready to meet some of the most compelling characters you’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Love, Magic, Adrenaline features everything from werewolves battling for their place in the world to half-breed demons struggling against the darkness within to ancient elemental beings and conflicted fae. Add in a smattering of demigods, vampires and primeval magic forces, and you have the recipe for not just one or two, but ten compelling reads.

    $0.00 Previously $9.99

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Authors Hour Line-Up for 2-14-17

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    News, Book Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews. E-mail from now through the broadcast at

    Today Author and Publisher, Tour Guide Ray Wolf will be our guest.

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Phoenix Books acquires fifth location in Vermont

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Susan Morgan, center, owner of Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop, is flanked by, from left, Kristian Preylowski, Kari Meutsch, Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner, representing Phoenix Books. Photo by Gareth Henderson
    As a Vermont-owned business, Phoenix Books — with locations in Burlington, Chester, Essex and Rutland — eschews the word “chain” for “family of stores.”

    This month, the gaggle is growing and will account for a quarter of the state’s 20 independent bookstores.

    Husband-and-wife owners Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner are purchasing Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop, which, founded in 1935, bills itself as “Vermont’s oldest continuously operated independent bookshop.”
    Phoenix Books will keep the name Yankee Bookshop and has signed a multiyear lease at the downtown location, which Susan Morgan has operated since 2001.
    “After 15 years of 24/7 ownership,” Morgan said in a statement, “I realized the bookshop needs fresh eyes and fresh passion to continue to be one of Woodstock’s keystone businesses.”
    Added DeSanto: “Our job is to keep that going.”
    DeSanto and Reiner ran Chittenden County’s former Book Rack and Children’s Pages from 1995 to 2003, only to return to retailing in 2007 by founding Phoenix Books in Essex.
    The couple opened a second location in downtown Burlington in 2012 after Borders closed on Church Street. They funded some $400,000 in startup costs with the help of locals who could buy $1,000 in gift certificates in an adaptation of farmers’ community-supported agriculture programs.
    Phoenix Books used a similar strategy to expand into downtown Rutland in 2015, when more than 50 people and businesses each pre-purchased $1,000 worth of books while local store manager Tricia Huebner signed on as an investor.
    DeSanto and Reiner acquired Chester’s Misty Valley Books last year after Bill Reed, then co-owner with his wife, Lynne, appeared at a New England Independent Booksellers Association conference with a sign on his back that read “Bookstore for Sale. (We’re retiring.) Inquire other side.”
    To add Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop, DeSanto and Reiner are teaming with Phoenix Books Assistant Manager Kari Meutsch and her fiancĂ© and fellow bookseller, Kristian Preylowski, who will begin as business partners with the goal of assuming ownership.
    DeSanto said Phoenix Books can support local owner-managers by “providing both the stability of being associated with an established group of businesses” and access to its management group.
    A member of Local First Vermont and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Phoenix Books won the Book Publishers Representatives of New England’s Independent Spirit Award in 2015 and was a national finalist for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore of the Year Award in 2016.
    “We believe that local, bricks-and-mortar bookshops offer something very important to a community — a physical place to go to discover and exchange ideas, to have conversations with neighbors, and to gather as community members,” DeSanto said. “It is part of our mission at Phoenix Books to ensure that local bookshops continue to be a vital part of Vermont’s communities, and to engage with and serve the communities where we do business.” Source: Kevin OConnor VT Digger

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Tonight's ARIA Meeting is Cancelled

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber


    Tonight's ARIA Meeting is Cancelled


    It will not be rescheduled. Our next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9th.

    The drawing for the Rochambeau Library event will be done this weekend, and those selected will be notified by email.

    See you all next month!

    Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Looking for something to do with the kids today?

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Join us as we welcome award-winning children's book author and illustrator
    for a very special story time and book signing
    at both Barrington Books locations
    to promote her latest picture book,

    11am - 1pm in Barrington
    3pm - 5pm in Garden City

    184 County Road  |  Barrington, RI 02806

    176 Hillside Road  |  Cranston, RI 02920

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Ghost of a Chance by D.R. Perry,

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Ghost of a Chance

    by D.R. Perry,