Friday, April 28, 2017

Independent Book Store Day April 29

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Most of all,independent bookshops depend upon individual readers like you. I was a bookseller for many years, and I learned early on how important seemingly casual conversations about books with people like you could be. You make time to visit your local bookshop, looking for a great read or to attend an event. Your conscious actions and interactions are the not-so-secret ingredient that makes any bookstore an intrinsic part of its community.
There are many things a bookstore can do to become a destination spot. None of them works without you. Please stop by your favorite indie bookshop tomorrow to enjoy the IBD festivities. It's really your day. Making connections--to books, to readers, to booksellers--is the way of the book world, where we are at once fiercely independent and necessarily interdependent. Source; Robert Gray, contributing editor

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Booklovers Gourmet Poet's Day

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Calling all poets! On Saturday April 29th from 2-4 p.m. come celebrate National Poetry Month with an open mic. Read from your own works or bring a favorite poem to share. Call 508-949-6232 to register or for more information. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Line- Up for Tuesday 4-25-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am Mary Jane Condon Bohlen will discuss Bosum Buddies

Bosom Buddies" is a coffee table book of black and white photographs and essays, celebrating the inner and outer beauty of breast cancer survivors who have found that there IS life after breast cancer. This is a book suitable for those newly diagnosed, their families and friends, and anyone interested in the thoughts and feelings of women on the journey. For over twenty years I have had the dream of creating a book of photos and essays showing the scars and reconstructions, the thoughts, fears, inner spirit, and especially the HOPES of those brave enough to bare their bodies and show their beauty. I have chosen the name "Bosom Buddies" as the title of this dream and photographed my "buddies" for over a year and a half as they kayaked, rode horses, worked in their gardens, sang, did yoga and other activities meaningful to them. The women depicted in this book  are representative of the many thousands of brave warriors who battle this dread disease called breast cancer every day. They have taken their bravery one step further by allowing themselves to be photographed in subtle and delicate settings. Find a comfortable spot, sit down, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and meet these amazing women, they are SURVIVORS!!!!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Meet the Writers of the Ocean State: An Authors Expo

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Discover the writers in your own backyard. Meet over 40 authors from the Association of Rhode Island Authors at a Saturday expo on April 22 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

See books on all topics and genres. Buy a book and have it signed. Talk with the authors and ask questions.

The expo features the following authors: Regina Andrews, Julien Ayotte,  Lisa Batchelder, Adele M. Bourne, Brigitte Brocato, Beverly Burgess, Paul F. Caranci, Linda Carvelli, Russ Chevalier, Kathleen Clark, Deb Das, Elda Dawber,
Stephanie Deschenes, Denise Flagg, Kenneth Garlick, Jessica Gervais, Steve Hague, Nora Hall, Janet Hartman, Timothy Jones, Sam Kafrissen, Lauren E. Kelley, Paul Kenyon, Sheryl Kimball, Kelly Kittel, BJ Knapp, Gina Colvario Krupka, Mike Krupka, Susan Letendre, Paul Magnon, Rick Marchetti, Rachael McIntosh, Don Metivier, Roberta Mudge Humble, Rick Nelson, Christopher Paniccia, Dr. Karen Petit, Joni Pfeiffer-Moser, Dawn Porter, Steven R Porter, John Raposa, J. Michael Squatrito, Jr., Debbie Tillinghast, Mary Catherine Volk, Tim Warren, and Ray Wolf.

This event is free and open to all. Drop in to explore Ocean State lit.

Event Details

Room Reservation: 
Saturday, April 22
Program Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm
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Name of Organization: 
Warwick Public Library

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tuesday Line-Up 4-18-17

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News, Book Signings, Publishing Questions, Author Interviews . E-mail the show at with your comments.

Tentatively scheduled for 9:05 am Author Paul Magnan, will discuss, 
Kyu, The Unknown, Book 1

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today's Line-Up

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News, Book Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews !

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