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8 Main Street  Amherst, MA 01002   ·  413.256.1547 ·  800.503.5865 · books @ amherstbooks.com   
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< July 2022 >

Events listed in white are at the bookshop; events listed in yellow are elsewhere.

Unless noted otherwise all events at the bookshop are free & open to the public.   We recommend masks!

For events elsewhere, there may be vaccine or masking requirements.   Please follow the links to check.

Help us belatedly celebrate the publication of a recent book by local author Vanessa ChakourAwakening Artemis: Deepening Intimacy With the Living Earth & Reclaiming Our Wild Nature.   Chakour is a visual artist, herbalist, holistic arts educator, former pro-boxer, & environmental activist.   Weather permitting, Chakour will be at a table outside signing books
Local author John David Mann will sign copies of his latest thriller, Cold Fear &mbsp; the second in a series of thrillers about Navy SEAL Finn, by Mann & Brandon Webb.   Mann & Webb are authors of numberous books, though this is only their second thriller.   Cold Fear, which takes place largely in Iceland, follows Steel Fear which is set on an aircraft carrier, & was named one of the best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly & given great praise by Lee Child.
Conner Habib — who used to work at Amherst Books & now lives in Dublin — will read excerpts & talk about his new novel, Hawk Mountain, with local author Andrea Lawlor.   In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews said, “The tension is palpable on every page, & Habib skillfully illustrates the complexity of relationships & the pain of unmet desires, both queer & otherwise.   His prose is as brutal as it is profound & beautiful.... A brutal & gorgeous tale of manipulation, control, & desire.”   Masks are highly recommended.
Novelist Maud Casey will read from her most recent novel, City of Incurable Women, at Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton.
Jason Salkey will sign copies of his new book, From Crimea with Love: Misadventures in the Making of Sharpe’s Rifles.   Salkey, who grew up in Amherst, is an English actor, known for many roles. particularly that of Harris, “the educated rifleman,” in the TV series Sharpe, the subject of his new book.

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