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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.
- Saturday, July 9th at 10:00am - 1:00pm (Book singing)
Help us belatedly celebrate the publication of a recent book by local author
— Awakening 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
- Wednesday, July 13th at 4:00pm (Book launch party)
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.
- Thursday, July 14th at 6:30pm (Book launch party & talk)
— 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.
- Saturday, July 23rd at 7:00pm (Reading)
Novelist Maud Casey
will read from her most recent novel, City of Incurable Women
, at Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton
- Saturday, July 30th 2:00pm (Book signing)
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.