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Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:00am   Events, Member Events

“Uncle,” Croissant said, “the fridge is in trouble
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble
I’m the last hope or the fridge will be lost
Help me or else we’ll be cooked, served, and sauced.”
There’s a stinky stench in the fridge–and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery Sir French Toast’s nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable rhymes, wordplay, and art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast–there’s even an actual red herring–this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids.

When: Sunday, August 12, 11:00AM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress St)


Poetry Night at Print!

Aug 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

Sally Bliumis-Dunn, author of ECHOLOCATION and Chard deNiord, poet and author of I WOULD LIE TO YOU IF I COULD: INTERVIEWS WITH TEN AMERICAN POETS and editor of the anthology, ROADS TAKEN: CONTEMPORARY VERMONT POETRY

Sally Bliumis-Dunn, ECHOLOCATION: As a series, the poems in Echolocation swing back and forth from the natural world keenly observed–rain, birds, sunflowers, even a clam– to the contortions of the human heart, mostly caused by hurt and loss. And isn’t that where the best poetry resides, between the thing and the emotion, the swan and the grief? – Billy Collins

Chard deNiord, I WOULD LIE TO YOU IF I COULD: I Would Lie To You If I Could contains interviews with nine eminent contemporary American poets (Natasha Trethewey, Jane Hirshfield, Martin Espada, Stephen Kuusisto, Stephen Sandy, Ed Ochester, Carolyn Forche, Peter Everwine, and Galway Kinnell) and James Wright’s widow Anne. It presents conversations with a vital cross section of poets representing a variety of ages, ethnicities, and social backgrounds. The poets testify to the demotic nature of poetry as a charged language that speaks uniquely in original voices, yet appeals universally. As individuals with their own transpersonal stories, the poets have emerged onto the national stage from very local places with news that witnesses memorably in social, personal, and political ways. They talk about their poems and development as poets self-effacingly, honestly, and insightfully, describing just how and when they were “hurt into poetry,” as well as why they have pursued writing poetry as a career in which, as Robert Frost noted in his poem “Two Tramps in Mud Time,” their object has become “to unite their avocation and their vocation / As their two eyes make one in sight.

ROADS TAKEN: CONTEMPORARY VERMONT POETRY: With its mystical landscape and fiercely self-reliant citizenry, Vermont has inspired poets from its earliest days. This anthology of contemporary Vermont poets represents a wide range of accomplished voices―both young and old, both renowned and relatively unestablished. Their poems reverberate with what W.H. Auden called “memorable speech” in a wide variety of forms and subjects. While there is no such thing as a particular brand of Vermont poetry, the poems in this volume claim Vermont as their place of origin, bearing witness to the remarkably rich and ongoing legacy of the state’s poetic tradition.

When: Thursday, August 9, 7:00PM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress St)



Julia Glass discusses her novel, A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES with Richard Russo

Aug 8, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

Julia Glass’s richly imagined novel begins just after the sudden death of world-renowned children’s book author Mort Lear, who leaves behind a wholly unexpected will, an idyllic country house, and difficult secrets about a childhood far darker than those of the beloved characters he created for young readers of all ages. Left to grapple with the consequences of his final wishes are Tommy Daulair, his longtime live-in assistant; Merry Galarza, a museum curator betrayed by those wishes; and Nick Greene, a beguiling actor preparing to play Lear in a movie. When Nick pays a visit to Lear’s home, he and Tommy confront what it means to be entrusted with the great writer’s legacy and reputation. Tommy realizes that despite his generous bequest, the man to whom she devoted decades of her life has left her with grave doubts about her past as well as her future. Vivid and gripping, filled with insight and humor, A House Among the Trees is an unforgettable story about friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of fame, and the sacrifices made by those who serve the demands of a creative genius.

When: Wednesday, August 8, 7:00PM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress St)


Tim Kreider discusses his essay collection, I WROTE THIS BOOK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU with Jennifer Finney Boylan, bestselling author of SHE’S NOT THERE

Aug 7, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult following as a cartoonist. But, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist—one whose deft prose, uncanny observations, dark humor, and emotional vulnerability have earned him deserved comparisons to David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, and the late David Foster Wallace (who was himself a fan of Kreider’s humor). In his new collection, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You, he focuses his unique perception and wit on his relationships with women—romantic, platonic, and the murky in-between. He talks about his difficulty finding lasting love, and seeks to understand his commitment issues by tracking down the John Hopkins psychologist who tested him for a groundbreaking study on attachment when he was a toddler. He talks about his valued female friendships, one of which landed him on a circus train bound for Mexico. He talks about his time teaching young women at an upstate New York college, and the profound lessons they wound up teaching him. And in a hugely popular essay that originally appeared in The New York Times, he talks about his nineteen-year-old cat, wondering if it’s the most enduring relationship he’ll ever have. Each of these pieces is hilarious and profound, and collectively they further cement Kreider’s place among the best essayists working today.

When: Tuesday, August 7, 7:00PM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress St)

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Jennifer Hazard – Meet & Greet

Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events


MEET & GREET with Maine author Jennifer Hazard
Author of Maine Play Book: A Four Season Guide to Fun & Adventure

Maine Office of Tourism’s “Family Fun Maker”, Jennifer Hazard, is the ultimate family guide to Maine. This adventure guidebook gives parents an insider’s perspective of the state through a mother’s eyes. Organized by season, each section features local farms, nature preserves and parks, and events and activities for families — from the rugged coast to the northernmost reaches of the state — with smart travel tips and color photos along the way.

When: Saturday, August 4th 10AM-12PM

Where: Letterpress Books

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