Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve Party at Boswell's tonight!

We're having a New Year's Eve party at Boswell's Books tonight, from 9 PM until we feel like going home!  We'll have some food and drink to share, and plenty of music and games to play.  If you can make it, and we apologize for this being an almost last minute invitation, come on down anytime after 9 PM, and by all means bring a friend or partner, and you're welcome to bring anything else of food, drink, music and games to enjoy with others.  You may even bring anything you've written that you'd like to share with an appreciative audience.  If you think that you can make it, call the store at 625-9362 before 5 PM, or call my cell phone, 768-0705, anytime today.  We'll plan to be there until at least midnight, but if folks leave earlier and it's just us, we may leave earlier also.  Best to come earlier rather than later!  We hope you can make it, but either way, Happy New Year to all.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

BosBuzz Event (with Arms Library): Susan Todd and Friends, "Morning Song"

On Thursday September 22 at 7pm, Boswell’s Books in conjuncture with Arms Library will host local author Susan Todd and various contributors reading from Morning Song: Poems For New Parents. The reading will be held in the downstairs of the Arms Library.
Moving, inspiring, and full of wisdom, Morning Song celebrates the joy a new child brings to a family.
“It’s a how-to book, in a practical and spiritual way” states Todd. With sources ranging from traditional songs to Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and our outstanding contemporary poets, this beautiful collection summons the spiritual and the pragmatic, the whimsical and the divine.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the library during the event as well as at Boswell’s Books. After the reading the authors will be available to sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served and the event is free to all.

For more information, call Boswell's Books at 625-9362

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BosBuzz Event: The Little Yellow Trolley Car

On Thursday, August 25, at 5 p.m. Boswell’s Books invites children of all ages and their parents, to help us welcome local children’s author and illustrator Marie Betts Bartlett, who will read and discuss her bookThe Little Yellow Trolley Car.
Bartlett’s is a charming book filled with bold, colorful collage illustrations, a delight for readers of all ages.
The Little Yellow Trolley Car is the true story of a little trolley who brought passengers and freight from one small town to another between 1896 and 1927. You will cheer with her crowd of passengers when at last she runs again.
    Since the year 2002 Marie has volunteered as a conductor and motorman on the trolley at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. She has told the story of the the little yellow trolley car many, many times, and she has felt for years that the story needed to be recorded in a picture book that would appeal to young children. The magic of railroads, a glimpse into days gone by, the resiliency of the old trolley, the hope and vision of restoration, came together as a story in a way that was very satisfying for Marie to write.
       Copies of the book are for sale at Boswell’s Books. The author will be available to sign copies of the book after the reading. Refreshments will be served and the event is free to all.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Upcoming Events!

July Thursday 28, 5pm Jan Atamian Reading from The Journey of Tucker O'Leary

August Thursday 4, 7pm Emily Arsenault Book Launch, In Search of Rose Notes

August Thursday 11, 7pm Evelyn Resh Reading from The Secret Lives of Teen Girls; What Your Mother Wouldn't Talk About But Your Daughter Needs to Know

August Thursday 25, 5pm Marie Betts Bartlett reading from The Little Yellow Trolley Car

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BosBuzz Book Group June 2011

On Monday, June 13, at 6 pm, Boswell’s Books will be hosting the second in a series of monthly book discussion groups, continuing though August. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is the darkly playful first installment to Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series. Part little girl, part sleuth, and part mad scientist, young Flavia must solve a murder, for which the prime suspect is her father.                 

      “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This is by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.” (Flavia de Luce)                                                                            

We recommend that you read the book ahead of  time and come prepared to discuss it.

June BosBuzz Event

On Thursday,  June 9 at 6 pm Boswell’s will host local poets Candace Curran  author of Playing in Wrecks and Marian Kelner author of As a Sailboat Seeks the Wind.
Marian Kelner will be reading from her book As a Sailboat Seeks the Wind, a collection of poems , essays and open hearted stories.  A book that brings to life the authors own unique connection to the world around us.
Candace Curran will be reading from her newest book Playing in Wrecks.  A surprising and thoughtful book full of heart. Curran’s narrative style reveals more than word on a page.
Following the reading the authors will be available to autograph copies of their books. Refreshments will be served and this event is free to all.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May BosBuzz Event: Lens on Outdoor Learning

On Thursday, May 26th, at 6p.m. Boswell's will host author and educator Virginia Sullivan, reading from Lens on Outdoor Learning.

           Lens on Outdoor Learning is filled with photographs and inspirational stories for both teachers and parents. This book demonstrates how kids can create their own learning experiences through the process of natural exploration in nature. Though the book focuses on 3-12 year old children, the principles found within can be applied to children of any age.
Ginny Sullivan is co-principal of Learning by the Yard, a partnership that combines landscape architecture and education to help schools develop their grounds for habitat, play, and learning.                                                         
Ginny works with educators to re-design their outdoor spaces to help children and teachers reconnect with the forgotten beauty of the natural world.
When not teaching or writing she loves to garden, paint, take long walks looking for birds and knit baby garb, for her two grandchildren.
Following the reading the author will be available to autograph copies of the book. Refreshments will be served and the event is free to all.