Friday, March 15, 2013
'Before the Poisoned Apple' author Larry Weiner stops by.
The following information is available on The Town Book Store's website: The Town Book Store will be hosting Westfield resident Larry Weiner, author of Before the Poisoned Apple on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 2 -4 p.m. Long before they saved a princess whose skin was as white as snow, seven little men lived a life of battles, adventure, and wonder. Before The Poisoned Apple is the first in a series of epic novels about their lives. Their stories were never told...until now. Their tales are of life's greatest challenges, fighting the most evil of creatures. Follow and grow with them, as their story doesn't end with Snow White. Before the Poisoned Apple is the debut novel by local author, Larry Weiner, whose pen name is L. S. Dubbleyew. …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
East Broad Street shop is one of the last two remaining independent bookstores in Union County.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The big retailers have Black Friday and the online retailers have Cyber Monday. For the past three years, small business owners now have their kickoff to the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday. Starting Saturday Nov. 24, customers will receive 20 percent off select 2012 Indie Next List Titles (see attached pdf) at The Town Book Store. These titles are independent bookseller favorites and sure to make great gifts this holiday season. This offer will continue through the East Broad Street bookseller's week-long 'Thanks for Shopping Indie' celebration. "Especially because of the power outage that resulted in loss of business for a week, many small businesses in town have suffered a financial loss that really hurts," said …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Beth Tiger, author of Rising From the Ashes of Divorce, will be signing books and talking to newly single men and women from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
New Jersey resident Beth Tiger is the new author of Rising From the Ashes of Divorce. She will be signing books and talking to newly-single men and women at Town Book Store from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The book, which offers helpful tips on how to thrive - not just survive - divorce - hit the bookshelves in May and has already topped the best-seller list. "One out of two marriages ends in divorce. I went through the painful journey and learned a lot. As a life coach, I want to share ways to help people through one of the most difficult times in their lives," she says. Tiger is a life coach and divorcee. She wrote her book after her own experience and created the “Flying Solo” workshop which she teaches throughout the …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Town Book Store has recommendations that are sure to please fathers, grandfathers or even Godfathers.
Searching for just the right Father's Day gift? Great summer reads abound at The Town Book Store. Anne Laird, owner of East Broad Street shop, has some suggestions to satisfy the cravings of every kind of bookworm. To make your shopping even easier, gift wrapping and gift certificates are available. Making a last minute purchase? The Town Book Store is open 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. The following is a list of Laird's Father’s Day recommendations. All are currently in stock: A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver by Mark K. Shriver. Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock n’ Roll by Marc Dolan The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro In the Garden of Beasts…
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Rosanne Kurstedt and Lisa Carletta-Vietes signed copies of 'And I Thought About You' Saturday afternoon at The Town Book Store.
Westfield residents Rosanne Kurstedt and Lisa Carletta-Vietes signed copies of their new children's book 'And I Thought About You' from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Town Book Store. 'And I Thought About You' reflects a universally-shared sentiment all mothers have when they’re apart from their child, “I wonder what my child is doing now?” Kurstedt, a mother of two boys and an adjunct professor at Fordham University, said the afternoon was a great opportunity for her and Carletta-Vietes to talk with people about their inspiration and hear their reactions. The store grew out of a real-life tradition that Kurstedt established with her oldest son while living in Hong Kong. "We want to thank the Town Book Store for hosting us," she said. …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chef and author Kim Hendrickson will offer a selection of hors d’oeuvres from her award-winning 'Tastefully Small' cookbook series.
Entertaining doesn't need to be intimidating, especially if you start small. Chef and author Kim Hendrickson will serve up some tasty treats and offer some time-saving tips for hosts and hostesses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 when she visits The Town Book Store The woman behind the 'Tastefully Small' series will also answer questions about preparing food in advance, substituting alternative ingredients, and whipping up the perfect amount crowd-pleasing appetizers. The winner of two Florida Publishers Association gold medals, Hendrickson has catered for the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Penguin Repertory Theatre, and 'The Bizarre Food Show.' "For the tasting, Kim will bring samples from her first two books, '…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Junior Woman's Club hosts the 26th annual fourth and fifth grade spelling bee at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Westfield High School.
Westfield's fourth and fifth graders are ready to spell their way to victory as the 26th annual spelling bee begins tonight at 7 p.m. in the Westfield High School auditorium. Sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club of Westfield (JWCW), the fourth graders will kick off the three-day competition, while fifth graders compete Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Top spellers from both fourth and fifth grades will unite on Monday, Jan. 30 for a final elimination round. In addition to qualifying to move on and represent Westfield in the Central Regional Spelling Bee, the top three spellers will receive prizes including gift certificates from Bovella's Pastry Shop, the Rialto Movie Theatre, and The Town Book Store. A cash prize will be awarded to the first …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tom Davis, author of "A Legacy of Madness"
Dorothy "Dede" Winans Davis led a tormented life. But her torment wasn't her own. It bled into the fabric of her family, from her husband, Stan, to their children, Carolyn, Tom and Edward and made life difficult in their Point Pleasant home. Dede was eventually diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but the diagnosis came late, too late to save her, and after wreaking havoc on her husband and children. Her middle son, Tom, fought through bulimia and anxiety issues before overcoming them. He became an award-winning journalist, eventually writing a column dedicated to mental-health issues for the Record of Bergen County newspaper before writing "A Legacy of Madness: Recovering My Family from Generations of Mental Illness". Davis's …