We at Watchung Booksellers invite you to join us for a series of fabulous author events this April!
APRIL 17 AT 7:00 PM – Ron Kaplan, “501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die”
Ron Kaplan, sports and features writer for New Jersey Jewish News, has chosen 501 of the best books ever written about baseball. A reviewer raves: “Kaplan provides a stimulating and informational tour through what could be the ultimate baseball library this side of Cooperstown.”
APRIL 18 AT 7:00 PM – The Irish American Writers Salon presents Terrence McCauley, “Prohibition”
Terrence McCauley has whipped up a fast-paced pulp thriller ripe with Tommy-gun blasting hoods, corrupt cops and deadly dames. Ron Fortier, managing editor of Airship 27, cheers: “McCauley captures the feel and atmosphere of those rambunctious outlaw days when the mobs were battling each other for control of the Big Apple.”
APRIL 19 AT 5:00 PM – World Book Night Launch Party
Volunteers who signed up to be Book Givers on World Book Night (coming up on April 23rd) are invited to join us and other book givers in a toast as we share in the excitement of this amazing worldwide event. Oh, and, of course, don’t forget to pick up your carton of books!
APRIL 25 AT 7:00 PM – The Art of the Novel: Panel Discussion and Workshop
David Sterry celebrates the publication of his latest novel, “Mort Morte”, with this panel-style presentation featuring a discussion about the often complex process of writing and selling a novel. At the end of the presentation, three audience participants will have the chance to do a brief presentation of their own pitch/query, which the panelists will then critique. Featuring: David Henry Sterry (“Mort Morte”), Alice Elliott Dark (“Think of England”), Liza Dawson (founder of literary agency Liza Dawson Associates), and Emily Bestlery (founder of Emily Bestler Books, former senior editor at Random House).
APRIL 27 AT 10:30 AM – Author/Illustrator Storytime – Corey Rosen Schwartz, “The Three Ninja Pigs”
Why do wolves think they can come to town and blow all the houses down? These three pigs just aren’t going to take it from that bully anymore! Corey Rosen Schwartz’s fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tongue-in-cheek rhymes will have kids howling!
APRIL 21 AT 4:00 PM – Third Sunday Poets – Annabel Lee and Joel Lewis
The Third Sunday Poets series presents new work by local poets, while offering a forum for discussion and information exchange. This month we feature Annabel Lee and Joel Lewis. Ms. Lee is the author of “Basket”, a collection of original poems dealing with quotidian objects, and “At the Heart of the World”, her translations of Blaise Cendrars. Mr. Lewis is the author of original collections “Surrender When Leaving Coach” and the forthcoming “North River Rundown”. Contact Marina Cramer (email@example.com) for more information.
APRIL 24 AT 7:00 PM – Tracey Beckerman, “Lost In Suburbia”
When syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman trades in her TV job and cool NYC existence for the New Jersey suburbs, she doesn’t expect to also trade in her entire identity. But her new life as a stay-at-home mom knocks her for a loop in more ways than one. In “Lost In Suburbia”, Beckerman shares her struggles with self-deprecating humor as she endeavors to reclaim her cool.
APRIL 27 AT 1:00 PM – Casey Barber, “Classic Snacks”
A cream-filled chocolate cupcake for dessert. Caramel popcorn while watching a movie. What could be better than indulging in your favorite treats? In “Classic Snacks”, Casey Barber faithfully reproduces beloved snacks and nostalgic vending machine classics like Nutter Butters, Animal Crackers, and Cinnamon Pop Tarts®. Yum!
Please contact Watchung Booksellers at 973 744 7177 for more information. All events are free and will be held at the store (54 Fairfield St, Montclair, NJ) unless otherwise noted.