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How Publishers Choose and Market Books: Talk at DCA Women’s Luncheon Dec 3

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The Darien Community Association Women’s Luncheons will feature “How a Book is Published and Marketed,” for their luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at at the DCA. Plus Barrett Bookstore, which is presenting the event, will be available to give helpful guidance for book groups and ideas for Christmas gifts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Author of ‘We Come as Girls. We Leave as Women,’ Visits the Depot Nov 3

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Please come to the Darien Depot Youth Center on Sunday, Nov. 3 for a chat with the author, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, as she discusses the themes of her new debut novel, “We Come as Girls. We Leave as Women.” If you have a daughter, this is an afternoon you will not want to miss. Bring them. Continue Reading →

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Chase Reynolds, Author of ‘Cabin Style,’ About Luxury Resort Homes, Visits Darien

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Barrett Bookstore on Saturday hosts author Chase Reynolds Ewald, who will talk about and sign copies of her new book, Cabin Style, “an up-close look at some of the most exclusive architect-designed cabins, ranch houses, and lodges located in popular resort areas.” She won’t be at the bookstore, however, but at Neat Darien coffee shop at 20 Grove St. (Grove Street Plaza). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cartoonist Rachel Lindsay to Talk About Her ‘Rx: A Graphic Memoir’ Wednesday at Library

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How do you choose between sanity and happiness? On Wednesday afternoon, Cartoonist Rachel Lindsay will visit Darien Library to talk about her book, Rx: A Graphic Memoir. Lindsay has been called a powerful new voice in “graphic medicine,” a literary genre that uses comics to tell personal stories of illness and health. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Easier Cooking: Bestselling Author Ellie Krieger Talks at Library Thursday About Her New Book

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Acclaimed best-selling author, nutritionist, and James Beard Award winner, Ellie Krieger, will visit Darien Library on Thursday, Oct. 17 to talk about her new cookbook, WHOLE IN ONE: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Founder of Moms Demand Action to Visit Darien Sept 19, Get Your Ticket Soon

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Barrett Bookstore and the League of Women Voters Darien are pleased to welcome Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action and author of Fight Like A Mother, to town on Thursday, Sept. 19 for a benefit luncheon. You can buy your ticket today at the league’s website. or by mail (must be in by Sept. 12; see the poster below for the address). Continue Reading →

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Westport Fine Arts Festival, July 20 to 21, Includes Art, Food, Kids Activities and That Gargantuan Book Sale

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The Westport Fine Arts Festival takes place on the weekend of July 20 and 21 with works on display from more than 175 juried artists, arts fun for kids, food and  the Wesport Library’s giant annual summer book sale — heavy enough to slow down the rotation of the Earth. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chris Crowley, Co-Author of the ‘Younger Next Year’ Series of Health Books, Talks Tuesday at Library

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Chris Crowley, author of the Younger Next Year series, will Darien Library’s featured speaker on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Over one million people have changed their lives with Chris Crowley’s New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year books (written with Internist and Columbia Medical School Professor, Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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Do Something Crazy and Fun This Weekend: Drive to 17 Indie Bookstores Around This Beautiful State

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The first thing you should know is that (1) this is more fun than a written description can relay. If you do this, you will remember for the rest of your life just how beautiful Connecticut is, especially when you leave the highway. Prepare to be charmed. The second, third and fourth things you should know are that if you participate in the Passport event for Independent Bookstore “Day” this weekend, April 27 and 28, (2) you’d better not mind being in a car for most of the day Saturday and Sunday, because you’ll be traveling to 17 bookstores around the state; (3) you’ll find it more fun if you love books, because 20%-off coupons at these bookstores are the direct reward; and (more…) Continue Reading →

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