Events

One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

with author Alan Paul 

SPECIAL GUEST:  BUTCH TRUCKS, Allman Brothers’ legendary original drummer

MAR 7 / SAT / NOON

This new expanded paperback version has an extensive extra chapter and photos. Foreword by Butch Trucks, drummer.

“Open this book to any page, start reading, and I dare you to stop.” -Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone

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Special Needs Acting Workshop

with Papermill Playhouse* 

MAR 8 / SUN / 2:00 PM

This is our third class of the SPRING 2015 season of Second Sundays: Special Events for Special Kids – a monthly event series for children with special needs and their families.

  • *Minimum age is 5 for acting class - Ages 5-21 welcome!
  • Parent required to stay for duration of event
  • Location: [words] downstairs event space
  • All Second Sundays events are free

Space is limited, please register by emailing: info@wordsbookstore.com

 

Golden State

with author Stephanie Kegan

MAR 12  /  THU  /  7:30 PM

A haunting literary drama, with a ripped-from-the headlines urgency reminiscent of “Defending Jacob” and Sue Miller’s “While I Was Gone,” Golden State asks hard questions about the limits of loyalty and the bounds of family ties.

LA Magazine lists Golden State as one of “7 Books You Need to Read This February

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When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

with author Ronald Rosbottom

MAR 13 / FRI / 8 PM

“[A] rigorously researched and deeply compelling book, When Paris Went Dark, examines the relationship between the occupiers and the occupied, specifically how the vanquished Parisians either fought against or adapted to the conditions imposed by their Nazi rulers….Rosbottom strikes a perfect tone that is neither too scholarly nor too familiar and produces a chronicle that edifies as it entertains.” —Malcom ForbesMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Itty Bitty Wouldn’t Budge

with author Victoria Martin

MAR 14 / SAT / 11:00 AM

It was a beautiful, sunny and warm spring day. Itty Bitty, a very large Newfoundland dog, and Nana, her owner, set off on a long walk through their hometown of Maplewood. But when it was time to head back home, Nana was ready and Itty Bitty, well, she had another idea…

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Maplewood Ideas Festival at MAPLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

[words] Bookstore is pleased to share with readers Maplewood Public Library’s Maplewood Ideas Festival, featuring authors, architects, innovators, artists, and visionaries. [words] is providing books during the Ideas Festival for events featuring authors.

MARCH 14 – 30

[words] authors Richard T. Morris (This is a Moose) and Jennifer Vogel Bass (Edible Colors) are on the program as well as world-renowned architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman, and internationally-acclaimed author Paul Auster, among others visionaries.

Complete Schedule Here
Free Tickets to Paul Auster event 

I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else

with Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello

MAR 19 / THU / 7:30pm

Beloved stage and screen actor Danny Aiello’s big-hearted memoir reveals a man of passion, integrity, and guts–and lays bare one of the most unlikely success stories ever told.
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Daniel Louis “Danny” Aiello is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures. Films include Once Upon a Time in AmericaRubyThe Godfather: Part IIMoonstruckLéon: The ProfessionalThe Purple Rose of CairoTwo Days in the ValleyOnce Around and Dinner Rush. Aiello had a pivotal role in the 1989 Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing as Salvatore “Sal” Frangione, the pizzeria owner, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also played Don Domenico Clericuzio in a miniseries, Mario Puzo‘s The Last Don.

Full filmography and photos here
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Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)

with author Bill Gifford

MAR 21 / SAT / 7:30 PM

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey, separating the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society. Gifford arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what “not”to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. A mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, this is a brilliant examination of a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?

“Spring Chicken is an utterly marvelous book – a guided tour of a fantastic, counterintuitive landscape (that happens to be your body), and also a whip-smart guide to living a longer and healthier life. With this book, Bill Gifford joins the ranks of Mary Roach and Bill Bryson as a science writer supreme, illuminating our world in a page-turning style that is as entertaining as it is enlightening.”
-D. Coyle, New York Times bestselling author

 

Local Author Day

MAR 22 / SUN / TBA

Save the date!
More information coming soon.

How To Carry Bigfoot Home

with author Chris Tarry

MAR 28 / SAT / 7:30 PM

The thirteen stories in Chris Tarry’s richly imagined debut story collection, “How To Carry Bigfoot Home,” lay bare the insurmountable forces that determine who we are and who we become.

From an out-of-work dragon-slaying father in “Here Be Dragons” to a family arguing aboard a rocket ship in “Topics in Advanced Rocketry,” the stories use fantastic settings, blazing wit, and imaginative circumstances to explore very human truths. The stories work to reconcile the public self with the private heart. This work of fiction contemplates the monsters we carry home and lay bare for the ones we love the most.

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Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

with author Marta McDowell

MAR 29 / SUN / 2:00 PM

Beatrix Potter s Gardening Life” is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England’s Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter s gardens today.

Richly illustrated and filled with quotations from her books, letters, and journals, it is essential reading for all who know and cherish Beatrix Potter s classic tales.

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Special Needs Sewing Workshop

with Tiel Roman Studios

APR 19 / SUN / 2:00 PM

This is our LAST CLASS in the SPRING 2015 season of Second Sundays: Special Events for Special Kids – a monthly event series for children with special needs and their families.

  • Ages 3-21 welcome!
  • Parent required to stay for duration of event
  • Location: [words] downstairs event space
  • All Second Sundays events are free

Space is limited, please register by emailing: info@wordsbookstore.com

SEE YOU IN THE FALL!