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Independent Bookstores

G J Askins Bookseller
North Adams, MA

Barbara Farnsworth Bookseller
West Cornwall, CT

The Bookbarn
Hillsdale, NY

The Bookloft
Great Barrington, MA

The Bookstore
Lenox, MA

The Chatham Bookstore
Chatham, NY

Darren Winston Bookseller
Sharon, CT

Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT

House of Books
Kent, CT

James S. Jaffe Rare Books
Salisbury, CT

Johnnycake Books
Salisbury, CT

Joie de Livres
Salisbury, CT

East Chatham, NY

Merritt Bookstore
Millbrook, NY

Oblong Books & Music
Millerton, NY
Rhinebeck, NY

Richard J. Lindsey Bookseller
Kent, CT

Shaker Mill Books
West Stockbridge, MA

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Hudson, NY

Yellow House Books
Great Barrington, MA

Readings, Signings & Talks

Oct. 17, Rhinebeck
Clinton Community Library Lee Kravitz, author of the memoirs Unfinished Business and Pilgrim, will give the talk “Reinventing Yourself in the Face of Challenging Times.” 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 19, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music
Two of the world’s most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, discuss their collection of essays, Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. 6 p.m.

Oct. 20, Annandale-on-Hudson
Bard College Award-winning memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss his new novel, An Odyssey, with poet and memoirist Nick Flynn, answer questions and sign copies. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20, Lenox
The Bookstore
Gazmend Kapllani will discuss his new book, A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth, a blackly comical exploration of immigration from an Albanian who grew up in a totalitarian madhouse, longing for Greece, only to find more absurdities on his arrival. 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 21, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music
Celebrate the launch of Rhinebeck photographer Francesco Mastalia’s new book, Yoga: The Secret of Life, a photo-documentary that explores the experiences of 108 of today’s leading practitioners. 6 p.m.

Oct. 21, New Preston
Pergola Home
Book signing for At Home with Dogs and their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life by Susann Salk, with the book’s forward writer, acclaimed designer Robert Couturier. His dogs are featured on the book cover (and a few of them will also be attending). Pergola will be donating all proceeds of book sales that day to The Little Guild Animal Shelter in West Cornwall. Dog-bone cookies for 4-legged and 2-legged friends will be served from Sweet William’s Bakery in Salisbury. 2–4 p.m.

Oct. 21, Kent
House of Books
Book signings during the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest will include How to Eat Like a Gilmore by Kristi Carlson; Grandma Told Me So by Carla McCloskey, the show’s director; and Smokey the Cat Finds his Purr by Biff and Katrina Yeager, the show’s producers. 1–3 p.m.

Oct. 24, Litchfield
Oliver Wolcott Library Surgeon John Pryor Fulkerson will discuss his decision to grow grapes in the harsh northwest Connecticut hills and create fine wines from them, detailed in his new book, In Thin Lines: A Vineyard Journey. 7 p.m.

Oct. 27, Great Barrington
Simon’s Rock
Faculty member Brendan Mathews will read from and discuss his critically acclaimed new novel, The World of Tomorrow. 7 p.m.

Nov. 4, Chatham
Chatham Public Library Best known in Columbia County as the founder of the Omi International Arts Center, Francis Greenburger is famous around the world as an entrepreneur in several fields. He’ll discuss Risk Game, his candid memoir co-written with Rebecca Paley. 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 5, Rhinebeck
Beekman Arms
Holiday book-signing event, featuring 12 authors. 1–4 p.m.

Nov. 9, Great Barrington
Simon’s Rock
An evening with Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Prize for Let The Great World Spin. 7 p.m.

Nov. 9, Salisbury
The White Hart Inn
The White Hart Speaker Series presents Gene Dattel, author of Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure. 6 p.m.

Nov. 10, Rhinebeck
Clinton Community Library David Rocco will discuss his newly published book, The Indestructible Man, which tells the story of Navy commander Dixie Kiefer, who saw action in some of the worst battles of the Pacific and died in 1945 when his Navy transport plane crashed into Mount Beacon. 7 p.m.

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