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-Joseph Addison in The Tatler

 
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Author Lectures & Book Signings



All events are free and open to the public. No tickets required unless otherwise noted.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Author talk - The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen

Date: Monday, June 12, 7:30 pm
Location: Ridgefield Community Center

Richard We're pleased to present an event with Rich Cohen! This is a amazing story of an extraordinary man -- Samuel Zemurray, the Banana King. Walter Isaacson called it "a rollicking but brilliantly researched book about one of the most fascinating characters of the 20th Century." Call the store or email to reserve. This event is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Community Center


PAST EVENTS

2010-2011 Events (partial list)
2009 Events
2008 Events
2007 Events
2006 Events


Kris Carr & Gabrielle Bernstein
An evening with Kris Carr (Crazy, Sexy Diet)
January 26, 2012 at the Ridgefield Playhouse
Robert Riche
The Poetry of Life
February 23, 2012 at the Ridgefield Library
Deborah Freedman
Blue Chicken
February 4, 2012 at the Ridgefield Library
Maria-Pia Seirup & Neal Bowes
Your Parenting Toolbox
January 28, 2012 at the Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church
Linda Urbach
Madame Bovary's Daughter
December 8, 2011 at the Ridgefield Library
Roz Chast
What I Hate: From A to Z
October 22, 2011 at Books on the Common
Tom Paretta Tom Perrotta
The Leftovers
October 19, 2011 at the Ridgefield Libraray
Nina Mohadjer
This Mother's Life
October 15, 2011 at Books on the Common
John Burnham Schwartz
Northwest Corner
October 5, 2011 at the Ridgefield Library
Peter Spiegelman
This as Thieves
September 22, 2011 at the Ridgefield Library
Louisa Thomas
Conscience
August 25, 2011 at the Ridgefield Library
John Barricelli
The Sono Baking Company Cookbook
May 7, 2011 at Century 21 Landmark Properties
Pete Nelson
I Thought You Were Dead
April 16, 2011 at Books on the Common
Howard Frank Mosher
Walking to Gatlinburg
March 14, 2011 at the Ridgefield Library
Marina Marchese
Honeybee Lessons From an Accidental Beekeeper

March 4, 2010 at the Ridgefield Library

Brad Parks
Faces of the Gone

February 5 2010 at Books on the Common

Joanne Dobson
Death Without Tenure

February 4, 2010 at the Ridgefield Library

Rich Cohen
Israel is Real
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

September 30, 2009 at the Temple Shearith Israel

Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society: Lost and Found Film Series
In Spite of Myself: A Memoir by Christopher Plummer

Book signing after the event

September 26, 2009 at the Ridgefield Playhouse

A WIZARD OF OZ film/book celebration
May 8 at the Ridgefield Playhouse


Kids Love Authors Day (Download Event Flyer)
With Nora Baskin, Sari Bodi, Lauren, Greg & Jackie Logsted, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Susanna Reich, Linda Gramatky Smith, and Allia Zobel
February 14, 2009 at Books on the Common

Keith M. Jones, III
Congress as my Government
December 6, 2008 at Books on the Common

Victor DeMasi
Designer Faux Finishing: Ideas & Inspiration for Sophisticated Surfaces
November 16, 2008 at Books on the Common

Carol de Giere
Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked
November 13, 2008 at the Ridgefield Library

Archer Mayor
The Catch
October 28, 2008 at Books on the Common

Robert Vaughn
A Fortunate Life
October 17, 2008 at Books on the Common

Christopher & Catherine Brooks
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: NYC
Setpember 25, 2008 at Books on the Common

Jack Mitchell
Hug Your Customers
September 18, 2008
Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Rise & Shine breakfast meeting at the Ridgefield Community Center

Barry Lyga
Hero-Type
September 15, 2008, A Young Adult Event at the Ridgefield Library

Linda Merlino
Belly of the Whale
May 22, 2008, Author luncheon at Bernard’s

Paula Poundstone
There’s Nothing in this Book I Meant to Say
(Random House)
July 19, 2008 at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Nalini Jones
What You Call Winter
(Knopf)
May 18, 2008, AAUW Author Brunch at Bernard’s Inn at Ridgefield

Lorenzo Ottaviani
Travel Italia
(Abrams)
December 13, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Nalini Jones
What You Call Winter
(Knopf)
December 6, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Roz Chast
The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!
(Flying Dolphin Press)
November 17, 2007 at Books on the Common

Laurie Krebs
We’re Sailing Down the Nile
(Barefoot Books)
November 13, 2007 at Books on the Common

Nathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower
(Penguin)
November 1, 2007 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Don Dunbar
What You Don't Know Can Keep You Out of College
(Penguin)
October 11, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Chris Bohjalian
The Double Bind
(Shaye Areheart)
September 27, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Paula Poundstone
There’s Nothing in this Book that I Meant to Say
(Random House)
September 8, 2007 at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Howard Frank Mosher
On Kingdom Mountain
(Houghton Mifflin)
September 6, 2007 at the Books on the Common

Mary-Lou Weisman
Traveling While Married
(Algonquin)
July 30, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Diana Loevy
The Book Club Companion
(Penguin)
July 26, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
(Scholastic)
July 20, 2007 at Books on the Common

Masha Hamilton
The Camel Bookmobile
(HarperCollins)
June 28, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Frank DeFord
The Entitled
(Sourcebooks)
June 14, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Roz Chast
Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected and Health-Inspected Cartoons by Roz Chast, 1978-2006
(Bloomsbury USA)
April 26, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Bob Spitz
The Beatles
(Little, Brown & Company)
April 12, 2007 at the Ridgefield Library

Elizabeth Hickey
The Wayward Muse
(Simon & Schuster)
Bernard’s Author Luncheon Series
April 11, 2007 at Bernard Inn at Ridgefield

Marilyn Johnson
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries
(Harper Collins)
March 9, 2007 at Books on the Common

Peter Spiegelman
Red Cat: A John March Mystery
(Knopf)
March 1, 2007 at Books on the Common

Barbara J. Euser
Venturing in Southern Greece: The Vatika Odysseys
(Travelers Tales)
January 27, 2007 at Books on the Common

Cathryn J. Prince
Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont!
(Carroll & Graf)
December 9, 2006 at Books on the Common

Dr. Ronald L. Mallett
Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality
(Avalon)
December 7, 2006 at the Ridgefield Library

Dr. Heidi Hammel - Is Pluto a Planet?
Beyond Jupiter, by Dr. Fred Bortz
November 15, 2006 at the Ridgefield Library

Roz Chast
Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected and
Health-Inspected Cartoons by Roz Chast, 1978-2006

(Bloomsbury USA)
November 3, 2006 at Books on the Common

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Gunilla Norris
A Mystic Garden: Working with Soil, Attending to Soul
(BlueBridge Publishing)
October 21, 2006 at Books on the Common

J. Edward Chamberlin
Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations
(BlueBridge Publishing)
September 30, 2006 at Books on the Common

Mary Higgins Clark
Two Little Girls in Blue
(Simon & Schuster)
September 13, 2006 at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Jane & Michael Stern
Two for the Road: Our Love Affair with American Food
(Houghton Mifflin)
July 27, 2006 at Books on the Common

Verlyn Klinkenborg
Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile (Knopf)
May 11, 2006 at Books on the Common

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Jacqueline Mitchard
Cage of Stars (Warner Books)
May 5, 2006 at the Ridgefield Library

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Frank McCourt
Teacher Man (Simon & Schuster)
March 4, 2006 at the Ridgefield Playhouse
 
  McCourt photos by Scott Mullin. Click to enlarge.
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
Girls of Tender Age (Simon & Schuster)
February 2, 2006 at Books on the Common
        
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