Saturday, November 7, 2009

Writer Sighter

I've heard a lot of support for independent book stores through Stamford Notes, and ok, this is not within the strict boundary lines of our fine city, but if you head down the road just a click, you'll come across Barrett Bookstore in Darien.

Barrett is has teamed up with the Greenwich Arts Council for a free event open to the public called Literary Lights 2009 on Thursday, November 12th from 6-8:30pm. The event will be held at the Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich. It features more than 20 authors in attendance, food and wine to share and book sales with no tax! A few nice tax-free books fill up a Christmas stocking pretty quick, penny pinchers...

You can see a full list of authors ready and willing to sign your book and shake your hand at the Greenwich Arts Council/Literary Lights site above, but they include:

-Philip Caputo ("Crossers")
-Richard Conniff ("Swimming With Piranhas at Feeding Time")
-Susan Bartlett Crater/Libby Cameron/Mita Corsini Bland ("Sister Parish Design: On Decorating")
-Florence Fabricant ("Park Avenue Pot Luck: Celebrations")
-Chuck Fischer ("Angels – A Pop-Up Book")
-Tad Friend ("Cheerful Money: Me, My Family and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor")
-William Grimes ("Appetite City: A Culinary History of NY")
-Luc Hardy ("Arctic Transitions / Greenland Impressions")
-Mary Ann Hoberman ("Strawberry Hill / All Kinds of Families / The Tree That Time Built")
-Victoria Kann ("Goldilicious")
-Joseph Kanon ("Stardust")
-Christina Baker Kline ("Bird in Hand").

(photo from kennymatic,

1 comment:

Streets of Stamford said...

I love Barrett Bookstore. I just bought the wife the Sookie Stackhouse box set (it's the series on which True Blood is based).