We are thrilled to be participating in this year's Independent Book Store Day, Saturday, May 2.  Authors Timothy Gager, Matthew Sisson, and Robin Stratton will be on hand at various time during the day.  The makers of McCrea's Candies will be here as well!

11pm to 1PM

Timothy Gager is the author of The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan a "gangbuster novel, its characters sharply defined against a backdrop both tense and funny. Bill Sloan is the therapist no one wants, especially since you might say he needs therapy more than his patients."

McCrea's Candies

Some folks from McCrea's Candies will be on hand to talk about their delicious caramels and give out free samples. Yum!

1PM to 3PM

Matthew Sisson's poetry has appeared in magazines and journals ranging from JAMA the Journal of the American Medical Association to the Harvard Review Online. His first collection of poetry, Please, Call Me Moby was published early this year.

3PM to 5PM

Author and friend of the Book Fair, Robin Stratton, will be here to discuss her latest novel Blue or Blue Skies. “Reading Blue or Blue Skies is like curling up with an intimate friend. The fluid writing and emotional insights draw the reader in and suspend the passage of time. A vivid portrait of heartbreak and redemption; nobody depicts relationship dynamics like Robin Stratton.” ~ Lascaux Review


Local student, Emma Patz, started this charity which raises money through brownie sales to buy books for donation to hospitals and homeless shelters.

Emma will be selling brownies here between 10AM and 1PM.

Come support a good cause and have some delicious brownies in the process, Could be the perfect gift for Mother's Day!


Love Overcomes Grief is a gentle book designed to help a child deal with losing a parent, or any loved one. Children learn to understand that feelings of grief are normal and acceptable. Through pictures and supportive text, along with practical activities, Dan Widrich shows children and parents how actively to engage the healing process. Highlights of the book:

• Reviews feelings experienced by a child who has lost a parent or someone close • Helps a child understand that feelings of grief are normal
• Colorful illustrations visually interpret each page
• Offers strategies to help a child begin the healing process
• Explains the stages of grief
• Introduces the reality that all living things will die
• Provides helpful activities for a grieving child
• A Glossary of terms explains new words and concepts Appropriate for the following age levels:
• Preschool children when read with a trusted adult
• Elementary school age children can read this book alone. They may also want to discuss the ideas with a trusted adult.
• All preteens and teenagers • Parents with children who have experienced the death of a loved one “With sensitivity and power Dan Widrich shares his experiences and feelings of losing a father at a young age.

"His book speaks to young children staggered by the loss of a parent. This is an inspiring and helpful book. A MUST READ FOR A CHILD IN GRIEF!” Stephen M. Robinson, Ph. D. Child and Adolescent Psychologist