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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

June 29, Lenox
The Bookstore
Holly Morse will read from her new book, Spangled Ruin, short stories that span both familiar themes (intergenerational conflict, sexual politics) and unfamiliar themes (Swedish witches, guinea pigs). 5:30 p.m.

June 30, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music
Scott Spencer – the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Man in the Woods and Endless Love – will discuss his new novel, River Under the Road, with Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End), who will present his own new collection of short stories, The Dinner Party. 6 p.m.

July 1, Kent
House of Books
Mary Simses, author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe, will sign copies of her newest novel, The Rules of Love and Grammar. 2 p.m.

July 2, Kent
House of Books
Emma Smith-Stevens will sign copies of her debut novel, The Australian, a poignant and at times satirical meditation on masculinity, fatherhood, isolation, NYC, fame and loss. 2 p.m.

July 6, Lenox
The Bookstore
Courtney Maum will sign copies of her newly released second novel, Touch, a satire about a trend forecaster who longs to overturn her own predictions. 2 p.m.

July 6, Lenox
The Bookstore
James Hatt will discuss his new memoir, Playing Chess with Putin: Memoirs of an Accidental Spy, about business, secrecy and power in Putin’s world. 5:30 p.m.

July 6, Lenox
The Mount
WAMC’s Book Show host Joe Donahue will be in conversation with Courtney Maum, author of Touch, a new novel about a trend forecaster who finds herself wanting to move away from technology. 3 p.m.

July 8, Hudson
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
This month’s installment of the Volume Reading & Music Series will feature readings by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir), Courtney Maum (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You; Touch) and Christopher Bollen (Lightning People; The Destroyers). A book signing and a DJ set by Amanda Taylor will follow. 7 p.m.

July 11, Lenox
The Mount
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall opens the 2017 lecture series with Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, a brilliantly rendered account of the life of one of America’s most revered poets. 11 a.m.

July 12, Adams
Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock
Poetry reading and book signing with Peter Gizzi, author of the National Book Award finalist Archeophonics, and Geoffrey Young, gallerist and author of All the Anarchy I Want. 6 p.m.

July 13, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music
Editor in Chief of Salon, David Daley, will discuss his new book, Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count, which uncovers the fundamental rigging of our House of Representatives and state legislatures nationwide. 6 p.m.

July 14, Pittsfield
Hancock Shaker Village
Food for Thought: a monthly dinner with an author. Enjoy a 3-course seasonal meal prepared by field-to-table chef Brian Alberg, wine and a signed book. This month’s author is Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Cleopatra and The Witches: Salem, 1692. 6 p.m.

July 16, Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck Farmers Market
Zak Pelaccio and Peter Barrett present their new book, Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game, which includes seasonal recipes, profiles of key producers who supply the restaurant and more. 11 a.m.

July 18, Lenox
The Mount
Elaine Showalter will discuss her most recent book, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography, which tells the story of this powerful feminist pioneer. 11 a.m.

July 18, Washington Depot
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Stacey Lender will sign copies of her new novel, City Mouse. 10:30 a.m.

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