Thursday, January 17, 2019

Two Reviews

Some reviews from our retired bookseller, Connie.

     The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand   (06.19.19   300k)

Drifting away a bit from her popular summer read format, Hilderbrand still presents her story on Nantucket, but this time throws in a dead body. Compelling with her usual fully developed characters, this may be moved from a beach read to possibly the mystery shelf. The Otis-Winbury wedding was to be the highlight of the summer, but everyone becomes a suspect when the morning of the event the maid of honor is found washed up on the estate’s beach.


      Virgil Wander  by Leif Enger   (10.02.18)

In 2001 Enger gave us “Peace Like A River”. It was a huge success and continues to be so popular that the wholesaler has more than 1000 on hand – generally unheard of except for those lasting classics. Also set in Minnesota (the author’s home), Virgil lives above the struggling cinema he owns in Greenstone – a failing ex-mining town on Lake Superior. When he nearly dies after his car plummets into the lake, he finds he has been altered (like adjectives allude him). Into town comes Rune, an old Norwegian who just recently learned he is the father of a young man who disappeared when flying over the lake and he comes seeking to learn of this son he never knew. Add to the mix a generous cast of characters and the result is an absolutely fantastic story. For lovers of any/all of Fredrik Backman’s books or “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” (I have my
hand up for all), this book is not to be missed. And for those of you who enjoy audio books, the reader has a Minnesota accent.  

Saturday, January 5, 2019

January Author Events 2019

Great Events in January 2019

Start the New Year off with some terrific author events.

Join us at Waterworks in Greenwich CT on Wednesday January 9th 5PM to meet and chat with

  Elizabeth Brooke Murray

and have a copy of her book signed.

New Canaan Library-January 10th, 6:30pm
Ambition Redefined by Kathryn Sollmann
New Canaan Library-January 14th, 6:30pm
Story by Kimberly Norton

The Mead School 2019 Speaker Series
January 17th-7:00pm
How To Be A Happier Parent by KJ Dell'Antonia
Weird Parenting Wins by Hillary Frank

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

First Thursday At Elm Street Books

Tomorrow is our October First Thursday!!  We'll have authors, book signings and refreshments.
Stop by before your Thursday night on the town.

We have four awesome authors joining us.

Allia Zobel Nolan brings us two LOL funny books!

Purr More, Hiss Less, Heavenly Lessons I Learned from My Cat

Laugh Out Loud, 40 Woman Humorists Celebrate Then and Now.....Before We Forget

 We Were Mothers by Katie Sise

                                                                           Ann Lineberger's latest title

Wednesday, September 12, 2018



Yale neurologist, popular podcaster of “The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe”, author of numerous books and a new one releasing on October 2, Dr. Steven Novella will be the guest presenter at the October 8 general monthly meeting in Norwalk of Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County.

RSVP on, or email with subject line "Novella."  The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Silver Star Diner at 210 Connecticut Ave in Norwalk. The presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Back to School

While all the students are heading back to school we have lots of interesting adult events to make their parents wiser!

September 6th @6:30pm at the New Canaan Library
Ingrid Fetell Lee - TED talk personality

September 6th @ 7:00pm at The Wilton Library Association
Robert McWilliams - An ambitious trek across Scotland

September 17 @ 10:00am at The Wilton Library Association
Julia Morgenstern - Takes on the ultimate time management challenge - parenting

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

We love to read!! Don't You??

At Elm Street Books we only have readers as booksellers!  That is what makes us different than the big box stores or online book stores. You actually meet and chat with folks who READ!
What better way to discover new authors, genres and topics.
Always check our shelf talkers and please ask for the bookseller who best meets your reading rhythm.
Here are some great new titles to enjoy.
The Double Life by Flynn Berry
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent
Captive by Catherine Oxenberg

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Women's Contemporary Fiction Night

Women's Contemporary Fiction Night

August 14th 6:30 at The New Canaan Library

Join us for a panel of three very talented authors.

Beatriz Williams

Jill Santopolo

Carola Lovering