Monday, November 7, 2011

Currency Wars Pubs Tuesday November 8th

Jim Rickard's book, "The Currency Wars : The Making of the Next Global Crisis" will hit the streets tomorrow.

We are lucky to have him joining us at the New Canaan Library on November 20th @ 5:00pm. Make your reservations early, 203-594-5000 or call to preorder a signed copy at ESB, 203-966-4545

This is a book packed with both the historical and up to the minute insight on this economic juggernaut, currency manipulation. Could this be the next vehicle for worldwide terrorists?

Rickards untangles the web of failed paradigms, wishful thinking, and arrogance driving current public policy and points the way toward a more informed and effective course of action.

Don't miss it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ferguson Library Event

Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT

Don't miss food writers, Gabrielle Hamilton and Colman Andrews at the Ferguson Library in downtown Stamford, CT

Join us for the inside scoop on restaurants and recipes with food writers Gabrielle Hamilton, "Blood, Bones and Butter" and Colman Andrews " The Country Cooking of Italy."

Tickets - $15.00 donation to the library.

Wine & cheese reception.

PreOrder signed copies at Elm Street Books, 203-966-4545

Monday, September 26, 2011

Following Atticus

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm at the New Canaan Library, Tom Ryan will share his tale of climbing all 48 peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains twice in one winter with his trustly companion, Atticus. Don't miss this feel good event.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

1st Thursdays

1st Thursdays

Starting in October Elm Street Books will be hosting 1st Thursdays at 6:30pm on the first Thursday of the month. A great time to stop by ESB for some informal chat, wine and the opportunity to get up close and personal with authors.

On October 6th at 6:30 we will be joined by Stephanie Stiles, author of "Take It Like A Mom" and Julian Padowicz author of the three part memoir, "Mother and Me", "A Ship in the Harbor" and "Loves of Yulian."

Stop by before a dinner on the town!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our first September Author Event !

Join us at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street on September 8th at 7:30pm for an author event with Julia Stuart.

"The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise" is a hilarious love story set in London with a chief Beefeater from London's famous "Tower." Four stars from People Magazine!!
Julia also authored "The Matchmaker of Perigord" another fun romp through the French countryside.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Penderwicks author Jeanne Birdsall

Lucky us! We are having a tea party with the author of "The Penderwicks." Jeanne Birdsall will be joining us for a tea party and presentation at the New Canaan Library on June 18th at 1:30pm. Reserve Early 203-594-5000

Hear about all three Penderwick books and the procress of creating these enchanting tales.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Rope and a Prayer

Monday night May 23rd @ 7:30pm at the New Canaan Library you will have the opportunity to hear David Rohde speak about his amazing book "A Rope and a Prayer, A Kidnapping From Two Sides." Finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting David was a correspondent for The New York Times when he was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan. As the seven months of captivity pass, his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, family and the staff of the New York Times work diligently for his freedom. This is the story of faith, resilience and survival. Don't miss it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Author Talk with Jeff Benedict

Don't miss Jeff Benedict tonight at the New Canaan Library, 7:30pm

His latest book
"Poisoned-The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat" is sure to open your eyes.
"Fast Food Nation" meets "A Civil Action" in this gripping account of how we learned the hard way to truly watch what we eat.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Canaan's Modern Homes

A beautiful new book on modern architecture, "Tomorrow's Houses, New England Moderism" by Alexander Gorlin & Geoffrey Gross was recently published with many of the lovely homes of New Canaan included. Pick up a copy to enjoy an armchair tour of these wonderful structures.

Want to see the actual homes? Join the New Canaan Historical Society's 2011 Modern House Day Tour + Symposium: Seeing Modern Saturday, May 14, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call 203-966-1776 for reservations.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Good Stuff

I was lucky enough to attend a book party at Ralph Lauren's beautiful new store on Madison Avenue for Jennifer Grant. Her memoir "Good Stuff" is a lovely, touching memory of her famous father Cary Grant. Filled with momentos and photos this memoir shares the warm and affectionate relationship Jennifer and her famous Dad Cary shared. A feel good read.Stop by to pick up a copy.

Friday, April 29, 2011

At the Wilton Library May 4th, 7:00pm

At the Wilton Library,
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897
Tel: 203-762-3950 reservations

May 4th @ 7:00pm

"One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton"

featuring author Richard Horan

The Orchid Thief meets Botany of Desire meets Driving Einstein’s Brain in Richard Horan's Seeds, the chronicle of one man’s quest to understand the influence and impact of trees in American life and literature—and his mission to collect seeds from the homes of Kerouac, Welty, Wharton, Kesey and twenty other authors, to preserve the literary legacy of American forests for generations to come.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tom Holland's New Book

Tom Holland's new book "Beat the Gym" is out in time to shape you up for beach weather. What a great book. It basically shares all the tips personal trainers use with their clients. Tips for using machines better, preventing injury and succeeding with your fitness goals. Tom is a wonderful motivator. He'll be doing an event for us in the near future so watch your emails.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April is Poetry Month

I started today off by reading a few of Billy Collins' latest poems in his new volume titled "Horoscopes for the Dead."

As always Billy spins words into melodies and puts a smile on the reader's face. Here is a good one for an early Spring morning. Enjoy.

A Question About Birds

I am going to sit on a rock near some water

or on a slope of grass

under a high ceiling of white clouds,

and I am going to stop talking

so I can wander around in that spot

the way John James Audubon might have wandered

through a forest of speckled sunlight,

stopping now and then to lean

against an elm, mop his brow,

and listen to the songs of birds.

Did he wonder, as I often do,

how they regard the songs of other species?

Would it be like listening to the Chinese

merchants at an outdoor market?

Or do all the birds perfectly understand one another?

Or is that nervous chittering

I often hear from the upper branches

the sound of some tireless little translator?

Mention our blog and we'll extend a 20% discount on any poetry in the month of April.

Happy Morning.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Terrific Bookstore!

Patricia Wells new cookbook "Salad as a Meal" is a walk into the spring summer months. The Provence on a Plate recipe is easy and so delicious.. plus looks great. I'm just about to sit down and enjoy it.This week I plan to try the marinated shrimp salad for a girls night in..looks yummy, I'll keep you posted.

Elm Street hosted a wonderful event tonight at the New Canaan Library, Amy Chua, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and Jed Rubenfeld, author of "The Death Instinct" were kind enough to spend the afternoon discussing each of their books. How lucky we are as a small independent bookstore to be able to provide such terrific events to our community.

Another amazing author will be at the New Canaan Libray tomorrow night. Conor Grennan, author of "Little Princes" a fantastic read that will move your heart. I can't wait to meet him and listen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Patricia Wells Event April 14th

We are thrilled to host Patricia Wells on April 14th @ 7:30pm at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan. She is here to introduce us to her latest amazing cookbook,
"Salad As A Meal: Healthy Main Dish Salads for Every Season."
I have joined her blog challenge and will be creating meals from her new book and blogging about them. Tonight is the kick off with her recipe
"Provence on a Plate: Eggplant, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Tapenade."
I'll check back to let you know how it goes, but it sounds delicious and easy. Perfect as the warm weather begins. It is one of the recipes created at Patricia's cooking school at her house in Provence...hmmmm, I can almost feel the warmth of the sun.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Margaret Roach Blog

I forgot to mention that Margaret Roach, author of "and I shall have some peace" has a beautiful website
It is terrific and will give you a great idea of the treat you are in for with her presentation!

Margaret Roach March 29th Event

Next Tuesday March 29th at 7:00pm we have the good luck of hosting Margaret Roach, author of "and I shall have some peace there." She has been an editor at the NYTimes, Newsday and the first garden editor at Martha Stewart Living Magazine, as well as editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Quite a list. She will be sharing her book with us along with a thorough garden presentation to inspire you this spring. Don't miss her. Bring a friend.
Opps forgot to mention the event will be at the New Canaan Library,
151 Main Street in New Canaan,
reservations 203-594-5000

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rogues' Gallery~February 10th

This Thursday at New Canaan Library 2/10/11, 6:30pm author Michael Gross with be featured with his book "Rogues' Gallery." I love the subtitle....The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayal That Made The Metropolitan Museum of Art....This book is all about the dirty money and politics behind the Met's rise. With characters as colorful as the Met's collection, from J.Pierpont Morgan to Philippe de Montebello, Vogue editors, Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland you will be totally entertained. Stop by to pick up a signed copy.