Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Author Events - Elm Street Books in October
Wow, do we have authors for you in October!!!!

October 2, 7:00pm, New Canaan Library

Lee Woodruff @ the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Those We Love Most” is Lee Woodruff’s first novel, following her essay collection, “Perfectly Imperfect,” and a work of nonfiction called “In an Instant.” That powerful book, co-written with her husband, ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff, chronicled their family’s life in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury Bob suffered while embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq. Her new novel explores some of the same themes: A sudden tragedy strikes one person, leading many others along a complex emotional path that winds in and around an entire family.
Reservations 203-594-5000
PreOrder a signed copy 203-966-4545

Thursday October 4, 6:30pm
At the Stamford Ferguson Library,One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT
we have Carol Miller, longest running rock radio DJ with her memoir "Up All Night My Life and Times in Rock Radio" on Thursday October 4 @ 6:30pm Tickets $15.00 includes refreshments.
Reservations - 203 351-8275

As one of the nation's top radio DJs, Carol Miller introduced the music of Bruce Springsteen to the New York airwaves, was on a first-name basis with Paul McCartney, and has been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In Up All Night, Carol spins the entertaining, moving, and revealing story of her life and times in rock radio and beyond.

Our new partnership with the Bedford Post Inn brings us Ali Wentworth,

Thursday, October 4

11:30 am
Lunch and book included
Reservations - 914-234-7800

In her sharp-witted - and often laugh out loud funny - memoir, ALI IN WONDERLAND, actress, comedian and writer Ali Wentworth shares her real-life adventures through the looking glass: from a Washington, DC childhood as the daughter of a White House social secretary, to years in the casting trenches of Hollywood, and back to Washington as the wife of George Stephanopoulos. In between there was a rough stint at an all-girl boarding school, misspent college years, and a few decades of soured relationships - all priceless comic material from the woman who has made us laugh on Oprah, In Living Color, and Seinfeld and in the pages of Marie Claire and Vogue.

Reservations - 914-234-7800


Back at the New Canaan Library on October 8th, 7:00pm we have
Dennis Lehane!

Dennis is the author of A Drink Before the War, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; and the New York Times bestsellers Mystic River and Shutter Island.
Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award and won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, as well as the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Coronado, a collection of five stories and a play, was published in the fall of 2006 and includes the story "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage.
He is a totally animated speaker. Don't miss out. Reserve early. 203-594-5000
Lehane's work has been translated into 22 languages

I'll be back in a couple of days with more terrific October events.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day Two at the Book Expo America Convention

Another day of interesting conversations and amazing authors. Is'nt that what the book business is really all about? THE AUTHORS????
I had the pleasure of sharing lunch with three terrific voices.
Tom Wolf, Liza Klaussmann and Kevin Powers.
Each has a book coming out in the next few months.
Liza and Kevin are first time novelists who are receiving so much pre-press buzz the room was humming. I started Liza's book on the train home.
Tom Wolf is a classic. As I mentioned to the reporter from Publishers Weekly his legacy will outlive us all. Unfortunately his next title is embargoed so no early readers for us booksellers. BooHoo

Liza Klaussmann is sharing an evening with us in July at the New Canaan Library.
Save the date. July 26th

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I've been at the BEA (Book Expo America) convention all day...It started off with Stephen Colbert waking us up with amazing humor and introductions
for Barbabra Kingsolver, Junot Diaz
and Jo Nesbo. Three terrific authors and speakers. Three new books for the fall season.
PreOrder now for a 15% discount! You will have a treat coming.
Just mention the BEA special discount.
Stephen Colbert - America Again Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Were'nt
Junot Diaz- This is How You Lose Her
Barbara Kingsolver-Flight Behavior
Jo Nesbo-Phantom

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wilton Library Event May 31st @ 7pm

Join us for an evening with author Douglas Brinkley.
Don't miss this fascinating event.

Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts at the recently opened Cronkite Archive to bring detail and depth to this deeply personal portrait.

7 pm May 31st at the Wilton Library

PreOrder a signed copy with Elm Street Books

                                                                               To register for this program 
                                                                               call 203-762-3950
                                                                               or visit the Wilton Library website


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pinkalicious Event May 20th

Get your PINK on and bring your Pinkalicious fans to the New Canaan Library this Sunday, May 20th @ 1:00pm. We have so many lovers of these terrific books and lucky for them Victoria Kann will join us to read and chat with the audience. Enjoy a tea party with Elm Street Books @ the New Canaan Library.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Author Event American Canopy-Eric Rutkow

Celebrate Earth Day at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road with Elm Street Books and
author Eric Rutkow, author of "American Canopy Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation."
Program @ 3:30
Reservations: 203-762-3950

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lisa Scottoline will be at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan
Friday April 13@ 12:00noon

Reservations 203-594-5000

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ferguson Library Event April 11th

Don't miss this great event at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT
Reservations - 203-351-8275
Three great authors.
Jane Green
Charlotte Rogan
Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moby Duck

The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Seach of Them

Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm
@ the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street

“Like the novel from which it has borrowed at least a portion of its title, Moby-Duck is a far-ranging, delightfully narrated masterwork of adventure, science, exploration, and much more. Imagine a real-life Ishmael in the 21st century on a quest to discover how a container full of little rubber duckies washed up on the wave-battered shores of Alaska, and you have the wacky and wonderful premise of this wacky and wonderful page-turner of a book.”
- Nathaniel Philbrick

A New York Times Notable Book of 2011
NPR’s Best Books of 2011
Janet Maslin’s Ten Picks for 2011

Monday, January 23, 2012

Little Princes by Conor Grennan

One of our favorite books of 2011 was "Little Princes" by Conor Grennan. He will be speaking to a group at the New Canaan High School called SLOBs (Service League of Boys) this Saturday January 28th at 4:15pm. He'll be signing books after his presentation.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Against the Herd

January 16th

Don't miss Steve Cortes at the New Canaan Library this Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. His book
" Against the Herd, 6 Contrarian Investment Strategies Your Should Follow" will give you lots to think about when planning you financial direction for 2012.
Reservations at 203-594-5000
To order a signed copy call ESB at 203-966-4545

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog is Back!

A 2012 resolution for the store is to bring back our blog, Facebook & Twitter so you can stay connected to your community bookstore wherever you may be. Like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter for event updates, new clippings and and community updates we have!

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