Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Station Eleven

I recently mentioned "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel in my manager's picks and I need to tell all you bloggers as well. It will blow you away. Told from the moment a pandemic descends on the world as well as from the world twenty years in the future. It is not Sci-Fi, but a thought provoking study on humanity and how we begin and end. I truly couldn't put it down. It was my walking around the house with a book in my hand read!

Another terrific read is Ian McEwan's latest "The Children Act." A British judge appointed to the family court must rule on a decision to administer a blood transfusion to a Jehovah Witness young adult whose family is opposed. A spell binding story along with a plotline of the judge's personal life make for a very good read.
Last for now, if you haven't made it to the MOMA in NYC for the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibit make a point of scheduling it. The exhibit is filled with the fanciful colors and shapes that defined the later part of his career. Many actual photos of Matisse  along with a movie which add a sense of insight. We have the beautiful exhibit book. What a great holiday gift, the book and tickets to the exhibit.
"Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Booker Prize Long List

Booker Prize 2014: the longlist

The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize has been revealed,

including novels by David Mitchell, David Nicholls and Joshua Ferris.

You an PreOrder signed copies of The Bone Clocks by  David Mitchell. Call ESB 203-966-4545

 Check out the complete list @

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

David Sibley

Spring is almost here and with it a terrific author event.
A special evening with David Sibley
Join us at the Greenwich Audubon Center
on March 22nd @ 5:30pm author reception and signing followed by 6:45-7:45pm Woodcock walk with David Sibley & Ted Gilman, 8:00pm David Sibley presentation. . $20.00 per person Register @
Also an in store booksigning on Saturday March 22nd, 12noon to 2:30pm
Maggie Gordon, Author of
"The Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast."
Fascinating local history.
Plus Easter is coming and Elm Street is loaded with festive gifts for the holiday.
Stock up soon.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cookbook Titles

This month we are initiating a monthly bookseller e-blast. Each month we hope to have one of our talented booksellers share a bevy of titles with you. ESB has many cooks on staff, but the person who absolutely savors each new cookbook is Melissa. She is also the person who tries to keep order in that department. So sit back and enjoy reading about the titles she has picked.
One more note - Would you like to participate in a cookbook book club @ ESB? One per season, maybe with a cooking demo too. If so reply to this email with your name and contact info.

Brighten up your gray winter with this vibrant, colorful selection of healthy cookbooks.

Drink your veggies and learn how to boost their antioxidant and protein power with recipes from Best Green Drinks Ever by Katrine van wyk

In Eating In Color by Frances Largeman-Roth find great recipes using these colorful foods and reduce the risk of a variety of illnesses including heart disease and stroke.

Vegetables take center stage in this beautifully photographed book, Vegetronic by Alexis Gauthier which also includes meat, chicken and fish.

In your face photography will make a vegetarian out of anyone in this new exciting vegan cookbook, Mouthwatering Vegan by Miriam Sorrell

Help teach your children to eat healthy colorful food by involving them with the cooking in these user friendly recipes in Ella's Kitchen, The Cookbook  the Red One by Ella X



Saturday, February 8, 2014

James Frey @ The Bedford Post Inn - Literary Luncheon

Join us at the Bedford Post Inn on February 27th for a noontime luncheon and author talk
with James Frey.
These luncheons sell out quickly so register on the Inn's website.
Call 914-234-7800
$65.00 for lunch and a book.

James Frey is the author of the worldwide bestsellers "A Million Little Pieces", "My Friend Leonard" and "Bright Shiny Morning". He is also the Founder and CEO of Full Fathom Five, a transmedia production company responsible for the New York Times–bestselling young adult series "The Lorien Legacies", the first book of which "I Am Number Four" (2010) was made into a hit feature film by DreamWorks Studios. His next book, "Endgame", will be released in October in partnership with Harper Collins, Google and 20th Century Fox.

Monday, January 20, 2014

When Government Helped

Author Talk

Trudy Goldberg & Sheila Collins

January 28th @ 7PM@ The New Canaan Library
Co-Sponsored by the New Canaan Historical Society

When Government Helped

Goldberg and Collins will discuss how FDR and the New Deal viewed the role of government in American society and how the New Deal legacy of affirmative government survives and has helped us to prevent the Great Recession from descending into a Great Depression. At the same time, they emphasize that the Obama Administration could have learned more from the New Deal and that we ignore those lessons—both positive and negative—to our national detriment.  The authors will focus on three of the policy arenas covered in their comprehensive treatment of the two periods:  social security, arts and culture, and the environment.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bedford Post Inn Literary Lunch January 16th

Join author Dani Shapiro as she talks about her latest book
"Still Writing, : The Perils and Pleasures of the Creative Life"

Thursday, January 16th
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
$65 includes lunch and book

Join bestselling writer, memoirist and writing teacher Dani Shapiro as she discusses her new book "Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of the Creative Life" Her recent books include the novels: "Black & White" and "Family History" and the bestselling memoir "Slow Motion."
Please call 914-234-7800 for more information
or email

Friday, January 3, 2014

Start the New Year Off Right !!
Join us for three terrific authors at the Stamford Ferguson Library
Wednesday January 8th
Doors open at 6:00pm
Program @ 6:30
$15.00 registration, wine and appetizers.
Register @ 203-351-8275
Chris Crowley, author of the New York Times Bestselling "Younger Next Year" Series.