For a small town in such a sparsely populated area, Norwich is incredibly lucky to have a thriving, independent bookstore. It is almost unfair for such a population to be the recipient of such literary largesse.
The Norwich Bookstore is home to a variety of events, and besides partnering with the library for its Second Saturday Children's Series and AVA Gallery for special programs, the Norwich Bookstore also has to offer:
Author Nina MacLaughlin will reveal how a journalist in her twenties transformed her life by learning carpentry in her memoir, Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter. May 20 @ 7PM
I Read YA, a monthly book group formed to celebrate, share, and discuss YA (young adult) books in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The group will next meet on Thursday. May 21 @ 7PM
Robert Santulli and Kesstan Blandin chart the complex emotional journey of the Alzheimer’s family from the onset through death in their new book, The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family. May 27 @ 7PM
Enjoy an evening of poetry as Carol Potter reads selections from Some Slow Bees and Carol Westberg reads from Terra Infirma. June 3 @ 7PM
In the new book from Vicki Heofle, The Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-up, parents are instructed to get off the path to perfection and get back to the real job of parenting: to grow a grown-up. June 10 @ 7PM
The NB will also be partnering with The Meetinghouse Readings this summer in Canaan. In the spirit of the legendary barnstorming tours of Dickens and Twain, the series kicks off with authors David Gates and Jonathan Lethem. July 9 @ 7:30PM