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Gonzo goes mainstream
by Leila Hawken in Book News
Mon Jun 20th, 2016

Literary buffs gathered at Merritt Bookstore on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the launch of a newly published exploration of the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson written by Kevin...

Authors flock to Millbrook
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Book News
Thu May 19th, 2016

This Saturday the Millbrook Literary Festival recruits writers from near and far. They will speak, debate, sign books, and walk the streets incognito. More writers than listed on the program...

Book signing
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Book News
Tue May 3rd, 2016

Patricia Beard will be signing books at Merritt Bookstore this coming Saturday at 4 pm. Beard's new book Newsmaker tells the story of UPI founder Roy Howard who gave Walter Cronkite...

by Stephen Kaye in Book News
Mon Apr 11th, 2016

The Millbrook Literary Festival is scheduled for May 21, a Saturday with a tradition of sunny weather and an outpouring of literary talents, readings, discussions and book signings by scores...

by Stephen Kaye in Book News
Sat Mar 26th, 2016

H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald (the current Reid book club selection) is about the author’s using a hawk to come to terms with her grief.  Hawking is an unusual...

by Stephen Kaye in Book News
Tue Mar 1st, 2016

Susan Blakewell, author of How to Live, A life of Montaigne (a Reid Book Club selection)  has turned her talents to the existentialists, writing what seems part novel and part...

by Stephen Kaye in Book News
Mon Jan 11th, 2016

Merritt Books has become one of my favorite places to practice browsing.  A few minutes looking can be rewarding.  I found myself staring at an expanded poetry collection.  At the...

Reading with Book Clubs
by Stephen Kaye in Book News
Fri Jan 1st, 2016

Reid’s Book Club is reading The Year Of Lear by Columbia professor James Shapiro, a Shakespeare specialist.  It looks at Lear from the point of view of the historical events—the transition...