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VIRTUAL - Freya Marske and Everina Maxwell

November 1, 2022
6:00 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
Concord NH

We celebrate two book launches in one this evening as two of our booksellers' favorite fantasy authors release their highly anticipated sequels on the same day! Freya Marske (A Marvellous Light) delights us with A Restless Truth, and Everina Maxwell (Winter's Orbit) enchants us with Ocean's Echo. Books available for ordering.

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VIRTUAL - Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers: Inside Bridgerton

November 1, 2022
9:00 PM
Hosted by Brookline Booksmith
Brookline MA

Join us for a conversation about the stunning, behind-the-scenes look at Shondaland’s hit series on Netflix. Celebrate the release of Inside Bridgerton with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, with a special guest moderator to come! This event is presented by Live Talks Los Angeles. Tickets include access to the virtual event on the Stellar platform and a copy of Inside Bridgerton, intimate behind-the-scenes story of the hit Shondaland series on Netflix. Shondaland executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers offer exclusive insights, and introduce you to the series writers, producers, directors, cast, crew, and talented creatives who brought Julia Quinn’s beloved novels to the screen. Full-color and beautifully designed, Inside Bridgerton is the official book about the show, and includes never-before-seen photographs, firsthand accounts on casting, insight into the decisions behind the costumes and sets, directors’ accounts on filming your favorite scenes, and more from the creative minds that launched a cultural phenomenon.

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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Read Abby Jimenez

November 3, 2022
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

We're loving our Romance Book Club! This month we are reading books by Abby Jimenez. Check out the newest title, "Part of Your World" by this Food Network champion or any of her other awesome romances. Whatever you pick, be ready to discuss and add to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Freya Marske and Megan Bannen discuss A RESTLESS TRUTH

November 9, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Print Bookstore
Portland ME

Magic! Murder! Shipboard romance! A Restless Truth is the second entry in Freya Marske’s beloved, award-winning Last Binding trilogy, the queer historical fantasy series that began with A Marvellous Light. Books available for ordering.

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VIRTUAL - A Visit with Carla Kelly

November 10, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

Join us for what will be a fascinating discussion with romance author Carla Kelly! Her early Regencies were groundbreaking - have you read "Reforming Lord Ragsdale" or "Libby's London Merchant"? They are nothing of what you would expect! We'll be talking about Carla's early books as well as her American Historicals and her current World War II Stories in fact, we'll be celebrating the book birthday of "When We Meet Again". Oh, wait, there's more! Carla is also a former seasonal ranger in the National Park Service. We wonder how this history informs her writing. This one is for romance, history and nature buffs!

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VIRTUAL - Jeaniene Frost and Alyssa Day in Conversation

November 16, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

Isn't it always fun to have a bird's eye view of your favorite authors in conversation? Today, we'll be sitting in on a discussion with mega-awesome paranormal romance authors Jeaniene Frost and Alyssa Day. They'll be talking books, friendship, publishing, adventure they've had, and so much more. We'll have plenty of time for your questions so come prepared! Hope you can make it.

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VIRTUAL - LGBTQ+ Book Club: Read or Watch "Heartstopper"

November 28, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We are so pleased to be partnering with the Peabody Institute Library (Peabody, MA) to bring this book club for the LGBTQ+ community! and allies! If you are between the ages of 15-100 (yes, really!) and would like to chat about books that celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, and to use books as a springboard to discuss the challenges, we hope you can join us. This month's book selection is "Heartstopper" by Alice Oseman. This book club will be facilitated by librarians from the LGBTQ+ community.

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LIVE: Holiday Book Signing with Peggy Jaeger

December 4, 2022
2:00 PM
Hosted by Toadstool Bookstore
12 Emerald St.
Keene NH

Keene hosts local romance author Peggy Jaeger! She will be at the Toadstool presenting her Christmas titles along with her 2022 book releases.

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LIVE: Sylvie Kurtz

December 10, 2022
2:00 PM
Hosted by Toadstool Bookstore
375 Amherst St.
Nashua NH 03063

Nashua hosts Local author Sylvie Kurtz is back with her two new holiday novels Christmas by Candlelight and Christmas in Brighton, the first two books in Sylvie's Love in Bright Village women's fiction holiday romance series.

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VIRTUAL - Lana Harper in conversation with Jilly Gagnon

January 3, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
Concord NH

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to virtually welcome author Lana Harper for the virtual launch of her newest Thistle Grove rom-com, Back in a Spell, in conversation with Lana's friend, author Jilly Gagnon. Events Coordinator Elisabeth has been a fierce proponent of Lana's series. She is incredibly excited to bring Lana in for a discussion of smooching and witchery, for this novel about an awkward first date that leads to an accidental we-woke-up-soul-married-in-Magical-Vegas between one of the most powerful witches in town and a magical newbie.

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Club: Fantasy/Paranormal Romances

January 5, 2023
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

This month please pick any book that falls into the category of a Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. This could include romances involving ghosts, vampires or shapeshifters or perhaps the characters can travel through time or possess psychic abilities. Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - The Two Nerdy History Girls Ride Again!

January 10, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We had so much fun with Loretta and Susan in June we had to bring them back for an encore performance! You know them as the Two Nerdy History Girls - authors Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott were the originators of the infamous blog. We, once again, have Loretta and Susan here to answer all of our burning questions. How do they find interesting tidbits of historical lore, which libraries of the world have they visited, and how do they avoid the inescapable "rabbit hole"? We can't wait for what we think is going to be a fascinating conversation between these two friends and researchers.

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LIVE - David Valdes with Sara Farizan

January 10, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St
Coolidge Corner
Brookline MA

Celebrate the release of Brighter Than the Moon with author David Valdes, in conversation with Sara Farizan. Lauded writer David Valdes offers a heartfelt, clever, and thought-provoking story about how we figure out who we want to be--online and IRL--for fans of David Levithan and Adam Silvera.

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VIRTUAL - What's on Your TBR pile? with author KJ Charles

January 14, 2023
2:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

Don't you ever wonder What's On Your TBR Pile? about some of your favorite authors! Join one of our favorite authors, KJ Charles, as she answers this age old question - for the 2nd time! TBR is "to be read" and we all have stacks we know we can't read in our lifetime. KJ will talk about what she's reading and loving or looking forward to reading in the near future! We're looking forward to spending some time with KJ hearing all about her favorite books and authors. Bring a pen and paper, you'll be wanting to write down all of KJ's recs.

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VIRTUAL - LGBTQ+ Book Club: Read "Call Me By Your Name"

January 23, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We are so pleased to be partnering with the Peabody Institute Library (Peabody, MA) to bring this book club for the LGBTQ+ community! and allies! If you are between the ages of 15-100 (yes, really!) and would like to chat about books that celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, and to use books as a springboard to discuss the challenges, we hope you can join us. This month's book selection is "Call Me By Your Name" by André Aciman. This book club will be facilitated by librarians from the LGBTQ+ community. You can order a copy of the book from our online catalog or we'll have several copies in the library if you'd like to come by and pick one up.

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VIRTUAL - Romance Author Julia Kent in Conversation with Audiobook Narrator Andi Arndt

February 1, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

Join us for a discussion of the process of writing and narrating a book, how it feels to hear your words read aloud and the power of engaging with a story using both your eyes and ears. Romance author Julia Kent will be in conversation with Andi Arndt, celebrated audiobook narrator! This program will be recorded and available to view on the Ashland Library's YouTube Channel. Please register for this event to receive the zoom link.

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Club: Sports Romances

February 2, 2023
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

This month please pick any book that falls into the category of a Sports Romance - Romances involving athletes, teams or the world of sports in general. Football, baseball, figure skating, water polo- it's all good! Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Q&A with Author Kate Clayborn

February 9, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We love Kate Clayborn! Her book, "Love Lettering" was one of our favorites of the last year. And now we have the opportunity to ask Kate our burning questions about ALL of her books, including her newest "Georgie" All Along". Bring your questions because this is going to be rapid fire and awesome! Books available for order from Bank Square Books.

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LIVE - Katee Robert

February 19, 2023
4:30 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord NH 03301

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to welcome Katee Robert for the fourth book in her Dark Olympus series, Radiant Sin, a scorchingly hot modern retelling of Apollo and Cassandra! Our romance-reading staff members have been gaga over Katee's series, with Events Coordinator Elisabeth giving Neon Gods a first-ever 6 on her Steam Scale (which usually goes to 5), and they're a-flutter at the thought of this event happening in our store! This event is happening after hours so that no little ears are in the store for what will surely promise to be spicy 18+ conversation topics. Please note: Katee will be personally handling and stamping each book with her signature. To preserve her hand, there will be no personalizations.

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VIRTUAL - LGBTQ+ Book Club: Read "Let's Talk About Love"

February 27, 2023
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We are so pleased to be partnering with the Peabody Institute Library (Peabody, MA) to bring this book club for the LGBTQ+ community! and allies! If you are between the ages of 15-100 (yes, really!) and would like to chat about books that celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, and to use books as a springboard to discuss the challenges, we hope you can join us. This month's book selection is "Let's Talk About Love" by Claire Kann. This book club will be facilitated by librarians from the LGBTQ+ community.

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