Friday, October 30, 2009

Market Days + Music + Scary Readings + Pumpkin Decorating

Main Street Reisterstown will be holding sales and munchies all weekend. We will be hosting a pumpkin decorating contest – drop them off at noon, judging at 5pm – and live folk music from Steve Haug 3-6pm. Reisterstown's own TJ Perkins is reading from her middle-school mystery "Mystery of the Attic" at 6pm.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Good Day for Science Fiction and Fantasy fans

I have here the long-awaited The Gathering Storm, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Saunderson, AND 7th Son: Descent by JC Hutchins.

Are you drooling? Then come on down and buy them!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Underground Railroad

Well, how about this? Saturday, we had a visit from a couple who knew quite a bit about the our building. Miss Mary Ellen's godmother used to own 303 Main Street - Edna Mae Uhler. She said that this building - back in the day - was INDEED on the Underground Railroad. Cool, huh? I tried to find out if there was written confirmation anywhere, but she didn't think there was. Pity, that.

This is really amazing, considering we just received 5 copies of The Underground Rail Road by William Still, first published in 1872 and recently reprinted.

I can just imagine folks hiding in the root cellar underneath the side that housed the post office (where Kids, Parenting and Science Fiction now live); then boxing themselves up to be put on the mail coach for Pennsylvania. God bless them.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tea with Rosemary Freitas Williams - today 3-5pm

Join Annapolis writer Rosemary Freitas, author of Maritime Annapolis, A History of Watermen, Sail & Midshipmen. Tea, coffee and cookies will be available.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Vote for Anne Tyler!

The Sun is holding a Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown and Anne Tyler is up against Jayne Miller! Now, I have nothing against Jayne Miller but to have an amazing Baltimore author in this line-up is awesome. Please vote for her here.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

World Zombie Day?!

From Twitter @jsmithready Today is World Zombie Day (appropriate, given my sleep deprivation). Raise a glass (of brains) to our undead friends!

The Ignoble Prizes are out

The folks at the Annals of Improbable Research have awarded this year's Ignoble Awards. For Literature: Ireland's police service (An Garda Siochana), for writing and presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country — Prawo Jazdy — whose name in Polish means "Driving License".

WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: [Karolina Lewestam, a Polish citizen and holder of a Polish driver's license, speaking on behalf of all her fellow Polish licensed drivers, expressed her good wishes to the Irish police service.]

More information on the rest of the awards ceremony can be found here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tea with the Author Saturday, 3-5pm

Join A.M. Boyle, author of the thriller Turn of the Sentry for tea, coffee and cookies. Jack Gardner must overcome amnesia and unlock the key to save mankind.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

All Poe - All October

Yes, Poe is everywhere this Bicentennial.
The Baltimore Sun has collected a great resource for all things Poe here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wine Tasting Tonight 6-9pm!

Join us for wine, munchies, and tea tonight at the bookstore!