Posts by Caroline

Surreal Signs of the Times

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in In The News | 0 comments

Surreal Signs of the Times

We are fortunate to have a wonderful local newspaper, The Bucks County Herald and grateful that they always find room to share upcoming events and celebrations at The Book Garden and throughout Frenchtown and the Delaware River area. So it was with mixed feelings that we turned to the Living Section of this week’s paper to find a photo of our little shop all closed up. In the window we hung words of encouragement: Stay Safe. Stay Calm. Stay Kind. Three weeks since we closed our doors and joined millions at home to #flattenthecurve and await the passing of this pandemic. We miss seeing old friends and meeting new ones and look forward to the day when we will do so again. And we know the Herald will be there to capture that moment too. Be...

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Small Business Saturday Author Double Feature

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019 in author, In The News | 0 comments

Small Business Saturday Author Double Feature

  The Book Garden in Frenchtown is keeping it local to kick off the holiday season with visits from two area favorites – Carrie Havraneck and Brandi Megan Granett on Saturday, Nov. 30th for Small Business Saturday. Food writer, Carrie Havraneck will be sharing stories on local favorites plus a few holiday meal tips from her new cookbook, Tasting Pennsylvania: Favorite Recipes from the Keystone State, from 2pm to 4pm. Tasting Pennsylvania  showcases 108 recipes from the best restaurants, inns, diners, cafés, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. Mouthwatering photographs complement each recipe. Carrie Havranek writes about food and travel from Easton, where she is a dedicated shopper of the Easton Farmers’ Market. She is the co-author of “Frommer’s Philadelphia & the Amish Country” and the blogger behind The Dharma Kitchen. Author Brandi Megan Granett is celebrating the launch of her fourth novel, Ever Glad, from 3pm to 5pm. In the novel, eleven-year-old Willow wants to be a scientist like her father. She enjoys discovering and recording what she sees, from the trees to the mushrooms to the plants and animals in her forest home in Pennsylvania. But after a mysterious encounter with the owner of the Odds and Ends Shop in the tiny town where her family shops, she discovers she has a new gift—the ability to see into others’ past lives. Moving from the cool forests of the Allegheny Mountains to the exotic wildlife of the Florida Everglades, and then to the city streets of Washington D.C., this family saga with touches magical realism is set in the 1960s. It will delight and enchant its readers. Learn more about Brandi Granett. Meet and greet with a glass of wine and a sampling of cheeses from our own favorite local gourmet shop, Olive With A Twist. Personalized, signed copies of these books will make great gifts for the food and story lovers and in your life.   For details, email us at contact@bookgarden.biz or call 908-996-2022; and follow The Book Garden Frenchtown on Facebook and Instagram....

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Learn to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in author, In The News | 0 comments

Learn to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

Learn how you can increase your impact by choosing organic food, driving hybrid vehicles, reducing household toxins, supporting environmental causes and in many other ways without feeling overwhelmed.

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Celebrate the Launch of Gloria Takes a Stand and Women’s History Month

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in author, books, family, In The News | 0 comments

Frenchtown, NJ will be the gathering place for women celebrating women on March 16th. The community is invited to join author Jessica Rinker in the launch of her children’s biography of one of the most iconic figures of the women’s movement, Gloria Steinem. From an unconventional childhood, to Smith College, to Ms. magazine, to the women’s liberation movement, to feminist icon—Gloria Takes a Stand brings to the page a spirited look at Gloria Steinem’s influential life, energizing a new generation of women to stand up and demand equal rights for all people. Rather than host a traditional book launch it was important to Rinker to celebrate the ongoing work of women who bring positive change to their lives and their communities. “I want to celebrate my book, but I also want to celebrate the collective work of women. And bringing together a group of community leaders in what Gloria refers to as a talking circle to discuss how better to help or change their communities is my way to continue her teachings,” explains Ms. Rinker. A diverse group of community leaders will join Rinker in a panel discussion and talking circle. The conversation will focus on how these women make change in their communities through the various facets of their lives – as mothers, daughters, professionals, artists and activists. Participants are Caroline Hann and Barbara Cannell, founding members of META Theatre Company, which focuses on influencing social change through performance art; Krystal Sital, author of critically acclaimed memoir SECRETS WE KEPT: Three Women of Trinidad; Nicole Valentine, Committee Person and Secretary of the East Goshen Democrats and author of THE TIME TRAVELER’S THEORY OF RELATIVITY, and Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, authors of If These Stones Could Talk: African-American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountains, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey, and Caroline Scutt, Community Impact Director at United Way of Hunterdon County and co-owner of The Book Garden, which will be involved in the event. “Celebrating stories is what The Book Garden is all about and we are honored to be celebrating the story of our friend and neighbor, Jess. I can’t think of anyone better to introduce Gloria Steinem to a new generation because Jess’ personal story reflects what Gloria Steinem wants women to embrace – their own strength and resilience,” adds Ms. Scutt. The discussion will be preceded by a reading and followed by a book signing. Children can enjoy creating a book cover that tells their story and light refreshments will be served. The launch party and community talking circle will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 5pm to 7pm at the United Methodist Church, Third Street, Frenchtown. This is a free event; books will be available for purchase. Email contact@bookgarden.biz or call 908-996-2022 for more...

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Folk Music Singer and Songwriter to Perform in Frenchtown

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in books, family, In The News | 0 comments

The Book Garden in Frenchtown welcomes New York City-based songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Rauchwerk on Saturday, January 12. A founding member of the internationally touring folk band, the Lords of Liechtenstein, Rauchwerk will perform at a record release party for his debut album, We Are More Than What We Leave Behind. The record’s subject matter was inspired by Dan’s life-long passion for books and he seeks to educate as he entertains. Mixing historical references into love songs and weaving eras into each other, Dan introduces characters who never met in order to see what happens when they interact. This curiosity winds its way through the music and the listener feels as if they are reading stories in an old library on the New England shore. Come enjoy an afternoon of music with Dan Rauchwerk at The Book Garden at 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown on Saturday, Jan.12 from 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments will be served. More information at 908-996-2022 or...

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