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Afternoon with an Unlikely Thru-Hiker

Posted by on Oct 19, 2019 in | 0 comments

Join us for an afternoon talk and signing with one of our very first The Book Garden friends! A few weeks after we officially became booksellers Derek walked into the shop, settled himself into our kitchen and began working on what would eventually become his memoir, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker. He was a fixture in the shop for months and when he moved back to NYC we missed him, and his stories about the AT, terribly. So this is much more than a book party, this is a coming home! About the book: The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is the story of how a young black man from the city, unfamiliar with both the outdoors and thru-hiking , sets off with an extremely overweight pack to conquer the infamous trail. What unfolds are lessons on preparation, humility, and nature’s wild unpredictability. But this isn’t a memoir of discouragement. What sets Lugo apart is his refusal to let any challenge squash his inner Pollyanna. Through it all, Lugo perseveres with humor, tenacity, and an unshakeable commitment to grooming―earning him the trail name “Mr. Fabulous”―that sees him from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine. ————————— What is the Appalachian Trail? The A.T. is approximately a 2184.2 mile long marked hiking trail. The trail passes through 14 states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. A thru-hiker is a person attempting to hike the entire A.T. in one season. This can take about 3-7 months. The trail can also be completed in sections during a course of several years. These hikers are called section – hikers. Both types of hikers have a the ultimate goal of hiking the whole trail. … and that was all I wanted to do, but what I got was much much more....

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Choosing Sustainability Author Talk and Signing

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in | 0 comments

Make every day Earth Day and learn to live sustainably.

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Prallsville Lecture Series with Charlie Groth

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in | 0 comments

Another Haul: Narrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery ewis Island in Lambertville, New Jersey, is the site of the Lewis Fishery, the last haul seine American shad fishery on the nontidal Delaware River. The Lewis family has fished in the same spot since 1888 and operated the fishery through five generations. The extended Lewis family, its fishery’s crew, and the Lambertville community connect with people throughout the region, including environmentalists concerned about the river. It was a Lewis who raised the alarm and helped resurrect a polluted river and its biosphere. While this once exclusively masculine activity is central to the tiny island, today men, women, and children fish, living out a sense of place, belonging, and sustainability. In Another Haul: Narrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery, author Charlie Groth highlights the traditional, vernacular, and everyday cultural expressions of the family and crew to understand how community, culture, and the environment intersect. Groth argues there is a system of narrative here that combines verbal activities and everyday...

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Gloria Takes a Stand Book Launch

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in | 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.

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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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