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Vist the Book Garden Author’s Room at Milford Alive

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

This year’s Milford Alive event will feature several local authors from the surrounding area. The Authors’ Table, sponsored by The Book Garden, will be located by the grist mill near the Milford Bridge. Milford Alive is Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11:00am to 5pm. The following authors will be featured this year: Pete Tucker, author of Memoirs of a Jersey Farm Boy, is a life-long resident of Pittstown, NJ. His farm is in the heart of agricultural area of Hunterdon County. Meaning no disrespect to anyone’s feats of higher learning, he holds a Doctorate degree from Hard Knocks University in Pittstown where his career entailed a quizzical mixture of occupations and assiduous study. He retired at 49 years old after selling his co-owned Tucker Publishing Co. in Flemington, New Jersey. Tucker and his wife, Judy, own most of the original family farm where they watch the horses graze and the hay being baled. Somebody has to do it! Tucker attributes many of his life’s rewards and accomplishments to early life on the farm. Thérese Halscheid’s collection Frozen Latitudes, the barren and timeless landscape of Alaska becomes a metaphor for places frozen in time when her father Charles, suffered brain damage. Woven among these pages are journey poems of other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature. Previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography, which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize; and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester, Tiferet, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts. Denny Daikeler, is a retired Interior Designer and an ordained Interfaith Minister. She is the author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SLIPCOVER? published by Rodale Press, and MESSAGES, Published by Balboa Press. She also has written for various magazines and was the designer on AM Philadelphia from 1980-1985. Ms Daikeler is on the teaching staff of School of Sacred Ministries and makes her home in Milford, New Jersey. Caroline Scutt, co-author of Frenchtown, NJ: History Along The River, is also co-owner of The Book Garden in Frenchtown. Her work has been published in lifestyle and travel magazines. Her first novel, Some Girls was published in 2012. She lives in Frenchtown with her husband, Jeff, daughter, Julia and a house full of furry family...

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Harry Potter, Muggles and Midnight Magic

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in In The News | 0 comments

The Book Garden celebrated Harry Potter’s birthday and the release of the much anticipated, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Saturday, July 30th.  The book is in stageplay form, written by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne with help from JK Rowling; Thorne adapted the story into book form. It is the first Harry Potter release since 2007. A core group of young local fans,  Aiden, Grace, and Charlotte worked diligently since February to set the stage for the evening and were joined by Brianne, Megan, Julia, Annecy and Emmaline in May to pull together the final details. The result was an evening filled with trivia, treats – butter beer, unicorn blood punch, Bott’s Beans and Hagrid’s Rock Cakes (three varieties as part of tasting contest). By 11pm the Book Garden was transformed into a miniature Hogwarts with over 100 students, professors and other witches, wizards and muggles spilling out into the street where dueling matches took place. Just before midnight, Roger of the River Town Radio Theater troupe read the epilogue of the last Harry Potter book to a mesmerized audience. The magic of Harry Potter swirled through Frenchtown well into the morning hours and beyond. We are honored to have been part of this fantastical...

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Hunterdon Comic Fest

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in | 0 comments

  We’re back and going to be bigger and better than ever! Details to...

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A Look Back at a Great Year

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Before we jump into another year we wanted to take a look back at 2015 –wonderful moments, fantastic stories, amazing friends. Thank you to everyone who made this year so special. Our World Explorers Kids Club got their monster on with the authors of Peanut Butter and Brains and The Monster Under My Bed. They also visited The Spinnery to learn about all things soft and woolly and threw a Curiosity Day birthday party for their favorite curious monkey! They’ll be doing a little cooking at The Lovin Oven later this winter. Carrie Rollwagen, fellow Indie bookshop owner and author stopped by for a visit and shared some of the many values of supporting neighborhood businesses that she outlines in her action-provoking book, The Localist. We teamed up with the Hunterdon County Library to host out-of-this-world authors/illustrators for our first Hunterdon Comic Fest. The event was a huge success. Mark your calendars for second Comic Fest on August 6, 2016! The Book Garden kicked off the summer with a Frenchtown Celebration to thank everyone who helped make our history book, Frenchtown, NJ: History Along the River, a reality. The Frenchtown Celebration is now our annual welcome to summer. Stay tuned for the 2016 date. Fairies, dragons and other mystical creatures visited the Imaginarium Summer Campers and other galaxies were explored during the Radio Theater Teen Summer Workshop. Speaking of radio theater – the River Town Radio Theatre troupe was featured quarterly on WDVR and performed live at Virginia Napurna Cultural Arts Center. Bastille Day Fete, Riverfest and Milford Alive brought some of our favorite local authors out to share their work and The Book Garden showcased many of our favorites during our first Local Authors Salon. Among those were Mark Lyons who we would like to congratulate once more for his collection, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, being honored as one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Kirkus Reviews. The Book Garden was the setting for book launch celebrations for Tommy Reynolds and Laurie Wallmark, proud authors of The Game: Baseball and America, Growing up Together and Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine, respectively. Around the neighborhood we welcomed Mary Lou Quinlan as keynote speaker at the Hunterdon Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Summit, and partnered with the Delaware Valley Education Foundation to bring award-winning CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman, and acclaimed author of 22 books, Beth Kephart, to the high school to discuss their work. Beth also taught a memoir workshop at the National Hotel that was so well received we hope she’ll come back in 2016. Pulp Vegetarian Juice Bar was the setting for an emotional evening of poetry with Douglas Piccinnini and Ross Gay, whose latest collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, was a finalist for a 2015 National Book Award. The year wouldn’t have been complete without a visit from our hometown favorite Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz signed copies of her New York Times Best Seller, Big Magic, and spent a magical afternoon engaged in a kitchen conversation on living a creative life. These are just the highlights of a fabulous year. Thanks to all of our guest authors and friends for enriching our lives. We have a feeling 2016 is going to be another great chapter for The Book Garden and for Frenchtown. Thank YOU for being part of our ongoing celebration of stories and all the best to you and yours for 2016. See you in the New Year!   Caroline & Robert (Katie and Ollie too!)  ...

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Fall is a Great Time for Book Lovers in Frenchtown

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Book lovers of all ages are invited to join in the Book Garden’s celebration of stories this fall. The Indie bookshop located in Frenchtown, will be hosting several notable authors over the next several weeks. Every kid wants to meet this monster – join us for a little reading and Halloween fun before Trick-or-Treating! The Monster Under My Bed author Tom Gilleece will be stopping by on Oct. 31st from 1pm to 3pm for reading and crafts! Hometown favorite, Elizabeth Gilbert, will be visiting The Book Garden for a signing on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2-5 p.m.. Her recently released title, “Big Magic,” hit the top of the New York Times Bestseller list days after it was published. Tommy Reynolds will be launching his first novel, The Game: Baseball and America Growin’ Up Together on Sunday, Nov. 8 with a celebration and reading from 1pm to 3pm. That same evening National Book Award Nominne Ross Gay and acclaimed poet Douglas Piccinnini will be reading at 5pm at Pulp Vegetarian Restaurant. Author Beth Kephart will be teaching a memoir workshop at The National Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 15, followed by a signing at The Book Garden. She also will be a guest instructor at Del Val High School on Nov. 16. Kephart is the author of 21 books. She most recently launched “Love: A Philadelphia Affair,” a collection of essays and photographs. To purchase tickets or RSVP for any events go to bookgarden.biz/shop or call...

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