Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Words is one of five finalists in national contest to win visit from Khaled Hosseini. Vote by end of day Wednesday.
Maplewood's Words Bookstore is one of five finalists in a nationwide window display competition to win a visit by Khaled Hosseini, acclaimed author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Voting is open to the public; information on how to vote is at the end of this article. The store was selected by Penguin Publishers in New York City as one of the top five bookstores in the country for their window display featuring Hosseini's works. The display, a full store window of mountain themed drawings and a sculptural installation, was designed by Words artist in residence, Meghan Keane. (A photo of the display is attached). "We are very excited about this honor," said owner Jonah Zimiles. "Having Meghan, a painter and printmaker …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Legendary basketball player (and author) appeared in Maplewood.
Knicks legend, four-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Earl Monroe -- aka "Earl the Pearl" -- appeared at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Saturday, April 27. Monroe read from and signed his new book, "Earl the Pearl."
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Words Bookstore and Maplewood Memorial Library will host events.
World Book Night is an annual, global campaign to give away thousands of free books to encourage non-readers to read. Held this year on April 23, the event will mobilize 25,000 volunteers in more than 6,000 towns and cities nationwide to distribute half a million free books. Volunteer book lovers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books they love. The mission of World Book Night is to seek out those without the means or access to printed books. In Maplewood, registered volunteers from the Words Bookstore community will be distributing books in such diverse locations as VA hospitals, roller skating rinks, mass transit, nursing homes, schools, and food pantries. "We are proud to be a …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Words Bookstore will welcome basketball legend -- and author -- Earl Monroe on April 27. Reserve now.
This article originally ran on April 11. Knicks legend, four-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Earl Monroe -- aka "Earl the Pearl" -- will appear at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Words owner Jonah Zimiles said he is expecting the store's biggest turnout ever. "He may be the most celebrated author we've had here," said Zimiles. Monroe will read from, and sign, his new book, "Earl the Pearl." Here is a description of the book from the store's website: Earl the Pearl retraces Monroe’s life from his upbringing in a tough South Philadelphia neighborhood through his record-setting days at Winston-Salem State, to his NBA Rookie of the Year season in 1967, his tremendous years with the Baltimore Bullets and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
For Autism Awareness Month, Maplewood bookstore hosts events and author visits.
Words, Maplewood's homegrown bookstore that serves as a beacon for families in the autism community, is hosting a full roster of events for April's Autism Awareness Month. On the calendar: For more information and details on events, visit the [words] website. Owner Jonah Zimiles said these offerings -- and the numerous author visits, book signings, discussions and workshops the store holds each month throughout the year -- help to draw hundreds of visitors both from Maplewood and across the state. "We are grateful to the community for making people with autism feel so welcome and integrated," said Zimiles. He praised town officials, including Mayor Vic DeLuca and SOMSD Superintendent Brian Osborne, who have shown their support by …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Bookstore will host Coben book signing the day after new thriller, Six Years, hits stores.
New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben will launch his new book tour Wednesday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m. at [words] Bookstore in Maplewood. Coben will speak and will sign hardcover copies of his latest blockbuster, Six Years, the day after the book hits shelves. Widely considered the master of domestic suspense, Coben’s return to [words], a year after his first book signing, showcases his latest standalone thriller that explores the depth and passion of a lost love... and the secrets and lies at its heart. The event will take place in [words] Bookstore’s recently renovated event space. Space is limited; early reservations are highly encouraged. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Book purchase is required for this event. Harlan Coben…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Adoption specialist is guest speaker at Adoptive Parents Committee meeting Sunday at Words Bookstore.
Adoption expert and Maplewood resident Dr. Jane Aronson will be addressing specific issues and concerns that adopted children face in school at Words Bookstore on Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m. The event is part of a special meeting of the Adoptive Parents Committee New Jersey Chapter. APC is a 50-year-old organization with chapters in NY, NJ and CT. According to Aronson, adopted children often feel overwhelmed and have learning challenges. She will discuss how to promote a healthy environment in which they can learn. "When kids are overwhelmed in school, don't pressure and push... find out why," said Dr. Aronson. "Learning challenges are common. Your children need to love learning, not fear it." Dr. Aronson is the parent of two adopted …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Why and how to put this important ritual back into your busy family’s schedule.
Thursday, January 24
If you found one thing that would help your child perform better academically, grow up with a solid sense of self-esteem and resist drugs, alcohol abuse and sexual promiscuity, would you do it? What if it was as easy as having dinner together regularly as a family? Research by the Emory University Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL Center) showed that having family dinners together around the table has the potential to provide a child with all of the above benefits. Here are some ideas and resources that can help you make having a nightly family dinner together a reality. Great Tips for Really Busy Families in The Family Dinner The thought of trying to sit down together to a homemade meal every day may seem like an …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Jenny Milchman, founder of "Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day," will read from her new literary thriller.
Author Jenny Milchman will be at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. reading from her literary thriller, "Cover of Snow." Words describes the novel on its website: "...a remarkable debut, a gripping tale of suspense in the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard. Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondacks, Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong. When her fog of sleep clears, she finds her world is suddenly, irretrievably shattered. Her husband, Brendan, has committed suicide. Beneath the soft cover of snow lies a powerful conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep its presence unknown… and its darkest secrets hidden." Milchman was inspired…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Donations will help schools rebuild libraries destroyed in the hurricane.
Claire Sinclair updates Patch readers via email on the book drive: Tuscan collected over 3,500 books. Seth Boyden dropped off many boxes and bags as well...I'd estimate at least 500. Lois and Andrea of Bookbgone came by and picked up the books and brought them to their facility in Union. They were immediately transferred to be delivered to Belmar, NJ where they will be distributed to the public library as well as the Belmar Elementary school. There were so many volunteers, but the stand out ones...are, Juli and Phil Lipoff, Dave Sinclair, Chris Costanza and Melissa Sheehy. Tuscan Elementary School and Seth Boyden School are currently holding book donation drives to benefit schools whose libraries were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. "A …