Upcoming Events

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, September 5th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our September book is  The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller. 

 

Meet the Author: Eric Rickstad

Friday, September 21st

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Join us in welcoming Eric Rickstad, author of the recently released mystery/ thriller, What Remains of Her.

About the Book: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes this chilling, harrowing thriller set in rural Vermont about a recluse who believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance.


Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn't simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally's crude and chilling drawings, Jonah's little lies, and the sheriff's nagging fears that nothing is what it seems.


For Sally's best friend, Lucinda, it's something else. She trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they've shared so many secret--especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she'll never tell. No one would believe her anyway.


As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what's seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark....


About the Author: Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and international bestselling author of the THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS, THE SILENT GIRLS, LIE IN WAIT, and REAP, novels heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. He lives in his home state of Vermont. 

 

Wicked Vermont Book Signing with Thea Lewis

Tuesday, October 2nd

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please join us for a spooky night at Bridgeside Books as we welcome Vermont author Thea Lewis and her latest book, Wicked Vermont.

About the Book:
Vermont is a picturesque landscape, but the idyllic setting hides a sometimes dark and desperate past. H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, may have been the University of Vermont's deadliest student. A Burlington resident made an empire partly by carrying contraband goods to and from Canada. The first United States president subject to a birther movement wasn't 44, but a much lower number. A Burlington schoolboy ran away with the circus and became an international sensation under the big top. 

Author Thea Lewis takes a revealing ride through the unique and colorful history of the Green Mountain State.

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, October 3rd

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our October book is  Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari.

 

extempo Story Telling

Thursday, October 25th

7:30pm - 10:00pm

 

extempo Story Telling is back at Bridgeside Books! Be sure to join us for this fantastic evening of LIVE ORIGINAL STORYTELLING!

ex tem po ra ne ous: 1 a (2) carefully prepared but delivered without notes or text

$5.00 at the door

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, November 7th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our November book is News of the World Paulette Giles.

 

Meet the Author: Jackson Ellis

Friday, November 16th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Join us in welcoming Jackson Ellis, author of the recently released novel, Lords of St. ThomasWinner of the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize.

About the Book:

In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord.

In the early 1930s, the federal government began buying out the residents of St. Thomas, yet the hardheaded Henry Lord, believing the water would never reach his home, refused to sell. It was a mistake that would cost him-and his family-dearly.

Lords of St. Thomas details the tragedies and conflicts endured by a family fighting an unwinnable battle, and their hectic and terrifying escape from the flood waters that finally surge across the threshold of their front door. Surprisingly, it also shows that, sometimes, you can go home again, as Little Henry returns to St. Thomas 60 years later, after Lake Mead recedes, to retrieve a treasure he left behind--and to fulfill a promise he made as a child.

 

Meet the Author: Stephen Russell Payne

Saturday, December 1st

10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Join us in welcoming local author Stephen Russell Payne back to Bridgeside Books with his latest novel, Life on a CliffLife on a Cliff is the long-awaited sequel to Cliff Walking

About the Book: This suspenseful new story takes us back to Winter's Cove, Maine where famous seascape artist Francis Monroe has come to deeply love Kate Johnson and her artistic son, Stringer. After being tracked from California to Maine by their abusive husband and father, Leland, they survive a brutal attack and subsequent brutal trial. Francis then expects they can all enjoy a normal life together. Kate, however, is anything but settled as her old demons threaten to destroy the good life she and Francis have fought so hard to create.

Set on the coast of Maine, Life on the Cliff explores how deeply-rooted we are in our established ways and that change, in its many forms, can be exceedingly hard to accept--even if it is for the better.  

 

Story Time with Farmer John & Alpaca Lunch

Saturday, December 8th

11:00am - 12:00pm

 

We are SO excited to welcome back Sweet Pea and Friends: Alpaca Lunch! Farmer John and Maisie & Laddie will be on hand to read the new book, plus sign copies!