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Upcoming Events

Savoy Story Hour

08/18/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BLOCK ISLAND: Book Lovers' Field Trip to Block Island

08/18/2018 - 9:00AM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe invites you to join us for a day-long field trip to Block Island and a visit with our bookish friends at Island Bound Bookstore! We'll be taking the high-speed ferry at 9:00 a.m. from Point Judith, dining at the Spring House for a prix fixe lunch (click here to view the menu), taking a guided island tour and wrapping things up with a reception and shopping trip at Island Bound Bookstore. Tickets are $90, which includes a round-trip ferry pass...

BSB: Steve Powell (Term Limits) Book Signing

08/18/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author Steve Powell for his book Term Limits. About the Book Americans are fed up with Congress and its inability to make needed changes. One man decides to do something about it. To break the power of entrenched elites, he leads the nation on a grisly hunt. Hes hunting them. And theyre hunting him. One side will have to blink. In the meantime, people are dying. About the Author Steve Powell is a retired bond trader. He has...

STONINGTON FREE LIBRARY: Patrick Lynch (Field Guide to Long Island Sound)

08/19/2018 - 5:00PM


GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: David Frye (Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick) Talk and Book Signing

08/21/2018 - 7:00PM

Bank Square Books and the Groton Public Library present an author talk and book signing with Connecticut author David Frye for his new book Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick.This event is free and open to the public. About the Book In Walls historian David Frye tells the epic story of history’s greatest manmade barriers, from ancient times to the present. It is a haunting and frequently eye-opening saga—one that reveals a startling link between what we build and how we live....

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

08/22/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

COTTRELL BREWING: Beer & Books with Holly Zimmermann (Ultramarathon Mom)

08/22/2018 - 6:30PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. are thrilled to host a Beer & Books event at the brewery featuring local author Holly Zimmermann, in celebration of her new book Ultramarathon Mom. This event includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase. About the Book With condemning, yet humorous, comments, Holly Zimmermann, mother of four young children, endeavors to take on some of the world’s...

BSB: Keith O'Brien (Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History) Talk and Book Signing

08/23/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents a talk and book signing with author Keith O'Brien for his new book Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s — and won \ Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to...

BSB: Keith O'Brien (Fly Girls) Talk and Book Signing

08/23/2018 - 6:30PM


BSB: Michael Belanger (The History of Jane Doe) Book Signing

08/25/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents a book signing with Connecticut author Michael Belanger for his new young adult author, The History of Jane Doe.  About the Book A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning. * "[An] impressive debut...John Green fans will gobble this one up." -- Kirkus, starred review History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville's...

Savoy Story Hour

08/25/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

SAVOY: Alice Kaltman (Wavehouse) Book Signing

08/25/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with Alice Kaltman for her new book Wavehouse.  About the Book Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be an artist, drawing houses made of waves. It’s not the most practical dream for the shy daughter of a single mom living in Kendall’s...

MOHEGAN SUN: James and Susan Patterson (Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses) Talk & Book Signing

08/26/2018 - 2:00PM

Mohegan Sun and Bank Square Books set the stage for an exclusive Winning Authors event featuring world-renowned bestseller James Patterson and his wife Susan Patterson as they showcase their children’s book, Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses. Mr. Patterson will also be signing copies of his latest books, Texas Ranger and The President is Missing, co-authored with Bill Clinton. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get a glimpse into one of the literary world...

SAVOY: Connie Bombaci (Hogan's Hope) Book Signing

08/26/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with local author Connie Bombaci, the author of Hogan's Hope. Deaf dogs are often mistreated, abandoned, or even destroyed.  Hogan's Hope is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from severe abuse, prevailed as he learned American Sign Language and provided the hope of life, not death, for deaf dogs worldwide.  His courage to overcome prejudices and myths continues to provide inspiration to...

SAVOY GENRE BOOK CLUB

08/27/2018 - 6:00PM


SAVOY: Christa Carmen (Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked) Book Release Party

08/28/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a book release party for Westerly author Christa Carmen's new horror and dark fiction short story collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked. This event is free and open to the public.   Thirteen tales within the realm of horror & dark fiction: a chainsaw-wielding young woman defends herself against a trio of ravenous mutants; a bride-to-be comes to wish that the door between the physical and spiritual worlds had stayed shut on All...

SAVOY: Delicious Mysteries with Lucy Burdette and Maddie Day

08/29/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café is delighted to present an evening of food and mystery with New England authors Lucy Burdette and Maddie Day. This event is free and open to the public. About Lucy Burdette Lucy Burdette is a clinical psychologist who has published fifteen mysteries. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Madison, CT and Key West, FL....

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

08/29/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

SAVOY: C.J. Chivers (The Fighters) Talk and Book Signing

08/30/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and book signing with Pulitzer Prize winner and Rhode Island author C.J. Chivers, the author of The Fighters. About the Book “Unflinching, insightful, and humane. I can think of no other book that takes as its charge so ambitious a goal: to take the full measure of America’s wars in this new century. A landmark work.”—Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’...

SAVOY: Beth Caruso (One of Windsor)

09/01/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with Beth Caruso for the book One of Windsor. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book  A Chilling Stoy From Windsor: Connecticut's Earliest Town and the Home of Alice 'Alse' Young, the Unfortunate First Victim of the Connecticut Witch Trials ​The Prequel to the Salem Witch Trials and One of the Most Appalling Cover-Ups in American History! Alice, a young woman prone to...

SAVOY: Beth Caruso (One of Windsor) Book Signing

09/01/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with Beth Caruso for the book One of Windsor. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book  A Chilling Story From Windsor: Connecticut's Earliest Town and the Home of Alice 'Alse' Young, the Unfortunate First Victim of the Connecticut Witch Trials ​The Prequel to the Salem Witch Trials and One of the Most Appalling Cover-Ups in American History! Alice, a young woman prone to...

Savoy Story Hour

09/01/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Mark Seth Lender and Valerie Elaine Pettis (Smeagull the Seagull) Book Signing

09/02/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with author Mark Seth Lender and illustrator Valerie Elaine Pettis for their book Smeagull the Seagull. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Smeagull the Seagull comes to the house near the shore and knocks on the sliding glass door. He knocks when he’s hungry, and the people who live there feed him scraps (from sustainable fish, of course!). Smeagull rules the roost, and keeping up with his schedule is an exhausting...

Bank Square Books Labor Day Hours

09/03/2018 - 10:00AM

Because of the Labor Day holiday, Bank Square Books will be open from 10-5 today.

Savoy Labor Day Hours

09/03/2018 - 8:00AM

Because of the Labor Day holiday, Savoy will be open from 8 to 5 today. 

SAVOY: Poetry Salon Hosted by Lisa Starr

09/04/2018 - 5:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and poet Lisa Starr invite you to join us for a poetry salon at the bookstore. All are welcome, and beverages and snacks will be available for purchase from the cafe.

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

09/05/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

BSB: Self-Improvement Series With Iris Graville (Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance)

09/06/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and book signing with Connecticut author Iris Graville for her new book Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Knocked off her feet after twenty years in public health nursing, Iris Graville quit her job and convinced her husband and their thirteen-year-old twin son and daughter to move to Stehekin, a remote mountain village in Washington State’s North Cascades. They...

BSB: Book Signing with W. Scott Parry (A Fall Into Light)

09/08/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Mystic author W.S. Parry for his new book A Fall Into Light. Based on a true story of remarkable healing, A Fall into Light follows the spiritually gifted Patience Passion as she guides her childhood friend Henry Moore down his noble path and out of a life of heartache and loneliness. Henry has moved back to his childhood home of Mystic Connecticut with his wife Ellen, a Harvard-trained physician who has been hired to run the same...

Savoy Story Hour Featuring Stephen Hiss (The Lion Without a Tail)

09/08/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us for a special Saturday Story Hour featuring local author Stephen Hiss reading from his book The Lion Without A Tail. This event is free and open to all ages. 

SAVOY: Book Signing with Jane Herr Desrosiers (Gone Fishing: The Line)

09/09/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with local author Jane Herr Desrosiers for her new book Gone Fishing: The Line. In Gone Fishing The Line, part two of the Gone Fishing trilogy, it is the fall of 1980, Ethel O’Connor finds that silence surrounds the mystery of her mother’s past. The letters and pictures in Momma’s box will lead Ethel from the quiet town of Oxford, Maine to the Maine State Prison and back to Piney Bluffs.  Who is Joseph, the boy in the...

SAVOY FICTION BOOK CLUB: An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

09/10/2018 - 6:00PM


WESTERLY LIBRARY: Local Author Nonfiction Spotlight Featuring Susan Mara Bregman, Susan Ducharme Hoben, and Felicia Zera Kalapos

09/12/2018 - 6:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Westerly Library present the next in our Local Author Spotlight series, featuring nonfiction writers Susan Mara Bregman (New England Neon), Susan Ducharme Hoben (Dying Well) and Felicia Zera Kalapos (Stroke Through a Mother's Eyes). This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. About the Books Susan Mara Bregman, New England Neon The golden age of neon in New England lasted more than 30 years,...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

09/12/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

BSB: Circle at The Square Book Club (Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser)

09/13/2018 - 5:00PM


BSB: Book Signing with Beth Turley (If This Were a Story)

09/14/2018 - 5:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author Beth Turley for her new middle-grade novel If This Were a Story. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book “Like Ali Benjamin’s The Thing about Jellyfish (2015), Turley’s accomplished novel is deeply rooted in the imagination of its protagonist, whose hopes and fears are truthfully voiced...An imaginative debut.” —Booklist “Hannah’s growth is organic and well earned.” —Publishers Weekly In the...

BSB: Andrew Kahrl (Free the Beaches)

09/15/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books invites you to an open house book signing for the book Free the Beaches. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book  The story of our separate and unequal America in the making, and one man’s fight against it. During the long, hot summers of the late 1960s and 1970s, one man began a campaign to open some of America’s most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. That man was anti-poverty activist and one-time presidential candidate Ned...

BSB: Andrew Kahrl (Free the Beaches) Book Signing

09/15/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books invites you to an open house book signing with Andrew Kahrl for the book Free the Beaches. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book  The story of our separate and unequal America in the making, and one man’s fight against it. During the long, hot summers of the late 1960s and 1970s, one man began a campaign to open some of America’s most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. That man was anti-poverty activist and one-time...

Savoy Story Hour and Art Presentation with Donna McCarthy (The Ballerina with Really Big Feet)

09/15/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. This week features special guest Donna McCarthy, the author of The Ballerina with Really Big Feet.

SAVOY: "Literally Funny" Comedy Show Featuring Annie Powell

09/16/2018 - 6:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an evening of comedy with Annie Powell and friends. Stay tuned for a complete lineup! 

WESTERLY LIBRARY: Teen Author Series Presents Gregory Scott Katsoulis (Access Restricted)

09/18/2018 - 6:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Westerly Library present the first in our Teen Author Series featuring Gregory Katsoulis, the author of All Rights Reserved and the new novel Access Restricted. This event is free, and books will be available for purchase. About the Book In this gripping sequel to All Rights Reserved, Speth Jime has freed her home of Portland from the oppressive system that forced everyone to pay for every word they spoke. Now she will discover the cost of that freedom,...

WESTERLY LAND TRUST: Susan Hand Shetterly (Seaweed Chronicles) Talk and Signing

09/19/2018 - 6:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Westerly Land Trust present an evening with author Susan Hand Shetterly, who will discuss her book Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge. This event is free, and Savoy will donate a portion of book sales to the Westerly Land Trust.  About the Book "Seaweed is ancient and basic, a testament to the tenacious beginnings of life on earth," writes Susan Hand Shetterly in this elegant, fascinating book. "Why wouldn't seaweeds be a protean...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

09/19/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

MOHEGAN SUN: Delicious Discussions with Kitty Zeldis (Not Our Kind)

09/20/2018 - 12:00PM

Otis Library in Norwich and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Kitty Zeldis in celebration of her new book Not Our Kind. Tickets for this event are $45 and include an author talk and signing, a signed copy of Not Our Kind and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. This event requires pre-registration. Delicious Discussion Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and...

MOHEGAN SUN: Connecticut Authors Trail Presents Amy Bloom (White Houses)

09/20/2018 - 6:30PM

Thursday, September 20th FREE event! 6:30pm: Live Q&A 8:00pm: Book Signing The Cabaret Theatre Connect with local authors at the final CT Authors event of the summer, September 20th in The Cabaret Theatre. Meet featured author and speaker Amy Bloom, who will be signing copies of her praise-worthy, White Houses, which intimately details the secret love affair between former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Plus, visit with many of the previously featured authors...

SAVOY: Sally Ann Sims (Yellow Sky, Emerald Sea) Book Signing

09/22/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with local author Sally Ann Sims for her novel Yellow Sky, Emerald Sea, about the 1938 hurricane. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book “A lovely, intelligent novel. Yellow Sky, Emerald Sea possesses timeless and universal appeal and will give pleasure to any reader who appreciates good literature.” —Mark Spencer, Winner of Omaha Prize for the Novel In the afternoon of September 21,...

Savoy Story Hour

09/22/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Joanna L.C. Meyers (The Eastwind Penguin)

09/22/2018 - 5:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Joanna L.C.Meyers for her new book The Eastwind Penguin. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book A brave baby penguin joins the U.S. Coast Guard in this fanciful celebration of the military branch from team Meyers and Van Keirsbilck (The Legend of Objee, 2013). A mother and father penguin are proud of their son-to-be, still inside his egg. When the adorably puffy penguin chick hatches (in a...

BSB: Joanna L.C. Meyers (The Eastwind Penguin) Book Signing

09/22/2018 - 5:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Joanna L.C.Meyers for her new book The Eastwind Penguin. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book A brave baby penguin joins the U.S. Coast Guard in this fanciful celebration of the military branch from team Meyers and Van Keirsbilck (The Legend of Objee, 2013). A mother and father penguin are proud of their son-to-be, still inside his egg. When the adorably puffy penguin chick hatches (in a...

BSB: Delia Owens (Where the Crawdads Sing) Talk & Book Signing

09/24/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents a talk and book signing with bestselling author Delia Owens for her new novel Where the Crawdads Sing. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book How long can you protect your heart? For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is...

BSB: Delia Owens (Where the Crawdads Sing)

09/24/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents a talk and book signing withDelia Owens for her book Where the Crawdads Sing. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book How long can you protect your heart? For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say....

Connecticut College: Author Mohsin Hamid (Exit West) for One Book One Region

09/26/2018 - 7:00PM

Bank Square Books will partner for the 16th Annual One Book One Region Program of Eastern Connecticut, featuring the 2018 selection, Exit West. Author Mohsin Hamid will be speaking at Palmer Auditorium of Connecticut College at 7:00 p.m. on September 26. This author talk will be open to the public, and an opportunity to have the author sign books purchased at the event will be available following Hamid's presentation.  About the Author Mohsin Hamid was born in Lahore...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

09/26/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

MOHEGAN SUN: Historical Fiction Panel Featuring Fiona Davis, Melodie Winawer, James R. Benn, and Marie Benedict

09/27/2018 - 7:00PM

Indulge in stimulating discussion with historical fiction authors Fiona Davis, the bestselling author of The Dollhouse, The Address, and her new book The Masterpiece; Melodie Winawer, author of The Scribe of Siena; James R. Benn, author of Solemn Graves, the latest in the Billy Boyle World War II series; and Marie Benedict, author of Carnegie’s Maid and The Other Einstein. The authors will be in conversation...

Savoy Story Hour

09/29/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Book Signing with Tracy Popolizio (Tapestry of Lies)

09/29/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author Tracy Popolizio for her book Tapestry of Lies. About the Book World War II - Germany.  Twelve-year-old Lisi Hertz longs for a purpose. She understands enough about the sacrifices of her three brothers as they fight for the Nazi army. When eastern refugees invade her small town, Lisi wonders if she’s finally found her purpose. However, it comes at a cost. As the war nears its end, Lisi questions, is she the...

BSB: Book Signing with Mark and Sheri Dursin (Labors of an Epic Punk)

09/30/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local authors Mark and Sheri Dursin for their young adult novel Labors of an Epic Punk. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Mac is an epic punk. No wonder: after his dad went off to fight in the Trojan War and never came back, Mac spent his childhood evading his mom's scumbag suitors—all one-hundred-and-eight of them. Of course, he turned out this way—a moody, friendless sixteen-year-old who blows off work,...

SAVOY: Poetry Salon Hosted by Lisa Starr

10/01/2018 - 5:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and poet Lisa Starr invite you to join us for a poetry salon at the bookstore. All are welcome, and beverages and snacks will be available for purchase from the cafe.

WESTERLY LIBRARY: Epic Reads Meetup Featuring Kendare Blake (Two Dark Reigns), Mackenzi Lee (The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy), Claire Legrand (Sawkill Girls), Elana K. Arnold (Damsel), and Anna Godbersen (When We Caught Fire)

10/02/2018 - 6:00PM

We hope you're ready to *book shimmy*! Our epic authors are heading out on the road again, and we couldn't be more excited! Claire Legrand, Kendare Blake, Mackenzi Lee, Anna Godbersen, and Elana K. Arnold want to celebrate their newest releases and talk bookish with you. • Claire Legrand, author of SAWKILL GIRLS • Kendare Blake, author of TWO DARK REIGNS • Mackenzi Lee, author of THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY • Anna Godbersen, author of WHEN WE CAUGHT FIRE • Elana K....

MOHEGAN SUN: Kyle Mills (Vince Flynn's Red War) Talk and Signing

10/02/2018 - 7:00PM

Take part in an inspiring Winning Authors event with Kyle Mills on October 2nd as he continues to uphold the late Vince Flynn’s legacy with Red War, another black-ops thriller in the Mitch Rapp series. Gain insight on how he continues Flynn’s journey by adding to this riveting collection of books during a live discussion in The Cabaret Theatre followed by a signing in The Shops concourse. Sponsoring partner Bank Square Books will be on-site selling books. Tickets...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

10/03/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

SAVOY: Reading and Book Signing with Jonathan Blunk (James Wright: A Life in Poetry) and Annie Wright

10/04/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a reading and book signing with poet and author Jonathan Blunk for his new book James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poets. This event will also feature readings from James Wright's wife Annie Wright. This is free and open to the public. About the Book In the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century,...

Savoy Story Hour Featuring Music Mermaid (Merlantis)

10/06/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us for a special Saturday Story Hour featuring Music Mermaid, who will be reading from her new book Merlantis. This event is free and open to all ages. Mermaid princess Sharon of Merlantis loves to sing and make friends. When she is given a chance to go to the land and meet people with her Merdog, Nemo, she finds new friends and returns to her ocean home with new songs to sing.

Savoy Story Hour

10/06/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Eric D. Lehman (Connecticut Vanguards) History Talk & Book Signing

10/07/2018 - 3:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and book signing with local author Eric D. Lehman for his new book Connecticut Vanguards. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book "Eric D. Lehman has done a public service for residents of the Nutmeg State with his new book, Connecticut Vanguards." - Alan Bisbort, Waterbury Republican-American Noah Webster, Charles Goodyear, P.T. Barnum and Katharine Hepburn all have Connecticut in common. Like so many other residents, they had an...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

10/10/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

SAVOY: Coffee and Crime with Deborah Vedas Levison (The Crate) and Anastasia Goodman (Sasha Perlov Mystery Series)

10/10/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an evening of coffee and crime with true crime author Deborah Vedas Levison (The Crate) and local author Anastasia Goodman (a.k.a. Harriet Grayson), who writes the Sasha Perlov mystery series. This event is free and open to the public. About the Authors Deborah Vedas Levison, The Crate "Evocative, and inspiring ... So much more than a true crime." - Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of NO STONE UNTURNED After surviving the horrors of the...

BSB: Poetry Reading with Leslie McGrath (Feminists are Passing From Our Lives)

10/11/2018 - 6:00PM

Bank Square Books presents a poetry reading with Connecticut poet Leslie McGrath, who will be reading from her new collection Feminists are Passing From Our Lives. This event is free and open to the public. About the Collection Feminists Are Passing from Our Lives takes a searching look back over the years since the so-called sexual revolution, the earlier waves of feminism, the civil rights movement, a look at our daily struggle to live fully, justly, fairly, and with heart. Can it be done...

BSB: Circle at The Square Book Club (Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan)

10/11/2018 - 5:00PM


Savoy Story Hour

10/13/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Book Signing with Susanne Davis (The Appointed Hour)

10/13/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Susanne Davis, the author of the new book, The Appointed Hour. This collection of short stories illustrates rural life in Connecticut, showing how several generations of people forgotten by society have stuggled and perservered. Sure to be thought-provoking, this free event is open to the public. About Susanne Davis Susanne Davis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and she teaches creative writing at Trinity College...

SAVOY: Talk and book signing with Steve Crino (Church! Who Needs It?)

10/14/2018 - 2:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and book signing with local author and former pastor Steve Crino, for his new book Church! Who Needs It? This event is free and open to the public. About the Book I've been treated better, accepted more freely, and felt more welcomed in the bars than I did in church! Can you relate? Leery of organized religion but curious about God? Many share these feelings. Phonies. Swindlers. Judgmental hypocrites. Manipulators. Liars. The one place we...

GARDE ARTS CENTER: Nicholas Sparks (Every Breath) Talk and Book Signing

10/16/2018 - 7:30PM

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks for the publication launch of his newest book, Every Breath, in a conversation hosted by Erica Tannen, editor of the Connecticut newsletter The E List, followed by a book signing hosted by Bank Square Books.  Additional copies of Nicholas’ books will be available for purchase as well. Continuing the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, Every Breath is a...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

10/17/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

Savoy Story Hour

10/20/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

SAVOY FICTION BOOK CLUB: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

10/22/2018 - 6:00PM


COTTRELL BREWING: Beer & Books with Robin Lloyd (Harbor of Spies)

10/24/2018 - 6:30PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. invite you to join us for another Beer & Books event at the brewery featuring author Robin Lloyd, in celebration of his new novel Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana. This event includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase. About the Book Harbor of Spies is an historical novel set in Havana in 1863 during the American Civil War, when the...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

10/24/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

BREAKWATER: Author Luncheon with Jan-Philipp Sendker (The Long Path to Wisdom: Tales from Burma)

10/25/2018 - 12:00PM

Bank Square Books presents a three-course luncheon featuring Jan-Philipp Sendker, the bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, for his new book The Long Path to Wisdom: Tales from Burma. This event is $43 and includes lunch and a signed book. From the author of the internationally bestselling The Art of Hearing Heartbeats comes this charming collection of folktales that offer a window into Burma’s fascinating history and culture. Jan-Philipp Sendker,...

Savoy Story Hour

10/27/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

SAVOY: Halloween Event with Hester Fox (The Witch of Willow Hall), Laird Hunt (In the House in the Dark of the Woods), and Patrick Moody (The Gravedigger's Son)

10/30/2018 - 6:30PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a Halloween-themed literary event with authors Hester Fox (The Witch of Willow Hall), Laird Hunt (In the House in the Dark of the Woods), and Patrick Moody (The Gravedigger's Son). This event is free and open to the public. About the Authors Hester Fox (The Witch of Willow Hall) Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well. New Oldbury,...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

10/31/2018 - 11:00AM

Bank Square Books presents a toddler storytime and sing-along hosted by DJ Danny and Friends. This will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. DJ Danny will occasionally be joined by other booksellers, members of the community and authors reading their books. This event is especially geared toward kids under 5.

Savoy Story Hour

11/03/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Circle at The Square Book Club (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine)

11/08/2018 - 5:00PM


Savoy Story Hour

11/10/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

SAVOY FICTION BOOK CLUB: Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate

11/12/2018 - 6:00PM


Savoy Story Hour

11/17/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

Savoy Story Hour

12/01/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us at 11 a.m. every Saturday for story hour at Savoy Bookshop & Café, led by Miss Jess and Friends. These story hours are for all ages and feature Miss Jess, other booksellers, community members and sometimes even authors reading their own books. 

BSB: Circle at The Square Book Club Holiday Party

12/13/2018 - 5:00PM

A time to share favorite books of 2018!

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