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Upcoming Events

Gift Card Week (Discounts & Prizes)

- Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:00AM

Do you have unused Bank Square Books gift cards lying around? Dig them up and head to the store from October 12 to 18 and get 15% off your entire order, plus be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card! (To qualify to enter the drawing, you must use up the entire card.)    

MOHEGAN SUN: Paula Deen (At the Southern Table)

09/23/2017 - 12:00PM

Add a pinch of this and a dash of that and what do you get? Paula Deen's Pre-Launch Book event at Mohegan Sun! Presented by Bank Square Books, Paula Deen's Pre-Launch celebration marks the debut of this savory Southern chef's new cookbook, At The Southern Table with Paula Deen, with two exciting events! On Saturday, September 23, fans can get up close and personal with Paula during an exclusive photo meet & greet at Mohegan Sun. Want even more? Gain access to a private party...

Savoy Story Hour

09/23/2017 - 11:00AM


LA GRUA CENTER: Corey Dolgon (Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy) Talk & Signing

09/24/2017 - 5:00PM

Bank Square Books and La Grua Center present an evening with sociology professor and author Corey Dolgon to discuss his new book Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy. This event has a $5 suggested donation to La Grua Center, and books will be available for purchase that evening. About the Book For decades now, American voters have been convinced to support public policies that only benefit those in power. But how do the powerful extract consent from...

MITCHELL COLLEGE: Vanessa Grigoriadis (Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus) Talk + Book Signing

09/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Bank Square Books and Mitchell College present an evening with award-winning journalist and author Vanessa Grigoriadis, who will discuss her new book Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. This event is free and open to the general public; books will be available for purchase that evening. About the Book What’s really happening behind closed doors on America’s college campuses? A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front lines....

BSB: Independent Author Jarret Middleton (Darkansas) Talk and Book Signing

09/26/2017 - 6:00PM

Looking to be inspired by a new independent voice? Seattle's Jarret Middleton returns to New England to share his debut novel Darkansas at Bank Square Books on September 26. Middelton's appreciation of the southern gothic novel is revealed amidst this dark family drama set in the Ozark Mountains. This event is open to the public and free of charge; beverages will be provided. Join us at 6:00 to learn more about the violent secrets of Darkansas.   About...

BSB: Jarret Middleton (Darkansas) + Daniel S. Boroughs Reading and Book Signing

09/26/2017 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents a reading and book signing with Seattle novelist Jarret Middleton, the author of Darkansas, and Bank Square Books employee and local poet Daniel S. Boroughs at Bank Square Books on September 26. This event is open to the public and free of charge; beverages will be provided. Join us at 6:30 to hear from two new independent voices.  About Darkansas Jordan is a country musician living in the shadow of his father, legendary bluegrass musician Walker...

Connecticut College: Author Yaa Gyasi for One Book One Region

09/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Bank Square Books will partner for the 15th Annual One Book One Region Program of Eastern Connecticut, featuring the 2017 selection, Homegoing. Author Yaa Gyasi will be speaking at Palmer Auditorium of Connecticut College at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27. 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 Gyasi's presentation.  About Yaa Gyasi New York's Yaa Gyasi was born...

BSB: Book Signing with Joanna L. C. Myers

09/29/2017 - 5:00PM

Before watching Hook at Mystic River Park, stop by Bank Square Books between 5:00 and 7:00 to have author Joanna L.C. Myers sign your copy of The Legend of Objee: Mascot of the United States Coast Guad Academy. Although (as far as we know) Objee was never a pirate, she definitely loved to sail the sea! From 1926 to 1984, thirty-one Objees actively engaged in the espirit de corps of the Academy.  Many of the bears’ antics were passed down and several of the stories were...

BSB: Book Signing with Joanna L.C. Meyers (The Legend of Objee)

09/29/2017 - 5:00PM

Stop by Bank Square Books between 5:00 and 7:00 to have author Joanna L.C. Meyers sign a copy of The Legend of Objee: Mascot of the United States Coast Guard Academy. From 1926 to 1984, thirty-one Objees actively engaged in the espirit de corps of the Academy.  Many of the bears’ antics were passed down and several of the stories were preserved.This picture book celebrates the Coast Guard's beloved bear and offers historical insight as to how Objee became the mascot....

Savoy Story Hour

09/30/2017 - 11:00AM


BSB: Writers Coffeehouse New England

09/30/2017 - 1:00PM

Writers of all experience levels are invited to join the conversation at Writers Coffeehouse New England. James A. Moore and Christopher Golden host this round table forum on the business and craft of writing. A chance to meet, mingle, and build your writing community. Sponsored by River City Writers. www.rivercitywriters.com   

BSB: Catherine Basu (Superwomen Secrets Revealed) Book Signing with Pirate Workout

09/30/2017 - 1:00PM

Stop by Bank Square Books during the Mystic Pirate Invasion and meet Catherine Basu, the author of Superwomen Secrets Revealed: Successful Women Talk about Fitting in Fitness and Dare You to Join Them. Catherine is a certified personal trainer, and she developed a special workout that will get you exercising like a pirate! This is an open house book signing from 1 to 3 p.m., so stop by anytime. About the Book What do successful women have in common? And…if you learned their...

SAVOY: Book Signing with Bob Hocking (Life Won't Pass Me By)

10/01/2017 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with Rhode Island author Bob Hocking (Life Won't Pass Me By). This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Drawn from material posted on the In My Backpack web site between March of 2003 and March of 2017, Life Won't Pass Me By contains forty-four essays. Featuring "A round of tomato juice", "Snow in the moonlight" and "A Cutter", the collection shows why so much of his material has been enjoyed, debated, cherished and...

SAVOY Fiction Book Club: (The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood)

10/02/2017 - 6:00PM


BSB: New England Patriots Event with Chris Price (Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots)

10/03/2017 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents an author discussion and book signing with award-winning sportswriter Chris Price, the author of the new book Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  About the Book A behind-the-scenes look at the legendary 2016 New England Patriots season from the rocky start to the superbowl finish by award-winning sportswriter Christopher Price. There are certain moments that simply...

COTTRELL BREWING: Beer & Books with Joseph A. Williams (The Sunken Gold)

10/05/2017 - 6:30PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. present our next Beer & Books event at the brewery featuring Joseph A. Williams, who will be discussing the new book The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I, Espionage, and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History. This event will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, and includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase. About the Book On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two...

LA GRUA CENTER: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable) Author Talk & Book Signing

10/06/2017 - 6:00PM

Bank Square Books and La Grua Center present a talk and book signing with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who will discuss her new book The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable. There is a $5 suggested donation for this event, and books will be available for purchase that evening. About the Book “There is no greater champion for America’s women and families. I am awed and inspired every day by her passion, her spirit, her dedication and determination to fight for our values...

Savoy Story Hour

10/07/2017 - 11:00AM


Savoy Story Hour with Renee Kurilla

10/07/2017 - 11:00AM

Community cooperation turns a traffic jam into an opportunity for fun in this inventive counting book starring a pair of clever canine siblings. In this highly original counting tale, the Pickwicks--Pip and Peach, Mom and Daddy--leave the hot hazy city for a picnic by the shore. Along the way, they are passed by 2 scooters, 3 jeeps, and more--until they hit a sudden roadblock of 10 cruisers. Traffic stops and drivers grow grumpy, but Pip and Peach know exactly how to turn an unexpected glitch...

MOHEGAN SUN: Nelson DeMille (The Cuban Affair) Talk and Signing

10/07/2017 - 2:00PM

New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille brings his blistering new novel to book lovers at Mohegan Sun during an exclusive Winning Authors event. The literary spotlight shines on The Cuban Affair as DeMille takes the stage on Saturday, October 7, for a free live Q&A in The Cabaret Theatre followed by a book signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun.  About the Book From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and...

BSB: Book Signing with James Friedlander (The Wall)

10/08/2017 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author James Friedlander, author of The Wall. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book You have heard of the wall. In this story the wall is once again the topic of a political debate generated by characters unaware of the media hype that is brewing nightly on television and about to erupt in a firestorm involving the presidential candidates, Border Security and a star newscaster. The heroes that are trying keep...

BSB: Lois H. Constantine (Robert Brackman Remembered)

10/11/2017 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents an author discussion and book signing with Lois H. Constantine, the author of the new book Robert Brackman Remembered. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. About the Book Lois Constantine and Robert Brackman had a long and close friendship. Since his death in 1980, Lois has carried on his tradition through her own teaching, but she also wanted to create a written record of his life and art, and to give a feeling for the man...

BSB: Circle at the Square Book Club (Dead Wake, by Erik Larson)

10/12/2017 - 5:00PM


STONE ACRES FARM: Author Dinner with Matt Jennings (Homegrown)

10/14/2017 - 4:00PM

Oyster Club and Bank Square Books present a multicourse author dinner with drink pairings featuring award-winning chef Matt Jennings. Jennings will present offerings from his new cookbook Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots. Delicious dinner and delightful discusion will take place at Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, CT. The event will be held outdoors (weather permitting), and will begin with cocktails at 4:00 p.m. Guests should dress comfortably for the...

EAST LYME: Celebrity Author Luncheon with Ann Hood and Michael Ruhlman

10/14/2017 - 11:00AM

A Conversation Between Bestselling Authors Ann Hood and Michael Ruhlman Saturday, October 14th, 11:30am — 2:00pm East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, Niantic LUNCH, Book Talk, BOOK Signing & Basket Raffle Tickets $35 ($40 at the door) Includes lunch & copy of Ann Hood’s The Book That Matters Most On October 14, 2017, the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency and Bank Square Books of Mystic will proudly present for the fourth Celebrity Author Luncheon, Ann Hood-...

Savoy Story Hour

10/14/2017 - 11:00AM


BSB: Peter Zheutlin (Rescued) Author Talk with CT Humane Society

10/15/2017 - 2:00PM

Join Bank Square Books and the Connecticut Humane Society for an author talk featuring Peter Zheutlin (Rescued). A portion of each book sale will be donated to the Connecticut Humane Society. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves.   In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and...

BSB: Joyce Maynard (The Best of Us) Reading and Signing

10/16/2017 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents a reading and book signing with bestselling author Joyce Maynard for her new memoir, The Best of Us, which Publishers Weekly says "beautifully renders the joy of falling in love later in life and the pain of watching her husband die of pancreatic cancer. Maynard's heartfelt story will resonate with those who have lost loved ones." This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. About the Book From New York Times bestselling...

SAVOY: General Book Club: (The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang)

10/16/2017 - 6:00PM


BSB: Adam Braver (The Disappeared)

10/17/2017 - 6:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an author discussion and book signing with Adam Braver, the author of the new book The Disappeared. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. About the Book A novel of two strangers swept up in the aftermath of two politicized acts of violence. The Disappeared traces a pair of survivors: a woman whose husband is missing in a San Bernardino-type of attack, and a man who believes his sister was an unidentified victim of the '93...

MICHAEL JORDAN'S STEAK HOUSE: Delicious Discussions with Susan Kietzman (Every Other Wednesday)

10/19/2017 - 12:00PM

Otis Library in Norwich and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions luncheon with Mystic author Susan Kietzman for her new novel Every Other Wednesday. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. This event will take place at noon on October 19 and requires preregistration.  Delicious Discussion Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square...

SAVOY: Richard Maule (Moonlight Helmsman)

10/21/2017 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with local author Richard Maule (Moonlight Helmsman). This event is free and open to the public. About the Book He was alone in dreaming it could be done, but on a moonlit night in 1862, the slave Robert Smalls stole the Confederate flagship and sailed off to freedom. Richard Maule’s novel, Moonlight Helmsman, brings to life one of the most amazing stories in our nation’s history. Born into bondage, Smalls longs for...

SAVOY: Richard Maule (Moonlight Helmsan)

10/21/2017 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with local author Richard Maule (Moonlight Helmsman). This event is free and open to the public. About the Book He was alone in dreaming it could be done, but on a moonlit night in 1862, the slave Robert Smalls stole the Confederate flagship and sailed off to freedom. Richard Maule’s novel, Moonlight Helmsman, brings to life one of the most amazing stories in our nation’s history. Born into bondage, Smalls longs for...

Savoy Story Hour

10/21/2017 - 11:00AM


SAVOY: Gunilla Norris (Companions on the Way)

10/22/2017 - 2:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing and poetry reading with local author Gunilla Norris (Companions on the Way). This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Deep down our hearts are always longing to embody more awareness, kindness and presence. Here is a little book of heart-full ways to grow. Over time a practice can become an intimate companion on the way, one that helps us to inhabit and express our essence and so to live authentic lives...

MYSTIC NOANK LIBRARY: National LGBT History Month Event with John-Manuel Andriote (Stonewall Strong)

10/26/2017 - 6:00PM

Bank Square Books and the Mystic Noank Library presents a National LGBT History Month author discussion and book signing with John-Manuel Andriote, the author of the new book Stonewall Strong. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Longtime Washington, D.C. health journalist John-Manuel Andriote didn’t expect to mark the twenty-fifth year of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in 2006 by coming out in the Washington Post about his own recent HIV diagnosis. For twenty years...

BSB: Anne Sawan (What Can Your Grandma Do?)

10/28/2017 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author Anne Sawan (What Can Your Grandma Do?). This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Next week there’s a talent show for grandparents at school. Some grandmas are excellent cooks, one grandpa is a painter, others are very good dancers. But Jeremy’s grandma doesn’t have any special talent. Or does she? A cheerful story about grandparents, talents and basketball. For grandmas, grandpas and their proud...

Savoy Story Hour

10/28/2017 - 11:00AM


BSB: All Saints' Day Event with Anna Raimondi (Conversations with Mary)

11/01/2017 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents an author discussion and book signing with Anna Raimondi, the author of the new book Conversations with Mary. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. About the Book Prominent spiritual counselor and medium Anna Raimondi channels the Virgin Mary in this insightful, prescriptive, and timely dialogue that not only acts as a guide to modern spirituality but celebrates the Mother Mary as a central figure for all people and religions...

SAVOY: Book Signing with Paul Hensler (The New Boys of Summer: Baseball's Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties)

11/05/2017 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with Paul Hensler for his new book The New Boys of Summer: Baseball's Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book The 1960s were among the most compelling years in the history of the United States, from the intensifying clamor for civil rights to the tragic incidents of assassination and war. Caught up in this sea of restlessness was major league baseball, and the manner...

BSB: Circle at the Square Book Club (The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, by Dominic Smith)

11/09/2017 - 5:00PM


SAVOY Fiction Book Club: (The Secret History by Donna Tartt)

11/13/2017 - 6:00PM


LA GRUA CENTER: Live Cafe Productions Presents A Story Tell, Sponsored by WRAP

11/15/2017 - 6:00PM

Westerly Regional Arts Partnership (WRAP) and Live Cafe Productions present A Story Tell storytelling event at La Grua Center on Wednesday, November 15, at 6 p.m. In a Moth-style story slam, the amazing true stories will center around the theme of The One That Got Away. The purpose of this event is to promote the art of storytelling, communication and connection. To share our life experiences with others, to broaden our awareness of life outside of our own, and to entertain. Tickets for...

BSB: Ivy Pochoda (Wonder Valley)

11/16/2017 - 6:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an author discussion and book signing with Ivy Pochoda, the author of the new book Wonder Valley. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. About the Book When a teen runs away from his father’s mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that will connect six characters desperate for hope and love, set across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles. From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait...

WHEELER LIBRARY: Gregory Maguire (Hiddensee) Talk and Book Signing

11/19/2017 - 2:00PM

Bank Square Books and the Wheeler Library present an afternoon with the bestselling author Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked, After Alice, and Lost, for his new book Hiddensee. This event requires a book purchase to attend, and seating is limited. Bank Square Books will donate a portion of each book sale to Wheeler Library. About the Book In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, beloved New York Times...

WHEELER LIBRARY: Gregory Maguire (Hiddensee) Talk and Book Signing

11/19/2017 - 2:00PM

Bank Square Books and the Wheeler Library present an afternoon with the bestselling author Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked, After Alice, and Lost, for his new book Hiddensee. This event requires a book purchase to attend, and seating is limited. Bank Square Books will donate a portion of each book sale to Wheeler Library. About the Book In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, beloved New York Times...

SAVOY: General Book Club: (Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley)

11/20/2017 - 6:00PM


BSB: Circle at the Square Book Club (The Curve of Time, by M. Wylie Blanchet)

12/14/2017 - 5:00PM


BSB: Circle at the Square Book Club (Waking Lions, by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen)

01/11/2018 - 5:00PM


BSB: Circle at the Square Book Club (Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee)

02/08/2018 - 5:00PM


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