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Upcoming Events

BSB: Irene Drago (Daughters of Long Reach)

06/24/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Irene Drago for her novel, Daughters of Long Reach. About the Book Drawn to its rich maritime history, Ellie and Ty Malone purchase a grand home in Bath, Maine, and discover the story of a prominent shipbuilding family who lived there in the 1800s. Daughters of Long Reach explores love and loss through the lens of multiple families who are separated by time but connected by the rolling tides of the Kennebec River....

CURE Innovation Commons: One Book, One Region Kickoff for Exit West

06/26/2018 - 5:30PM

The sixteenth annual “One Book, One Region” kickoff will take place on Tuesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the CURE Innovation Commons, 93 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT.  The 2018 “one book,” Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, will be introduced to the audience at the event through video clips and a presentation by Connecticut College Visiting Scholar-in-Residence Bina Nepram who will provide context for the novel. Refreshments will be served. Exit West was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and...

SAVOY: Evening of Romance with Sarah Maclean (Wicked and the Wallflower) and Marie Force (Ready for Love)

06/27/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an evening of romance with Sarah Maclean (Wicked and the Wallflower) and Marie Force (Ready for Love). About the Books When Wicked Comes Calling…When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a husband, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees to his suspicious terms—on one condition. She's seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won't accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

06/27/2018 - 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: Matthew Betley (Field of Valor)

06/28/2018 - 7:00PM

Matthew Betley joins Savoy Bookshop & Cafe for Field of Valor, the latest book in his Logan West series. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book Set in the aftermath of Betley’s “machine-gun pace” (Booklist) Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy. With the full resources of the Justice Department, Intelligence...

Savoy Story Hour Featuring Evan Turk (Heartbeat)

06/30/2018 - 11:00AM

Join us for a special Savoy Story Hour featuring Evan Turk reading from his new book Heartbeat. This is open for kids of all ages.  This cinematic picture book from critically acclaimed author and illustrator Evan Turk follows the life of a baby whale from birth, to song, to silence, to a new song of compassion and hope for a brighter future. Two hearts, one song. A young whale and her mother sing together. Heartbeat. Then the mother is gone. One heart, one song.  The young whale...

BSB: Joanna Meyers (The Legend of Objee) Book Signing

06/30/2018 - 1:00PM

Meet the author and one of the last real bear keepers! In The Legend of Objee, an Admiral Grandfather recounts his unforgettable bear keeping memories to his grandchildren in a bedtime story.  He weaves together true tales of past and present, and in doing so, passes the torch to future keepers of the legend of Objee. Illustrator Robert VanKeirsbilck brings the mischievous bear to life on each page of the book and from one Objee antic to the next. From 1926 to 1984, thirty-one...

SAVOY: Poetry Salon Hosted by Lisa Starr

07/02/2018 - 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.

Savoy Story Hour

07/07/2018 - 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: Matthew Goldman/Constant Waterman (At the Midpoint of Eternity) Book Signing

07/08/2018 - 1:00PM

Bank Square Books invites you to an open house book signing for the new book by local author Matthew Goldman, known as the Constant Waterman.  About the Book Stories about growing up in rural CT, living and boating around southeastern CT, reflections on writing, working, loving, and illustrating. Illustrations of buildings, ships, mythological beings, birds and animals. Also a bit of travel writing by plane and sailboat to and from Virgin Gorda, and a brief visit to the Everglades. The...

Savoy Fiction Book Club: My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent

07/09/2018 - 6:00PM


MOHEGAN SUN: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella (I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses)

07/09/2018 - 7:00PM

On the heels of their latest book release, I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses: True Stories and Confessions, New York Times best-selling mother/daughter duo, Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are eager to get the conversation flowing and answer all your questions at a special Winning Authors event with book partner, Bank Square Books. Join them at a live discussion and Q&A session in The Cabaret Theatre followed by a book signing in The Shops concourse. *Participation is on...

MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART: Book Release Party for Beatriz Williams (The Summer Wives)

07/10/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books and the Mystic Museum of Art invite you to a book release party for bestselling author Beatriz Williams' new novel, The Summer Wives. This event will include light bites, champagne cocktails, music and door prizes, and tickets are $10 without a book or $7 with the advance purchase of a book. About the Book New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season—an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

07/11/2018 - 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: Hannah McKinnon (Sailing Lessons) in conversation with Susan Kietzman (It Started in June)

07/11/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents a Q&A and book signing with Hannah McKinnon (Sailing Lessons), hosted by local author Susan Kietzman, author of It Started in June. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book On the shores of Cape Cod, the Bailey sisters reunite with their long-lost father for a summer of hope and forgiveness in this heartfelt novel from the author of the “sharp and evocative” (Kirkus Reviews) Mystic Summer, The Lake Season,...

BSB: James Merrill alum Caoilinn Hughes (Orchid and the Wasp)

07/12/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and book signing with James Merrill alum Caoilinn Hughes for her novel Orchid and the Wasp. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book  An unforgettable young woman navigates Dublin, London and New York, striving to build a life raft for her loved-ones amidst economic and familial collapse.   In this dazzlingly original debut novel, award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes introduces a heroine of mythic...

BSB: Circle at The Square Book Club (The American Spirit by David McCullough)

07/12/2018 - 5:00PM


BSB: James Merrill Alumna Caoilinn Hughes (Orchid and the Wasp)

07/12/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and book signing with James Merrill alum Caoilinn Hughes for her novel Orchid and the Wasp. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book  An unforgettable young woman navigates Dublin, London and New York, striving to build a life raft for her loved-ones amidst economic and familial collapse.   In this dazzlingly original debut novel, award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes introduces a heroine of mythic...

Savoy Story Hour

07/14/2018 - 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: Billie Kowalewski (Divided)

07/14/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with Billie Kowalewski for the book Divided. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book All Kaleb had to do was wait. Wait until I was done with my new job and I would have gone with him to Earth. That was the plan we had agreed too. Well, somewhere along the way he changed his mind and left for Earth not telling me. Now, he is on Earth, living his life as Curtis Parker, suffering a very dark depression and...

BSB: Book Signing with Elyse Major (I Modify IKEA)

07/15/2018 - 1:00PM

Join us for an open house book signing with local author Elyse Major for her new book I Modify IKEA at Bank Square Books. You love IKEA® for its affordable, high-quality home furnishings. Now thanks to this book’s DIY decorating projects, you can easily transform those furnishings into fully customized decor. Packed with 200 step-by-step illustrations and instructions, I Modify IKEA® offers a range of inspiring ideas to reflect your unique style. Featuring projects for every room of...

SAVOY: Live at Savoy Concert Featuring the CarLeans

07/15/2018 - 6:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a live recording session with local band The CarLeans as part of our Live at Savoy concert series. This event is limited to 80 people. General admission tickets are $25. The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between award winning singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals) and Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals).  Along with Corina Malbaurn (vocals, bass) the Connecticut-based trio blends their diverse musical backgrounds to...

SAVOY: Regina Foster Bartlett (Food, Sweat and Fears)

07/17/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an author talk and book signing with Regina Foster Bartlett for her novel Food, Sweat and Fears. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book Thirty years of failed diets, quick fixes, and disappointment was changed by RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery and a significant change in perspective. Here’s a collection of stories about how one woman went from super morbidly obese to marathon finisher one blessing at a time.      ...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

07/18/2018 - 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: Mike Stanton (Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World)

07/18/2018 - 6:30PM

Bank Square Books presents a  talk and book signing with journalist and author Mike Stanton for his new book Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky...

SAVOY: Joanna Luloff (Remind Me Again What Happened) Talk & Signing

07/19/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and book signing with Joanna Luloff for her new novel Remind Me Again What Happened. This event is free and open to the public.  About the Book “There is a smudge where my memory is supposed to be.” Claire wakes in a hospital room in the Florida Keys. She has no idea how she got there or why. The loss of so many memories is paralyzing. Some things she can piece together by looking at old photos saved by her husband, Charlie, and her best...

Savoy Story Hour

07/21/2018 - 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: Alanna Okun (The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater)

07/21/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with Alanna Okun for the book The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat...

SAVOY: Tim Jones (Sour Grapes: Aesop's Foibles) Book Signing

07/22/2018 - 3:00PM

Savoy invites you to join us for an open house book signing with local comic strip creator Tim Jones for his new Sour Grapes collection, Aesop's Foibles.  Tim Jones is a self-syndicated comic strip artist from Rhode Island where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Cartooning for over 20 years, he created his comic strip Sour Grapes in 2013, which is currently published in 20 newspapers in Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts and California. Tim hopes to join a major syndicate...

ONE BAY STREET: Opening Doors for Westerly's Children's Books on the Beach

07/25/2018 - 6:00PM

On July 25th, Opening Doors for Westerly's Children's fifth annual Books on the Beach fundraiser will take place at One Bay Street Center in Westerly, RI from 6 to 8:30pm. We are planning a fun evening of drinks, hors-d'oeuvres from Gourmet Galley, music by Will Evans and book signings by R.W. Alley.   Get ready for another history-making party, one that substantially supports many of Opening Doors’ annual efforts and programs. Our Westerly children are counting on us...

BSB: Toddler Storytime with DJ Danny and Friends

07/25/2018 - 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: Louise Miller (The Late Bloomers' Club) Q&A with Robin Kall

07/25/2018 - 7:00PM

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents  presents a Q&A and book signing with Louise Miller (The Late Bloomer's Club) in conversation with Robin Kall, of Reading with Robin. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love. Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and...

WATCH HILL CHAPEL: Daniel Silva (The Other Woman) for Literacy Volunteers of Washington County

07/26/2018 - 6:30PM

New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel Silva will discuss his latest book, The Other Woman, with his wife and CNN Correspondent Jamie Gangel. Presentation & book signing will be held at Watch Hill Chapel. Book signing hosted by Savoy Bookshop & Café. Each ticket includes a copy of The Other Woman. VIP ticket includes presentation and book signing at Watch Hill Chapel followed by reception at Ocean House (including wine and hors d'oeuvres). General admission...

BSB: Debbi Michiko Florence (Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper) Reading and Craft

07/28/2018 - 3:00PM

Bank Square Books invites you to join us for an afternoon with local kids' author Debbi Michiko Florence in celebration of her new book Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper. This event is free and will include a reading from the book, a Q&A with the author, a special craft project and a book signing. Kids and adults are both welcome to join. About the Book Jasmine's best friend, Linnie, has just gotten a puppy. And now Jasmine wants a pet of her own—a flamingo! So when her grandmother sends...

Savoy Story Hour

07/28/2018 - 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: Launch Party for Short Story Series by Dan Pearson

07/29/2018 - 4:00PM

Bank Square Books presents a launch party for local author Dan Pearson's monthly short story series, which consists of a single short story or novella that will be published each month for a year, all featuring various voices and narratives set in or inspired by a fictional community based on Mystic, Stonington, and Noank. This event is free and open to the public, and wine and refreshments will be served. Dan's first story is "A Couple Without Children for the Weekend at the Inn." Dan Pearson...

SAVOY: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party

07/31/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us at Savoy Bookshop & Cafe for a 20th anniversary celebration of the Harry Potter books! We will have treats, costume contests, a photo booth and more! We will also have copies of the new Harry Potter books illustrated by Brian Selznick available for purchase. 

SAVOY: Local Author Mystery Spotlight Featuring Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, James Michael Walker, Kenneth Passan, and Rose Young

08/01/2018 - 7:00PM


BSB: Poetry Reading with James Merrill Fellow Michael Snediker (The New York Editions)

08/02/2018 - 6:30PM


Savoy Story Hour

08/04/2018 - 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: Dana Hollis (Misha's Message of Pawsitivity) Book Signing

08/04/2018 - 3:00PM


BSB: Book Signing with Andrew Kahrl (Free the Beaches)

08/04/2018 - 1:00PM


BSB: Circle at The Square Book Club (Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan)

08/09/2018 - 5:00PM


Savoy Fiction Book Club: Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley

08/13/2018 - 6:00PM


BSB: Todd McLeish (Return of the Sea Otter) Reading and Book Signing

08/14/2018 - 6:30PM


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...

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

09/13/2018 - 5:00PM


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

10/11/2018 - 5:00PM


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

11/08/2018 - 5:00PM


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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