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Celebrate HENNA HOUSE Book Club #100 with Author Nomi Eve!
May01

Celebrate HENNA HOUSE Book Club #100 with Author Nomi Eve!

DATE: Thursday, May 14th TIME: 7pm to 8:30pm LOCATION: Elkins Park Train Station, corner of Spring and Park Aves., Elkins Park, PA 19027 Have you read HENNA HOUSE by our beloved Elkins Park author Nomi Eve? This captivating  novel tells the story of Adela Damari, a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews in the mid-twentieth century, In order to spread the word and share the book with readers, last year Nomi undertook what she calls her “100 Book Club Challenge.” The goal: to visit 100 book clubs and discuss HENNA HOUSE with them all. Mission accomplished! This busy author has covered the city and traveled to other cities as well, both virtually and in real time, to meet with readers who are passionate about her new book. And we, the Open Book Bookstore, are THRILLED that we are hosting the big 1-0-0! And you are all invited! Please join us on Thursday evening, May 14th, at 7pm for a book club discussion and a festive celebration of Nomi Eve’s completion of the 100 Book Club challenge! (Even though we know Nomi won’t stop and she’ll keep visiting readers and sharing the love whenever she can!) A special feature of the celebration: a henna artist will be there to create beautiful designs for (on) you! This event is free and open to the public. All are...

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A Reading and Conversation with Poet Sonia Sanchez
Apr29

A Reading and Conversation with Poet Sonia Sanchez

DATE: Sunday, May 17th TIME: 3pm to 4:30pm LOCATION: Elkins Park Train Station, corner of Spring & Park Avenues The list of Sonia Sanchez’s accomplishments goes on and on . . . Poet. Mother. Professor. National and International lecturer on Black Culture and Literature, Women’s Liberation, Peace and Racial Justice. Award-winner. We are thrilled to be welcoming Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate to Elkins Park for a reading, Q&A, and book signing. This is a free event. All are welcome! Donations to the Train Station renovation will be welcome at the event. Sanchez’s books will be available for sale. Preregistration is not required, but send us an email telling us you’re coming and we’ll enter your name in a drawing for a free copy of Morning Haiku. Email: lynn@openbookphilly.com...

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Dinner with a Book at Park Plates Restaurant
Mar11

Dinner with a Book at Park Plates Restaurant

Join Open Book’s Lynn Rosen for a delicious meal in the private dining room of Park Plates Restaurant, accompanied by a lively discussion of a terrific new book: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton.  DATE: Tuesday, April 7th TIME: 7pm to 9pm COST: $45 (includes book discussion and a two course meal, tax and gratuity) Click here to register. ABOUT THE BOOK Florence Gordon is an aging feminist intellectual living in New York in contemporary times, when the arrival of her son and his family changes the balance in her life. As we get to know Florence, her son and his wife, and their thoughtful and questing college-age daughter, we get a taste of so much: the life of a writer, family dynamics, marriage, and coming of age, all set against a vibrant NYC backdrop. ABOUT OPEN BOOK Open Book is a long-running program of book discussion classes and author events led by book publishing professional Lynn Rosen. Lynn is an editor and former literary agent, and has taught literature, writing, and publishing at several area universities. She is a published author and now the proprietor of the Open Book Bookstore in Elkins Park, PA. COPIES OF FLORENCE GORDON ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT OPEN BOOK. Note: Park Plates is a BYOB restaurant. Special menus are available, including gluten-free and kosher for Passover. Click here to register. Questions: 267-627-4888 or...

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Meet Children’s Book Author Stuart Gibbs
Mar07

Meet Children’s Book Author Stuart Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs, bestselling author of books for middle graders, including the fun jungle (Belly Up, Poached), moon base alpha (Space Case), and the last musketeer series, will be coming to Open Book Bookstore to talk about and sign copies of the third novel in his spy school (Spy School, Spy Camp) series, Evil Spy School, publishing this month. His most recent novel, Space Case, was just nominated for a 2015 Edgar® Award by the Mystery Writers of America. DATE: Sunday, April 26th TIME:  3pm – 4pm LOCATION: Elkins Park Train Station Free and open to the public! Sponsored by Open Book Bookstore. Books will be available for sale at the event or can be pre-ordered. To pre-order call 267-627-4888 or email lynn@openbookphilly.com...

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“The Voices in Your Head” Writers Retreat
Feb10

“The Voices in Your Head” Writers Retreat

As a follow up to last December’s successful “What’s Your Story?” Writers Retreat, Open Book and The Word Studio are pleased to present another day of writing instruction and private writing time at the bucolic Whitpain Farms Manor House in Blue Bell, PA. Be one of a small group of writers who will benefit from day of creativity, inspiration, and results! DATE: Saturday, April 11 TIME: 9am to 4pm LOCATION: Whitpain Farm Manor House, Blue Bell, PA Sign up here: “The Voice in Your Head” Writers Retreat includes: morning and afternoon writing workshops with Janet Benton of The Word Studio on finding and honing your unique voices; “Opening Voices,” a craft talk by Lynn Rosen, about novel beginnings that work and why; private quiet writing time; a light breakfast, a catered lunch, and a closing tea time; a chance to read your new work aloud; a pop-up bookstore with new fiction, writing books, and more! Cost: $185 early bird price through March 1st; after March 1st: $195 Co-presented by Open Book and The Word Studio. Spaces are limited. Click here to sign up now. For more information contact: Lynn Rosen: lynn@openbookphilly.com or Janet Benton:...

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