Salons at Stowe: Literary Activism Locked Up

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 77 Forest Street, Hartford

A 2023 study by PEN America found that book bans in prison systems have risen dramatically in the last decades, even in seemingly progressive states.  Washington state, for example, more than doubled the instances of book bans between 2019 and 2021.  In addition to restrictions on reading through specific book bans, censoring certain topics in […]

An Intimate Book Club Discussion with Roxana Robinson and Daisy Florin

Athena Books 228 Sound Beach Avenue, Greenwich

Please join authors Roxana Robinson and Daisy Florin to discuss Roxana's newest novel, Leaving. The Athena staff cannot stop talking about this book, and we are so thrilled to have the opportunity to discuss it with the author! You will not want to miss this incredible opportunity. Bring your book club! Limited to 35 participants. Ticket […]

$15 – $40

CT Book Trail Passport Challenge: Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day

In celebration of Indie Bookstore Day on April 27th, twenty-one Connecticut bookstores have come together for another year of its special passport challenge with over $4,000 in prizes! Visit as many bookstores as you can Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. At each stop, get your passport booklet stamped! (You can download a printable version right here or […]

Submission: 2023 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry: Tupelo Press

Submission period: January 1st — April 30th (postmark or online submission-date) Final Judge: Matthew Rohrer Prize:  $3,000 The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. […]

Reading the Classics: Native Son, Richard Wright at Kindred Thoughts

Kindred Thoughts Bookstore 1001 Main Street., Ste 8, Bridgeport, CT

The Reading the Classics Series is an opportunity to acquaint oneself with or revisit classic Black literature in an informal yet informative setting.  Moderated by Cultural Historian, Michelle Black-Smith, we will come together quarterly to engage with and celebrate the great canon of African American literature. All titles will be available for in-store purchase at least a month […]

RTPC CONNECTICUT RIVER LECTURE SERIES: Exploring the Connecticut River: Patrick J. Lynch

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Whether you are planning a summer or fall expedition to explore the northern reaches of the Connecticut River or you just want to learn more from the comfort of home, Patrick Lynch’s latest book: A Field Guide to the Connecticut River: From New Hampshire to Long Island Sound is the book for you. Building off the success of his Field Guide to Long […]

Inside the Pinstripes: An Evening with Andy Martino at RJ Julia

RJ Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Road, Madison

Join us for an evening with acclaimed baseball journalist Andy Martino as he explores the heart of the New York Yankees with his new book, The Yankee Way. Through interviews with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Martino offers fans unparalleled insights into the iconic franchise. Come along on the Yankees' journey to greatness, straight from the […]

Author Talk: Kathleen Housley:“Stone Breaker: The Poet James Gates Percival and the Beginning of Geology in New England,”at Pardee-Morris House

Pardee-Morris House 325 Lighthouse Road, New Haven

In the early 1800s, when the prevailing belief was that the earth was 6,000 years old and had been shaped by Noah’s flood, James Gates Percival showed that the traprock in the Connecticut valley was volcanic and far older. Housley is the author of eleven books. Her poems and essays on the interconnection between science […]