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Author Event: Harry Bliss and Nora Krug (7/31/14)

07/31/2014 7:00 pm
07/31/2014 9:00 pm

Join us for a very special evening with this year's recipients of the Sendak Fellowship: illustrators Harry Bliss and Nora Krug. In partnership with WAMC's The Book Show, this event will include a live taping of The Book Show with host Joe Donahue

Harry Bliss is an internationally syndicated cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. His self-titled single panel gag cartoon, ‘BLISS’ appears in major newspapers across the United States and Japan. Growing up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, Bliss went on to study painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). Bliss also illustrates books for children. Bliss's first children's book, A Fine, Fine School by Newbery-award-winning author, Sharon Creech, was a New York Times bestseller. Bliss went on to illustrate Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig, Countdown To Kindergarten and Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth both by Alison McGhee. Bliss has also created the pictures for Diary of a WormDiary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin, all New York Times bestsellers. Other bestsellers include Don't Forget To Come Back by Robie H. Harris and A Very Brave Witch by Alison McGhee andLouise: The Adventure of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo.

Bliss’s first cartoon collection, Death By Laughter, with an introduction by Christopher Guest was published by Abrams in the Spring of 2008. Luke On the Loose, Bliss’ debut award-winning comic book for early readers (edited by Francoise Mouly) was published by Toon Books in the Spring 2009. Recentlly published by Harper Collins is Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins with pictures by Harry Bliss.Bailey (A Parent’s Magazine award-winner) was published by Scholastic in September 2011 followed by Bailey at the Museum 2012.Bliss’s next picture book,Anna and Solomon by Elaine Dillof will be published by Farrar Straus and Giroux in September 2013. Harry Bliss lives in Vermont.  

Nora Krug is a writer and artist whose drawings and visual narratives have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, le Monde Diplomatique and A Public Space, and in anthologies published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Chronicle Books. She is the creator of the graphic novel, Red Riding Hood Redux, and of Shadow Atlas, an encyclopedia of ghosts and spirits, and the illustrator of the children’s book, My Cold Went On Vacation, published by Penguin/Putnam. Krug is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright, DAAD, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work is included in the Library of Congress and has been recognized by American Illustration. It received three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and was awarded with merits and a silver cube by the Art 

Directors Club. Krug’s story, Kamikaze, about a surviving Japanese WWII pilot, was included in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics and Best Non-Required Reading. Krug's work has been exhibited internationally, and her animated guide to Japanese business etiquette, How To Bow, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. She is an associate professor in the Illustration Program at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.  

About the Sendak Fellowship

The Sendak Fellowship was established in 2010 as a residency program for artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers the time for artist to explore their craft outside the limitations of everyday life and in the relative isolation of a rural setting.

 

Between 2010 and 2013, the Sendak Fellowship was run at a house on Maurice Sendak’s property in Ridgefield, Connecticut. There, four resident artists received instruction and support from Mr. Sendak as well as from visiting artists of note.

 

This summer the fellowship is moving to Scotch Hill Farm, formerly owned by Mr. Sendak, in upstate Cambridge, New York. Two fellows will be provided their own fully equipped cottage with kitchen and studio space and receive a fellow’s stipend. At the same time, the two resident fellows will receive occasional inspiration from visiting artists in the field. 

For many years Sendak wanted to create a formal program for what he’d been doing informally his whole career: helping promising illustrators As a young beginning illustrator himself, Sendak was nurtured in the Connecticut home of the artists Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson. He saw the Sendak Fellowship as his “school”—a way to help others, and in 2009 enlisted the help of Caponera, as well as photographer and community activist, Dona Ann McAdams (now the fellowship’s director) to help realize his vision.

The goal of the Sendak Fellowship, in Maurice’s words, was for fellows to “create work that is not vapid, stupid, or sexy, butoriginal. Work that excites and incites. Illustration is like dance; it should move like—and to—music.”

Location: 
Street:
15 East Main Street
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City:
Cambridge
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
12816
Country:
United States

Summer Story Hour

07/15/2014 10:00 am
07/15/2014 11:00 am

Join us each Tuesday morning at 10 am during July and August for story hour. We will have books to share, crafts, and various arts activities throughout the summer. 

 

Best for children 2-6. No snack provided - please bring your own.  

Location: 
Street:
15 East Main Street
Additional:
City:
Cambridge
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
12816
Country:
United States

Roost Books Giveaway

To celebrate the publication of Jenna Woginrich's new book, Cold Antler Farm, A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead, Roost Books has sent us a wonderful box of their books to give away.

Each customer who pre-orders Cold Antler Farm before publication on June 10th will be entered to win a copy of one of the following, gorgeous titles. 

Just hop on over here before 6/10/14 to order a signed copy today!

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781611801019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roost Books, 3/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781611800913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 1/2014

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781611800609
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 5/2013

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781590308233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roost Books, 11/2013

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781611800081
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 8/2013

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781611801828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 6/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781611801279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 3/2014

$34.95
ISBN-13: 9781611800562
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 4/2014

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781590309179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 4/2013

$21.95
ISBN-13: 9781590309643
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Published: Roost Books, 4/2013

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781611800142
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 3/2013

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781590309704
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 10/2012

$22.95
ISBN-13: 9781590308981
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 9/2011

$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781590307625
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 2/2012

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9781590305898
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Roost Books, 11/2008

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781590307564
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 3/2010

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9781590309087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 6/2011

$21.95
ISBN-13: 9781590305959
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roost Books, 8/2009

Get Growing!

It is the right time of year to plan out your garden. Make us your first stop - there is such a wealth of accumulated wisdom in gardening books. Take advantage of it, and get your garden off to a great start. Whether you are focusing on vegetables, grains, fruit, or flowers, we have a book to get you started. 

 

We are hiring!

We are hiring a part-time bookseller.  

Duties include greeting and assisting customers, operating the cash register, receiving and shelving books, tidying store, assisting with events, and other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate must love books and be well-read, be friendly and understand a strong focus on the customer. Good communication skills and ability to multi-task a must. Prior retail experience preferred. Knowledge of basic computer programs required. Shifts will include evenings and weekends; hours will be approx 12-15 hours/week, with more seasonally.

To apply: email letter of interest and resume to: connie@battenkillbooks.com

 

Easter Sunday

We will be closed for Easter Sunday. 

Wishing all a Blessed Passover, Happy Easter, and Cheery Spring!  

Hop To It!

Spring has arrived, and Passover and Easter are right around the corner. 

Lilies are often an Easter symbol. Join us this Sunday, April 13th at  4 pm in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall, for a talk by author Marcia Reiss on the symbology of the lily across cultures. 

 

For those looking to stock those Easter baskets, we have lots of goodies to choose from:

-Lots of cute bunny cards

-Stuffed animal bunnies and lambs

-Stickers

-Colored pencils, pens and glitter pens

And lots of books, including these, and many more:

$4.99
ISBN-13: 9780062187727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HarperFestival, 1/2014

Nobunny's Perfect (Board Books)

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780670014088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Juvenile, 1/2012

$7.95
ISBN-13: 9781419711626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: ABRAMS, 3/2014

The Easter Egg (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780399252389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Juvenile, 2/2010

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Hours for Tour of the Battenkill Weekend

Our hours for the weekend will be:

Friday, April 4, 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, April 5, 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, April 6, 10 am - 5 pm   

Pre-School Bookworms - Free program

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Do you know a preschool age child and want to read to them more? The Cambridge Elementary School and Battenkill Books are happy to announce that they are continuing to offer the FREE Cambridge Bookworm Preschool Book Club.

 The Bookworm Club is a free book lending program available to families residing in the Cambridge School District with children ages 2-5. Many schools nationwide are involved in similar 1,000 Book Clubs to encourage family reading, early literacy, and to establish a lifelong love of reading.

The club “houses” 100 bags of 10 books each for young children and their families to borrow and read during their preschool years.  Children in the club have the opportunity to read 1000 books by the time they reach kindergarten! The club is made possible through community support and donations, Battenkill Books, Cambridge Schools PTP and a grant from Books in Kids’ Hands.

Registration forms and books can be picked up at the elementary school office or at Battenkill Books.  Once the registration is completed, the child can take home a bag. One bag may be borrowed per child at a time and can be kept for several weeks.  Borrowing hours are Monday–Friday 8:30-2:00 at the Elementary School office or at Battenkill Books during business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, or Sunday 10 am – 2 pm).

If you have questions, please contact Cambridge Elementary School at 677-8527, extension 1433 or Battenkill Books at 677-2515.

 

 

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