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Library & Other Events — 2010

New Jersey Library Association (
National Reading Group Month (NRGM) partner NJLA/NRGM Task Force and New Jersey State Library (NJSL) presents "I'd Rather Be Reading: In Celebration of Reading Groups," at the Piscataway Public Library-John F. Kennedy Library (Wed., Oct. 13; 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.): Keynote speakers, Esther Bushell (coordinator, Community Reads) and Carol Fitzgerald (president, Book Report Network); Jennifer Hart (v-p associate publisher, Harper Perennial /Avon A /Harper Paperbacks); Barbara Hoffert (prepub alert editor, Library Journal); Rosalind Reisner (coordinator, NRGM Great Group Reads); Talia Sherer (library marketing manager/adult, Macmillan); Elizabeth Burns (NJSL); Sharon Rawlins (youth-services consultant, NJSL); April Judge (director, West Caldwell Public Library); Doug Baldwin (systems administrator, Cranbury Public Library); David Lisa (urban/adult services specialist, NJSL); Barbara Hauck-Mah (librarian, Rockaway Township Library). Contact: April Judge,

NRGM NJLA Program 2010 (PDF)

Beverly Hills Literary Escape (
Literary Affairs and Rare Bird Lit in association with Reading Group Choices and Book Group Expo present the Beverly Hills Literary escape at the Saban Theatre with breakout "escapes" at the Montage Hotel, Peninsula Hotel, Porta Via, Geary's, Beverly Canon Gardens, Paley Center, and other participating Beverly Hills restaurants and hotels (Fri., Oct. 22-Sun., Oct. 24; select times): Best-selling authors Katie Arnoldi; *Aimee Bender; Sylvia Boorstein; Ethan Canin; *Heidi Durrow; Karen Essex; Robert Goolrick; Joyce Maynard; Colum McCann; Martha McPhee; Joseph O'Neill; Gin Phillips; Dani Shapiro; Brando Skyhorse; *Tatjana Soli; David Ulin; Thrity Umrigar; Abraham Verghese; Charles Lynn Batten and others. Contact: Tyson Cornell,

Beverly Hills Literary Escape 2010 (PDF)

Readings 'Round the Sound
WNBA-Seattle and Parkplace Books (Kirkland, Wash.) in association with 16 Seattle metropolitan bookstores and libraries present "Readings 'Round the Sound" — a month-long, multi-event National Reading Group Month commemorative highlighting local authors with national recognition: Participating venues Eagle Harbor Book Co. (Sun., Oct. 3; 3 p.m.); Elliott Bay Book Co. (Thurs., Oct. 7; 7 p.m.); Seattle Public Central Library (Fri., Oct. 8; 7 p.m.); Town Hall-University Book Store (Mon., Oct. 11; 7:30 p.m.); University Book Store (Tues., Oct. 12; 7 p.m.); Third Place Books (Wed., Oct. 13; 7 p.m.); Mockingbird Books (Wed., Oct. 13; 7 p.m.); Queen Anne Books (Wed., Oct. 13; 6:30 p.m.); Secret Garden Bookshop (Wed., Oct. 13; 7 p.m.); Town Hall-University Book Store (Thurs., Oct. 14; 7:30 p.m.); Edmonds Library-Edmonds Bookshop (Fri., Oct. 15; 7 p.m.); Couth Buzzard Books (Fri., Oct. 15; 7:30 p.m.); Kitsap Library-Liberty Bay Books (Sat., Oct. 16; 2 p.m.); Island Books (Sat., Oct. 23; 7:30 p.m.); Parkplace Books (Sat., Oct. 23; 6:30 p.m.); Bellevue Library-University Book Store (Mon., Oct. 25; 7 p.m.). Contact: Catherine Rustagi,, or Mary Harris,

Readings 'Round the Sound 2010 (PDF)

* Great Group Reads 2010 Selections

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