Monday, May 13, 2013
Barrington Books in the Barrington Shopping Plaza will host three author events this week.
Barrington Books will host three author events in honor of Children's Book Week, 2013, this week. Children's Book Week, celebrated nationally from May 13-19, is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country, with commemorative events held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores -- wherever young readers and books connect. The celebration at Barrington Books kicks off with a special presentation and book signing by bestselling authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black -- creators of THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES - -on Wednesday, May 15, from 6-8pm. The first 50 guests will receive a free, limited edition sketchbook by Tony DiTerlizzi. THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES -- about three siblings who have adventures in the fantastical world of…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Mary Jane Begin will launch her newest children's book at Barrington Books on Saturday afternoon.
Mary Jane Begin, an award-winning author-illustrator from Barrington, launches her newest book, My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea, at Barrington Books on Saturday afternoon. The book is a brand new My Little Pony underwater adventure published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Begin will sign books and paint faces from 1-4 pm. The event also include My Little Pony prizes and giveaways throughout the afternoon (while supplies last), according to Anika Denise of Barrington Books. About the book: When Twilight Sparkle receives an invitation to visit the underwater city of Aquastria, she invites all her pony friends and Spike to travel with her. The ponies are welcomed by the ruler of Aquastria, King Leo, who sits on the Cosmic …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barrington Books is launching a book club specifically for children between the ages of 9-12.
Barrington Books is starting a new book club for “tweens” – children from ages 9 to 12. The concept for the club, named “I Heart Reading,” was inspired by the 10-year-old daughter of store manager Jennifer Massotti. “Olivia is always looking for age-appropriate yet challenging books to read,” she Massotti. Barrington Books hopes to encourage reading by “tweens” like Olivia with the book club, she said. The club should give them “a platform for reflection and conversation all their own in a fun, no-pressure environment,” she said. There is no charge for the book club. It will meet monthly beginning Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 am in the children’s section of the bookstore in the Barrington Shopping Plaza. Refreshments will be served and parents …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Barrington Books will host the launch of 'Following Grandfather', the latest book by noted author and illustrator Rosemary Wells and local illustrator Christopher Denise.
An author and illustrator described as a "rock star" in the children’s book world is coming to Barrington to launch her latest book, which is illustrated by a local illustrator. Rosemary Wells has been writing and illustrating children’s books for more than 30 years. The launch of her latest book, Following Grandfather, will take place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23, at Barrington Books along with Barrington illustrator Christopher Denise. Both Wells and Denise will sign and talk about their book from 1 to 3:30 pm. Here is a description of Following Grandfather: In a parallel world – often invisible to the human eye lives a family of mice who experience very human like emotions. Following Grandfather is a tender story that explores the …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Barrington Books is participating in the celebration of the 25th birthday of 'Waldo' with a search for him in businesses all over town.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Where's "Waldo" in Barrington? Waldo is turning 25 this year and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 17 different local businesses all through the month of July – a search sponsored by Barrington Books. If you spot him, you can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more, said Jennifer Massotti, manager of the book store. Feminine Fancies, Weird Girl Creations, Grapes & Grains, Billy’s restaurant and Zuzu’s are just some of the businesses in Barrington where a 6-inch cardboard cut out of Waldo will be hiding, she said. Anyone who wants to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Barrington” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Barrington Bookstore is giving away a book to any child who reads 10 books over the summer.
Barrington Books is once again challenging kids to read this summer. It's the second annual Summer Reading Challenge, with a theme this year of "Fly a Kite." The bookstore will give away a free book to any child who reads 10 books between now and Aug. 24 – when the competition ends, said Jennifer Massotti, store manager. "Just as flying a kite high in the sky can take you away to imaginary worlds of fluffy clouds and mythical bird kingdoms," said Massotti, so too can a great book." Entry forms with suggested reading selections are available in the store in the Barrington Shopping Plaza. No purchase is necessary to participate, she said. For more information, email Massotti at email@example.com or call the store at 245-7925.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Newport freelance writer Mike Freeman will sign his book, 'Drifting" Two Weeks on the Hudson," Saturday afternoon at Barrington Books.
Newport author and freelance writer Mike Freeman signs his book, "Drifting: Two Weeks on the Hudson," at Barrington Books on Saturday afternoon, June 23. The book is described as a candid account of Freeman's two-week canoe trip down the Hudson River. It offers an "introspective and humorous look at both the river and recession-era Americ," according to its publisher. Freeman, a fisheries assistant at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for 10 years, will sign his book at 1 pm. Freeman takes the caneo trip as a new father and fresh from his 10 years of living in an Alaskan village, according to the back cover of the book. He sets out to relearn his country and ends up realizing it's in a greater midlife crisis than he could ever be. …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd to appear Saturday, June 9, at Barrington Books at 2 pm.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Store manager Jennifer Massotti provided this information. Barrington Books will welcom Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd for a book signing and talk on his new book, "They Call Me Oil Can: Baseball, Drugs and Life on the Edge," on Saturday, June 9. Boyd will appear at 2 pm. Speaking candidly to veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin for the first time about his often tumultuous career in Major League Baseball, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd recounts a life that began in the Deep South of Mississippi, and the events that led him toward great heights atop the pitcher’s mound at Fenway Park. As part of a stellar rotation alongside Bruce Hurst and a young Roger Clemens, Boyd served a dazzling array of pitches to opposing batters, most notably during the Boston Red Sox …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Former TV reporter Margie O'Brien Reed to take over as the host of the Thursday children's story hour at Barrington Books.
There will be a new host of the popular weekly story hour for children at Barrington Books. Margie O’Brien Reed, a former TV reporter, will take over the Thursday morning slot from children's book author Anika Denise, said Jennifer Massotti, store manager. "Margie has been telling stories for over 17 years," Massotti said. "Many of you may have heard them and even seen Margie as she was a local reporter and anchor on the ABC and NBC stations. "Her job, everyday, was to find a topic that was compelling - some nugget that would educate and enlighten viewers. Margie’s secret goal as a reporter was to tell a story that would make someone stop and think ... craft a story that might actually change someone’s day or better yet, their life." …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Barrington library continues its rock 'n roll film series in May with the documentary, "The Last Waltz'; East Bay Center opens a display of photography by its consumers.
A rock ‘n roll film series continues at the Barrington Public Library at 7 pm with “The Last Waltz,” considered one of the best rock documentaries of all time. It chronicles The Band’s final concert in 1976 with Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell and other music legends performing with The Band. Music and film aficionado Scott Duhamel will discuss director Martin Scorsese after the movie. A reception from 12 to 2 pm opens a display of photography done by consumers of the East Bay Center, 2 Old County Road, who are recovering from mental illness or addiction. A community tennis program that runs every Thursday evening in May continues at 6 pm at the courts at Barrington High School. Tony Cunha, a local tennis …