Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Signings 11/15: Buy Local Day!

On Saturday, November 15th, 2008, Capital District Local First will be sponsoring Buy Local Day, a day that encourages shopping locally and supporting area businesses. In honor of Buy Local Day, the Book House will have three local authors signing their books throughout the day! All books will be available for purchase the day of the event. Please help us in welcoming the following local authors to the Book House:


From 1:00 to 2:15pm, Christine Auclair will be signing her two books. One of her books is geared toward adults and one is written for children.

Living in New York as a Red Sox Fan: Tips & Topics from Within Enemy Lines is packed with pictures, quotes, and stories that will bolster any NY resident/Boston fan's resolve. Inside the book you'll find everything from merchandise to children's drawings, tips to tidbits, all in support of cheering for the Red Sox. Funny, sarcastic, and informative, this one belongs on any Red Sox fan's bookshelf.

You Can't Find a Rainbow in the House, teaches children the joy and importance of being outside. Accompanied by drawings and photographs, the book discusses all the wonderful things you can do outside. A portion of the proceeds go to The Magic Foundation, which offers help to children dealing with rare diseases.

COLEEN PARATORE: 1:30-3:00pm

From 1:30 to 3:00pm, Coleen Paratore will be signing her books. A local favorite with the middle reader age group, Paratore has written both picture books and chapter books. Among her many titles are the following:

In Willa By Heart, Willa (from The Wedding Planner's Daughter) and her boyfriend, Joey, seem to be the obvious choices for the lead roles in the town's production of Our Town. However, competition from a talented new girl, combined with some dancing under the stars, shake things up for Willa and Joey.

In The Funeral Director's Son, Kip Campbell longs to move far away from the family's funeral home business. The problem is that the dead talk to him, telling him what must happen before they can move on. When someone offers to pay him his weight in gold for discovering what old Billy Blye needs before he can rest in peace, Kip can't refuse!

26 Big Things Small Hands Do is one of Paratore's picture books. It works its way through the alphabet, listing all sorts of kind, friendly, generous, and helpful things little hands can do. The sweet story is accompanied by Mike Reed's beautiful illustrations.

WINIFRED ELZE: 2:30-3:30pm

From 2:30 to 3:30pm, Winifred Elze will be signing her new book, The Borgia Prince. It's a mystery set in Schenectady, NY, where a murder in the local theatre during opening night of "The Borgia Prince" leads one box office employee into a potentially dangerous confrontation.