Words Without Music
Saturday, March 24th
Philip Glass will be performing at the Oldcastle Theatre on Saturday, March 24th at 7.30pm. The event is sold out, but you can ask to be added to the waiting list by phoning 802 447 0564. The Bookshop will be there with copies of Glass's memoir, Words Without Music.
Philip Glass is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late-twentieth century.Words Without Music offers readers a glimpse of Glass's creative process and the charge that stems from creating art. Glass shares memories of the people and places that have inspired his music over the years.
Emily Dickinson - A Literary Tea and Fundraiser at Oldcastle Theatre
Sunday, April 8th, 2~4pm
Local author Lea Newman will read a selection of Dickinson's poems at this literary fundraiser for Oldcastle Theatre. The event takes the form of a traditional afternoon English tea, with sweet and savory treats and a special blend of jasmine tea from Simpson and Vail. The recipe for the blend includes rose petals, in recognition of Dickinson's passion for gardening.
Newman is the author of Emily Dickinson: "Virgin Recluse" and Rebel. The Bennington Bookshop will attend the event with copies of Newman's book as well as a range of Dickinson's collections of poetry. Tickets cost $25 and are available from the theatre (802 447 0564), Powers Market in North Bennington, and The Bennington Bookshop.
Independent Bookstore Day
We will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day again this year, with a special two-for-the-price-of-one deal on T-shirts and some great raffle prizes. Come on down and join in the fun!
We are planning a special evening to celebrate our local teachers. What a great job they do! There will be drinks and snacks and 20% off all purchases. We have still to set the day, but it will be sometime in late May. Stay tuned!