An Afternoon with Walt Whitman
Saturday, July 20th, 2:00pm
The Left Bank, North Bennington

Actor Stephen Collins is Walt Whitman. 
Join your neighbors and friends for a free performance on Saturday, July 20th at The Left Bank (5 Bank Street) in North Bennington. This event is free, open to the public and accessible to individuals with mobility challenges. Refreshments will be available. 
For more information about Stephen and this performance, go to 
The Bennington Bookshop will have a small table at this event where Whitman’s books will be available for purchase.

An Evening with Diane Sheehan Shovak
Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm
The Bennington Bookshop

We are excited to host an event with Diane Sheehan Shovak, whose debut crime novel, Deceit, is set in Vermont. Diane splits her time between a house in Connecticut and a home on Lake Saint Catherine, Wells, VT. Here's the blurb from her book:

Kate Rourke can pinpoint the exact moment everything fell apart. Unable to sleep, she hears an altercation out on the lake. The scream that tears into the black night begins the unraveling. Lies and secrets are exposed in the family and in the town. No one is who he appears to be...

The event is free and open to the public. We will have books available for sale at the event.

Bomber's Moon
An Evening with Archer Mayor
Thursday, October 10th, 7:00pm
Bennington Free Library

Archer Mayor's latest book, Bomber's Moon,  comes out in September. This is Archer's 30th book! Congratulations, Archer. We will be celebrating the release of the book with an event at the Bennington Free Library on Thursday, October 10th, starting at 7:00pm. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.

The Dog Went Over the Mountain - An Evening with Peter Zheutlin
Monday, October 21st, 7pm
Bennington Free Library

Peter Zheutlin's latest book, The Dog Went Over the Mountain, will be released in September. Here's what Peter had to say about the book:

Inspired by a re-reading of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley at the age of 64, I took my aging rescue dog Albie on a 9,000 mile odyssey across America in the Spring of 2018, mostly along Steinbeck’s route. With far more sand in the bottom of my hourglass than the top, I wanted to take one last Great American Road Trip and rediscover the country I last crossed by car in 1977, this time in the company of my best friend.

This journey is the subject of my eighth book, The Dog Went Over the Mountain, to be published in early September 2019 by Pegasus Books. The book actually opens in Bennington, on our very last night on the road before returning home near Boston.

More than a travelogue, the book is also a meditation on aging, on finding meaning in the later years of life, and on the deep connections we create with our canine companions. The book is also filled with memorable characters: a marine corps veteran in his late 60s cycling the country for more than two years who we encountered in Bismarck, a legendary 79 year-old New Orleans restaurateur, and an elderly homeless woman met in Redding, California among many others.

Peter will be joining us for an evening of reading and anecdotes - be sure not to miss this event! There will be opportunities for questions and book signing. We will have books for sale at the event, or order them ahead of time at the bookshop.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.