December 2, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a return author visit with Cynthia Dreeman Meyer, author of the children’s
book Gregory the Spider: Romping through the Year on Saturday December 2, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Gregory the Spider has earned high literary acclaim. “Friendly Gregory and his pals...explore what’s special about each month. Each page offers I-Spy animals, objects, and month names to notice or find hidden in the illustrations....Another nice recurring feature are children's backpacks, which often have month-related books visible, such as one on MLK for January. The illustrations are well-detailed, colorful, and appealing....Whimsy and hidden objects add much to the appeal of this month-by-month journey.” Kirkus Reviews.
Cynthia Dreeman Meyer is also the author of Merry Stirring Mice: Santa's Secret Team. She is the Director/Teacher at Music Together of Chester, and the owner of Sweet Dreems Children's Books. Meyer's founded her hometown Christmas Tree Festival. Her favorite part of this event is designing Christmas trees, and it is that activity that inspired Meyer's first children's book and led to her becoming an award-winning decorator and children’s author.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of Gregory the Spider.
February 10, 2018
2:00 - 4:00PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for Scott Deitche, true crime author of Garden State
Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM.
New Jersey’s organized crime history has been one of the most colorful in the country, serving as the home of some
of the most powerful, as well as below-the-radar, mobsters in the Country. And though overshadowed by the
emphasis on New York City, the mob and New Jersey have, over the years, become synonymous, in both pop
culture and in law enforcement. But for all the press that has been dedicated to the mob and New Jersey, for all the
law enforcement activity against the mob, and for all the pop culture references, there has never truly been an examination of the rise of the mob in New Jersey from a historical perspective. Until now.
In Garden State Gangland, Scott M. Deitche sets the historical record straight by providing the first overall history of the mob in New Jersey, from the early turn of the century Black Hand gangs to the present, and looks at their influence not only in the Garden State, but across the country as a whole.
Scott M. Deitche is the author of 7 books on organized crime, including Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld, The Silent Don: The World of Santo Trafficante Jr. and Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets. He has also written dozens of articles on organized crime for local and national magazines and newspapers. Scott has been featured on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, A&E, C-SPAN, Oxygen and both national and local news and radio shows.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey.