Join us May 1 and 2nd for the Capital City Book Fair!
Book Market with 50+ authors, publishers and bookstores running along the street from Classics Books to Mill Hill Park. Chris Hedges on The Wages of Rebellion. Jenna Pizzi on her Pork Roll Cookbook. A screening of Standing on my Sister’s Shoulders about the Mississippi civil rights movement. Guerrilla haiku. Kimmie Carlos. Clifford Zink on the Roebling Legacy. Poetry slam. Scrabble. A film festival under the stars. Books and Barbeque. Writing workshop. Papermaking. Open Mic. Book repurposing. Step teams. A literary bike tour.
For times and specifics, visit the Book Fair web page at https://www.facebook.com/events/805364449517346/?feed_story_type=17&pnref=story
Whisper is the author of the book of poetry “I Have Arrived.” When you see her at Classics, it will be the first Saturday of the month and she will be reading her poetry in the back of the store at the Capital City Open Mic.
Whisper once said, “Poetry saved my life!! It rescued me from off of that ledge! One more ounce of negative energy and I would have jumped.”
Barbara is a Scrabble players’ Scrabble player. She plays on Friday nights and some Saturdays in Trenton at Classics Books, Tuesdays in Princeton and through FaceBook. A two-time Classics Tournament champion, Barbara is tough to play—but fun. She never gloats (well, almost never) and is pleasant to play if you are good or a beginner.
She is also an accomplished artist, turning parts of the bookstore into a gallery of her photos and paintings.
When you see her at Classics, she could be anywhere–at a Scrabble board, hanging her artwork or ringing up customers during the week.
Barbara’s most common quote? “Bingo!”
Photo by Bruce Bentzman
It was announced at Classics open mic that one of the singers that sang in January was called back for The Voice. You heard him at Classics first!
The Classics Scrabble club (notably Tim Walker) has mounted bookcases in wheels so we can easily move it for Scrabble and for the Open Mic. Come down and check this out!
FaceBook did a video of Classics activity. Check this out! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1466588953562237.1073741852.1424087047812428&type=3&uploaded=1#!/photo.php?v=10151816520737434&set=vb.660327433&type=2&theater
Friends of Classics Bruce Bentzman and Roger Long have distributed their children’s book. Read it for free here! http://www.simmers1.webspace.virginmedia.com/204nf.html
In case you haven’t been able to make it in the Classics lately, here’s what you may have missed.
16 of the best Scrabble players in the area met at the 14th Annual Classics Scrabble Invitational. Megan Iurilli reclaimed her crown as Grand Champion, Sarah Ohls came inches of winning her third Championship and Arthur Iurilli went from being a seat filler to coming in third.
Classics Open Mic comedian McKelle Kellz Barksdale went to Florida and won the 2014 Winter Shine Overall Standup Comedian. Says Kellz “I started in a bookstore with 13 people. If that isn’t a Testament to following what God puts on your heart I don’t know what is!!!” Guess what bookstore he was talking about?
Classics Open Mic musician Quincy Stallworth video performing one Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNqbtWkjzaw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Shoppers at Target had hackers steal data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards during the first three weeks of the holiday season. Shoppers at Classics Books & Gifts had no data stolen. Shop local!
Here’s a minute of poetry to liven up your day–from Classics Open Mic event hosted by Todd Evans.