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May 29, 2009 - 4:09pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 17, 2009 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

The Young Adult Book Club at Present Tense will be reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie for our July meeting. This book won the National Book Award. http://www.presenttensebooks.com/events/yabookdiscussion.php

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May 29, 2009 - 4:06pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 8, 2009 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Lunchtime Book Group will be reading The Art of Keeping Secrets by Patti Callahan Henry for our July meeting. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion! http://www.presenttensebooks.com/events/lunchgroup.php

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May 29, 2009 - 4:02pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 29, 2009 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Exciting new author Naseem Rakha will visit Present Tense to sign copies of her book The Crying Tree, which has been selected as one of the "Emerging Voices" authors at BookExpo America and has also been selected by Barnes and Noble for their fall "Discover Great New Writers" promotion. Visit http://www.presenttensebooks.com/ for more information.

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May 29, 2009 - 3:57pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense, workshops.
Event Date and Time: 
July 25, 2009 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Instructor Kim Argenta will teach participants how to make a pair of earrings and a memory wire bracelet in this fun workshop designed for children ages 9-13. Kim is an art instructor at Holy Family Catholic School in Le Roy. A registration fee of $10 per child is due by July 18.

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May 29, 2009 - 3:53pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 22, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Are you in a book club? Join the Present Tense Book Club Registry! Our first Book Club Bonanza is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm. Our staff will present the hot new books for the Fall season and show you great selections for your group. You'll have a chance to register your club and join our growing network of people who love to talk about books! Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes and goodies for those who attend. Bring your book club and enjoy a night just for you!

May 29, 2009 - 3:46pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
June 20, 2009 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Batavia native Evalyn Gates will visit Present Tense to sign copies of her book Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe. Evalyn is currently the Assistant Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Visit http://www.presenttensebooks.com/ for more information.

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May 28, 2009 - 12:09pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.

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May 6, 2009 - 12:14am
posted by Darrick Coleman in Present Tense, photography.

I happened to be at the store (Present Tense books at 101 Washington Ave) this year when this tree burst! 

 

 

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April 28, 2009 - 3:34pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in books, Present Tense.

Each year Present Tense holds a poetry contest and announces the winners at the end of April, which is National Poetry Month. More than 75 poems were submitted for this year's contest. The 2009 winners and poems are listed here: http://www.presenttensebooks.com/events/contest.php

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April 24, 2009 - 12:20am
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense, book review.

The publisher is billing this book as fatherhood for dummies, and that about sums up this honest and funny memoir. Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is his record; it is an account of ordinary family life recorded from the man’s point of view. Lewis finds himself expected to feel things as a father that he doesn’t feel, and to do things that he can’t see the point of doing. At first he feels guilty but then he realizes that many other fathers share the same feelings. The humor and writing is very similar to a Bill Bryson book complete with brash, witty jokes. A good Father's day gift for Dad!

--Darrick

Present Tense Books - www.presenttensebooks.com

101 Washington Ave. Batavia, NY

 

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Release date May 18th.

April 16, 2009 - 8:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Present Tense, Deal of the Day.

Today's Deal of the Day: A $25 gift certificate from Present Tense Books and Gifts in Batavia. The Batavian's Good Deal Price: $12.50 -- HALF off!

Present Tense is a popular local bookseller as well as a great place to find unique gifts. It's located at 101 Washington Avenue

The gift certificate must be used by within 30 days of purchase. It is not valid with other offers and has no cash value.

Rules: E-mail me at howard (at) thebatavian dot com. First e-mail wins, but the winner must arrange to stop by my office on Main Street before 5:00 p.m. today to pay for the gift certificate. If the first e-mailer can't or doesn't make it in, the certificate goes to the second e-mailer.

If you want to be notified via e-mail of future Deals of the Day, sign up for the Deals of the Day e-mail list by clicking here.

Merchants: If you would like your business featured in Deal of the Day, call Howard Owens at 260-6970.

April 15, 2009 - 11:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Present Tense.

Author Lorna Bartlett was the guest of Present Tense for a book signing on Saturday, and she left an apparent fan of the charming shop on Washington Avenue.

She writes in her blog:

What a terrific store! Housed in a gorgeous old Victorian home, the shop (inside and out) is painted in wonderful colors. There are several rooms filled with books, a selection of coffee and teas, children's toys (and books!), candles, hand-sewn purses (I was really tempted by those), pretty teacups, a gallery of original photographs, magnetic poetry kits, and lots of other marvelous things. I admit, I did succumb to temptation and bought a package of Who Dunn-Its sticky notes.

If you missed the signing, Bartlett left some signed books at the store. 

Check her post for more details about her afternoon at Present Tense and some pictures she took of the store.

April 1, 2009 - 5:33pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
June 24, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5290|title=Lunchtime Book Group|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Storyslingers group will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

www.presenttensebooks.com

April 1, 2009 - 5:32pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
June 10, 2009 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5290|title=Lunchtime Book Group|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Lunchtime Book Group at Present Tense will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!

www.presenttensebooks.com

April 1, 2009 - 5:17pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 29, 2009 - 10:00am to May 30, 2009 - 4:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5288|title=Bike to Books|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]Present Tense is putting our own spin on National Bike Month in May - we're asking you to bike to books! On May 29 and 30 customes who ride their bikes to Present Tense will receive 10% off their entire purchase (excluding sale items), a FREE book from our book bin, a coupon for Adam Miller Toy & Bicycle, and will be entered to win a Cateye cycle computer (courtesy of Adam Miller). This is a great event for families to do together, so dust off your bike and ride to Present Tense!

April 1, 2009 - 5:11pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 28, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5286|title=Storyslingers Book Discussion|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Storyslingers group will be discussing So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger. Please note that we will be meeting on the last Thursday in May, instead of the last Wednesday.

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