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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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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.
[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.
[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!
[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!
[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.