CT – Baggywrinkles Signing

00000000-baggywrinklesCartoonist Lucy Bellwood signs at Bank Square Books on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM!

Welcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier]. Bellwood sailed aboard square-rigged vessels for months to collect the experiences found in these pages. Readers will learn about the secret language of sailors’ tattoos, why it’s a terrible idea to make someone walk the plank, and how scurvy went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease.

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Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-3795

CT – Dark Sparkler Signing

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Join Bank Square Books for an author talk with actress and poet Amber Tamblyn, author of the book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

A lifelong performer from a Hollywood family, actress Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Two and a Half Men, The Ring) is also an established poet who has studied with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, and others.

As a working actress, she is also deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the costs of fame and the demands placed on young women in movies and on television. An initially casual interest in the lives and disappointments of actresses before her time—tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this insightful and emotionally charged collection of poetic portraits of the lives and troubling ends of more than thirty actresses famous and obscure. Featuring subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—DARK SPARKLER is a surprising and thought-provoking collection from a searching and multi-talented young artist.

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Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-3795

CT – Sailor Twain Signing

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Mark Siegel appears at Bank Square Books on Wednesday October 10, 2012 from noon till 1:30pm.

Press Release:

Please join us for an author luncheon at Bank Square Books with author Mark Siegel and his literary fantasy “SAILOR TWAIN”. Purchase of the book is the ticket to a catered lunch with dessert and a choice of seltzer or wine. Call or email us for a reservation at 860-536-3795 or banksquarebks@msn.com

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular–and notoriously reclusive–author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens. A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense. Pete Hamill calls it “This extraordinary work of fiction pushes the graphic novel well beyond its previous limits.”

Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street Mystic, CT 06355