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Co-Anchor of CBS2 This Morning & CBS2 At Noon, Mary Calvi, Will Be Appearing at Bookends

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Ridgewood NJ, Co-Anchor of CBS2 This Morning & CBS2 At Noon, Mary Calvi, will sign her new book: Dear George, Dear Mary, today from 2-3 pm .

Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore.

Appearing authors will only autograph books purchased at Bookends and must have valid Bookends Receipt.

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Millennial Expert Ana Homayoun, will Speak on Social Media Wellness

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On January 16, 2019, teen and millennial expert Ana Homayoun, will be visiting our district to talk about the important topic of Social Media Wellness. We are delighted that she will be delivering three phenomenal programs that day: one for all ninth grade students, a second for staff members, and finally the parent program, which is part of our Wellbeing Speaker Series.

Bookends Bookstore will be on-site to host a book sale and signing at the conclusion of Ana’s presentation. Books can be pre-ordered at Bookends for this event or purchased that evening at George Washington Middle School.

Ana Homayoun is an author, speaker, and educator. Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm and has spent the past seventeen years working with students, parents, and educators around the world. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, quickly became a classic among parents and educators for the pragmatic approach to executive functioning issues. Her next book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, explores the real-life dilemmas of young women today and provides strategies for finding authentic success and happiness.

Ana’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, USA Today, Psychology Today, ABC News, CNN, and more. She is also a frequent guest on NPR.

We hope you can join us.

Sincerely,

Stacie Poelstra
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Gottheimer Wraps Holiday Gifts at Bookends in Ridgewood

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RIDGEWOOD NJ, On Saturday, December 22, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) wrapped holiday gifts for North Jersey families at Bookends bookstore in Ridgewood.

“The holidays are such an important time for small businesses across the country and here in New Jersey, ” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I am so proud that there are so many great businesses in my district, like Bookends here in Ridgewood. I want to thank Walter Boyer for having me at his store and I encourage everyone to go check Bookends out, whether for the book selection or the author events they regularly host.”

Congressman Gottheimer went on to say, “Small businesses play a vital role in our economy in the Fifth District and neighborhoods across the country, especially during this key retail season. The federal government shutdown hurt small businesses, because it impacts small business loan applications. We can prevent that by getting folks to the table to finalize a deal to reopen the government, just like business owners do every day.”

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, New Jersey boasts 1.7 million small business employees working for over 820,000 small businesses. 98.3% of the state’s businesses are small businesses and they employ more than half of New Jersey’s workers.

Bookends in Ridgewood has been a staple in the community and a renowned bookstore for more than thirty years. They have hosted over 1,000 authors in the last fifteen years from politics, pop culture, and fiction. During the holiday season, they wrap gifts in their store free of charge.

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Frontman for the band RUSH, Geddy Lee, will sign his new book: Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. December 18, 2018 at 5 PM – 6 PM at Bookends

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Ridgewood NJ, Frontman for the band RUSH, Geddy Lee, will sign his new book: Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. December 18, 2018 at 5 PM – 6 PM.

This event is for people in attendance ONLY!! No orders will be taken for people who can not attend.

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Ridgewood’s own* celebrated SOUL GREAT and former lead singer of the famed, “Epitome of Sound,” Eugene Thomas at Bookends Today

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Ridgewood NJ, Today at 2 PM – 4 PM , DON’T MISS THIS Record release and signing event for *Ridgewood’s own* celebrated SOUL GREAT and former lead singer of the famed, “Epitome of Sound,” Eugene Thomas!

Have a chat with Eugene and get your record signed! Special guest appearance by Starpoint Radio’s ANDY LOTHIAN of The New Jersey Connection!

There will be appetizers, beverages AND a raffle to WIN A FREE RECORD PLAYER!

Appearing authors will only autograph books purchased at Bookends and must have valid Bookends Receipt.

Availability & pricing for all autographed books subject to change.
First In Line Certificate use is the discretion of Bookends. Blackout dates may apply.
Bookends cannot guarantee that the books that are Autographed will always be First Printings.
Autographed books purchased at Bookends are non-returnable.

While we try to ensure that all customers coming to Bookends’ signings will meet authors and get their books signed, we cannot guarantee that all attendees will meet the author or that all books will be signed. We cannot control inclement weather, author travel schedules or authors who leave prematurely.

Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-0726

 

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Today Mary Higgins Clark Sunday, November 4th at Bookends in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood Nj, Bookends in Ridgewood will be hosting Mary Higgins Clark Sunday, November 4th @ 1:00pm. The New York Times Bestselling Author and Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark, will sign her new book: You Don’t Own Me

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Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, joins us on Tuesday, October 2 for a book signing and talk. We hope you can join us for this fantastic event.

Bookends Bookstore will be on-site at George Washington Middle School for the book sale and signing, which will begin at 6:15 pm. Dr. Borba will be available for a limited time at the conclusion of the presentation. If you would like to pre-order your book, please stop by Bookends located at 211 East Ridgewood Avenue and be sure to mention the event when ordering.

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey to Sign his New Book at Bookends in Ridgewood October 25th

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Ridgewood NJ, Founding Member of The Who, ROGER DALTREY, will sign his new book at Bookends : Roger Daltrey: My Story ,Thursday, October 25 at 7 PM.

If any one member of The Who can be said to be the group’s founding member it is singer Roger Daltrey. Born in the West London suburb of Shepherd’s Bush on March 1, 1944, Roger first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1961 while at Acton County Grammar School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Roger, whose daytime job was working in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods of uncertainty ever since.

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Former Knicks Coach Rick Pitino at Bookends in Ridgewood Tomorrow

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Ridgewood NJ, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th @ 6:00pm Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino will sign his new book from 6p to 7pm, at Bookends in Ridgewood : Pitino: My Story.

Rick Pitino is a former  basketball coach. He has been the head coach of several teams in NCAA Division I and in the NBA, including Boston University, Providence College, the New York Knicks, the University of Kentucky, the Boston Celtics and the University of Louisville. Pitino led Kentucky to the NCAA championship in 1996 and Louisville in 2013, although the latter was vacated by the NCAA

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Today is Ridgewood Senior Shopping Day -Special Offers Available for Older Adults

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Ridgewood Senior Shopping Day
Tuesday, August 28
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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