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The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen: Valley Edition

Published on 2019-11-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Celebrate the coming holiday season in the very best way with signed books for everyone on your gift list.  Join us in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 for this Valley author event, coordinated by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.  Doors will open at 1:30 pm for book browsing and sales.

This event features short performances by recent Massachusetts Book Awards winners, honorees, and long-listers, and attendees will be able to purchase a signed and personalized copy of their award-nominated titles for your favorite book lovers. There will be fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults, young adults, and middle graders, plus picture books for the kids. The authors will be on hand to sign their books and chat with readers both old and new.  Book will be made available for purchase at the event by Amherst Books.

Participating authors are Heather Abel, Noy Holland, Sabina Murray, George H. Colt, Anne Fadiman, Lisa Brooks, Ilan Stavans, Dara Weir, Ellen Dore Watson, Jane Yolen, Natasha Lowe, and Richard Michelson.

This special literary event is co-sponsored by State Representatives Mindy Domb, Natalie Blais, and Lindsay Sabadosa, coordinated by Massachusetts Center for the Book, and hosted by the Jones Library.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.  For more information about the Massachusetts Center for the Book, please visit their website at:

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