Festival of the Hills Book Signing Returns, Featuring Many Western MA Authors

The 49th Annual Conway, Massachusetts’ Festival of the Hills, an annual fall festival that has been recognized as a Library of Congress “Local Legacy” in Western Massachusetts, will take place Sunday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm.

ABOUT CONWAY AND THE FESTIVAL OF THE HILLS

Conway, Massachusetts, is located on Route 116 in Massachusetts, 5 miles north of I-91. Conway, Massachusetts. The Conway Festival of the Hills fall festival was originally a July 1915 pageant to celebrate 100 years of peace between the United States and England. In 1962, the festival was revived to raise funds for the town’s 1967 bicentennial celebration. Since then, the annual Festival of the Hills is an all-volunteer event that raises scholarship money for the town’s high school graduates.

Conway, located in the foothills of the Berkshires just west of the Connecticut River Valley, was originally settled in 1762, and the town was incorporated in 1775. Conway was named for General Henry Seymour Conway, a leader in the English House of Commons. Conway’s landmarks include the Field Memorial Library, a library funded by Marshall Field, the legendary retailer who grew up on a farm in Conway in the 1800s before eventually moving to Chicago, and the Burkeville Covered Bridge. Originally built in 1870, the historic covered bridge over the South River was added to the Historic Register in 1988. The Burkeville Covered Bridge was completely restored and renovated and reopened to pedestrian access in 2007.

Notable Conway residents, past and present, include John Crowley, critically acclaimed American fantasist and author of the World Fantasy Award winning novel Little, Big; Jill Ker Conway, renowned memoirist and Smith College’s first female president; and Archibald MacLeish, a three-time Pulitzer winner.

One of the most popular events at the Festival year after year is the book signing with local authors. This year Conway resident Holly Hobbie, creator of the much-loved Holly Hobbie character and the Toot and Puddle children’s book series, will be on hand to sign copies of her books. Another Conway resident signing books will be Peter Jeswald, a builder who has written a practical and engaging how-to guide for creating paths, steps, and footbridges in the garden. Other notable authors signing at this year’s book signing, include John Crowley, Heidi Stemple, Jane Yolen, Eve Brown-Waite, Ellen Watson, and Amy Dryanksy.

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Tremor: Selected Poems by Adam Zagajewski (Inscribed)

Tremor:  Selected=Author Name: ZAGAJEWSKI, Adam.

Title: Tremor: Selected Poems.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985

With a preface by Czeslaw Milosz. Translated from the Polish by Renata Gorczynski. First American edition. INSCRIBED by the author. Near fine in a near fine (light age toning to flaps) dust jacket.

Price = 150.00 USD

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Faith Baldwin’s First Edition of “American Family”

American Family.Author Name: BALDWIN, Faith.

Title: American Family.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1935

First edition. Brief gift inscription on half-title page, else very good in a very good (light edge wear, a bit faded along the spine) dust jacket. ; 388 pages

Price = 100.00 USD

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1st Edition Treasure Island, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

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Treasure Island.Author Name: (Ralph Steadman) STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Title: Treasure Island.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: London: Harrap Limited, 1985
Illustrator: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. ; 216 pages

Price = 100.00 USD

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Other titles illustrated by Ralph Steadman:

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1 (Ralph Steadman) ASHFORD, Daisy and ASHFORD, Angela. Love and Marriage.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Three stories. Second impression thus. Brief gift inscription on front free endpaper, else very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket.
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Ralph Steadman) ASHFORD, Daisy. Where Love Lies Deepest.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1966 Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
First edition thus. Damp mark on top edge, boards a bit splayed, else good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 (Ralph Steadman) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
NY Clarkson N. Potter 1973 Paperback Very Good
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. First American edition (paperback). Upper corner of front cover is clipped, previous owner’s name on verso of front cover, minor shelf wear, else very good in oversized illustrated wraps.
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 (Ralph Steadman) CARROLL, Lewis. Complete Alice & The Hunting of the Snark.
Topsfield: Salem House, 1987 0881622281 / 9780881622287 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. First American edition. Near fine in a near fine (light foxing on verso), price clipped dust jacket.
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 (Ralph Steadman) CARROLL, Lewis. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
NY Clarkson N. Potter 1974 Paperback Near Fine
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Second printing thus (paperback). Brief gift inscription in upper corner of half-title page, else near fine in oversized illustrated wraps.
Price: 40.00 USD
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View Image 6 (Ralph Steadman) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London: Harrap Limited, 1985 0245542663 / 9780245542664 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. ; 216 pages
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 STEADMAN, Ralph. Dogs Bodies.
NY Paddington Press 1977 0448229757 / 9780448229751 Paperback Near Fine
Illustrated by the author. First edition thus (paperback). Unpaginated (32 pages) pamphlet. Light age toning to covers, else near fine in stapled illustrated wraps.
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 STEADMAN, Ralph. Garibaldi’s Biscuits.
Tarrytown: Marshall Cavendish, 2009 0761455787 / 9780761455783 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by the author. First American printing. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in a fine dust jacket.; 32 pages
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 STEADMAN, Ralph. I, Leonardo.
NY: Summit Books (Simon & Schuster), 1983 0671605712 / 9780671605711 Paperback Very Good
Illustrated by the author. First printing thus (paperback). Minor edge wear, else very good in oblong illustrated wraps.
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 STEADMAN, Ralph. Jones of Colorado.
London Ebury Press, 1995 0091809452 / 9780091809454 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by the author. First printing. About fine in like dust jacket.
Price: 15.00 USD
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Carlene Hatcher Polite, Whose Writing Explored Racism and Sexism, Dies at 77

Carlene Hatcher Polite, an experimental novelist of the 1960s and ’70s whose work focused on the uneasy confluence of racism and sexism in the lives of black people, died on Dec. 7 in Cheektowaga, N.Y. She was 77 and lived in Amherst, N.Y.

Read more here: NYTimes.com.

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Welcum Hinges by Bernard Robb; Illustrated by Woodi Ishmael (1st Ed., 1942)

 

Welcum Hinges.Author Name: ROBB, Bernard.

Title: Welcum Hinges.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1942
Illustrator: Illustrated by Woodi Ishmael

Foreword by Alexander William Armour. Introduction by Thomas Lomax Hunter. First edition. Previous owner’s name on half-title page, else very good in a very good dust jacket. ; 216 pages

Price = 100.00 USD

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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (1st British Edition)

 

Alas, Babylon.Author Name: FRANK, Pat.

Title: Alas, Babylon.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: London: Constable and Company, 1959

First British edition. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear and age toning, one small chip at the base of the front panel) dust jacket. ; 254 pages

Price = 300.00 USD

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“Farmer” by Jim Harrison (1st ed.)

 

Farmer.Author Name: HARRISON, Jim.

Title: Farmer.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Viking, 1976

First edition. Trace foxing to edges, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. ; 160 pages

Price = 100.00 USD

 

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Jon Cleary’s “Green Helmet” (1st American Ed.)

Green Helmet.Author Name: CLEARY, Jon.

Title: Green Helmet.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: William Morrow, 1958

First American edition. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear) dust jacket.

Price = 100.00 USD

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Web Resource: Bookmobile: Past. Present. Future.

Bookmobile: Past. Present. Future.

This presentation recounts the history of the Tulsa (Oklahoma) City-County Library’s bookmobile, from its beginnings in 1930 to the present. A series of publications features historical photos, news clippings, memories from “bookmobile kids,” and selected children’s drawings from a 2008 “bookmobile of the future” art contest. Also includes video clips. From Tulsa City-County Library.

URL: http://www.tulsalibrary.org/outreach/bookmobile-exhibit.php


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Copyright 2009 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII.