SEPTEMBER 23rd from 10am-12pm

Twenty-three poems capture the joys of reading from that thrilling moment when a child first learns to decipher words to the excitement that follows in reading everything from road signs to stories. These poems lyrically celebrate how reading opens kids' minds, can make them kind, and allows them to explore the whole world.

 held at The Bookworm/BW Gifts

34 Elm St.       East Aurora


(books to be signed should be purchased at the Bookworm, the sponsoring organization of this event)

Southern Fried

"Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. (Also, I want to live in Cottonwood, KY.) Don't miss this one!" - Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series

OCTOBER 7th 10:30-12:30


(Appointments recommended)

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Pets are also welcome!!

Call the store to make an appointment so you are sure to get a spot.


A Columbus Day EVENT!!

Monday October 9th from 5-7

We welcome

Barbara Early


Tonya Kappes

with their newest books!

Fixin' To Die

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR "Packed with clever plot twists, entertaining characters, and plenty of red herrings! Fixin' To Die is a rollicking, delightful, down-home mystery."


Please remember - most book events are free of charge and open to all, please see details for each event.  However, all books to be signed should be purchased at the Bookworm, the sponsoring organization of these events.


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The Bookworm

Essential Oils Series

Friday, Sept. 29th, 6:30pm-8:00pm: Essential Oils & Energy
    Our chakras, meridians, and aura are all parts of our energy system. This class will provide a brief overview of each system & how essential oils can be used to support them. $20.00

Friday, Oct. 13th, 6:30pm-8:00pm: Healthy Homes
  The inside of our homes is more polluted than the air outside. This is, in part, due to the chemicals we use every day. Learn how to spot toxins linked to cancer, asthma, infertility, and other health problems. We’ll talk about how to ditch these products and switch to healthier options, incorporating essential oils! $20.00

Saturday, October 14th, 10:00am-11:30am: Family Fun with Essential Oils
  This kid-oriented class will focus on 3 of the most popular essential oils: lemon, lavender, and peppermint. Kids will get an activity packet & peppermint brownie to bring home. During the class, we will talk about the plants that these essential oils come from and experience the essential oils. $10.00 per child/ parents free!

Friday, October 27th, 6:30pm-8:00pm: Make & Take
  Join us to create some essential-oil infused products for you to bring home. This hands-on class will be tons of fun and you will learn about how essential oils can support your wellness in the process! $20.00

Friday, November 10th, 6:30pm-8:00pm: Getting Grounded
  Is your mind racing? Do you find yourself worrying a lot? Do you get lightheaded? Do you feel disconnected? Are you having trouble listening, focusing, or balancing? You may be ungrounded. This workshop will explore what it means to be grounded and you will learn energetic exercises to help you feel more centered and essential oils that can support a feeling of being grounded. $20.00

held at The Bookworm/BW Gifts

34 Elm St.       East Aurora


reservations required due to limited seating

Tonya Kappes

Ax To Grind

Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?

Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that's got more gossip than a ladies' luncheon.

When Beryle's assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa's ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory's a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle's books, or will this be her final chapter

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Barbara Early

Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery

Liz McCall has come to love running her father's vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she's all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong.What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she's shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early's delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.

Death of a Toy Soldier


Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father's vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality--and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-mean streets of East Aurora, NY.The mood goes from nice to naughty when a nervous man, who was trying to have his antique toys appraised, is found in the shop with a lawn dart through his chest. Suddenly, Liz's business plan is plunged into deep freeze, while she and her father find themselves toying with a cold-blooded killer who's playing for keeps.Now, it looks like Christmas might be cancelled for the neighborhood kids if Liz can't wrap up the case in Barbara Early's delightful debut Death of a Toy Soldier.


Check back often for updates to our line-up!!

October 14th 11am-1pm Joseph Krygier (Non-fiction, Biography)

October 14th 1pm-3pm Virginia Kroll - National Best-Selling Children's author

October 21st 11am-1pm  David Brown (Mystery)

October 21st 1pm-3pm Tony Izzo(Mystery/Suspense)

October 28th 11am-1pm Martha Blessing doing healing readings starting at 1:00 (Spiritual)

October 28th 1pm-3pm Miriam Smith (Non-fiction, Memoir, Spirtual)

November 4th 11am-1pm Greg Parkes (Fiction)

November 4th 1pm-3pm Carolyn LaDelle Bennett

November 11th 11am-1pm Christine Wenger  (Cozy Mysteries)

November 11th 1pm-3pm Sue Arts (Children's)

November 18th 11am-1pm David Neth (Mystery/Fantasy)

November 18th 2 authors Janis Lane & Eris Field( Historical Romance & Contemporary Romance)

December 2nd 11am-1pm Jeff Schober  (Mystery, Non-fiction)

December 2nd 1pm-3pm Lissa Redmond ( Mystery/Suspense)

December 9th 11am-1pm Karen Wielinski (Non-Fiction)

December 16th 11-1 Amy VanDerwater (Children's Poet)

December 16th 3-5 Patricia Bond & Helen Lynch (Historical Romance & Contemporary Romance)

December 23rd 1pm-3pm Linda Smolarek  (Contemporary Fiction)