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Press Release | Book Launch events at RiverRead Books this July

Plan on visiting Binghamton, New York for the month of July? Then be sure to stop by RiverRead Books situated Downtown at 5 Court Street. There is an incredible line up of authors visits, book reading and signings, and other author events.

Here are the events:

1. Tuesday, July 1 @6:30pm - Book Launch - Shattering the Ley by local and nationally acclaimed author Joshua Palmatier. According to Kirkus Reviews, this new fantasy series will appeal to "Fantasy regulars looking for a fresh series with real bite should find it worth a try."

There will be an author's reading, followed by conversation with Joshua.

2. Wednesday, July 2 @6:30pm - Book Event and Reading with Lynne M. Hinkey, author of Broome County Native Chases the Chupacabra!

"Is the chupacabra real or myth? Dog only knows". Find out at the event!

3. Tuesday, July 8 @6:30 pm - Book Launch - Dry Bones in the Valley by local and nationally acclaimed author Tom Bouman.

"When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul" - RiverRead

“Bouman’s debut shows rural noir at its finest: a poetically written mystery about a man struggling with his inner demons and an area of great natural beauty few had heard of before the natural gas boom.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

4. Thursday, July 10 @6:30pm - Discussion and Q&A led by Rabbi Aaron and Rivkah Slonim.

"Who was the most Influential Rabbi in modern history? This discussion will cover the New York Times bestseller REBBE, a new book by Joseph Telushkin." - RiverRead

5. Thursday, July 18 @6:30pm - Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler present Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase. Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase - - is a 74 minute mythic musical audiodrama on disc that comes with a fully illustrated 62 page book.

" 'Ivy' is set in Austin Texas in 1938, and it's about a 10 year old girl who falls into the underworld. ( it's a depression era musical for the new depression.) Its primary audience is young parents and their children. The presentation includes an Epic Poem (The Backstory Ballad of Ivy Wire), a few tunes from the musical, and our Crankie Show , which is a 30 foot long illustration cranked along on a home made box, revealing about 42 inches of the drawing at a time. It functions as a primitive video, a low tech immersive multimedia marvel." - RiverRead

6. Monday, July 21 @6:30pm - Downtown Bookclub. This month’s book reading choice is Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien.

Note: All bookclub books are available at 15% discount to bookclub members.

7. Friday, July 25 @7:00pm - Open Mike Night - Facilitated by Roadpoet J. Barrett Wolf.


"Come, listen and be heard! Every month brings new and returning poets - and listeners." - RiverRead

RiverRead Books is located at 5 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901. Summer hours effective June 1st through Labor Day are as follows:

Sunday - 12 PM - 5 PM

Monday through Wednesday - 12 PM - 6 PM

Thursday & Friday - 12 PM - 8 PM

Saturday - 10 AM - 6 PM

Please note that exceptions are made for group meetings and scheduled events. More details regarding the events can be found at

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