MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Author Peter Golden read from his new book, ‘Nothing is Forgotten,’ at Words Bookstore in Maplewood Village on Thursday, April 19. He led a discussion with attendees about Holocaust education and knowledge in this country, while discussing his new novel.
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander will appear at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Tuesday, April 3, at 5 p.m. to introduce his new novel, “Rebound.” The children’s author took the literary world by storm in 2015 when he published the predecessor to “Rebound,” his […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange resident and author Charles Paikert read excerpts from his new book “Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals” at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on March 17 — just before Seton Hall University, which is featured in the book, faced Kansas in this year’s tournament. As the book features the […]
SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1960s are remembered for many things, such as the space race, the civil rights movement, President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Beatlemania and a persistent fear of nuclear war. For author Peter Golden, the 1960s represents all of these things and so much more — for Golden, the 1960s […]
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange author Charles Paikert has co-written a new book on college basketball, “Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals,” which features the 1989 Seton Hall – Michigan championship game. He will be reading from the book at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Saturday, March 17, at […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, recently announced that Marjorie Madfis, founder of Yes She Can Inc., and Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, founders of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, will receive this year’s Caryn Schwartzman Spirit Award. Both organizations were founded in order to […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance & Fair on Monday, Jan. 15. This event is free and open to the public. At 2 p.m., the observance will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Hundreds […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Scott Kelly is no stranger to trying new things — the former NASA astronaut did spend a year on the International Space Station from 2015 to 2016, after all. Now the West Orange native is about to share his experiences from the 12 months he was in space and discuss his […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Adam Price will discuss his new book, “He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself,” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood. This event is co-sponsored by the South Orange-Maplewood School District Parenting Center. Wine and cheese will be served.
Synagogue employee Jodi Rotondo has alter ego who writes best-selling historical romance novels
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When you meet Jodi Rotondo around town, it can be quite difficult to see what lies underneath the surface. It’s easy to see that she is a devoted wife and mother, and the communications coordinator at Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange. But you may not realize she is the bestselling […]