Kwame Alexander comes to Maplewood

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 […]

South Orange author scores at Words

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 […]

SO author to speak at Words

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 […]

Words owners to receive Spirit Award for autism advocacy

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 […]

Celebrating MLK Day with the CCR

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 […]

Price to discuss new book at Words

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.

Village resident explores history and smooching

Synagogue employee Jodi Rotondo has alter ego who writes best-selling historical romance novels

Village resident explores history and smooching

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 […]