CONWAY — White Birch Books is always happy to pack up and go where the action is, and this weekend it will be at the 2012 Local Home Show at the Ham Arena in Conway. Running for two days, Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, the Home Show is free and open to the public. White Birch Books will be there with a sampling of home and garden books, as well as some of our favorite local books. To spice things up, we will also have two local authors visiting our booth.
On Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., Mike Dickerman will be joining us at the booth to sign copies of his most recent achievement, the newly published 29th edition of the venerable hiking guide to New Hampshire's White Mountains, the AMC White Mountain Guide. With comprehensive coverage of the region's many footpaths, this new updated and revised edition covers more than 500 trails, and includes six pull-out, color topographic maps with trail segment mileage, recommended hikes, and camping and safety information. The revised descriptions include 15 trails not previously included in the guide, plus information on trail closures and caution notes and damage reports from Tropical Storm Irene, affecting more than 40 different footpaths.
Dickerman, who operates Bondcliff Books out of Littleton, has authored and/or published numerous other books on the White Mountains. He will be happy to sign books, talk hiking or chat about history while he is in the booth Saturday afternoon.
Switching gears a bit on Sunday, White Birch Books will be welcoming Eric Pinder starting at 1 p.m. Pinder spent several years as a weather observer on top of Mount Washington and those experiences have been recounted in Life at the Top and Tying Down the Wind. They were also the basis for his first children's book, Cat in the Clouds. He has recently authored a new children's book, If All the Animals Came Inside, a rhyming romp illustrated by Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur series.
"We have had a lot of fun reading Eric's new book out loud," laughed Laura Lucy, owner of White Birch Books. "You can't help but giggle while the bats play cards, the bears bounce on the bed or the rhinos watch TV and oh, what a terrible mess they make. It's truly a wonderful book to share with young readers."
For more information about the event, or to reserve any of the mentioned titles, call White Birch Books at 356-3200 or visit www.whitebirchbooks.com.