Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book signing - Gravestones and great stories!

Just a reminder for anyone who does not follow the shop on Facebook -- author Ron Romano will be at the Green Hand Bookshop tomorrow, Sunday October 29th, 2017, from 12:00 noon until 2:00.  Ron will be happy to sign copies of his books, which will also be available for purchase!  Both of them are great reads if you are a cemetery geek or Maine history buff -- Ron really brings history to life!

Ron's newest books is Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery: A Field of Ancient Graves, and his prior book (in case you missed it!) is Early Gravestones in Southern Maine: The Genius of Bartlett Adams.  Both are fascinating reads that will make you want to go clambering around looking for handcarved treasures in whichever New England cemetery you happen to find yourself in.  They are also a wonderful glimpse into the every-day life and customs of Portland, Maine, well-illustrated with photos and old newspaper clippings, as well as maps to help you find your way along the lanes.

I highly recommend both books -- and besides, Ron is a great guy to meet in person, too!  Come on down and say hello when you're out wandering on Sunday!