Now Read This February

The shortest month of the year brings no shortage of compelling, engrossing, and often mystifying new books. Here are 10 of the most anticipated highlights slated for publication in February.

Brad Gooch Rumi's Secret

Biographer Brad Gooch, author of "Rumi's Secret," discusses the Sufi poet's life and transcendent work in advance of his appearance at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Now Read This January 2017

The New Year begins with a new batch of books, including novels, short stories, memoirs, and a couple of stunning debuts. Here are 10 highlights slated for publication in the month of January.

Tellabration Papa Joe Gaudet

Beyond the Binding, a new storytelling series presented by Seacoast Area Libraries, brings local storytellers to 18 public libraries during the month of January.

Piscataqua Press books

Despite the avalanche of Kindles, iPads, and Nooks that will inevitably be under countless Christmas trees this year, print books are still alive and well. For Granite State publishers and writers, print remains one of the most practical, visceral ways to connect with readers.

Now Read This December

With such a vast number of books published each year, it’s easy to miss some true literary gems. With that in mind, Liberty Hardy offers up her top 12 underrated books of the year. Keep them in mind as potential gifts for avid readers.

Jonathan Richman

Events coming up around the Seacoast this weekend include theater, storytelling, live music, a food discussion, and more. Check out some of the highlights.


The devilish mayhem of Halloween is over, but there is still plenty of fun to be had this first weekend of November. Here are some highlights from around the Seacoast.

Now Read This November 2016

Page-guzzling Seacoast reader Liberty Hardy shares her guide to the top 10 most highly anticipated books coming out in the month of November.

Ghosts on the Banke

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.