CLOSED for Thanksgiving

after-words will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are thankful for you, our customers and for books, of course!  Have a happy holiday.


Holiday cards are here!

Christmas cards are on display and ready to buy.  Also in stock are Hanukkah and Kwanzaa cards for all your holiday needs.


Happy Halloween!

The candy is on the counter and the days are winding down for the Banned Books table.  Christmas cards coming soon.



after-words will be closing early for a private event on Tuesday, October 2nd.  Doors will close at 8pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience.


September 23-29: Banned Books Week

Some thoughts from the store owner, Beverly Dvorkin
Every year since 1982, the American Library Association has sponsored banned books week (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned).   It is meant to highlight the challenges that still exist to one of our most basic and cherished rights as American citizens – to read the material of our choosing.
We as Americans often take our rights as citizens for granted.  But we cannot afford complacency.   Every day, there is someone who thinks they have the right to choose for an entire community what they are allowed to read, watch, listen to, or look at.  No one should make that choice for another citizen. 
Since 1998, after-words bookstore has participated in Banned Books Week.  Every year, for the entire month of September, we highlight books that have been challenged and/or banned around the country, and around the world.  It is by far our most popular annual display, both in terms of sales and in terms of the discussions it prompts.
This year, we are offering an in-store special.  Buy any book displayed with a bookmark on our Banned Books table from now until the end of the month, and we will discount it by 20%.
Happy Banned Books Week, everybody.  Celebrate the first amendment. And your freedom to read.


Meet Andrew Lawler August 20th

August 20th 5:30 pm
after-words event space, free and open to the public
Wine, water and snacks provided

Meet author Andrew Lawler Author of The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Lawler tells the riveting tale of the disappearance of America’s first European settlers and examines how the Lost Colony has come to haunt our national consciousness.

The year was 1587.  115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony’s leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue—a “secret token” etched into a tree.

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archaeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years.

Lawler’s deftly researched and absorbing book offers a surprising answer to the old question of the colonists’ fate, as well as a new understanding of how this story continues to haunt and define America.

Andrew Lawler is the author of Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilization. He has written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles from more than two dozen countries.  His byline has appeared in the New York Times,
The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many other publications. He is a contributing writer for Science and a contributing editor for Archaeology. His work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing.