Beach Reads Night 2013

Authors will talk about their latest books and share what they have on their summer reading lists when we host “Beach Reads” Night on Friday, June 7, at 6:30…
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Our Panel and Moderator
Our amazing author panel and terrific moderator in mid-discussion at the event. It was like a conversation between best friends. So much fun.
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Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’
Cupcakes Take Center Stage At Princeton Public Library’s Literary Event -- an article by food writer (and book lover) Sue Gordon who was in attendance at the event. This article has details about the cupcakes that were served (since she is a food writer) and also covers some of the discussion by our panel of authors.
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We have a fabulous line up of 8 top-selling authors who will be visiting Princeton Public Library on June 7 at 6:30 pm for a special "Girl's Night Out" event where all the talk will be about books and what we should read this summer. Food, fun, prizes and more.
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Books in a Towel Bag
Books, salt water taffy from the Jersey shore, plus a Nanny Diaries double header (book and DVD) all packaged up in a towel that converts to a bag! This amazing raffle prize is part of Beach Reads 2013 at the Princeton Public Library on June 7 at 6:30 pm. Come join us!
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Summer Blast 4
By attending Beach Reads night you have a chance to win some wonderful raffle prizes -- beach bags full of beach reading! Hope you will be joining us at Princeton Public Library on June 7th to hear 8 amazing authors speak about their books and learn all about what is hot for summer reading.
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Princeton Public Library's staff member Kim is getting very excited about Beach Reads night. Here she is in her office prepping the raffle prizes (beach bags full of books) and getting the giant book covers ready for display.
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This is one of four prizes that we will raffle off at Beach Reads 2013. We have 4 beach totes filled with terrific books and each tote has at least 2 of the books from our panelists. You must be present to win and each guest at the event will be given three chances to win a prize.
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SheKnows chats with Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
"Between You and Me" by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus just came out in paperback with a wonderful new cover and was named "Red Hot Book of the Week" by Check out the online interview with Emma and Nicola before you meet them in person at the library on June 7!
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The library would like to thank the Nassau Inn, our neighbor in downtown Princeton, for helping us out by loaning us some much needed items that will help make our big Beach Reads night a success. This historic hotel is also home to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room where Princeton Public Library holds a monthly book group called "Books on Tap" where we can enjoy food and drink while we talk books.
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Chick Lit Central
Chick Lit Central: The Blog! (our co-sponsor for Beach Reads night) has updated their logo. It conveys their content so perfectly -- women who are passionate about books chatting about what they are reading. Check out the blog and subscribe to stay current all year on reviews for great new books.
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We agree -- authors are celebrities and we love them here at the Princeton Public Library! That is why we are so excited to have 8 stellar authors joining us for our Beach Reads Night.
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Cake It Up ® Couture Cake Stands will be at Beach Reads night showcasing beautiful cupcakes on their custom cake and cupcake stands. Birdie was inspired when planning her daughter’s wedding and creating the 1st Couture Cake Stand when after careful research she could not find a cake stand to accommodate the 5-tiered wedding cake. After finishing, she said, "Wow, that really Cakes It Up!" Located in Princeton, NJ By appt. only 866-484-9515 or online at
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image uploaded by @itshilarymorris (Hilary Morris)
Librarian Janie Hermann displays the poster sized book covers for three of the authors that will be appearing on June 7th as part of Beach Reads Night. More posters are coming in every day, so stay tuned for part 2 of this photo shoot. Photo taken by my good friend Hilary who happened to be in the office .. follow her on twitter @Hilary Morris (Hilary Morris)
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5 DELIGHTFUL PLACES TO VISIT: Princeton, New Jersey with Lena Leson
The Bent Spoon, a true Princeton institution, will be creating a special sorbet just for our Beach Reads night! Using local and organic food to create uniquely flavored artisan ice cream and sorbets as well as baked goods, The Bent Spoon always delivers deliciousness in every bite. Visit them online at to find out more!
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Dessert Boutique, located in picturesque Skillman NJ, will be baking special beach-themed cookies! Corina and Amy, the owners, began dreaming of making their own line of gourmet baked goods while working as scientists in the pharmaceutical industry. After years of dedicated dreaming, they decided to pursue their true passion and began experimenting at home with different flavor and texture combinations in order to create the gourmet confections offered to you today.