Books

How a kid from Newburgh became a mega-best-selling author

How a kid from Newburgh became a mega-best-selling author

James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most number-one best-sellers (67 at last count) and was the first to top The New York Times’ best-seller lists in both the adults’ and kids’ categories simultaneously. His novels account for roughly six percent of all hardcover novels sold in the US – more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.

The Woodstock Flaneur

The Woodstock Flaneur

Michael Perkins’ latest book, The Woodstock Flaneur: A Saunterer’s Intimate Portrait of the World’s Most Famous Small Town, will be celebrated with an Oriole9 reading Thursday, December 13, featuring a quintet of topnotch readers

Saving the world, one stitch at a time with “slow fashion” advocate Katrina Rodabaugh

Saving the world, one stitch at a time with “slow fashion” advocate Katrina Rodabaugh

Friday, December 7: Book signing/discussion at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: I’d “left fashion out of my own quest for a sustainable lifestyle. I’d been thinking a lot about food and housing, but not so much about clothing.” Katrina Rodabaugh went on a “fashion fast,” pledging not to purchase any new clothing for a year, focusing instead on making simple garments, buying secondhand and mending what she already owned.