BELLOWS FALLS -- Village Square Booksellers hosts the authors of two local history books this weekend.
On Saturday, Village Square Booksellers welcomes Vermont author Adam R. Boyce to play the fiddle and talk about his book and the character Charles Ross Taggart from 1 to 3 p.m.
Boyce, whose family has called Vermont home since the 1760s, has been a life-long student of history. He grew up on a farm in Williamstown, which his great-grandfather purchased in 1896 and was the same place where his father and grandfather were also raised. In his book, Boyce writes about East Topsham’s Charles Ross Taggart, who in 1895 set his sights on becoming a traveling musical humorist. His uproarious ventriloquist and musical performances brought rave reviews in his Vermont community. He was soon thrust into the world of the lyceum and Chautauqua circuits, journeying far and wide across North America. The book is published by The History Press.
On Sunday, Village Square Booksellers welcomes Dennis Bathory-Kitsz at 1 p.m., to talk about his new book, "Country Stores of Vermont: A History & Guide." Bathory-Kitsz is a composer, author, editor and digital music engraver.
Each Vermont country store carries its own particular stock of special wares and memorable characters. From the Connecticut River to Lake Champlain, country stores and their dedicated owners offer warmth against the blizzard, advice and a friendly ear or a stern word. Neighbors meet and communities are forged beside these feed barrels and bottomless coffee urns. Bathory-Kitsz returns once again to the Green Mountain State with this updated and revised history and guide to its beloved country stores. It is published by The History Press.
For information or reservations, call 802-463-9404 or visit www.villagesquarebooks.com.