The Acushnet Public Library welcomes local author and Chronicle reporter Ted Reinstein for aauthor talk on Mon., 2/11, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room at 232 Middle Rd., Acushnet, MA 02743.
Local author, Ted Reinstein, will speak about his book, New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic. The general store, as old as America itself, harkens back to a simpler time and a more innocent and rural nation. The general store conjures a country-like place where kids come in to buy penny candy, and adults to buy everything from swaths of fabric, to fresh vegetables, to four-penny nails. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps tarry a bit on a cold, winter’s morning to chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove. Fact is, the general store is still very much here, and very much in business. What’s more, like the diner, it has seen resurgence. In some places, it is even being reimagined for a new era.
He welcomes questions during and after his talk; a book signing follows.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Acushnet Public Library.
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