Author Simon Van Booy Reads from “Sipsworth” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Over the course of a single week, a woman who is ready to die discovers an unexpected reason to live. Following the deaths of her husband and son, Helen Cartwright returns to the English village of her childhood after living abroad for six decades. Her only wish is to die quickly and without fuss. Helen […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Canio’s Books.

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Join women worldwide celebrating International Women’s Day. Bring a bag lunch and a friend and enjoy a little sisterhood among the books. Bring a poem to read by an under represented woman poet. Share concerns and resources about issues effecting women locally, and globally. Canio's will provide coffee, tea and camaraderie.

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John Steinbeck Birthday Celebration at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Celebrate Steinbeck's birthday with selected reading of his works by writer John Avlon, Roberta Montgomery,Tom Clavin, Alex Rachel, and many others. Play Steinbeck Trivia; share a memorable Steinbeck experience; and enjoy a simple reception. Cake included! Don't miss the fun! 

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African American Literature Read-In at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Annual African American Literature Read-In,  co-sponsored with John Jermain Library. Readers welcome to present a short selection from your favorite work by an African American author. Each year attendees enjoy a unique and varied range of writing from contemporary to classic. Don’t miss this 16th edition of a great tradition.

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A.M.Homes & Barbara Butcher discuss “What the Dead Know” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Friday, July 21, 6 p.m. Barbara Butcher and A.M. Homes in conversation What the Dead Know Novelist A.M. Homes interviews former NYC Chief Medical Examiner, Barbara Butcher about her memoir, What the Dead Know. As one of the first women Medical Examiners in the city, Butcher investigated more than 5,500 death scenes and 680 homicides, as […]

Sag Harbor Moby-Dick Marathon

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

MOBY-DICK MARATHON Schedule Friday, June 7 12:30 – 2:30pm Canio’s Books 3:00 – 6:45pm Old Whalers’ Church (Alec Baldwin, Harris Yulin as Father Mapple, plus organist Walter Klauss & Choral Society of Hamptons sing the hymn) 7:00 – 10:00pm Canio’s Books (Josh Gladstone as Captain Ahab in Ch36 and enactment of Ch40 sailors’ play directed by […]

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Opening Reception for Robert Carioscia’s Whaling Prints at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Thursday, June 6, 5-6:30pm  At Canio’s Books  Pre-Marathon Warm-Up with reception for artist Robert Carioscia’s Whaling prints exhibition in homage to Sag Harbor & Moby-Dick. Robert Carioscia’s work has been featured in solo and group museum and gallery exhibitions, including: The Freyberger Gallery at Penn State University, Lyceum Gallery at SUNY Suffolk, Fusion Arts Museum, NYC, The Maloney Gallery […]

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The Way of Haiku at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Fri. May 10 at 6 p.m. The Way of Haiku poetry presentation with Bart Mallio. Introduction to the form, a peek at Basho, Buson,and Issa, then time to write your own haiku. Registration requested. $5. fee.

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Melville Scholar Mary K. Edwards speaks at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat May 4 at 5 p.m.  Mary K. Edwards, internationally acclaimed Melville scholar & sailor speaks about her sailing adventures aboard the Charles W. Morgan, an 1841 whaleship and what she learned about Herman Melville along the way.  This kicks off our 2019 Moby-Dick Marathon events schedule and is part of the Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Festival weekend. More Marathon info HERE.

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Novelist Frederic Tuten reads at Canio’s books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. April 27 at 5 p.m. Novelist Frederic Tuten presents his new memoir My Young Life. Novelist, essayist, and critic Frederic Tuten recalls his personal and artistic coming-of-age in 1950s New York, a defining period that would set him on the course to becoming a writer. Born in the Bronx to a Sicilian mother and Southern father, Frederic Tuten […]

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Novelist Paul Batista reads at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. Novelist Paul Batista reads from his new thriller, The Warriors. In "The Warriors," legendary defense attorney Raquel Rematti represents a presidential candidate—and former First Lady of an ISIS-assassinated President—Senator Angelina Baldesteri in the most watched and explosive trial of the 21st Century. The Senator, a Democrat, sees it as a vendetta show trial […]

Author Simon Van Booy reads at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Fiction writer Simon Van Booy reads from his new short story collection, The Sadness of Beautiful Things. Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of nine books of fiction, and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, NPR, and the BBC. His books […]

Donna Gaines reads from “Why the Ramones Matter” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. Rock journalist/sociologist Donna Gaines reads from “Why The Ramones Matter” at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 5 p.m. Also the author of “Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids, and “A Misfits Manifesto,” Gaines will be celebrating her current new critically acclaimed book release. 631.725.4926  |  canios.wordpress.com

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Poets Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq and Sarah Azzara read at Canio’s Book

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Poets Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq and Sarah Azzara read from recent works at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 6 p.m. Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq is a poet and writer who devotes his time to inking the soul in a way that questions our inner assumptions. Sarah Azzara is a poet, songwriter, visual artist and lecturer at Stony […]

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Poet Grace Schulman reads at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. Poet Grace Schulman reads from her new memoir Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage. Grace Schulman is an award-winning poet and the author of seven collections of poems. She has had long posts as Poetry Editor of the Nation magazine, Director of the Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, and Distinguished Professor at CUNY’s […]

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Tom Clavin reads from “Valley Forge” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

On December 19, 1777, some twelve thousand members of America’s nascent Continental Army staggered into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a small encampment twenty-three miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force was reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the King George III’s army, and barely equipped to survive the […]

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Terry Sullivan’s “Laughin’ to Keep from Cryin'” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Canio's Cultural Cafe hosts singer Terence Sullivan Laughin' to Keep from Cryin' Sat., March 17, 5pm contact:  Kathryn or Maryann, 631.725.4926   “Laughin’ to Keep From Cryin" is the title of this St. Patrick's Day program. Join us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a concert performance by Irish history expert and musican/performer, Terence Sullivan. Sullivan […]

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Author Isabel Vincent discusses Creativity & Cooking at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. Author Isabel Vincent returns to Canio’s to discuss creativity & cooking, and to share a recipe from her bestselling book, Dinner with Edward: Story of an Unexpected Friendship. Refreshments will be served including Edward’s delicious apple Galette.

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Author Lauren Brooke Eisen discusses “Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Friday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. Author Lauren-Brooke Eisen presents, Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans […]

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James Costa discusses “Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Tues. Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Biologist James Costa presents Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory. James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his bustling home of forty years, where […]

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Marc Fasanella discusses “Ralph Fasanella: Images of Optimism” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Prof. Marc Fasanella presents the art book he edited about his painter father: Ralph Fasanella:Images of Optimism. Ralph Fasanella’s artwork celebrates urban life, workers, ordinary people. An early labor union organizer, Fasanella turned his political passion into his paintings. John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, declared Fasanella to be “a true artist of […]

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Author Annette Hinkle discusses “Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Author Annette Hinkle speaks about Sag Harbor Cinema history, reading from the new book Sag Harbor Cinema as part of the village's HarborFest celebration. SAG HARBOR: 100 YEARS OF FILM IN THE VILLAGE is a love letter to the Sag Harbor Cinema, a cultural institution that has served as the heart and soul of Sag Harbor for generations. […]

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Author Colson Whitehead reads at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat. Aug. 12, 5 p.m. Pulitzer prize-winning author Colson Whitehead reads from  Underground Railroad. Registration & Fee required. Call 631.725.4926.

Author Isabel Vincent discusses “Dinner with Edward” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Author and journalist Isabel Vincent will be at Canio's Books on August 5 at 5 p.m. to discuss her charming memoir, Dinner with Edward, now available in paperback. The book is partially set in the Hamptons. Isabel is an investigative journalist at the New York Post. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, L’Officiel, Time, and others. Her memoir […]

Celebrate Melville’s Birthday with Carl Safina at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Tues. Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Herman Melville‘s Birthday with special guest scientist/writer Carl Safina author of Song for the Blue Ocean, View From Lazy Pointand Beyond Words:What Animals Think & Feel.  Art Silent Auction closes and winner announced. Author talk & refreshments. Learn more about the art auction items at: https://caniosculturalcafe.wordpress.com/reader-schedule-moby-dick-marathon/

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