Chronicle Book Fair

Autumn Leaves: The 16th annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair

Chronicle Book Fair

If you are in the Glens Falls area this weekend, be sure to swing into the Queensbury Hotel for the 16th Annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair. They have a great day planned with guests including “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and reporter / author Tom Rivers.

Here is a complete rundown of the big event:

Autumn Leaves: The 16th annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls
Admission is FREE!
Info: 792-1126 or email to

Special guests: TV’s Fabulous Beekman Boys!

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, known to fans of their reality cable television show as The Fabulous Beekman Boys, make a special appearance at the Glens Falls Chronicle’s 16th annual Book Fair at 1 p.m. in the Warren Room at the Queensbury Hotel.  They will also be selling and signing copies of their new, first cookbook, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook.

The duo own an impressive 1802 Georgian/Federal home and farm near Sharon Springs, N.Y., about 80 miles southwest of Glens Falls in Schoharie County.  The tale of how they stumbled upon the property and decided to buy it during a weekend apple picking excursion away from their Manhattan apartment is told in The Bucolic Plague — How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers, Josh’s best-selling 2010 memoir. Their reality TV show ran for two seasons on Planet Green, a digital cable network owned by the Discovery Channel. They are in discussions to continue the show on another network.

Headliner: Tom Rivers, with ‘Farm Hands’

Tom Rivers, a reporter for the daily paper in Batavia, N.Y., worked alongside and told the story of the migrant workers who are are a huge but largely invisible presence that is increasingly crucial to our Upstate economy — not just picking fruits and vegetables, but working in quarries, garden centers, dairy farms and other businesses. His straightforward, unbiased reporting has earned the praise of farmers, farm workers, and even government officials. He’ll be here all day, and speaking about his book at noon in the Warren Room.

120 presenters, each with a tale to tell

That’s far from all. Again this year, guests may mingle with more than 120 authors, booksellers, publishers, non-profits and other groups at the Chronicle Book Fair — all passionate about the stories they have to tell, and the work they do. We are very pleased about this year’s lineup.

We’ll fill the downstairs of the Queensbury Hotel all day with author displays, book signings, readings and panel discussions, children’s activities, demonstrations, food samples, slide-illustrated talks and much more. You’ll find children’s books, regional history, travel books, Adirondack titles, hiking guides, photography, poetry, mystery and detective novels, science fiction, cook books, antique and used books and much more.

This year at the Book Fair:

  • Adirondack photographer Carl Heilman II with his new how-to photography book, calendars, photo essay books and more
  • Maury Thompson’s new illustrated biography of Adirondack Balloon Festival founder Walter Grishkot
  • Photographer Mark Bowie, on night photography, plus numerous Adirondack titles and posters
  • Several literary and non-fiction offerings from the new Hudson Press, based in Glens Falls, including Dr. Kim Jung’s important work on sexual trauma and mental health
  • Sunny Buchman, with a uniquely helpful guide inspired by her late husband Paul’s struggle with Alzhemer’s disease, including interviews with Paul
  • Doug Gladstone’s lively history of Major League Baseball retirees who were shut out of retirement benefits
  • Lawrence Gooley, with a new collection of fascinating true Adirondack stories, plus his best-selling history about Adirondack serial killer Robert Garrow
  • New fiction by local favorites Joseph Cutshall-King, Mike Mender, Ralph Kylloe
  • The Monks of New Skete with their new puppy training book — and cheesecake samples from the Nuns!
  • Kimerer LaMothe’s Family Planting, on creative movement, family and love
  • New and favorite titles from The Adirondack Mountain Club, SUNY Press, the Chapman Historical Museum, Hyde Collection art museum, The Adirondack Museum, Dog Ate My Homework and other booksellers
  • Outdoors writers/sportsmen Dan Ladd (Chronicle outdoors editor), Bob Elinskas, Steve Sawn and Don Wharton
  • Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney’s guides to waterfall hikes
  • Steve Sheinkin’s Benedict Arnold book for young readers, and his Rabbi Harvey graphic novels
  • Children’s books by Zackary Richards, Nancy Means Wright, Amanda Shaffer, Heather Schwartz, Jame Richards, Jodi Auborn and others
  • Gardening expert Kerry Mendez of Perennially Yours, and cookbook author/kitchen garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden

And that’s just a very small sampling!

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Info: 792-1126 or
The full program and schedule of events will be printed in the Nov. 3 issue of The Chronicle.
Please contact us for author photographs and interviews.

Questions? Call Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe  – 792-1126 or

We’ll see you there! Happy reading!