Although their entire store isn’t much bigger than the amount of space allotted to fancy chocolates at the supersize Barnes & Noble, the quartet of owners at River Road Books have regularly bested the big boys at their own author-appearance game offering up a mix of national figures and intriguing local authors, many of whom we’ve profiled in the pixelated pages of Red Bank oRBit.
It’s a policy that’s helped the intimately-scaled indie store strengthen its brand in a world of steamrolling stripmall superstores and virtual-volume vultures. And it’s back in full force this Thursday, as POZ Magazine editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann (above) visits Fair Haven for a signing and discussion of her memoir I Have Something to Tell You a chronicle of how a young woman who “had it all” concealed from the world the fact that she also had HIV.
The author action continues on Saturday with Little Silver’s own picture-book creator and self-styled “phoDOGrapher” Kim Levin stopping in to promote her new book DogPlay. After that, the River Road crew presents a pleasantly surprising, long-awaited homecoming by someone who’s been out of the public eye for far too long but rather than spoil the surprise, why not just take it over to Red Bank oRBit, where this late-winter’s week continues to come on like a literary lion!