What’s your favorite series?

We had a terrific discussion last night in Jackson about Dead by Dawn as well as a brainstorming session about our favorite book series. I thought it would be fun to extend that to offering all our participating libraries readers the chance to participate. I hope that by our big event on October 28th, we’ll have a good list of local favorites!

An evening with Paul Doiron

The 15th One Book One Valley community read program is underway. Sixteen public libraries throughout the region and White Birch Books are pleased to announce that this year the featured author is Paul Doiron, who writes the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels.

All are invited to an evening with Doiron, when he will talk about his books and writing, Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Majestic Theatre in Conway Village.* This event will also be live-streamed. To register for the livestream link, go to https://rentals.anywhereseat.com/

Doiron is the former editor of Down East magazine and a registered Maine Guide. He now writes full time, and recently published the twelfth book in his crime novel series featuring the character Mike Bowditch, a Maine Game Warden. 

*For those planning to attend the live event, wear a mask while inside, and please read and follow the recently adopted Vaccination Policy for the Majestic Theatre.

We’re back!

One Book One Valley will be back in 2021! Mark your calendars for our big author event: Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the newly renovated Majestic Theatre in Conway Village. We’ll also be livestreaming the event, which is very exciting. Participating libraries will have copies of Paul Doiron’s newest book, Dead by Dawn to lend by the beginning of July, and will be happy to lend any of his previous books if you’re just getting started or catching up with the Mike Bowditch series. Check back here for news about more One Book One Valley events around Labor Day.

Reading is not on hold

For the first time in 15 years, this week will not bring us together for One Book One Valley’s annual meet-the-author big event. Over the years, we have heard from many readers that this community coming-together event is the reason they participate.

Early on in the pandemic, our committee agreed that holding an online event instead would just not be the same. So, we asked the author scheduled for 2020, Paul Doiron, if he would come in 2021. He said yes.

So, the good news is there’s a whole series of novels to read! And you have a year to read them! Doiron writes the Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch series of mystery novels set in Maine. There are eleven novels in the series so far. Check them out, read them, and plan to join us in October 2021.