Written Words marks its re-opening with authors, performers and more

Written Words Bookstore in Shelton has reasons to celebrate: it has settled into its new location and open for business.

The six-year-old independent community bookstore is holding a series of special author events weekends in April to celebrate the bookstore’s re-opening.

Author of history, religion, politics

Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of more than a dozen books and will be at the store Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. He has also written articles on history, religion, politics and popular culture for the Wall Street Journal, the American Spectator, U.S. News & World Report and more. His latest release is Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America.

‘The Witch of Little Italy’

Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m., author and teacher Suzanne Palmieri will be discussing her debut novel, The Witch of Little Italy. She is also co-author of the upcoming I’ll Be Seeing You (as Suzanne Hayes) and her essays have been published online in Life Learning Magazine and Full of Crow: On The Wing edition.

‘Between Heaven and Texas’

Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., author Marie Bostwick will be here to launch her new book, Between Heaven and Texas. Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical and contemporary fiction. She is known for her Cobbled Court series.

Everyone who attends a minimum of three of the four planned events in their entirety will be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience, a Parody by Dan and Jeff at The Bushnell in Hartford in May and a $25 gift certificate to Written Words Bookstore.

The events are free and open to the public.

Books presented for signing must be purchased from Written Words Bookstore, located at 478 River Road. For more information, call 203-944-0400.