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Weston Moms Reveal Tips For Mother's Day Book Buying

Author Sally Allen will discuss the best books for moms May 2 at the Weston Library.
Author Sally Allen will discuss the best books for moms May 2 at the Weston Library. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

WESTON, Conn. – Westport resident Sally Allen, author of “Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers,” will discuss the best books for moms at a social gathering for the Moms in Weston Facebook group, from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday in the Weston Library's community room.

“We’re thrilled to have Sally Allen as our guest speaker,” said Westonite Catherine Revzon. ‘The Best Books for Moms’ is the ideal outing for our group and a great way to foster connections and community.”

The author will discuss top titles for mothers’ reading (and gift) lists, varied themes and categories to suit diverse readers. Allen’s presentation will be followed by a Q & A, book signing, light refreshments and a door prize drawing for a Mother’s Day gift basket.

“Reading is both highly personal and deeply communal. My book is about both of these aspects. I’m excited to share the reads that have enriched my life and to inspire readers to reflect on the books that have enriched theirs,” Allen said. “For me, my joy – whether through this book, Books, Ink or leading book discussions – is to generate conversation with and among book lovers.”

Allen has always loved books, almost to a fault. At the age of 8, she was nearly sent home from a friend’s birthday party for reading during the festivities. A lifelong avid reader, Allen is a writer, college instructor, book group moderator and founder and editor of the book news website Books, Ink at Hamlethub. She has a doctorate in English education and master’s degree in English literature and has taught expository writing, literature and communications to undergraduates at New York University, Fairfield University and Post University.

In addition, the author facilitates private book group discussions. Her writing about books has appeared in print and online magazines and news sites.

Reservations are encouraged, though walk-ins are welcome. E-mail Aline Weiller at wordsmithllc@optonline.net to reserve your spot. Admission is free.

The Weston Library is at 56 Norfield Road.

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