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At Canio's Books, Virtually

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:28
Kathryn Szoka, left, and Maryann Calendrille are the owners of Canio's Books, pictured here before the store was closed to in-person shopping because of Covid-19.
Christine Sampson

Canio's Books and Canio's Cultural Cafe will host a number of book-related Zoom events this week. Tomorrow at 5 p.m. the poets Paul Genega and Maggie Bloomfield and novelist Paul Rabinowitz will read from their new work, Mr. Genega from his collection "Moordener Kill," Ms. Bloomfield from her "Sleepless Nights," and Mr. Rabinowitz from his first novella, "The Clay Urn." The meeting links can be found online at Participants have been asked to "arrive" five minutes before the start time. The program will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

The author and ecologist Carl Safina will read from and discuss his "Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace" on Saturday at 5 p.m., also on Zoom. Signed copies of the book are available through the store. Advance registration is required through a link found at

The second session of a discussion of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" will happen via Zoom on Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m.

The meeting links can be found at online at Participants have been asked to "arrive" five minutes before the start times.

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