Storyteller’s Bookstore
158 S. White Street
Wake Forest, 27587
(919) 556-3903

The Storyteller's Book Store

Wake Forest's Independent Book Store

The Storyteller's Book Store is Wake Forest's premier independent book store supporting local authors, hosting author readings and writing workshops, and partnering with other art and literary organizations! We seek to be inclusive and to represent all thoughtful and respectful points of view.

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158 S. White Street, Wake Forest

in the old downtown part of Wake Forest

Beside The Coffee Company

919-556-3903

 

Independent book review from Kirkus Reviews

(The first independent book review of my just-out memoir is reproduced in full below)

 

THE SECOND-GREATEST BASEBALL GAME EVER PLAYED

Bridges, Drew

iUniverse (154 pp.)

$24.95 hardcover, $14.95 paperback, $3.99 e-book

ISBN: 978-1491747797; October 24, 2014

 

Drew Bridges (Family Lost and Found, 2006) pens a quiet elegy to his father, recounting a childhood baseball game that “mayseem small and inconsequential, but I think…changed me.”

This memoir tells the story, pitch by pitch, of a Saturday afternoon baseball game in Hildebran, North Carolina, in 1957.

There isn’t anything in particular that makes the game so great: It’s low-scoring—the players only drive in three runs—and aside from catching a line drive, Bridges didn’t have much of a role in its outcome. What makes it great,though, is the sensation that the author felt during it: “I sat on the bench feeling a kind of energy, a glow, watching it unfold, teammates sitting on my right and left side. Amazingly, I was a part of it all.” This is the lesson—the moment that the young author learned the value of teamwork and cooperation. Bridges is a clear, entertaining writer, and his memoir is full of intriguing, if not always entirely distinguishable, characters—most of them neighborhood boys who went on to play in college sports. Aside from the author’s father, the most memorable person is Melvin Ruggles, the no-nonsense umpire who keeps the game under control by force of will. Yet for readers, the most engaging moments will come not from the game, but from the author’s interpretations of his father’s wartime letters to his mother, which lead off each chapter. How does Bridges reconcile the reticent, “imperfect” man who raised him with the sentimental,sometimes anxious, and sometimes very silly, person in these letters? In one disclosure that Bridges cannot rectify, his father writes, “I’ve learned to hate people, especially groups of people….I just like to get as far away as possible.” This is the opposite of his father, the baseball coach, who showed a group of poor boys what it meant to be a team—and it allows Bridges to see his father as a fuller, deeper person in this book.

Kirkus Reviews/2014

 

 

"Every story paints a picture, every picture tells a story"...... this is our new spirit statement as we add talented local artists to our world.

 

The Bookstore proudly welcomes Mary Margaret Steele  as one of our permanent display artists. See her work in our store.

She joins Anne Elizabeth Howard www.AnneElizabethFineArt.com, Rose Welty www.rosewelty.com Diana Cook, Betty George, and Kittie Deemer www.KDeemer.com and  Marcia Striethorst www.mjsworks.com

New Bookstore Hours

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

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Storyteller's Bookstore In the News


Celebrating Black History Month

Over 30 people enjoyed the poetry and readings from Jackie Dove Miller, Rodney Harris, and Brenda Byers.

 

She offers help for grieving children, teens

Congratulations to Carolyn Zahnow featured on WRAL and in the Midtown Raleigh News, News & Observer for beginning a support group for grieving children and teens. Check out her story here!!

http://www.midtownraleighnews.com/2012/02/14/11351/she-offers-help-for-grieving-children.html


http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/family/story/10676430/


Tell Us a Story

Congratulations to Claire Ramsey and the Storyteller's Circle who were featured in the January 4, 2012 edition of the Midtown Raleigh News, News & Observer.
Check it out!!

http://www.midtownraleighnews.com/2012/01/03/10811/tell-us-a-story.html

 

 


Wake Forest Book Store a Unique Experience

Drew Bridges, owner of The Storyteller's Book Store was features in the News and Observer on March 13, 2011. Check it out!!

http://www.northraleighnews.com/2011/03/13/7021_granados-wake-forest-book-store.html


The Storyteller's Book Store offers books, storytelling audio CD's, and crafts by local artisans. There's something for everyone! Support your local, independent bookstore!!

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”
                                                              ~Muriel Rukeyser

 

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