Due to the blizzard forecast for March 13th, we will be asking you to join us in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00 PM to hear author Ted Reinstein, who will be talking about his latest book, New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic.
Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he is a regular contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and writes a weekly opinion column. His new book invites you to journey with him through the wooden doors of a New England general store and step back in time, into a Norman Rockwell painting and into the heart of America. New England’s General Stores offers a nostalgic picture of this colonial staple and, fortunately, steadfast institution of small towns from Connecticut to Maine. This is where children of each generation take their first allowance to buy their very own penny candy. Locals have swapped stories at these counters from gossip to whispers of revolution. In tough times, the general store treated customers like family, extending credit when no one else would. Stubborn as New Englanders themselves, the general store has refused to become a mere sentimental relic of an earlier age.
This free program is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation. The library is fully accessible;
please let us know if you need special accommodations to attend. Contact us at 508-830-4250, TTY 508-747-5882.