Book Markers 11.29.18

Local Book News

In the Old Rogers

Remember Southampton’s old Rogers Memorial Library on Job’s Lane? The stately 1895 red brick pile with all the nooks and crannies for reading inside? It may have been repurposed recently as a furniture and home furnishings store, One Kings Lane, but the reading part will be making a return, at least for one afternoon, Saturday from 2 to 4, when the folks from Southampton Books will host an open-mike poetry reading.

The gathering aims to “ring in the holiday season,” and to that end a flier promises wine, “a special guest,” and discounts on books of poetry and certain One Kings Lane wares.

 

Margolick at Lunch

David Margolick and his latest, “The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy,” will be the focus of this year’s Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library author’s lunch on Sunday starting at noon at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Mr. Margolick, a veteran Vanity Fair hand who has a house in Noyac, has been on the civil rights beat of late, another recent book being “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock,” about the 1957 school desegregation effort.

The lunch costs $55, and reservations are required by calling Valerie Cuyjet at 631-725-4147. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.