Reading and Sipping at the Mattapoisett Library

Want to know what it’s like to pull up a stool with the likes of Hemingway, Updike, or Capote? Delia Cabe, author of “Storied Bars of New York: Where the Literary Luminaries Go to Drink,” will be telling all at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, August 21at 6:30 – 7:30pm.

            “Storied Bars of New York” is a photographic and historical celebration of the best literary pubs, cocktail bars, and taverns of New York City. Every chapter profiles an influential bar and comes complete with photographs, a laundry list of the writerly clientele, a recipe for the establishment’s signature cocktail (as well as which authors were likely to order it), and a snapshot of its place in New York culture at the time of its eminence, as demonstrated by quotes from authors and excerpts from magazine reviews.

            Library staff and volunteers will be serving mocktails in the tradition of New York establishments. Don’t miss out on “a sidecar named desire, ” “the turn of the screwdriver,” or “tequila mockingbird,” and other storied non-alcoholic drinks. Recipes will be distributed.

            Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

            Delia Cabe grew up in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A magazine writer and bookworm, her work has appeared in Self, Prevention, Health, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Scientific American Presents, and other newspapers and magazines. She teaches magazine and column writing at Emerson College. An avid gardener, she lives in a Boston suburb with her husband, Rob, and their two cats.

            Please register in advance by calling the library at 508-758-4171, emailing, or stopping by the adult circulation desk. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library.

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