Book notes: Bunch of Grapes book fair, author’s talks, and more

At the Kickoff Patry, from left: Lynn Van Auken (Oak Bluffs School), Ashley Lambacher (Edgartown School), Katherine Harcourt (Charter School), Emily Levett (Tisbury School), Whitney Burke (Tisbury School). — Photo courtesy of Whitney Burke

Bookstore fair

Martha’s Vineyard school librarians and Bunch of Grapes hosted a Book Fair at the bookstore April 26–28 to raise money for Island school libraries, and to

encourage people to buy locally. Throughout the three days, 20 percent of all sales were donated to the school library of the buyer’s choice.

Writers read

The 2013 Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency will host a reading at the Bunch of Grapes on Sunday, May 5, from 3 to 4 pm.

Among those sharing from their recent work will be baseball writer Anne Bauleke; novelists Stephanie Smith and Julia Dahl, whose feature articles have appeared in Salon, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, and the New York Post; humorist and non-fiction writer Anna Sequoia (“The Official J.A.P. Handbook,” “67 Ways to Save the Animals”); and short story writer Denise Frazier who is working on a collection focusing on the lives of African Americans in New Orleans. The event is free. For more information, visit