Ted Reinstein

An Unlikely Story is delighted to harken back to its Falk’s Market roots at an event with longtime Chronicle writer Ted Reinstein and his book NEW ENGLAND’S GENERAL STORES: EXPLORING AN AMERICAN CLASSIC. At the event, Ted will talk about how general stores have been, and continue to be, places where people can gather and community can be enhanced. There will also be a special musical appearance by our very own ukulele ensemble, The Unlikely Strummers!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Step 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. 

Explore the fabric of America over hot coffee and penny candy. Step 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of Globe Pequot’s New England Notebook and the upcoming Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
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New England's General Stores: Exploring an American Classic Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781493028795
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Globe Pequot Press - October 13th, 2017

Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781493008872
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Globe Pequot Press - April 2016

New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories Cover Image
$27.45
ISBN: 9780762778416
Availability: Special Order - Subject to availability
Published: Globe Pequot Press - May 21st, 2013

Signed Copies

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