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Lyme + Tick Borne Diseases: What You Need To Know
 A Talk and Q+A and book signing with Dr. Kenneth Liegner

SATURDAY, APRIL 1st at 1:00 
at Merritt Bookstore

Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner has been practicing for over 25 years and has treated patients who come from near and far.Dr. Liegner has waged to advance what we know about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases... all along, he has called for further scientific work to understand this disease and to formulate a cure. In a Poughkeepsie Journal Op-Ed in 2012, he tellingly said: "If we can put a man on the moon, we can solve the problems posed by Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. We just need the will." We will also have Dr. Liegner's book: In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease, a documentational history of the struggle to characterize the nature of Lyme disease in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Please join us for this informative event!

More about Dr. Liegner 



Merritt Bookstore will be going LIVE on Facebook for the first time at 12:00PM on April 1st! Viewers can look forward to an exclusive look around our renovated space, a meet & greet and book recommendations from the staff, a talk with special guest Dr. Kenneth Liegner, a glimpse at some of our exciting upcoming events in April, and exclusive content and offers!

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At Merritt Bookstore


Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. There are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.  Want a sneak pre-view of what will be available? Click here!

12:00PM- Create your own "Little Golden Book" Crafts and Storytime!

Help us celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Little Golden Book and it's classic titles like "The Poky Little Puppy", "The Monster at the End of the Book", "The Little Red Hen", & more with this exclusive Indie Bookstore Day activity! Several of these beloved books will be read aloud and then children will have the opportunity to create their very own  version of a Little Golden Book with our special activity kits!


3:00PM- "The Shetland Tea Murder" Murder Mystery Game and Tea Time: 

 An interactive murder mystery game to celebrate Ann Cleeves' new book Cold Earth. Come share a cup of tea with us.. and convict a murderer. Participants will have to listen very carefully to the statements of the suspects from the Shetland Tea Committee, because at the end they will have to decide which one of them is the killer of Minnie Laurenson. Winners will receive their very own copy of an Ann Cleeves book, provided by Minotaur Books. (Ann is the author behind the BBC series SHETLAND, airing on PBS and on Amazon Video and the books behind the VERA series starring Brenda Blethyn, now airing on PBS and Hulu.)


ALL DAY! Literary scavenger hunt!

Scour the store to find the answers to our Literary Scavenger hunt! Prizes are available for those who can accurately  find solutions to all 20 categories! (Separate scavenger hunts will be available for adults, teens, and children. One prize per participant.)


Participation is FREE for all Indie Bookstore Day events! Just come and have a good time supporting your local Independent Bookstore. 


Dani Shapiro | May 17thSee more

Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been broadcast on “This American Life”. 

Dani's books are in store now, and her new memoir, Hourglass, will be released in April. All in time to read before our event!