Poems of New Hampshire Contest:

Prize winners appear on both our Home and Contests page, and the winning poems are on our Poems page. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all entrants!

Peterborough Book Fair

The Peterborough Book Fair and sale was a success!   We thank the more than a dozen booksellers, the 6 local authors, Monadnock Writer's Group, poetry contest assessors, the almost 2 dozen volunteers, multiple sponsors, and the visitors for making this a lively event!

Stay tuned for our next event - an expanded Poetry Contest!


  • 14 antiquarian, used and rare book booksellers*
  • 6 local authors*
  • mud chroniclesMonadnock Writers’ Group with the latest anthology (“The Mud Chronicles") and back issues
  • Advance entry and on-site student poetry contest (see bottom of page below)
  • Multiple door prizes: gift certificates* from local shops, several books (old & new)
  • Special guest appearance by Tracy Messer as President Calvin Coolidge from noon – 2 p.m.

Primary Sponsors:

  • Peterborough Town Library
  • 1833 Society
  • New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association (NHABA)
  • Peterborough Poetry Project

Contributing Sponsors:

  • Toadstool Bookshop
  • Harlow’s Pub
  • Cooper’s Hill Public House
  • Hilltop Golf Course
  • Peterborough Community Theatre
  • Steele’s Stationers
  • Rebecca’s Consignments
  • Little River Bed and Breakfast
  • Bruce Dennis, scribe

Gift certificates from the following sponsors were given
away by raffle entry for visitors donating $5 or more
to the Peterborough Town Library campaign fund - -

  • Toadstool Bookshops - $20 gift certificate
  • Hilltop Golf Course – 2 certificates for BOGO round of golf
  • Peterborough Community Theatre - $20 gift certificate
  • Harlow’s  Pub - $25 gift certificate
  • Cooper’s Hill Public House - $25 gift certificate

Also, there were door prizes of books - including a short  
of eleven books by Robert Browning from 1898, two of the
Monadnock Writers' Group anthologies, as well as several
other new books - by raffle entry for visitors who buy one
or more books at the fair. See "Books" page for pictures and more info.

* list of booksellers and authors:


AardBooks – Gus McLeavy                  603-585-2254
26 Upper Troy Road, Fitzwilliam NH 03447
Featuring:  A miscellaneous selection of signed & inscribed books.
Callahan & Co., Booksellers                 603-924-3726
PO BOX 505, Peterborough NH 03458
Featuring:  Books on hunting, fishing and field sports.

Crook’s Book – Gary Crooker              603-654-5688
PO BOX 261, Wilton NH 03086   
Featuring:  Books and ephemera.

Eagle Books                                           603-357-8721
19 West St., Keene NH 03431
Featuring: Town histories, children’s books, Folio Society books.

Gilann Books ABAA                           203-918-7593
301 West Ave., Darien CT 06820
Featuring: Literature, Children’s Books (incl. original
artwork), History, Art/Photography, African American
History & Literature, early printing, autographs,
& ephemera.

H. James Kennedy                                603-654-6560
PO BOX 173, Wilton NH 03086
Featuring:  Antiquarian books and ephemera/fiction & non-fiction/
NH authors/Civil War/Poetry/posters/vintage documents & letters.

Homestead Books                                 603-352-5298
9 Causeway Rd., Swanzey NH 03446
Featuring: General stock, mostly non-fiction.

NCC Antiques - Nancy Craig               603-742-9671

47 Fieldstone Dr., Dover NH 03820
Featuring: A wide variety of ephemera including NH-related
items, historical documents, photography, advertising, etc.

Peterborough Town Library                 603-924-8040
2 Concord St., Peterborough NH 03458
Featuring: Antiquarian and children's books.

Peterborough Poetry Project - Bill Chatfield
PO BOX 247, Peterborough NH 03458  603-924-9204
Featuring: Poetry/ Children’s/New England authors/
signed books/history/antiquarian & classic books.

Richard Mori Books                            603-801-7176
Franklin NH 03235
Featuring: Used rare & collectible children’s series
& illustrated books, local & NH history, White
Mountain books & memorabilia, Boy & Girl Scout
books, etc.

Site of Treasures - Yvonne Gifford      603-924-9204
PO BOX 247, Peterborough NH 03458
Featuring: Postcards, baseball cards, ephemera,
prints, old photos, and miscellaneous books.

StoneRidge Books - Ellen Carter         603-924-9364
23 Stone Ridge Drive, Peterborough NH 03458
Featuring: Vintage & antiquarian books, sheet music,
children’s & poetry books, historical newspapers &
magazines, ephemera.

Ted Cole Books – Ted Cole                  603-588-3145

27 West Street, Antrim NH 03440
Featuring: New England ephemera and books,
children’s books, and general non-fiction stock.


Becky Sakellariou
Featuring: 7 of her poetry books, broadsides
with 1 poem on each.

Monadnock Writers’ Group
PO Box 3071, Peterborough NH 03458
Featuring: Publications of the Monadnock
Writers’ Group and members, including
The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology

Rodger Martin
Featuring: Poetry.

Ted Leach Email:
Featuring: Extra, Extra - in which Ted Leach,
a former Ledger publisher, presents a fact- and
fun-filled account of publishing a paper in the
mid 80's in a small NH town.

Tory McCagg

Featuring: Bittersweet Manor: A Novel:
Granddaughter and grandmother debate the sale of 
their ancestral home, laying the framework for this 
intricate story of class privilege, inheritance, 
ambition and personal responsibility.

Sebastian Lockwood
: then enter "sebastianlockwood"
in the search area.
Sebastian is a storyteller, poet,
and audiobook narrator.

Brian D. Campbell
Featuring: Novel, The Third King: Coronation,
Fiction, history-mystery.

Historical Society of Cheshire County
246 Main St./PO Box 803
Keene NH 03431
Featuring: Marium Foster’s Boston and Maine Railroad
by Bradford  Blodget and advance info and early sign-up for
a new railroad book written by Bradford and Richard Richards, Jr.
- Iron Roads of the Monadnock Region, 1843-2017.



Poetry Contest

Our first contest was for all students in all ConVal district town (whether in public schools or not), as an event of the Peterborough (NH) Book Fair on May 12, 2019 and by advance entry by mail or email. 

See information about winners on our "Contests" page.