Lisa Davis, Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist Party,Thursday, May 11th, 7pm, Watchung Booksellers


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Intriguing and perfect for the current political climate we are in today, Undercover Girl is both a new chapter in Cold War history and an intimate look at the relationship between the FBI and one of its paid informants. Ambitious and sometimes ruthless, Calomiris defied convention in her quest for celebrity.


Jeffrey Stern, The Last Thousand, Friday, May 12th, 6:30pm, Montclair Public Library


Join us for a presentation by the students and members of Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF), a non-profit committed to effecting social, gender and economic equality in Afghanistan. Learn about the program's mission and successes since 2008 as well as the challenges that lie ahead.


Marina Antropow Cramer, Roads, Saturday, May13th, 5pm, Watchung Booksellers


"Riveting, heartbreaking, and beautifully written, Roads takes us deep into the black heart of Nazi Germany, finding not only horror and despair but a stubborn and tenacious hope and a kind of clarity about what it means to be human." —Christina Baker Kline, number one New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World


When Nazi forces occupy the beautiful coastal city of Yalta, Crimea, everything changes. Eighteen-year-old Filip has few options; he is a prime candidate for forced labor in Germany.  Roads is the story of one family lucky enough to escape with their lives as the city burns behind themMarina Antropow is the former owner of the once beloved Cup & Chaucer Bookstore in Montclair. We are so excited to be hosting this event. Please join us as we toast Marina Antropow and her novel, Roads.


Sally Mott Freeman, THE JERSEY BROTHERS, Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm, Watchung Booksellers


The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history—and save one of their own. Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph—from the home front to Roosevelt’s White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan.



  1. West Moss The Subway Stops at Bryant Park, Thursday, May 18, 7pm, Watchung Booksellers


Marina Budhos, Watched, Open Book/Open Mind, Friday, May 19th, 7pm, Montclair High School Little Theater


Laura McBride 'Round Midnight, Monday, May 22, 7pm, Watchung Booksellers


Ilana Tolpin Levittnt What's Mom Still Got to do With It?, Wednesday, May 24, 7pm, Watchung Booksellers


About Watchung Booksellers

Watchung Booksellers is a vibrant, independent community bookstore located in the heart of Montclair NJ.  We are a general bookstore, with a fine collection of literary fiction, biography/memoir and history, with strong sections of travel, education, poetry, and the arts.  Our lovely children’s room is a picture book space for all ages – from the smallest reader sitting on a parent’s lap to the cozy Young Adult corner. We offer a full schedule of author events, poetry readings, storytime for toddlers, in-house book groups and special events.