Current Book Tour For ‘Apples of New England’

Spencer apple tree, The Big Apple, Wrentham., Massachusetts, from 'Apples Of New England' (Bar Lois Weeks photo)

Spencer apple tree, The Big Apple, Wrentham, Massachusetts, from ‘Apples Of New England’                           (Bar Lois Weeks photo)

Apples of New England, by Russell Steven PowellI WILL BE READING from and signing copies of Apples of New England (Countryman Press, 2014) at a number of events during the fall of 2014 and winter 2015.

Apples of New England, a history of apple growing in the region, includes photographs by Bar Lois Weeks and descriptions of more than 200 apple varieties discovered, grown, or sold in New England.

To schedule an appearance, email me at

Here is the current lineup:

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Topsfield Town Library

1 South Common St.

Topsfield, Massachusetts


Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

South Hadley Public Library

2 Canal St.

South Hadley, Massachusetts


Saturday, February 21, 1 p.m.

Hadley Garden Center

285 Russell St., Route 9

Hadley, Massachusetts



Thursday, January 22, 7 p.m.

Porter Square Books

25 White St., Cambridge, Massachusetts


Sunday, November 23, 10 a.m.

Tags Hardware

Porter Square Shopping Center

29 White St., Cambridge, Massachusetts


 Sunday, November 2, 10 a.m.

Clarkdale Fruit Farms

303 Upper Rd., Deerfield, Massachusetts


Saturday, November 1, 2 p.m.

Atkins Farms

1150 West St., Amherst, Massachusetts


 Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.

Pine Hill Orchards

248 Greenfield Rd., Colrain, Massachusetts


Sunday, October 26, 2 p.m.

River Valley Market

330 North King St., Northampton, Massachusetts


Saturday, October 25, 2 p.m.

White Memorial Conservation Center

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, Connecticut


Friday, October 24, 1 p.m.

Lyman Orchards

32 Reeds Gap Rd., Middlefield, Connecticut


 Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m.

Goodwin Memorial Library

50 Middle St., Hadley, Massachusetts


Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m.

Mount Wachusett AppleFest

490 Mountain Rd, Princeton, Massachusetts


Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.

Williamsburg Historical Society

4 North Main St., Williamsburg, Massachusetts


 Monday, October 13, 11 a.m.

Boothby’s Orchard and Farm

366 Boothby Rd., Livermore, Maine


Saturday, October 11, 2 p.m.

Historic Deerfield

80 Old Main St., Deerfield, Massachusetts


 Sunday, October 5, 12:30 p.m.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Dr., Boylston, Massachusetts


Saturday, October 4, 1 p.m.

Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Wales Rd., Monson, Massachusetts


 Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

New England Apple Association booth

Massachusetts Building, Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”)

1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts


Sunday, September 7, 1:30 p.m.

Keep Homestead Museum

35 Ely Road, Monson, Massachusetts


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