On view in our Gallery:
East End Landscapes by  Kathryn Szoka

Find out about Canio’s Cultural Cafe
SIGN up for our MOBY-DICK MARATHON, 2017
Bookshop hours: open daily 10-6; Sun. & Weds. noon-5 p.m.

Join Canio’s CSB: Community Supported Books program. Plant some customer loyalty! Open an account with $100 and share in sustaining food for thought.

Upcoming workshops:
Photography with Kathryn & private lessons ongoing.
Writing workshops with Maryann in May.

APRIL
Sat., April 1, 5 p.m. Poetry for our Times with Maggie Bloomfield and Susan Dingle, plus Open Mic.
Sat. April 8 at 5 p.m. Celebrating the poetry of Bill Knott whose collection I Am Flying Into Myself was recently published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. With readings by poets Star Black , Bill Zavatsky and others.
Sun. April 9 at 3 p.m.  Book discussion: Third Reconstruction by Rev. William Barber sponsored by Racial Justice East End. Location Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, Bridgehampton Turnkpike.
Sat., Apr. 22, 5 p.m. Science writer Dava Sobel reads from The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.
MAY
Thurs. May 4 at 5:30 ” In Praise of Mnemosyne!” Memoir & personal essay workshop with Maryann. Four sessions, $100. Register early; space is limited.
Fri., May 12, Writer’s Retreat in Napeague: “Sea, Sky & Silence.” Friday, May 12,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spend the day in one of the East End’s most unique environments. “Sea, Sky & Silence” a small group workshop on nature writing meets at the historic home of Victor & Mabel D’Amico founders of the Art Barge. http://theartbarge.org/house/.  Reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your writing. Bring lunch. Carpools recommended. Register early for this special event. Space is limited.  Fee: $70. Early bird special: $60 before April 10.
 Tues., May 16, at 5:30 Feminist Book Discussion Group: bell hooks’ Feminism is for Everybody. Join us for lively discussion. Please RSVP. Copies available at Canio’s.
Sat., May 20,  5 p.m. Melville aficionado Lisa Dickman will present Herman Melville. Melville: the Modern Master, a friendly introduction to the great American writer, to warm us up for the Moby-Dick Marathon, 2017!
Thurs., June 1, 6:15 p.m., At JJMLibrary: Film screening of John Huston’s 1956 Moby-Dick starring Gregory Peck, Orson Wells and Richard Basehart! Screenplay by Ray Bradbury.
Plus, Moby for Kids, with Ms. Sigrid’s Storytime. Date TBA.
SAVE THE DATE:
MOBY-DICK MARATHON,  June 9-11, 2017
Are you ready to read?! Can you sponsor a chapter?
Please email the day /2-hour time slot to read. And, the chapter you’d like to sponsor.
Canio’s Cultural Cafe Summer Workshops:
Julian in JULY!
Join a three-session seminar on Julian of Norwich with David Townsend. Explore the life & times of this 14th English mystic.
Dr. Townsend is Professor of Medieval Studies and English at University of Toronto. Registration fee includes a copy of Revelations of Divine Love. Thursday afternoons July 6,13, and 20.

Bookshop hours: open daily, 10-6; Sun, noon-5, closed Weds. in March

& more to come!

Read about May, 2016’s Walt Whitman Marathon

Contact the shop for more information on photography and writing workshops: nature writing; memoir; spirituality; personal essay.We also offer editorial services and expert artwork framing.

nytlogo314x53March 26, 2009

MAC sweeping outside shop

In Spring, a Small-Town South Fork

excerpts from an article by  SUZANNE MCNEILL

In spring, you can explore East Hampton, Amagansett, and Sag Harbor while they are still their small-town selves. The sheer number of galleries — along with their impassioned owners and a steady stream of local visitors — suggests that art is still an integral part of life in the area where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, among others, once lived and worked.

On Main Street, Canio’s Books is nearly as active in the off season as in summer. The store, with its creaky wooden floors (the building dates to the late 18th century), is a magnet for Sag Harbor’s literary and artistic community; besides the used and new books crammed onto the shelves, the store regularly displays paintings and photographs by local artists.

MAC inside shopphotos by Gordon M. Grant for NY Times

Welcome to Canio’s!
A Literary Harbor for the Arts, since 1980

290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.  (631) 725-4926.  info@caniosbooks.com

Co-owners Kathryn Szoka, photographer, and Maryann Calendrille, writer and editor welcome you to Canio´s Books where specially selected literary fiction and non-fiction, art, and photography entice the curious reader.

Shelves are bursting with a fine selection of literary children´s books, nature titles, food books, spirituality, literary biography and memoir, and environmental interest. An entire wall is devoted to poetry.

Enjoy meeting a wide range of authors, and local artists at weekend readings and exhibitions. Kathryn and Maryann also run community workshops on photography and writing.

Established in 1980 by Canio Pavone, the bookshop features new, used and collectible books and is well known as a literary gathering place.   Since October 1999, Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka have continued Canio´s tradition of hosting a wide range of authors, and featuring exceptional local artwork.

Visit the shop to discover why customers call Canio´s “a real bookshop.” Shelves are crammed with books worth reading; our knowledgeable staff is eager to make recommendations. Events on Saturdays at 5 p.m. The art gallery features changing exhibits and receptions in summer. Writing workshops in fiction, essay, memoir, poetry and photography are offered. Expert picture framing services and editorial consultation also available.

***Celebrate Sag Harbor!   “Sag Harbor Is…a Literary Celebration” edited by Maryann Calendrille with Kathryn Szoka´s photographs. Makes a great gift.***

8 Responses to “CALENDAR of EVENTS”


  1. 1 Steven August 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to visit your great bookstore in years–I haven’t been out to Sag harbor in years–but I’m so glad to see that you’re still going strong. You guys are super and I look forward to seeing Canio’s in person again soon (now that I’m back in NYC).

    It’s a heroic feat to keep an indie bookstore going these days and I hope to support you in that soon.

    Best,

    Steven

  2. 3 bijou le tord September 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

    the best little bookshop on the East side of the planet : run by two lovely ladies with exquisite taste in books . . . a magnificent eye on the world. . . great friends to the community of Sag Harbor. . . we love you. . . thanks for being you . . . keep Canio’s Bookstore open for ever & ever. . .
    🙂

    • 4 canios September 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      Merci beaucoup, Bijou. We’re doing our best, and tonight will be celebrating 30+ years of Canio’s Community at the home of two wonderful Sag Harbor artists. Wish you could join us! It’s a fundraiser for our new venture, Canio’s Culture Cafe`. Best wishes with your own wonderful artwork!
      a bientot!
      M&K

  3. 5 maidstonejewelry June 4, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I love your store! From a fellow East Ender and blogger with a special interest in our beaches! and other things beautiful.

  4. 6 Roland Frindik June 24, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Today an article about Canio’s books written by Louis Begley is being published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper. Now as you become famous all over Germany you may expect German visitors who want to make a break from running around Manhattan. Just to let you know that we do make the same effort to support our local bookshop in our town in Germany as well. There is a world beyond the smartphone.

  5. 7 Jenese Bennett November 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to coming by and seeing your location and even hearing some poetry. I love to write and more so love to listen. A friend told me about your establishment, it looks interesting.


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