On view in our Gallery:
East End Landscapes by Kathryn Szoka
Join Canio’s CSB: Community Supported Books program. Plant some customer loyalty! Open an account with $100 and share in sustaining food for thought.
Photography with Kathryn & private lessons ongoing.
Writing workshops with Maryann in May.
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.
March 26, 2009
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.
photos 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.***