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NJ Authors Cocktail Reception and Book Signing Party

View the details here: Canfield

Following the National Book Festival on the Mall, we brought together in the Nation's Capital some of our popular and esteemed New Jersey authors for a fun evening. This was a book-selling and signing party, so guests brought their checkbooks and got a start on their holiday gifts.

The party started at 5 pm at the

Elephant & Castle Restaurant & Pub
Rayburn Room
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Complimentary appetizers and one free drink ticket were offered per guest. Selections included NJ's own OktoberFish beer and NJ Devils (made with NJ cranberries!), as well as a full bar.


Amy Schapiro, Millicent Fenwick: Her Way
Al Felzenberg, Governor Tom Kean: From the New Jersey State House to the 911 Commission
Dr. Maxine Lurie, New Jersey Anthology, Mapping New Jersey, Encyclopedia of New Jersey
Tom Yezerski, Meadowlands (children's book featured at the National Book Festival)
George Worrell, On the Other Side of Style
Dr. Masood Khatamee, Doctor are You Listening? (A guide to infertility treatment)

We also had autographed books available from three authors unable to attend:

Senator Dick Codey's, Me, Governor?",
Dr. John Wefing's Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes.
Teresa Politano's Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey


Rutgers University Press
Seton Hall University
Rubicon Advisors
Impact NJ Government Affairs
Flying Fish Brewing Company
American Beverage Association

Thanks also to retired Star Ledger editorial cartoonist Bil Canfield for another great sketch

And to our photographer, Chuck Divine, for these great pictures. And more thanks to former NJSS President Larry Guillemette, for supervising the volunteers, and to volunteers Andrew Strauss and Marissa Watkins of the Rep. Pallone office, and helpers from the NJ Center for the Book, including Mary Romance and Steve Spritzer.