An Open Door: A Profile of Richard Russo

Joshua Bodwell

For the past thirty years, from the publication of his first novel, Mohawk, to his latest, Everybody’s Fool, a sequel to his beloved 1993 novel, Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize–winning “patron saint of small-town fiction,” has remained the same generous, optimistic, hardworking writer he’s always been, welcoming readers into his books and his heart.

The Mercantile Library

The Mercantile Library maintains and expands a large, historic collection of books while presenting a healthy schedule of events including author and writer visits and events, book discussions, lectures, workshops, and forums. Additionally, the library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and sculpture.

Winchester Book Gallery

The Winchester Book Gallery is a forty-four-year-old independent, locally owned bookstore serving the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They sell new books, local art, cards, and puzzles, and regularly host book readings and signings, game nights, live music, and other literary events and local celebrations.

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