Burgundy Books was founded in 2006 in East Haddam Connecticut. Our bookstore in that location
was a few steps up from the Goodspeed Opera House and Theatre.
Authors, actors, artists and musicians have presented at our store and gallery.
The owner, Linda Williams attended the University of Connecticut, Temple University,
and the University of Pennsylvania. She continued on at Yale University as a department administrator
at the Yale School of Management. She assisted in disseminating publications created at Yale for
Hillary Clinton's and Paul Wellstone's Health Care initiatives during their tenure the White House.
She also attended classes and seminars at Yale. An article in
the Yale Weekly Bulletin and Calendar chronicles her entrepreneurial spirit in
The new Burgundy Books opened in Westbrook in May of 2013.
We have a presence on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter
We organize workshops with writers towards publishing.
Published authors give their time at these classes that unfold
during 4 sessions. Tuition is $350, and is held at Water's Edge and other locations.
Author events are usually held at our store, Water's Edge (Westbrook),and other community locations.
Community Connections are important to us.
We gave a scholarship for 2012 - 2013 of $1,000 to Derek Giles who is attending
Morgan State University in an effort to support higher education
and leadership for the future. It is a project of ours to do this every year.
We hope to share exciting ideas with the community. Look for our projects
on television, C-span, and Radio. Authors come to our store from California
to Maine. Thank you for being a valued customer.
AUTHORS WHO HAVE COME TO BURGUNDY BOOKS BELOW
John Appel, Jan Krause,Jon Land, and William Martin
Randy Susan Meyers, Matthew Duman, Norman Weissman
Kimberly Rae Miller, Patricia McNair, Mary Beth Keane, and Julie Wu
Gordon Thomas, Charles Graeber, Jim Stewart and Kristin Higgins
Eileen Radziunas, Ray Bendici, and Karen Engelmann
Sydney Sherman, Richard Conniff, and Sean Pidgeon
Susannah Cahalan, Adrienne Kane, Chris Knopf, Claire Cook
Seth Lefferts, Amy Bloom, Trish Ryan, Diane Meier
Jo Maeder, Lauren Baratz Logsted, Michael C.White, Chandra Prasad
Michael Keller, Alyse Myers, James Benn
Min Jin Lee, Nancy Verde Barr, Mitch Horowitz, Sandra Rodriquez Barron
Lary Bloom, Ann Hood
Dr. Ron Mallett, Professor Norma Thompson, Professor Marc Zimmer
Anne D. LeClaire, Millie Menough, Trish Ryan, Edward Hardy
Julie Klam, S. Jane Scheyer, Dr. Annie B. Wilder, Sandi Kahn Shelton
L. Todd Wood, Anselm Anyoha, M.D, Jennifer Egan, Frank McCourt
Laurence Bergen, Lisa See, Erica Kennedy, John Burn
Robert Finch, Marilyn Nelson, Kelly McMasters
Nina Burleigh and Brian Kellow
Jayanti Tamm, Matthew Polly, Suzanne Brown, Matteo and Melissa Pellegrino
Giulia Melucci, Jelle Zeilinga de Boer Dick Allen and Marty Podskotch