RoCo and Greenwood to host June 13 poetry reading

May 21, 2024

The Rochester Center for Contemporary Arts and Greenwood Books are hosting a poetry reading on Thursday, June 13th at 6 RoCo's headquarters, 137 East Ave. in Rochester's East End. Steve Lewandowski, a Canandaigua native, will read from his new book, "Ground Truth: Poems from the Field," recently published by Cayuga Lake Books of Ithaca. 

Steve's many published books of poetry celebrate the Finger Lakes, nature and the environment. He has been acclaimed as like Thoreau and Emerson "sensing spiritual facts beneath the natural facts he sees so clearly and describes so exactly." His other professional life (for 40 years) has been working with environmental groups; he considers his poetry the "other side" of the same coin. His love for the land shines through.

Admission is free, and books will be available for sale and signing.

Join us Sept. 7 at the 2024 Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair

May 21, 2024

Please join us at the 2024 Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair, Saturday, September 7th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Dome Arena, 2695 E. Henrietta Road in Henrietta, NY. For more information and discount tickets, please send me an email ( or call (585-325-2050). 

Two new collections

March 12, 2024

It's been a very long time since I have contributed any deathless prose to my bookselling website!

For the moment, this is a needed reminder, I think, that Greenwood Books has celebrated its 25th Anniversary -- remarkably -- and remains alive and well, although always uncertain in this era about the role and meaning of physical books to the modern audience. I continue to believe.

Today I want to inform all readers that I am incorporating two very large collections into my inventory. One is from the beloved professor from the U of R, Russell Peck, recently deceased. He was a medievalist and a man of many parts. I've bought a large number of his books which cover a range of specialties from Chaucer to birds to his rather unusual collection of children's books concentrating on Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and analyses of fairy tales. The other collection, from a philosopher who died tragically young, Christian Johnson, is composed of hundreds of books in systematic philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Kant, Husserl and Spinoza. I look forward to your visits and thank you for reading.

Franlee Frank.