Book Launch Celebration for ‘Sea Gull and the Sea Captain’ at the Sawyer Free Library and Cape Ann Museum

From New York Times, bestselling author and National Book Award Nominee Sy Montgomery comes the sweet, brightly illustrated true story of a seagull and a sea captain who became friends over the course of four summers. 

To celebrate the release of THE SEAGULL AND THE SEA CAPTAIN, the Sawyer Free Library, Cape Ann Museum, and The Book Store of Gloucester are hosting a celebration on Saturday, June 4, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The afternoon will feature the book’s author Sy Montgomery, illustrator Amy Schimler-Safford, and special guest Gloucester’s own, Schooner Lannon Captain Heath Ellis, who was the true-life inspiration for the story! 


Heath, the president of Schooner Sails, made headlines in 2019 when he made friends with a seagull who would visit him on his sailboat! Author Sy Montgomery heard this news and was inspired to write a picture book which became THE SEAGULL AND THE SEA CAPTAIN.


This Saturday, June 4, at 1:00 pm, Author Sy Montgomery will do a reading and a book signing at the Sawyer Free Library, located at 2 Dale Avenue. Copies of the book will be available for sale. After the reading, participants are invited to the Cape Ann Museum at 2:00 pm for a ‘The Seagull and the Sea Captain’ -themed kids art activity. It promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for everyone! 

For more information, visit SawyerFreeLibrary.org or call 978-325-5500. 

Book Launch on Saturday, June 4 at Sawyer Free Library

Author Wayne Soini – Book Signing & Reading at Sawyer Free Library to benefit Gloucester400+

The Sawyer Free Library is please to present author Wayne Soini for a reading and book signing of his latest novel Ed and Jo this Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-7:30pm

Mr. Soini will discuss his novel, Ed and Jo, about Edward Hopper and Jo Nivison’s meeting on vacation in 1923 that led to their marriage and to Gloucester paintings that changed the history of American art.

The event is free and open to the public. Gloucester 400+ will be selling copies of the book with proceeds supporting the Gloucester 400+. 

The event will be held on the main floor of the Library located at 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester.

For more information or if you have questions go to SawyerFreeLibrary.org contact or call 978-325-5555.