Rhode Island Clam Shacks
by Christopher Scott Martin & David Norton Stone
featuring Renee Bessette & Clammy Wynotte
Books on the Square brings summer into the store with our RI Clam Shacks author event!
Learn about the glorious history of RI Clam Shacks at this special multi-sensory book event. Writers Christopher Scott Martin and David Norton Stone will present their Images of America book, Rhode Island Clam Shacks, in a discussion featuring Renee Bessette, a founding member of the Clamerati, whose L’il Rhode Clam Cake Crawl has been rating the state’s bivalve fritters for four years. Fresh from her Crave the Bay tour, local songstress Clammy Wynotte will open the event.
Christopher Scott Martin and David Norton Stone have compiled images from historical archives and from many popular local eateries, some of which have been serving clams to Rhode Islanders and visitors for a century. Martin is the curator of Quahog.org, a website about Rhode Island’s history and cultural quirks. Stone is the author of the Rhode Island food books Clamcake Summer, Stuffie Summer, and Chowder Summer.