Long Beach Island Chronicles Editor to Spotlight Book at LBI Locations

Nov 21, 2018
File Photo by: Pat Johnson

Margaret Thomas Buchholz will appear at several LBI locations to promote her Long Beach Island Chronicles, a collection of articles and photographs from life on an island.

On Nov. 24, Small Business Saturday, the author and editor will sign the book at Things Adrift in Surf City from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and later, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Kapler’s Pharmancy in Beach Haven, as part of the store’s annual Holiday Soiree. And, at 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, enjoy wine, cheese and Buchholz’s PowerPoint presentation at the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies.

The book features a curated selection of articles from The SandPaper, The Beachcomber and other local publications.

“From the feedback I’ve had since the book came out this summer, people have had as much fun reading it as I did gathering all the stories, re-reading some and reading others for the first time,” said Buchholz. “I found hurricane stories I hadn’t heard before; memories of great bar music from the 80s; new old stuff about the lighthouse; conquering ocean dumping and waste on the beach in the ’80s; winter stories — lots of great LBI remembrances.

“A personally inscribed copy of LBI Chronicles is a thoughtful holiday gift,” she added.

Books will be for sale, and available for signing, at the Dec. 1 LBIF presentation, part of the month-long Holiday Market – which runs through Dec. 16 – as well as at the two locations this Saturday. The book is also available in various local stores or online at down-the-shore.com.

Buchholz is a co-author of Great Storms of the Jersey Shore, author of New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and editor of The Long Beach Island Reader, Shore Chronicles: Diaries and Travelers Tales from the Jersey Shore 1764-1955 and Josephine: From Washington Working Girl to Fisherman’s Wife. Her essays about the shore have also been included in numerous anthologies and collections. Buchholz was publisher of The Beachcomber from 1955 to 1987.

She resides in Harvey Cedars, where her family has been coming and lived since 1833.  —J.K.-H.

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