Music Performance: Mike Sodano
Saturday 11/17 6:00 pm

Local Madison favorite Mike Sodano is back to perform at his favorite local bookshop! Stop by to hear his great music, which blends Americana and acoustic rock sounds. Performance runs until 8 pm.

Coffee House Open Mic, presented by Glyph (MHS)
Tuesday 11/20 7:00 pm

Madison High School’s student club Glyph is here with another Coffee House Open Mic! Come to support your local Madison students and hear their poetry and music. The open mic is open to Madison High School students only but attendance is open to all with a $5.00 entry fee. Refreshments will be served! Event runs from 7 to 9 pm.


Madison Holiday Arts Festival Part 1!
Friday 11/23 12:30 pm

Join us and all of Madison for the kickoff event of the holiday season! Short Stories will welcome a heap of musicians throughout the day. Bands include Anthology Quartet (12:30 – 1:30), Dave Murphy with Ron Baumann (1:45 – 2:45), Rosewood (3:00 – 4:00), and Hatchet Jack (4:15 – 5:15)


Madison Holiday Arts Festival Part 2!
Saturday 11/24 1:00 pm

Join us for part two of the kickoff event of the holiday season! Short Stories will welcome three great musicians throughout the day. Bands include Mike Sodano (1:00 – 2:00), King’s Road Band (2:15 – 3:15), and Donna Ward Acoustics (3:30 – 4:30)

Music Performance: Dave Murphy Music
Saturday 12/1 7:00 pm

We're welcoming our friend Dave Murphy back to the Short Stories stage! Dave brings with him a taste of folk, country, and Americana. Dave's sixth and latest CD, American Landscape, is produced by Grammy Award winner Ben Wisch.


Music Performance: Max Orsini
Sunday 12/2 2:00 pm

We’re thrilled to have our good friend Max Orsini back for another show! Max is a local favorite who has five great albums under his belt. His latest takes a poetic look at America, using indie acoustic melodies to explore themes around the American Dream.


Arts by the People presents The Platform
Wednesday  12/5    7:30 pm

Join us, along with Arts by the People for a monthly open mic! Bring your favorite or original poems or songs to join in this great event! Participants get 5 minutes to show off their artistic skills. Signups begin at 7:30, and the event runs until 9:30 pm.


Holiday Carols Recital
Saturday 12/15 2:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with Tom Sellwood and his talented students. They will be here to present a collection of fantastic holiday carols for your listening pleasure! Performance runs until 2:45 pm.

Interested in renting our community space for an event? Send your request to books@shortstoriesnj.com