Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT

Tuesday, October 7 at 7 PM at Bear Pond Books

Bill will be joined by Archer Mayer and the two will discuss “sense of place” in their own works. Bill’s eclectic mix of titles are deeply rooted in Vermont except for his latest book, I Am Baybie, the story of a blind New York City street singer who sang for many years under the awning of Bloomingdale’s.

Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT

Saturday, July 26th at 7 PM:

Bill will be discussing his new book, I Am Baybie, the story of a blind New York City street singer who sang for many years beneath the awning at Bloomingdale’s. He will also discuss and answer questions about the brave new world of self-publishing.  Call 802 362 2200 or go to for more information

Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock, VT

Bill will be discussing the author’s voice and reading briefly from his two books Fat People and I Am Baybie at 4 PM on Friday, July 25th at the Norman Williams Library in Woodstock, after which he will be signing books available from the Yankee Bookshop on 12 Central Street in Woodstock (802 457 2411).  More info att 

Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn 6:30 PM Friday August 5th

Author Bill Schubart (The Lamoille Stories) will be reading and discussing his new book, Fat People, at the Flynn Center’s Amy E. Tarrant Gallery. The gallery is featuring a new exhibition of Alice Murdoch’s collection of new paintings entitled Private Pleasures. The discussion will explore the relationship between people and their food, both healthy and compulsive.

Reading starts at 6:30 pm, Friday, August 5t,h , also a First Friday Art Walk evening. Call 802 652 4505

Booked for Lunch, Fletcher Free Library Burlington Thursday May 19 at Noon

Bill will read from, discuss, take questions about, and sign his new book Fat People. He will also speak candidly about his own experience as a fat person and how he has managed living with his own compulsive eating.

Fat People is not a prescriptive or a diet book. It neither encourages nor endorses recovery theories. My only goal in writing the stories in Fat People is to have both those whose lives are defined by their weight and those who live with and love them have a better understanding of the commonality of  fear, isolation, and prejudice with which compulsive eaters live.

Bill Schubart is the author of The Lamoille Stories, a best-selling collection of New England short stories. Fat People is his second collection and portrays the lives of fourteen people and their relationships with food. For most people, food is a source of sustenance and pleasure but, for many, it is their only friend, their sole source of pleasure and ultimately their addictive nemesis. Bill Schubart is a fat person and a keen and sympathetic observer of those whose lives are defined by their obesity. Fat People will add to our understanding of how easily food can overwhelm a life. The author lives in Vermont with his wife and family and is a frequent commentator on public radio.

Fletcher Free Library. Burlington, Thursday, May 19 at noon. Call 802 863 3403 for further information.


Book Auction Morrisville Library Sat., May 14th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Morrisville Library is one of only four Carnegie Libraries in Vermont and the last to undergo expansion. As of March 2011, the addition has a foundation, exterior bricks, roof and windows completed. So far, not a penny of public money has been spent. Progress to date is from donations, grants and bequests. The Library needs additional $500,000 to complete the project.

The event on May 14th will include a silent auction and live auction of first edition & signed copies of books by and about Vermont. Bill Schubart will join other Vermont authors donating books to support this event. He will also read briefly and discuss his book about Morrisville, The Lamoille Stories. For further info, contact Pat Stevens at 888-4374.


Phoenix Books in Essex Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00PM

Please join us at Phoenix Books Tuesday evening at 6 PM, May 17th at 6 PM to join a candid discussion with author Bill Schubart about the role of eating in his life. His new book Fat People is a collection of stories about people who eat, not for sustenance and pleasure, but instead for the Lethe that food induces in certain people, the temporary relief from fear, loneliness, and shame. These are feelings many fat people live with and believe are unique to them, especially young people who eat compulsively.

Bill gained weight when he was about eight and has spent half a century trying to balance the great pleasure of good healthy food with the addictive and palliative eating of more processed foods that are a factor in obesity. His weight has moved between 200 and 450 lbs.

Bill is author also of the highly successful collection entitledThe Lamoille Stories.

Bill will read briefly from the stories and will openly and happily answer questions about his own experience and sign copies of his book. Phoenix Books is at 21A in Essex Way. For further information call 872 7111.

Shiretown Books in Woodstock on Saturday April 23 @ 4PM

Bill Schubart, author of The Lamoille Stories will be visiting Shiretown Books on Saturday afternoon at 4Pm on Saturday, April 23 to discuss, read from, and sign copies of his new book Fat People. Bill will speak candidly about his own experience and the experiences of people he has known who struggle with eating disorders and will answer questions and read and discuss select passages from his book.

Morrisville Centennial Library, Wednesday, May 4th @ 7pm

Bill Schubart, who grew up in Morrisville, will discuss, read from, and sign copies of his new book, Fat People. It is a collection of stories about people who have a compulsive relationship with food. He will also talk about his own relationship with food and overeating. Bill is also the author of the very successful book, The Lamoille Stories, set in and around Morrisville. He will be at the Morrisville Centennial Library Wednesday, May 4th at 7 PM.