Music historian and Pratt Professor Cisco Bradley visits Diamond Hollow to present his two recent Duke University Press publications:

The Williamsburg Avant-Garde: Experimental Music and Sound on the Brooklyn Waterfront and Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker

Sunday, June 18, doors at 5 PM;  Reading and special mystery musical guests begins at 5:30. Updates at .

The Williamsburg Avant-Garde covers such topics as “…Warehouses, Squatter Parties, and Punk Roots 1988-1994”, The Williamsburg Loft Scene, 1997–2004, The Downtown Scene [&] Zebulon, 2004–2006 and “…The Last Avant-Garde Music Spaces of Williamsburg, 2005–2014”.

Bradley’s book on the bassist and bandleader William Parker got the short end of the stick as it was published during early Covid, so the author will offer a reading from this book as well.

Wine, water and hors d’oeuvres

Admission is Free with a suggested donation of $10-$20 to support the shop and the artists.

Diamond Hollow Books  72 Main Street, Andes  347-262-4187


Please join us in welcoming Sophie Strand, writer, thinker, inter-weaver and force of nature for an evening of reading and discussion based on her truly groundbreaking book of essays The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine (Inner Traditions, 2022). If we’re lucky, Ms. Strand will also provide a preview from her forthcoming The Madonna Secret, an eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the Gospels.

Saturday, June 10, doors at 5 pm, reading begins 5:30.

Wine, water & hors d’oeuvres. 

RESERVATIONS strongly advised by responding to this email with a YES & your name & number of seats required.

Admission is Free but there is a $10 – $20 suggested donation to help keep the shop open when we pass the proverbial hat.

More of Sophie’s ever-growing body of work can be found here:  which contains other writings & links to other writings & talks both published and unpublished, including poems, essays, podcasts and interviews. Also on Instagram: @cosmogyny & on Facebook: . We strongly encourage some familiarity with her work before coming to hear her speak. 

For further info about this event, please contact Miles Bellamy at

We are pleased to welcome the artist Denise Corley to start the Spring/Summer exhibition series at Diamond Hollow Books.

DENISE CORLEY – COME WHAT MAY, RECENT WORK opens Saturday May 6 with a reception for the artist from 12-4 PM. The show will run through June 11 and be open during regular business hours, Thursday-Sunday 10-5 PM.

Denise Corley, working in a wide variety of media, has developed an astounding body of work over the past fifty years, and Diamond Hollow is pleased to present a selection of some recent pieces, largely from a series of paintings made on molded commercial packaging material. Vibrantly colored, sometimes brooding abstract forms explore the history of painting itself and the magnificence of the natural world, and reflect the deep seeing of an artist who strives to bring some order to a chaotic universe. The recent molded works represent a kind of epiphany which resolves but also extends issues raised by a many of her earlier series such as the wire works and the Tectonic and Synchronous paintings of past decades. 
A native of Detroit, Corley studied at Wayne State University with John Egner, Judy Rifka, Ron Gorchov and others. She has exhibited steadily in solo and group formats in New York City since the early 1980s. For an excellent overview and documentation of Corley’s oeuvre, please refer to Further information upon request.

At Diamond Hollow Books we show a revolving selection of Contemporary Art in our three main rooms and, beginning with the Denise Corley exhibition, will hold regular formal exhibitions. Our June show will feature Susie Bellamy, Sharon Horvath and Tom Pappas. For more information visit


The HEARTH Circle is a sacred community gathering, where we find our way back home to living from the Heart, in connection with the Earth. 
Please feel free to bring an offering for the group sharing such as a poem, journal musing, song, dance, treat or anything else that lights your fire. Most importantly bring your self! You will be guided in a powerful Shamanic experience to make an offering of gratitude and service to the Earth and all beings living, growing and sharing in her abundance.
This circle is our offering, a way to give back to those who have brought these teachings and ways of being into our lives. (Donations go to “OMEC”, dedicated to inspire a sacred and responsible relationship with the Earth and preserve the ancient wisdom of indigenous people

Suggested Donation : $10-20 
(Venmo : @susie-bellamy)
Space is limited so please do sign up today to reserve your spot! 
Please feel free to pass this on and invite friends and family, just be sure to register! 

RSVP Email To Register Here : 

Where : Streamside Yoga 506 Main Street, Andes New York 
What else to bring : A mat*, blanket*, cushion, eye covering, socks, loose comfortable clothing, water bottle and a journal. Please bring any personal items you’d like to place on the sacred altar to be charged with healing energy during the ceremony.
*Some mats and blankets will also be available at Streamside Yoga.