The Arms Library in Shelburne Falls will be hosting author Russ Richardson for a reading from his book, 10,000 Days in the Woods: The Beginning, on December 2nd at 6:30PM. This reading is done in conjunction with Boswell's Books, who will be supplying books at the event and in-store. We hope you are able to join us at Arms Library, at 60 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls.
Passionate about conservation since joining the Cub Scouts at age seven, Russ became a foot soldier in the environmental movement. Seeking a career in the out-of-doors, he left home at seventeen to pursue his forestry education in North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Montana in 1973, he planted trees in Idaho, worked for the Forest Service in Montana, and spent time logging in Washington and Vermont before finally obtaining his first job as professional Forester in 1976.
After a lifetime spent working in the woods, Russ has amassed a unique collection of experiences likely to never be duplicated. This first volume of 10,000 Days in the Woods covers stories from his childhood on the family farm until he returned to New England from Montana in late 1975.