Sonny Saul

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SonnySaulSonny Saul runs the famous “Pleasant Street Bookstore” in Woodstock which he started with his mother when he moved to Vermont from Philadelphia thirty years ago. It has been called one of New England’s finest used bookstores. [Lead-in: 7:00 Thursday, July 27, Pleasant Street Books]Featuring two floors of browsing – over 10,000 books – and many shelves and book cases full of very old books with beautiful bindings, rare books, and first editions, as well as many “good used books”, “Pleasant Street Books” is also a publishing company with a very small and select inventory which features printed music and cd’s as well as pamphlets and books. Some – but not all – of these titles were edited, composed, written, or designed by Sonny. Downstairs in the bookstore is a grand piano where Sonny and various ensembles regularly perform. Born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ, Sonny studied and lived in and around Philadelphia before moving to Vermont. He has played, composed, and taught piano his whole life. For this occasion Sonny will introduce and perform some of his original piano compositions, and will talk some about his life in music and books.