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Planned Parenthood Book Club

Event date: 

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 12:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael’s Bookstore is proud to host the Planned Parenthood Monthly Book Club. This is a new club, and dates are subject to change. We are happy to partner with the Kentucky chapter of the Planned Parenthood and thank them for their support.

This month’s pick is You or Someone You Love: Reflections from an Abortion Doula by Hannah Matthews.

Register here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/lv-repro-rights

About the book:

Named an ALA 2024 Feminist Rise Book Project Winner * Glamour Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 * theSkimm Favorite Book of Summer 2023 * NPR Science Friday Best Science Book of Summer 2023

An eye-opening, transformative, and actionable journey through radical and compassionate community abortion care and support work: what it looks like, how each and every one of us can practice and incorporate it into our daily lives, and what we can imagine and build together in a post-Roe v. Wade United States.

Abortion touches all of our lives. While statistically nearly everyone knows someone who will receive an abortion in their lifetime, limiting narratives flatten our understanding and assumptions around abortion, while stigma and criminalization stifle discussion. What we lack are the language and tools to provide care and support to all of the members of our communities who receive abortions, before, during, and after them.

Now, Hannah Matthews—abortion care worker, doula, journalist and essayist, and reproductive rights advocate—breathes depth and nuance into the oversimplified narratives surrounding abortion, presenting an accessible guide to the emotional and physical realities of providing and supporting abortion care for our own communities. Featuring stories of real abortion experiences, including Matthews’s own, You or Someone You Love offers a glimpse into the stunningly diverse landscape of abortion care across gender, race, and class lines, while illustrating how we can better support and protect the people who seek abortion in a country that increasingly promotes secrecy and shame.

About the author:

Hannah Matthews is an abortion doula and funder, clinic worker, hotline counselor, and writer. Her writing has appeared in ElleEsquireTeen VogueMcSweeney’sTIME, and other publications. She lives in Maine with her family. More information can be found at HannahMatthews.me.

You or Someone You Love: Reflections from an Abortion Doula By Hannah Matthews Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781668005255
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

Named an ALA 2024 Feminist Rise Book Project Winner * Glamour Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 * theSkimm Favorite Book of Summer 2023 * NPR Science Friday Best Science Book of Summer 2023

An eye-opening, transformative, and actionable journey through radical and compassionate community abortion care and support work: what it looks like, how ea


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Carmichael’s Bookstore is proud to host the Planned Parenthood Monthly Book Club. This is a new club, and dates are subject to change. We are happy to partner with the Kentucky chapter of the Planned Parenthood and thank them for their support.

SOLD OUT: Taylor Swift Launch Party

Event date: 

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

 

CALLING ALL SWIFTIES!

Carmichael's is hosting a launch party to celebrate the release of Taylor Swift's latest album! Come join us for an evening of listening to Taylor's discography, blackout poetry, friendship bracelets, a raffle of a vinyl record of Taylor's new album, and even some Taylor-inspired sweet treats! 

This event is ticketed and will run for roughly one hour. All ages welcome. This event will be held at our Frankfort Ave location.

Carmichael's is thrilled to be partnering with Guestroom Records for this event. All ticketholders will receive 10% off of Taylor's new album when purchased from Guestroom records. This offer is redeemable for a one-time in-store purchase, good through the end of May. View Guestroom Records here.

PLEASE NOTE: Carmichael's is not selling Taylor's new album, although we have a selection of books about her and we will be playing her music.

Purchase tickets herehttps://www.affinna.com/event/taylor-swift-launch-party

 

 

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Ticketed: Come join us for an evening of listening to Taylor's discography, blackout poetry, friendship bracelets, and a raffle of a vinyl record of Taylor's new album.

Independent Bookstore Day

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Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9:00am
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

"Independent bookstores are vital hubs of creativity and community. They are the true modern-day own square, the beating heart of our communities, and a place for meaningful interaction and human connection"Amanda Gorman, Indie Bookstore Ambassador 2023-2024

On April 27th, indie booksellers across the country will join together in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day—an annual event that celebrates the role that bookselling plays in our community. Carmichael's is thrilled to be participating again this year, and we hope you'll stop by to say 'hello'. Carmichael's will have exclusive merchandise and giveaways, for one day only. Merch includes stickers, signed posters, kids activities, pencil pouches, bookmarks, enamel pins, and much more.

Indie Bookstore Day will run from 9am to 8pm (9am to 5pm at our kids location). Stock is limited; come check them out while supplies lasts. Carmichael's will also be participating in READ FOR THE ROSES 2024 in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day, along with other Louisville bookstores. Learn more here.

Shop indie, shop local, shop Louisville!

 

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This national one-day party held the last Saturday in April celebrates independent bookstores across the country. Besides a great time at your local bookstore, there will also be fun giveaways and exclusive merchandise.

VIRTUAL: Salman Rushdie discusses Knife with Suleika Jaouad

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 8:00pm
VIRTUAL

Carmichael’s is honored to be partnering with Random House Publishing Group and PEN America for a virtual event with Salman Rushdie discussing his new book Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder with Suleika Jaouad. PLEASE NOTE: this event is virtual and ticketed. Tickets can be purchased at the link below. Tickets include 1 copy of Knife. Please select either in-store pickup or ship-out for your ticket to choose how you receive the book.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salman-rushdie-in-conversation-with-suleika-jaouad-tickets-859627558167?aff=oddtdtcreator

About the event:

Random House Publishing Group and PEN America are proud to present internationally renowned writer, free speech advocate, and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, the New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms, founder of The Isolation Journals, and subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony.

Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, is a gripping account of surviving an attempt on his life 30 years after the fatwa was ordered against him. In unforgettable detail, Rushdie is speaking out for the first time about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Vimeo for an intimate conversation as they discuss life, loss, love, the power of art, and finding the strength to keep going—and stand up again. The event will feature an audience Q&A and a closing note from PEN America. You will have the opportunity to submit a question when registering for the event and may see it answered during the conversation. Please submit your questions no later than March 25. Please note: this event will be prerecorded, and you will be viewing its only broadcast.

To join the event, purchase a ticket here from Carmichael’s on Eventbrite. Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Knife. All participants will have the option to purchase Jaouad’s Between Two Kingdoms, as well.

 

About the authors:

Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, and Quichotte, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; a collection of stories, East, West; a memoir, Joseph Anton; a work of reportage, The Jaguar Smile; and three collections of essays, most recently Languages of Truth. His many awards include the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, which he won twice; the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award; the National Arts Award; the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature; the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature; and the Italian Premio Grinzane Cavour. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. He is a former president of PEN America and the recipient of the PEN Centenary Courage Award. His books have been translated into over forty languages. In 2023, he was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year.

Suleika Jaouad wrote the Emmy Award–winning New York Times column Life, Interrupted. Her essays and feature stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Vogue and on NPR. She is also the creator of the Isolation Journals, a global project cultivating creativity and community during challenging times. Between Two Kingdoms is her first book.

 

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593730249
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Published: Random House - April 16th, 2024

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring—and surviving—an attempt on his life thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against him
 


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$20.00
ISBN: 9780399588600
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission to re-entry into “normal” life—from the founder of The Isolation Journals and a subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony


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VIRTUAL: Salman Rushdie discusses Knife with Suleika Jaouad

Carmichael's Banned Books Book Club: Giovanni’s Room

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

May’s Pick is Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. 

Come join us for the next meeting of the Carmichael's Banned Books Book Club. The club will meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) and discuss one banned book and current news on the issue. We are happy to partner with the Kentucky chapter of the ACLU and thank them for their support. This event will be held at our Frankfort Ave location.

About the Book

In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality.

David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Hella. While she is away on a trip, David meets a bartender named Giovanni to whom he is drawn in spite of himself. Soon the two are spending the night in Giovanni’s curtainless room, which he keeps dark to protect their privacy. But Hella’s return to Paris brings the affair to a crisis, one that rapidly spirals into tragedy.

David struggles for self-knowledge during one long, dark night—“the night which is leading me to the most terrible morning of my life.” With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a deeply moving story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
 

About the Author

JAMES BALDWIN (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

 

Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

From one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century comes a groundbreaking novel set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, about love and the fear of love—“a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction” (The Atlantic).

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years


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Come join us for the next meeting of the Carmichael's Banned Books Book Club to discuss Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.

University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum Presents Singing Legend Renée Fleming with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Richard Powers

Event date: 

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 6:00pm
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Ages: All ages

Running Time: 

5:00 PM - Wine and Cheese Reception, Carmichael’s pre-signed book sale in the lobby  
6:00 PM - Interview in the Bomhard Theater
7:00 PM - Q&A with audience in Bomhard Theater
($35 package includes all evening events before 7:30 PM)
7:30 PM - Ticketed Dinner with author, interviewer, and master of ceremonies at Muhammad Ali Center
($165* dinner package include all events, plus dinner)

*$40 tax deductible contribution to non-profit Kentucky Author Forum. Contact Author Forum for info at 502-589-2884 or info@kentuckyauthorforum.com

Tickets on sale at The Kentucky Center. Call 502-584-7777 or visit: https://tickets.kentuckyperformingarts.org

Discounted tickets for University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff may be purchased in person with UofL ID at The Kentucky Center drive-thru service Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Limit of two tickets per order. 

 

Acclaimed singer and leading advocate for the study of powerful connections between the arts and health, Renée Fleming discusses her upcoming book, Music and Mind:  Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness

Interviewer to be announced soon.

Conductor and Music Director of Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, Master of Ceremonies

About the Authors:

RENEE FLEMING is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with five Grammy awards and the U.S. National Medal of Arts, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Super Bowl. A Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health for the World Health Organization, in December she was awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. Fleming launched the first ongoing collaboration between The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Fleming’s new anthology, Music and Mind: Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness, draws upon her own experience as an advocate to showcase the breadth of this booming field. She has invited leading experts to share their discoveries, with essays from notable musicians, writers, and artists, as well as leading neuroscientists and practitioners. In addition to describing therapeutic benefits, the book explores evolution, brain function, childhood development, and technology as applied to arts and health.

Renée’s current concert calendar includes appearances in London, Milan, Paris, and at Carnegie Hall. In November, she starred in the world premiere staging of The Hours, a new opera based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and award-winning film, at the Metropolitan Opera. She won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album for Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene. Other awards include the 2023 Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum, the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, and honorary doctorates from eight leading universities.

RICHARD POWERS is the author of thirteen novels that explore connections among disciplines as disparate as photography, artificial intelligence, musical composition and performance, ecology, genomics, game theory, virtual reality, race, biology, and business.  His books have won numerous recognitions including The Rosenthal and Vursell Awards; the James Fenimore Cooper Prize; the Corrington Award; a PEN/Hemingway Special Citation; the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, two Pushcart Prizes, and TIME Magazine's Book of the Year. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award.  His novel The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award.  Powers’ The Overstory was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Music and Mind: Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness By Renée Fleming (Editor), Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Renée Fleming (Editor), Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD (Foreword by)
$36.00
ISBN: 9780593653197
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Published: Viking - April 9th, 2024

"This book inspires us all to immerse ourselves in the vast potential of music and other creative arts to heal our wounds, sharpen our minds, enliven our bodies, and restore our broken connections.” —Bessel van der Kolk, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Body Keeps the Score


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ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Over One Year on the New York Times Bestseller List
Named One of the Best Books of the 21st Century by the New York Times Book Review


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University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum Presents Renée Fleming Discussing Music and Mind

Kelly E. Hill With David Dominé Discusses A Home For Friendless Women

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to be hosting KELLY E. HILL for her new book,  A Home for Friendless Women. She will be joined in conversation by David Dominé. 

This event is part of our Bluegrass Books Series, which aims to highlight Kentucky authors and storytelling in our hometown.

About the Book:

In Victorian-era Louisville, the Home for Friendless Women is run by benevolent benefactors with one mission: to reform the fallen women who live there into pious mothers and wives through religious lessons and hard work.

For Ruth, a college student who’s expelled after a campus sexual assault, the Home is a purgatory to endure before she can get her life back. For Belle, a queer sex worker who exchanged her bed at a brothel for one in the Home, it’s a safe place to rest her feet until she can track down her missing lover. And for Minnie, the daughter of the religious couple who founded the charity, the Home is her mother’s idea of a cautionary tale.

But as Minnie prepares for the Home’s silver anniversary party, she finds herself questioning the true cost of good intentions—and grappling with a terrible secret that has the power to unravel the Home entirely.

About the Authors:

Kelly E. Hill has a PhD from the University of Louisville and an MFA in fiction from Spalding University. She lives in Louisville with her family. A Home for Friendless Women is her first novel.

David Dominé is the author of twelve other books, and he is particularly drawn to writing about the Old Louisville neighborhood, known as much for its Victorian mansions and elegance, as its eccentric, bohemian characters. His paranormal and true crime projects have been featured nationally on shows such as The Dead Files on The Travel Channel, Ghost Hunters on SyFy, and A&E's The First 48. He’s also received coverage in the New York Times, the Economist, Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. He lives in Louisville, where he teaches at Bellarmine University.

A Home for Friendless Women: A Novel By Kelly E. Hill Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593685815
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 2024

In Victorian-era Louisville, the Home for Friendless Women is run by benevolent benefactors with one mission: to reform the fallen women who live there into pious mothers and wives through religious lessons and hard work.


A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City: Murder, Secrets, and Scandal in Old Louisville By David Dominé Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781639363896
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Published: Pegasus Crime - May 9th, 2023

This true crime saga—with an eccentric Southern backdrop—introduces the reader to the story of a murder in a crumbling Louisville mansion and the decades of secrets and corruption that live within the old house’s walls.

On June 18, 2010, police discover a body buried in the wine cellar of a Victorian mansion in Old Louisville.


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Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to be hosting KELLY E. HILL for her new book,  A Home for Friendless Women. She will be joined in conversation by David Dominé. 

Carmichael's Community Book Club: Trust

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

2720 Frankfort Avenue

Louisville, KY 40206

March's pick is Trust by Hernan Diaz.

Come join us for the next meeting of the Carmichael's Community Book Club. The club will meet on the last Tuesday of every month (except December). 

About the book

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE

“Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives, staggering fortunes and unspeakable misery…Fun as hell to read.” —Oprah Daily

"A genre-bending, time-skipping story about New York City’s elite in the roaring ’20s and Great Depression."—Vanity Fair

“A riveting story of class, capitalism, and greed.” —Esquire

"Exhilarating.” —New York Times

Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth—all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

At once an immersive story and a brilliant literary puzzle, Trust engages the reader in a quest for the truth while confronting the deceptions that often live at the heart of personal relationships, the reality-warping force of capital, and the ease with which power can manipulate facts.

About the author

Hernan Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Trust. Translated into more than thirty languages, Trust also received the Kirkus Prize, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, NPR, and Time magazine, and it was one of The New Yorker’s 12 Essential Reads of the Year and one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of the year. Trust is currently being developed as a limited series for HBO. Diaz’s previous novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and it won the William Saroyan International Prize. His work has appeared in The Paris ReviewGrantaThe Atlantic, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593420324
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2023

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE


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Come join us for the next meeting of the Carmichael's Community Book Club when we discuss Trust by Hernan Diaz.

The Soulful Sounds of Derbytown

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Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 7:00pm
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Carmichael's Book Store is excited to be part of the THE SOULFUL SOUNDS OF DERBYTOWN book launch and musical performance. The event will be held at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in the Bomhard Theater. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.kentuckyperformingarts.org

Celebrating the long-awaited release of an extraordinary new book, The Soulful Sounds of Derbytown, by Ken Clay, Michael L. Jones, Wilma Westfield Clayborn, Keith Clements, Gary Falk, and Ron Lewis: A Tribute to Louisville's African American Musicians and Entertainers through live music, dance & theater.

 

Featured Performers:

Marjorie Marshall

Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley

The Walnut Street Blues Band

The Jerry Tolson Ensemble

Tanita Gaines

Sheryl Rouse

Tyrone Cotton

Chris "Blow" Forehand

Imani Dance Company

Jerry Newby

Christine Booker

Archie Dale & the Tones of Joy

Jason Clayborn

Lamont Butler

The Pearls

 

About the Book:

The Soulful Sounds of Louisville is the long-awaited sequel to the popular Two Centuries of Black Louisville authored by six iconic individuals who have spent their lives immersed in the world of African American music and entertainment in Louisville. 

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Carmichael's Book Store is excited to be part of the THE SOULFUL SOUNDS OF DERBYTOWN book launch and musical performance.

Nathan Gower discusses The Act of Disappearing with Erin Keane

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to host NATHAN GOWER for his debut novel, The Act of Disappearing. He will be joined in conversation by ERIN KEANE. This event will be held at our Frankfort Ave location.

About the Book:

Julia White is struggling: her bartending job isn't cutting it and her first book has sold hardly any copies. She's broke, barely able to make ends meet while drowning in her late mother's medical bills and reeling after a one-night stand with her ex-boyfriend, who's now completely ghosted her. Enter Johnathan Aster, world-renowned photographer, with a proposal: he has a never-before-seen photograph of a woman falling from a train bridge, clutching what appears to be a baby. And he wants Julia to research the story.

Alternating between present-day Brooklyn and Kentucky as it enters the 1960s, the story unfolds as Julia races to find answers: Who was the woman in the photograph? Why was she on the bridge? And what happened to the baby? Each detail is more propulsive than the last as Julia unravels the mystery surrounding the Fairchilds of Gray Station and discovers a story more staggering than anything she could have imagined.

 

About the Authors:

Nathan Gower is Professor of English at Campbellsville University. He holds an MFA in fiction from Spalding University and a PhD in humanities with an emphasis in aesthetics and creativity from the University of Louisville. He lives with his family in central Kentucky.

Erin Keane is a critic, poet, essayist, and journalist. She’s the author of Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me (Belt Publishing), one of NPR’s best books of 2022, as well as three collections of poetry; and editor of The Louisville Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2020). Her writing has appeared in many publications, anthologies, and public radio programs, and she was co-producer and co-host of the limited audio series These Miracles Work: A Hold Steady Podcast. She is Chief Content Officer at Salon.com and teaches in the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780778369547
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Published: Mira Books - May 28th, 2024

"Hauntingly beautiful."
--Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

"A thrilling story, remarkably told."
--Lara Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of
The Secrets We Kept


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$18.95
ISBN: 9781953368393
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Published: Belt Publishing - February 21st, 2023

From Erin Keane, editor in chief at Salon, comes a touching memoir about the search for truths in the stories families tell. In 1970, Erin Keane's mother ran away from home for the first time. She was thirteen years old. Over the next several years, and under two assumed identities, she hitchhiked her way across America, experiencing freedom, hardship, and tragedy.


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Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to host NATHAN GOWER for his debut novel, The Act of Disappearing. He will be joined in conversation by ERIN KEANE. 

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