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Take a Bite Out of Prime

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:00am to Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:45pm
1295 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Take a Bite Out of Prime

FREE SHIPPING ON OUR WEBSITE JUNE 21-22

In contrast to Amazon’s record profits this past year, more than one independent bookstore a week has closed during the pandemic. Carmichael's was able to survive through resilience, innovation, and community support. But bookstores, like many small businesses, are on precarious ground coming out of the pandemic: they are facing unprecedented expenses, supply chain disruption, and safety concerns continue, and in the weeks and months ahead we will be challenged by inflation, the labor shortage, and more uncertainty.

The 2019 Civic Economics Prime Numbers study reports that 28 percent of all revenue from indie bookstores immediately recirculates in the local economy vs. only 4 percent when you shop with Amazon.

Amazon is marketing two days of “epic deals,” on June 21 and 22, but the #BoxedOut campaign is back to talk about what is really important. Amazon only offers you lower prices (which undercuts and devalues the hard, necessary work of authors, publishers, and bookstores) because of:

➡️ Decades of sales tax collection avoidance
➡️ Special tax rebates & subsidies
➡️ Warehouse conditions that put employees in danger
➡️ Monopolistic practices — and we could go on.

Choose bookstores and small businesses, run by real people in your real community. Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you every time you shop with us.

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Free Shipping June 21-22! Support your local indie bookseller!

Bernard Clay debuts English Lit

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In Conversation with Julian Thomas of Feed The West 

Register for the event HERE

 

“There is no other poet living or dead that I can say this about, but I’ve been waiting on a book from Bernard Clay for more than twenty years. Every time I’ve ever read a single poem by him or heard him read a poem aloud I’ve wanted a volume of his work in my hands. He’s always had the ability to slice truth down to the bone and hold it up to the light. He’s grown more wise and his skills are sharp. I’m thankful these words are in the world and I’m certain that every reader who reads them will feel the same way.”

Crystal Wilkinson, author of The Birds of Opulence and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets

 

Autobiographical poetry from one of Kentucky’s rising Affrilachian literary stars.

Bernard Clay’s autobiographical poetry debut, English Lit, juxtaposes the roots of Black male identity against an urban and rural Kentucky landscape. Hailed as one of the most authentic voices of his generation, Clay artfully renders coming-of-age in the predominately Black West End of Louisville, Kentucky. Balancing the spirited grit of a farmer and the careful lyricism of a poet, English Lit is a triumph of new Affrilachian—African American and Appalachian—literature.

Affrilachian Poet Bernard Clay narrates his West-Side Louisville upbringing and the complexities of Black Appalachian identity in this debut collection of poems compiled from more than twenty years of work.

 

Bernard Clay is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who grew up in the shadow of the now demolished Southwick housing projects on the West End of town. Clay received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Kentucky Creative Writing Program and is a member of the Affrilachian Poets collective. He currently resides on a farm in eastern Kentucky with his wife, Lauren. English Lit is his first book. 

Julian Thomas is a musician, graphic novel author, and founder of Vanguard Publishing. He volunteers with Change Today, Change Tomorrow's Feed The West program, ensuring West End Louisville community members attain access to food equity and other resources. 

Change Today, Change Tomorrow is a Black woman led non-profit organization in Louisville, KY. Through our main pillars of service, Food Justice, Education, and Public Health, we provide for the most marginalized communities in the city, because when you show up for the most marginalized, you show up for everyone. We protect, defend, and meet the needs of those who have been counted out. We are a force of disruptors and changemakers that believe in #communitypower.

 

“Here’s our Affrilachian progeny’s first book. Crafted with a Black farmer’s heart, the poems in English Lit blast off from the West End (the best end) into a brave new world. One of the most rooted and nappiest voices of his generation, Clay delivers a beautiful tribute to his people, his community, and his generation’s dance with words, adding his name to the litany of Kentucky poets who love both the land and its people.”

Frank X Walker, author of Affrilachia and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets

“One of the great blessings of Bernard Clay’s poetry is the clear, unflinching Black voice. Clay writes from that Black-centered way of seeing in this ode to Black Louisville. Clay is the urban Affrilachian who is rooted in the silt and river of ‘the lilac and the dogwood and the pear and the redbud.’ The greens of his grandmother’s garden, the plastic on the good couch, the rides on TARC, Clay is bound to this Kentucky life both city and country. English Lit is a rich debut collection which is certain to become a classic of Kentucky literature.”

Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets

“Kentucky lit, American lit, have a new force that will be felt for years to come.”

Gurney Norman, author of Allegiance and Ancient Creek: A Folktale

 

English Lit: Poems Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781735224275
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Published: Swallow Press - August 20th, 2021

Autobiographical poetry from one of Kentucky’s rising Affrilachian literary stars.

Bernard Clay’s autobiographical poetry debut, English Lit, juxtaposes the roots of Black male identity against an urban and rural Kentucky landscape.


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Bernard Clay’s autobiographical poetry debut, English Lit, juxtaposes the roots of Black male identity against an urban and rural Kentucky landscape.

Paul Griner presents The Book of Otto and Liam

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In-Person/Webstream

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In-Person attendance is limited, masks may be required. Please follow us on social media for updates.

Pre-registering for the webstream helps us monitor interest for future author appearances, so we greatly appreciate your signing up!

 

Join Paul Griner interviewed by Ian Stansel, presenting "The Book of Otto and Liam"

Booklist, "Best New Books: Week of April 13, 2021"

Liam is the boy, lying in the hospital, in grave condition, a bullet lodged in his head. Otto is his father, a commercial artist whose marriage has collapsed in the wake of the disaster. Paul Griner’s brave novel taps directly into the vein of a uniquely American tragedy: the school shooting. We know these grotesque and sorrowful events too well. Thankfully, the characters in this drama are finely drawn human beings—those who gain our empathy, those who commit the unspeakable acts, and those conspiracy fanatics who launch a concerted campaign to convince the world that the shooting was a hoax. The Book of Otto and Liam is a suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat read and, at the same time, it is a meditation on the forms evil can take, from the irredeemable act of the shooter himself, to the anger and devastation it causes in the victims’ families. Griner has managed to make an amazing, incredibly powerful book, one that is like no other.

PAUL GRINER is the author of the acclaimed novels Collectors and The German Woman and the story collection Follow Me, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. He teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.

IAN STANSEL is the author of the short story collections Glossary for the End of Days (Acre Books, 2020) and Everybody’s Irish (FiveChapters, 2013), a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and the novel The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). He currently directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Louisville. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, the writer Sarah Strickley, and their two daughters.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448767
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Published: Sarabande Books - April 13th, 2021

Liam is the boy, lying in the hospital, in grave condition, a bullet lodged in his head. Otto is his father, a commercial artist whose marriage has collapsed in the wake of the disaster. Paul Griner's brave novel taps directly into the vein of a uniquely American tragedy: the school shooting. We know these grotesque and sorrowful events too well.


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Griner has managed to make an amazing, incredibly powerful book, one that is like no other.

Greg Bourke Launch Event

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Live in our beautiful Frankfort Avenue events space, join Greg Bourke interviewed by Terry Meiner in celebration of the release of Greg Bourke's memoir. We're starting the celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month four weeks early!

Register for in-person and virtual attendance here.

Masks and other safety precautions may be required. Please follow the event on Facebook for continuing updates.

Catholic Greg Bourke's profoundly moving memoir about growing up gay and overcoming discrimination in the battle for same-sex marriage in the US.

In this compelling and deeply affecting memoir, Greg Bourke recounts growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, and living as a gay Catholic. The book describes Bourke’s early struggles for acceptance as an out gay man living in the South during the 1980s and ’90s, his unplanned transformation into an outspoken gay rights activist after being dismissed as a troop leader from the Boy Scouts of America in 2012, and his historic role as one of the named defendants in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015. After being ousted by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), former Scoutmaster Bourke became a leader in the movement to amend antigay BSA membership policies. The Archdiocese of Louisville, because of its vigorous opposition to marriage equality, blocked Bourke’s return to leadership despite his impeccable long-term record as a distinguished boy scout leader. But while making their home in Louisville, Bourke and his husband, Michael De Leon, have been active members at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for more than three decades, and their family includes two adopted children who attended Lourdes school and were brought up in the faith. Over many years and challenges, this couple has managed to navigate the choppy waters of being openly gay while integrating into the fabric of their parish life community. Bourke is unapologetically Catholic, and his faith provides the framework for this inspiring story of how the Bourke De Leon family struggled to overcome antigay discrimination by both the BSA and the Catholic Church and fought to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.

Gay, Catholic, and American is an illuminating account that anyone, no matter their ideological orientation, can read for insight. It will appeal to those interested in civil rights, Catholic social justice, and LGBTQ inclusion.

Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780268201241
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Published: University of Notre Dame Press - September 1st, 2021

Catholic Greg Bourke's profoundly moving memoir about growing up gay and overcoming discrimination in the battle for same-sex marriage in the US.


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Catholic Greg Bourke's profoundly moving memoir about growing up gay and overcoming discrimination in the battle for same-sex marriage in the US.

Robert Gipe presents Pop with Ed Nardie White and Albert Shumake

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Friday, July 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Live In-Person with Ed "Nardie" White and Albert Shumake, directors of the River City Drum Corps

Masks are required and seating is distanced. Please register for limited in-person tickets and for the virtual event HERE

A coming-of-age story of hope, betrayal, and familial legacy set in rural Appalachia.

Set in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 election, Pop brings the Canard County trilogy to a close as Dawn, the young narrator of Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, is now the mother of the seventeen-year-old Nicolette. Whereas Dawn has become increasingly agoraphobic as the internet persuades her the world is descending into chaos, Nicolette narrates an Appalachia where young people start businesses rooted in local food culture and work to build community. But Nicolette’s precocious rise in the regional culinary scene is interrupted when her policeman cousin violently assaults her, setting in motion a chain of events that threaten to destroy the family—and Canard County in the process.

In the tradition of Gipe’s first two novels, Pop’s Appalachia is full of clear-eyed, caring, creative, and complicated people struggling to hang on to what is best about their world and reject what is not. Their adventures reflect an Appalachia that is overrun by outside commentators looking for stories to tell about the region—sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but almost always oversimplified.

 

Robert Gipe lives and works in Harlan County, Kentucky. Pop is his third Ohio University Press novel. His first, Trampoline, won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Appalachian novel of the year. His second novel, Weedeater, was a Weatherford finalist. For the past thirty years he has worked in arts-based organizing and is the founding coproducer of the Higher Ground community performance series. He has contributed to numerous journals and anthologies, is a playwright, and is currently a script consultant on a forthcoming television show based on Beth Macy’s Dopesick. Author photo by Amelia Kirby.

Ed “Nardie” White, Founder and Executive Director of Louisville’s River City Drum Corps, is a pillar in the city of Louisville, KY, especially as it pertains to educating our youth and participating in community activism. In 1991, he and his wife, the late Zambia Nkrumah, started the River City Drum Corps, a west Louisville nonprofit arts and education based program for at risk youth and families.

 

 

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“A headlong tumble into a proud and problem-plagued Appalachia, this addictive illustrated novel by Gipe (third in a series after Weedeater) is a delightful gabfest.… Comedy and tragedy make way for unexpected uplift in this richly detailed story of people determined not to be forgotten.”—Publishers Weekly

“Robert Gipe has blown the lid off his already zany writing style with Pop, the conclusion to his Canard County Kentucky trilogy. It’s a celebration of diverse Appalachia, told from three perspectives…. As with the rest of the trilogy, the illustrations are hilarious, and pure genius. As a defense of the people and the region, I want to stand up and applaud Pop for its creativity and take up the phrase ‘nothing about us without us’ directed at the wider culture, and Hollywood in particular, as a mantra.”—Jill Minor, Washington County (VA) Public Library

“Nobody has captured contemporary Eastern Kentucky life as authentically as Robert Gipe. And nobody in Appalachian fiction has come up with a literary innovation as refreshing and enticing as his illustrated novels that feature his own rough caricatures to illustrate his well-chosen words.”—Appalachian Mountain Books, April 4, 2021

Pop is sad, stupid funny, and savagely honest. Gipe’s prose rushes by in a whirl of strangeness, of characters and dialogue, jokes and heartbreaks, ghosts and wildfires, sinkholes and giants telling Jack Tales, plus a couple of movie stars. It leaves the reader with a feeling that it’s time to ‘set out’—whether that means taking on a corporate polluter, starting a new artisanal pop business, or just telling your own story in your own words to someone who will listen.”—Graham Marema, Daily Yonder

“Robert Gipe is Appalachia’s Willy Wonka. Pop is your golden ticket. It will crack your smile, break your heart, and rouse your soul all in the space of a page.”—Wesley Browne, author of Hillbilly Hustle

 

Pop: An Illustrated Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780821424391
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Published: Ohio University Press - February 26th, 2021

A coming-of-age story of hope, betrayal, and familial legacy set in rural Appalachia.

Set in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 election, Pop brings the Canard County trilogy to a close as Dawn, the young narrator of Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, is now the mother of the seventeen-year-old Nicolette.


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“Robert Gipe is Appalachia’s Willy Wonka. Pop is your golden ticket. It will crack your smile, break your heart, and rouse your soul all in the space of a page.”—Wesley Browne, author of Hillbilly Hustle

Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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Join us for another virtual book club as we read Severance by Ling Ma. Severance follows Candace Chen, an unfulfilled Bible product coordinator, before and after Shen Fever slowly obliterates global civilization. Severance explores themes of nostalgia, modern office culture, monotony, and intimate relationships. The novel, Ma's debut, won the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. 

 

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By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." Michael Schaub, NPR.org


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Join us for another virtual book club as we read Severance by Ling Ma. Severance follows Candace Chen, an unfulfilled Bible product coordinator, before and after Shen Fever slowly obliterates global civilization. 

Chris Offutt in Conversation with Alex Segura

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Monday, June 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

In partnership with Joseph Beth Booksellers

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Passcode: 095803

Acclaimed literary author Chris Offutt now delivers a breakout novel—The Killing Hills, a literary crime novel set in the Kentucky hills in which an Army CID agent on leave ends up investigating a murder and setting the secretive holler clans on edge.

A literary master across genres, award-winning author Chris Offutt’s latest novel, The Killing Hills, is a compelling, propulsive thriller in which a suspicious death exposes the loyalties and rivalries of a deep-rooted and fiercely private community in the Kentucky backwoods.

Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, is home on a leave that is almost done. His wife is about to give birth, but they aren’t getting along. His sister, newly risen to sheriff, has just landed her first murder case, and local politicians are pushing for city police or the FBI to take the case. Are they convinced she can’t handle it, or is there something else at work? She calls on Mick who, with his homicide investigation experience and familiarity with the terrain, is well-suited to staying under the radar. As he delves into the investigation, he dodges his commanding officer’s increasingly urgent calls while attempting to head off further murders. And he needs to talk to his wife.

The Killing Hills is a novel of betrayal—sexual, personal, within and between the clans that populate the hollers—and the way it so often shades into violence. Chris Offutt has delivered a dark, witty, and absolutely compelling novel of murder and honor, with an investigator-hero unlike any in fiction.

 

Chris Offutt is the author of the short-story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, the novel The Good Brother, and three memoirs: The Same River Twice, No Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, among many other places. He has written screenplays for Weeds, True Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. He lives in rural Lafayette County near Oxford, Mississippi.

Alex Segura is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. He is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Mystery series (including the Anthony Award-nominated crime novels Dangerous Ends, Blackout. and Miami Midnight), and the upcoming Secret Identity (Flatiron Books). His short story “Red Zone” won the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and his border noir short story, “90 Miles” will be included in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES of 2020. He has also written a number of comic books, most notably the superhero noir The Black Ghost, the YA music series The Archies, and the “Archie Meets” collection of crossovers, featuring real-life cameos from the Ramones, B-52s, and more. He is also the co-creator/co-writer of the Lethal Lit crime/YA podcast from iHeart Radio, which was named one of the best podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni Press, with previous stints at Archie Comics and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780802158413
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Grove Press - June 15th, 2021

A literary master across genres, award-winning author Chris Offutt's latest novel, The Killing Hills, is a compelling, propulsive thriller in which a suspicious death exposes the loyalties and rivalries of a deep-rooted and fiercely private community in the Kentucky backwoods.


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Chris Offutt now delivers a breakout novel—The Killing Hills, a literary crime novel set in the Kentucky hills.

Simon Van Booy in conversation with Billy O’Callaghan

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

Tuesday June 8, 7pm

Virtual event

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A very special launch event for Simon Van Booy's newest novel, Night Came with Many Stars...

In Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol’s daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards. Award-winning author Simon Van Booy’s spellbinding novel spans decades as he tells the story of Carol and the people in her life. Incidents intersect and lives unexpectedly change course in this masterfully interwoven story of chance and choice that leads home again to a night blessed with light.

“What you give in this world,” an old man tells his grandson, “will be given back to you.” Those words illuminate the actions within this unforgettable novel and its connected characters. A young man survives two nearly fatal accidents. A Black family saves an orphaned white boy. A pregnant teenager is rescued by the side of the road. A teenager with developmental disabilities is given his first job. Each incident grows in meaning and power over many decades as we see connections sometimes felt but not always apparent to the people themselves. “Everything was moving,” observes Samuel (Carol’s grandson) in the Kentucky woods. “An invisible force that was everywhere, and made everything touch.”

Told by a master storyteller, Night Came with Many Stars is a rare novel that reveals how wondrous, mysterious, and magically connected life can be—the light Simon Van Booy creates in this novel illuminates our own lives.

CRITICAL PRAISE

“Cycles of racism, violence, and misogyny are disrupted by the grace-filled actions of friends, relatives, and strangers… This well-crafted and often serendipitous saga recognizes that family cannot be escaped but can be expanded.”
Kirkus Reviews

 

Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of fifteen books that include: Night Came with Many Stars, The Secret Lives of People in Love (short-listed for the Vilcek Prize), Love Begins in Winter (awarded the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), Everything Beautiful Began After, The Illusion of Separateness, Tales of Accidental Genius, Father's Day, The Sadness of Beautiful Things (short-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize), two novels for children, Gertie Milk & The Keeper of Lost Things and Gertie Milk & The Great Keeper Rescue, along with three anthologies of philosophy, Why We Fight, Why Our Decisions Don't Matter and Why We Need Love.

 

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974, and is the author of four short story collections: In Exile (2008, Mercier Press), In Too Deep (2009, Mercier Press), The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind (2013, New Island Books, winner of a 2013 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award and selected as Cork’s One City, One Book for 2017), and The Boatman (2020, Jonathan Cape and Harper (U.S.A.)), as well as the novels The Dead House (2017, Brandon/O’Brien Press and 2018, Arcade/Skyhorse (USA)) and My Coney Island Baby, (2019, Jonathan Cape and Harper (U.S.A.)).

 

Photo credit: Lucas Hunt

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781567927030
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 8th, 2021

"It is a heartbreaking book, a gorgeous book...In Night Came with Many Stars, Van Booy finds the weakness, grace and beauty of common lives fully lived."
--NPR, "Books We Love"


"Not to miss "
--USA Today


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In Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol’s daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards....

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter: with America Ferrera - Indie-only virtual event!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 8:00pm
Virtual

TONIGHT! 8pm EST

*If you have not yet received your link for the event via email (free with purchase of book below), please call the Bardstown Road location at 502.456.6950 before 7:30pm.

 

IN THE HEIGHTS Virtual Book Launch

 

 

Lights up on Washington Heights! 

Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved. 

 

Join Miranda, Hudes, and McCarter and moderator America Ferrera for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET on Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—can speak to the world. 

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event is a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home.  You will receive an email with the link to this event with purchase of the book (below).

Please contact Carmichael's with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780593229590
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Random House - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.


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Hosted by America Ferrera with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter.

Bourbon Tasting with Susan Reigler

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 24th @ 7pm - VIRTUAL EVENT

Click here to RSVP for this event.

 

Join Susan Reigler as she guides you in a tasting of Kentucky bourbons. Each registrant may stop by the store before the event to pick up paired snack packages with which to enhance their tasting experience! We will also have on-hand copies signed by Susan and Peggy Noe Stevens’ newest epicurean guidebook, Which Fork Do I Use With My Bourbon?, also available below.

Susan will be illuminating the experience of tasting both a traditional (Old Forrester) and a wheated bourbon (Maker’s Mark), which are available for purchase in mini bottles at The Wine Rack.  If you’re looking to enhance your appreciation of the nuances of Kentucky’s fine elixir, and especially if you enjoy spirit tasting as an aspect of local travel or entertaining guests, you won’t want to miss this! Invite a friend!

 

"Reading this book made me feel excited about all the parties and gatherings I will have once [the pandemic is] over. I have a renewed sense of the urgency to show friends and loved ones how much they mean to me, and what better way to do that than with a bourbon tasting party." -- Alcohol Professor

 

Among award-winning writer Susan Reigler’s books are Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (3rd ed.), The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, The Bourbon Tasting Notebook (2nd ed.), and The American Whiskey Tasting Notebook.  Her latest, co-authored with Peggy Noe Stevens, is Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? – Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinner, and Cocktail Parties, was released in 2020.

From 1992 to 2005, Reigler was restaurant critic and beverage columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Currently she is a contributing writer to Bourbon+, American Whiskey Magazine (for which she writes whiskey tasting notes and ratings), LEO Weekly, and is bourbon columnist for Food & Dining and Covey Rise magazines.

Reigler is past president of the Bourbon Women Association and has hosted tastings and been featured in whiskey festivals throughout the United States, including in Chicago, New Orleans, Savannah, Seattle, Louisville, and Smithfield, Virginia. From 2020 to 2021 she served as president of Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, an organization of women culinary professionals. She is a Certified Executive Bourbon Steward, a member of the Order of the Writ, and a graduate of Indiana and Oxford Universities.

 

 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781949669091
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Published: South Limestone - May 2nd, 2020

A good bottle of bourbon should be enjoyed in good company. During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer.


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Join Susan Reigler as she guides you in the tasting of Kentucky's finest elixir.

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