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DeeDee Cummings and SANTA!

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 3:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us for the debut of In the Nick of Time Too, the sequel to the heartwarming and beloved In the Nick of Time. Santa will be there!!!

PRAISE FOR IN THE NICK OF TIME:

In this picture book from the team of Cummings and Mosley (This Is Earth, 2019), a boy accidentally receives a letter for Santa and discovers the real Christmas spirit.

Nick Saint, a boy with brown skin and a flattop haircut, is mostly interested in playing video games. He’s frustrated when the postal carrier mistakenly delivers a letter addressed to Santa rather than his new video game. But the letter begins to show Nick a new world. One of his classmates, Cooper, has lost his home, and he asks Santa for a new job for his mother and a truck for his brother. Nick realizes that he has so much more than others: “Never did it cross Nick’s mind that every child in his school did not have a home or even, video games to play.” He tries to find a way to help Cooper, and although the solution comes a bit too easily, Nick’s transformation from a child concerned with material things to a kid who wants to help others rings true. Cummings’ heavy use of untagged dialogue may leave some readers puzzled, but the interactions between Nick and his mom are authentic, and his parents’ support is admirable. Mosley’s textured cartoon illustrations, which feature painterly backgrounds, ground the story beautifully.

This engaging holiday tale gives children—like the protagonist—a chance to investigate their own privilege. - Kirkus Reviews

In the Nick of Time By Deedee Cummings Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781951218201
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Published: Make A Way Media - September 4th, 2019

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The sequel to the heartwarming and beloved In the Nick of Time - with an appearance from SANTA!

Small Business Saturday

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Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
All Carmichael's Locations
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us for a celebration of small local businesses! 'Cos community is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Join us for a celebration of small local businesses! 'Cos community is the gift that keeps on giving.

Ross Gay: Inciting Joy

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Monday, November 28, 2022 - 7:00pm
2800 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE! Due to very popular demand, Mr Gay will be joining us a half a block from our Frankfort Avenue store at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church. Bring your family and friends to this very special evening in a truly beautiful room. Our heartfelt thanks to CHBC! 

Elevator access and mobility assistance will be via the Birchwood Avenue entrance.

Masks are strongly encouraged to help actively include immuno-vulnerable friends and those around them. Thanks!

Register HERE

Pre-registering helps us order enough books for our guests and helps us set up the room for safety and comfort. We will allow pre-registrants to be seated first.  Please note that seating is limited. Please contact the store ahead of time if you need assistance with mobility or other concerns - we are happy to help!

 

“BRILLIANT.” —Ada Limón, U.S. poet laureate

An intimate and electrifying collection of essays from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights.

Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2022  

 
In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prizewinning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout Inciting Joy, he explores how we can practice recognizing that connection, and also, crucially, how we can expand it.
 
In “We Kin,” Gay thinks about the garden (es­pecially around August, when the zucchini and tomatoes come in) as a laboratory of mutual aid; in “Share Your Bucket,” he explores skateboard­ing’s reclamation of public spaces; he considers the costs of masculinity in “Grief Suite”; and in “Through My Tears I Saw,” he recognizes what was healed in caring for his father as he was dying.
 
In an era when divisive voices take up so much airspace, Inciting Joy offers a vital alternative: What might be possible if we turn our attention to what brings us together, to what we love?
 
Taking a clear-eyed look at injustice, political polarization, and the destruction of the natural world, Gay shows us how we might resist, how the study of joy might lead us to a wild, unpredictable, transgressive, and unboundaried solidarity. In fact, it just might help us survive.

 

 

Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights: Essays and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Be Holding won the 2021 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. Gay has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.

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You can get the book on the registration page, but it’s cheaper if you link below because we don’t pay extra service fees. Whatever is more convenient for you, we love to sell you books!

 

Mobility device access info:

While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.

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Inciting Joy: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643753041
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 25th, 2022

“BRILLIANT.” —Ada Limón, U.S.


The Book of Delights: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781643753287
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 16th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one of America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.

As Heard on NPR's This American Life


“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small mir


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) By Ross Gay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822963318
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category
Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize

Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category
Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—


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LOCATION CHANGE! Now at Crescent Hill Baptist Church 2800 Frankfort Ave. Gay shows us how we might resist, how the study of joy might lead us to a wild, unpredictable, transgressive, and unboundaried solidarity

The Big Stomp!

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Friday, October 14, 2022 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:30pm
8401 Dawson Hill Rd
Louisville, KY 40299

The Big Stomp is rallying the community to champion mental health & suicide prevention, benefiting The Pete Foundation.⁠

Located on a beautiful 90-acre private nature preserve adjacent to Louisville’s renowned Parklands, The Big Stomp is a festival that stomps the mental health stigma. The immersive, multi-day experience takes a fresh, inclusive, modern approach.

With social activities and mindful programming, they provide education, awareness, and resilience tools. With their community partners, they are rocking the elephant in the room – changing the way mental health is communicated while fostering an environment of openness and fearlessness.

We're excited to support The Big Stomp and to have our book mobile a part of it.

Find more info, including the music lineup, and purchase tickets here.

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The Big Stomp is rallying the community to champion mental health & suicide prevention, benefiting The Pete Foundation.⁠

Carmichael's YA Book Club: Coraline

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Monday, October 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

“Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.”—USA Today

When Coraline steps through the door, she enters a magical but very dangerous world, where she will need all her wit to escape. Now available in a rack-size edition for older readers, Coraline is acclaimed author Neil Gaiman’s New York Times best-selling first novel for children. Chilling and charming, it takes readers over the threshold of imagination.

 

 

Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of such titles as American Gods, Neverwhere, and Stardust (winner of the ALA’s ALEX Award as one of the top ten novels of 2000). You can visit him online at www.mousecircus.com.

 

Mobility device access info:

While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.

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Coraline By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063088238
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, a critically acclaimed novel for readers of all ages in which a young girl discovers a passage to a world eerily similar yet darkly different from her own―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee


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Behind a locked door, a young girl discovers a passage to a world eerily similar yet darkly different from her own in this remarkable fable from the acclaimed modern master.

Carmichael's YA Book Club

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Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

A powerful debut YA memoir-manifesto about growing up Black and queer in America—for teen fans of Moonlight and I Can't Date Jesus.

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to going to flea markets with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.

 

  George M. Johnson (they/them) is a writer and activist based in New York. They have written on race, gender, sex, and culture for Essence, The Advocate, Buzz Feed News, Teen Vogue, and more than forty other national publications. They are a columnist for AFROPUNK, and have appeared on BuzzFeed's AM2DM as well as MSNBC. All Boys Aren't Blue is their debut. iamgmjohnson.com
All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


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A powerful debut YA memoir-manifesto about growing up Black and queer in America—for teen fans of Moonlight and I Can't Date Jesus.

Carmichael's YA Book Club

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Monday, August 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jackhis very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life. This book includes updated art and a hilarious, curated selection of Bitty's beloved tweets.


Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please, an online graphic novel whose printing campaign remains the most funded webcomics Kickstarter ever. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 with a degree in Computing and The Arts, and received a masters in Sequential Art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She first became interested in hockey while writing a screenplay about the sport during her senior year at Yale. But after Yale hockey won the Division I Men's Ice Hockey national championship, she became obsessed. While she used her new-found knowledge of ice hockey to launch Check, Please in 2013, Ngozi has a deep interest in sports that ranges from half-marathon training to basketball documentaries. Ngozi also cites 90's sitcoms as a major influence in the quirky, found-family feel of Check, Please.

Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey By Ngozi Ukazu Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250177964
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all?


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Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

Drag Queen Storytime Kentucky

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Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 12:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Tickets HERE

 

Don't Miss our Back-to-School Edition Reading!

School may be back in session, but Summer F.U.N. is still going!

Join Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky and Carmichaels Bookstore as we bring back another Drag Queen Storytime!

What to expect?

Join us on August 20th, 2022, at Carmichaels Bookstore on Frankfort Ave, and let's read stories together!

We will be reading two Pride Educational Books about inquisitive!
And the Best part is. You Get to read a storybook with a Drag Queen.

Arts and Crafts and Coloring is included with your ticket.

After our Storytime event, we even have a surprise for you! We will produce a Mini Drag Show to get you pumped and ready for Spooky Season!

All our events are made for all ages.

Tickets are On Sale Seating is VERY limited!
Tickets
$10.00 Per Adult
$5.00 Per Child

Why Do We Charge? All Donations and Ticket Sales are reinvested Back into our Monthly Reading Programs and help Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky continue its mission and reach our goals and provide Inclusive, accessible, and culturally diverse educational programming.

When arriving, please come to the Check table, and we will scan your tickets.

Don't forget after the event to shop for your favorite book!

 

 

EVENT LINK- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-queen-storytime-reading-tickets-385544372597

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School may be back in session, but Summer F.U.N. is still going! Limited seating event

Ellen Hagan with Olivia A. Cole and Danni Quintos

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

**PLEASE NOTE: This is also the day of the St. Joe's Picnic. To avoid that traffic it's best to approach via Grinstead Drive or up Frankfort Avenue from the west.

Masks are strongly encouraged to help actively include immuno-vulnerable friends and those around them. Thanks!

Register HERE

Pre-registering helps us order enough books for our guests and helps us set up the room for safety and comfort. We will allow pre-registrants to be seated first. No one will be turned away, but please note that seating is limited. Please contact the store ahead of time if you need assistance with mobility or other concerns - we are happy to help!

An affecting and resonant YA novel in verse that explores family, community, the changing ocean tides, and what it means to fall in love with someone who sees the world in a different way.

It's been five years since a hurricane ravaged Eliza Marino's life and home in her quiet town on the Jersey shore. Now a senior in high school, Eliza is passionate about fighting climate change-starting with saving Clam Cove Reserve, an area of marshland that is scheduled to be turned into buildable lots. Protecting the island helps Eliza deal with her lingering trauma from the storm, but she still can't shake the fear that something will come along and wash out her life once again.
When Eliza meets Milo Harris at a party, she tries to hate him. Milo is one of the rich tourists who flock to the island every summer. But after Eliza reluctantly agrees to give Milo surfing lessons, she can't help falling for him. Still, Eliza's not sure if she's ready to risk letting an outsider into the life she's rebuilt. Especially once she discovers that Milo is keeping a devastating secret.
Told in stunning verse, Don't Call Me a Hurricane is a love story for the people and places we come from, and a journey to preserve what we love most about home.

 

Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. She is the author of Don't Call Me a HurricaneReckless, Glorious, Girl and the co-author with Renée Watson of Watch Us Rise. Her poetry collections include Blooming Fiascoes, Hemisphere, and Crowned. Her work can be found in ESPN MagazineShe Walks in Beauty, and Southern Sin. Ellen is the Director of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. She co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer's Retreat at Adelphi University. Raised in Kentucky, she now lives in New York City with her family.

 

Olivia A. Cole is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky. Her essays, which often focus on race and womanhood, have been published in Bitch Media, Real Simple, The LA Times, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Gay Mag, and more. She teaches creative writing at the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, where she guides her students through poetry and fiction, but also considerations of the world and who they are within it. She is the author of several books for children and adults. Learn more about Olivia and her work at oliviaacole.com and follow her on Twitter @RantingOwl.

Danni Quintos is the author of Two Brown Dots (BOA, 2022), which won the 20th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. She is also the author of PYTHON (Argus House, 2017), an ekphrastic chapbook featuring photography by her sister, Shelli Quintos. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2015, Cream City Review, Day One, Pluck!, Salon, and elsewhere. Her knitting has appeared on the shoulders and heads of many writers and artists, who are also friends and teachers. She received her MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. A Kentuckian, a mom, an educator, and an Affrilachian Poet, Quintos lives in Lexington, KY. 

 

Don't Call Me a Hurricane By Ellen Hagan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609161
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 19th, 2022

An affecting and resonant YA novel in verse that explores family, community, the changing ocean tides, and what it means to fall in love with someone who sees the world in a different way.


The Truth About White Lies By Olivia A. Cole Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759554122
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

For fans of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight, this gripping YA novel digs into the historical and present-day effects of white supremacy and the depths of privilege. 

Shania never thinks much about being white.


Two Brown Dots (New Poets of America #46) By Danni Quintos, Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Foreword by) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774517
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Published: BOA Editions - April 12th, 2022

Selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, Danni Quintos carves a space for brown girls and weird girls in her debut collection of poems.


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Eliza is passionate about saving Clam Cove Reserve. When she meets Milo,one of the rich tourists who flock to her home island, she tries to hate him...

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