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John Patrick Green at the Louisville Free Public Library presents Agents of S.U.I.T: From Badger to Worse

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:30pm
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library is excited to be hosting JOHN PATRICK GREEN for his new book Agents of S.U.I.T: From Badger to Worse.

If you would like to order a copy to pick up at the event, please add the book(s) to the cart below, select "I would like to pick this order up at the store" for pick up, and write "I will pick up at the event" in the comments field.

The event will be held at the Louisville Free Public Library main branch. Register here.

 

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About the book:

In the first book of AGENTS OF S.U.I.T., the new volume in John Green’s smash-hit INVESTIGATORS world, eager rookie agent Cilantro stepped into the spotlight—and rocketed into space! Now it’s time for the B-Team to show why they’re so un-B-lievably B-loved.

That’s right, Bongo and Marsha, the super-spy Badgers, are on the case…and way over-budget. When S.U.I.T. realizes just how much money the Badgers waste with their gadgets and spy vehicles and custom plush toys, they’re sent to Bora Bora to investigate a case…the old-fashioned way. The bees—that’s “bee-ee-ee,” like the insect—that run the resort are hiding something under the tropical sands, and Marsha and Bongo are just the bumbling agents to crack this pineapple-flavored case wide open.

 

About the author:

John Patrick Green is a human with the human job of making books about animals with human jobs, notably the smash-hit graphic novel series InvestiGators. John is definitely a multiple New York Times-bestselling human author and not just a bunch of animals in a trench coat pretending to have a human job. With over a million copies of InvestiGators in print, John is a successful human being with only two hands and a normal amount of fur. He lives in a Brooklyn apartment that doesn't allow animals other than the ones living in his head.

InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T.: From Badger to Worse By John Patrick Green, Christopher Hastings, Pat Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250852397
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: First Second - February 20th, 2024

In the first book of AGENTS OF S.U.I.T., the new volume in John Green’s smash-hit INVESTIGATORS world, eager rookie agent Cilantro stepped into the spotlight—and rocketed into space! Now it’s time for the B-Team to show why they’re so un-B-lievably B-loved.


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Carmichael's Bookstore in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library is excited to be hosting JOHN PATRICK GREEN for his new book Agents of S.U.I.T: From Badger to Worse.

Precious Perez presents Vision: My Story of Strength

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to be hosting PRECIOUS PEREZ for her new book, Vision: My Story of Strength.

About the book:

A young activist opens a window into her journey to become a professional musician and leader for the disabled community.

Ever since Precious Perez was a child, she has loved to sing. Born and raised outside Boston, her family joked that she’d eventually study at Berklee College of Music. But when a high school music teacher advocated for Precious’s talent, her dream became a reality.

Precious was born two-and-a-half months premature and weighed just one pound. Her eyes did not develop fully, and she is blind. Growing up, most people focused on what Precious could not do because of her disability. With her teacher’s support, Precious realized all the things she could do with her disability—starting with attending Berklee.

With a voice that is both accessible and engaging, Vision brings forward an empowering first-person account of a woman finding strength and purpose in her disability. The I, Witness series delivers compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.

About the author: Precious Perez is a classically trained vocalist/songwriter and disability activist. She holds a degree in music education and vocal performance from Berklee College of Music. She now lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Vision: My Story of Strength (I, Witness) By Precious Perez, Zainab Nasrati (Series edited by), Zoë Ruiz (Series edited by), Amanda Uhle (Series edited by), Dave Eggers (Series edited by) Cover Image
By Precious Perez, Zainab Nasrati (Series edited by), Zoë Ruiz (Series edited by), Amanda Uhle (Series edited by), Dave Eggers (Series edited by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324052296
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Norton Young Readers - August 8th, 2023

A young activist opens a window into her journey to become a professional musician and leader for the disabled community.


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Precious Perez discusses her new book Vision: My Story of Strength

Bardstown Road Aglow

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Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
1295 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

38TH BARDSTOWN ROAD AGLOW 2023 FEATURES HOLIDAY LIGHT UP FESTIVITIES IN THE HIGHLANDS OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Carmichael's Bookstore will be participating in Bardstown Road Aglow, and we hope to see you there. 


Join us for the 38th annual Bardstown Road Aglow on Saturday, December 2, 2023, beginning at noon until 10 p.m. This festive and fun event supports local businesses by boosting holiday sales at Highlands restaurants and shops. 

For more information, click here.

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Carmichael's Bookstore will be participating in Bardstown Road Aglow, and we hope to see you there. 

Schuyler Bailar Discusses He/She/They: How We Talk about Gender and Why It Matters

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Sunday, October 29, 2023 - 4:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 Everyone is debating where trans people belong, yet most people claim they do not know a trans person, and, most cannot accurately define the word ‘transgender.’ He/She/They aims to give everyone the context to enter this conversation with research, facts, and, most importantly, humanity.

Anti-transgender legislation is being introduced in state governments around the United States in record-breaking numbers. Trans people are under attack in sports, healthcare, school curriculum, bathrooms, bars, and nearly every walk of life. He/She/They clearly and compassionately addresses fundamental topics, from why being transgender is not a choice and why pronouns are important, to more complex issues including how gender-affirming healthcare can be lifesaving and why allowing trans youth to play sports is good for all kids. With a relatable narrative rooted in facts, science, and history, Schuyler helps restore common sense and humanity to a discussion that continues to be divisively coopted and deceptively politicized.

Schuyler Bailar didn't set out to be an activist, but his very public transition to the Harvard men's swim team put him in the spotlight. His choice to be open about his transition and share his experience has touched people around the world. His plain-spoken education has evolved into tireless advocacy for inclusion and collective liberation. In He/She/They, Schuyler uses storytelling and the art of conversation to give us the essential language and context of gender, meeting everyone where they are and paving the way for understanding, acceptance, and, most importantly: connection. He/She/They is more than a book on allyship; it also speaks to trans folks directly, answering the question, "does it get better?" with a resounding yes, celebrating radical trans joy. Myth-busting, affirming, compassionate, and fierce, He/She/They is a crucial, urgent--and lifesaving--book that forever changes the conversation about gender.

He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters By Schuyler Bailar Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306831874
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Published: Hachette Go - October 17th, 2023

Go‑to expert on gender identity, Schuyler Bailar, offers an essential, urgent guide that changes the conversation.

Anti-transgender legislation is being introduced in state governments around the United States in record-breaking numbers.


Obie Is Man Enough By Schuyler Bailar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593379493
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Published: Yearling - March 28th, 2023

A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of Alex Gino's George and Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz.

Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.
 


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Schuyler Bailar is a DEI consultant, Life Coach, Advocate, and the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Join us for this important discussion.

Mackenzie Haley Presents The Scariest Kitten in the World

Event date: 

Sunday, October 29, 2023 - 11:00am
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: The Scariest Kitten in the World is a hilarious picture book by Kate Messner and illustrated by MacKenzie Haley in the vein of The Monster at the End of This Book about a not-so-scary kitten and a not-too-terrifying haunted house.

WARNING! This is a VERY scary story.
It is the most spine-chilling story anyone could ever read.
It takes place in a horrifying haunted house (okay, not that terrifying) . . .
with a creepy creature (well, maybe not that creepy) . . .
and its frightening friends (but are they that frightening?).
Seriously. You're going to be scared right out of your underpants by these guys!
There's no way they're the cutest little critters you've ever seen . . . right?

Packed with humor and heart and adorable illustrations, this not-quite-scary story will keep you laughing until the very last page.

About the Illustrator: MacKenzie Haley is an illustrator, runner, and cat lover who currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. Her books include The Ninja Club SleepoverPega Sisters Go to Camp, and Funny Little Ghost. She has currently reached the maximum amount of cat shirts a grown woman is allowed to have, and is banned from buying any more (but can accept them as gifts).

The Scariest Kitten in the World By Kate Messner, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374390051
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 29th, 2023

The Scariest Kitten in the World is a hilarious picture book by Kate Messner and illustrated by MacKenzie Haley in the vein of The Monster at the End of This Book about a not-so-scary kitten and a not-too-terrifying haunted house.

WARNING! This is a VERY scary story.
It is the most spine-chilling story anyone could ever read.


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THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED due to illness. We hope to rescheduled at a later date. Stay Tuned

Harvey Sloane: Author Meet and Greet

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Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Park Duvalle Community Health Center
3015 Wilson Ave
Louisville, KY 40211

When one looks up in the dictionary the term “public servant” Harvey Sloane’s name is the example given. From a commitment to medical patients who lacked access and financial support, to neighborhoods throughout Louisville and Jefferson County who needed basic support for social services and infrastructure support, Harvey Sloane was their advocate. His energy, genuineness and vision for making the Louisville community as good as it could possibly be, made a positive difference in the lives of over 700,000 citizens of Harvey’s adopted hometown. The quality of life for all Louisvillians throughout the 70’s and 80’s was positively impacted by Harvey’s decisiveness, leadership and quality of life values that excited and energized Louisville as never before. The strength of his personality and love of community that he exhibited daily turned Louisville into a vibrant and destination community!

 

Jay and I truly cherish our 50-year relationship with Harvey and Kathy Sloane. Jay and Harvey shared a commitment and dedication to public service in West Virginia and Kentucky.  Their lives continued on parallel paths as Harvey ran for mayor of Louisville and Jay ran for governor of West Virginia.  We treasure our friendship.  Harvey has had a fascinating life by being truly devoted to others.  He is a unique individual with a fascinating life story.  Harvey has led and exemplary life from which we can all learn.  Jay and I highly recommend this intriguing book.
Sharon Percy RockefellerPresident and CEO of WETA

When one looks up in the dictionary the term “public servant” Harvey Sloane’s name is the example given. From a commitment to medical patients who lacked access and financial support, to neighborhoods throughout Louisville and Jefferson County who needed basic support for social services and infrastructure support, Harvey Sloane was their advocate. His energy, genuineness and vision for making the Louisville community as good as it could possibly be, made a positive difference in the lives of over 700,000 citizens of Harvey’s adopted hometown. The quality of life for all Louisvillians throughout the 70’s and 80’s was positively impacted by Harvey’s decisiveness, leadership and quality of life values that excited and energized Louisville as never before. The strength of his personality and love of community that he exhibited daily turned Louisville into a vibrant and destination community!
Jerry AbramsonLouisville Attorney

Harvey Sloane, whom I have know for many years, is a great humanitarian, doctor, and devoted family man. He cares tremendously about people and the human race. His work throughout his life is even deeper with the immense respect he shows his colleagues, his constituents, his patients, and his family. This book clearly depicts a man who has lived a good, full, and fulfilling life.
Martha StewartBusinesswoman, Writer, and TV Personality

Riding the Rails is a wonderfully told story of public service at its best. Sloane’s many adventures—from the halls of power in Kentucky to perhaps the grimmest place in Siberia—offer valuable lessons to anyone interested in the greater good. It could hardly be more timely.
Phil RooseveltEditorial Director, Magazine, Barron’s

Riding The Rails: My Unexpected Adventures in Medicine, City Hall and Public Service By Harvey Sloane Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781624294464
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Published: Opus Self-Publishing - May 1st, 2023

When one looks up in the dictionary the term “public servant” Harvey Sloane’s name is the example given. From a commitment to medical patients who lacked access and financial support, to neighborhoods throughout Louisville and Jefferson County who needed basic support for social services and infrastructure support, Harvey Sloane was their advocate.


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Join the Park DuValle Community Health Center Block Party and come meet Harvey Sloane!

Dragtivity Pride Day!

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Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 12:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

$10

Tickets HERE

Enjoy The Prideful Fun!

Celebrate Pride with Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky and Carmichaels Bookstore!
Let’s end Pride Month with an epic, educational Pride Party!
Come out and support Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky with a day of performances, book readings, arts and crafts, and a book signing from our performers!
Shop all the fantastic books and gifts that Carmichael has to offer.
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!
HURRY!! Tickets are on sale now @ $10 per person with limited availability!
All ticket sales and donations allow us to continue the Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky Mission to provide inclusive, accessible, and culturally diverse educational programming for all ages!
Please check in at the Welcome Table when you first arrive so that we can scan your tickets for entry.
For Questions or Comments, please email us at info@dqstky.org.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!

 

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You can order the book on the registration page with convenience service fees. The book is also linked below, available at stores, and at the venue before the event without additional charges.

 

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.

My Awesome Brother: A children's book about transgender acceptance By Lise Frances Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780648590323
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
This book cannot be returned.
Published: Mabel Media - September 24th, 2019

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Celebrate Pride with Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky and Carmichaels Bookstore!

Waterfront Botanical Gardens and Carmichael's presents Sarah L. Hall: Sown in the Stars

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 7:00pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens
1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Register HERE

Pre-registering is kindly requested to plan seating to accommodate all. Please contact the store or venue ahead of time if you need assistance with mobility or other concerns - we are happy to help!

To learn more about the beautiful Waterfront Botanical Gardens and their facilities, please visit HERE

 

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted."—Ecclesiastes 3:1–2

The Appalachian region is deeply rooted in customs that have been handed down for generations. "Planting by the signs," a practice predicated on the belief that moon phases and astrological signs exert a powerful influence on the growth and well-being of crops, is deemed superstitious by some but has been considered essential to gardeners and farmers for centuries and is still in use today.

Sown in the Stars brings together the collective knowledge of farmers in central and eastern Kentucky about the custom of planting by the signs. Sarah Hall interviews nearly two dozen contemporary Kentuckians who still follow the signs of the moon and stars to guide planting, harvesting, canning and food preservation, butchering, and general farmwork. Hall explores the roots of this system in both astrology and astronomy and the profound connections felt to the stars, moon, planets, and the earth. Revealed in the personal narratives are the diverse interpretations of the practice. Some farmers and gardeners believe that the moon's impact on crop behavior is purely scientific, while others favor a much wider interpretation of the signs and their impact on our lives. Featuring photographs by Meg Wilson, this timely book bridges the past, present, and future by broadening our understanding of this practice and revealing its potential to increase the resiliency of our current agricultural food systems.

Sarah L. Hall is associate professor of agriculture and natural resources at Berea College. Her scholarly articles on the restoration of native forests and grasslands in Kentucky have been published in a wide range of journals, including Restoration Ecology and New ForestsMeg Wilson, a Berea College alum, is a graduate student in art and art history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Meg's photographs have appeared in many publications and collections, including Appalachian ReckoningAppalachian ReviewTime magazine, Oxford American, and Looking at Appalachia.

 

Beautifully written and meticulously researched, Sown in the Stars is an important book about the wonders of the natural world, tradition, and science.  Sarah Hall understands the power of oral tradition in sharing this kind of knowledge, providing not only a fascinating read but also a master class in the art of preserving innate storytelling.  It's all made even better by the gorgeous, complex photographs by Meg Wilson. This book will have a place of honor in my gardening library. 

-Silas House, author of Lark Ascending

Sarah Hall has created the consummate book on planting by the signs—those signs that have been arrayed for us by our solar system as it impacts the earth. Twenty-two Kentucky gardeners and farmers join her as they take readers on a captivating journey that examines a plethora of fascinating aspects of these age-old and worldwide practices.

-George Brosi, coeditor of Appalachian Gateway: An Anthology of Contemporary Stories and Poetry

This book explains how gardening and farming by the signs is an Appalachian tradition, with wisdom passed down through oral legends, written records, and general advice. Through its engaging and informative interviews, Sown in the Stars preserves these customs for future generations. With a rich historical and regional grounding, (this book) is a fascinating, pragmatic cosmic resource for biodynamic planting.

-Foreword Reviews

 

 

You can order the book on the registration page with convenience service fees. The book is also linked below, available at stores, and at the venue before the event without additional charges.