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Kevin Gibson

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Keep Louisville Weird!

Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky's largest city– covering the strange, the surprising, the silly locales, history, and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the "Happy Bithday" song. Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn't know you needed. You won't want to miss this free signing and presentation from the author that brought us 100 Things To Do in Louisville Before You Die, Kevin Gibson. 

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville-based freelance author of Secret LouisvilleHe writes about everything from food, beer, entertainment tourism. You've probably seen his work in LEO Weekly and on InsiderLouisville.com. In his 25 years as a professional writer, he has won numerous journalism awards and is author of Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014).

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Published: Reedy Press - March 30th, 2017

Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well.


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ISBN: 9781681060316
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Published: Reedy Press - April 2016

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Tony Earley Party

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

When Samantha Miller started working at Carmichael's four years ago, she asked if we could sell an older book, Jim The Boy, published in 2001. It was one of her favorite books, and she swore that if we carried it, we could sell it. Now, we've sold over 100 copies of this beloved book, and we are going to celebrate. Tony Earley himself will be here, along with actors from the Kentucky Shakespeare Company, and we'll also have cake and live music. So, even if you've never read the book, join us to celebrate a fabulous bookseller and one of her favorite writers of all time. 

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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2001

Both delightful and wise, Jim the Boy brilliantly captures the pleasures and fears of youth at a time when America itself was young and struggling to come into its own.


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Barbara Brown Taylor

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Please RSVP for this event at our store using this link. The event is free and open to the public: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barbara-brown-taylor-tickets-68501845865

Beloved Episcopal Priest and New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations .

Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of fourteen books, including An Altar in the World, which won the Silver Nautilus Award; Leaving Church, which received an Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association and was named Theologos Best General Interest Book; and Learning to Walk in the Dark, which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Religion Books of 2014 and received a 2015 Living Now Book Award. Taylor recently retired as the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where taught since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural northeast Georgia with her husband Ed.

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Published: HarperOne - March 12th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller


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Carmichael's Loves Poetry

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's presents Pat Owen, Frank X Walker, and Katerina Stoykova on October 17th for a joint poetry reading.

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Published: Accents Publishing - February 15th, 2019

"Pat Owen is that rare poet who witnesses the divine in actually-lived lives--in wrinkles and caf's, otters and baseball, vulvas and ferns. Here is a music as attentive and tender as the practitioner's Zazen-breath, and like the Zazen master, here is a tenderness that is hard, sharp, quick.


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ISBN: 9786197153439
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Published: Accents Publishing - March 17th, 2019

Second Skin by Katerina Stoykova discusses the horrors of growing up in domestic violence, and focuses on some of the long-term effects of such upbringings. This poetry collection features three main characters--a mother, a father and a child. The story of the family is told from the child's perspective.


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Published: Accents Publishing - April 2019

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C. Robert & Victoria A. Ullrich

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
The first German immigrants in Louisville were shoemakers, bakers, butchers, blacksmiths and brewers--literally everything from basket makers to carriage manufacturers. Later, these industrious immigrants became captains of industry and influence in the city. August Prante's family built many of the magnificent organs for Louisville churches. Abraham Flexner was a pioneer in medical education, while Louis Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on the United States Supreme Court. William George Stuber, the son of Louisville photographer Michael Stuber, became the president of the Eastman Kodak Company. C. Robert Ullrich and Victoria A. Ullrich present a series of essays detailing how German immigrants shaped the industry and culture of Louisville.
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By C. Robert Ullrich (Editor), Victoria A. Ullrich (Editor)
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Published: History Press - September 9th, 2019

The first German immigrants in Louisville were shoemakers, bakers, butchers, blacksmiths and brewers--literally everything from basket makers to carriage manufacturers. Later, these industrious immigrants became captains of industry and influence in the city. August Prante's family built many of the magnificent organs for Louisville churches.


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Suki Anderson

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Suki Anderson is a dream journalist, a.k.a. subconscious fiction artist. A visual artist since she could hold a crayon, she is currently drawing her dreams. She is CEO of Suki Design Lab, home to her freelance design and line of diseased products and other oddities. She is the singer in Big Momma Thorazine. She is also the art director of Louisville Magazine. She has called Louisville home for the last 25 years.

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Nicole Cushing

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: Award-winning author Noelle Cashman is no stranger to depression and anxiety. In fact, her entire authorial brand, showcased in such titles as The Girl with the Gun in Her MouthLeather Noose, and The Breath Curse, has been built on the hopeless phantasmagoric visions she experiences when in the grip of paranoid psychosis. But Noelle has had enough, and, author brand be damned, has found help for her illness in the form of an oblong yellow pill, taken twice daily.

Since starting on this medication, Noelle’s symptoms have gone into remission. She’s taken up jogging. She’s joined a softball team. For the first time in Noelle’s life, she feels hope. She’s even started work on a nonfiction book, a history of her small southern Indiana town.

But then Noelle starts to notice the overwhelming Grayness that dominates her neighborhood, slathered over everything like a thick coat of snot, threatening to assimilate all.

 

Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide and a two-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Her second novel, A Sick Gray Laugh, will be released August 27, 2019 by Word Horde. A stand-alone novella, The Half-Freaks (published by Grimscribe Press) will also appear in 2019. Nicole lives and works in Indiana.

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Casey Cep

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.

Sitting in the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case.

Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

 

CASEY CEP is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in English, she earned an M.Phil in theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among other publications. This is her first book.

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ISBN: 9781101947869
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

New York Times Best Seller
 
“Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today.” —Southern Living
 


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Kim Michele Richardson and Joshilyn Jackson

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us for a very exciting free event at our Frankfort Ave. store with Kim MIchele Richardson, Joshilyn Jackson, and Anne Bogel to celebrate Kim's new book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.
 

This event is free, but we request that you RSVP to this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kim-michele-richardson-and-joshilyn-jackson-tickets-66919069739

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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

"...a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and -- just as importantly -- a compassionate human connection."--Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants


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Published: William Morrow - July 30th, 2019

“Wonderful—suspense and surprises, real characters, and a scary, ominous backbeat.  This feels like the book Jackson was born to write.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author


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Carrie Cooke Ketterman

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

The banks of the Ohio River, where picnic grounds flourished and steamboat travel was abundant, provided an ideal location for amusement parks to thrive in Kentuckiana, a term used to describe the Louisville and southern Indiana area. Popular amusement parks such as Glenwood Park, Rose Island, White City, Fontaine Ferry, and Kiddieland welcomed visitors as early as 1902, and the more successful parks continued to operate well into the 1960s. Visitors to these parks enjoyed steamboat excursions, live music, rides, games, picnics, sporting events, and more. These parks were not only for amusement seekers but also for keen businessmen like David Rose, who purchased Fern Grove in 1923 and renamed the park Rose Island. Transportation businesses thrived, with steamboats like the Idlewild (now the Belle of Louisville) providing regular transportation to the parks along the Ohio River. In addition to an increase in river traffic, companies like the New Albany Traction Company purchased the area that would become Glenwood Park from the well-known Beharrel family, of New Albany, Indiana, and provided rail transportation to their park.

 

Louisville native Carrie Cooke Ketterman is an amateur historian with a great love of vintage amusement parks and an interest in preserving history for future generations to discover and enjoy. Numerous libraries, public archives, and private collections of individuals were instrumental in the development of this book.

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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 25th, 2019

The banks of the Ohio River, where picnic grounds flourished and steamboat travel was abundant, provided an ideal location for amusement parks to thrive in Kentuckiana, a term used to describe the Louisville and southern Indiana area.


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