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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).

Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681060712
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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.


100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681060316
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Published: Reedy Press - April 1st, 2016

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Bobi Conn VIRTUAL

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781542004169
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Published: Little a - May 1st, 2020

A clear-eyed and compassionate memoir of the Appalachian experience by a woman who embraced its astonishing beauty, narrowly escaped its violence, and struggles to call it home.


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Silas House & Carter Sickels VIRTUAL

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event with Silas House & Carter Sickels! Click here to attend the event. 

Re-issues of Silas House's THE COAL TATTOO, CLAY'S QUILT, and PARCHMENT OF LEAVES are out now in paperback, and Carter Sickel's debut novel THE PRETTIEST STAR released this May in hardcover. 

ABOUT THE PRETTIEST STAR: A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDs epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die, by Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award-winning author Carter Sickels.

Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour. He is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has been awarded scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, VCCA, and the MacDowell Colony. His essays and fiction have appeared in various publications, including Guernica, Bellevue Literary Review, and BuzzFeed, and he is the editor of Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. Carter is Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, where he teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio Low-Residency MFA program. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Silas House is the author of five novels. His book for middle-grade readers, Same Sun Here, was a finalist for the E. B. White Read-Aloud award. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and a former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, House is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is the winner of the Nautilus Award, the Appalachian Writers Association's Book of the Year, and other honors.

 

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ISBN: 9781949467260
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In World War II-era rural Kentucky, twenty-two-year-old Easter and Anneth, her teenaged sister, lose their parents young, so they must raise each other. Easter finds her life in the Pentecostal Holiness church and its music, while Anneth dances and drinks in less-than-holy honky-tonks.


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ISBN: 9781949467246
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In his New York Times bestselling debut novel, Silas House introduced himself as an important voice for Appalachia, and indeed, for the entire rural South.


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ISBN: 9781949467253
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In this nationally bestselling novel, A Parchment of Leaves, Silas House produced an iconic story of 1900s rural mountain Kentucky that remains a favorite of many of his fans.


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ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" - BookRiot's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" - Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books


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Watch SHIRLEY and Support Carmichael's!

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Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00am

If you're a Shirley Jackson fan looking to support our bookstore, here's your chance! Carmichael's Bookstore is thrilled to partner with NEON on the virtual release of the new film SHIRLEY. With our link, your ticket is just $5.99, and 50% of proceeds support Carmichael's and our staff! 

Click here for tickets: https://neonrated.vhx.tv/checkout/carmichael-s-bookstore-presents-shirley/purchase?fbclid=IwAR3oVs4CFwo4a43BoMKOpyPtLkjOa2nAzgBG4nava3O-6soiHfMFkcb3uFw

Please note that this is an ONGOING event. You will be able to view the film on your own time, but may choose to participate in the series of Q&A listed below if you'd like.

SYNOPSIS​: ​Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMtEean_V8
Participate in a series of virtual Q& A's following the schedule here: https://neonrated.com/posts/shirley-q-a

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Julie Marie Wade

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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814255674
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Published: Mad Creek Books - February 27th, 2020

You have a history, and a body. You are a history, and a body. Your body has (is) a history, too. As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy-watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mother’s disappointment.


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Shaun King at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage CANCELED

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY 40203

Ticket info FORTHCOMING! 

Shaun will be reading from and discussing his book, MAKE CHANGE at the Center for African American Heritage. 

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By Shaun King, Bernie Sanders (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780358048008
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 4th, 2020

“A captivating memoir of change. A hope-filled sermon for change. A tactical blueprint for how we can each make change. Make Change is all three and all the more towards an equitable and just world.”
—Ibram X.


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**CANCELLED** Chuck Palahniuk visits Carmichael's!

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Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

More information coming soon!

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By Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart (Illustrator), David Mack (Illustrator), Dave Mccaig (Illustrator), Nate Piekos (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781506711782
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Published: Dark Horse Books - April 14th, 2020

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Nancy Jensen CANCELED

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
In Our Midst Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781950539161
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Published: Dzanc Books - April 28th, 2020

Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that brought them to America.

Nina and Otto Aust, along with their teenage sons, feel the foundation of their American lives c


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