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Chef Vivian Howard Book Signing and Food Truck Celebration!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD AT CARMICHAEL'S BOOKSTORE

Please join us to celebrate Vivian Howard's new cookbook. This is a ticketed book signing ($53) and all tickets include a spot in the signing line, hors D’ oeuvres, entree, dessert, drink, and signed copy of Deep Run Roots.

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Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780316381109
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016

Vivian Howard, star of PBS's A Chef's Life, celebrates the flavors of North Carolina's coastal plain in more than 200 recipes and stories.


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Carmichael's Presents: Nick Offerman!

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Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
Clifton Center 2117 Payne St.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Carmichael's Bookstore and The Berry Center are excited to host an event with Nick Offerman, star of the hit television series Parks and Recreation and the FX series Fargo, for a reading and signing of his new book Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop. Each $40 ticket includes a copy of Good Clean Fun ($35) and a $5 donation to The Berry Center, a nonprofit organization with the mission of putting Wendell Berry's writings to work by advocating for farmers, land conservation, and healthy regional economies.

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Nick Offerman is the author of two bestselling collections of humorous essays, Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption. He is also the proprietor of The Offerman Woodshop, which you might be surprised to learn operates amid the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles. There, Offerman and his crew of woodworkers design and create not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff like kazoos, baseball bats, and ukuleles. In his new book, Nick and his ragtag crew will share their experiences of working at the Woodshop, tell you about their passion for woodworking, and even teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects. Even if you're not into woodworking, you'll enjoy this ode to craftsmanship heavily laced with Nick's unique brand of humor and tomfoolery.

 

 

 

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781101984659
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Published: Dutton - October 18th, 2016

After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman—woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
 


Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451467096
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Published: Dutton - September 2nd, 2014

Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller.


Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451473011
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Published: Dutton - April 5th, 2016

The star of Parks and Recreation, co-host of Making It, and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation’s history, from her inception to present day—Nick’s personal pantheon of “great Americans.”


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Ronni Lundy and Toni Tipton-Martin

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Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Getting Real with Victuals & Breaking the Jemima Code

A Conversation with Ronni Lundy and Toni Tipton-Martin

 

   

Ronni Lundy has been a friend of Carmichael’s almost from the day we opened, first as restaurant reviewer
and music critic for the Courier-Journal, then as the author and editor of numerous cookbooks and magazine
pieces. She is also an eloquent and vocal activist on the subject of Appalachian culture. In her gorgeous new
book, Victuals (which The Oxford American said “promises to be the jewel in her crown”) Lundy guides us
through the surprisingly diverse history – and vibrant present – of food in the Mountain South. While
Appalachia is often stereotyped and dismissed as a homogenous place, here, through 80 recipes and stories
gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain
South.

 

  
Toni Tipton-Martin’s The Jemima Code won the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook of the year.
The Jemima Code, a cultural history with recipes, is the story of women of African descent who have contributed
to America’s food culture for centuries, but whose rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed
by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate “Aunt Jemima” who cooked mostly
by natural instinct. To discover the true role of black women in the creation of American,
and especially southern, cuisine, Toni Tipton-Martin has spent years researching the
impact of African-Americans on American food, families, and communities, and
using that knowledge to inspire community wellness of every kind.

The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780292745483
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 15th, 2015

Women of African descent have contributed to America's food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate "Aunt Jemima" who cooked mostly by natural instinct.


Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes Cover Image
By Ronni Lundy, Johnny Autry (Photographs by)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780804186742
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 30th, 2016

Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award and Best Book, American Cooking, Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia.


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The Shepherd's View: A Conversation with James Rebanks & Wendell Berry

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's presents The Shepherd's View: A Conversation with James Rebanks & Wendell Berry

Wednesday, November 9th at 7 PM

Louisville Free Public Library Auditorium • 301 York Street

Free and open to all. Reservations requested.

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James Rebanks, the author of the surprise bestseller, The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape, returns this fall with The Shepherd's View: Modern Photographs from an Ancient Landscape, in which he chronicles the daily life of his shepherding community in England's Lake District with 80 breath-taking color photographs alongside his wise and captivating prose.  

Carmichael's is thrilled to host an event with Mr. Rebanks and our own beloved author, poet and shepherd, Wendell Berry.

 

The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250060266
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 27th, 2016

The New York Times bestseller and International Phenomenon

One of the Top Ten Books of 2015, Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.

"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK


The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250060242
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

The New York Times bestseller and International Phenomenon

One of the Top Ten Books of 2015, Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.

"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK


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Poetry Reading with Kathleen Driskell & Pat Williams Owen

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Kathleen Driskell

               

Best-selling poet Kathleen Driskell’s newest collection Blue Etiquette is inspired by Emily Post’s 1922 edition of Etiquette and explores the interactions between the haves and have-nots through poems voiced by Mrs. Worldly and the Between Maid, narratives focusing on blue-collar Americans, and lyrics drifting through the blue etiquette of mourning beloveds.
 
In 2015, her collection Next Door to the Dead was published by The University Press of Kentucky as a Kentucky Voices Selection. Her full-length poetry collection Seed Across Snow (Red Hen, 2009) was listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation. 

Her poems have appeared in many nationally known literary journals including the Southern Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, and Rattle and are featured online on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and in American Life in Poetry. Her work has been anthologized in What Comes Down to Us: 20 Contemporary Kentucky Poets and The Kentucky Anthology.

Kathleen is professor of Creative Writing at Spalding University, where she also helps to direct the low-residency MFA in Writing Program. An Al Smith Fellow of the Kentucky Arts Council, Kathleen lives with her family in an old country church built before the Civil War.
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Pat Williams Owen

Pat went from the left-brain career of legal publishing to the right-brain world of poetry. The shift still sometimes makes her dizzy. She started writing poetry 15 years ago to cope with her partner’s illness. She was recently honored by her dream publisher, Larkspur Press’s decision to publish her first book, Crossing the Sky Bridge.

 

 

Next Door to the Dead: Poems (Kentucky Voices) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813165721
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 14th, 2015

When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet -- whose last book, Seed across Snow, was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation -- lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that she was told had fallen out of use.


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An evening of Poetry with Bianca Spriggs, Jeremy Paden & Lynnell Edwards

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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

 

We are excited to host Kentucky poets Bianca Spriggs and Jeremy Paden in a joint reading and signing. Additionally, we are happy once again have Lynnell Edwards host an interview portion during this event.

Lynnell Major Edwards is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, The Farmer's Daughter (2003), The Highwayman's Wife (2007), and Covet (2011) all from Red Hen Press. Most recently her chapbook Kings of the Rock and Roll Hot Shop was released by Accents Publishing (2014).

Bianca Spriggs is a multidisciplinary artist, Affrilachian Poet, and Cave Canem Fellow who lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky. Named as one of the Top 30 Performance Poets in the country by The Root, Bianca is the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, multiple Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nominee.

Jeremy Paden was born in Italy and raised in Central America and the Caribbean. He received his Ph.D. In Latin American literature from Emory University. His poems have appeared in such places as the Atlanta Review, Beloit Poetry Review, Cortland Review, Louisville Review, Naugatuck Review, pluck!, and Rattle, among other journals and anthologies.

Call Her by Her Name: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810132764
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Published: Triquarterly - April 15th, 2016

In Call Her by Her Name, the poet and performance artist Bianca Lynne Spriggs creates a twenty-first-century feminist manifesto suffused with metaphoric depth. This collection is a call-and-response of women—divine and domestic, legend and literal—who shape-shift and traverse generations.


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Andrew Maraniss

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Considered one of the best books ever on the intersection of sports and race, Strong Inside was a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of both the Lillian Smith Book Award and the RFK Book Awards' Special Recognition Prize, the first sports-related book ever to receive either prestigious civil rights book award. The biography of the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt's Perry Wallace, Strong Inside is not just the story of a trailblazing athlete, but of civil rights, race in America, a campus in transition during the tumultuous 1960s, the mental toll of pioneering, decades of ostracism, and eventual reconciliation and healing. Bookpage called Strong Inside "superbly written, hard to put down and fascinating for sports fans and non-sports fans alike.”

Join Andrew Maraniss for a reading and signing of his bestselling Strong Inside just in time for its release in paperback.

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826520241
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - August 1st, 2016

New York Times Best Seller
2015 RFK Book Awards Special Recognition
2015 Lillian Smith Book Award
2015 AAUP Books Committee Outstanding Title


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Erik Reece

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises--that for the first time in our history, we were being swept into a future that had no future. Where did we--here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows--go wrong?

Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward.

Erik Reece is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky and the author of several books including Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia.

Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea Cover Image
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 9th, 2016

For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better.


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