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Bob Thompson

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Bob Thompson is a writer, storyteller, engineer, handyman, tree hugger, and explorer of other dimensions. He is chairman and program director for E.A.R.S., which produces the Corn Island Storytelling Festival and the Kentucky Homefront Radio show. Please join us for a reading and book signing!

Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780813174280
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - October 16th, 2017

Growing up next door to his Granny's country store in McCracken County, Kentucky, a very young Bob Thompson had unlimited access to the cold-drink box and shelves of candy. Only later did he realize that the greatest benefit of this arrangement was that his playmates and best friends were all adults who frequented the grocery.


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Thomas Graham Jr.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

In today’s heated political climate, we commonly hear, “That’s not what the Founders intended” or “The nation’s Founders addressed that.” What did our country’s Founders really say—about liberty, democracy, the role of states, the military, equal protection under the law, First Amendment rights, and more? Please join us for a reading and book signing with Thomas Graham Jr.

“This is a rich book. One can read it all in a single sitting, or take a moment to read a passage or two at a time. . .”

—Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

 

America: The Founders' Vision Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781941953532
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Published: Butler Books - November 30th, 0002

In today's heated political climate, we commonly hear, "That's not what the Founders intended" or "The nation's Founders addressed that." What did our country's Founders really say — about liberty, democracy, the role of states, the military, equal protection under the law, First Amendment rights, and more? Retired Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., a former senior US diplomat and leading authority in


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Fenton Johnson and Kim Edwards

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Rd
Louisville, KY 40206

Please join us for what is sure to be a delightful conversation about the writing life between authors Fenton Johnson and Kim Edwards. 

“A writer with deep Appalachian roots rehearses his life story, positioning it under the most exacting of microscopes. . . . In taut, sometimes-tense prose, Johnson shows us so many varieties of human pain as well as many glimmers of hope.”

                  — Kirkus Review

Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941411438
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Published: Sarabande Books - May 16th, 2017

Part retrospective, part memoir, Fenton Johnson's collection Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays explores sexuality, religion, geography, the AIDS crisis, and more. Johnson's wanderings take him from the hills of Kentucky to those of San Francisco, from the streets of Paris to the sidewalks of Calcutta.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143120360
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Published: Penguin Books - November 29th, 2011

From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret history


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Story Time with Author Jacob Grant

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Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

 

Goat has always dreamed of having his very own space.

But Goat lives in a petting zoo, surrounded by hugs and rubs and grabby little hands.

Determined to find his perfect alone space, Goat escapes into the big zoo. But space is not an easy thing to find . . .

Please join us for a kid-friendly reading and book signing!

Through with the Zoo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250108142
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 14th, 2017

Goat has always dreamed of having his very own space.

But Goat lives in a petting zoo, surrounded by hugs and rubs and grabby little hands.

Determined to find his perfect alone space, Goat escapes into the big zoo. But space is not an easy thing to find, in this humorous picture book from Jacob Grant, Through with the Zoo.


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Jesse Donaldson

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

One day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky. As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he was born and the life he’s building. 

The result is a hybrid—part memoir, part meditation on nostalgia, part catalog of Kentucky history and myth. Organized according to Kentucky geography, with one passage for each of the commonwealth’s 120 counties, On Homesickness examines whether we can ever return to the places we’ve called home.

Please join us for a reading and book signing!

 

On Homesickness: A Plea (In Place) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781946684004
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Published: Vandalia Press - September 1st, 2017

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Nicole Cushing & David Domine

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

In the mood for some creepy stories? Please join Carmichael’s as we welcome local horror writer Nicole Cushing and Louisville ghost expert David Domine for a double dose of weird and spooky.

“Domine has . . . uncovered a few more spooky tales that could change more than a few naysayers’ minds.”

­— Louisville Courier-Journal

“Nicole Cushing comes in smart and hard, skilled and strange times three   . . . you can’t fake this kind of weird.” 

— New York Times Bestselling Author John Skipp

 

Haunts of Old Louisville: Gilded Age Ghosts and Haunted Mansions in America's Spookiest Neighborhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813174495
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 4th, 2017

Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third-largest National Preservation District in the United States and the largest Victorian-era neighborhood in the country. Beneath the balconies and terraces of the district's Gothic, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts mansions, current residents trade riveting stories about their historic homes. Many of these tales defy rational explanation.


The Sadist's Bible Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945396915
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Published: 01Publishing - April 25th, 2017

How well do you know the people you chat with on a social network? Thirty-seven year old Ellie Blake is about to find out. Her Bible Belt community wouldn’t dare accept her if she came out as a lesbian. Her husband, her pastor, and her neighbors would be scandalized by such a disclosure.


Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Stories of Hauntings in America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813174525
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 4th, 2017

Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third-largest National Preservation District in the United States and the largest Victorian-era neighborhood in the country. Beneath the balconies and terraces of the district's Gothic, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts mansions, current residents trade riveting stories about their historic homes. Many of these tales defy rational explanation.


Phantoms of Old Louisville: Ghostly Tales from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813174464
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 4th, 2017

Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third-largest National Preservation District in the United States and the largest Victorian-era neighborhood in the country. Beneath the balconies and terraces of the district's Gothic, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts mansions, current residents trade riveting stories about their historic homes. Many of these tales defy rational explanation.


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ISBN: 9781939905116
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Published: Word Horde - July 15th, 2015

Like everyone else in the world, you've wanted to do things people say you shouldn't do. How many times in your life have you wanted to slap someone? Really, literally strike them? You can't even begin to count the times. Hundreds. Thousands. You're not exaggerating. You're not engaging in... whatchamacallit? Hyperbole? You're not engaging in hyperbole.


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Story Time with Baxter's Corner

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

 

Please join us for a very special story time with local publisher Baxter's Corner.

 

 “Gerome Sticks His Neck Out is definitely character building reading for young readers, teaching respect for others and a positive awareness of community. “

James A. Cox, Editor, Midwest Book Review
Children’s Bookwatch, The Social Issues Shelf

 “Gerome Sticks His Neck Out is an engaging and stimulating book for young children. Lessons about friendship and standing up for what’s right are the dominant themes in this sweet story.”

Kristina Davis Christensen, M.Ed. Head of School
Friends School, Louisville, KY

 “Gerome Sticks His Neck Out is fun and short and also deals with a serious topic that many children might face. ... I find that this short story fits well into every kids book collection and it’s a great way to talk to your children about friendship, bullying, self-esteem and so on.”

Erika Winterlia, Winterlia Reviews
Follinge Jamtland, Sweden

Gerome Sticks His Neck Out: Mom's Choice Awards(r) Gold Recipient Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938647154
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Published: Baxter's Corner - August 6th, 2017

"He no longer stuck out, his height no longer laughable. But with his head hanging low, he felt most ungiraffeable."


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Lynn Nackson

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Thursday, October 19th, 7 PM 2720 Frankfort Ave.

Lynn began writing poetry and short stories in the fourth grade. She has worked professionally as a librarian, writer, and visual artist. “ e Sword and the Rainbow” is the story of her journey through mental illness. Please join us for a reading and book signing.

An insightful book that takes the reader on a journey from the depths of mental illness to recovery. 

The Sword and the Rainbow: A Spiritual and Psychological Recovery from Mental Illness Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781480930896
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Published: Dorrance Publishing Co. - July 6th, 2017

Everyone has a story that can enlighten if told from the right perspective. My story is of a search for peace of mind through a mental illness that began in childhood and continued most of my adult life. The spiritual conflicts of the Christian beliefs left me with despair when I was an adolescent and into my adulthood. In my case, I could not divorce the spiritual from the mental.


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Available Light: Louisville Through the Lens of Bud Dorsey

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Bud Dorsey is an under-the-radar legend with a profound devotion to his community, particularly to West Louisville. He finally has his own book, published by the Louisville Story Program. We are thrilled to welcome him to Carmichael's for a book signing on November 2nd at our Frankfort Ave. location.

Available Light: Louisville Through the Lens of Bud Dorsey Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780991476534
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Published: Louisville Story Program - August 24th, 2017

A beautiful 11"x11" hardcover book honoring the legacy of Bud Dorsey, West Louisville's most iconic photographer, produced in close collaboration with him.


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

In September the Carmichael's Community Book Club will be reading and discussing "What is Not Yours Is Not Yours" by Helen Oyeyemi. 

Oyeyemi’s creative vision and storytelling are effervescent, wise, and insightful, and her tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? "What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours" captivates as it explores the many possible answers.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634642
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Winner of the PEN Open Book Award
An NPR Best Book of 2016

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick
A PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016
A Slate Best Book of the Year
One of Esquire Magazine's Best Books of 2016
One of Oprah.com's 10 Favorite Books of 2016


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