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Ross R. Moore

Event date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Broadstone Books will officially release their first novel, Third Monday in May by Ross R. Moore, at Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Ave.

The author will be on hand to read, discuss, and sign his Kentucky Derby (and Lincoln) themed alternative history in the Derby City's premier bookstore. 

Ross R. Moore is an educator, storyteller, and singer-songwriter living in San Diego.  A native of Kentucky where he attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville, he was for several years a museum educator at the Kentucky Derby Museum, sharing the history of the race with visitors. Now his brings this story to a wider audience, drawing upon his knowledge of Derby lore to form the backdrop of this, his first novel.

Please join us for a reading and signing of Broadstone Books debut publication. 

 

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Gayle Hanratty

Event date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Gray Hampton is Gayle Hanratty’s first book. Her short stories have appeared in Monkscript,

The Louisville Review, and Trajectory, where she was co-winner of their inaugural short story

contest.

Gayle lives in Louisville with her husband George. She is a graduate and retired staff

member of Spalding University’s low-residency MFA in Writing program.

In addition to writing, she creates terrariums in tribute to the forest floor.

Please join us for a reading and signing!

  

 

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Eric Burnette

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Eric Burnette is a writer with a law degree and a Master’s degree of Urban Planning from the University of Louisville.

He lives in Louisville with his wife and two children. They visit Olmsted’s parks frequently.

Please join us for a reading and book signing for his new book about Louisville’s celebrated Olmsted Parks.

  

"Eric Burnette’s book “Parks for the People! Frederick Law Olmsted in Louisville” tells how the system was devised and implemented during the turn of the 20th century. [Burnette was interviewed for the documentary.] Although the motives of the Louisville park commissioners were not always thoroughly civic-minded, and often, in fact,  pitted landowners against one another in pursuit of profit, the end result was arguably the most complex and naturally diverse urban park system in the country."

Parks for the People! Profit, Power, and Frederick Law Olmsted in Louisville Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780989754453
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Published: Holland Brown Books - March 23rd, 2017

Based on years of original research, Eric Burnette's engrossing history of Louisville's Olmsted Parks weaves a tale of artistry and ecology, wealth and power, dirty politics and public service, whose echoes reverberate to this day. When Frederick Law Olmsted first came to Louisville, it was a cramped, chaotic city, shrouded in a haze of coal smoke.


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Mary Popham

Event date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Mary Popham’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays and book reviews have appeared in the Courier-Journal, ForeWord Reviews, Appalachian Heritage, and The Louisville Review.

She has produced short plays, published short stories, and holds an MFA from Spalding University.

Popham will read from her new collection of short stories, "Love is a Fireplace" at Carmichael’s on Thursday, May 4th.

Please join us for a reading and signing with local author Mary Popham

Follow Mary's blog here!

 

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Poet Palooza

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

April is National Poetry month!

 We are celebrating with a special poetry reading and open mic night.

Members of the community are invited to participate – open walk-in and sign-up.

If you’re a poet or aspiring poet you are welcome to come read for 5-10 minutes!

Featured poets include Ellen Birkett Morris and Jon Hardy.

We hope you’ll join us!

 

Introduction to Poetry 

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light 
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

-Billy Collins

 

 

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Steven Skaggs

Event date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Graphic design has been an academic discipline since the post-World War II era, but it has yet to develop acoherent theoretical foundation. Instead, it proceeds through styles, generes, and imitation, drawing on sources that range from the Bauhaus to deconstructionism. In Firesigns, Steven Skaggs offers the foundation for a semiotic theory of graphic design, exploring semiotic concepts from design and studio art perspectives and offering useful conceptual tools for practicing designers.

 

Steven Skaggs is Professor of Design at the Hite Art Institute of the University of Louisville.

A semiotican, calligrapher, and font designer, he explores the connections between the visual and verbal worlds.

Please Join us for a reading and signing!

 

Firesigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design (Design Thinking) Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780262035439
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Published: Mit Press - March 3rd, 2017

Semiotics concepts from a design perspective, offering the foundation for a coherent theory of graphic design as well as conceptual tools for practicing designers.


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Holly Tucker

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

 

 

 

 

 


In City of Light, City of Poison, Holly Tucker takes a deep dive into La Reynie's meticulous documentation of the scandal at the center of Louis XIV's reign; A story of poison, torture, lovers, witches, satanic priests, and aristocratic ladies.

Holly Tucker is a prefessor of French abd Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. Please join us for a reading and signing.

"A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution..." - Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte's Web

 

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393239782
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 21st, 2017

Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world," the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.


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Cheryl Keely

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Bridges are some of the most fascinating structures in our landscape, and they come in all forms.

From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, this book visits them all.

Please join us for a very special story time (best for kids ages 5 – 8)

with author

Cheryl Keely

at Carmichael's Kids!

A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585369966
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 15th, 2017

Bridges are some of the most fascinating structures in our landscape, and they come in all forms. From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, this book visits them all in sweet, bouncing text with expository sidebars. But while bridges can be quite grand, this reminds us that their main purpose is bringing people together.


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Andrew Moore & Jereme Zimmerman

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

 

Please join us as we welcome food writer and

James Beard Writing Award nominee.

Andrew Moore

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Kentucky mead maker

Jereme Zimmerman

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

for a lively discussion on pawpaws, mead, and local foods.

Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit Cover Image
By Andrew Moore, Michael W. Twitty (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781603585965
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - August 22nd, 2015

The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance.


Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781603585989
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 4th, 2015

A complete guide to using the best ingredients and minimal equipment to create fun and flavorful brews


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Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson 

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Jenny Lawson is known for her sardonic wit and her hysterically skewed outlook on life, She has made millions of people question their own sanity, as they found themselves admitting that they, too, often wondered why Jesus wasn’t classified as a zombie, or laughed to the point of bladder failure when she accidentally forgot that she mailed herself a cobra. Lawson’s blog (TheBloggess.com) is award-winning and extremely popular, and she is considered one of the funniest writers of our generation by at least three or four people. 

After popularity of her blog skyrocketed, Jenny Lawson's first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened flew quickly off the shelves landing her a spot as a New York Times Best Selling author.

Since then she has authored Furiously Happy, and her newest book coming March 7th 2017, You are Here is a combination of inspiration, therapy, coloring, humor, and advice, this book is filled with Jenny s amazingly intricate illustrations, all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out, hung up, and shared. Drawing on the tenets of art therapy which you can do while hiding in the pillow fort under your bed You Are Here is ready to be made entirely your own.

Please join us for a reading, signing, and what is sure to be a crying actual tears, hilariously good time. 

 

 

 

 

You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250119889
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 7th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson, destined to be a classic--part therapy, part best friend, part humor, part coloring book.


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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Berkley Books - March 5th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.

"Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate."--O, The Oprah Magazine


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Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller

In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:


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