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Wendell Berry

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Crescent Hill Baptist Church
2800 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

UPDATE: This event is sold out. An RSVP is required for attendance. 


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Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present Wendell Berry at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 26th at 7PM!

Since the 1977 publication of his masterwork The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, the writing of Wendell Berry has shaped the conversation about how we choose to eat, farm, and live. One of America’s finest literary voices, Berry advocates with wisdom and forthrightness for local family farmers and sustainable land use. Join us to celebrate the 2019 publication of the authoritative two-volume collection of Berry’s influential nonfiction, What I Stand On: Collected Essays 1969-2017(Library of America) to discuss the damage done by today’s industrial agriculture and how Berry’s ideas enhance the public discourse on saving our natural resources and rural communities.

WENDELL BERRY is a novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental writer and activist. He has published over fifty books, including more than two dozen books of poetry, sixteen essay collections, and eight novels. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He has made his home with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Henry County, Kentucky, for the last fifty years.

Wendell will be joined by Mary Berry and Walter Robb.
MARY BERRY, Executive Director, The Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky and you can find her full bio and more info here: https://berrycenter.org/about/staff/

WALTER ROBB, Former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, food industry advisor and investor and more info here: https://www.stonewallrobb.com/walter-robb


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What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969-2017: (A Library of America Boxed Set) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781598536102
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now.
Published: Library of America - May 21st, 2019

The indispensable writings of our foremost voice on the current ecological and cultural crisis, more relevant now than ever, in a special two-volume edition prepared in consultation with the author.

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Rachel Kushner

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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
991 Logan St.
Louisville, KY 40204

This is a free, 21 and over event. Seating is first come first serve.


A brilliant, insightful writer, Kushner is widely recognized as one of the most original and compelling voices of her generation. Simultaneously presenting raw, intimate portraits of her characters and analyses of the society that shapes them, her work is unwaveringly relevant—always of its time, even when reflecting on another. Kushner’s latest novel, The Mars Room (Scribner, 2018), is included on the shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Kushner is also the author of The Flamethrowers (Scribner, 2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the New York Times’ top five novels of 2013. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba (Scribner, 2008), was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and notable book. The Strange Case of Rachel K, a collection of her early work, was published by New Directions in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Paris Review. A longtime contributor to Artforum, Kushner has also written exhibition catalogue texts for institutions around the world, on artists such as Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons, Thomas Demand, Alexander Kluge, Terry Winters, Laura Owens, Seth Price, and Wade Guyton, among others. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages.

The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476756585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019




An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room ea

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Celeste Ng

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present author Celeste Ng at the Main Library. Ng is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere (just released in paperback). Join her for a discussion of her work, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Celeste will be in conversation with Anne Bogel.

The program is free, but tickets are requested. Go to http://www.lfpl.org/upcomingevents.htm to place your order.

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington!

Named a Best Book of the Year by: 

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Sloane Crosley

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
991 Logan Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore presents Sloane Crosley's LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE paperback tour at the Tim Faulkner gallery.


Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to bring Sloane Crosley to Louisville, KY on April 16th at 7pm at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Tickets are $5 plus tax and fee, of which $5 can be applied as a discount towards the purchase of one of her books that evening.

Sloane will be joined by Erin Keane. Keane is an executive editor at Salon, where she also writes about books and culture. She is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Demolition of the Promised Land (Typecast Publishing, 2014); Death-Defying Acts (WordFarm, 2011); and the Gravity Soundtrack (WordFarm, 2008). You may have heard her voice on public radio or on a podcast--most recently she co-produced and co-hosted 2018's These Miracles Work, a retrospective on the Hold Steady album Stay Positive.

This is a 21 and over event.



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Look Alive Out There: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374279844
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: MCD - April 3rd, 2018

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

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Jeff Tweedy Book and Album Signing

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Louisville, KY 40204

Jeff Tweedy will be signing copies of his book Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) and his album Warm at Guestroom Records on Frankfort Avenue! Each ticket includes a signed copy of the book from Carmichael's Bookstore and a signed copy of either the vinyl album or CD from Guestroom Records.

Book + Vinyl = $45

Book + CD = $40

No other memorabilia or albums will be signed at this event.


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