Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We did bring in the banned book bracelets that many indie bookstores are selling. Anne had gotten one as a gift several years back, and when she showed it to me, I agreed that we could try carrying them. They come in two sizes--the smaller icons are mostly young adult novels. A percentage of sales goes to ABFFE (the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression).
Meanwhile, you're probably wondering what's going on at Boswell this week, aside from our Patrick Carman event at the Greenfield Public Library, which I wrote up yesterday. We've got four other great events at the bookstore. Pardon me for a little paraphrasing and hats off to Stacie, who originally compiles this info for our press release.
Sidetracked in the Midwest features such wondrous, intriguing places as these Wisconsin novelties, and more, all grouped into four categories of ecotourism: food and drink, lodging and retreats, nature and wildlife, the old and the new. Whether you want to visit a Michigan art park, observe wolves and bears in Ely, Minnesota, or swing on ropes inside St. Louis’ City Museum, Bergin gathers together an eclectic mix of green nooks and crannies bound to educate, entertain and enrich with a conscience.
Mary Bergin is an award-winning travel photographer and writer who roams the globe but specializes in the Midwest, especially Wisconsin. Her work appears in AAA Living, Wisconsin Trails, USA Today, and DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. Bergin is also the author of two previous travel books, Sidetracked in Wisconsin and Hungry for Wisconsin.
Thursday, September 29, 7 pm:
Larry Watson, author of America’s Boy, Montana 1948 and numerous other novels.
Montana 1948 has been chosen as the Shorewood Reads selection for fall 2011, and Watson will be speaking about the book on Wednesday, October 5, at the Shorewood Public Library, at both 3 pm and 7 pm. Visit their website here.
Friday, September 30, 7 pm:
Martin Hintz, author of A Spirited History of Milwaukee Brews and Booze.
Crack open this comprehensive history of Brew City booze. Explore Milwaukee's "rum holes," discover how the city weathered Prohibition and which Jones Island sported the longest mustache. Copy down the best recipe involving Sprecher Special Amber, Rainbow Trout and sauerkraut. Sample the rich heritage of Pabst, Schlitz, Gettelman and Miller--the folk who turned Milwaukee into the Beer Capital of the World. And save some room for the more recent contributions of distillers and craft brewers who continue to make the city an exciting place for the thoughtful drinker.
Martin Hintz has been a freelance writer since 1975, after seven years with The Milwaukee Sentinel as an editor and reporter. Founder and publisher of The Irish American Post, he is also the author of hundreds of articles for major newspapers and magazines including American Archaeology, Milwaukee Magazine, National Geographic World, Chicago Tribune, New York Post, Midwest Living, The Writer, Home & Away, and the Wisconsin Academy Review. Hintz has authored or edited nearly 100 books about Milwaukee and Wisconsin, including Wisconsin Cheese, Got Murder, Celebrate the Legend: 25 Years of IrishFest, and several titles on the Images of Milwaukee series.
It's a good week for Carl!