Several weeks ago, Pam mentioned that we should do a pirate table for the new exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum, "Real Pirates," which runs through May 27. At first I was sort of bummed because as you know, Stacie built a pirate ship, but we had to dismantle it at Christmas because it used the dowel rods from our freedstanding gift wrap holders. But then I came around to it, especially because I spotted the pirate rubber ducks in the Schylling catalog.
I stopped by the museum after a meeting with our friends at the Milwaukee Public Library (and the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library--how's that for a tongue twister) and asked if we could get some 8x11 signs. The fellow at the desk (Nick) said, "Oh, for Boswell?" and I said "Yes!" Well the Museum thought it was a good idea, and brought them over several days later and the best news of all is that our conversation reminded Nick that Dave Eggers was appearing last Sunday and he got to meet him and get his book signed. Isn't that a happy ending?
reserve your space here), it seemed appropriate to put another together. I didn't want to just pull books from the dog section (it was my original concept that display tables should pull out books that you wouldn't normally find together) so we went with "fiction for caniphiles." It includes our favorite dog book, Peter Heller's The Dog Stars, plus Jon Katz's Dancing Dogs, his recent collection of stories, and Suspect, by Robert Crais, his first dog-themed mystery, and the usual suspects (Stein, Cameron et al).
Giving the Gift of Reading
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