Friday, January 1, 2010

Getting our Jeannette Walls and Audrey Niffenegger Book Order, and Other Small Event-Related Pleasures

As you all know, we are hosting Jeannette Walls, author of her new Half Broke Horses, as well as The Glass Castle.

We sold down to very few copies of Half Broke Horses shortly before Christmas. Can you imagine how sad a window with signage and no books looks? I'm much happier now.

You can bring in your voucher ahead of time to get either a copy of the new book or a $23.00 gift card. If not, you must bring it to the show to get your book.
--Event is Saturday, January 9th, 2 PM, at Alverno College.
--The event is almost certainly moved to Alphonsa Hall, just across the parking lot.
--Buy your tickets here.

We were also low on Audrey Niffeneggers' Her Fearful Symmetry. Books have arrived. They are still at the special price of $13.50.
--Event is Thursday, January 14th, 7 PM, at the Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall.
--A portion of book sales that evening go to the library.

The paperback of Robert Goolrick's long-awaited A Reliable Wife, goes on sale Tuesday, January 5th.
--Event is Sunday, January 24th, 2 PM, at the Boswell Book Company.

I think demand for Daniyal Mueenuddin's hardcover of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders will be higher than normal. We have 4 copies on order--if you are coming to the event, please ask us to hold one for you now so we can gauge demand.
--This event is Wednesday, January 20th, 2 PM, at Boswell.

Do you love the six-word memoir craze? Well, Mequon's Next Chapter is having two of the principal proponents on Wednesday, January 6th, for the newest in the series, It All Changed in an Instant. Event starts at 7 PM, just like us. I believe that like the event that was at the Downer Schwartz several years ago, there is audience participation. And I do remember that folks had a very, very good time. For more info, visit or call (262) 241-6220.

I'm currently reading The Post Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver, for our in-store book club on Monday night (January 4th, 7 PM). I've read a number of very passionate reviews of this book, but I know it's a bit long. After Elmer Gantry on February 1st, I promise some short ones!

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