Friday, October 24, 2014

Chris Hadfield at Boswell, in Conversation with Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn, This Coming November 13 and We've Got the Window to Prove It.

We recently switched out our fall window and our space table to make a fall table and space window. Moving things around is a lot easier than coming up with new display ideas, and sometimes has the same effect.

In the case of our space display, the focus is of course on astronaut Chris Hadfield's new book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station, which came out on October 14. This is the follow up to last year's hit, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.
Chris Hadfield is coming to Boswell on Thursday, November 13, for a ticketed event, a conversation with Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn.

We've structured the event as a fundraiser for WPR. Your $30 ticket includes a copy of You are Here, a $3 donation to Wisconsin Public Radio--unlike a lot of other tickets out there, it also includes sales tax plus the Brown Paper Tickets fee. And I don't know if you know this, but Dunn is being inducted into the Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame this week. How's that for an achievement? We are so lucky to have her in Milwaukee--and this wonderful event features a world-class astronaut and a top-notch interviewer. What more could you want? Well, you could get a $22 gift card the night of the event, in lieu of the book.

The idea for the window, which, as always, is a bit tough to photograph with the glare, was an astronaut floating through space, featuring the Earth in the distance. The astronaut is a blow up mounted one of our old foam board jacket covers (Thanks, Clark Graphics) while the Earth is one of our globe puzzles (they also have the United States and the Solar System, though they make less sense being globe shaped, I suppose).

I should also note the idea for the display came partly from two of our author friends who had new space-themed books out, Stuart Gibbs' Space Case and William Alexander's Ambassador. I definitely had to give a shout out to them!

But those books are in another orbit, right? So to sum up, space window, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, WPR's Kathleen Dunn, ticketed event (tickets on sale here), November 13 7 pm at Boswell, excitement.

Oh, and the fall window looks even nicer reset as a table. Great job, Anne!

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