Saturday, July 4, 2015

We're Open Today, July 4th, from 10 am to 5 pm. And Since It's July 4th, a Little Event Announcement That's Perfect for Independence Day.

It's a long weekend and I'm not sure you can go without books that long. So we're open today from 10 am to 5 pm. Say hi to Jen, Todd, and Sarah, and delight in the fact that we now have two bathrooms again.

On a revolutionary note, I'm excited to the return of Sarah Vowell, whose new book is Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, where she travels around the country piecing together the story of why, in a country almost as polarized then as we are today, did we rally around a young Frenchman, a "swashbuckling teenage aristocrat" who was Washington's "trusted officer and friend."

We had a wonderful ticketed event at Boswell last time but for this book, we're doing something different. It's a free event at the Milwaukee Public Library downtown, and because we're teaming up on Saturday, October 31 (yes, another holiday, of sorts), of course we're going to have a costume contest. Details to come--I don't usually announce events this early, but the holiday has got me feeling all patriotic.