Thursday, September 24, 2009

Judy Shepard Speaks at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday

We are honored to be hosting Judy Shepard at the Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium this Saturday, September 26th, at 7:00 PM with co-sponsorship from the Utah Pride Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Mrs. Shepard will be talking about her new book The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed. The issues brought up in her story and Matthew's story are issues we feel strongly about. Their story is a poignant reminder of the aftermath of hatred and intolerance, showing us clearly that hate and intolerance are not American values, nor are they family values. The Meaning of Matthew lays bare the heart of a bereaved mother -- in situation that no mother should ever have to face. She is an amazing catalyst for change, for progress, and for the common good.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Terry Brooks Reading and Signing!

Terry Brooks new book A Princess of Landover is out, and he'll be reading and signing at Sam Weller's Bookstore tomorrow, Friday, September 11th, at 6:30 PM!

Like many avid fantasy readers, I have been a Terry Brooks fan for many, many years (17 in my case). His novels have always been enjoyable reads. Vivid characters, exciting action, and awesome magic have driven me to read almost everything he has written. This one is great, too.

Tomorrow you'll have the opportunity to meet Terry Brooks in person, get a copy of A Princess of Landover, and get it signed!

We'll see you there!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga!

Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga will read and sign in the store Thursday, September 3rd, at 6:30 PM.

In Bill Cotter's Fever Chart, Jerome Coe, having spent most of his life medicated, electroshocked, and institutionalized, finds himself homeless on the coldest night of the century—and so, with nowhere else to go, he accepts a ride out of New England from an old love's ex-girlfriend. It doesn't quite work out, but he make it to New Orleans, and a new life—complete with a bandaged hand, world-champion grilled-cheese sandwiches, and only the occasional psychotic break. Things get better, and then, of course, they get worse.

Annie La Ganga's Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints is a collection of prose-poetry. It is a kind of memoir, a life story told by accretion. It is a collection of voices, some funny, some dark, some wise and some foolish. It is a collection of vivid portraits of the strange, silly, and troubled people and places in an artist's life and mind.

Join us for literature, buttons, and treats.