You requested something light for these dark times. May we present awkward, hilarious, unpredictable grouch, Eleanor. A feel good book for the big-hearted curmudgeon in all of us. Book club picks are 15% off.
Bring your little minnows for a very special story time. March Harshman and Anna Egan, the authors of Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece, are coming to our store for a reading and signing. This is a gorgeous picture book, and a great tool for kids to connect to one of our local pieces of art history!
This month we'll be reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg's My Own Words, an autobiography about the Supreme Court Justice's impressive experience as a pioneer for women in her field. Her grit, intelligence, and stamina is truly incredible. ALL proceeds from Feminist Book Club go toward Planned Parenthood.
Come celebrate the publication of SHOPPING MALL (Bloomsbury), Matthew Newton’s debut nonfiction book that takes readers on a journey at once personal and cultural, architectural and fictive, exploring the quotidian marvels as well as the seedy underbelly of this paradigmatic site, the mall. Newton will read a brief excerpt from his book, followed by a conversation and light refreshments.
The mall near Matthew Newton’s childhood home in Pittsburgh was one of the state’s first enclosed shopping malls. Like all malls in their heyday, this one was a climate-controlled pleasuredome where strangers converged. It also became the backdrop for filmmaker George A. Romero’s zombie opus Dawn of the Dead. Part memoir and part case study, SHOPPING MALL examines the modern mythology of the mall and shows that, more than a collection of stores, it is a place of curiosity, ritual, and fantasy.
When life gives you lemons, sometimes the best thing to do is pack up and go home--you might find some lemonade there waiting for you. An examination of both growing old (with dementia) and growing up, Goodbye, Vitamin is at turns hilarious, touching, and relatable. This is a quick read--even a single-sessioner--but Ruth's quirky, friendly voice sticks with you long after. Book club picks are 15% off.