Start: 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue: All little ladybug girls and bumblebee boys are invited to join us for a very special storytime in honor of Children’s Book Week (www.bookweekonline.com)! We’ll read from the wonderful Ladybug Girl books by Jacky Davis and David Sonan, and have activities and goodies for our young guests.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Wade Rouse is the critically acclaimed author of the memoirs America’s Boy and Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler and a contributor to The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles. Rouse will read from and sign his new book It’s All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine ($23.99 Crown), his blisteringly funny new memoir that looks at the yearly celebrations that unite us all and bring out the very best and worst in our nearest and dearest. Visit Wade Rouse’s website. Request a signed copy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start: 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: A decade ago, Philip Connors left work as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and talked his way into a job far from the streets of lower Manhattan: working as one of the last fire lookouts in America. His tasks were simple: keep watch over one of the most fire-prone forests in the country and sound the alarm at the first sign of smoke. Connors will discuss and sign his new book Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout ($24.99 Ecco), recently chosen by our booksellers as a Tattered Cover V.I.B. (very impressive book). An absorbing chronicle of spending nearly half the year in a 7’ x 7’ tower, 10,000 feet above sea level in remote New Mexico, Fire Season is a marvel of a book, and it immediately places Connors in the august company of Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Aldo Leopold, Barry Lopez, and others in the respected fraternity of hard-boiled nature writers. Request a signed copy: email@example.com