Michael Doyle - Radical Chapters

Colfax Avenue: Journalist and author Michael Doyle will discuss and sign his new book Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution (Syracuse University Press). Long a hub for literary bohemians, countercultural musicians, and readers interested in a good browse, Kepler’s Books and Magazines is one of the most influential independent bookstores in American history. When owner Roy Kepler, a Denver native and University of Colorado graduate, opened the San Francisco Bay Area store in 1955, he popularized the once radical idea of selling affordable books in an intellectually bracing coffeehouse atmosphere. Paperback selling was not the only revolution Kepler supported, however. In Radical Chapters, Doyle sheds light on Kepler’s remarkable contributions to pacifism and social change. Doyle’s fascinating chronicle captures the man who inspired that community and offers a moving tribute to his legacy.

Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com


Michael Doyle’s blog "Suits & Sentences"


Event date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
ISBN: 9780815610069
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Syracuse University Press - September 15th, 2012