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The Afterwords Book Group meets to read their November Selection: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The Book Cellar is delighted to welcome renowned beverage expert Jeff Cioletti for a signing and presentation of his new book, The Drinkable Globe. He will also be curating a tasting of some of his favorite drinks from around the world, including a shochu, a rye, an amaro, a genever and a sake.
About The Drinkable Globe
Join international beverage journalist and expert Jeff Cioletti as he explores the tradition, consumption, and production of alcohol on every continent. The Drinkable Globe circumnavigates the planet from the Land Down Under, to the Bluegrass state - and even to Antarctica - to uncover the boozy cultures and concoctions that make the world go 'round.
Ever tried soju mixed with beer and Coca-cola? How about making your own onion-infused vodka for a bold bloody Mary? You'll get to drink along with 130 recipes from exotic brands and renowned international cocktail personalities.
About Jeff Cioletti
Jeff Cioletti's tenure in liquid literacy has exposed him to some of the best libations the world has to offer and given him access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. He combines his love of drink with a passion for travel and one usually involves the other. He served for fourteen years as an editor at Beverage World magazine, including eight years as editor in chief of the publication. He's also the author of the books The Year of Drinking Adventurously, Beer FAQ and The Drinkable Globe. Jeff is the founder of beverage and travel site, The Drinkable Globe (DrinkableGlobe.com) and a frequent contributor to publications including Draft Magazine, All About Beer Magazine, FSR, CraftBeer.com, BevNet, Artisan Spirit, SevenFifty Daily and Beverage Media. Additionally, he's a Certified International Kikasaki-Shi (Sake Sommelier) from the Sake School of America and the winner of multiple North American Guild of Beer Writers awards.
The TallGrass Writers Guild comes back to The Book Cellar with readings on a theme TBA.
TallGrass Writers Guild is Chicago-based, independent arts organization serving writers at all levels of development for almost 30 years. TWG provides local, regional, national, and international performance and publication opportunities.
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples appear in conversation to discuss I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the Music That Shaped the Civil Rights Era at Harold Washington Library.
Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990 and is the cohost of the nationally syndicated public-radio show Sound Opinions (soundopinions.org) on WBEZ-FM 91.5. He is the author of this season’s One Book, One Chicago pick, I’ll Take You There, as well as many other books.
Mavis Staples, the subject of I’ll Take You There, is one of Chicago’s best known icons. A musical legend who sold a million gospel records and a Civil Rights hero who walked beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Mavis has moved generations with her talent. Throughout her lifelong career, she has both inspired and worked with musicians from every genre and era, and has no plans to stop singing anytime soon. Join Greg and Mavis as they engage in a lively conversation about music, Chicago and freedom. There will be a book signing following the program.
Lincoln Square is staying open late to help you get some of your holiday shopping done!
From 6-10pm we will have drawing for discounts and samples from cookbooks!
Come let us make your holiday easier!
Local author and Book Cellar favorite Stephanie Kate Strohm is back to launch her newest YA novel The Prince in Disguise.
Can't make it to the event? You can still get a signed copy! Pick it up at the store or have it shipped to you after the event. Click HERE to order. Make sure you put any signing requests in the comments box.
About Stephanie Kate Strohm:
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of It's Not Me, It's You; The Taming of the Drew; Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink; Confederates Don't Wear Couture, The Date to Save and Prince in Disguise. She grew up on the Connecticut coast, where a steady diet of Little House on the Prairie turned her into a history nerd at an early age. After graduating with a joint major in theater and history from Middlebury College, she acted her way around the country, performing in more than 25 states.
Although she was born in New York, she currently lives in Chicago, and doesn't discriminate against any type of pizza. When she's not writing, she loves baking, walking her dog Lorelei, taking dance cardio classes too seriously, and playing board games with her husband.
About Prince in Disguise:
Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.
As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises—including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.