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Join us at The Book Cellar for a night of comedy with our favorite funny ladies, The Kates!
The show starts as 7 pm, so be sure to arrive early for seats and drinks.
Join us at the Book Cellar for a reading, signing, and wine tasting with renowned wine expert Jim Laughren! He will be discussing his new book, 50 Ways to Love Wine More.
About 50 Ways to Love Wine More:
In this entertaining, informative read, Jim Laughren, Certified Wine Educator, offers readers 50 unique, exciting and accessible approaches and activities to help burgeoning wine devotees learn to love vino more – minus the usual intimidation. From sabering Champagne for fun (and fun!) to getting the most out of winery visits, to decanting with panache, “50 Ways To Love Wine More,” is the definitive guide for opening new windows into how pleasurable wine can really be.
About the Author:
Jim Laughren, CWE, is also the award-winning author of “A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine,” named a Kirkus “Indie Book of the Year” in 2013. He loves wine, and he has for a very long time. Known for his irreverent approach and abiding enthusiasm for all things fermented, he is president of Chicago-based WineHead Consulting and a former importer-distributor of fine wines from around the world. He loves nothing more than sharing his passion for excellent wine with others, whether by developing wine lists and beverage programs or through wine tastings or training.
The YA Book Club meets to discuss their March pick: Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali.
Join us in welcoming Iain S. Thomas to the Book Cellar to celebrate his new collection of poetry, Every Word You Cannot Say!
About Every Word You Cannot Say:
*May this book find the person it needs to. May they find every word they were looking for.*
**I know you don't want to talk sometimes. Sometimes because it hurts and sometimes because you're just not supposed to talk about what you want to talk about. Sometimes it can be hard to say, "this is beautiful," when no one else can see what you see. Or, "Here, this is where the pain is." But some part of you knows, the truth about the words you cannot say is that they only hurt until you say them. They only hurt until the person who needs to hear them, hears them. Because we are human, and the closest we've ever come to showing each other who we really are, and how we love, is with words. So I'm going to try to say to you here, what I wish you'd say to me too. Please.
Listen. We can change things.
About Iain S. Thomas:
Iain S. Thomas is a writer and new media artist. He is the author of several books, the most popular of which is I Wrote This For You.Originally an online verse and photography project widely considered to be at the forefront of popular contemporary poetry, it has gone on to became a worldwide phenomenon. When he's not writing, drawing or working, he spends time with his family in the outdoors in Cape Town, South Africa.
Alyssa Wees will be at The Book Cellar to celebrate the release of her debut YA novel, The Waking Forest.
About Alyssa Wees:
Alyssa Wees's debut novel is The Waking Forest. She lives and writes in Chicago. To learn more about Alyssa and her writing, go to her website, alyssawees.com, and follow @AlyssaWees on Twitter.
About The Waking Forest:
Pan's Labyrinth meets The Hazel Wood in this novel about a girl with terrifying visions and a wish-granting witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways.
The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She's desperate to know more--until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.
To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.
The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea's and the Witch's paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?