We are delighted to share this wonderful news...
Earlier this month, Book Stall owner Roberta Rubin received her second major accolade of 2012 -- The Voice of the Heartland Award at the annual Heartland Fall Forum of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association in Minneapolis. The award is conferred periodically to a person or organization that has shown a lifelong commitment to regional books and book selling.
Roberta is in distinguished company. The last recipient of the award from the Chicago area was none other than the great Studs Terkel.
Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum
Former Art Institute of Chicago president Cuno, now CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, talks about how museums open visitors’ minds to the wide diversity of world cultures. The encyclopedic museum, as a truly cosmopolitan institution, promotes tolerance, understanding, and a shared sense of history.
The Bookstall celebrates two big anniversaries
20% off everything in the store all day Saturday and Sunday
Champagne, Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2 - 5 p.m.
We've invited a number of authors who have a long and close association with The Book Stall to join us that afternoon for an informal forum on bookselling and publishing.
Printer’s Row Live, a Chicago Tribune “Trib Nation” Program -- The Art Institute of Chicago
Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power
Named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 for his involvement in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Ghonim will discuss his new book, in which he shares how social media played a pivotal role in the demonstrations in Egypt and the 11 days he spent detained by Egyptian
authorities. Location: The Art Institute of Chicago. Check our website for updates.
For tickets ($15), go to http://waelghonim.eventbrite.com/ or
call 312 222-4358.
ELMORE AND PETER LEONARD
Don’t miss two opportunities to meet ELMORE LEONARD and his son PETER LEONARD, both out with brand new books. Elmore, A Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, will talk about Raylan, his fast-paced, darkly humorous third crime novel starring straight-shooting, supercool U.S. marshal Raylan Givens. Peter’s new book is Voices of the Dead, the story of a Detroit Holocaust survivor whose daughter is killed in Washington DC by a drunk driver--a German diplomat who is granted immunity and released.
Join us in the store for bagels aand coffee with the Leonards.
See also Feb. 2 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Michigan Shores Country Club($10, call us for reservations at 847-446-8880)
Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight, and Feel Fabulous
North Shore author Aldrich, a healthy lifestyle and nutrition expert, talks about her new book that encourages women to forge a healthy and knowledgeable relationship with food. (See also Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the store.) Call us at 847 446-8880 for reservations ($30).
BARBARA JEAN RUTHER, SUE SCHELL, and LUCY SILVER
Writers and Readers Series
Join us as we launch a new series of conversations with authors about their writing and readers about what appeals to them in the books they chose to read. Ms. Ruther will talk about her novel Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket, Ms. Schell will discuss A Simplicity Revolution: Finding Happiness in the New Reality, and Ms. Silver will present her book, Dialect and Literacy: An Examination of Language, particularly appropriate for English instructors and students.
Women Writers Series - DAVA SOBEL
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
The author of the bestsellers Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter chronicles Copernicus’s development of his theory that the sun, not the earth, is at the center of the universe—and the eventual publication of the manuscript that forever changed humankind’s place in the cosmos.
A spirited biography of the 16th century French statesman and intellectual Michel de Montaigne, written in 20 chapters, each focused on a different answer to his question, “How to Live?”