Events

September

Friday, September 21st
Matt Goldman, author of "Gone to Dust" returns with "Broken Ice"

7 pm

Doug Moe will be interviewing author Matt Goldman about Broken Ice

Matt Goldman's novel, Gone to Dust, introduces private detective, Nils Shapiro. The debut has been nominated for a Shamus Award, a Nero Award, and has become New York Times Best Seller.

In the words of Lee Child on Gone to Dust, “I want more of Nils Shapiro.” Emmy-award winning and New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman happily obliges by bringing the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling, standalone adventure in Broken Ice.

Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, MN. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night’s game. Linnea’s friend Haley Housch is also missing—and soon found dead.

Also a television writer, Matt has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award and has won an Emmy Award. His credits include Seinfeld, Ellen, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

 

Saturday, September 22nd
Monroe Street Festival!

Great Sales. Shop Local. Love Monroe Street. 

http://www.monroestreetmadison.com/monroestreetfestival/

Check out the link above to find out about great music, games for the kids, and more! 

Story time at 2pm with children's author Linda Vander Heyden. 

Hannah's Tall Order! See below for details. 

Saturday, September 22nd
Storytime with Linda Vander Heyden, author of "Hannah's Tall Order"

2 pm

Take a break from the Monroe Street Festival action and bring the kids to Mystery to Me for a wonderful storytime with author Linda Vander Heyden.  Linda will read from her newest book Hannah's Tall Order: An A to Z Sandwich

Hannah is feeling just a bit peckish and knows exactly what she want to eat: an A to Z sandwich on thick whole wheat break! An what does an A to Z sandwich consist of? How about Avocados, Bean spouts, Carrots galore! and then Dill pickles, Egg salad, and of course the Figs that Hannah adores. But will Mr. McDougal have all the ingredients he needs to complete Hannah's tall order? 

This playful text is written in bouncing rhyme and takes readers through the alphabet, with illustrations that will entertain children and adults alike!

Author Linda Vander Heyden is the author of Mr. McGinty's Monarchs and A Horse Named Jack. She understands Hannah's obsession with the perfect sandwich -- she remembers racing home from high school to lunch hour to make grilled cheese sandwiches before rushing back to class. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and two horses! 

 


Sunday, September 23rd
Agatha Christie Book Club

3 pm

Wednesday, September 26th
Mystery to Me Bookclub

6 pm

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley 

Thursday, September 27th
Pulitzer Prize Winner Carolyn Fraser, "Prairie Fires"

6 pm -- Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Book Festival and Friends of the UW Library Present Carolyn Fraser

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the "Little House on the Prairie" books.

Millions of readers of "Little House on the Prairie" believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.


October

Tuesday, October 02nd
Doug Moe interviews Jen Rubin -- "We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood"

7 pm

we are stayingAbout the Book

We Are Staying tells about the rise, struggles and fall of a store named Radio Clinic across decades, and about the family that owned it. It is a small business story and a story about a shop owner that keeps on going despite the odds. It is an immigrant story, a grandfather-father-daughter story, a story of the unique character a family business brings to a neighborhood, and a reflection on what has been lost as stores like these disappear.  


About the Author

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Jen Rubin (author page) is a former New Yorker living in Madison, WI. An obsessive maker of mixed tapes and quite possibly the best challah baker in town, she has worked for social change throughout her career. Jen leads storytelling workshops around Madison, co-produces the Moth StorySlam in Madison, and teaches the occasional social policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work.  She also works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Sunday, October 07th
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen

Monday, October 08th
Jerry Apps for "Simple Things" at the Middleton Public Library

7 pm

Please visit the Middleton Public Library event site for details. Just click here

In this collection of thoughtful essays, Apps holds each everyday item up to the light for a closer look, plumbing his memories for the deeper meanings of these objects that share the values instilled in him during his rural boyhood in the 1940s and 1950s. He concludes that people who had the opportunity to grow up on family farms gained useful skills, important knowledge, and lifelong values that serve them well throughout their lives. Apps captures and shares those things for people who remember them and for those who never had the benefit of living on a small farm. The Simple Things is the fourth in the Society Press's quaint collection of Apps farm memoirs, which also include: The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters; Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy's Reflections on Water; Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir.

These books have also inspired several Wisconsin Public Television documentaries, including A Farm Story with Jerry Apps, The Land with Jerry Apps and A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps. 

Tuesday, October 09th
Erin Clune: "How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping With a New Reality"

7 pm

A Wisconsin Book Festival event!

Please reserve a seat for this event by clicking here.

LeaveAbout the Book

When Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys said that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere, they probably weren't talking about whatever suburb you used to make fun of. Because it's hard to "make it" without world-class museums and gourmet food trucks. Erin Clune regales readers with priceless stories of her own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin, and provides a jocular but useful guide- for anyone leaving, or thinking about leaving, their own personal mecca- to finding contentment while staying true to yourself in a place far, far away from The City. 



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About Erin Clune

From Clune's author page:

Erin Clune is a freelance writer and humorist. She has a doctorate in American history from NYU, which looks fancy on the wall of her home office. Locally, she writes about cocktails and that's exactly as awesome as it sounds. Other stuff on her author site includes published funnies, narrative essays, random click bait lists, and grouchy feminist tirades.

Thursday, October 11th
Kathleen Ernst discusses her newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, "The Lacemaker's Secret"

6:30 pm

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Come meet Mystery to Me's best-selling author, Kathleen Ernst.

About the new book

Curator Chloe Ellefson needs distraction from the unsettling family secret she's just learned. It doesn't help that her boyfriend, Roelke McKenna, has been troubled for weeks and won't say why. Chloe hopes a consulting job at Green Bay's Heritage Hill Historical Park, where an old Belgian-American farmhouse is being restored, will be a relaxing escape. Instead she discovers a body in a century-old bake oven.

Chloe's research suggests that a rare and valuable piece of lace made its way to nearby Door County, Wisconsin, with the earliest Belgian settlers. More importantly, someone is desperate to find it. Inspired by a courageous Belgian woman who survived cholera, famine, and the Great Fire, Chloe must untangle clues to reveal secrets old and new . . . before the killer strikes again. 


About the AuthorKathleenErnst

Emmy Award-winner Kathleen Ernst is the bestselling author of 36 published mysteries, historical fiction, and non-fiction history books for adults and young readers. Kathleen's most recent adult book is Mining For Justice, her eighth Chloe Ellefson mystery. A reviewer for Mystery Scene Magazine wrote: "I was captivated by this novel. Ernst holds all the story threads in her hands lightly, providing the right doses of suspense, danger, and mystery in the right amounts at the right times." And Joanne Berg, owner of Mystery to Me, just read Lacemaker's Secret and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Belgian immigration in Wisconsin -- "and the mystery was top-notch too!" 


Thursday, October 11th
David Quammen, "Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life" -- A Wisconsin Book/Science Festival Event

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Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum

6 pm

In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field--the study of life's diversity and relatedness at the molecular level--is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. It turns out that HGT has been widespread and important. For instance, we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection--a type of HGT.

In The Tangled Tree David Quammen, "one of that rare breed of science journalists who blends exploration with a talent for synthesis and storytelling" ( Nature), chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them--such as Carl Woese, the most important little-known biologist of the twentieth century; Lynn Margulis, the notorious maverick whose wild ideas about "mosaic" creatures proved to be true; and Tsutomu Wantanabe, who discovered that the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a direct result of horizontal gene transfer, bringing the deep study of genome histories to bear on a global crisis in public health.

"Quammen is no ordinary writer. He is simply astonishing, one of that rare class of writer gifted with verve, ingenuity, humor, guts, and great heart" ( Elle). Now, in The Tangled Tree, he explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognitions about the tangled tree of life--including where we humans fit upon it. Thanks to new technologies such as CRISPR, we now have the ability to alter even our genetic composition--through sideways insertions, as nature has long been doing. The Tangled Tree is a brilliant guide to our transformed understanding of evolution, of life's history, and of our own human nature.

Friday, October 12th
Erle Ellis, author of "Life in the Anthropocene" - A Wisconsin Book/Science Festival Event

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2 pm

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery - De Luca Forum

"Humanity's impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, and the mass extinction of species - changes that have left a mark in the geological record of the rocks. Yet, the proposal for a new unit of geological time - the Anthropocene Epoch - has raised debate far beyond geological circles. The Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative of the relationship between humans and nature."--Book flap.

Saturday, October 13th
Governor Tommy Thompson and Doug Moe discuss -- "Tommy: A Journey of a Lifetime"

Noon -- Madison Public Library

A Wisconsin Book Festival Event

The many facets of Tommy G. Thompson―small-town grocer's son, brash campaigner with a common touch, shrewd political strategist, savvy policy wonk, and ebullient promoter of Wisconsin―come across vividly in these pages. Thompson, with journalist Doug Moe, traces his journey from boyhood to politics to the world stage, including his unprecedented four terms as Wisconsin governor, his service as a cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush, and his continuing work in global efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Personal and revealing stories punctuate the biographical details and policy discussions. Here is Tommy as a young man, just happening to be on the National Mall in 1964 when Dr. Martin Luther King told the nation "I have a dream." Here is Tommy as Wisconsin governor, struggling to start a Harley-Davidson motorcycle before leading "a pack of Hell's Republicans" on a ride through the state. Here is Tommy in Washington after the 9/11 attacks, slipping out of a secure bunker (in defiance of orders) to aid the emergency medical response.

Thompson speaks candidly of his achievements and regrets, including his involvement with welfare reform, school choice, land conservancy, prisons, the financing of Miller Park, stem cell research, and health insurance.

Saturday, October 13th
Wisconsin Science Festival Events

Visit Wisconsin Book/Science Festival website for detailed information.

All events are held in the DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (unless otherwise noted)

11 am -- Heather Swan, Where Honeybees Thrive

1 pm -- Jeff Bercovici, Play On

2 pm -- Brantley Hargrove, Man Who Caught the Storm (Orchard View Room, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery)

3 pm -- Johann Hari, Lost Connections

4 pm -- Scott Spoolman, Wisconsin State Parks

5 pm -- Nate Blakeslee, American Wolf

6 pm -- Vince Beiser, The World in a Grain

7 pm -- Mark Kurlansky, Milk

8 pm -- Cynthia Graber & Nicola Twilley, Gastropod Live!  A live performance of the podcast "Gastropod"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 24th
Mystery to Me Book Club

6:00 pm

River of Darkness by Rennie Airth

Thursday, October 25th
A Celebration of "Rosebud" moderated by Doug Moe

7 pm

Join Publisher and Managing Editor Rod Clark and FIVE contributors to the latest issue of Rosebud #64 -- F.J. Bergmann, Tom Boswell, Marshall Cook, James P. Roberts and Steve Tomasko -- as they read from their published pieces, plus one other (short piece in a very special night of Rosebud magic. Also featured will be a tribute to the late R. Virgil Ellis, a mainstay during the lifetime of Rosebud, serving as Poetry Editor, Art Director and Web Author. 

Friday, October 26th
Doug Moe Interviews Marshall Cook about "Glorious"

6:30 pm

Interview by Doug Moe

gloriousAbout Glorious

“Marshall Cook has created a glorious cast of characters inhabiting a small Wisconsin town, from the joke-cracking radio DJ to the married owners of a diner. Beneath the surface of a town known for its Polar Plunge and Cow Chip Toss, readers will discover love and heartbreak, secrets from the past, the battle between the sexes, and even a dog named Frederick Douglass. With echoes of Sherwood Anderson and William Faulkner, Marshall Cook gives us America—and ourselves.” - Emily Auerbach

About Marshall Cook

Creative writing professor at UW-Madison, Marshall Cook is the author of several nonfiction books on various topics, and a new series of light mysteries, the Monona Quinncook mysteries. Marshall J. Cook taught for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for thirty years and often speaks at conferences nationwide. He has published several books on stress management and has been a guest on Oprah to discuss the topic. Marshall edits Extra Innings, an online newsletter for writers. He has authored thirty books and hundreds of magazine articles. Marshall holds his BA in creative writing and his MA in communications from Stanford University. He has been married to Ellen since 1968, and they have one son, Jeremiah. When not writing, Marshall likes to read, jog, lift weights, and talk back to the television (not all at the same time). He is a passionate minor league baseball fan, drives the back roads, and eats in small town cafes.

 

Saturday, October 27th
Andy Rash reads "Unstinky"!

2 pm

BRING THE KIDS!

Andy Rash is awesome. And his new book is Unstinky!

What’s a stinkbug to do if it can’t make a stink? 

Andy Rash brings the laughs in this humorous story of a stinkbug who can't stink.
Bud is a happy stinkbug, except when it comes to stinking contests.He always seems to lose to champions like P. U. Bottoms, Lord Stinkington, and The Fumigator. Every time they make smells like OUTHOUSE, GYM SOCK, and ARMPIT, poor Bud ends up smelling like FLOWERS, or FRESH-BAKED BREAD, or CANDY CANE. Stinking just isn't Bud's THING. But what IS his thing?
With an ending as fresh as a daisy, and funnier than any funny smell, Andy Rash puts a hilarious spin on a tale of following your nose to happiness.

 

 Andy Rash was born on a mountain top in Tennessee, educated in the swamps of Georgia and the canyons of New York, and lives with his family in Milwaukee. He has illustrated for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker. He writes and illustrates children's books. 

Sunday, October 28th
Trick or Treat on Monroe Street!

Noon - 4 pm

Kids - swing by our store for a Halloween treat!

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November

Friday, November 02nd
Mindy Mejia, Kate Moretti and Mary Kubica

7 pm

Three authors, three new mystery books!

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here

TraceAbout Leave No Trace - Mindy Mejia (author page)

There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world.

 

bonesAbout In Her Bones - Kate Moretti (author page)

 Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered...



 

lightsAbout When the Lights Go Out - Mary Kubica (author page)

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known. Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

Sunday, November 04th
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell

Sunday, November 04th
Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek! Celebrate Two New Books

11 am

Winter is Here

From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall, this picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.

 

 

 

 

 

Parade of Elephants
Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 08th
Poetry with Guy Thorvaldsen -- "Going to Miss Myself When I'm Gone"

7 pm

Guy Thorvaldsen's poetry has appeared in, among others, Aligator Juniper, Forge, Gulfstreawm, Magma 69, Zone 3, Verse Wisconsin, and Poet Lore. His first full-length book, Going to Miss Myself When I'm Gone came out in October 2017 through Aldrich Press. He received his MFA from Vermont College and teaches writing at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a journeyman carpenter, husband, father, and contributing poet/essayist for community radio. 

"Guy Thorvaldsen's craftsmanship is flawless. His insights are judicious; his perceptions are fine; his voice is excellent, sonorous, controlled; his observations are precise and clear; his dramas compelling. What is unique herre is the love this poet has for the world he finds himself in, and the power that love has to make each encounter in these poems numinous and full of grace." -- Vijay Seshadri 2016 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry

 

Tuesday, November 13th
Margaret George discusses "Splendor Before the Dark"

7 pm

Ascending to the throne was only the beginning… Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history.

With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned.

But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero’s complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace–and the politicians… 

For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome’s–and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible. 

Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court, or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world had ever known.

About the Author

Margaret George is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels of biographical historical fiction, including The Confessions of Young Nero; Elizabeth I; Helen of Troy; Mary, Called Magdalene; The Memoirs of Cleopatra; Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

Wednesday, November 14th
Stu Levitan, "Madison in the Sixties" -- at the Middleton Public Library

7 pm at the Middleton Public Library -- sign-up is required. Please link to the library's site here.

An engrossing time-machine for readers, Madison in the Sixties details the ten tumultuous years that changed Madison, WI and its Big 10 university forever, including civil rights and anti-war movements, the drama of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace proposal, major public works projects, the economic and cultural impact of Baby Boomers, and more.

Stu Levitan has been a mainstay of Madison media and government since 1975. An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, he has written extensively for local and national programs on radio and television. In addition to Madison: The Illustrated Sesquicentennial History, Vol. 1, Levitan has written numerous magazine and newspaper features on the history of Madison and the UW for On Wisconsin, Isthmus, The Capital Times and Madison Magazine. This fall he hosts a WORT radio podcast about Madison history. 

 

Friday, November 16th
Allen Eskens: "The Shadows We Hide"

7 pm

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About the Book

In this sequel to the national bestseller The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert returns to investigate the murder of the father he never knew, and to reckon with his own family's past. Full of childhood dreams about who his father might have been, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town's residents have much to say about his father's murder-other than that it was long overdue. Joe discovers that his father was a loathsome man who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife's inheritance after she, too, passed away--an inheritance that may now be his.     

About the Author

Allen Eskens (author page) is the bestselling author of The Life We BuryThe Guise of AnotherThe Heavens May FallThe Deep Dark Descending, and The Shadows We Hide. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and Audie Award. His books have been translated into 21 languages and his novel, The Life We Bury is in development for a feature film.

Allen has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school, he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University-Mankato, as well as the Loft Literary Center and the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival. Allen grew up on the hills of central Missouri. He now lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota where he recently retired after practicing criminal law for 25 years.

Saturday, November 17th
READERS BEWARE!! Author Jon Etter discusses his new middle grade novel "A Dreadful Fairy Book"

3 pm -- Bring the kids! 

Author Jon Etter has written a middle-grade comedy/fantasy reluctantly narrated by the prim-and-proper Quentin Q. Quacksworth. A Dreadful Fairy Book follows the adventure of Shade, a grumpy, bookish sprite who would rather spend her time inside reading instead of flying, playing acorn-toss, or helping with Grand Projects like her fellow sprites in Pleasant Hollow. When her house burns down, she reluctantly goes on a quest to find a legendary library. Along the way she meets and teams up with a variety of misfit fairies, including a dandy troll who refuses to live under bridges, a questing beast who doesn't like to be chased, a card-sharping brownie who doesn't do homework, and amute, kleptomaniac pixie, and must face all manner of perils including goblin gangs, giant rats, and a hideously scarred elf noblewoman who wants her dead. Thrilling adventure and laugh-out-loud funny for ALL AGES!

“Jon Etter brings a down-to-earth humanity and wry wit to his writing, giving even his most fantastic tales heart and laughs.” —Hy Bender, author of The Sandman Companion and contributing humor writer for The New York Times, Mad Magazine, Spy, and American Film. 

Thursday, November 22nd
Closed all day for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We're closed all day, but open again tomorrow, Friday November 23!

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Saturday, November 24th
Small Business Saturday

More information to follow soon!

Small Business Saturday

Wednesday, November 28th
Mystery to Me Book Club

6:00 pm

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

December

Sunday, December 02nd
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

Friday, December 07th
Holiday Glow on Monroe
Saturday, December 08th
Holiday Glow on Monroe
Sunday, December 09th
Maddy Hunter -- "Catch Me if Yukon"

3 pm

 

As tour escort Emily Miceli leads her globetrotting band of Iowa seniors into the wilds of Alaska, she discovers that in the land of the midnight sun, grizzlies aren’t the only killers on the prowl. When a tour member turns up dead on a mountainous hiking trail, Emily blames herself for the mishap, until she learns that something far more sinister might be to blame. But the legend of Bigfoot is just a myth, isn’t it? From whale-watching in the glacial waters near Seward to ziplining in the primal forests of Denali, Emily finds herself locked in a game of cat and mouse with a killer who’s too clever to be mere myth.

 

Maddy Hunter has endured disastrous vacations on several continents! For more information, visit Maddy's website.