Monday, May 4, 2009

Grand Opening Get-Alongs/You Keep Telling us About Your Bookshop Love. Walk the walk!

Now begins our Boswell Book Company week of Grand Opening events. Yes, it's week-long and if our local weatherpeoples spin any kind of tale to rely on, the weather will be co-operating sublimely.

The line-up be like this:
Jane Hamilton Wednesday @ 7pm
He new book LAURA RIDERS MASTERPIECE is getting weirdly mixed reviews in the local press (and she's sorta local) which has been tempting me to give the book a look. It seems that she has remarkably ventured outside her reader's comfort zone, a quality I look for in an author.

UW-Milwaukee vs. Marquette Undergraduate Reading Series: The Inaugural Bout @ 7pm. CJ Hribal and Liam Callanan have chosen their brightest undergrad writers for this unique opportunity. To quote an authorly friend of mine, "It's amazing what not having a PH.D. can do for your writing."

Elinor Lipman, Anita Shreve & Mameve Medwed will be at Boswell's on Friday afternoon, working as booksellers. Then, after dinner they will be back at 7pm for their reading. Daniel Goldin has nicenice friends and hella connections.

To round out the festivities, Dwellephant invades Saturday @ 2pm. He has informally anointed this day as the Milwaukee Get-Along- a special event wherein creative types from all over Milwaukee will set up shop within the bookstore in support of Dwellephant's new graphic novel for all ages, MISSING THE BOAT. WMSE's Dori Zori will even be nestled cozily in the music section, spinning records. As so many of Milwaukee's unique shops and collectives shutter their doors, it is important to remember that indies of all kinds need lend support to each other. Dwellephant has also hand-painted some old hardcovers for us to promote his event which will then become part of an instore scavenger hunt and raffle. ooo-wee.

see you this week.