Several authors/speakers (often mostly off-site, as in WisCon or WI Book Festival).

Wisconsin Book Festival

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A Room of One's Own will once again be everywhere during the Book Festival! You can find dozens of excellent Book Fest events in our store, at Madison Central Library, and at other locations around the city! Check out the WI Book Festival Schedule to plan your highlights!

Wisconsin Book Festival October 16-19

A Room of One's Own is honored once again to participate in the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find many talented authors in our store and around downtown! Don't forget to say hello to us at the Bookseller's Lounge at the Madison Central Library!

In addition to the many wonderful offsite events, we are delighted to host a number of events in our store! We are thrilled to welcome the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Art, and Letters's contest winners on Friday night at 5:30pm. Poet Lauren Alleyne joins us to share her poems of self-discovery Difficult Fruit on Saturday morning at 11am. Madisonian Bridget Birdsall celebrates the release of her brand new young adult novel Double Exposure, following the life of intersex kid Alyx Atlas as she moves house with her mother and starts her life over, this time reflecting her true identity as a girl. Novelist Rachel Pastan takes us to the flip side of du Maurier's Rebecca in her lyrical murder mystery Alena on Saturday evening at 5:30pm.

From Wisconsin Book Festival Director Conor Moran:

Earlier this year, we told you to mark your calendars for October 16th-19th.  Now you can start filling them in with all of the wonderful events you want to attend.  The lineup for our fall celebration is complete.  We are incredibly excited about the more than 60 events we will host over another excellent four days.

This year, we will continue to offer great events, featuring local literary talents alongside national voices.  From Thursday through Sunday, you can see a wide range of authors across multiple genres.  You can attend event with established authors like mystery writer Deborah Crombie, Wisconsin's own Michael Perry, or journalist and memoirist, Gail Sheehy, whose book Passages was a national bestseller and was named one of the 10 most influential books of the 20th century.  Or seek out some of the emerging voices at this year's festival by attending the Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading, June Melby's reading from her touching Wisconsin memoir, My Family and Other Hazards, or the How to Sell Your Novel panel.  Looking for great fiction?  You'll want to save the day on Saturday when we have novelists and short story writers reading from 10:30 AM until 8:30 PM. Interested in poetry, performance, or photography?  We have wonderful events lined up every day throughout the festival!


We are delighted to be co-hosting many events alongside the Wisconsin Science Festival this year.  Our concurrent festivals will offer some outstanding science programming at Central Library and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.  Former US Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, will show us how the government can create a more Innovative State. UW Professor, Jordan Ellenberg, will teach us How Not to Be Wrong.  Terese Allen, Ron Faiola, and many other Wisconsin authors & scientists will serve up the Science of the Supper Club.

For a full schedule of events, check out the Wisconsin Book Festival website!!

Difficult Fruit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781845232276
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peepal Tree Press - February 1st, 2014

Double Exposure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629146065
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Published: Sky Pony Press - November 11th, 2014

Alena Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781594632471
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Books - January 23rd, 2014

WisCon Reception & Guest of Honor Readings: N.K. Jemisin & Hiromi Goto

A Room of One's Own is once again thrilled to welcome members of
the feminist science fiction convention WisCon to Madison! We are
honored to participate in the Dealer's Room and also to host the kickoff
event of the convention, a reception and reading by this year's Guests
of Honor, N. K. Jemisin and Hiromi Goto.


The reception begins at 6:00pm, and the reading will begin at 6:30! 

The reception and reading at Room is open to the public and is
the first taste of a weekend-long event, for which you must be
registered to attend. To learn more about WisCon, or to register
yourself for the con, see!



The Killing Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012

Chorus of Mushrooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781927063484
Availability: Special Order
Published: NeWest Press - April 30th, 2014

Indies First: Meet Your Local Authors! Plus Holiday Sales at Room

The Year of Billy Miller Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062268129
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 17th, 2013

The Conditions of Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455519750
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 14th, 2013

But Not for Long Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312655310
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - September 28th, 2010

Sea Creatures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062219602
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperTorch - July 30th, 2013

Personal Effects Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763655273
Availability: Special Order
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

WI Book Festival

A Room of One's Own is once again pleased to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find amazing Wisconsin authors reading and signing books all over town, including here at Room and at the beautiful new Downtown Central Library!

Literacy Network's Annual Canterbury Run/Walk for Literacy!

A Room of One's Own is proud to support one of Madison's longstanding events in support of literacy!

The 22nd Annual Literacy Network Run/Walk is set for Sunday, September 22, starting at 10:30am.

Offsite: National Women's Music Festival

A Room of One's Own will once again be tabling in the vendor's room at National Women's Music Festival! Check out the fabulous music!
The National Women’s Music Festival is produced by Women In the Arts, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. The 2013 National Women’s Music Festival — the 37th — will be held at the Marriott Madison West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562, on July 4-7.

National Veterans for Peace Convention Annual Poetry Readings

Madison: You are invited to join participants from across the country attending the National Veterans for Peace Convention! A Room of One's Own will host the Annual Poetry Reading in association with the Convention--this reading is free and open to the public.

Isthmus Green Day

Isthmus Green Day is annual event that celebrates sustainability, healthy living and community by uniting organizations, speakers, businesses and activities. This eco-celebration features the best eco-friendly for-and-non-profit businesses and organizations; qualified, knowledgeable and entertaining speakers and green professionals; plus fun, sustainable activities for the whole family.

Wisconsin Book Festival

Every year, A Room of One's Own proudly partners with the Wisconsin Book Festival to host readings in our store and provide books for events all around the city. To find a full schedule of events, locations, and times, please check the WI Book Festival website!


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