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

Room's Grand Opening Events and Prize Drawing!

In celebration of the grand opening of our new space, we're hosting two weeks of fantastic events featuring award-winning, world renowned authors, including Michael Perry, Chris Cleave, and Kevin Henkes, as well as up-and-coming new talent like David Pratt, Mark Zubro, and Antoine Wilson. We are thrilled to welcome them in our store and hope to see many of you here, enjoying the bigger and better event space!

As a thank you to everyone who has supported us during this transition, we will be holding a Prize drawing for a gift certificate to the store! There is no purchase necessary to enter, but we do request a limit of one entry per person. There will be a box at the front counter from October 2nd through October 12th, and one lucky winner will get a $100 certificate to the store!

WisCon: The World's Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention!

WisCon is the world's leading feminist science fiction convention, held every year over Memorial Day weekend. WisCon
encourages discussion and debate of ideas relating to feminism,
gender, race and class. WisCon welcomes writers, editors and artists
whose work explores these themes as well as their many fans. We have
panel discussions, academic presentations, and readings as well as many
other uncategorizable events. WisCon is primarily a book-oriented
convention... with an irrepressible sense of humor.

Register for World Book Night!

Join Us for World Book Night!

A Room of One's Own Bookstore is pleased to announce that we will serve as a distribution point for World Book Night!

One million free books, representing 30 titles, will given away by 50,000 volunteer book lovers across the U.S. on World Book Night - April 23, 2012.

World Book Night graphic with moon in eclipse, April 23 2012

Read more about the process at the WBN website,

This event is free for anyone who wants to participate! All you have to do is sign up (here is the registration link), choose from the list of 30 great books, and describe what institution, charity, or underprivileged group you plan to donate 20 free copies of that book, and why! Then, in mid-April, stop by Room to pick up the 20 copies you plan to donate, and take them to be given out to their new owners.

The registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers is open through February 1, 2012.

Wisconsin Book Festival!

A Room of One's Own will once again be hosting events for the Wisconsin Book Festival! You can see the full schedule of events taking place all over downtown at will find our friendly faces selling books offsite at some of these events--please say hello if you see us!

We hope to see you for the readings we are hosting in the store, too! For a complete description of each event, please see the Festival Guide. Please call the store with any questions at 608-257-7888! Below you'll find the schedule of in-store events for the Book Festival.

Wednesday, October 19


Thursday, October 20


Friday, October 21


Saturday, October 22


Sunday October 23

Wisdom's Kiss Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780547566870
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 13th, 2011

Good Graces Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780525952381
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dutton Adult - September 1st, 2011

Wingshooters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936070718
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - February 8th, 2011

As If a Bird Flew by Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573661645
Availability: Special Order
Published: F2c - September 8th, 2011

The Oracle of Stamboul Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062012104
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - August 30th, 2011

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425240830
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - May 3rd, 2011

Apple: A Global History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781861898487
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reaktion Books - October 15th, 2011

The Orchard: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446584692
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 1st, 2011

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590787083
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 1st, 2010

Bluefish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763653347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 13th, 2011

Miracle Beach Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780451233820
Availability: Special Order
Published: New American Library - August 2nd, 2011

On Maggie's Watch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425236789
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Publishing Group - November 2nd, 2010

Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781450258739
Availability: Special Order
Published: - October 1st, 2010

Last Seen Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780299282943
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 10th, 2011

Maxwell Street Days Annual Used Book Sale!

It's that time of year again! Maxwell Street Days is July 15, 16, & 17, and A Room of One's Own will once again be selling awesome used books at incredibly low prices! We are asking for your donation of used books to help us through the summer!

several women in a black and white photo standing around a table of books and smiling

WisCon Reception and Guest of Honor Reading

A Room of One's Own is once again proud to host WisCon for the reading and
reception that kicks off the convention!

The Reception will begin at 6pm
at A Room of One's Own with refreshments in the store, then we welcome WisCon's
fabulous Guest of Honor Nisi Shawl for a reading of her Tiptree Award-winning
work, which will begin at 6:30, followed by a book signing.

Filter House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933500195
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aqueduct Press - August 1st, 2008

Wisconsin Book Festival

A Room of One's Own Bookstore is proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. We host many talented authors for readings during the Fest, and look for our table at events in other WBF venues!

Food For Thought Festival

Once again, Room will be among the vendors at the annual Food for Thought Festival! You can learn more about the festival and find a full schedule of events at the REAP website,

12th Annual REAP Food for Thought Festival
September 24-25 2010
in Madison WI on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

WisCon Guest of Honor Reading and Reception

A Room of One's Own welcomes WisCon, the world's foremost feminist science fiction convention, for its 34th year by hosting a reception. This year's Guests of Honor, Nnedi Okorafor and Mary Anne Mohanraj, will give a reading in the store. Come by and mingle, enjoy the snacks and refreshments provided by A Room of One's Own, and help us kick off the convention in style!

Patrick Rothfuss Author Reading

Come see Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of The Name of the Wind give a reading WisCon weekend! This event is free and open to the general public. For more information, see Pat's facebook event to RSVP!

The Name of the Wind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Daw Books - April 1st, 2008


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