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Holiday Open House & Holiday Catalog!

Cute mouse in winter hat holding stack of books. Text says Give Books

It's time for our annual holiday open house! Coinciding with Small Business Saturday, we stretch the celebration (and deals) from Friday through Sunday, too!

From Friday through Sunday, enjoy delicious refreshments, 15% off all planners and calendars!

Beginning Friday as long as supplies last, enjoy a free Book Lover's page-a-day calendar when you spend $75+ in the store!

Thisbe Nissen, author of Our Lady of the Prairie

A Room of One's Own is happy to welcome Thisbe Nissen, author of Our Lady of the Prairie!

Our Lady of the Prairie Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328662071
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 23rd, 2018

Karen Tei Yamashita, author of Letters to Memory

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome acclaimed author Karen Tei Yamashita for a reading and book signing!

Letters to Memory Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781566894876
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - September 12th, 2017

I Hotel Cover Image
By Karen Tei Yamashita, Leland Wong (Illustrator), Sina Grace (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781566892391
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - June 1st, 2010

Brazil-Maru Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894845
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - September 12th, 2017

Tropic of Orange Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894869
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - September 12th, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Minnich, author of The Evil of Banality

A Room of One's Own welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Minnich for a reading and book signing from her latest book, The Evil of Banality. Whet your appetite for this event by checking out this interview with Dr. Minnich in The Progressive.

The Evil of Banality: On the Life and Death Importance of Thinking Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781442276307
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - December 7th, 2016

Molly Patterson, author of Rebellion

A Room of One's Own proudly welcomes Wisconsin author Molly Patterson for a reading and booksigning from her novel Rebellion!

Book Launch for Heather Swan, author of Where Honeybees Thrive

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome local author Heather Swan for a book launch reading from her new book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field!

Colony Collapse Disorder, ubiquitous pesticide use, industrial agriculture, habitat reduction—these are just a few of the issues causing unprecedented trauma in honeybee populations worldwide. In this artfully illustrated book, Heather Swan embarks on a narrative voyage to discover solutions to—and understand the sources of—the plight of honeybees.

Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780271077413
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penn State University Press - October 31st, 2017

Alex Lemon, author of Feverland

A Room of One's Own is pleased to welcome Alex Lemon, author of the memoir Feverland, for a reading and book signing!

Alex Lemon is a poet and the author of two works of nonfiction: Happy, selected by Kirkus as one of the best memoirs of 2010, and Feverland: A Memoir in Shards, forthcoming in 2017. His collections of poems include The Wish Book and Fancy Beasts; a fifth, Or Beauty, is also forthcoming. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University and is Associate Professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he lives.

Feverland: A Memoir in Shards Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313362
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 19th, 2017

Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Reading

Over thirty Madison area poets will read poems from the 2018 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. This annual event, held at Room of One’s Own, celebrates the 32nd year of publication of the calendar. Ed Wernstein and Richard Swanson edited the 2018 calendar, which is a publication of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. The reading is a wonderful opportunity to hear a variety of poetic takes on the seasons. It is also a good time to get a head start on holiday shopping. The Calendar makes great gifts.

Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

A Room of One's Own welcomes author, historian, and activist Mark Bray for a reading and book-signing from his new book, ANTIFA: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.

For the safety of the author and attendees, we will not allow large backpacks or purses in the store during this event. Please leave large bags at home.

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197036
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Melville House Publishing - August 14th, 2017

Periods Gone Public: Jennifer Weiss-Wolf & Rep. Melissa Sargent

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome menstrual activist Jennifer Weiss-Wolf and 48th Assembly District Representative Melissa Sargent for an reading and book signing of Periods Gone Public!

After millennia of being shrouded in taboo and stigma, periods have gone mainstream. A new, high-profile movement has emerged—one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy—to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity.

Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781628727975
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcade Publishing - October 10th, 2017

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