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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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Arcade Publishing - October 10th, 2017

Ann Leckie, author of Provenance and Ancillary Justice

A Room of One's Own is excited to welcome Ann Leckie, author of the new novel Provenance and the multiple-award-winning Ancillary Justice trilogy!

Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with Provenance, an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright.

Provenance Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316388672
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - September 26th, 2017

Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother's Hands

Resmaa Menakem author photo

A Room of One's Own Bookstore is proud to welcome Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942094470
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017

Richard Davidson, author of Altered Traits

A Room of One's Own is honored to welcome the inimitable Richard Davidson for a reading and booksigning from his new book, Altered Traits.

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399184383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

Book Launch for Paul Buhle, author of Johnny Appleseed

Paul Buhle Author Photo

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome local author Paul Buhle for the launch of his latest graphic novel, Johnny Appleseed!

Johnny Appleseed Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683960447
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fantagraphics Books - September 5th, 2017

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