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Joanne Boyer, author of Wisdom of Progressive Voices

photo of Joanne Boyer, a middle-aged woman with white hair and glasses, wearing a white and orange floral print shirt and smilingThe first edition in The Wisdom Voices Book Series, Wisdom of Progressive Voices presents biographical sketches and important quotations from some of the most inspirational figures in our history. 

Wisdom of Progressive Voices reminds us that progressives today should see themselves as the next generation of an American bloodline of progressivism that began with our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents in this country. This book provides an historical perspective on those wonderful progressives who have fought the good fight from the advent of the American Progressive Movement onward. Readers can enjoy profiles on many of America’s most articulate leaders who never lost sight of the struggle for social justice, workers’ rights, a clean environment and a world in which peace – not war – is the norm. 

Wisdom of Progressive Voices by Joanne Boyer

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'Birds of a Feather' Poetry Reading!

"Birds of a Feather" features three Wisconsin poets and their new collections of poetry!!

Join BJ Best, Andrea Potos, and Sandy Stark for a fabulous night as these poets take flight with their poetry!

David Levinson, author of Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins

David Levinson will give an exciting reading and discussion of his new book Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins at A Room of One's Own. Come learn about the best approach to volunteering and pick the author's brain on the suggestions he has for volunteers and the organizations who need them.

Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch In, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594630729
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hudson Street Press - October 7th, 2010

Gay Men's Book Club

The Gay Men's Book Club will read and discuss Gay Bar by Will Fellows. Get 10% off the cover price when you mention the book club!

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Gay Bar: The Fabulous, True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s Cover Image
ISBN: 9780299248505
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 7th, 2010

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, http://www.reapfoodgroup.org

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

Bill Lueders, author of Watchdog: 25 Years of Muckraking and Rabblerousing

Bill Lueders will read from and sign his brand new book, Watchdog: 25 Years of Muckraking and Rabblerousing.

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ISBN: 9780979047558
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Published: Jones Books - September 17th, 2010

Colleen Madden of APT reads from Katie Green's novel Deborah Whitney of Shady Flat

Colleen Madden of American Players Theater and reader of the audiobook version of Katie Green's Deborah Whitney of Shady Flat will give a dramatic reading of the novel.

Domo Geshe Rinpoche, founder of White Conch Dharma Center

Join Domo Geshe Rinpoche for a reading, discussion and book signing. She is the author of Red Lotus: Buddhist Wisdom and Mystery of Emptiness and Love.

Bio: The 9th Domo Geshe Rinpoche is a reincarnate Lama of the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Accomplished in extensive training and retreats, she teaches Vajrayana/Mahayana Buddhism and gives many retreats.

Pat Dillon and Lynne Diebel, authors of Green Travel Guide to Southern Wisconsin

Join authors Pat Dillon and Lynne Diebel for a reading and book signing of their new book, Green Travel Guide to Southern Wisconsin published by the UW Press!

Green Travel Guide to Southern Wisconsin: Environmentally and Socially Responsible Travel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780299235444
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 30th, 2010


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