Non-Fiction

How to Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson

This is a spectacular book detailing the history of idleness and its progressive quashing by the powers that be drawing us away from the fabulous idle pursuits of sleep, musing, meditation, sick days, and the pleasures of the pub.

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$13.99
ISBN: 9780060779696
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 24th, 2007

The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

Learn more than you ever thought about trees and one unusual crusader for the last of the biggest trees on Earth.

The Man Who Planted Trees is both a fascinating investigation
into the world of trees and the inspiring story of one man’s quest to
help save the planet.

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ISBN: 9781400069064
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Spiegel & Grau - April 17th, 2012

Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

My favorite food blog, now a beautiful cookbook! The Smitten Kitchen is always my go-to blog for great recipes, especially for baking and rich, beautiful main courses. This book includes one of my new favorite recipes, Mushroom Bourguignon.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780307595652
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 30th, 2012

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!

Favorite Recent Reads from Nancy

Here are some books Nancy recommends!

Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590309636
Availability: Backordered
Published: Shambhala Publications - October 9th, 2012

The Sense of an Ending Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307947727
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Published: Vintage Books - May 29th, 2012

The Upright Piano Player Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307743329
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor Books - June 5th, 2012

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439190142
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 9th, 2012

The Women Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143116479
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2009

Jill Muehrcke, author of Waking Up Happy

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome local author Jill Muehrcke for a reading and book signing at our store! The reading begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 4th

Waking Up Happy: A Handbook of Change with Memoirs of Recovery & Hope Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781468126358
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 13th, 2012

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781439170915
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 9th, 2011

Michael Perry, Author of Visiting Tom

A Room of One's Own is heartily pleased to welcome acclaimed local author, EMT, musician, and funny man Michael Perry back for a reading in our new store! Perry will bring his wit, warmth, and wisdom to his not-to-be-missed show, reading from his latest book Visiting Tom, hot off the presses and on sale in our store now.

Michael Perry, grinning and standing in front of an askew wood shed

Michael Perry: Photo by Andi Stempniak

 

In Population: 485, Michael Perry introduced us to New Auburn, Wisconsin, and the raging fires, smelt feeds, and car wrecks that brought him back to his hometown as a firefighter and EMT. Truck: A Love Story took us on a yearlong ride as Perry struggled to fix his 1951 International pickup and sort out his love life; in Coop, he shared the joys and challenges of putting down roots in a ramshackle farmhouse, and taking on the responsibilities of thirty-seven acres and a new baby. Now this acclaimed author returns with the tale of Tom Hartwig, an old- timer best known locally for building and firing homemade cannons in Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Seating will be first come, first served, so please plan to arrive early.

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ISBN: 9780061894442
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper - August 21st, 2012

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet is an affirmation to all of us introverts, loners, or antisocial types of varying degrees.
I wish all employers and teachers would read this book to better be able to understand all types of learners, leaders, and employees.
Even if you don't think of yourself as an introvert, maybe this book will give you some "aha!" moments in understanding behavior.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780307352149
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 24th, 2012

Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance by CrimethInc.

Ever wonder how the economy works? How capitalism functions? Where you
might be on the pyramid of society? Ever wonder how things could be
different? Find out in this handy bit of radical literature--- not for
the faint of thought (or light reading), but definitely engrossing and informative.

Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance Cover Image
By CrimethInc. (Manufactured by)
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ISBN: 9780970910172
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Crimethinc - July 1st, 2011

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