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How to Keep the Writing Faith: A Conversation with Jennifer Haupt and Ann Garvin

A Room of One's Own is proud to host Ann Wertz Garvin and Jennifer Haupt for a talk about strategies they use to keep writing, even when they hit brick walls. Just as important, they’ll also reveal the signs of how to tell it’s time to stop working on a book and let it breathe for a while.

I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781440595455
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - June 4th, 2016

In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771681339
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Central Avenue Publishing - April 1st, 2018

Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of The Lion's Binding Oath

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of The Lion's Binding Oath and other stories!

The Lion's Binding Oath and Other Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946395078
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Catalyst Press - June 5th, 2018

Radical Perspectives Reception and Author Talk

A Room Of One’s Own Bookstore will host an Authors Talk featuring the following authors. This event is the kick-off for “Radical Perspectives on the ‘60s & Beyond: A Teach-In and Intergenerational Dialogue”, which will be held at Union South on Saturday, June 16th. For more information about the Teach-In, please see the Facebook page about the event, or contact the organizers at radicalperspectivescoalition@gmail.com, 608-284-9082.

Featured authors:

Room's 43rd Birthday Weekend & Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day art by Carson Ellis of a Bear and a Butterfly with stacks of books and balloons

SPRING means it's time for our favorite bookish holiday, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY (Saturday, April 28th!) There will be cake, hourly raffles, sales, EXCLUSIVE IBD merch (incl. a special edition Harry Potter patch), and you'll be essential to helping us celebrate 43 years (!) of A Room of One's Own! We'd be delighted if you could come down to join us-- ONLY here, ONLY on Independent Bookstore Day!

Becky Albertalli, Katie Cotugno, and Julie Murphy

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome three authors of thoughtful young adult books, as part of the HarperCollins Epic Reads tour! Please join us in welcome a panel discussion of authors Becky Albertalli, Katie Cotugno, and Julie Murphy!

Leah on the Offbeat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062643803
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 24th, 2018

9 Days and 9 Nights Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062674098
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

Puddin' Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062418388
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 8th, 2018

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie Tie-in Edition Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062792167
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

99 Days Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062216397
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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 26th, 2016

Dumplin' Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062327192
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017

Ramona Blue Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062418364
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 8th, 2018

OFFSITE at UW: adrienne maree brown

On April 11, 2018, writer, activist, and doula adrienne maree brown will be speaking about her most recent book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds at 5pm in 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall. This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, LBGT Campus Center, Crossroads, 4W Initiative, Multicultural Student Center and the Havens Center.

A Room of One's Own Bookstore will be on site for those interested in purchasing a copy of either of brown's books for her to sign.

Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Cover Image
By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849352093
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2015

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

Michael Twitty OFFSITE at The Red Gym/UW Multicultural Student Center

The UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center is bringing Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene, to campus for a FREE, public reading, Q&A, and book signing! Join us at the MSC (2nd floor of the Red Gym) for the event! A Room of One's Own will be there with bells on selling books!

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062379290
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad - August 1st, 2017

Brice Smith, author of Lou Sullivan: Daring to Be A Man Among Men

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome Wisconsin author Brice Smith for a reading from his new biography of a Milwaukee native and trans activist Lou Sullivan: Daring to Be A Man Among Men.

Giovanna Miceli Jeffries, author of Bitter Trades

A Room of One's Own welcomes Giovanna Miceli Jeffries for an author event from her recent memoir Bitter Trades.

Feminist Faculty Book Party 2018

A Room of One's Own is honored to welcome the the fifth Annual Feminist Faculty Book Party! This year, we convene to celebrate the recently released work of Emily Callaci, Shelly Chan, Kathryn Moeller, Nicole C. Nelson, Sue Robinson, Sami Schalk, and Cherene Sherrard!

Bodyminds Reimagined: (dis)Ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780822370734
Availability: Special Order
Published: Duke University Press - March 16th, 2018

Street Archives and City Life: Popular Intellectuals in Postcolonial Tanzania (Radical Perspectives) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780822369912
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Published: Duke University Press - November 24th, 2017

Vixen Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781938769214
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Published: Autumn House - September 7th, 2017

Diaspora's Homeland: Modern China in the Age of Global Migration Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780822370543
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Published: Duke University Press - March 16th, 2018

Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780226546087
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 2nd, 2018

Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities (Communication) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781108412322
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Published: Cambridge University Press - November 30th, 2017

The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520286399
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Published: University of California Press - December 5th, 2017

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