Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Book Signings & Author Events

We are really lucky to have so much going on this month. This time last year, the Oak Street construction started and that was pretty much the end of business. V E R Y slow and boring months followed. Well, a year later, we are hopping!

On this Saturday, March 13th at 2:00 o'clock, we look forward to hosting local author and potter, Casey Willems as he discusses and signs his novel "On The Run." Mr. Williams' novel is the moving coming-of- age story of Frans, a twelve-year-old boarding school student taking care of a band of ponies in 1944, when an American airman is shot down over occupied Holland. Frans rescues Bill. While trying to bring him to a safe place, they are both nearly captured by the Germans. This book tells how people survived the occupation, the hunger winter, separation, displacement, and the loss of family, friends and homes. It is a story of friendships, of people taking care of each other.

Next Saturday, March 20th, at 4 o'clock, author Erin Akey will be discussing and signing her book "After The Rain." Ms. Akey's work details the journey of one family's survival after one of the most devastating and destructive natural disasters in this country's history. However, this is not just a story of desperation but also of conquest. Despite the misery and heartache, Erin's story has a wonderful and exciting conclusion and the anticipation of a wonderful future filled with happiness and service to those who find themselves in circumstances similar to those she and her family faced.

Cornell P. Landry, author of the wildly popular children's book "Goodnight NOLA", will be signing and discussing his book on Saturday, March 27th at 11:00 a.m. Goodnight NOLA is a lovable tribute to things unique to New Orleans. People of all ages will enjoy this rhythmic salute to red beans and rice, po'boys, celebrated chefs, music, historic landmarks, the sporting scene and many other features of the Crescent City. An excellent introduction for young children and a wonderful souvenir.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Book Reading Tomorrow

Zoe from Oak Street Cafe is going to be doing a fabulous reading of "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss, tomorrow, Friday at 10:30 a.m.

See you there!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Overflowing stacks!

“It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting!” Agatha Christie.

How did I get so many Mysteries/Thrillers?

Buy 2 get 1 free for the rest of the week!