David Leavitt, author of The Indian Clerk, will NOT be appearing at our Shorewood shop tonight, October 1, as scheduled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Wednesday, October 1 · 7:00 p.m. reading · Brookfield
The author of the The Lost Years of Merlin
introduces a new character, Basil, in Merlin's Dragon
. For middle readers. Read more.
Matt Weiland, Philip Connor and Saïd Sayrafizadeh, editor and contributors to State by State
Thursday, October 2 · 6:30 p.m. presentation (note special pre-debate time!) · Downer Ave.
Join Matt Weiland, Philip Connor and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh for a screening of the latest Out of the Book film based on State by State
. Read more.
Nancy NicholsLake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy
Monday, October 6 · 7:00 p.m. talk · Shorewood
As children growing up near Lake Michigan, Nancy Nichols and her sister, Sue, never thought about the effects pollutants in the lake could have on their health until Sue was diagnosed cancer in 1992. With little family history of the disease, Nichols vowed to find out if industrial pollutants caused her sister's and her own illnesses. The result is Lake Effect
. Read more.
Bo Ryan: Another Hill to Climb
Wednesday, October 8 · 5:30 p.m. · Signature Signing · Mequon
In his book, Ryan, who holds the second highest winning percentage
among active coaches, reflects on the hurdles and highlights that
accompanied each step up the coaching ladder. Read More.Your ticket to the signing line is included with your purchase of Another Hill To Climb at any Schwartz bookshop or our website.
Jennifer ChiaveriniThe Quilter's Kitchen
Wednesday, October 8 · 7:00 p.m. reading · Brookfield
Wisconsin author Jennifer Chiaverini returns to the world of Elm Creek for her latest, The Quilter's Kitchen
. Read more.
Bats at the Library
Wednesday, October 8 · 7:00 p.m. reading · Shorewood
Everyone will want to join in the book fest with these adorable bats created by Brian Lies (who is also the creator of Bats at the Beach
.) Milwaukee County Zoo zookeeper Rhonda Crenshaw will also be on hand with a real bat! For kids! Read more.
Izzy & Lenore
Thursday, October 9 · 7:00 p.m. reading · Brookfield
Jon Katz returns to discuss how two dogs-Izzy, a border collie eerily like his "lifetime dog," Orson, and Lenore, a jet-black Labrador retriever puppy-helped lift him from a depression he hadn't realized he was in. Read more.
co-editor of This I Believe II
Thursday, October 9 · 7:00 p.m. talk · Shorewood
The executive producer of NPR's This I Believe
will discuss the second volume of essays inspired by the program. The seventy-five works in the collection complete the thought that begins with the book's title. Read more.
Jacques PépinMore Fast Food My WayTuesday, October 14 · 3:00 p.m. · Schwartz Signature Signing · Shorewood
One of the world's best known chefs and cooking teachers, will sign his newest book, More Fast Food My Way
, the companion book to his new 26-part PBS series that offers delicious recipes that are faster, fresher and easier than ever. Read more.A ticket to the signing line is included with your copy of More Fast Food My Way when you purchase it from any Schwartz bookshop or our website.
Milwaukee Public Television Friends will be hosting Jacques Pépin on the evening of October 14. Chef Pépin will demonstrate some of his Fast Food favorites along with the service of a buffet provided by Bartolotta's. Click here
for ticket information.
Angela IannoneRehearsing with Aeschylus
Tuesday, October 14 · 7:00 p.m. program · Mequon
Meet acclaimed Milwaukee actress and director Angela Iannone, as she discusses the current Renaissance Theaterworks
production, The Persians by Aeschylus, and Rehearsing with Aeschylus
, her new book capturing her experience directing the oldest surviving play in western literature. Read more.
Tom Pilarzyk, Ph.D.Yoga Beyond Fitness
Tuesday, October 14 · 7:00 p.m. talk · Brookfield
In his book, Tom Pilarzyk, local author and yoga instructor, argues for a return to yoga's roots and offers a bridge to yoga's serious meaning for the millions who practice it for fitness but want something more. Read more.
Lenonard S. ZubrenksyLet the Hi-Jinks Begin
Tuesday, October 14 · 7:00 p.m. talk · Shorewood
Milwaukee's Len Zubrensky has written a political memoir filled with stories about his political and social relationships with senators Bill Proxmire and Gaylord Nelson, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, Mayor Frank Zeidler and many others. He'll discuss his experiences as a Democratic activist and lawyer. Labor folk singer Larry Penn will join Zubrensky at this event. Read more.
Council for Wisconsin Writers Award Winners Reading
Tuesday, October 14 · 7:00 p.m. · Downer Ave.
Winners in the 2008 CWW contest for fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their award-winning works at this Milwaukee Book Festival
event. Scheduled to read are Jean Feraca, Ben Percy, Paul Zimmer, Christi Clancy and Linda Aschbrenner.
Sophie HannahLittle Face
Wednesday, October 15 · 7:00 p.m. reading · Mequon
The first time Alice goes out after her daughter is born, she leaves the infant with her husband, David. When she returns, she insists the baby in the crib isn't her child at all. Great for fans of psychological thrillers. Paperback Read more.