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BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR STEVE CAPONE, JR. FRIDAY MARCH 8TH 7:00 P.M. AT THE PRINTED GARDEN
Max Fredericks can time travel. He doesn’t know exactly how it works—just that it does. When it happens again, Max finds himself on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain in 1965 East Berlin. Still queasy from the shock of travel, he witnesses an abduction. The victim is a girl Max later comes to know only as Elsa, and the perpetrators are the Stasi—”the sword and shield of the state” in communist East Germany. Armed with comprehensive knowledge of the Stasi only someone from the future could possess, and assuming the girl is a damsel in distress, Max decides he’s the hero of this story and sets out to rescue her. But what he doesn’t know can hurt him. The clock is ticking as Max works to outsmart the Stasi, dead-dropping and brush-passing, double-crossing and being double-crossed as he goes. Can Max infiltrate the Stasi HQ without getting himself locked up in a gulag or shot as a spy? Why was Elsa targeted? And how can Max get back across the Berlin Wall and home to the present?
Join us in welcoming author Steve Capone, Jr. to The Printed Garden to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of his new young adult thriller set in Cold War East Germany, Max in the Capital of Spies. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.
OPEN MIC W/O A MIC: CHAPTER TWO FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH 7:00 P.M. AT THE PRINTED GARDEN
MONTE J. HANKS ISAAC JOHNSON REGGIE O. MICHAEL SHOEMAKER MICHAEL SPEARS AND, MAYBE, YOU!
Please join us for our second installment of Open Mic W/O a Mic! We had such a terrific night the first time that we decided to get together, and do it again. Open Mic W/O a Mic: Chapter Two will follow the same format the first one did. We've invited five amazing Utah poets to our store to read for 15-20 minutes each. Reading for Open Mic W/O a Mic: Chapter Two will be poets Monte J. Hanks, Isaac Johnson, Reggie O., Michael Shoemaker, and Michael Spears. After our final guest poet has finished reading, we shift to an "open mic" format, and will be inviting attendees to read. The poetry you read can be work of your own or other poetry (crediting the original poet, of course, if it's not your own) that you really enjoy - the point of the whole night is to gather with a group of like minded readers and writers of verse and celebrate the poetry! We hope you'll join us, either to read or simply to sit back and enjoy the evening listening. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.
SPECIAL CHILDREN'S STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR MELISSA SERON RICHARDSON SATURDAY MARCH 23RD 1:00 P.M. AT THE PRINTED GARDEN
Five words, cinco palabras. Teacher says they should fit just right Like my favorite kicks.
Mia is hunting words today: five words to describe who she is. It's easy at first. At the skateboard park, Mia finds words for how she can glide fast and soar high. Words like relámpago―lightning. These words feel good.
When Mia has trouble learning a cool new trick on her board, though, other words come to her―words that won't leave her alone. Words like fail. Are these words really about her, too?
But Mia knows who she is... she's someone who doesn't give up. And if she keeps trying, she'll find her five words, the ones that fit just right.
Join us on Saturday afternoon, March 23rd, at The Printed Garden to help celebrate the relase of Melissa Richardson's Five Words That Are Mine. We'll be having a special author-led children's storytime, along with some activites, snacks, adn coloring pages for the kids. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 p.m..
WE STILL HAVE FELLOWSHIP OF UTAH INDIE BOOKSTORES MAPS AVAILABLE AT THE PRINTED GARDEN! THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN AN 8 1/2" x 11" VERSION FOR $4.99 AND IN AN 11" x 17" VERSION FOR $9.99, BOTH ON HEAVY STOCK.
HOLD ONTO YOUR MAP AND HAVE IT STAMPED AT EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING STORES OVER THE COMING YEAR! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED ON INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY 2024!
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN ENTERTAINING WINTER READ, WE RECOMMEND MCU: THE REIGN OF MARVEL STUDIOS BY JOANNA ROBINSON, DAVE GONZALES, AND GAVIN EDWARDS
Marvel Entertainment was a moribund toymaker not even twenty years ago. Today, Marvel Studios is the dominant player both in Hollywood and in global pop culture. How did an upstart studio conquer the world? In MCU, beloved culture writers Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards draw on more than a hundred interviews with actors, producers, directors, and writers to present the definitive chronicle of Marvel Studios and its sole, ongoing production, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For all its outward success, the studio was forged by near-constant conflict, from the contentious hiring of Robert Downey Jr. for its 2008 debut, Iron Man, all the way up to the disappointment of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and shocking departures of multiple Marvel executives in 2023. Throughout, the authors demonstrate that the original genius of Marvel was its resurrection and modification of Hollywood’s old studio system. But will it survive its own spectacular achievements?
Dishy and authoritative, MCU is the first book to tell the Marvel Studios story in full—and an essential, effervescent account of American mass culture.
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