Hey booksellers! Who’s excited for the fall trade shows? We sure are! Here’s what you’ll see from us this year.
SIBA - D7-8 (floor location)
SISTERS OF SHILOH authors Kathy and Becky Hepinstall on the Women Authors Panel, Friday, September 19, 11 am
PNBA - Tables 38-39
LANGUAGE ARTS author Stephanie Kallos at The Author Feast, Saturday, September 27, 2014, 4 pm
BLACK RIVER author S.M. Hulse at Sweet & Greet, Saturday, September 27, 8:30 pm
FALLING FROM HORSES author Molly Gloss at the Book & Author Breakfast, Sunday, September 28, 8 am
STRUCK BY GENIUS author Jason Padgett signing on the show floor, Sunday, September 28, from 9:45 - 10:15 am
HEARLTAND FALL FORUM - 714
In addition to the galleys in the booth, we will also have bound manuscripts of Angela Flournoy’s debut novel set in Detroit, THE TURNER HOUSE.
MPIBA - teal 902-903
FALLING FROM HORSES author Molly Gloss at the Buzz Books Breakfast on Friday October 10th, 8 am
See you there!
Chained Alchemical Library by Pat Sweet from Bo Press Miniature Books. Riverside (Calif.) : 2012? From the Charlotte Smith Miniatures Collection. In the catalog: N7433.4.S885 C43 2012
Stop by and see!
Bo Press Miniature’s website.
They have The Fault In Our Stars shirts that say “Okay” and “Okay” in word balloons, they are very glad Harry and Hermione never got together because that would have been terribly reductive, and they consider power and individuality to be topics for books that are at least as important as kissing.
Here, to whet your appetite, is a selection of commencement quotes from writerly types. If you like what you read, there’s plenty more where that came from.
"Today’s Girls Love Pink Bows as Playthings, but These Shoot" claims a recent New York Times article about archery’s current pop culture moment, thanks to the Hunger Games trilogy and Disney’s “Brave.” But as these 1940s images from the University of Iowa suggest, the latest resurgence is part of a longer tradition of female participation in the sport:
[Archery] had been a popular female sport for many centuries, with such famous archers as Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I. Women’s participation in archery did not breech any standards of propriety for young students. Archery was elegant and graceful, and women could participate outdoors, while corseted and dressed fashionably, and without having to wear the shocking bloomers… [Student experimentation] in competitive, individual sports such as fencing, archery, tennis, golf, and bicycling… were important for paving the way to more competitive and vigorous women’s sports. — Bright Epoch: Women and Coeducation in the American West by Andrea G. Radke-Moss
Pleased to announce our newest book arts acquisition:
The Deep by Kevin Steele.
"The Deep is a tribute to maritime folklore and tradition developed over centuries of nautical exploration… [It] is a circular accordion pop-up book which unfolds to an oversized eight-point compass rose. The compass, arguably the sailor’s most valuable instrument, not only enables accurate navigation but brings good luck, ensuring safe passage home and protecting against a watery end in the Deep.”
If you want to take a look in person just stop by the desk in our reading room and our librarians will probably offer a bit of assistance. I particularly recommend getting a group together and stopping by since it is a great one to gather around.See it in the catalog:http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/F/?func=find-b&find_code=SYS&local_base=UIOWA&request=007449255