Literary Life Around Louisville: Carmichael’s Bookstore

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The local bookstore, Carmichael’s, is playing host to a plethora of programs and events over the next month. Get involved in a book group, children’s storytimes, and very special author events. Here’s a rundown for you:

Thursday, August 21, 7pm

Cure for the Common Book Club

Carmichael’s own booksellers will lead a discussion with some fresh ideas on how to choose books that are well suited for good discussions for your own book club or one of which you are a member. It will be a discussion panel type evening with plenty of brainstorming. Recommendations from staff will be given, and those will be available for purchase. Learn about the benefits you can reap when you join your book club with Carmichael’s registration program. Free books, door prizes, giveaways and refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to all in the community.

2720 Frankfort Avenue

Saturday, August 23, 4pm

Leatha Kendrick & Stephen Rhodes

Carmichael’s welcomes Kentucky poets Leatha Kendrick and J. Stephen Rhodes for a reading from their newest collections of poetry.


Monday, August 25, 11am

Carmichael’s Kids Presents Children’s Storytime

The new Carmichael’s Kids Bookstore will be launching two weekly storytimes every Monday and Thursday at the new children’s bookstore in the Highlands. Thursdays will feature guest storytellers and local authors from around the Louisville community. Storytimes are recommended for children ages 2-5.

1313 Bardstown Road

Tuesday, August 26, 7pm

Carmichael’s Community Book Club

Join members for a discussion of The Book of Ages by Jill Lepore.

Thursday, August 28, 11am
Carmichael’s Kids Presents Children’s Storytime

The new Carmichael’s Kids Bookstore will be launching two weekly storytimes every Monday and Thursday at the new children’s bookstore in the Highlands. Thursdays will feature guest storytellers and local authors from around the Louisville community. Storytimes are recommended for children ages 2-5.

1313 Bardstown Road

Friday, August 29, 7pm

Books – Beer - Brats

Meet author Kevin Gibson present a reading of Louisville Beer at a special book launching at the new BBC Craft House. This program is given in conjunction with LIBA and Crescent Hill Trading Co. There will be adult beverages served.

2636 Frankfort Avenue

Coming in September:

Mark your calendars for a special event with author Carl Hiaasen. The #1 New York Times bestselling author will be here on Tuesday, September 30 at 7pm at a ticketed author event at Louisville Collegiate School. He will be speaking about his book Skink No Surrender. Tickets are $18 and will include a book signing and a copy of the book. Click here for ticket information or call 502-896-6950. Follow them on Facebook for daily information and highlights of the bookstore’s goings-on.

Photos courtesy of Carmichael’s Bookstore

        
                  

About Erin Nevitt
Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!
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