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Celebrating Locals and Independents
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April 2017  
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From Catherine Weller
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 29

"There are those who love Christmas, and those who love Valentine's Day, and those for whom Independent Bookstore Day is the only holiday that matters. Three cheers to the readers, the writers, the booksellers, the kiddos, the dogs, the cats, and the bookstores that bring us all together!" says 2017 Independent Bookstore Day Author Ambassador, Emma Straub.
Independent Bookstore Day marks its third year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 29, with literary parties around the country, including at Weller Book Works. In addition to the ever-popular I.B.D. merchandise ( Night Vale vinyl anyone?) that is available only in-store on Independent Bookstore Day, we've got a slate of fun events planned.

Celebrity Book Face: What do KRCL's Lara Jones and InterNet Properties' Vasilios Priskos have in common? They're readers, of course! Successfully match pics of well-known locals with pics of their favorite books and be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate.

Blind Date with a Book: Before I.B.D. (April 2 - 27) bring a book you'd like to share with another reader and leave it with us along with three descriptors. We'll wrap it in brown paper and write those words on the outside. On I.B.D. visit the romantic blind date table and pick your next potentially great literary love.

Open Mic: Read a passage on the mezzanine from your favorite book.

Readers' Virtual Photo Gallery: Take a pic of yourself with a favorite book in our store and post it to one of your social media accounts. Tag #bookstoreday and #wellerbookworks, show it to a WBW bookseller and get 10% off your purchase on I.B.D.

Create Your Own Little Golden Book: Little Golden Books will be 50 this year and they're celebrating by donating kits so you can make a Little Golden Book of your very own. From 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Stencils by Tony: Back by popular demand! Bring a piece of clothing or another item you'd like Tony to apply a bookish stencil to and he'll do so, for free! He's been cutting new stencils and will bring old favorites as well. From 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

There will be more fun to come. Keep an eye on our  Facebook page, our Instagram, or follow us on Twitter

ibd logo "Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves." - Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books.
From Tony Weller 
Fred Gettings  spent his life studying and writing about art, design and the occult. Between the 1960s and the 1980s he published many books. One of his scarcest titles is his  Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils , a large compendium of magical symbols collected from all periods and regions of human history. All editions of this book are scarce. As far as I can tell, at this time, we are offering the only available original British copy. It's in fine condition. $750
Special Event 
Sara Zarr and Nina LaCour present their latest books! From renowned author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr, comes Gem & Dixie, a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home. An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love. 
April Events 
  We will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16.

scotland road
Free Play Reading of  Scotland Road, by  Jeffrey Hatcher, and presented by the Pygmalion Theatre company. In the 90s, a young woman in early-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg. She says only one word: "Titanic." An expert on the sinking of the liner tries to crack her story with her enigmatic references to "Scotland Road."

poetry series FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 7 PM
Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series presents the ellipsis...Literature and Art 2017 debut, featuring  Matthew Gavin Frank, professor at Northern Michigan University and author of  The Morrow Plots,  Warrranty in Zulu, and  Saggitarius Agitprop. Reading at Westminster College, Dumke "Black Box" Theater, Jewett Center.

into the north
Lindsay Schopfer, author of the steampunk-flavored fantasy The Adventures of Keltin Moore, reads and signs Into the North. Professional monster hunter Keltin Moore is returning home to settle into his old life of being a small town hero. But when gold is discovered in the far North, he must leave again to protect the prospectors from a local gang and a legendary creature known as the Ghost of Lost Trap. Keltin and his friends will be tested to their very limits as they try to hunt their most dangerous monster yet.

Books and Bridges presents Brian Birch and his discussion "Can Faith and Reason be Reconciled". Books and Bridges is a community institute that facilitates ideas and conversation on the best of human thought. "We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities-novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics-lift us to our better angels." Brian Birch, philosophy professor at Utah Valley University, will lead a discussion on the age-old question posed by early Christian thinker Tertullian: "What hath Athens to do with Jerusalem?"

First reunion of the Wine Drinkers with a Reading Problem Book Club! We partner with our new neighbor in Trolley Square, We Olive, to bring you a new kind of book club! We will meet every last Sunday of the month at 3 pm at We Olive, to discuss a book and enjoy the Wine Bar. 

blood bone butter T he inaugural title is 
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
It follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, her own kitchen at her restaurant Prune, and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton's idyllic past and her own future family.
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