Carmichael's Bookstore http://wfpl.org en Carmichael's Is Opening a Dedicated Children's Bookstore This Summer http://wfpl.org/post/carmichaels-opening-dedicated-childrens-bookstore-summer <p><a href="http://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/">Carmichael’s Bookstore</a> is expecting.</p><p>It’s been almost 15 years since the Louisville store's last growth spurt, when co-owners Carol Besse and Michael Boggs, who had been selling books in the Highlands since 1979, opened their second location on Frankfort Avenue. Now, the independent, locally-owned operation that has so far weathered the storms that have rocked the book industry is opening a dedicated, stand-alone children’s bookstore on Bardstown Road.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:23:43 +0000 Erin Keane 9456 at http://wfpl.org Carmichael's Is Opening a Dedicated Children's Bookstore This Summer Free Books and Free Will: Shakespeare and World Book Night Celebrated at Carmichael's http://wfpl.org/post/free-books-and-free-will-shakespeare-and-world-book-night-celebrated-carmichaels <p>William Shakespeare turns 450 years old on Wednesday, April 23. That's also World Book Night, a national program that sends volunteer book evangelists out into their communities with copies of bestsellers and classics to give away for free. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Louisville,&nbsp;Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue is a designated spot for local volunteers to pick up the books they will give away (</span><a href="https://www.espatial.com/maps01/public/pages/embed.jsp?TENANT_ID=108028&amp;MAP_NAME=M108028_1396646235640" style="line-height: 1.5;">more than 100 volunteers have signed up in Jefferson County</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">).</span></p><p>“The purpose of World Book Night is to recruit reluctant readers, people who don’t traditionally read, and give them a free book and encourage them to do so," says Carmichael's bookseller John Beechem. "Hopefully, we’ll get some of them into our store someday.”</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:51:33 +0000 Erin Keane 9170 at http://wfpl.org Free Books and Free Will: Shakespeare and World Book Night Celebrated at Carmichael's 'Book of Matt' Author Stephen Jimenez Speaks Tonight at Carmichael's http://wfpl.org/post/book-matt-author-stephen-jimenez-speaks-tonight-carmichaels <p>Author Stephen Jimenez will speak with Jaison Gardner, co-host of WFPL&#39;s <a href="http://wfpl.org/programs/strange-fruit">Strange Fruit</a>, tonight at Carmichael&#39;s bookstore.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:09:49 +0000 Laura Ellis 7169 at http://wfpl.org 'Book of Matt' Author Stephen Jimenez Speaks Tonight at Carmichael's Memory Lives On in Jill McCorkle's 'Life After Life' http://wfpl.org/post/memory-lives-jill-mccorkles-life-after-life <p>Acclaimed fiction writer Jill McCorkle introduces her readers to <a href="http://www.lifeafterlifebook.net/cast.html">the staff and residents</a> of Pine Haven Estates retirement home in her new novel, “Life After Life.” Her many characters’ lives and deaths explore the power of memory and the human capacity for self-discovery at any age. There's Rachel, a widow from Boston who chose to retire in the hometown of a long-lost love, and Stanley, who's faking dementia to avoid dealing with a strained relationship with his son. Tue, 28 May 2013 18:15:08 +0000 Erin Keane 5573 at http://wfpl.org Memory Lives On in Jill McCorkle's 'Life After Life' Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’ http://wfpl.org/post/strange-and-beautiful-ghosts-tania-james-aerogrammes <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">Two Indian wrestling champions become business and political pawns in &ldquo;Lion and Panther in London.&rdquo; A young man looks for hints about his father&rsquo;s death in handwriting samples in &ldquo;The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor.&rdquo; A woman applies to be matched with a dead man in &ldquo;Girl Marries Ghost.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 440 at http://wfpl.org Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’ Author Re-imagines Poe Story as Steampunk Thriller http://wfpl.org/post/author-re-imagines-poe-story-steampunk-thriller <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">In Louisville author Bethany Griffin&rsquo;s young adult novel &ldquo;Masque of the Red Death,&rdquo; a plague has ravished Araby Worth&rsquo;s city. Her brother is dead, and she seeks escape from her grief in the seductive diversions of the Debauchery Club.</span></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 56 at http://wfpl.org Author Re-imagines Poe Story as Steampunk Thriller