Hello, readers! I apologize for the long absence in posts. We've been going through a pretty dramatic shift these past couple of months! Two of our beloved full time employees, Tegan and Keller, left the store at the end of April. That month was particularly frantic with lots of training as the store passed hands. On Monday, Justin and I (Kelsey) started our new full time positions at the store! Justin is taking over Keller's role of Floor Manager, so go to him with any general store-related questions. I will be taking over Tegan's position as Event Coordinator at the store, so all you local authors should start asking for me! Also, if you have any ideas for a book-related community event you think Old Firehouse Books should host, just let us know!
The transition period was a bit rocky, especially the two weeks after April that Justin and I were finishing up our degrees at CSU, but things are back on course now. We have three awesome events coming up already, so be sure to check these out:
Voices by Bill Lamperes: Saturday, May 19th 1-2pm
Author Bill Lamperes will be gracing our store this Saturday to talk about his latest book, Voices! Bill has written several other books we feature at our store including The Attendant, Bar Exam, and Out of Zone. Lamperes has covered a wide variety of topics over the years, but his latest novel is a mystery set in Arizona and Colorado. Jack Weston, a writer for Western Trail magazine, wallows in the agony of his wife's unresolved hit-and-run death. As Jack attempts to get his life back on track, he begins to hear unexplained voices hinting at the true circumstances of his wife's death. Join us this Saturday, 5/19, to meet Bill Lamperes and pick up your own copy of Voices!
Dust to Dust by Benjamin Busch: Friday, May 25th 6:30-8:30pm
Formerly a U.S. Marine and actor on The Wire, Benjamin Busch has succeeded in his latest life pursuit: writing his memoir. Join us Friday, May 25th from 6:30 to 8:30pm to meet this multifaceted author. Compared with the style of Tim O'Brien, Busch weaves together a vivid record of a pastoral childhood in rural New York; Marine training in North Carolina, Ukraine and California; and deployment during the worst of the Iraq war, as seen firsthand. Join us Friday, May 25th for this unique experience to meet the man, the marine, the actor, and the author, Benjamin Busch.
The Night Before Father's Day by Natasha Wing and Amy Wummer: Thrusday, June 14th 3-4:30pm
In the tradition of "The Night Before Christmas," Natasha Wing's children's books use poems and delightful illustrations to bring holidays to life for kids and parents alike. Bring your kids on Thursday, June 14th for a reading of this book, as well as craft time to make a special Father's Day present for Dad!