Keeping Watch Documentary Series

Keeping Watch: Documentaries for a Just World is a new series of events at the bookstore that features a documentary on social justice, followed by a discussion. The first film we are watching is called “Divided We Fall,” by filmmaker Valerie Kaur. It’s about the experiences of Muslim and Sikh Americans after 9/11. You can find more about her and the movie at http://valariekaur.com/film/. We’ll have a few snacks, but BYOB and feel free to bring anything to share. Pastor Jared Ruark will be leading the...

Book Talk with Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Ohio author, Andrew Welsh-Huggins will join us for a book talk and signing on Friday, April 14 at 6pm. Andrew Welsh-Huggins is a long-time reporter with the Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio. He has written extensively on capital punishment, the drug trade, and politics. He is the author of four Andy Hayes mysteries: Fourth Down and Out, Slow Burn, Capitol Punishment, and The Hunt, as well as No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country’s Busiest Death Penalty States and Hatred at Home: Al-Qaida on Trial in the American Midwest. Welsh-Huggins’ series of mysteries follow the private investigator Andy Hayes.  In Fourth Down and Out, Hayes, everyone’s not-so-favorite former Buckeye quarterback thinks retrieving a laptop with a damning video should be easy enough—until bodies start to pile up and the case gets personal. In the most recent book, The Hunt, a serial killer stalks prostitutes in Columbus, Ohio, and a distraught brother asks private investigator Andy Hayes to find his sister before it’s too late. In a deadly race against time, Andy soon learns he’s not the only person hunting Jessica Byrnes, but he may be the only one who wants her alive. Byrnes hasn’t been seen in weeks following a downward slide that started as a runaway teenager and may have ended permanently on the...

Book Talk with William Trent Pancoast

April’s First Friday celebration features Mansfield’s own William Trent Pancoast. William Trent Pancoast has written several novels, of which The Road to Matewan is his latest. This book is a historical novel about the mining of Appalachia and the destructive forces of modernization and industrialization and the battle between the agrarian and the industrial. Anyone with roots in this area will recognize the story and the struggle. We will be hosting Bill for a book talk during the First Friday celebration of April — 6pm on Friday the...

Ohio Author Fair

We will be hosting five northeast Ohio celebrity authors for a book signing event from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st. Signing copies of their latest books will be TV personalities Neil Zurcher of One-Tank Trip fame and Dan Couglin as well as radio personality Mike Olszewski, Random House’s Maura Zagrans and Put-in-Bay’s Bob Adamov. Neil Zurcher Neil Zurcher is a professional journalist and author whose career spans over sixty years in television, newspapers, magazines, and radio. He logged more than a million miles on Ohio’s roads over 35 years and is best known as a TV travel reporter and the original host of the Fox 8 TV’s “One Tank Trips” travel report. Called “One of the most respected and knowledgeable travel writers in the state” by former Ohio Governor George Voinovich, Zurcher has received the Distinguished Service award from the Society of Professional Journalism. He also received an “Emmy” award, the rare Gold Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the coveted Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters. He is an inductee in the Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame and the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame – receiving their “Living Legacy” award. Zurcher for many years also wrote a column for the Auto Club’s Ohio Motorist Magazine and for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and has written seven books about Ohio, including “Ohio Oddities” and “Strange Tales from Ohio.” His most recent book, “The Best of One Tank Trips” was published in late 2016. Dan Coughlin Dan Coughlin, a mere 78-years-old, covered sports here in...

Crafts for Grown-Ups!

March 24th is the date of the “A Monster of an Art Show” opening, so we best get busy! On Saturday the 11th, work on your monstrous masterpiece with our Crafty Momma, Miss Cindy, who will be bringing supplies and a few extra paintings. Bring what you have, share if you’d like, and get inspired by your fellow painters! Just know: this may get...

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