Category Archives: book

AnimeCon @ Louisville Free Public Library

<FEST> Friday, Aug. 1 AnimeCon Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1724 LFPL.org/teen Free; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The end of summer is nigh, which means teenagers need to rake in those good times before they are consumed by mounds of algebra homework. One opportunity to do so happens this weekend at AnimeCon, a […]

Jane Austen Festival @ Locust Grove

<FEST> July 18-20 Jane Austen Festival Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane jasnalouisville.com $5-$20; various times After a painful, treacherous year in AP English literature, it is difficult for me to even think of classic authors such as Jane Austen. Thankfully, there are several people who don’t have the same problem. The Jane Austen Festival is […]

Weekender – June 28 & 29

<FILM> Saturday, June 28 ‘Butterflies Are Free’ American Printing House for the Blind 1839 Frankfort Ave. aph.org Free; 12:30 p.m. The American Printing House for the Blind, the world’s largest organization focused on creating and making products for those who are visually impaired, is using a slightly unusual method for raising awareness of blindness: a […]

Poetry reading about glass at Flame Run

Lynnell Edwards has written a new collection of poems on glass blowing titled the “Kings of the Rock and Roll Hot Shop.” It was written in response to watching Brook White and the glass blowing team at Flame Run Hot Shop. The reception for the book is Thursday, June 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a glass […]

Weekender | May 31 – June 1

<BEER> Saturday, May 31 Keg Liquors’ Fest of Ale St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 320 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville kegliquors.com $40 ($30 adv.); 3-7 p.m. Without beer, there’d be nothing cold, frothy and refreshing to look forward to after a long workday besides a chocolate milkshake. Without beer, there’d be nothing to reward your laborious efforts […]

Weekend visual art events

The Howard Steamboat Museum is presenting its Art & Antique Jubilee on Saturday, May 24 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). 80 booths with arts and crafts, food and beverages, and an antique show in the Carriage House. Free admission. Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion walk-through tours are $5.00 per person […]

Weekend visual art events

Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St., is hosting “BAM!” on Saturday, May 17 from 12-6 p.m. Check out the original offerings of local artists, vinyl etc. from music enthusiasts and all manner of books from local vendors. There will be beer and wine available for purchase and music to shop to by DJ Matt Anthony. Featured artists […]

Weekend visual art events

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is hosting a free event on Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m., “Kentoki: Kentucky through Jewish Eyes, 1925″ will be read. The Yiddish poem was written by I.J. Schwartz. The Louisville-based klezmer band Lost Tribe will also perform. This is in connection with […]

Danica Novgorodoff book signing, lecture & show

Artist, writer and graphic designer Danica Novgorodoff will have a public lecture, book signing and exhibition on Thursday, April 3 at the Kentucky School of Art’s 849 Gallery, 295-1945, 849 S. Third St. The exhibition opening is from 5-6 p.m., followed by the lecture (open to the public) and book signing. The exhibition continues through […]

Used book and media sale @ Red Barn at U of L

<BOOK> April 2-5 Used book and media sale Red Barn U of L, Belknap Campus uoflhsc.com Free; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.) The best thing about buying used books is that you can take chances. Dropping a buck to purchase a paperback from an author you know little about is easy. Dropping $22 […]

Louisville Comic Con @ Kentucky International Convention Center

<GEEKS> March 28-30 Louisville Comic Con Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S. Fourth St. wizardworld.com/home-louisville.html $35+; various times It’s not even Derby yet and we’ve got some pretty big (but nerdy) names coming into town for Louisville’s annual Comic Con next weekend. Hosted by the folks at Wizard World, the three-day sci-fi and comic book […]

Paulette Livers @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Tuesday, March 11 Paulette Livers Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 7 p.m. Novelist Paulette Livers has captured a slice of history where much was changing for a Kentucky small town, and for America — and it isn’t difficult to get wrapped up in the many layers that directly reflect on some circumstances of […]

Sarah Baird @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Saturday, Feb. 22 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 4 p.m. Kentucky is known for many things, but one that often gets left in the dust is our long and unique baking history. Sarah Baird chronicles the history of Kentucky treats (complete with full recipes) in her recently published book, “Kentucky Sweets.” Baird, a […]

Seth Johnson @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Friday, Feb. 21 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 7 p.m. In the ebb and flow of publishing, there are always linked short-story collections — but we’re in a time now that’s particularly rich with their unique charms. Experienced readers know there’ll be some rewarding “a-ha” moments. But the connections between recurring characters, plus […]

J.D. Wilkes @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Saturday, Feb. 15 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 4 p.m. Informal jamborees have been a part of Kentucky since the founding of the commonwealth more than 200 years ago. In fact, a barn dance is what gave bluegrass founder Bill Monroe his start in music. From square dancers to banjo players and lovers […]

Tiffany Robinson @ Half Price Books

Saturday, Feb. 15 Half Price Books 2025 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy zoessidewalk.com Free; noon Tiffany Robinson will sign and discuss her first book, “Zoe’s Sidewalk,” a title aimed at inspiring children. The story follows young Zoe, who struggles to make a difference for her grandmother, who she almost lost to a heart attack. Robinson, a military […]

Kate Lebo @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Sunday, Feb. 9 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 5 p.m. I once worked at a place where, one day, everyone lost their job. Of course, there is a long story behind this, but what you need to know is what my (former) co-workers and I did in response — we made pie. It […]

Tytianna N.M. Wells Smith @ A Reader’s Corner

Saturday, Feb. 8 A Reader’s Corner 2044 Frankfort Ave. areaderscorner.com Free; 11 a.m. For children of all ages, author and illustrator Tytianna N.M. Wells Smith will read from her first picture book for children, “Sweet Pea & Sugar Tea’s Country Family Adventures, Volume 1: A Collection of African-American Poems” at this special appearance. It’s special […]

Chang-Rae Lee @ Louisville Free Public Library

Thursday, Jan. 23 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. lfpl.org Free; 7 p.m. It wasn’t such a huge literary stretch for Cormac McCarthy to write about post-apocalyptic life with his classic “The Road.” In contrast, Chang-Rae Lee didn’t seem at all a candidate for the latest esteemed literary author to deliver a novel incorporating […]

Weekender: Jan. 10 – 12

Jan. 10-18 ‘Sex Again’ Vault 1031 Theatre
 1031 S. Sixth St. frogpumpproductions.com $20; various times The newly established Vault 1031, housed in the Old Louisville warehouse of the Old Armored Car Company, is another indicator of the evolving developments downtown. It’s a trilateral venue: a coffee joint, gallery space and 130-capacity theater rolled into one. […]