Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Boneshaker Books plans festival of reading for June

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Author events, Book stores Updated: May 25, 2012 - 12:28 PM


Boneshaker Books. Photo by Claire Lindsay-McGinn

Boneshaker Books. Photo by Claire Lindsay-McGinn



Boneshaker Books, your favorite neighborhood alternative slightly lefty independent bookstore, is fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign that will allow them to expand the store. And now they're planning thirty days of reading for June, which will be punctuated with author appearances every Thursday, a night of silent reading at a local tavern, and a book swap. They've also made mention of a book-themed bicycle race at the end of the month. 

(Boneshaker is, after all, the bookstore that delivers special-ordered books to your door via bicycle courier.)

Here's the Thursday night lineup, beginning on the last day of May:

May 31: Oliver St. John and Luke Marcott, reading from their surreal fiction. 

June 7: Tony Rauch. ("I'm Right Here.")

June 14: Marlon James. ("The Book of Night Women")

June 21: Rhoda Gilman. ("Stand Up!")

June 28 still to be booked.  All readings begin at 7 p.m.

The book swap will take place at Matthews Park (2318 29th Ave. S.) at 3 p.m. on June 2.

And on June 12, Boneshaker folks will be taking over the Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave) for two hours of "silent, sustained reading, with beer."  Books and beer. Such an idea!

Boneshaker Books is at 2002 23rd Ave. S. in Minneapolis.



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