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Please contact us if you are unable to attend an event but would like an autographed book. We will do our best to accomodate your request at the
author's and publisher's discretion.
The Brown Bookstore is proud to be a book pickup location for World Book Night 2014 again this year. Book givers can choose us as the location to pick up their books to give away to light and non-readers on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014.
We will be having a book pickup party the week before World Book Night with refreshments for the book givers. Please check back later to find out the date and time of the party.
Come visit our Imagine Brown 250+ shop at the front of the bookstore. Show your school pride by getting a piece of apparel or merchandise to remember Brown's 250th!
The Imagine Brown 250+ blanket can be personalized with up to 35 characters, including spaces. A special gift to present to your favorite alum!
"A completely revised edition of the landmark New York Times best seller, with more than 600 new paintings and 111 rare species added, new information on habitat and behavior, and more tips on finding species in the field."--More from the publisher
Reservations are required - This event will be held at Macmillan Hall, Starr Auditorium, 167 Thayer Street. Everyone who made reservations before the location was determined will be emailed by March 18th. Either click on the reservations link above or call us at 401-863-3168 to reserve.
Book launch and signing with author Sergei Khruschev for Khruschev in Power: Unfinished Reforms, 1961-1964 will include a panel discussion with Mark Kramer, Rick Locke (moderator), Marvin Kalb, and Bill Taubman.
A full reckoning of Nikita Khrushchev's accomplishments and failures cannot be complete without looking beyond his foreign policy initiatives to assess his efforts to introduce domestic policy reforms in the Soviet Union. Sergei Khrushchev tells the full story of those efforts during the years immediately before his father's ouster--and of the intrigues and struggles for power that went along with them. In many ways, as his son shows, the premier's reforms anticipated those that Deng Xiaoping successfully pursued later in China. But within only a few short years after he was forced to retire, they had been largely abandoned. Why that happened is one of the questions that Sergei Khrushchev seeks to answer in this book, as he draws on archival records, memoirs, and his own personal recollections to provide a comprehensive account of the 1961-1964 period.
“Kicking the Sky dares to tell the story about the messy dark side of a big city through the clear eyes of a 12-year-old boy teetering on the fence between observer and victim. The novel exposes everyday lies, greed and hypocrisy and even the pimping of boys with the same palpable clarity of the pig slaying in its early pages. It also takes on the tenderness, mystery and confusion of budding sexuality. Anthony De Sa has written a courageous novel.”—Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide, Truth Like the Sun and Border Songs
Anthony De Sa grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His short fiction has been published in several North American literary magazines. Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award.
The Brown Faculty Club and the Brown Bookstore welcome author Karen J. Covey to the Faculty Club to discuss her book "The Coastal Table". Ms. Covey will also provide tasting samples of some of her recipes and be available to sign copies of her book.
Please call 863-3023 for additional information and to make your reservation (no charge).
Karen J. Covey lives on the South Coast of Massachusetts, a place that she has come to call home. She is a personal chef, cooking instructor and food writer. She cooks, writes, and thinks about food all the time. Last year, Ms. Covey helped launch the first-ever Mattapoisett Library’s Kids Cooking Club.
The Herff Jones representative will be in the bookstore from Thursday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 5th. We will be adding the times the representative will be here closer to the date of the event along with special offers.
Come get a deal on your class ring!
Professor Walters will place African American women’s escapes from enslavement into historical context, including the story of Margaret Garner and its role in providing another perspective on women and violence. We will consider the story’s impact on people today: in transforming relations between others, including those of different racial, ethnic, class, age, sexual orientation, religious, etc. backgrounds and in addressing domestic violence. Professor Walters will highlight chapters in her newly published book, Gendered Resistance, and provide insight into negotiating the barriers to self-authorship and social change.
*The true story that inspired Toni Morrison's, Beloved
Delores M. Walters directs the Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center at the University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing. Dr. Walters has a nursing background and earned a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from New York University after conducting field research among an African-identified group in Yemen.
Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva returns with Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. Mulligan knows every street and alley, every priest and prostitute, every cop and street thug. He knows the mobsters and politicians—who are pretty much one and the same…Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroad.
“Edgar-winner DeSilva melds moral dilemmas with a suspenseful plot in his third novel featuring Providence, R.I. based reporter Liam Mulligan (after 2012’s Cliff Walk), his best yet.” – Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
Bruce DeSilva spent forty-one years as a journalist before writing Rogue Island, his first novel, which won the 2011 Edgar and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel.
Translator and editor Suzanne Cane on her and Janet Chapple’s new edition of Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq’s book Yellowstone, Land of Wonders: Promenade in North America's National Park, first published in 1886. In the summer of 1883 Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq spent ten days on horseback in Yellowstone…This scientifically-based travelogue by a keenly observant and poetically reflective world traveler is itself a small marvel blending natural history, firsthand impressions, scientific lore, and anecdote. A sensation in Europe, the book was never published in English until now...Join Suzanne as she discusses the book and her translation and shares some of its beautiful 19th century engravings and contemporary photos.
Books available for sale and signing thanks to the Brown Bookstore.