MAY 2016 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Saturday May 7
KATARINA BIVALD TAKES US TO THE TOWN OF BROKEN WHEEL

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SATURDAY, MAY 7; 2 PM

KATARINA BIVALD will be at Books&Co to introduce the paperback edition of her book The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor-there's not much else to do in a dying small town that's almost beyond repair.

You certainly wouldn't open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You'd need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy's house is full of them), and...customers.

The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara. But Broken Wheel's own story might be more eccentric and surprising than she thought.

A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us.

Wednesday May 18
HOLLY MADISON VISITS BOOKS&CO

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WEDNESDAY; May 18; 7PM

(Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Vegas Diaries to get a line number.)

HOLLY MADISON, author of the bestselling book, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, will introduce The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice and the Road to Reinvention. Leaving the Mansion and moving to Las Vegas where she snags the coveted lead role in the Strip’s hottest new burlesque spectacular, she explores the decadent, exclusive inner-world of Sin City, navigating its social and dating scene with humor and heart. She is met with an eclectic cast of characters from fame hounds to long distance loves to the occasional celebrity and more than one tabloid mishap. You’ll find it all in this reflective, revealing, heartwarming memoir.

Friday May 20
TRAVEL TO WONDERLAND BEFORE THE LOOKING GLASS WARS!

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FRIDAY, MAY 20; 7 PM

FRANK BEDDOR will be visiting Books&Co to introduce his new book HATTER MADIGAN: GHOST IN THE H.A.T.B.O.X. an exciting new adventure featuring a teenaged Hatter Madigan, one of the most popular characters from the New York Times best-selling The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.

Combat training. Secret society initiations. Self-serving rivals. Welcome to Wonderland's prestigious Millinery Academy: where those born to protect the Queendom train to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. With all that to contend with, not to mention following in his popular older brother's footsteps, for Hatter Madigan getting through Imagination Class seems impossible already.

And that's before he starts seeing ghosts lurking in the corridors.

When students begin behaving strangely throughout the academy, Hatter and his fellow cadets must unlock the mysteries behind the ghosts, and the headmaster's suspicious behavior, before the entire student body finds itself possessed.

Join Hatter and his fellow cadets on their first adventures in Wonderland. Let's just hope it isn't their last!

Monday May 23
AUTHOR DISCUSSES MAN'S BEST FRIEND & CHILDREN

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TUESDAY, MAY 23; 7 PM

MELISSA FAY GREENE will discuss her fascinating new book, The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love. In it, she shares stories of dogs bringing children with disabilities and their families new levels of engagement with the world, independence, and self-worth. In doing this, Greene highlights the remarkable work being done by 4 Paws for Ability, a service-dog-training school headquartered in Xenia, Ohio. It has grown into the nation’s largest organization whose primary mission is to place service dogs with children affected by autism, attachment disorders, seizure disorders, Down Syndrome, dwarfism, and other challenges. The dogs offer love, friendship, health, and happiness to children often isolated by their disabilities.

The 4 Paws for Ability founder and CEO KAREN SHIRK will be here along with some of her staff and service dogs. Through the poignant, inspiring case studies in the book, Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs and about the cognitive and emotional capacities of our four-legged friends.

Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books of nonfiction: Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, Last Man Out, There Is No Me Without You, and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet.

Thursday Jun 9
AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN KING

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THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

Books & Co. Presents an Evening with Stephen King
Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 6:30PM
Doors open at 5:30PM
Venue: Victoria Theatre
138 N. Main. St., Dayton, OH 45402
937-228-7591

Please join us for an evening with Stephen King on stage at the historic Victoria Theatre as he talks about his new book, End of Watch.

Each ticket guarantees entry to the event, as well as one hardcover edition of End of Watch. As a special bonus, 400 lucky attendees will randomly receive a pre-signed copy, so we wish you luck!

Seating will be assigned based on the order that the tickets are purchased.

Mr. King will not be signing books during the appearance. EVERY ticketholder will receive one copy of the book (signed or unsigned) at the end of the event. Additional copies of the unsigned new book, along with the two previous books in the series, Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers will also be available for purchase at the event.

Tickets are limited and available for purchase beginning April 13th at the Victoria Theatre at 10AM. Tickets will cost $30 (plus taxes and fees).
www.victoriatheatre.com.
http://my.ticketcenterstage.com/
Tickets sales are final and are nonrefundable.
Due to capacity limits, each person is allowed to purchase up to 4 tickets.

For more information about Books & Co. and the event, see the links below.
www.Stephenking.com
www.Booksamillion.com/storefinder
(937) 429-2169