Start: 6:00 pm
Join us to discuss The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds's most basic yearnings, and by doing so made themselves indispensable. Just as we've benefited from these plants, the plants, have done well by us. Apples, for example, induced early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to grow. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature.
Start: 6:00 pm
Here at Old Firehouse Books we have joined up with the Children's Literature Network in order to host the Chapter & Verse Book Club. If you have an interest in children's, young adult, and teen literature, be sure to stop in. This month we will be reading Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm and An Eye for Color by Natasha Wing. For more information visit the Chapter & Verse website for book lists, what to expect, and much more.
Start: 6:30 pm
Join us in welcoming Colorado author Carrie Vaughn as she kicks off the release of her newest book, Steel. Vaughn is the author of numerous books, including the popular Kitty Norville series. Steel is a high-seas adventure featuring time travel, pirates, and a dash of romance. Be sure to come down and get a signed copy of your own.