Celebrate back to school with 20% off any order of $50 or more on our site through Thursday, August 22.
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This includes our Literary Necklaces, a collaboration with Bang-Up Betty! Free shipping and local hand-delivery, as always.
We've been busy this summer!
We kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with the first-ever Women Make Arkansas Market at The Bernice Garden, sponsored by ESSE Museum & Store, featuring many of the makers in Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives by Erin Wood. These fifty Arkansas women will challenge the way you think about identity, entrepreneurialism, community, and what it takes to lead a creative life. 200 pages, 250 + images. Standard color paperback. 8.5 x 11. $28.95.
In June, we dropped the beet with Rooted: Central Arkansas Table & Farm by Lacey Thacker & Sara Mitchell. Committed carnivores and veggie lovers alike will more intimately understand and appreciate the locavore foodways of Central Arkansas as Rooted unearths the stories of two dozen farmers, artisanal food producers, and restaurants driving the food scene in the heart of The Natural State. 100 pages. More than 100 images and illustrations, recipes and resources. Premium color paperback. 8.5 x 11. $26.95.
We celebrated Christmas in July with the release of Christmas on the Tree by Claire, Leslie, Charlie, and Henry Wallace, our youngest-ever authors. You'll adore this holiday sibling collaboration, which reveals that being a Christmas ornament isn’t just about hanging out and spreading joy during the most wonderful time of the year. Reminding us that there are years that things don't go as planned and times when we just don't fit in, but that we can always find friends along the way, Christmas on the Tree is sure to become a Christmas-time favorite. 32 pages. 11 x 8.5. Premium Color. Available in paperback ($12.95) and hardback ($19.95).
Just ahead on September 1, we release our next children's title, Adam Gets Back in the Game. Author Greg Adams is Program Coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Staff Bereavement Support at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where he has worked with grieving children and families since 1991. Along with Adam, children experiencing the loss of a friend or family member can consider the costs of avoiding their pain and come to understand how grieving can help them more fully return to living. Illustrations by Paige Mason. Premium Color Paperback. 8.5 x 8.5. 34 pages. $13.95.
Submissions have closed, tough decisions have been settled, and 75 invitations have been extended for our Spring 2020 title, Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear by Megan Volpert. About Closet Cases, Volpert says, "We shape our identity as LGBTIQ people by what we put on our bodies. We signal to each other with our clothes in silent community on the street. Jean jackets can be armor. Bracelets can be spiritual totems. A belt can save your life, or take it. So this is not merely a 'fashion book.' It's a collection of artifacts that testify to the power of fashion as a verb, to the complex and lovely strategies that govern what we do in the LGBTIQ community to build authentic selves that are both comfortable and seen."
Plus, we're busy drafting contracts. Stay tuned for announcements about our stellar 2020 lineup!