It’s not too late to gift yourself or the book nerd in your life the gift of books! Free local hand-delivery with wrapping through 12/24. 20% off orders of $65 or more with code READ20. Or pick up most of our titles in our booth at South Main Creative or one of our awesome local retailers . And don’t forget that $1 of every sale of HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories by Grace Vest sold through 12/24 goes to Rock City Rescue.
Check out all the fantastic 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival youth events! On Saturday, join us as Et Alia author Grace Vest speaks about Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories.
Check out all the fantastic 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival youth events! On Saturday, join us as Et Alia
Wickedly Good Free Book Fair
Follow the Yellow Brick Road through the Book Fair to find free books to continue your reading adventures at home.
Saturday - HRC - 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Pete the Cat-ographs
Capture the awe of meeting one of today’s most famous book characters when you have your picture taken with Pete the Cat. Whether you like Four Groovy Buttons or Rocking in My White Shoes, this is a cat-tastic experience! Photos will be printed at time of pictures.
Saturday - HRC - 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Kids and parents alike will enjoy this program of original and interactive children’s music.
Saturday - HRC - 9:30 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
The Wizard’s Magical Creations
Enter the magical Emerald City and help create a life-sized rainbow to be on display at the library.
Saturday - HRC - 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
The Wonderful World of Reading
Explore the wonders of reading with storytime in both English and Spanish.
Saturday - HRC - 10:15 a.m.- 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Let the Children March
Author Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrator Frank Morrison share fun insights into their exceptional children’s book, Let the Children March.
Saturday - HRC - 10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Find Your Own Toto
Visit the Humane Society of Pulaski County’s mobile adoption vehicle, and you might just find your very own Toto.
Saturday - HRC - 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
For all of the Hungry Tigers, enjoy a lunch provided by First Security Bank and the Central Arkansas Library System.
Saturday - HRC - 10:30 a.m.- Noon - 2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Scales of Justice Puppet Storytime
Taylor Dugan’s Scales of Justice was written to educate children about the court system and the figures who play a role in that system. See how Atticus Fish and Parrot Fish Mason battle it out in the courtroom!
Saturday - HRC - 11:15 a.m.- Noon
Dorothy in Oz
Once upon a time, a simple young lady from the plain Kansas prairie was swept away on a whirlwind adventure into a land of awesome beauty, surprising creatures, and wonderful magic. In this live performance by the Arkansas Arts Center’s Tell-A-Tale Troupe, she’s going back to be a very special guest at the birthday party of Princess Ozma of Oz. The only question is: How will she get there this time? Cyclone? Sea voyage gone awry? Earthquake? An enchanted road? It seems all ways lead to Oz.
Saturday - HRC - Noon
Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My! Animal Yoga
Get ready to stretch, breathe, and roar during a yoga session that focuses on animal poses that get you in touch with your animal instincts.
Saturday - HRC - 1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
“There’s No Place Like Home” STEM Session
See the wonderment of The Wizard of Oz through the lens of science with UA Little Rock.
Saturday - HRC - 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Grace Vest will speak about Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories, and a representative from the Humane Society of Pulaski County will also be present to answer questions about dog adoptions. Saturday - HRC - 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
The Festival is pleased to partner with the Junior League of Little Rock for the Saturday, April 28, events at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Reading
Little Readers Rock is a Junior League of Little Rock campaign aimed at improving the proficiency of young readers in our community. The ratio of books to children in targeted low-income households in Arkansas is one book per 300 children. This campaign strives to create excitement for reading early on by getting books into the hands and homes of children. Little Readers Rock is committed to helping children experience all the places reading can take them.
Can we truly love others if we don't first love ourselves? Self-love and development of self are life-long processes, and we need help! The Mud & The Lotus: A Workbook and Guide for Students of Yoga by Courtney Denise Butler is a ready resource that can help you prime many areas of your life, whether or not you are taking a step toward teacher training or simply want to deepen your practice. Teacher training costs thousands, but Butler packs life-changing knowledge into a book that costs only about $35.
Order The Mud & The Lotus before Valentine’s Day and get a jumbo sample class card ($6) free.
You’ll discover perspective-changing reading, such as a look at the 8 limbs of yoga and how they apply to your life. Fitting as we enter Valentine season, is considering the Yama (Limb 1) of Aparigraha, or Non-Attachment:
“Some attachments are necessary, of course, as we are attached to our own family members and those we love. We need certain things in our lives like food, clothing, and shelter. However, do we place an emphasis on having things a certain way or do we know we are important and worthy without ‘things’? ... that we can go on in spite of loss? ... these are great questions to ask oneself: Am I doing this because of my fear of unworthiness? Do I feel I need to be a certain type of person to receive love? If I didn’t have this or that (clothes, car, man or woman, status, etc.), would I feel whole?” ~Courtney Denise Butler
My furry Valentine, sweet fuzzy Valentine . . . Order Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories by Grace Vest through Friday 2/9 and it will be mailed or hand-delivered with a handmade Valentine like those shown here, featuring one of the rescues from the book captured by photographer Whitney Bower. Also, $1 of every purchase through Friday will be donated to Rock City Rescue. Now that’s puppy love!
Louie and Knox, adopted by UA Little Rock professor Sherry Rankins-Robertson and family from Rock City Rescue, and their older sister, Lola, have sniffed out a great read in Grace Vest's Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories.
Et Alia Press met with Louie and Knox during the holidays to ask them what they thought about the project.
Louie barked, "It is tremendously uplifting to see that the stories of Arkansas rescue dogs like us have been given a platform. Dogs like us are often neglected and rejected, so it feels good to see our canine companions being celebrated in flashy, glossy style."
Knox panted, "I agree with my brother, and hope that the dogs to whom Grace Vest has given voice will serve as examples to other human families that rescue dogs rescue humans, too."
Wrinkling his brow, Louie yelped in return, "Yes! Please take more of us into your homes, and feed us only high-reward treats! We will love you forever and make your lives better."
We hope every species at your house is enjoying snuggling up with their Et Alia reads this holiday season and into the New Year!
Thank you for your purchases of Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories! To date, through special events and donations to Rock City Rescue, Grace Vest and Et Alia Press have raised $301 to help rescue lost, neglected, and homeless animals.
Join us Saturday, November 11 from
1 to 3 pm at Bark Bar
1201 South Spring Street
+ Books for Purchase and Pawtograph
+ $1 of Every Book Purchased Donated to Rock City Rescue
+ Adorable Adoptable Pups
+ BYOB (Bring Your Own Breed): Rescue Dogs
+ Free Admission for Rescue Dogs w/ Shot Records*
+ Live Music
+ Full Bar and Nibbles
+ Pawsitively Fun!
*Please bring shot records to comply with Bark Bar's Policies.
Bark Bar is Arkansas' first indoor/outdoor off leash dog park and bar/restaurant, serving mix drinks, draft craft beer, gourmet hot dogs, and a canine culinary menu. Housed in a previously long-vacant Mission-style church building in Little Rock's burgeoning SoMa / Quapaw area, it has the paw-fect side yard for romping.
This morning, THV 11 hosted HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories author Grace Vest, and Judy and Rocky Ostroski. Rocky was rescued from an attic following Hurricane Katrina by Judy’s husband Steve, who was in the National Guard and deployed to New Orleans when he found Rocky. Our small, local press appreciates THV 11 for the opportunity to share incredible rescue stories like Rocky’s, and to highlight Grace’s project to draw attention to rescue dogs needing homes across Arkansas.
Hope you caught HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories author Grace Vest and coverdog Champ on Good Afternoon Arkansas! Thank you KATV for sharing the stories of rescue dogs in our state.
Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories author Grace Vest and Et Alia publisher Erin Wood are featured by UA Little Rock as two alumnae working together. Vest is a 2015 mass communications graduate from UA Little Rock, and Wood earned her masters in professional and technical writing there in 2009.
Read the full article HERE.
Join us at HarvestFest in Hillcrest Saturday, October 14 from 11-7 for some great deals on fantastic reads!
Deals for HarvestFest 2017
Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories by Grace Vest
• $1 of every purchase goes to Rock City Rescue
• $24.95 retail
• 2 for $45
• 3 or more, $20 per book!
The Mud & The Lotus: A Guide and Workbook for Students of Yoga by Courtney Denise Butler
• $39.95 retail
• 2 for $70
• 3 or more for $30 each
• Yoga Cards $8.95 each, 2 for $15, all 3 for $20
$10 each, your choice:
• Can Everybody Swim? A Survival Story from Katrina’s Superdome by Bruce S. Snow, retail $16.95
• Scars: An Anthology edited by Erin Wood, retail $19.95
• The President Next Door: Poems, Songs, and Journalism by Philip Martin, retail $13.95
$3 with any purchase, or $6 without purchase:
• The Only World You Get: Arkansas Stories by Dennis Vannatta, retail $14.95
Join us in Little Rock this weekend for Hillcrest HarvestFest!
Come to our Et Alia booth and:
- Meet The Mud & The Lotus: A Guide and Workbook for Students of Yoga author Courtney Denise Butler. Courtney can sign your book and talk to you about all things yoga, yoga business, and writing.
- Purchase your just-released copies of Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories, with $1 from every book sold to be donated to Rock City Rescue. You'll want to stock up early on this book that is sure to be a favorite of the holiday season.
- Get special deals on our books to be revealed the day of HarvestFest.
- Learn about submitting to our Neglected Histories of Arkansas Contest, judged by poet and professor of creative writing HK Hummel and Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Dr. Todd Herman.
- Meet members of our team and learn more about our Little Rock-local small press for big voices.
- Get your signed copy of Scars: An Anthology edited by Erin Wood.
If someone told you that a dog found in a shopping center parking lot in Little Rock could detect cancer, would you believe them? Read Frankie's story along with the incredible rescue stories of 24 other dogs by pre-ordering your copy of HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories by Grace Vest at EtAliaPress.com.
Buy today for a 10% pre-order discount through Friday 9/15, and you'll receive your book in early October. Follow @homesweethomearpups and @etaliapress on Instagram for the latest furry photo, book news, excitement, and events.
Thanks to all who came out to Handmade in the Heights on Saturday, May 6! We had a great time speaking to readers and writers, slinging paperbacks, and sharing the excitement of past and current Et Alia projects.
Author Grace Vest and Champ share news about the FALL 2017 release of HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs and Their Stories. We even got a visit from the cover dog herself! The photoshoot for the final dog featured in the book was complete yesterday. Et Alia is thrilled for Grace and all these special doggies as enthusiasm builds for the release!
Et Alia author Philip Martin (The President Next Door: Poems, Songs, and Journalism) wife Karen, and their fur kids; Et Alia author and co-owner Erin Wood with her mamma; and a fun customer sharing her new poster, purchased just down the way from Yella Dog Press.