TODAY @ 7 pm (Thursday): Launch of Gerda’s memoir, MEMORY’S LAST BREATH, The King’s English, 1511 South 1500 East, SLC, UT. Free and open to the public.
While we bibliophilic locals dont’ need an introduction to The King’s English, it is still nice to see that is is known far and wide and even features on TripAdvisor (the source of the photo above.) Here is one of many recommendations: “The King’s English is what a bookstore should be: welcoming and homey, eclectic and independent in its outlook, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. It must be a great place to work. It is certainly a great place to visit–and to buy books, a lot or a few. Or just that one choice gem that one of the staff are sure to help you find.” MoseyOn, Portland, Oregon.
When my publisher, Hachette Book Group, sponsored my and Peter’s attendance at the American Bookseller’s Association’s Winter Institute in January this year, we ran into Anne Holman and Rob Eckman on our first stroll into the conference area and immediately felt at home. At a dinner hosted by my press, Hachette, we invited writer’s moved from table to table during the different courses in order to meet as many independent book sellers as possible. In this way, I ended up at Rob’s table, where he immediately introduced me to everyone as a fellow Salt Laker. He created such a warm sense of community that I still glow at the recollection of that memorable ending to a beautiful day.
Master story teller/reader Rob Eckman. Rob visits Gerda’s book signing table at the Winter Institute.
I feel so lucky that The King’s English has agreed to host my book launch at their venerable and beloved store. It would be so wonderful to see all of you there.