Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Altered States in the Outer Limits, Our Monthly Newsletter

Altered States

Our altered book exhibit will open October 5. We’ve seen a few entries and hope there are a few more on the way. If you’re still busy altering, hurry up! The deadline is September 30 at 6 p.m. If you want to see some nicely recycled books...if you’ve always wanted to see what will happen when you fold, spindle and mutilate a book...the reception begins at 7 p.m. on the 5th.

And don’t miss out on a super First Friday in the art district. October 5 - 12 is Arts Week in Denver. That means the Santa Fe shops will be hopping during October’s art walk. In fact, the district will be busy all weekend long. There will be live music, a beer and wine garden and street performers. There will be Plein Aire painting in the alleys and the unveiling of the World’s largest vinyl print. For a list of city-wide events, visit the Denver Convention and Vistor's Bureau website.

One Book, One Denver

We applaud this year’s One Book, One Denver pick. Nick Arvin is a hometown hero, and his Articles of War is a wonderful read. If you’re following the Ken Burns documentary on World War II, this is the perfect companion. If you’ve been following the Iraq war, this book is a springboard to conversation. What are the stories of Iraq? Why don’t we hear them more often? Has technology changed what it means to be brave? What do we teach our young about war? Does it match the reality?

Miss Prothero is interested in hosting a One Book, One Denver discussion. Are you free October 20 at 2p.m.? Let us know.

We Want You!

Miss Prothero will have a live reading of Dylan Thomas’s
A Child’s Christmas in Wales on December 7 at 6 p.m. We’ll continue reading Christmas-Posada-Solstice-Hanukkah-Ramadan stories until we close at 9 p.m. that evening. Call us at 303-572-2260 if you’d like to be a celebrity reader or if you have a story to nominate.

The Book Club Beat

The next Whodunit Club meeting is September 30 at 4:30 p.m. Walter Mosley’s
A Red Death is under the magnifying glass. Dolores Johnson, local whodunit writer, will be leading the group on October 28 at 4:30 p.m. The book she’s chosen is Taking the Wrap, her second to last Mandy Dyer mystery. Miss P had paperback copies, but they’re all gone! If you get your copy from the library or find your own, give the store a call and we’ll let you know the stopping place. On November 18, the club will be treated to an original mystery dinner. Loyal club members will get first crack at the starring roles, but we’ll make provisions for kibitzers. If you’re not a loyal member and want to kibitz, give us a call.

The myth series reading group will start again on October 14 at 4 p.m. The subject of the discussion will be Jeanette Winterson’s
Weight. This is a story of Atlas and Hercules, of choice and coercion. If you’d like to join us and need more information give the store a call at 303-572-2260.

Is it your turn to host the neighborhood book club? Why not host the group here? We may even clean the windows for you!

Ready for Halloween?

Miss Prothero is always ready. If simple is your idea of costuming, how about dressing up in one of Miss P’s Ts? You can have your favorite beverage in an evil uncle stein. Check out our full line of discriminating reader apparel at Miss P's Ts.

AND! If come to the store on October 30 or 31 dressed as Miss Prothero, we’ll give you candy and a free book! Don’t know what Miss Prothero looked like? Our current copy
A Child’s Christmas in Wales has some interesting Edward Ardizzone illustrations. We also have a Dylan Thomas biography. It’s got pictures of the man and of the people he knew and loved.

Call for Mass Market Paperbacks

We’re hoping to build an altar out of mass market paperbacks for Day of the Dead. Have any to donate to the project? A mass market is a typical airport book. It’s about 6 3/4 inches tall and 4 1/4 inches wide. Call us if you want to add a few of yours to our altar.

Did You Bookmark Those Bookmarks?

Have you ever noticed Miss Prothero’s bookmarks? Each is part of a single story. We have just concluded the 2007 story series. We’re wondering if we should do a new story for 2008 or just forget bookmarks altogether. Do you use bookmarks? Are bookmarks just another piece of paper? Do you just dog ear your pages and cat tail your spines? So who needs bookmarks anyway? If we don’t hear from you, we may discontinue the bookmarks altogether.

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