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New Releases

100 Things to Do in Palm Springs Before You Die, Second Edition

The seductive beauty of palm trees and soaring mountain peaks bring people from around the world to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. And with 360 days of sunshine each year, the ways to discover this desert paradise are endless. 100 Things to Do in Palm Springs Before You Die contains itineraries and tips on what you'll discover in Greater Palm Springs—a sun-kissed community comprised of nine cities. Get outside and hike through the natural wonder at Indian Canyons. Head up high on the Aerial Tramway or down low into the San Andreas Fault. Or check out the endless string of local celebrations, like the Tamale and Date Festival or, for music and art lovers, Coachella and the brand-new Desert X. More interested in old-school cool? Don your finest “desert casual” fashion for a night at The Purple Room, the choice hangout of the famed Rat Pack. As a longtime resident and seasoned traveler, author Lydia Kremer provides both a local’s insight and a penchant for discovery to her own backyard. With this book as your guide, you won’t miss a thing in this glamorous desert oasis.

About the Author:
Lydia Kremer, 
a travel writer for two decades, has been a resident of Palm Springs for more than twenty-five years. She is a veteran marketing and public relations professional and a widely published freelance writer. her features have appeared in numerous publications. She specializes in travel writing but also writes on a wide range of topics, including architecture, history, art, and culture.

Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline

The Nashville Sound is a sound heard all around the world. It is not just the sound of country music; music from Nashville includes Big Band, rhythm and blues, gospel, Christian, jazz and classical. Nashville music goes back a long way and embraces artists and songs that have no borders. “Music City U.S.A.” isn’t just a catchy slogan, it is an accurate description of the sounds of Nashville from Davy Crockett’s fiddle to the Fisk Jubilee Singers to rock classics from Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers to the Nashville Sound of Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold and beyond. The Nashville Sound is a rainbow of music.

Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline explores Nashville’s rich history in music that encompasses not only country music but also gospel music, contemporary Christian music, rhythm and blues, rock’n’roll and classical music. Nashville is a musical gold mine and this book follows the development of music and the music industry in Nashville from the nineteenth century until today.

About the Author:
Don Cusic 
is Curb Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont University. He is the author of a history of country music (Discovering Country Music), biographies of Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold, Hank Williams and others; The Beatles and Country Music, Elvis and Nashville, Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music and others. As a songwriter he has had songs recorded by Bobby Bare, Peter Noone, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Stevens, Lynn Morris and others.

Events & Updates

Presentation

Join Kathryn Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, for a presentation at Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch (502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011) from 2-4 p.m.

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, Second Edition, for a book signing at STL Style (3159 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's With St. Louis? Second Edition, for a book signing at 6 North Cafe (14438 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at M. Judson Booksellers (130 S Main St., Greenville, SC 29601) from 10 a.m. to noon. 

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, for a book signing at Half Price Books (630 McKnight Rd., University City) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a book signing at Main Street Books (307 S Main St., St. Charles, MO) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, Second Edition, for a book signing at the Boulevard Holiday Market (Richmond Heights) from 2-6 p.m.

— December 16, 2018

Book Signing

Join author Amanda E. Doyle, author of 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die and Missouri Almanac, for a book signing at The Boulevard across from St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Shop the stalls of more than 40 vendors, enjoy grown-up hot beverages from Narwhal’s, and sip on plenty of delicious drinks for the kids from Deer Creek Cafe. In addition to snacking on chestnuts, heartier fare will be available from the area’s best food trucks.

— December 16, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus, for a book signing at Short North Marketplace inside John Glenn International Airport (4600 International Gateway, Columbus, OH 43219) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— December 20, 2018

Author Event

Join Mason Douglas, author of Secret Nashville, for a book signing at Jack Daniels Saloon (2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

— December 21, 2018

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of St. Louis Brews, for a presentation and book signing at Alpha Brewing (4310 Fyler Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116) starting at 7 p.m. Don't be late--the event is going to be capped at 50 people!

— December 21, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, for a book signing at Half Price Books (1664 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— December 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in West County Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

— December 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's With St. Louis?, for a book signing at West County Center (80 West County Center Dr., Des Peres, MO 63131) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— December 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a book signing at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar, University City, MO) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— December 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, Second Edition, for a book signing at the Gateway Arch's store from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

— December 23, 2018

Book Signing

Join author Amanda E. Doyle, author of 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die and Missouri Almanac, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in West County Center (113 West County Center, Des Peres, MO 63131) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— December 23, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, for a book signing at Half Price Books (2107 Zumbehl Rd., St Charles, MO 63303) from 2 p.m. to close. 

— December 24, 2018

Presentation

Join Mason Douglas, author of Secret Nashville, for a book signing at Bluebird Cafe (4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37215) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

— December 28, 2018

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Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, Second Edition, for a presentation at Six Mile Regional Library's Johnson Road Branch (245 John Rd., Granite City, IL) at 2 p.m.

— January 19, 2019

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an IconSecond Edition, for a presentation at Six Mile Regional Library's Johnson Road Branch (2145 Johnson Rd., Granite City, IL) at 2 p.m.

— January 19, 2019

Presentation

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a presentation at Charlevoix Public Library (220 West Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI 49720) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

— January 29, 2019

Presentation

Join Adam Sawyer, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, Oregon, for a presentation at Canby Library (220 NE 2nd Ave., Canby, OR 97013) from 6:30-8 p.m.

— February 5, 2019

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for romantic stories and meals for Valentine's Day at Open Book Bookstore (7900 High School Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027) from 7-8:30 p.m.

— February 7, 2019

Presentation

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Fort Myers Beach Library (2755 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33931) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

— February 13, 2019

Book Signing

Join E. R. Bills, author of 100 Things to Do in Texas Before You Die, for a book signing at Jefferson Carnegie Library from 6-8 p.m.

— February 21, 2019

Presentation

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers and Sanibel Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Sanibel Public Library (770 Dunlap Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957) at 2 p.m.

— February 26, 2019

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Deerfield Public Library (920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— February 27, 2019

Presentation

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a presentation at 1 University Blvd., Bluffton, SC 29909 (Hargray Building, Room 156) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

— March 4, 2019

Presentation

Join Carol Ferring Shepley, author of St. Louis Timeline, Second Edition, for a presentation at the Schlafly Branch Library (225 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108) from 7-9 p.m.

— March 6, 2019

Presentation

Join Joni Hirsch Blackman, author of This Used to Be Chicago, for a presentation and book signing at Schaumburg Township District Library (13 S Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL) starting at 7 p.m.

— March 13, 2019

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for a presentation and book signing at Pyramid Club (1735 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103) from 6-8 p.m. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here: https://www.centercityproprietors.org/calendar#!event/2019/3/14/unique-eats-and-eateries-of-philadelphia

— March 14, 2019

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Glenview Public Library (1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL 60025) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— March 19, 2019

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Join What's With Chicago? author Ellen Shubart for a presentation at Northbrook Public Library in Northbrook, IL starting at 2 p.m.

— March 23, 2019

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Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library (11960 S Pulaski Rd., Alsip, IL 60803) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— March 26, 2019

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Riverside Public Library (1 Burling Rd., Riverside, IL 60546) starting at 8:30 p.m.

— March 28, 2019

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Riverside Public Library (1 Burling Rd., Riverside, IL 60546) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— March 28, 2019

Author Event

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for an event at Leon and Lulu (96 W 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

— April 28, 2019

Presentation

Join Adam Sawyer, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, Oregon, for a presentation at Lake Oswego Public Library (706 4th St., Oswego, OR 97034) from 7-8 p.m.

— May 21, 2019

Presentation

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a presentation at Hiawatha Sportsman's Club (Naubinway, MI 49762) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

— July 17, 2019