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Reedy Press is a book publisher that specializes in local interest titles for the trade market AND custom and commemorative titles for schools, communities, and cultural institutions.

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New Releases

100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die

Locals, veteran visitors, and first-timers are equally delighted when they hear the story of a wealthy old Charlestonian woman who was once asked why she so seldom traveled. Puzzled, she replied, “My dear, why should I travel when I’m already here?” Charleston has become the darling of the Southeast United States, thanks to the city’s blend of grace, beauty, history, and oh-so-Southern dining and hospitality. Charleston has a way of charming visitors with its lush Lowcountry landscape, Civil War history, antebellum plantations, cultural and artistic opportunities, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and restaurants, shopping, and the gracious and welcome reception from residents. 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die is filled with easy-to-follow suggestions of where to go, what to see, can’t-miss dining, outdoor recreation, events and entertainment, and where to shop ’til you drop—along with seasonal activities, suggested itineraries, and lots of insider tips.

Author Bio:
Lynn and Cele Seldon make up the team that is Seldon Ink. They have spent more than twenty-five years covering all aspects of travel. With a keen focus on the Southeast and a particular love of Charleston, they have written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles about the area and have become award-winning Charleston experts. Along with a half-dozen books, their work has appeared in
Southern Living, Taste of the South, The Local Palate, Cruise Travel, South Carolina Living, South Carolina Magazine, TrailBlazer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Charlotte Observer, various in-flight publications, and many AAA magazines. Follow along on their adventures at www.seldonink.com or @seldonink.

Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Where in Columbus can you find a grave of specimens from an insane asylum? Stroll down Memory Lane? See the world’s largest gavel? Sniff the rarest smelly flower in the world? Soak up relics from the old National Roads? Soak up relics from the old National Road?

The progressive pulse of Columbus secretly rests on fascinating, shocking, and bizarre events. Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is a journey of awe-inspiring moments combined with exciting knowledge about Ohio’s capital city. This book discovers what trash-eating pigs have to do with the landfill and how Columbus police are related to the Short North arts district.

Researched and written by Columbus native and career investigative television journalist Anietra Hamper, this book reveals exciting discoveries that take you to places you would never find on your own. From settler-era squirrel hunts to the famous smoking Mai Tais of the defunct Kahiki Supper Club, the secrets of Columbus are waiting for you. With Secret Columbus as your guide, uncover new truths about the places you thought you knew and experience an element of adventure along the way.

 

Author Bio:
A Columbus, Ohio, native and the owner of ThreeWordPress, Anietra Hamper covers destinations around the world for regional and national publications including AAA, USA TODAY, TourismOhio.com, Columbus Parent magazine and official Visitor Guides for several counties in Ohio. Anietra has won numerous industry awards for travel writing and television news reporting. She is a recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement Award, Jefferson Award and Congressional Award, and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

Events & Updates

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Miromar Outlets President's Day Sidewalk Sale (10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928) at 10AM.

— February 17, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a reading and signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO 63122) at 2PM.

— February 17, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Latte Da Coffee Shop & Deli (11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924) at 10AM.

— February 18, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing on a day cruise to Cabbage Key and Useppa with Captive Cruises (11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924) at 10AM.

— February 20, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation at Steak and Stories at the Church of St. Michael and St. George (6345 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105) at 6PM.

— February 20, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Shell Point Retirement Community's Open House (15101 Shell Point Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33908) at 8AM. 

— February 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book launch and signing at The North Market (59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH 43215) at 4PM.

— February 22, 2018

Presentation

Join Young Lincoln author Jan Jacobi for a party to celebrate the publication of Young Lincoln at the Church of St. Michael and George (6345 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105) at 6PM. 

— February 22, 2018

Presentation

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a historical tour at Green Library (557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305) at either 10:30AM or 2:30PM. 

— February 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a book signing at Stanford Bookstore (519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305) from 12-2PM.

— February 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join Cele & Lynn Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for their book launch reception and signing at Buxton Books (2A Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29401) at 5:30PM.

— February 27, 2018

Presentation

Join Candace O'Connor, author of Renaissance: A History of the Central West End, for a presentation in the Carnegie Room of the St. Louis Public Library (1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103). This event is presented by the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians in conjunction with the Steedman Architectural Library of SLPL. The Steedman Architectural Library will be open from 6:00 to 6:25 before the presentation. 

— February 27, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907) at 11AM. The signing will take place before and after a performance of Mamma Mia!

— March 1, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at The Recovery Room (685 King St., Charleston, SC 29403) at 8:30PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

— March 1, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing during Art Walk at The Nest (2214 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901) at 6PM.

— March 2, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing during the 81st annual Sanibel Shell Fair at Sanibel Community House (2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957) at 11AM.

— March 2, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Cover to Cover Children's Books (2116 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43221) from 6-8PM.

— March 2, 2018

Book Signing

Join Cele and Lynn Sheldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival (Cookbook signing tent at Marion Square, 329 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 229403) at 3PM.

— March 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Heard Museum's Indian Fair and Market (2301 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004) at noon.

— March 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (1812 Sam Rittenburg Blvd., Charleston SC 29407) at 10AM.

— March 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (1812 Sam Rittenburg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407) at 10AM.

— March 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Geneva Ives, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Santa Barbara, for a book signing at Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1130 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101) at 2PM.

— March 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside, CA, Before You Die, for a book signing at Riverside County Heritage Association's Symposium (5445 Chicago Ave., Riverside, CA 92507) at 8AM.

— March 3, 2018

TV Interview

Tune into the Weekend News Show on WCBD-TV News 2 for an interview with Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, at 7AM. 

— March 4, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Sheldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at Charleston Main Library (68 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401) at 6:30PM.

— March 5, 2018

Presentation

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Columbus Historical Society (717 W Town St., Columbus, OH 43222) at 7PM.

— March 6, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Hermann Scenic Library (601 Market St., Hermann, MO 65041) at 6PM.

— March 8, 2018

Book Signing

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Red Mountain Library (635 N Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205) at 1PM.

— March 10, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing and wine tasting at Annie's Wine Cottage (30 W Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065) from 2-4PM. Admission is free; Cost to taste wines is $20.

— March 10, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Annette's Book Nook, 7205 Blvd., Ste. 701, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931) at 10AM.

— March 10, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at the Farmer's Market outside Fenway Park (11500 Fenway South Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913) at 9AM.

— March 12, 2018

Presentation

Join Traci Angel and Andrea Sumy, authors of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at Mid-Continent Library - Woodneath (8900 NE Flintock Rd., Kansas City, MO 64157) at 7PM.

— March 13, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Outrigger Tiki Deck (6200 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931) at 5PM.

— March 13, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing during the Twins vs. Red Sox spring training game at Hammond Stadium (14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33912) at 11AM.

— March 14, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Hayley Gallery (260 Market St., Suite B, New Albany, OH 43054) at around 4PM.

— March 14, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation and kickoff event for the West coast at Book Passage (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925) at 5PM.

— March 17, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Sheldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at Charleston Main Library (68 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401) at 6:30PM.

— March 18, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (1560 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240) at 7PM.

— March 20, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Macintosh Books (2330 Palm Ridge Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957) at noon.

— March 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at The Shell Factory & Nature Park (2787 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33903) at 10:30AM.

— March 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing aboard the Key West Express ferry (1200 Main St., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931) on a round trip from the Fort Myers Beach to Key West. The trip starts at 8AM.

— March 28, 2018

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at New Lenox Public Library (120 Veterans Pkwy., New Lenox, IL 60451) at 6PM.

— March 29, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library (2100 S Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616) at 1:30PM.

— March 31, 2018

Presentation

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Tempe Public Library (3500 S Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ) at 10:30AM.

— April 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Norman Love Confections (13261 McGregor Blvd. #105, Fort Myers, FL 33919) at 4PM.

— April 5, 2018

Presentation

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a Clintonville Historical Society presentation and book signing at Moxie's (3468 N High St., Columbus, OH 43214) at 7PM.

— April 10, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, and other local authors for the Ohioana Book Festival at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square (75 E State St., Columbus, OH 43215) from 10:30AM to 5:30PM. 

— April 14, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at Charleston Farmer's Market in Marion Square at 9AM.

— April 14, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing during the Founder's Day festivities at Charleston Towne Landing (1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, SC 29407) at 1PM. 

— April 14, 2018

Book Signing

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation (108 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401) at 11AM. After you get your book, you can also purchase your tickets for the Wentworth Street Tour!

— April 15, 2018

Presentation

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Tempe Public Library (3500 S Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ) at 6:30PM.

— April 18, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation at the Sappington/Concord Historical Society at noon.

— April 19, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation at Friendship Village Sunset Hills (12503 Village Circle Dr., Sunset Hills, MO 63127) at 2:30PM.

— April 19, 2018

Presentation

Join Traci Angel and Andrea Sumy, authors of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at Mid-Continent Library - Blue Springs South (2220 MO-7, Blue Springs, MO 64014) at 11AM.

— April 21, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation at the Schalfly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library (225 N Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108) at 2PM.

— April 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Omaha Before You Die, for a lecture and book signing at The Durham Museum (801 S 10th St., Omaha, NE 68108) from 6:30-8PM. Reservations are required and regular museum admission applies; free for members. Reserve your seat online, then pay when you arrive at the event: https://12565.blackbaudhosting.com/12565/100-Things-to-Do-in-Omaha-Before-You-Die. 

— April 24, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Bridgeview Public Library (7840 W 79th St., Bridgeview, IL 60455) at 6:30PM.

— April 26, 2018

Presentation

Join Kim Schneider, Amy Eckert, and Kath Usitaloauthors of 100 Things to Do in Traverse City, Detroit, Upper Peninsula, and Mackinac Islandfor a group presentation and book signing at Pages Bookshop (19560 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48223) at 3PM. 

— April 28, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Cleveland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at The Book Loft (631 S 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43206) from 1-3PM.

— April 29, 2018

Presentation

Join NiNi Harris, author of This Used to Be St. Louis, for a presentation at Carondelet Historical Society (6303 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111) at 1:30PM.

— April 29, 2018

Presentation

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a presentation at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse (1010 Foothill Blvd., Flintridge, CA 91011) at 4PM. 

— May 5, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Hinckley, author of 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die, for a book signing at the 31st Annual Route 66 Fun Run at Dunton Motors (119 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401) at 2PM.

— May 6, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Lake Forest Public Library (360 E Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, IL, 60045) at 7PM.

— May 7, 2018

Author Event

Join Sarah Parisi, author of the Ultimate Kids' Adventure Guide to Chicago, for a presentation and book signing at the Schaumburg Township District Library (130 S Roselle Rd.) at 7PM. This event is a part of the Chicagoland: Read All About It author series. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— May 9, 2018

Presentation

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a presentation at The Avid Reader (617 2nd St., Davis, CA 95616) at 7:30PM.

— May 11, 2018

Book Signing

Join Kim Schneider, author of 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die, for a book signing at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate (12020 S Leelanau Hwy. [M-22], Empire, MI 49630) from 2-6PM. There will also be a free chocolate tasting!

— May 12, 2018

Book Signing

Join Teresa Bergen, author of Easy Portland Outdoors, for a book signing at the First Thursday Street Gallery (NW 13th and NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209) artist event at 6PM.

— June 7, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a book signing at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site (15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675) as a part of the day-long Summer Festival.

— June 9, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Elizabeth Terry, one of the authors of Ethnic St. Louis, for a presentation at Washington Historical Society (113 E 4th St., Washington, MO 63090) at 7PM. This will be a part of Washington Historical Society's Evening at the Museum series. More information on this series can be found here: http://www.washmohistorical.org/evening-at-the-museum/

— June 12, 2018

Presentation

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Cleveland, for a special event at Thurber Guest House (77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) as a part of their Summer Picnic series. Dinner will be served to guests at 5:30, with a presentation and book signing afterwards. Tickets are required for this event. 

— June 13, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Hinckley, author of 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die, for a presentation at the Route 66 Festival at the Shamrock Community Center (911 N Main St., Shamrock, TX 79079).

— July 14, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, the author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch, for a presentation at Friendship Village South (12503 Village Circle Dr., St. Louis, MO 63127) at 2:30PM.

— August 16, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation for the Lincoln Society of Dayton, Ohio at Carillon Park Brewery (1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409) at 2PM.

— October 7, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of An Icon, for a presentation for the Affton Historical Society at Oakland House (7801 Genesta, St. Louis, MO 63123) at 1:30PM.

— November 20, 2018