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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

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

Book Signing

Join Ann Smith, author of 100 Things to Do in Portland, OR Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Tualatin Public Library (18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 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

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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 Kathryn Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, for a presentation at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (2692 Madison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

— February 28, 2019

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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

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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

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside, CA Before You Die and Secret Inland Empire, for a writing workshop, discussion, and book signing at Riverside Art Museum (3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501) from 10:20 a.m. to noon.

— March 23, 2019

Book Signing

Join Jeremy Pugh, author of 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Author Palooza (330 E 1300 St., Orem, Utah, 84058) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— March 23, 2019

Presentation

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

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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

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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

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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 to 8 p.m.

— April 2, 2019

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Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Wilmette Public Library (1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091) from 1 to 2 p.m.

— April 4, 2019

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Join Jessica Mlinaric, author of Secret Chicago, for a presentation at White Oak Library's Crest Hill Branch (20670 Len Kubinski Dr., Crest Hill, IL 60403) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

— April 12, 2019

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for a book signing at Hazel General Store (1250 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703) from 1 to 2 p.m.

— April 13, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Mermaid Factory (510 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— April 20, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewery (1805 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

— April 23, 2019

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum (1113 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— April 27, 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

Book Signing

Join Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Cottage LunaSea Gift Store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— April 28, 2019

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a wine tasting, vineyard tour, and book signing at Fisher King Winery (1105 Laser St., Verona, WI 53593) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

— April 29, 2019

Launch Party

Join Jenna Kashou, author of 100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die, Second Edition, for her book launch at The Ivy House (906 S Barclay St., Milwaukee, WI 53204) from 4 to 8 p.m.

— May 1, 2019

Book Signing

Join Sam Brown, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, for a book signing at Goodnight Charlie's (2531 Kuester, Houston, TX 77006) from 6 to 8 p.m.

— May 2, 2019

Book Signing

Join Sam Brown, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, for a book signing at Murder by the Book (2342 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005) from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

— May 4, 2019

Presentation

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a presentation and book signing at Oregon Public Library (256 Brook St., Oregon, WI 53575) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— May 4, 2019

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for a presentation at Culver Center for the Arts (3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

— May 5, 2019

Book Signing

Join Sam Brown, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, for a book signing at River Oaks Bookstore (3720 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098) from 3 to 5 p.m.

— May 11, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Pages Bookshop (19560 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48223) from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

— May 14, 2019

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a wine tasting and making your own bucket list at Toot + Kate's Winebar (109 S Main St., Verona, WI 53593) from 6 to 8 p.m.

— May 16, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Barnes and Noble (3120 Fairland Dr., Allen Park, MI 48101) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— May 18, 2019

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

— May 21, 2019

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for the Annual Kewet Festival at the Malki Museum (11795 Malki Rd., Banning, CA) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

— May 26, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Paper Trial Book (414 S Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48067) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— June 1, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Barnes and Noble (2800 S Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— June 8, 2019

Presentation

Join Paul Vachon, author of Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, for a presentation at Clinton Macomb Public Library (40900 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

— June 18, 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

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at A Room of One's Own Bookstore (315 W Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703) from 1 to 3 p.m.

— July 20, 2019

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for a presentation and book signing at Mission Inn Museum (3696 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501) from 2 to 3 p.m.

— September 21, 2019