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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

Santa Barbara Know-It-All: A Guide to Everything That Matters

Any travel book about Santa Barbara should be informative and entertaining. Only this travel book is informative, entertaining and funny. Santa Barbara Know-It-All believes a sense of humor while traveling is essential to making your visit memorable, and even making it a little bit idiosyncratic, or maybe quirky. No, we’re going with idiosyncratic. Unique in its approach, Santa Barbara Know-It-All is packed with Santa Barbara’s hidden gems and undiscovered wonders, from the best places to picnic, hike, to places for booze, local foods, shopping, not to mention trivia and unusual truths that make Santa Barbara distinctive. Everything in this book has been vetted personally by the author; he’s eaten at each restaurant, stayed at each hotel, gone scuba diving at the Channel Islands, paragliding over Santa Barbara, run along the beaches and overturned each proverbial rock so you can discover exactly what makes Santa Barbara, you know, Santa Barbara. The 25 Questions True or False Quiz will test your knowledge of Santa Barbara so you too can be a smarty pants about America’s Riviera. If you’re going to travel to Santa Barbara, then travel funny.

Author Bio
Michael Cervin has authored five travel books focusing on Santa Barbara. He is the former restaurant critic, and travel writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press, and has contributed to nearly every publication in Santa Barbara. He continues to write for Forbes Travel Guides, The Hollywood Reporter, and Robb Report, among others. He is also a professional wine and spirits writer and judge, and writes about international water issues.

Easy Portland Outdoors

Do you intend to spend more time outdoors, but then decide you’re too busy/unmotivated/unfit for an epic adventure? Easy Portland Outdoors includes adventures that are accessible to almost anybody. Want to know which public gardens you can visit with your dog? Where you can kayak with your kids? Which of Portland’s outdoor pools are wheelchair accessible? It’s all in here. Adventures range from trying golf for the first time to learning to operate a Segway, from taking a ghostly walking tour to careening down the Willamette River in a jet boat. Most of these adventures can be accomplished in a day. A few are more epic in scope but still easy. Portland is a haven for nature lovers–17.8 percent of the city is parkland, it’s bisected by a major river, and both mountains and beaches are less than two hours away. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, don’t miss out on all the easy outdoor fun.

Author Bio
Teresa Bergen is always looking for a new easy outdoor adventure. She writes about travel, health and fitness from her home in Portland, Oregon. Her favorite outdoor activities are kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and yoga. She enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and Rudy the Keeshond, world’s cutest dog.

 

Events & Updates

Presentation

Join Ellen Shubart, author of What's with Chicago?, for a presentation at Chicago Architecture Foundation (224 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604) at noon.

— May 23, 2018

Trivia Night

Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Omaha Before You Die, for a book signing and trivia night at Kros Strain Brewing Company (10411 Portal Rd. #102, La Vista, NE 68128) starting from 5-8 p.m. Think you know Omaha? Win gift cards to Kros or a copy of the book by answering questions all about Omaha. Bring up to 6 players for a book signing at 5 p.m., followed by the trivia game 6 p.m.

— May 23, 2018

Author Event

Join the authors of 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, Second Edition, Danny Jensen and Carrie Kim, for a night of fun L.A. trivia, beers, prizes and more at Angel City Brewery (216 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90002) in the Arts District starting at 7 p.m. Test your knowledge of Los Angeles trivia, including essential dining and drinking destinations, hidden histories, and must-do activities for locals and visitors alike. Admission will include a copy of the new book, one beer, and trivia participation.

— May 23, 2018

Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers--authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team--for a book signing at Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (3861 E Stan Musial Dr., Springfield, MO 65809) at 11:30 a.m.

— May 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die and 100 Things to Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a book signing at Island Bookstore (7372 Main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757) at 1 p.m.

— May 27, 2018

Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers--authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team--for a book signing at the Gateway Grizzlies St. Louis Browns Night (Grizzlies Stadium: 2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd., Sauget, IL 62206) at 6:30 p.m.

— May 31, 2018

Book Signing

Join Karen Nelson, author of 100 Things to Do in Branson Before You Die, for a book signing at The Library Center (4653 S Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO 65810) at 10 a.m.

— June 2, 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

Presentation

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers--authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team--for a presentation at Oasis - Maryland Heights Community Center (2300 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043) at 10 a.m.

— June 8, 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

Author Event

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, and other local authors for Printer's Row Lit Fest: a two-day long street festival. Find more information about the festival here: https://printersrowlitfest.org

— June 9, 2018

Author Event

Join Mary Dixon Lebeau, author of Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a Secret Philadelphia Treasure Hunt and a book signing at American Treasure Tour (One American Treasure Way, Oaks, PA 19456) starting at 10 a.m.

— June 9, 2018

Presentation

Join Mark Stuertz, author of Secret Dallas, for a book signing at Historic Downtown Courthouse (101 Rusk St., Rockwall, TX 75087) at 8 a.m.

— 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

Author Event

Join Ellen Shubart, author of What's with Chicago, for a presentation and trivia quiz at Glencoe Public Library (Park Ave., Glencoe, IL 60022) at 7 p.m.

— June 13, 2018

Book Signing

Join Danny Jensen and Carrie Kim, authors of 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at The Last Bookstore(453 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013) at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $16 and includes a signed book.

— June 13, 2018

Book Signing

Join Elizabeth Licata, author of 100 Things to Do in Buffalo Before You Die, for a book signing at Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Inaugural Site (641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202) at 6 p.m.

— June 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Anietra Hamper, author of Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Habeeba's Dance of the Arts (1327 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212) at 4 p.m. 

— June 16, 2018

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Naperville Nichols Library (200 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540) at 7 p.m.

— June 21, 2018

Radio Interview

Join Amy Eckert, Kath Usitalo, and Kim Schneider--the authors of 100 Things Detroit, Upper Peninsula and Mackinac Island, and Traverse City, respectively--for a radio interview on WTCM-AM 103.5 at 8:35 a.m.

— June 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Amy S. Eckert, author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Horizon Books (243 E Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684) starting at 6 p.m.

— June 22, 2018

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die and 100 Things to Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a book signing at Saturn Booksellers (127 W Main St., Ste. A, Gaylord, MI 49735) at 11:30 a.m.

— June 23, 2018

Book Signing

Join Amy S. Eckert, author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing with the rest of the Michigan Trio (Kath Usitalo ad Kim Schneider) at Saturn Booksellers (127 W Main St., Suite A, Gaylord, MI 49735) at 11:30 a.m.

— June 23, 2018

Presentation

Join Amy S. Eckert, author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, Second Edition, for a presentation and book signing with the rest of the Michigan Trio (Kath Usitalo ad Kim Schneider) at Artisan Village (219 Michigan Ave., Grayling, MI 49738) at 3 p.m.

— June 23, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, the author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch: Second Edition, for a book signing at Christopher's Home Accents (127 Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, MO 63122) at 3 p.m.

— June 23, 2018

Book Launch

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch, for his book launch at The Royale Food & Spirit (3132 Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139) at 2 p.m.

— June 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join Danny Jensen and Carrie Kim, authors of 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Clifton's Republic (648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014) at 2 p.m.

— June 24, 2018

Presentation

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die and 100 Things to Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing in Engadine Library (13920 Melville St., Engadine MI, 49827) at 7 p.m.

— June 29, 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, Second Edition, for a presentation at St. Louis Public Library (4415 Natural Bridge Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115) at 6 p.m.

— July 3, 2018

Book Signing

Join Julie Furst Henning, author of 100 Things to Do in Eugene Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes & Noble Eugene (1163 Valley River Dr., Eugene, OR 97401) at 11 a.m.

— July 7, 2018

Book Signing

Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Omaha Before You Die, for a book signing at Mid-America Center (1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501) during O Comic Con. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 13, 14, and 15, join the authors at O Comic Con for comic book artists, cosplay, and much more. Tim and Lisa will be there selling and signing books. Tickets are required to enter the event. 

— July 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

Book Signing

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 book signing at Circa STL (1090 Old Des Peres Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131) from noon to 4 p.m.

— July 14, 2018

Book Signing

Join Sarah Parisi, author of The Ultimate Kids Adventure Guide to Chicago, for a book signing at Beachside Authorfest in Lake Geneva (918 W Main St., Lake Geneva, WI) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— July 14, 2018

Presentation

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 Scenic Regional Library-Pacific Branch (119 W. Saint Louis St., Pacific, MO 63069) at 6 p.m.

— July 17, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition, for a presentation and book signing at The Novel Neighbor (7905 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119) at 3 p.m.

— July 21, 2018

Book Signing

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 book signing at Main Street Books (307 S Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301) at 1 p.m.

— August 4, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition, for a presentation and book signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122) at 2 p.m.

— August 11, 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

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, Scehemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch, for a book signing at Town Center Plaza in Wildwood during celebrate Wildwood at 11 a.m.

— August 25, 2018

Presentation

Join Verna Gates, author of 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die, for a presentation at 721 Oxmoor Rd., Birmingham, AL 35209 at 6:30 p.m.

— September 13, 2018

Book Signing

Join Mark Stuertz, author of Secret Dallas, for a book signing at Half Price Books (5803 E Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75231) at 1 p.m.

— September 23, 2018

Book Signing

Join Mary Dixon Lebeau, author of Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Collingswood Book Festival at 10 a.m.

— October 6, 2018

Book Signing

Join Mary Dixon Lebeau, author of Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Collingswood Book Festival starting at 10 a.m.

— October 6, 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 Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Eisenhower Public Library (4613 N Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights, IL 60706) at 7 p.m.

— November 1, 2018

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition, for a presentation and book signing at Maplewood Public Library (7550 Lohmeyer Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143) at 1 p.m. This event is part of the library's celebration of National Novel Writing Month.

— November 3, 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