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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

Route 66 Splendor: An Adult Coloring Book

Route 66 Splendor: An Adult Coloring Book features beautifully rendered scenes of beloved places along this iconic highway. Working from photographs to produce intricate line drawings, St. Louis artist Jo Ann Kargus takes us from Illinois to California. Explore visual gems like the Coral Court Motel and the Rainbow Curve Bridge in the Midwest, Cadillac Ranch and the Wigwam Motel in the Southwest, and end your journey in California at the Santa Monica Pier. Encounter places and sites we all know and love—from historical landmarks to icons of culture to famous hangouts—in this delightful, illustrated tour of the Mother Road.

Author Bio:
Jo Ann Kargus has been a commercial artist/illustrator in St. Louis for over 32 years, but she has drawn her whole life. For her clients, her work ranges from quick marker sketches to photo realistic renderings. She has also painted commissioned portraits and murals that are on display throughout the city. “I have always been thankful that I have been able to make a living as an artist.” Her coloring book, St. Louis Splendor, was released September 15, 2016.

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

Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well. From a long lost cave to a hidden underground sex club, Louisville has its share of secrets and oddities. Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is a book that answers questions you didn’t even realize you had about the city that stands proudly along the Ohio River. A tree that seems to magically sprout shoes? It’s here. Mummified Saints on display in a local cathedral? That’s Louisville, too. You get the picture: Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky’s largest city, covering the strange, the surprising, and sometimes the silly locales, history and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the “Happy Birthday” song, Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn’t even know you needed.

Author Bio:
Kevin Gibson is a Louisville, Kentucky-based author who writes about everything from food to beer to the great city he calls home. In his 25-plus years as a professional writer, he has won numerous awards for his work, but doesn’t know where most of them are now. His books include 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die (2016), Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014), among others. He also loves his dog . . . a lot.

Events & Updates

Book Signing

Join Kevin Gibson, author of Secret Louisville, for a book signing at The Cure Lounge, 1481 S Shelby St., from 5:30PM-1AM. 

— April 1, 2017

Book Signing

Join Mikalee Byerman, author of 100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble, 5555 S Virginia St., from 1-3PM.

— April 1, 2017

Book Launch

Join Gareth Kelley, author of 100 Things to Do in San Luis Obispo Before You Die, for his book launch at Barnes and Noble, 894 Marsh St., from noon to 4PM. 

— April 1, 2017

Author Event at Brew with a View at Packinghouse Brewery

Join author Larry Burns (100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die) for an event at Packinghouse Brewery (Riverside Municipal Airport Airshow) 6421, Central Ave., #101A Riverside CA, 92504, from 12 to 4 p.m.

— April 1, 2017

Book Signing

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (Farmington location, 1599 South East Rd.) from 1-4PM. 

— April 2, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for a reading and book signing at Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., from 7:30-9PM. 

— April 3, 2017

Book signing at Schlafly Bottleworks

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for a book signing at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 southwest Ave., Maplewood MO, from
6 to 9 p.m.

— April 3, 2017

Author Event at Sugar Maple

Join author Jennifer Posh (100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die) at Sugar Maple, 441 East Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207.

— April 5, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for an event at the Urge Palette, 3635 9th St., from 7-8PM. This event will be a dual presentation with another author, and will include a reading, music, and book signing. 

— April 6, 2017

Book Signing

Join Beth D'Addono, author of 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die, for a book signing at Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., at 6PM. Beth will also make a small presentation and answer questions. 

— April 6, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for an event at Books Inc., 3515 California St., from 6-8PM. 

— April 6, 2017

Book Signing at Hazel General Store

Join author Katie Vaughn (100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die) for a book signing at Hazel General Store, 1250 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703, from 2 to 4 p.m.

— April 8, 2017

Speaking Engagement at Indiana Ave.

Join author Larry Burns (100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die) for a speaking engagement at 9800 Indiana Ave., Riverside CA 92503, 5:30 p.m.

— April 10, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Gareth Kelley, author of 100 Things to Do in San Luis Obispo Before You Die, for a brief speaking engagement as a part of Good Morning SLO at Grace Church, 1350 Osos St., from 7-9AM.

— April 12, 2017

Book Signing

Join Gareth Kelley, author of 100 Things to Do in San Luis Obispo Before You Die, for a book signing at the Farmers Market in Downtown San Luis Obispo from 6-9PM.

— April 12, 2017

Book Signing

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a book singing at the Buder Branch of Saint Louis Public Library, 4401 Hampton Ave., from 6:30PM-8PM.

— April 13, 2017

Book Signing

Join Sarah Crosland, author of Secret Charlotte, for a book signing at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., at 11AM. 

— April 15, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at Revel, 107 N Hamilton St., from 11AM to 1PM. Shoppers can pop in after the first Farmers' Market of the season to purchase a book and enjoy a mimosa, and create their own "Madison Adventure" tote bag.

— April 15, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at Wildwood Historical Society, 18750 Hwy. 100, at 7PM. 

— April 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a panel event as part of the 14th annual
"A Company of Authors" at the Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St., from 1-5PM.

— April 22, 2017

Author Event

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, and more local authors for an event at St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid, from 2-5PM as a part of the Author Shout Out program. 

— April 22, 2017

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, and other local authors for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (Madison West), 7433 Mineral Point Rd., from 1-3PM. 

— April 22, 2017

Riverside Annual Arts Market

Join author Larry Burns (100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die) for an art market at Riverside Art Mart, Riverside Art museum, 3425 mission Inn Ave., Riv CA 92501, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— April 22, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Oakland House, 7801 Genesta, at 1PM as a part of the Affton Historical Society. 

— April 23, 2017

Author Event and Book signing at Antique Row

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at Antique Row on Chreokee, between Broadway and Jefferson, from 10 to 2.

— April 23, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event for the Philadelphia Concierge Association at Baril Restaurant (267 S 19th St.) from 5:30-6:30PM. 

— April 25, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for an event at the Vi Retirement Home, 620 Sandhill Rd., from 3:30-5:30PM. 

— April 26, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a speaking engagement at Los Altos Public Library, 13 S Antonio Rd., from 6-8PM. 

— April 27, 2017

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for an event and book signing at Cellar Door Books, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A, from 11-5PM. Larry is a featured writer for an Indie Bookstore Day event.

— April 29, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Snowbound Books, 118 N Third St., from 11AM-1PM. 

— April 29, 2017

TV Interview

Tune into WVEC-TV ABC 13 at noon for an interview with Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die.

— April 30, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, and the Stanford Alum Association of Orange County Breakfast Group for an event at Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 2750 Harbor Blvd., from 7:30-8:45AM. 

— May 3, 2017

Book Signing

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for a book signing at Migliore's Gourmet Foods, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #13, from 12-5PM. At the event, Larry will talk to visitors about travel and sell and sign books as a part of the Beerwalk at Canyon Crest. 

— May 6, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at St. Louis Convention Center

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the St. Louis Convention Center, 701 Convention Plaza, STL MO 63101, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— May 8, 2017

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for a book signing at the University of Madison Bookstore, 711 State St., from 2-4PM.

— May 12, 2017

Book Launch

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for her book launch at the Finnish Center, 35200 W 8 Mile Rd., from 4-6PM.

— May 12, 2017

Author Event

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, at the Hooker Day Parade and Festival in Bushnell Park. Chip will have a table at the festival from 12-6PM. 

— May 13, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at Einstein Bagels

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the meeting room in Einstein Bagels, 8127 Big Bend blvd., webster Groves, MO 63119, from 10 a.m. to noon.

— May 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event at William Penn House (1919 Chestnut St.) at 8PM. 

— May 15, 2017

Author Event

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for an event at the Cary Area Library, 1606 Three Oaks Rd., at 7PM. Register for the event here: http://caryarealibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=14802&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=5/1/2017&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pg

— May 17, 2017

Radio Interview

Tune into WCTM-Radio 580 (AM) at 8:30AM for an interview with Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die. 

— May 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at Toot + Kate's Wine Bar, 109 S Main St., at 6PM. Attendees can sip wine, purchase the book, and create their own summertime-Madison bucket list. 

— May 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, at the Connecticut Farm and Folk Festival in Glastonbury. Chip will have a table at the festival from 10AM-5PM. 

— May 20, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a speaking engagement at the Itasca Library, 500 W Irving Park Rd., at 7PM. Register to attend the event here: http://events.itascalibrary.org/event/3155399

— May 23, 2017

Author Event at Oak Bend Library

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor and St. Louis Splendor) for an event at Oak Bend Library, 855 S. Holmes Ave., STL MO, at 7 p.m.

— May 24, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Gareth Kelley, author of 100 Things to Do in San Luis Obispo Before You Die, for a speaking engagement for Rotary SLO at the Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd., from noon to 1:30PM.

— May 31, 2017

Speaking Engagement at Kiwanis Club

Join author Larry Burns (100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die) for a speaking engagement at Tamale Factory, 3663 Main Street, Riv CA 92501, from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

— June 1, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E Jefferson Ave.) at 7PM. 

— June 1, 2017

Route 66 Cars and Guitars festival

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for a festival in Kirkwood, from5 to 7 p.m.

— June 10, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Santa Claus Lodge (91 W Christmas Blvd.) at 7PM.

— June 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at the Forum, near 100 State St., from 1-3PM. 

— June 11, 2017

Book Signing

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in West County Mall, 113 West County Center Dr., from 12-3PM. 

— June 17, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at Missouri history Museum

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the Missouri History Museum in the grand Hall, Forest Park, Lindell and DeBaliviere, STL MO, from 6 to 8 p.m.

— June 20, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Anchor In Naubinway, W11623 US-2, from 11:30AM-1:30PM. 

— June 23, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Iowa Theater (Winterset, Iowa) at 7PM.

— July 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for an event at the Engadine Public Library, W13920 Melville St., at 7PM. 

— July 20, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum (Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Blvd.) at 10:30AM or 7PM.

— August 8, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Grace UMC, 6199 Waterman Blvd., at 1PM. 

— September 12, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., at 11:45AM. This event is for the St. Louis Rotary Club. 

— September 21, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at the Oakland House Museum, 7801 Genesta St., from 1-3:30PM. This event is held in conjunction with the Affton Historical Society's and Ladies of Oakland's annual tea. 

— September 28, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event with the Working Women's group at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., at 5PM.

— October 11, 2017

Author Event

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Oakland House (Affton Historical Society), 7801 Genesta St., at 1PM. 

— October 22, 2017