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Jason Reynold’s new middle-grade book Patina, the second volume in his Track series, is an entertaining story of four unlikely teammates, each with personal demons who are doing their best to outrun their teenage angst and anxiety. He will ... more

Sep 12, 2017 2:12 PM Books

A quartet of uniquely talented authors, writing in the styles of prose, poetry, and memoir, will visit Boswell Book Co. on Aug. 21 to share intimate human stories of both fact and fiction. more

Aug 15, 2017 2:27 PM Books

In his novel The Dark Net, Benjamin Percy transforms Portland, Ore. into a virtually ravaged society on the verge of imminent invasion by a violent horde of demons. more

Aug 8, 2017 2:28 PM Books

In 1976, the year Bianca Marais was born, the Soweto uprising in South Africa ended with the violent deaths of hundreds of black school children who were gunned down by police for protesting against,Books more

Jul 18, 2017 1:06 PM Books

In Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation, Alan Wieder has compiled over 100 interviews with people who knew Terkel in both his public and private lives. Wieder will appear at Woodland Pattern Book Center for a reading at ... more

Sep 13, 2016 3:30 PM Books

In a stunningly creative new book of poetry, Impersonations, Milwaukee poet Mark Zimmermann has used the lipogram style by limiting his prose to only the letters contained in the names of the historical and contemporary characters that are ... more

Jan 12, 2016 3:06 PM Books

Tracing Orson Welles’ roots from his Midwestern upbringing through his early successes, award-winning Milwaukee writer Patrick McGilligan’s Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane is a sweeping narrative, groun... more

Dec 1, 2015 6:58 PM Books

Milwaukee author and educator James K. Nelson traces the origins of modern education movements in Milwaukee in his new book Educating Milwaukee: How One City’s History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools. He will speak at Boswell... more

Nov 17, 2015 8:33 PM Books

All American Boys is a powerful, timely new book by award-winning co-authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely that brings the recent news headlines surrounding police brutality and the incendiary issues of racial profiling into sharp focus.... more

Oct 6, 2015 6:55 PM Books

In their new book $2.00 a day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer cite the connection between a sharp rise in poverty and the simultaneous decline in government public assistance between 1996-2011. Shae... more

Sep 29, 2015 7:53 PM Books

Novelist Richard Kadrey will discuss the latest installment in his paranormal Sandman Slim series, Killing Pretty, at Boswell Book Co. on Monday, Aug. 17. more

Aug 11, 2015 6:35 PM Books

Milwaukee author Lauren Fox’s new novel, Days of Awe, is a gripping and emotional narrative of one woman’s brave struggle to overcome tragedy. Fox will speak at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. more

Jul 28, 2015 6:19 PM Books

Charlotte Nightingale, the central character in Pamela Ferderbar’s charming debut novel Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale, has serious shar chi (“poison luck”) in the realm of feng shui. Ferderbar will discuss her book Feng Shui and Ch... more

Jun 9, 2015 8:16 PM Books

The glamour and decadence of Elsie de Wolfe’s high-society lifestyle is beautifully captured in Charlie Scheips’ book Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm. more

Apr 28, 2015 8:56 PM Books


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Philip DiMeo’s Binoculars: Masquerading as a Sighted Person is an inspirational firsthand account of one man’s emerging bravery and self-acceptance. more

Apr 14, 2015 6:53 PM Books

Wisconsin-born author Rebecca Rasmussen will return home this month as part of Mount Mary’s Writers on Writing Series. more

Apr 7, 2015 8:06 PM Books


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The compelling stories of two disparate protagonists collide in Mark Wisniewski’s memorable new thriller Watch Me Go. The author will appear at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. more

Mar 31, 2015 8:01 PM Books


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A trio of hilarious sisters—Lady, Vee and Delph—star in Judith Claire Mitchell’s well-crafted new novel, A Reunion of Ghosts. She will perform a live reading at Boswell Book Co. on Wednesday, April 1. more

Mar 24, 2015 8:06 PM Books

Poet Margaret Rozga’s new collection, Justice Freedom Herbs, features descriptive narrative poems on topics ranging from the challenges one faces in nurturing a garden to the injustices our ancestors fought against during the civil rights m... more

Mar 17, 2015 7:54 PM Books


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Boris Fishman’s novel, A Replacement Life is a fascinating exploration of the complicated issues of family loyalty and personal conscience. more

Feb 24, 2015 9:10 PM Books

UWM Visiting Writer Series presents Dan Kois, a native of Whitefish Bay and a writer and editor for Slate, at UW-Milwaukee (Curtin Hall, Room 175) on March 15. more

Mar 13, 2018 1:37 PM Books


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Award-winning Vietnamese-born Canadian writer Kim Thúy will be at Boswell Book Company on March 8. more

Mar 6, 2018 12:53 PM Books

The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes Newbery Medal-winning author Kelly Barnhill on March 1 at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. more

Feb 27, 2018 1:30 PM Books

Bhupendra O. Khatri, MD, will discuss his book Healthcare 911 at Boswell Book Company on Feb. 28. more

Feb 20, 2018 4:17 PM Books

André Aciman will discuss his novel, Call Me by Your Name, and its screen production (nominated for four Oscars) at Boswell Book Company on Feb. 19. more

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Wisconsin best-selling author Jane Hamilton (A Map of the World) will join Gregory Blake Smith, award-winning author of The Maze at Windermere, in conversation at Boswell Book Company on Thursday, Feb. 8. more

Feb 6, 2018 1:23 PM Books

Virginia Eubanks, political science professor and author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, will speak at Milwaukee Public Library’s Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room on Monday, Feb. 5. more

Jan 30, 2018 1:34 PM Books

Boswell Book Company and the UW-Milwaukee Student Union, present an evening with Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad on Wednesday, January 31 in the UWM Union Ballroom. more

Jan 23, 2018 1:59 PM Books


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The Women’s Speaker Series, produced by Milwaukee Reads, presents bestselling mystery novelist Sujata Massey, who speak at the Lynden Sculpture Gardens on Jan. 13. more

Jan 9, 2018 2:17 PM Books

Michele Wucker, commentator, policy analyst and author of The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, will speak at University School of Milwaukee on Jan. 5. more

Jan 2, 2018 1:59 PM Books

Marjorie Robertson, a Milwaukee native and William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition semifinalist for her debut novel Bitters in the Honey, will speak at Boswell Book Co. on Dec. 29. more

Dec 26, 2017 1:52 PM Books


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Urban farming was still a largely unknown concept in 1993 when Growing Power began as a program that offered inner-city Milwaukee teens an opportunity to work by growing food for their community. more

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John Nichols, Capital Times associate editor and national correspondent for The Nation, will discuss his new book co-authored with Dave Zweifel, Cap Times editor emeritus, at the Milwaukee Public Library East Branch on Dec. 20. more

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Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman will discuss his newest book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. more

Nov 21, 2017 1:46 PM Books

Milwaukee’s streetwise Vegetarian Alcoholic Press hosts author appearances at RedLine Gallery on Nov. 18 and at Woodland Pattern Book Center on Nov. 19. more

Nov 14, 2017 1:14 PM , Books


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British author Alexander McCall Smith will discuss the newest title in his bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series at Boswell Book Co. more

Nov 14, 2017 1:06 PM Books

Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, will speak at Cardinal Stritch University about the toll taken by gun violence on our nation’s children. more

Oct 24, 2017 1:51 PM Books

Astronaut Scott Kelly comes to UW-Milwaukee to discuss his record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station, collecting data for a future human mission to Mars. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:39 PM Books


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In her book Death of an Assassin, Ann Marie Ackermann methodically follows the fascinating lives of both a murderer/German immigrant soldier and the not-yet-famous General Robert E. Lee, whom he saved from death during the Mexican-American War. more

Oct 10, 2017 2:42 PM Books


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Best-selling author Brad Meltzer will discuss his newest book in his children’s series “Ordinary People Change the World,” I am Harriet Tubman, at Books & Company in Oconomowoc. more

Oct 3, 2017 1:34 PM Books