Who Let The Girls Out! in Downtown Palmer

04/26/2014 11:30 am
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The biggest women's event in the state is back in Palmer! We'll be celebrating with two big events.

11:30 Kirsten Dixon, author of The Winterlake Lodge Cookbook!

Pam Flowers and Grace1:30 Pam Flowers, author of Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships -- a Battle of the Books pick for 5th and 6th grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We'll also have drawings for free copies of Jean Aspen's Arctic Son: Fufilling The Dream book and DVD

Location: 
Street:
720 S Alaska St
City:
Palmer
,
Province:
Alaska
Postal Code:
99645-6356
Country:
United States

Lexicon In Paperback!

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Lexicon (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143125426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books, 5/2014
Max Barry is a genius at creating heart-pulsing adventure-satire. In this book, language itself is hacked so it becomes a weapon. It's stirring, hugly funny, and thoughtful at the same time.

Meet Author Jean Apsen and Filmmaker Tom Irons

04/28/2014 4:00 pm

Arctic Son author Jean Aspen will be here to talk about her book and the accompanying DVD.

Arctic Son chronicles a family’s journey into the Brooks Range, to build a log cabin, hunt, and let the vast, harsh beauty of the Arctic envelop them. At once a portrait of courage and a heart-pounding adventure, this story portrays a discovery into what we value in life. Cut off from the rest of the world for more than a year, now her family would discover strength and beauty in their daily lives. They candidly filmed themselves and later produced a companion documentary, ARCTIC SON: Fulfilling the Dream, which shows on PBS stations across the nation. From an encounter with a grizzly bear at arm's length to a challenging six-hundred-mile river passage back to civilization, ARCTIC SON chronicles fourteen remarkable months alone in the Brooks Range. At once a portrait of courage, a lyrical odyssey, and authentic adventure, this is a family's extraordinary journey into America's last frontier. http://www.jeanaspen.com/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Daughter of arctic explorer Constance Helmericks, Jean Aspen began life in the wilderness. Throughout six decades, the natural world has remained central to her. Jean is the author of Arctic Daughter and Arctic Son. She and her husband, Tom Irons, live in Alaska and spend much of each year in Alaskan wilds.
WHAT’S THE FILM ABOUT?:
Arctic Son Fulfilling the Dream is a true and authentic wilderness-family adventure that takes place in Alaska. It is a survival program without the present day TV ‘survival’ hype. It is touching, poignant, funny at times, and real – 20 years in the making. Viewers see a real log cabin built before their eyes along with camping, canoeing, hiking and honest family interactions. At no time did they sensationalize the story line – even a bear attack was not blown out of proportion. Their truly dangerous 600-mile float trip in an extremely overloaded canoe was reduced to three minutes of movie time.

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780882409207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alaska Northwest Books, 4/2014

Location: 
Street:
720 S Alaska St
City:
Palmer
,
Province:
Alaska
Postal Code:
99645-6356
Country:
United States

The World Pushes; You Have to Push Back

The world pushes. The world screams. Smart Phones. YouTube. Wii. Work. The Children. This page is here to remind you that what you really love to do is to read, to sit alone with a book, by the fireplace or on the sofa or on the bed, to sit quietly, with your own mind, your own thoughts, and read -- a story, a novel, an essay. The world pushes. You have to push back. Say it now: Go Away. I'm reading!

About Fireside Books

Our hours are:

Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

We're in the heart of Downtown Palmer, right across from the Train Depot
(That's the big blue building!)

Fireside Books

720 S. Alaska St.

Palmer, AK 99645

fireside (at) goodbooksbadcoffee.com

907.745.2665 

Way back in the later part of the 20th Century, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke decided they wanted to open a bookstore. Both husband and wife were and are avid readers. Melissa's mother Peggy helped grow the small Wasilla library, and she grew up in a family of readers. David had just completed his Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing, and felt that his fellow writers deserved a place where good writing was honored and celebrated.

They found the perfect location for a bookstore in Palmer -- the small agricultural town in Alaska with a rich history and cultural heritage.

In 2001 David and Melissa discovered an empty storefront within a stone's throw of Vagabond Blues, their favorite Alaskan coffee-shop. It was the perfect location for a bookstore.

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