John Messick Book Launch

Come celebrate John Messick's new book, Compass Lines: Journeys Toward Home!

You are invited to a book launch at 203 Kombucha in Palmer on April 15th from 6PM-8PM. John will be reading from his book at 6:30PM and available for signing books before and after.

Compass Lines: Journeys Toward Home By John Messick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781736755839
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Porphyry Press - March 14th, 2023

In essays that traverse latitudes and continents, John Messick's Compass Lines explores the paths we take toward belonging. Here, broken vehicles mark the porous boundaries between built and natural worlds. Deserted backpacks trace immigration routes along the US-Mexico border. A job fighting wildfire near a ghost town reveals the dangers of a life spent wandering.

Christine Byl Author Event

Author Christine Byl will be here at Fireside Books on March 18th, from 1:00PM-3:00PM to sign her new book Lookout. Christine will be reading a portion of her book at 1:30PM. Come by and get a signed copy!

Lookout By Christine Byl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646052295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Strange Object - March 14th, 2023

Set in rural Montana, Lookout centers on the dual coming-of-age of a girl and her father amid the natural and cultural forces that shape their family.

Lookout tells the story of the Kinzlers, a working-class family firmly rooted in Northwest Montana.

Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods By Christine Byl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807033272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - March 11th, 2014

A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely apprenticeship on a national park trail crew—and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work

Fireside Book Club - April

Join us for our Book Club, now hosted by Fireside every first Wednesday of the month. 

For April, we will be reading Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. 

— – - Drops-ins and New Members welcome - – —

Shantaram: A Novel By Gregory David Roberts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312330538
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2005

Now a major television series from Apple TV+ starring Charlie Hunnam!

“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.”