July 29, 2012 - 7:07pm
Here's to Louisville! A long-anticipated updated version of Sam Thomas' Crescent Hill: Its History and Resurgence is now available. Sam and Deborah Thomas, as well as Winfrey Blackburn, will be at Carmichael's tomorrow, Saturday, December 3rd, for a signing
A city is its neighborhoods.  Tall buildings look flashy on postcards and river-scapes are good hooks for tourism, but the true test of a vibrant settlement comes from the pulse of its villages.  Although we might be smaller in scale and perhaps a bit slower-paced than some of our...
November 25, 2011 - 12:59pm
How well do you know the 22nd letter of the alphabet?; Join mystery writer Sue Grafton at Carmichael's Bookstore this Sunday, November 27th, for a signed copy of "V is for Vengeance"
Most of my life-shattering mysteries involve frantic searches for simple household items hiding in conspicuous corners: scissors, lip balm, my favorite nail file, the roll of tape, that little scrap of paper with that oh-so-important number scribbled in the margin.  I have made a frazzled...
November 17, 2011 - 11:22am
A native poet and founder of Sarabande Books, Sarah Gorham released her newest collection of poetry, "Bad Daughter", this fall. Join her tonight, November 17th, at Carmichael’s for a look at the mischievous side of life.
The term “hysteria” can trace its rather curious roots back to the ancient Greeks.  Often attributed to Hippocrates, “hysteria” began its journey to the modern English lexicon as a term used to describe the movements of a woman’s uterus as it flew about her body,...
November 12, 2011 - 8:11pm
Join Lynnell Edwards at Carmichael's Bookstore tomorrow, November 12th, for an afternoon of dynamic words; her latest poetry collection, Covet, is on sale now.
Humans like things.  It is no secret that our elevated Sapien race is a collective fan of objects – beautiful, valuable, interesting, unusual.  Most of us boast a physical collection of some sort – jewelry, buttons, pens, posters, cats and things of other, and sometimes more...
November 10, 2011 - 11:39am
The story of America's migration from Atlantic to Pacific comes to Carmichael's Bookstore tomorrow, November 11th. Historian Robert Morgan presents his latest book, Lions of the West, at 7pm.
We all grew up singing about Purple Mountains and Amber Waves of Grain, young second-graders parroting the lauds of our country’s bountiful and multi-faceted geography.  What began as a slim cluster of Eastern colonies would spread like a germ, and the United States would stretch its...