March 1, 2013 - 4:28pm
Louisville Writer L. Anderson Cooper brings dark fantasy to Carmichael’s
With his new book, ‘Burning the Middle Ground’, local writer and UofL professor L. Anderson Cooper will come to Carmichael’s Bookstore for a special reading and signing tonight, Friday, March 1st, at 7pm.
There are two dark spots on my chest.  Right below my clavicles.  Little dots the color of wine.  “Wine” is a graceful way to describe this.  “Plum” sounds succulent.  “Eggplant” is a little quirky.  But these are holes in my chest,...
February 20, 2013 - 1:44pm
Award-winning Journalist Jonathan Katz brings the story of Haiti to Carmichael’s
A Louisvillian and witness to the devastating 2010 earthquake, award-winning journalist Jonathan Katz relays the aftermath in his new book, The Big Truck That Went By. Join him tomorrow, Thursday, February 21st for a special reading and signing at Carmichael’s.
My brain had a string around my neck.  Like a choker chain.  And when that moment came – I was asleep, you see – it pulled hard.  Harder.  Hardest.  And my eyes snapped open.  Trigger pulled.  Flick up the shades; pupils wide in the dark.  I...
February 13, 2013 - 1:57pm
Journalist Sarah Garland tackles desegregation at Carmichael’s
A Louisville native, writer Sarah Garland brings her new book, ‘Divided We Fail’, to Carmichael’s Bookstore for a special reading and signing that faces the end of desegregation. Join her Friday, February 15th, at 7pm.
I’ve been collecting things that belonged to my blood.  At first passively – sure, Papa, I will take my great-grandfather’s collection of pipes if you don’t want them.  No, Papa, don’t toss Meemaw’s kettle – I’ll find a place for it. ...
February 1, 2013 - 2:36pm
Novelist Alison Atlee weaves love and history together at Carmichael’s
We may be frozen in body but not in soul. Heat up your inner hearths tonight at Carmichael’s Bookstore as author Alison Atlee brings the historical story, ‘The Typewriter Girl’, to readers at 7pm.
I would sit in the corner with an atlas by myself.  If you were to pose me the question: “what kind of childhood games did you play?” – there, my dears, is the answer. It was the biggest atlas you’ve ever seen.  Bright electric blue cover to cover, like the...
January 25, 2013 - 12:54pm
Author Ken Foster pays tribute to the pit bull at Carmichael’s
Clearing the name of a dog with a long-standing bad rap, author and pit bull advocate Ken Foster sets the record straight this Sunday, January 27th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore with his new book, ‘I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beloved (and Misunderstood) Pet’.
I like warm bellies.  A hand placed right over the rise and fall of the belly button, the lungs right above that fill it full of breathing.  A belly feels like the most alive part of anything, and it’s comforting.  It’s my most favorite of parts.  This applies to...