Eclipse 2017

eclipse.jpg

The big eclipse is coming sooner than you think. We have some books to help you prepare with the history, science, magic and mystery around solar eclipses for every age!

July Art Walk

Join us for a free monthly community celebration of the arts through Casper Wyoming's Historic Downtown and Old Yellowstone Districts! The listed locations will have their doors open to the public to enjoy local art, music, performance, food, drinks and more from 5pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the listed months.
 

We will have two authors here signing their books. Jesse Apland will have her book, A Summer Romance. And, Ron Franscell will be here with his new book, Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others.

Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others.

Jessica Brown is learning a new life and new love, but will her past leave her alone? Ben is looking for the right love. Is Jess the one? As the two get to know each other more over the summer, trouble brews in the background.

Jessica Brown is learning a new life and new love, but will her past leave her alone? Ben is looking for the right love. Is Jess the one? As the two get to know each other more over the summer, trouble brews in the background.

Book Signing with Craig Johnson

On September 4th (Labor Day) Join us at the store for a signing for the newest Longmire book, Western Star

western star.jpg

In the thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series - now a hit Netflix series - Sheriff Walt Longmire faces a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. 

It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as 'the Western Star', which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. 

Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. 

The photograph-along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement-hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Book Signing with CJ Box

On August 3rd, join us at the Library for a reading and Q&A session with CJ Box for his new Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell mystery, Paradise Valley

A KILLER ON THE ROAD
He's the Lizard King – a serial killer who haunts North America's highways and truck stops, preying on runaways and prostitutes. After years on the road, he's tired. The net is closing around him. Its time to end it. 

For three years, Chief Investigator Cassandra 'Cassie' Dewell has been hunting the Lizard King. Twice she has come close to taking him, but this time she surely has him. The trap is set and baited. 

What happens next will cost three policemen their lives and Cassie her job. But she can't give up the hunt – she refuses to believe the charred body they pull from the flames is the Lizard King's. Tracking two missing fourteen-year-old boys, Cassie – alone – takes to the road. A road from which, quite possibly, there is no return. A road that ends in Paradise Valley.

July Art Walk Photo Roundup

Another great art walk in the bag! We had two local authors - Pat Buck and Kiersi Burkhart,  signing their books. And, Laura Kemberling here making custom bookmarks! Thank you to everyone who came out to support local art!

New Book by Casey Rislov

Local author Casey Rislov has a new book out that we are excited to share with you. Keep an eye out for plans for Children's Book Week in May! Casey will be with us sharing her book and will have activities to do with the kids. 

Imagination Cover.pdf.jpg

New book inspires children to create, discover, and dream of adventures as near as their own backyard

Once upon a time there were 4 friends-
2 bears, 1 moose, and a bluebird.
They stuffed their backpacks and planned their fun through a map they found.
They went on boat and a hot air balloon ride, found many strange creatures, and dug for treasure and dinosaur bones. Each spot on the map had a new adventure….
And it was in their own backyard! Their friendship brings many stories to tell for a lifetime.
And you thought they just brought backpacks.

This new children’s book Imagination Bigger Together, is a follow-up to her first title Time Together, Time Well Spent! Casey Rislov shares her words in a rhythmic form to catch young children’s attention. The same illustrator, Stephen Adams, shares his love of all things kids with hidden humor, lots of color, and creative action.

 

An excerpt from the book reads:
Imagination bring us together, stories, treasure hunts, travel, and laughter.
There is no limit to all we can see. One idea will lead to another.
Just imagine the places we will visit, all the more fun because we’re together.
So here we go!

Her 3 previous books have won several children awards each including Mom’s Choice Award, Living Now Awards, National Indie Excellence Award, and Los Angeles Book Festival Award.

 

Praise from the critics-

"Love is Forever offers comfort, hope and inspiration to those who have lost, or are facing the loss of, someone very dear. Love is Forever comes highly recommended for home and school libraries and for use in clinical settings for grief counseling."- Literary Classsics

“Casey Rislov is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award that evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.”- Mom’s Choice Award

“Positive messages are reinforced, as well as the educational information being handed out to kids. Excellent job!” --Janelle Fila, Readers' Favorite

“It's rare to see a picture book about love that begins with easy admonitions that focuses on how to identify acts of love in the world and how to 'pay it forward' - but Open the Doors to You is such a read”- Midwest Book Reviews

 

 

Author: Casey Rislov has written three award-winning, internationally-sold books. This fourth book is a humorous and exciting follow up to Time Together, Time Well Spent! The imagination from this story has many ideas from Casey’s daily life. She finds inspiration in her husband’s “big fish” stories and she has 2 busy, creative boys who dig for worms and create loud music with most anything. Casey has a master's degree in elementary education and an endorsement in early childhood special needs. She spends her time reading books, writing, and sharing her enthusiasm with children.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We have had our holiday gift guide mailed out with the news paper and have had them in our bags and in the store, so chances are you have seen this. But, in case you haven't, here is an online edition!

Featured on the cover

History

The Library

From Phaidon

From DK

Fabulous Fiction

The Epicurean

Children's Books

Booksellers Favorites

Reading the West Book Awards

51vE7df-Q4L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

The Reading Room

A World of Wonders