On this episode we got to interview Danny Caine, owner of The Raven Bookstore! Along with owning a bookstore, Danny is also a published poet, a brand new dad, a dog person with 3 cats, and an all-around good human. Learn what's going on in the Lawrence bookish community this fall and how one boy's chicken nugget obsession turned into a... grown man's chicken nugget obsession.
Danny will have two books coming out in the next two years (NBD RIGHT?) - Continental Breakfast by Mason Jar Press in March 2019 and El Dorado Freddy's in Spring 2020 (side-note: "Ell-doh-RAY-doh")
Read along with Danny: Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems:Cracker Barrel
The Raven Bookstore website & FB Events
- Sept 9: Kansas Book Festival, official bookseller
- Sept 18: Free State Festival Ideas Speaker: Craig Johnson
- Sept 20: Free State Festival Ideas Speaker: Author Michelle Tea
- Sept 21: Atlas Obscura | Kansas Edition
- Sept 25: Sarah Smarsh: Heartland
Oct 10: Tommy Pico and Morgan Parker
(LPL: Tommy Pico’s books; IRL on e-audiobook)
(LPL: There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé)
- Feb 5: Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo (LPL: If They Come for Us)
- Mar 5: Hieu Minh Nguyen (LPL:Not Here, ebook)
What Danny has been reading: Close Out – Retail Relics and Ephemera by Brian Ulrich, Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (pre-ordering soon!). Most challenging: Moby Dick. For the baby: Goodnight Moon, illustrated books by Maira Kalman, and the picture book version of We're Going to be Friends by Jack White which makes Kate want to cry just hearing about.
Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.
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