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Political Action Book Club-- EVICTED
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Political Action Book Club-- EVICTED

Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is one of the most important books this decade, and one of the best books I (Matt!) have ever read. It shares the stories of eight families as they struggle to find secure housing in Milwaukee. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of the twenty-first century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. This is required reading.

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Brian McMahon presents The Ford Century in Minnesota

In 1903, before the Ford Motor Company was even incorporated, Stephen Tenvoorde signed a contract to sell Ford mobiles at his bicycle shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Four generations later, the Tenvoorde family still operates what is now the oldest Ford dealership in the world. Brian McMahon chronicles how the fortunes of the company and the state became intertwined during that century.

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SubText Political Action Book Club--Becoming a Citizen Activist
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

SubText Political Action Book Club--Becoming a Citizen Activist

In the last week and a half, my identiy and values have been shaken to their very core. This election has left me feeling helpless and impotent beyond anything I've ever felt before. And, in the last week, countless others have wandered into the bookstore expressing similar disbelief. The only solution to combating this helpless nauseated feeling is to become active. 

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Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

Ian Punnett signs 'Black Night for the Bluegrass Belle'

In 1936, Verna Garr Taylor of LaGrange, Kentucky, was found dead in a ditch. Her companion, and the main suspect, former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Henry H. Denhardt, claimed she committed suicide, and he was never charged in her death. Now, 80 years later, national radio host Ian Punnett has put the pieces of this unsolved puzzle together in 'Black Night for the Bluegrass Belle'. Punnett crafts this murder-to-trial-to-murder-to-trial nonfiction narrative with historical detail only a family member could provide. Punnett will be on hand at Subtext Books Monday, November 21, from 5:30-7 pm for a book signing and meet and greet.

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Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

Fred Amram presents We're in America Now: A Survivor's Stories

These compelling stories form a riveting memoir that begins with the author's birth during the rise of Hitler in 1930s Germany. He and his surviving family soon escape to Holland and sail to America where they encounter many challenges as immigrants in a new world. This country truly becomes a land of opportunity where one can build a new life and become more than a "Holocaust survivor."

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Emilie Buchwald reads poetry

The world Emilie Buchwald's poems conjure in 'The Moment's Only Moment' is a union of heart and head. These poems illuminate the everyday, interrogate personal history, and evoke the essence of places traveled and people encountered, remembered, cherished. A constant thread in ''The Moment's Only Moment'' is the imperative to be awake and aware during one's passage through time, to live a life that's fully inhabited, a life that seeks meaning and kindles memories.
 

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Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Karen Casey presents 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles

Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women has sold more than three million copies. Casey is a popular public speaker on the spirituality conference circuit, and she is passionate about helping others in Twelve Step support groups where her own recovery from addiction began more than three decades ago. She shares her time between her homes in Minnesota and Florida.

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Leif Pettersen presents Backpacking With Dracula

Leif Pettersen is a tourism professional, writer, humorist, and world traveler from Minneapolis, Minn. He has traveled through 55 countries and lived in Spain, Romania and Italy. Pettersen was a silver medalist at the 2014 International Jugglers' Association championships, loves chocolate, hates pickles, types with exactly four fingers, and can escape from a straitjacket.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Tim Nolan reads from his new book of poems 'The Field'

Tim Nolan was born in Minneapolis in 1954. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1978 with a B.A. in English. He and his wife Kate moved to New York City in 1978 where he obtained an M.F.A. degree in writing from Columbia University, worked as an archivist at the Whitney Museum, and read the poetry slush pile for The Paris Review.

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Larry Millett signs 'Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings'
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Larry Millett signs 'Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings'

Larry Millett, a Minneapolis native, spent much of his career as a writer, reporter, and editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press where in 1985 he became the newspaper's first architecture critic, a post he held until his retirement in 2002. His many works include Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes, Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities, and Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Mid-century. 

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