Friday, October 28, 2011

November Events at Schuler Books & Music, 28th St. in Grand Rapids #michigan #bookstore #michlit

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Schuler Books & Music | 2660 28th st. | Grand Rapids | MI | 49512

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Donia BijanAuthor Talk and booksigning with Donia Bijan for her new book, Maman's Homesick Pie


When our families or homelands are out of reach, it is familiar flavors from home that connect us to our pasts, just as the local cuisine is our first doorway into understanding a new city.  In Maman's Homesick Pie, Donia Bijan uses the language of food to tell her story.  Donia's journey begins in Tehran where she spent her childhood playing on the grounds of her father's hospital and helping her mother prepare traditional Persian dishes, until the Islamic revolution forced her family to flee to the United States in 1978.  Donia's journey continues in the US where she was seduced by fast food and designer jeans as a teenager, and then on to France where her passion for cooking led her to study at the prestigious Cordon Bleu.  Ultimately, she returns to the SanFransisco Bay Area, making a name for herself as a chef and opening her own highly praised bistro, L'amie Donia.  With mouthwatering recipes and integrated experience Maman's Homesick Pie gives us all of the ingredients to make a home wherever we are.


Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:00pm 

Beth SpencerAuthor Talk and Booksigning with local author Beth Spencer for her cookbook, Pea Soup


Beth's cookbook not only features delicious recipes, it also focuses on her experience battling an eating disorder, and how connecting to her food in an intimate way led to her recovery.


Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00pm 

Live Music in the Studio with Paul Vondiziano


Paul Vondiziano will bring his amazing classical guitar to the Schuler Studio. He was born in Larnaca, Cyprus, where he began his study of the guitar at the age of eight. He continued his education in the United States in both philosophy and music, and holds a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania.  Following his studies he returned to Cyprus, where his performance activities led to further engagements and tours on the European Continent. Since his return to America he has been active as a performer, and continues to make appearances abroad.


Friday, November 4 @ 7:00pm

K1P2 Knitting Group meets

Knit one, purl two.  This monthly knitters group meets by the fireplace.  Bring your needles and a skein and work on projects with others.

Tuesday, November 8 @ 7:00pm

Live music in the Studio with Susan Picking


Picking is an acoustic indie/folk singer songwriter from Long Beach, CA. She grew up in Michigan playing the piano and cello. When she moved out west to California she started to study voice which reawakened her interest in music. This led her to study music privately and at Long Beach City College. She started writing her own music about 5 years ago and broke into the acoustic indie folk genre. Her Irish Roots drew her to traditional Irish and Sean Nos singing which is still a great love. Her major musical influences are 70's folk rock with the likes of Carole King, James Taylor,Van Morrison, and Billy Joel. Other musical genres creep in with her overall love of music with the super Greats such as Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. Her CD Down in Your Soul, is her first release consisting of 10 songs that are spiritual in nature and about the journey of life and the lessons within.

Friday, November 11 @ 7:00pm


Tech Talk with our Gadget Guru

Planning on purchasing an e-reader this holiday season?  Learn how to download ebooks from your local independent bookstore with our "jargon free" tech talks, and one-on-one instruction from our resident gadget guru!

Saturday, November 12 @ 6:00pm



Live Music in the Studio with Karisa Wilson String Ensemble

KWSE is comprised of Joey Schultz on banjo, Jason Wheeler on Mandolin and Max Lockwood on Bass (although that's subject to change as Max is back in school in Ann Arbor) This Jazzy Americana ensemble formed a group to originally support Wilson's original material and desire to create an intimate experience with the listener.  Folks who enjoy Gillian Welch and Norah Jones will enjoy this!

Friday, November 18 @ 7:00pm


Special Nutcracker Storytime with GR Ballet!

Join GRBC for a special storytime in the studio featuring GR Ballet dancers as the dancers  highlight the story live!  Also, enter to win tickets to the performance at DeVos Performance Hall!

Saturday, November 19 @ 11:00am

Michael DeebBooksigning with author Michael Deeb for his new book The Lincoln Assasination


Who Helped Booth Kill Lincoln? Michael Drieborg and his team of marshals look into the various conspiracy theories which surrounded the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Their investigation takes place while the struggle between President Andrew Johnson and the congressional Radicals was raging for control of post-Civil War Reconstruction.


Saturday, November 19 @ 1:00pm


Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Assn. meets in the studio

Join members of Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association for their monthly meeting.

Saturday, November 19 @ 7:00pm



Live children's music performance with zany environmental educators Jeff Kagan and Paige Dogherty

This event is a blast!  Learn about wilderness safety, pollination, and saving electricity with a twist (and shout!).  Jeff and Paige delight young children and the young at heart with this educational concert! (appropriate for ages 2-10)

Sunday, November 20 @ 4:00pm


Special Storytime with Habitat for Humanity. Join us in the studio for a storytime and craft with Habitat for Humanity

Schuler Books and Habitat for Humanity invite you to a special storytime and craft.  The featured storytime book is A Carpenter's Gift written by children's historian David Rubel in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, and illustrated by Jim LaMarche, The Carpenter's Gift celebrates the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, an American tradition.   Each year, the tree is milled into lumber that Habitat for Humanity uses to build a simple, decent home with a family in need.

Saturday, November 26 @ 11:00am

East Grand Rapids Middle School Book Fair

Shop this weekend and 20% of all bookstore purchases benefits EGR Middle schools when noted at time of checkout.
Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

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