Last month, Elm Creek Readers from the Milwaukee area were dismayed by the news that the wonderful independent bookstore, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, will be closing at the end of March. As readers who have attended any of my many appearances at the Brookfield store will confirm, this is my very favorite bookshop, and my events there have been the highlight of every book tour.
Please join me and authors Elizabeth Berg and Jane Hamilton as we bid a fond farewell to one of our favorite places and some of the best booksellers I've had the good fortune to meet. Here are the details:
HARRY SCHWARTZ GOODBYE BASH
with authors Elizabeth Berg, Jennifer Chiaverini, and Jane Hamilton
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 PM
Harry Schwartz Bookshop
17145-D W. Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
The new Elm Creek Quilts novel, The Lost Quilter, will not be available at this event, but it will be available at an event that I hope will become a new tradition. The Harry Schwartz Bookshop in Mequon will be reopening as a new bookstore, Next Chapter Books, and they're eager to welcome Elm Creek Readers from the Milwaukee area and beyond to celebrate the launch of my new novel.
THE LOST QUILTER with Jennifer Chiaverini
Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Next Chapter Bookshop (formerly the Harry Schwartz Bookshop in Mequon)
10976 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092
I hope to see lots of Elm Creek Readers as we say goodbye to one favorite bookstore and celebrate the opening of the Next Chapter.