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Sunday, April 19th 7:00pm
Kramerbooks Presents Amy Butcher for VISITING HOURS

VISITING HOURS is Amy Butcher's deeply personal, heart-wrenching exploration of how trauma affects memory and the way a friendship changes and often strengthens through seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, it's a testament to the bonds we share with others and the profound resilience and strength of the human spirit. Amy Butcher will be in conversation with Timothy Denevi, author of HYPER.

Monday, April 20th 6:30pm
Kramerbooks Presents Carla Power for IF THE OCEANS WERE INK

IF THE OCEANS WERE INK is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship--between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh--had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text.

Thursday, April 23rd 6:30pm
BYOB Book Drive

In honor of World Book Night 2015 you're invited to support literacy, clear out your bookshelves, and meet fellow booknerds. Bring a book (or a whole bunch) to donate, swap favorites and stories with fellow participants, and help Accio Books reach this year's goal of 50,000 books collected. BYOB is presented in partnership with Book Riot and the Harry Potter Alliance.

Saturday, April 25th 11:00am-5:00pm
World Book Day in Washington, DC

World Book Day was adopted by UNESCO in 1995 after the Catalan tradition of La Diada de Saint Jordi (Saint George's Day). Enjoy a book fair in Dupont Circle, donate books to charity, and exchange roses with the ones you love. Presented by Casal Catala, Washington, DC.

Sunday, April 26th 11:00am
Kramerbooks Presents Nora Poullion for MY ORGANIC LIFE
at The Dupont Circle Farmers Market

A wonderfully engaging memoir from the woman who founded America's first certified organic restaurant, My Organic Life is the story of an unheralded culinary pioneer who made it her mission to bring delicious, wholesome foods to the American table. This event is a signing only.

Monday, April 27th 6:30pm
Kramerbooks Presents Dorie Clark for STAND OUT

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they'll be recognized as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge and inspire others to listen and take action. But becoming a "thought leader" is a mysterious and opaque process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed? Dorie Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully. The key is to recognize your own value, cultivate your expertise, and put yourself out there.

Tuesday, April 28th 6:30pm
Kramerbooks Presents Marcella Kriebel for MI COMIDA LATINA

A stunning, hand-lettered and fully cookbook featuring more than 100 authentic recipes collected from home kitchens across Latin America.

Discovered as a successful self-published Kickstarter project, Mi Comida Latina captures the warmth and depth of culinary traditions in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Artist/author Marcella Kriebel's vivid, charming watercolors accompany more than 100 recipes including arepas, tamales, ceviches, fish tacos, salsas, flan, spicy micheladas and icy watermelon paletas, plus traditional kitchen tools, techniques and practical tips for choosing and preparing mango, cactus, yucca, coconut and other produce. Every page is a joyous work of art.

Wednesday, April 29th 7:00pm
A Celebration of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks
at the Arts Club of Washington

The Arts Club of Washington and Kramerbooks are thrilled to celebrate the legacies of two famed authors, GWENDOLYN BROOKS and LANGSTON HUGHES, in honor of National Poetry Month.

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was an influential writer and teacher, known for her frank depictions of midwestern and urban life, as well as her formal versatility and grace of phrasing. She was the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her 1949 book ANNIE ALLEN, and she served as the 29th "Consultant in Poetry" to the Library of Congress from 1985 to 1986.

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a poet, novelist, and playwright, and a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. His time in D.C. was short--1924 to 1926--yet was also a critical phase preceding the publication of THE WEARY BLUES with Knopf. "My two years in Washington were unhappy years," he wrote in his memoir, THE BIG SEA, "except for poetry and the friends I made through poetry."

D.C. area writers and scholars will read favorite excerpts from both poets' verse and correspondence, with a historical perspective on these authors' legacies to contemporary literature.

Readers include:
Kyle Dargan
Venus Thrash
Dan Vera
Keith Leonard
Gowri Koneswaran

This event is free and open to the public, with a cash bar. Books will be available for sale and signing after the event.

A Kramerbooks Favorite at Your Door Each Month

Post Script! (P.S.) is a monthly subscription service. One handpicked book will be delivered to your door each month for six or twelve months. We love books and it's our mission to bring you the best of what's being published. P.S. is a distillation of what we do every day in the store - connect dedicated readers with our favorite books. If you love books and are looking for new ways to find your next great read, this program is for you.

What comes in each P.S. package?
One handpicked book. Every subscriber gets the same awesome book.
One letter from a bookseller extolling the virtues of said book.
One piece of Kramerbooks swag, i.e. temporary tattoos, vintage bookstore paraphernalia, surprises!

Can I give P.S. as a gift?
Yes! You are an amazing friend or loved one to give P.S. as a gift. Way to go, you!

Can I sign myself up?
Absolutely. You deserve it!

How much does it cost?
6 Month Subscription: $150
12 Month Subscription: $300
Payment is collected in full at time of sign-up or renewal.

What if I don't want or like the book?
Sorry, we cannot offer returns or exchanges on P.S. books. But we have some ideas on what to do with the unwanted book.
  1. Donate it to your local library.
  2. Re-gift it.
  3. Use it to prop up that rickety table.
  4. Burn it. NOTE: To be used in emergency situations only. We mean zombie apocalypse, all alone, need to boil drinking water EMERGENCY.
How do I sign up?
Email ps.kramerbooks@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. A Kramerbooks staff member will get in touch for payment information and delivery details.

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