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Irv Korman with Antuan Was Hear

Irv Korman, actor, writer, theatre critic, clown and magician, returns to The Learned Owl Book Shop on Saturday, April 15th. He will be meeting customers and signing his newest book “Antuan Was Hear: 30 Years of Kids’ Quotes” from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Antuan was HEAR: 30 Years of Kids' Quotes Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781940466590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Loconeal Publishing, LLC - November 4th, 2016

Lindsay Mattick with Finding Winnie

Lindsay Mattick, author of the 2016 Caldecott Award-winning title, Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, will be presenting about her story at the Hudson Library. Mattick’s story chronicles how her great grandfather, a veterinarian in World War I, rescued a bear while on his way to tend horses. The relationship that grew out of Harry Colebourn meeting Winnie the baby bear is one that has captured hearts ever since, and today Winnie the Pooh is a name known to readers around the world.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Cover Image
By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316324908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

A.D. Adams at the Learned Owl Book Shop (April 22)

Local author A. D. Adams will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop on Saturday, April 22nd, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign his fantasy novels, "Dragon Healer of Tone" and "Dragon Savior of Tone". 

His first novel is "Dragon Healer of Tone", the story of Terra, first male human born in many seasons who has the magic of healing. He was taken as a child and raised by the great coastal dragons, and only they know of his special powers. Having been driven away by a great wizard, the humans are now in need of a savior, and Terra is their only hope. 

James Barron at Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland (March 24)

James Barron, author of "Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand", will be at Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland on March 24th. He will talk about his new book, "One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World". Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at noon. 

This behind-the-scenes look at the obsessive, secretive, and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting is told through the journey of a single stamp, which recently sold at auction for nearly $9.5 million.

Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780805083040
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Times Books - May 29th, 2007

James E. Sulecki with Cleveland Rams (March 25)

Cleveland area author James E. Sulecki will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop on Saturday, March 25th, from 1 to 3 p.m. with his book "Cleveland Rams: The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon (1936-1945)".

The Cleveland Rams: The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon, 1936-1945 Cover Image
$35.94
ISBN: 9780786499434
Availability: Special Order
Published: McFarland & Company - October 6th, 2016

Author Brooke Ignet Hocker with Do What I Say (March 11)

Brooke Ignet Hocker has two last names simply because her mother said all successful business women should have two last names. Born the daughter of teen parents, Brooke's childhood is rooted in seemingly questionable advice from her mother. In Do What I Say: Life As My Mother Predicted, she shares a collection of personal essays inspired by her mother's sketchy advice. "Someday they'll hire someone younger and prettier than you and you'll hate her just because" are the words her mother shared as motivation as she entered Corporate America.

Renee Rosen with Windy City Blues (March 30)

The Learned Owl Book Shop is happy to announce that Chicago author Renee Rosen is coming to Akron! She will be at the Chestnut Room at Cafe Bricco, Double Tree Hotel, 3150 W. Market Street, Akron, on Thursday, March 30th, at 6:30 p.m. 

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781101991121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - February 28th, 2017

Author Paul Watson with Ice Ghosts (March 28)

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson as he discusses the mystery behind an 1845 shipwreck and its recent discovery as chronicled in his latest book, Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition. Watson, who himself was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition in 2014, will tell the fascinating true story of Sir John Franklin and his crew who set off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage and were forced to abandon ship. Booklist calls the book, “Riveting. . . .

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393249385
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 21st, 2017

Author Scott Raab with You're Welcome, Cleveland

Author Scott Raab will discuss his latest book, You’re Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City. Cleveland native Raab, well-known for his scathing account of LeBron James’ departure for Miami in his 2012 book, The Whore of Akron, returns to the subject, this time with forgiveness. You’re Welcome, Cleveland documents the first two years of LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers’ historic NBA Championship win. 

You're Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped Lebron James Win a Championship and Save a City Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062396860
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - February 28th, 2017

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