Join Me in Celebrating Lansing’s Independent Bookstore

Hello, Lansing-area Friends,

The good folks at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff have invited me back to talk about volume 4 of my Voices from the Underground Series, the final in my four-volume series. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the completion of a 25-year journey!—or rejoin me if you attended any of my other three shows.

  • Date: Thursday December 6, 2012
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., with reception beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Avenue Café, 2021 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing (restaurant next to the bookstore)

But this event isn’t just about me. Yes, I’ll talk about my book. But I also will talk about a precious community resource that we all know and love, and don’t want to lose: Everybody Reads. I’ll call on you to share your thoughts and memories at the open mic. What better way to embarrass owner Scott Harris with compliments and appreciation?

I’m honored that Peace Education Center has chosen to sponsor the event and that The Avenue Café has offered their premises.

We know that Everybody Reads is facing challenging times. Every independent bookstore in America is. In fact, most have gone under. Everybody Reads remains, not just to sell books but to provide important space for community events like these.

But they need your help.

So please come. Come in full force. Come with your friends.  Come ready to buy books—for yourself, for your holiday gifts, to donate to your favorite library.

And come hungry because the good folks at Peace Education Center are bringing hors d’oeuvres for the 6 p.m. reception. If the spirit strikes you, feel free to bring your favorite dish to pass as well.

For my part, I’m donating all proceeds from sales of my books to Everybody Reads. I’m no hero. Everybody Reads has been real good to me in my three previous appearances. It’s my small way of giving back. So buy lots of my books. There’s no better time to get all four while helping the Lansing community’s only independent bookstore at the same time.

Please share this blog entry with everyone you know who might be interested.

Include everyone you know who values top-quality, community-minded, independent bookstores. Lansing has one of the best: Everybody Reads Books and Stuff. It needs our help.

I look forward to celebrating with you and your friends at The Avenue Café Thursday December 6.


Ken Wachsberger

2 Responses

  1. From 1965-67 at UC I was involved with various media projects, then in early 1967 began with the BERKELEY BARB and other Bay Area papers (EVO 68-69; LA Free Press; Ox etc). Bob Crumb & I founded YELLOW DOG, the first all comix U. paper. Recently I wrote a small books about that (google YELLOW DOG for this book on Amazon), then 12 underground comics. I’ll send you a free copy of Yellow Dog if you wish.

    • John,

      Thanks so much for your comments. I’d love a copy of Yellow Dog. You can send it to me, c/o Azenphony Press, PO Box 130884, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0884. Don’t forget to sign i. Have you had them digitized yet? If you’re interested, let’s talk.

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