We are having a "Where's Waldo in Irvington?" Scavenger Hunt this month. Pick up a scavenger hunt form during store hours in July and search for the "Waldo" statuettes at the designated Irvington locations. After completing the form, return it to Bookmamas and receive a token prize. Then you are eligible to place your entry in the larger prize drawing which will be held in August.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Paperback)
January 2016 Indie Next List
“One of the conundrums facing a true bibliophile has always been: books or people? Sara has spent her entire life in Sweden working in a bookshop and her answer has always been obvious: books. An unexpected pen pal relationship with Amy -- an older book lover from Iowa -- challenges that easy answer and forces her to reconsider her view of herself and the world. After months of corresponding, trading books and sharing details of one another's lives, Amy invites Sara to come visit her one-stoplight town, Broken Wheel, for a summer of reading and getting to know small-town America. However, when Sara arrives, she is greeted by Amy's funeral procession. Thousands of miles from home, with a return ticket dated two months hence, Sara is at a loss for what to do. So, naturally, with Amy's collection of books, she opens a bookstore. Filled with familiar literary references, charming and quirky townsfolk, and plenty of scheming, plotting, and shenanigans that could only occur in a place like Broken Wheel, Bivald's feel-good novel explores that ever-present question: books or people? Read the book and enjoy reaching your own conclusions.”
— Erin Figel (W), pages: a bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
"A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform." -- People
A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us.
Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor--there's not much else to do in a dying small town that's almost beyond repair.
You certainly wouldn't open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You'd need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy's house is full of them), and...customers.
The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara. But Broken Wheel's own story might be more eccentric and surprising than she thought.
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07/09/2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pmEvent address:5301 E. St. Clair StreetIndianapolis, IN 46219
Join us at the Farmers' Market @ Ellenberger Park as we host author Fred Minnick who will be signing his latest books, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of an American Whiskey and Rum Curious: The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World's Spirit.$25.00ISBN: 9780760351727Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Voyageur Press (MN) - October 2016
,$25.00ISBN: 9780760351734Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Voyageur Press (MN) - June 2017
07/26/2017 - 7:00pmEvent address:9 Johnson AveIndianapolis, IN 46219
We will be discussing The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World with author Kim Dinan. Everyone is welcome to attend.$15.99ISBN: 9781492635383Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sourcebooks - April 4th, 2017