Congratulations to the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kan., which is turning 30 this month and will celebrate with a week of festivities starting on Friday, September 8. That evening the store will welcome customers with free food, drinks and live music, and all books from 1987, the year the store opened, will be 30% off.
The rest of the weekend will see Alyssa Nutting drop by on Saturday for a reading of her new book Made for Love, and on Sunday the Raven will host an off-site event with Romalyn Tilghman, author of To the Stars Through Difficulty. On Tuesday, September 12, Raven will launch The River Bank by University of Kansas writing professor Kij Johnson. And on Thursday, September 14, authors Denise Low and Dennis Etzel will read from their new books, A Casino Bestiary and This Removed Utopia.