Author Event: Paul Hagan
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Author Event: Paul Hagan

Paul Hagan will be in the shop on Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm signing copies of his historical novel, Heading One Two Seven, which revisits an August 1st, 1943, 178 U.S. Army B-24 heavy bombers mission that took a wrong turn--literally. Heading One-Two-Seven refers to the final turn of the ill-fated attack on the Axis refineries in Ploesti, Romania, during World War II. 

 

 

 


Author Event: Bill Riley
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

Author Event: Bill Riley

  • Historic Artcraft Theater

In partnership with the Franklin College English and Creative Writing Department, author Bill Riley be at The Artcraft Theater on May 9th at 7 pm to read from his book The Milan Miracle: The Town The Hoosiers Left Behind (Indiana University Press).  This event is free and open to the public.

Riley's book follows the modern day Indians (the team who inspired Hoosiers) for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town. 

Visit the bookshop to pick up a copy of his book today. 

Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

Independent Bookstore Day!

  • Wild Geese Bookshop

Come celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us! For the first time in ages, Franklin has an indie bookstore to celebrate on Independent Bookstore Day April 29th. 

Plan on a fun day for the family with balloons, music, snacks and of course BOOKS! 
 

To Kill A Mockingbird Week
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

To Kill A Mockingbird Week

Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird will be screened at the Historic Artcraft Theater April 28-29, 2017  at 2:00 and 7:30 pm sponsored by The Criminal Defense Team. Wild Geese Bookshop will celebrate all week with a collection of favorite books that Harper Lee and her beloved sister Alice Lee, Esq. would recommend. 

We'll also have a table at The Artcraft on Friday, April 28th to sell books and lovely things in the spirit of the film. 

Book Club: Underground Railroad
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Book Club: Underground Railroad

  • Richard's Brick Oven Pizza

Wild Geese Book Club is open to new members!

Come join us for our second meeting on Saturday, April 8th at 6:00 pm at Richard's Brick Oven Pizza in the garden (weather permitting) to discuss Colson Whitehead's National Book Award winning novel, Underground Railroad
 

Author Event: Dr. David Carlson
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Author Event: Dr. David Carlson

Dr. David Carlson will be in the shop at 7:00 pm to read from and sign copies of his newest book, Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships (New City Press).

 

Below are excerpted descriptions from the book and the publisher's page:

"The book profiles how diverse peoples of faith are coming together building relationships and a new way of life..."

"The model for creating spiritual friendships that will change the world comes from a group of Christian and Muslim men known as the "Shapiro group." The 8-12 men meet at a deli for lunch a couple of times per month. What holds the group together is the esteem and love they have for one another. The question is this: if these ordinary men meeting at Shapiro's for over eighteen years can encourage each one another in their adventure with God, why can similar groups not form across the country and the world?..."

"Countering Religious Extremism invites readers on a journey. Those interviewed for this book have already built bridges of understanding and have crossed them into a far better future, one superior to the vision of extremism or Western materialism." 
 

Author Event: Colson Whitehead at IU
Apr
3
7:00 pm19:00

Author Event: Colson Whitehead at IU

  • Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Indiana University

National Book Award Winner Colson Whitehead will be speaking at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. No advance tickets are required.

The bookshop has also chosen Whitehead's most recent award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad, as our April Book Club book. The Book Club will meet on Saturday, April 8th in the garden of Richard's Pizza Kitchen.

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Book Club: Writer Cathy Day Reading at Franklin College

We have selected Cathy Day's award-winning novel, The Circus In Winter, as our first Wild Geese Bookshop Book Club book.

In conjunction with the 2016-2017 Franklin College Creative Writing Reading Series, Day will be reading and signing her books on March 2, 2017 at the Franklin College Chapel at 7 pm. The event is presented by the Franklin College English Department and made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please join us in reading the book this month, attending the reading together at 7:00 pm and then meeting here at the shop following the reading around 8:00 pm to discuss.



 

Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

Gilmore Girls Release Party

Gilmore Girls fans --

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Go ahead and plan your trip to Wild Geese Bookshop for Saturday, November 19th! Not only are we located in the most Stars Hollow of towns, we are kicking off the Netflix release of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life with VERY unique custom made Gilmore Girls gifts and books featured on the show. You will not want to miss. 

People will be talking about this at Luke's, I mean Benjamin's, for months.
 
 

{Note that Jess is reading Indianapolis's own Kurt Vonnegut.}

{Note that Jess is reading Indianapolis's own Kurt Vonnegut.}

Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

Journalists Kelley & Tom French Reading at Franklin College Chapel

As part of the 2016-2017 Franklin College Creative Writing Reading Series, Kelley Benham French and Thomas French will be discussing their book Juniper  at the Franklin College Chapel at 7 pm. For more about the book, click here.

Kelley Benham French is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "Never Let Go," the newspaper series about their daughter Juniper's survival, which appeared in the Tampa Bay Times. Thomas French is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who reported at the Tampa Bay Times for nearly three decades. He is the author of Zoo Story, Unanswered Cries, and South of Heaven. 

 The event is presented by the Franklin College English Department and made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities

Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Poet Marcus Wicker Reading at Franklin College

In conjunction with the 2016-2017 Franklin College Creative Writing Reading Series, Poet Marcus Wicker, will read from Maybe The Saddest Thing, (Harper Perennial) in the Franklin College Chapel at 7:00 pm.

Wicker is a National Poetry Series winner and NAACP Image Award Finalist. He is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center.  His second book, Silencer, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017.

The event is presented by the Franklin College English Department and made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities