Upcoming Events

THINKING AHEAD: An Important Presentation from Marieke Van Donkersgoed

Jan 24 2017 - 5:00pm

When: Tuesday, January 24th at 5pm 
Where: Apostle Islands Booksellers, 112 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield
Free & open to the public

A number of books recently published, including bestsellers Being Mortal by Atul Gawande and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, have addressed directly and indirectly the topic of death and how each of us can plan and make conscious and informed choices about what is inevitable for all of us. We are launching what will be a series of conversations on a wide variety of subjects by inviting local specialists to lead these discussions. We are introducing Marieke Van Donkersgoed to lead the following discussion. THINKING AHEAD gives you a clear outline of the end-of-life care options available and what they mean. It will be one less big thing to worry about and give you and your loved ones peace of mind when other things become much more important.

2017 Apostle Islands Sled Dog Races Author & Musher Blair Braverman

Feb 4 2017 - 7:00pm

When: Saturday, February 4th at 7pm
Where: Madeline Island Ferry Terminal (base of Washington Ave.)

By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”—a young woman who confronts danger without apology—she slowly developed the strength and resilience the landscape demanded of her. Blair is a nonfiction writer and dogsledder whose work has appeared in This American Life, The Atavist, Buzzfeed, Orion, The Best Women's Travel Writing and elsewhere. Join us as we learn more about Blair's journey.

Apostle Islands Booksellers Book Club

Feb 9 2017 - 4:00pm

on beauty cover imageJoin us at Big Water Coffee Roasters for our monthly book club. NOTE: This month's meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

The group chose Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, winner of the Orange Prize for fiction and short-listed for the Man Booker, on the NYT ten best books of the year.  Set in a small college town just outside Boston, it is described by the NYT as wonderfully engaging, wonderfully observed, as affecting as it is entertaining, by the SF Chronicle as a rollicking satire of the sacred pieties laid bare when a university confronts thorny issues of race, class and privilege and by the publisher as a brilliant, hilarious send-up of the culture wars of our times.  Insight with good humor.  A great combination for February!

The Revolution Where You Live - a Presentation from Sarah van Gelder

Feb 22 2017 - 6:30pm

When: Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm
Where: Northland College, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Sarah van Gelder author, founding editor of Yes! Magazine visits Northland College and the Chequamegon Bay area on tour for her upcoming book The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America The book tells the story of Sarah’s 12,000 mile solo road trip in an old pickup truck and tiny camper around the United States, seeking out the people who are making change happen — change that is deep enough to transform the crises of our time into opportunities for new ways of life that are more sustainable and just.

Her conclusion: The connections we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to one another in community, are where we find our power and our best hopes for change.

Apostle Islands Booksellers Book Club

Mar 2 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us at Big Water Coffee Roasters for our monthly book club.