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Margi Preus, author of Shadow on the Mountain, on Feb 16

February 16, 2013 - 11:00am

Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains - and loses - friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Wallace: The Book on Feb 9

February 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs shares the heartwarming tale of one plucky, unwanted pit bull who achieved international celebrity.

Today, Wallace is a champion. But in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could tell immediately that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Frantic - and even though they already had two dogs - Roo and his wife fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him.

Jim Gorant, Roo Yori AND WALLACE will all be at Boneshaker Books on Feb 9 at 1pm.

Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere - and help rescue this popular breed's unfairly tarnished reputation.

WPBP Film Night: What I Want My Words To Do To You

February 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

We will begin movie night with a short (10-15 minutes) presentation from Meggie Greivell, an organizer with One Billi

Croix Clayton on Dec 22

December 22, 2012 - 7:00pm

An experimental, non-linear narrative composed using Surrealist Automatic Writing techniques, and modeled on the 22 chapters of the Book Of Revelations of John (and the 22 major arcana of the tarot, on which Revelations itself was modeled), The Gate Of Xibalba is the absurdly visceral tale of millionaire playboy sociopath Christian Saxon-Banks, time-traveling golden boy of the White Road project, a secretive cabal of scientific, political, military and economic bigwigs bent on exploiting the geostrategic advantages of a rapidly emerging psychic high-technology, powered by human sacrifice.

"Mining the psychic and mythological territory explored and devastated by William S. Burroughs, Diego De Landa, and even H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton-Smith, Croix Clayton's glittering cosmos of word-images is a calculated attempt to invent new directions for the genre called science fiction by removing the constraints of both space and time."
- V.Vale of Re/Search Publications

Croix Cambria Clayton has been an active member of the Twin Cities creative arts community for over a decade. He has performed or displayed work at the Walker, Soap Factory, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Nicholas de Villiers on Dec 21

December 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

In coordination with Broc Blegen's "Coming Out Party" in the MAEP galleries at the MIA, Professor Nicholas de Villier

Luke Tromiczak: Reflections & Declarations

December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Luke Tromiczak is a Minneapolis based figurative painter and draftsman. A recent graduate from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Luke received the 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, and will be attending New York Academy of Art in pursuit of his MFA in fall 2013. Luke's work has been shown in the traveling drawing exhibition, Deseigno 5, the juried Made at MCAD exhibition and has held solo exhibitions around the cities.

Anders Nilsen - Don't Go Where I Can't Follow - Dec 8

December 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Boneshaker Books is excited to have local artist and author Anders Nilsen reading from his newly rereleased Don't Go Where I Can't Follow (Drawn and Quarterly) and upcoming book Rage of Poseidon. Known for a minimalist style, Nilsen's award-winning work speaks deeply to the human experience, whether exploring birds on an existential journey or his fiancée's last days living with terminal cancer.

Voter Restriction!? The HORROR!

October 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

In the spirit of Halloween and the Voter ID Amendment, join us at Boneshaker to enjoy classic Treehouse of Horror epi

Erik Ruin printmaker & puppeteer - Oct 30

October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Erik Ruin is a Michigan-raised, Providence-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer and illustrator. Boneshaker is proud to have him on Oct 30 at 7pm discussing three new projects:

Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (w/ author CIndy Milstein)- Consisting of ten collaborative picture-essays that weave Cindy Milstein’s poetic words within Erik Ruin’s intricate yet bold paper-cut and scratch-board images, Paths toward Utopia suggests some of the here-and-now practices that prefigure, however imperfectly, the self-organization that would be commonplace in an egalitarian society.

Witches & Mad Prophets - A portfolio of 13 one-color offset prints depicting heretical figures & movements, by various artists, curated & published by Erik Ruin. Subjects vary from religiously-inspired peasant uprisings to good witches who would battle evil witches to save crops to more familiar figures like Joan of Arc and the Witches of Salem!

Drowning on Dry Land- A Lament From the Margins - a silkscreened/offset artists' book of more personal apocalyptic imagery. with downloadable "soundtrack" feat. unreleased tracks by Ama (Matt Himes of Shep & Me, Rotten Living, etc.), Big Blood, astickandastone, John the Baptist (Kellzo from SGNLS), Katt Hernandez, Work/Death, Virusse and more.

Fannie & Freddie Book Release Party on Oct 19

October 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

When they come for the home of Nurse Maggie McWhite, will the people of Homeville stand up for what's right?

Fannie and Freddie are mischievous, larger-than-life siblings who live in the village of Homeville alongside their neighbor, Nurse Maggie McWhite. When their neighbors express a desire to have their own homes, Fannie and Freddie concoct a scheme to swindle them out of their money. But their scheme quickly sets off a disastrous chain of events that threatens to destroy the village of Homeville--unless Maggie McWhite and her neighbors find the courage to stand up and fight back. This whimsical, collaboratively illustrated picture book uses rhyme and allegory to tell the story of the housing crisis--making it accessible for people of all ages.

Written by Becky Z. Dernbach. Illustrations by Eva Rose Cohen, Connie Gretsch, Dan P. Moore, Elizabeth Graff, Caylin Crawford, Kathleen Murphy-Andrus, and Cat Salonek. Photography by Mark R. Brown. Artistic direction by Jillia Pessenda Bovino. Graphic design by Bill Panks. Co-produced by Occupy Homes MN.

We will have refreshments, storytelling, the original artwork, and a reading. Family-friendly event--bring the kids!


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