Book Release

[At the Lawrence Public Library] Book Launch for "A New Guide to Kansas Mushrooms"

A New Guide to Kansas Mushrooms By Sherry Kay, Benjamin Sikes, Caleb Morse Cover Image
$31.14
ISBN: 9780700633067
Availability: This book is backordered. We'll happily get it for you but we're not sure how long it'll take.
Published: University Press of Kansas - September 15th, 2022

Originally published in 1993, A Guide to Kansas Mushrooms went out of print in 2017. Original author Richard Kay suggested his wife, Sherry Kay, could assume the undertaking of revising the book, collaborating with him working as a consultant. After Richard's death in 2018, Sherry later added two coauthors, Benjamin Sikes and Caleb Morse, to complete the task.


The Raven's 35th Birthday Bash: Release party for the 2nd edition of Danny Caine's "How to Resist Amazon and Why"

We're celebrating our birthday with a booked September events calendar!

How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future! By Danny Caine Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781648411236
Availability: This book is backordered. We'll happily get it for you but we're not sure how long it'll take.
Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 20th, 2022

Launch Event for "Celebrating Kansas Breweries" by Michael Travis [at Lawrence Public Library]

Breweries in the state of Kansas are opening at a fast pace, in communities from Council Grove to Olathe. As the industry grows, the opportunities for craft beer fans to enjoy the communities and beer abound. 

Celebrating Kansas Breweries: People, Places & Stories (American Palate) By Michael J. Travis Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467151924
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: History Press - August 15th, 2022

A Tour of the Kansas Beer Industry


A Double Book Launch with Sarah Henning & Natalie C. Parker

It's a double book launch!

There’s not much better in this world than a double rainbow. That is…except for a double book launch! And here’s some good news! We’ve got one of those coming up.

The King Will Kill You: The Kingdoms of Sand & Sky Book Three (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #3) By Sarah Henning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250841032
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Tor Teen - August 2nd, 2022

The Princess Bride meets Game of Thrones in this commercial YA trilogy from acclaimed fantasy author Sarah Henning.


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The Devouring Wolf By Natalie C. Parker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203958
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Razorbill - August 2nd, 2022

"A perfect read for every kid and every kid at heart who's ever felt like they weren't enough. This story of family in all its many forms is as deliciously fun to read as it is deeply relevant."  —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Sweet Pea


Book Launch with Local Author Izzy Wasserstein: "All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From"

Book Launch at The Raven!

All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away from By Izzy Wasserstein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781952086427
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Neon Hemlock Press - July 12th, 2022

In her debut collection, Izzy Wasserstein pries the lid off fourteen different worlds from an already impressive short fiction career. In these pages, you'll meet ne'er-do-wells and orphans, investigators and revolutionaries, diplomats and doctoral students.


Kate Williams in conversation with Sarah Henning: Never Coming Home

Local author Kate Williams presents her thrilling new YA Mystery Never Coming Home in conversation with Sarah Henning! Books will be available for sale and signing! This is a live in-person event at the Raven Book Store; masks and proof of Covid vaccination are required for entry.

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Never Coming Home By Kate M. Williams Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593304860
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Delacorte Press - June 21st, 2022

The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America's hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn't what anyone expected. Will anyone survive?


Charles Forrest Jones: The Illusion of Simple

Local author Charles Forrest Jones presents his new Kansas mystery novel The Illusion of Simple live and in-person at the Raven! Books will be available for sale and signing. 

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The Illusion of Simple By Charles Forrest Jones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609388317
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: University Of Iowa Press - May 18th, 2022

In a dry Kansas riverbed, a troop of young girls finds a human hand. This discovery leads Billy Spire, the tough and broken sheriff of Ewing County, to investigate and confront the depths of his community and of himself: the racism, the dying economy, the lies and truths of friendship, grievances of the past and present, and even his own injured marriage.

But like any town where p


Sarah Henning in conversation with Adib Khorram: It's All In How You Fall

Join us for an in-store in-person book launch for Sarah Henning's latest sports rom-com, It's All In How You Fall! Joining Sarah in conversation will be Adib Khorram, author most recently of Kiss & Tell.  Books will be available for sale & signing!

It's All in How You Fall By Sarah Henning Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759556676
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Poppy - May 31st, 2022

A contemporary young adult romance about moving on, finding your place, and recovering after life falls apart.

Gymnast Caroline Kepler has three state balance beam titles, a new trick even most elites can’t do, and chronic, undeniable back pain. While she might never be an Olympian, she has dreams of leveling up to elite, making Nationals, and competing in college.


Kiss & Tell By Adib Khorram Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593325261
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Dial Books - March 22nd, 2022

"Kiss & Tell is a total rush! Perfectly sweet and swoon worthy. I loved every page!" – Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

 
A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye, from award-winning author Adib Khorram


Candice Millard in conversation with Jennifer Raff

Renowned historian Candice Millard will appear in-person to present her new book River of the Gods, a thrilling account of the discovery of the source of the Nile River. Joining her in conversation will be New York Times bestselling author and KU professor Jennifer Raff. 

Will Jawando in conversation with Jelani Cobb: My Seven Black Fathers

NOTE: THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. Click here for free tickets!

My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole By Will Jawando Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374604875
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 3rd, 2022

"Will Jawando's account of mentorship, service, and healing lays waste to the racist stereotype of the absent Black father.


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