Book Signing

Book Signing with Cookbook Author Erin Jeanne McDowell

About the Event

For the final event of our 2022 season, Raven bestseller Erin Jeanne McDowell is coming to the store to sign copies of her cookbooks, Savory Baking, The Book on Pie, and The Fearless Baker. Don't miss this chance to get your books signed, meet the Lawrence born-and-raised baking queen, and maybe even get a few holiday presents checked off of your shopping list in the process!

Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between By Erin Jeanne McDowell Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780358671404
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: Harvest - October 11th, 2022

Food & Wine's 28 Cookbooks and Food Books to Add to Your Shelf This Fall

Bon Appétit's 27 Best Cookbooks of 2022


The Book On Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies By Erin Jeanne McDowell Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780358229285
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: Harvest - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

Look no further than The Book on Pie for the only book on pie you'll ever want or need.

Erin Jeanne McDowell, New York Times contributing baker extraordinaire and top food stylist, wrote the book on pie, a comprehensive handbook that distills all you'll ever need to know for


The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro By Erin Jeanne McDowell Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544791435
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: Harvest - October 24th, 2017

One of Food52’s most popular columnists and a New York Times bestselling author, top food stylist Erin Jeanne McDowell shares her baking secrets and the science behind them

When people see Erin McDowell frost a perfect layer cake, weave a lattice pie crust, or pull a rich loaf of brioche from the oven, they often act as thoug


AUTHOR UPDATE: Small Business Saturday at the Raven: Local Author Book Signings!

Happy Small Business Saturday! While you’re hanging out on Mass St., shopping at all of LFK’s great local businesses, and giving all of the shop cats head scritches, don’t forget to come see us (and Dashiell) over at the Raven! Not only will we have new Raven sweatshirts (yes, this is a new merch alert!), but we’ll have a book signing table with a rotating cast of some outstanding local authors! Check out the roster:

Moon Dark Smile By Tessa Gratton Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534498150
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: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 30th, 2022

The fate of an Empire lies with a headstrong Heir and a restless demon in this lush young adult fantasy that’s a “tapestry of self-discovery, redolent with vivid imagery…[s]ensual and strange” (Kirkus Reviews) for fans of Laini Taylor and Girl, Serpent, Thorn.

Ever since she was a girl, Raliel Dark-Smile’s best friend has been the great de


Star Wars: The High Republic Path of Deceit By Tessa Gratton, Justina Ireland, Corey Brickley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368076128
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: Disney Lucasfilm Press - October 4th, 2022

Set in the world of the High Republic, 150 years before the storytelling of Phase I, an era of change brings new hopes and possibilities . . . but also new dangers.


Strange Grace By Tessa Gratton Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534402096
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: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 17th, 2019

“Gloriously dark and romantic.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
“An alluring and seductive fairy tale.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation
“Horrifying, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, a lush fairy tale rooted in a moral quand


Fall from Grace By Susan Kraus Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781953583994
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: Flint Hills Publishing - December 24th, 2021

Some Marriages End with a Bang. . .

Grace McDonald feels blessed - she has a strong marriage, healthy kids, and satisfying work as a therapist. And she has no idea how easily it can all be lost.


Some Marriages End with a Whimper. . .



Insufficient Evidence By Susan Kraus Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781953583291
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: Flint Hills Publishing - December 24th, 2021

At her very first fraternity party, college freshman Hannah is thrilled with the attentions of Logan, a good-looking senior. They talk and flirt.

And then it all goes very wrong.


All God's Children By Susan Kraus Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781953583284
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: Flint Hills Publishing - December 24th, 2021

An Innocent Child is Caught Between Fundamentalism and Family...

When therapist and mediator Grace McDonald returns to Kansas after a ten-year hiatus in Alaska to be with her daughter and autistic grandson, she expects a tough adjustment. But what Grace cannot anticipate is being assigned the mediation case from hell.



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The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy By Megan Bannen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316394215
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: Orbit - August 23rd, 2022

"A uniquely charming mixture of whimsy and the macabre that completely won me over. If you ever wished for an adult romance that felt like Howl's Moving Castle, THIS IS THAT BOOK." —Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

Hart is a marshal, tasked with patrolling the strange and magical wilds of Tanria.


Soulswift By Megan Bannen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062674180
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: Balzer + Bray - November 17th, 2020

A dark, epic fantasy about a girl who must rethink everything she believes after she is betrayed and hunted by the religion that raised her—from Megan Bannen, author of The Bird and the Blade. Perfect for fans of The Winner’s Curse and The Girl of Fire and Thorns.


The Bird and the Blade By Megan Bannen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062674159
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: Balzer + Bray - June 5th, 2018

A sweeping and tragic debut novel perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Megan Whalen Turner. This young adult novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.


By the Book By Amanda Sellet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358156611
Availability: This book is backordered. We'll happily get it for you but we're not sure how long it'll take.
Published: Clarion Books - May 12th, 2020

In this clever YA rom-com debut perfect for fans of Kasie West and Ashley Poston, a teen obsessed with nineteenth-century literature tries to cull advice on life and love from her favorite classic heroines to disastrous results—especially when she falls for the school’s resident Lothario.


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Belittled Women By Amanda Sellet Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358567356
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: Clarion Books - November 29th, 2022

Sharp and subversive, this delightfully messy YA rom-com offers a sly wink to the classic Little Women, as teenage Jo Porter rebels against living in the shadow of her literary namesake.


$17.99
SKU: 1953583369

The new novel from Lawrence author Susan Kraus!

Grace, a family therapist, returns from a cruise to find that life has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her daughter's graduate program goes virtual, and her grandson on the spectrum is home 24/7 with school by Zoom. Her best friend, Katrina, contracts the virus early on but isn't recovering. On top of that, Grace is called to facilitate a COVID grief group, whose members express rage and sadness at the senseless deaths of people they love.

Meanwhile, Molly and Mike forge a long-distance friendship over Zoom. A young couple, Zed and Cherry, finds validation and connection in QAnon. And on another front, Theo, a respiratory therapist, questions the ethics of keeping oxygen-starved patients alive.

When We Lost Touch is contemporary historical fiction set during the first 18 months of a deadly pandemic. Ordinary people lose touch with friends, family, reality, and truth as they're caught in a war zone where most of the casualties are taken down by friendly fire. Kraus expertly weaves stories that portray life during a pandemic, providing a gripping, nuanced look at political, social, and medical challenges.


Tales of Diyonsus: An Evening of Reading and Translation with Stanley Lombardo, William Levitan, et al.

Tales of Dionysus: The Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis By William Levitan, Stanley Lombardo Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780472038961
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 Michigan Press - August 15th, 2022

Tales of Dionysus is the first English verse translation of one of the most extraordinary poems of the Greek literary tradition, the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis. By any standard, the Dionysiaca is a formidable work.


University Press Week Panel ft. Nicole Perry, Jody Keisner, and Kristine Langley Mahler

About This Event

We’re delighted to host an offsite event as part of University Press Week, a conference running from November 14-18!

Policing Sex in the Sunflower State: The Story of the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women By Nicole Perry Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780700631889
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 Press of Kansas - June 10th, 2021

Policing Sex in the Sunflower State: The Story of the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women is the history of how, over a span of two decades, the state of Kansas detained over 5,000 women for no other crime than having a venereal disease. In 1917, the Kansas legislature passed Chapter 205, a law that gave the state Board of Health broad powers to quarantine people for disease.


Curing Season: Artifacts (In Place) By Kristine Langley Mahler Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781952271656
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: West Virginia University Press - October 1st, 2022

“An exquisite, aching memoir of adolescent girlhood. . . .


Under My Bed and Other Essays (American Lives ) By Jody Keisner Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781496230478
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 Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2022

Jody Keisner was raised in rural Nebraska towns by a volatile father and kind but passive mother. As a young adult living alone for the first time, she began a nighttime ritual of checking under her bed each night, not sure who she was afraid of finding. An intruder? A monster? Her father?


A Witchy Virtual Event with Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of "The Science of Witchcraft"

The Science of Witchcraft: The Truth Behind Sabrina, Maleficent, Glinda, and More of Your Favorite Fictional Witches By Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781510767188
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: Skyhorse - September 6th, 2022

A scientific discovery of witches in fiction—Chilled Adventures of Sabrina, Sleeping BeautyWicked and so many more!
 
Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, authors of The Science of Women in Horror and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there”


The Science of Monsters: The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures By Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781510747159
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: Skyhorse - October 15th, 2019

A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies—Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more!


The Science of Women in Horror: The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films By Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781510751743
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: Skyhorse - February 18th, 2020

From scream queens to femmes fatale, horror isn’t just for the boys. 

Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the feminist horror movies, TV shows, and characters we all


The Science of Serial Killers: The Truth Behind Ted Bundy, Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper, and Other Notorious Murderers of Cinematic Legend By Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781510764149
Availability: This book is backordered. We'll happily get it for you but we're not sure how long it'll take.
Published: Skyhorse - October 19th, 2021

Discover the real-life inspirations behind history’s most infamous serial killers: John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, and so many more.
 
Gothic media moguls Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, authors of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror, and The Science of Stephen King, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called


The Science of Stephen King: The Truth Behind Pennywise, Jack Torrance, Carrie, Cujo, and More Iconic Characters from the Master of Horror By Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781510757745
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: Skyhorse - October 6th, 2020

Uncover the theories behind the Master of Horror's macabre tales: It, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, Pet Semetary, and so much more!
 
Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast call


[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 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 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 in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 20th, 2022

The Raven's 35th Birthday Bash: Sarah Kendzior in conversation with Sarah Smarsh

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

They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent By Sarah Kendzior Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250210722
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: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2022

“Every sentence delivered. The pathos of truth-seeking left me thinking of Herman Melville."
—Timothy Snyder, #1 New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny


Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth By Sarah Smarsh Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
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: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

*Finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize*
*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly*

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of t


The Raven's 35th Birthday Bash: Book signing with William Kent Krueger

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

Fox Creek: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #19) By William Kent Krueger Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982128715
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: Atria Books - August 23rd, 2022

The New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series returns with this “genuinely thrilling and atmospheric novel” (The New York Times Book Review) as Cork races against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.

The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death.


The Raven's 35th Birthday Bash: An evening with Mia Mercado, author of "She's Nice Though"

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

She's Nice Though: Essays on Being Bad at Being Good By Mia Mercado Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063098510
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: HarperOne - August 30th, 2022

AN NPR BOOK-OF-THE-DAY • A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STAFF PICK • A NYLON MUST-READ • A FORTUNE NEW BOOK TO READ IN AUGUST


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