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Book Signing: James Schmidt returns with Galveston and the Civil War, Saturday, January 12th

James Schmidt will join us Saturday from 1:00-3:00 during the 150th Battle of Galveston Commemoration festivities to sign copies of Galveston and the Civil War, his recently published history. Also joining us will be Andrew W. Hall, author of  The

Posted in New Books, Signings

Introducing the Monthly Author Meet & Greet, Saturday January 19, 2013

We are happy to announce a new monthly event featuring Texas authors with their newest books. Each month we will feature a book discussion and signing with 2 or 3 Texas writers with an emphasis on emerging talent and first

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Book Signing: Jan Johnson with her brand new Galveston guide book, Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Jan Johnson will be by again this Saturday to sign copies of her two books, including her latest, Beyond the Beaten Paths: Driving Historic Galveston. Come by if you missed our previous signing event with her a couple of weeks

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Book Signing: Kathleen Kaska with Murder at the Galvez & The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane, December 15, 2012

Saturday, December 15th 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Kathleen Kaska’s new murder mystery is the third in her ‘Texas Hotel’ themed Sydney Lockhart series. Murder at the Galvez has Sydney scrambling to solve yet another murder, this time in Galveston’s historic

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Book Signing: Jan Johnson’s Beyond the Beaten Paths, December 8, 2012

Jan Johnson’s second guidebook to historic Galveston Island is now complete!  Please join us for a Book Launch on Saturday, December 8, at the Bienville Social from 2 – 5 pm, where Jan will give a presentation and sign copies of the

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Book Signing: The Galveston-Houston Packet, November 17, 2012

Andrew W. Hall will be with us on Saturday to sign his new history book covering the role of the steamboat packet services running on Buffalo Bayou in the mid-1800s and their key contribution to the development of commerce in

Posted in Announcments, Galveston, New Books, Signings

Book Signing: Maude Brown’s Baby, November 10th, 2012

Local journalist Richard Cunningham will join us on Saturday, November 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to visit and sign his new book which is his first work of fiction and the first entry in a series of historical mysteries

Posted in Announcments, New Books, Signings

Evolution of the Paragraph

So how did it come to be that paragraphs in books begin on a new line with an indent at the beginning? This practice in typesetting is so ubiquitous that it seems unlikely to ever have been any other way.

Posted in Trivia

Book Signing: Galveston and the Civil War, October 27th, 2012

Published by The History Press, James M. Schmidt’s new book relates the Island City’s interesting and important role in the Civil War through the voice of its people, including the story of the Union naval blockade, the dramatic Battle of

Posted in Announcments, New Books, Signings

Book Signing: Daralyn Brody’s Sky Blue Dragonfly September 22nd

Local children’s book author Daralyn Brody will be with us on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m. to sign copies of her latest story book Sky Blue Dragonfly. Sky Blue Dragonfly explores the subject of bullying in a way that

Posted in Announcments, New Books, Signings
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