MBA Trade Show

Fulcrum Publishing will be at the Midwest Booksellers Association Trade Show next week. Our marketing manager, Katie O’Neill, and our publisher, Sam Scinta, will be representing Fulcrum, so stop by our booth (#605) and say hi!

Authors Jerry Aps and David Wilkins will be in attendance, signing copies of their books (Campfires and Loon Calls and The Hank Adams Reader, respectively).

A certain blogger is perhaps the teeniest bit jealous of missing out on all that Minneapolis has to offer:

Bookstores

Photo Credit: Once Upon a Crime

Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore, purveyor of mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction, looks like a great place to steal an afternoon.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers is another great indie bookstore in Minneapolis. Their blog and events calendar are worth keeping an eye on for bookish observations and happenings.

Minneapolis is also home to True Colors Bookstore, one of the oldest feminist and lesbian-oriented bookstores in the country. I have an affinity for feminist and GLBT bookstores after working at Calamus Bookstore in Boston. Bookstores like these have been a safe haven for readers like me many times; and they’re inevitably full of top-notch folks who know their books.

Comic Shops

Photo Credit: Comic Book College

Minneapolis is also home to the endearingly named Comic Book College, which offers a huge selection of back issues.

DreamHaven Books & Comics stocks new and used science fiction, fantasy, horror, film and media books, comics, and graphic novels. Also home to a bookstore owner who proudly blogged on loving his job. Cue the collective “Awwwwww” from fawning publishers.

Renaissance Festival

Photo Credit: MN Renaissance Festival

Oh, yes. The RenFaire is in towne. Yards of beer, turkey legs, jousting, corsets, and plate armor. This weekend has a High Seas Adventure theme, with pirate games and a homebrew competition. Yarr! The snack stands at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival offer a curious snack called Turtle on a Stick. If Katie tries a turtle on a stick during her trip to the festival, I’ll try to get her to take a picture of it so we can satisfy our curiosity.

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About fulcrumpublishing
Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Publishing is one of the largest independent publishers in the country, with more than 450 active titles. The company maintains a high standard of quality and pride in its books, with the objective of encouraging readers to live life to the fullest and learn something new each day. Fulcrum Publishing specializes in general-interest nonfiction titles with focuses in public policy, education, Native American culture and history, travel and outdoor recreation, environmentalism, and gardening. Fulcrum is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. The Fulcrum Publishing blog is run and updated by Dani Perea. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or ideas by e-mailing her at Dani[at]fulcrumbooks[dot com].

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