Join us for a signing with Allen Beaulieu, author and photographer of Prince: Before the Rain.
An inside look at the early years of Prince, presented through both iconic and never-before-seen images taken by the photographer who was at his side through it all.
Photographer Allen Beaulieu worked with Prince from the late 1970s into the early ’80s, capturing the musician’s progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. Always at Prince’s side with camera in hand, Beaulieu helped Prince carry forward his vision with legendary album cover images and promotional photos during the groundbreaking Dirty Mind, Controversy, and 1999 era, while also capturing live performances on tour with Prince.
Prince: Before the Rain puts into focus the hallmark imagery—including behind the- scenes, candid, and casual shots—with recollections from Beaulieu on his personal and professional relationship with Prince. Going deeper into the context of these crucial years, supplemental text brings it all together with reminiscences from former bandmates, including Bobby Z., Dez Dickerson, André Cymone, and more.
Allen Beaulieu was Prince's photographer and friend beginning in the late 1970s. He photographed three album covers and toured extensively with the artist. He later worked for Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Spin. One of his photos graces the cover of the new Piano & a Microphone release.
Storytime with Mama Ray - 12/17
Monday December 17 | 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.
All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.
Yüle Sølsticé Mårket
Tuesday December 18 | 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Santa Erik will Appear from 4-7 PM with their rollerskating elf!
Santa Erik will sit for formal photography at 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00 PM
Bring your own camera and sign up for a three minute session at 10 minutes before each hour.
SantaErik will circulate thru the bookstore, cafe & event area for more informal interactions with children of all ages at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30.
Use this schedule to determine how you and your family want to experience Santa this year!
Pookatwo Art & Design
Hedge Witch Studios
Sassafras Healing Arts
Olli Johnson Books, Pop-up & Cards
One-Shot Comics Book Club: Sex Criminals
Thursday January 03 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
It was only a matter of time before we read Sex Criminals, and that time is now (or, to be more precise, Thursday, January 3rd at 7 pm.). Join us for a discussion of volume 1 & 2, and hey, since Sex Criminals is now available at Moon Palace for 20% off through the holidays, why not buy someone a cool present? Because nothing says Christmas like Sex Criminals. Thanks for supporting your local, independent bookstore that also serves delicious pizza. See you in January!
About the book (from the publisher):
Suzie's just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we'd ALL do: rob a couple banks.
A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here, by Matt Fraction (Satellite Sam, Hawkeye) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops).
"On the surface, this is a hilarious story of two people, Suzanne and Jon, with the power to stop time after they orgasm, and then rob banks while (almost) everyone else is frozen in time, which is an amazingly original idea. But underneath that, this is a story of the beginning of a relationship: its exciting newness, its terrifying possibilities, its ups and downs, its secrets and understandings, and, of course, its sex." - PW
"Great fun " - The Miami Herald
Named one of Time Magazine's top 10 graphic novels for 2013
Sex Criminals, Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop
The second volume from the Eisner-award winning Sex Criminals finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.
“Older teens and adults will chuckle as well as learn from this Eisner and Harvey Award-winning rarity, which speaks honestly and sometimes educationally about sex.” - Library Journal
Voted Time Magazine's Best Comic of 2014!
30+ Queer Book Club: A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Wednesday January 09 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join the Queer Book Club for a discussion of Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson's A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Wild Read Book Club: American War
Sunday January 13 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of American War by Omar El Akkad. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
Cinema Book Club: If Beale Street Could Talk
Sunday January 13 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join the Cinema Book Club for a discussion of If Beale Street Could Talk film by Barry Jenkins based on the novel by James Baldwin. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
We're mixing things up a bit: If Beale Street Could Talk is screening at the Lagoon Cinema starting on Christmas day. Watch the film there, or at another theater in town (if expands to other cinemas) and then join us at Moon Palace Books for a discussion of both on Sunday the 13th at 4:00pm. Nosh on Geek Love pizza, cookies, coffee or more adult beverages while we examine these amazing works of film and literature.
James Baldwin's incredible 1974 novel is the story of Fonny and Tish, two Brooklynites who are in love. Fonny is a sculptor, working hard to make his way in the art world and in New York in general. But when Fonny is accused of rape, and Tish discovers she is pregnant, After his imprisonment, Tish finds out she is pregnant. Joyce Carol Oates called If Beale Street Could Talk, "a moving, painful story" which is "ultimately optimistic. It stresses the communal bond between members of an oppressed minority, especially between members of a family,"
The film is the first from director Barry Jenkins since his Oscar winning Moonlight two years ago.
Crime Book Club: Death of a Nationalist
Wednesday January 16 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of Rebecca Pawel's Death of a Nationalist. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
30+ Queer Book Club: Conflict is Not Abuse
Wednesday February 13 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join the Queer Book Club for a discussion of Sarah Schulman's Conflict is Not Abuse. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
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