September tends to be a busy time at the Press, and as such, we have scheduled two book-launch events for three books within one week. And that week starts today.
-Tonight at 7 p.m. at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis: Join Armand Peterson and Al Papas Jr. for a special night for football fans (not to mention all-around book fans).
Peterson is the editor of The Vikings Reader, a gorgeous book that compiles 50 years of journalistic sketches of the highs and lows that make up the Minnesota Vikings’ colorful history. Tomorrow, Peterson will answer a few questions on this blog about himself and his own experiences with the Vikings’ victories and defeats.
Papas is a sports cartoonist and former newsroom artist. He is the illustrator of Gophers Illustrated: The Incredible Complete History of Minnesota Football, which commemorates more than a century of Gophers football.
Read more about both books in today’s Star Tribune.
-On Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis: Author Eric Dregni celebrates the publication of his newest book, Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital. Festivities will include a slide show of pictures from Eric’s food-obsessed time in Italy; a book signing; and free appetizers from Loring Pasta Bar. A spaghetti dinner and drink bar will be available on a cash basis. This event is sponsored by Concordia Language Villages on behalf of Lago del Bosco and the Italian Cultural Center.