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.
Find out more about upcoming University of Minnesota Press events (in Minnesota and all over the country) on our website and on our Facebook page.