Gendo Sensei to Read at Prairie Lights Bookstore

Gendo Sensei is scheduled to read from The Driftwood Shrine and sign books at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa, on March 9th at 7:00 PM.  (Looks like he’ll be in good company!)

President Barack Obama at Prairie Lights Bookstore

Prairie Lights is an exceptionally famous independent bookstore.

Prairie Lights sprang to life in May 1978 as a small, intimate bookstore offering titles by the newer voices of Raymond Carver and Alice Munro and by established authors like Eudora Welty and George Orwell. As the staff and customers tended the books with care much like a garden, the store grew and blossomed. By 1982 Prairie Lights transplanted itself from South Linn St. to South Dubuque and has gradually spread to three and a half floors, the half being an 1100 square foot coffee house located in the same space that the local literary society met throughout the 1930’s, hosting writers Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Sherwood Anderson, Langston Hughes, e e cummings and others.

—Excerpted from Prairie Lights’ “About” page


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