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Over 25 years as your local, independent bookstore! Coming in FEBRUARY: 28th Street


Friday, February 4. 7pm. Live music in the Studio with the Long Count. The Long Count’s down-tempo and introspective vibe gives way to their broad range of original music. In any given set, their music ranges from serious and smooth to peaceful and playful.


Sunday, February 6. 4pm-5pm. Opera talk with Maestro robert Lyall. Join us in the casual comfort of the Schuler Studio for an in-depth discussion of Manon Lescaut by Puccini.


tuesday, February 8. 7pm. K1P2 Knitting Group meets. This monthly knitters group meets by the fireplace. Bring your needles and a skein and work on projects with other fiber enthusiasts.


Saturday, February 12. 11am-12pm. Special storytime with the Grand rapids Ballet Company. As GRBC prepares for their upcoming show, they pause to pirouette here at the bookstore with a special storytime for kids! See principal dancers in costume interpret a Mother Goose fairy tale.


Friday, February 18. 7pm. Live music in the Studio with Nik thomasma. His songs are a folksy blend of rock, pop, and bluegrass firmly rooted in a bed of deep country and traditional folk. Wearing his heart on his sleeve his songs are about real life, true love and heartbreaking loss.


Saturday, February 19. 7pm. Grand rapids Amateur Astronomical Association meets. Speaker Gary Ross will


discuss the topic: “The Amazing World of John Philiponos”.


Saturday, February 26. 1-3pm. “telescoops”: Grand rapids Amateur Astronomical Association’s breakout event. This month, “Telescoops” will be discussing the topic “What Do I Look At – How Do I Find It?” Bring your telescope for help with adjustments!


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Wednesday, February 9. 6pm. Grand rapids Songwriters Alliance meets. This group is open to the public. Grab your axe and work through the writing process with other area songwriters.


Monday, February 21. 4pm. Japanese Conversation Group. This group is hosted by Mayumi Balfour of Sister Cities International. The group learns about the Japanese language and culture in a casual setting.


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Friday, February 25. 6pm. Final Friday Music Series featuring: Jake Snider! Jake Snider is a singer songwriter born in Grand Rapids. Exposure to a robust blend of blues, folk and classic rock cultivated his interest in music.


AUTHOR APPEARANCES 28th Street


thursday, February 3. 7pm. Author talk and booksigning with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish for his new book, I Shall Not hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the road to Peace and human Dignity. The New York Times has called Dr. Abuelaish “a rarity: a Gazan at home among Israelis.” But after Israeli shells recklessly killed three of his daughters and his niece in January 2009, Abuelaish’s faith in the peace process could have died with them. Yet, as he describes in his book, his resolve to fight for reconciliation only strengthened in the wake of his family’s tragedy.


tuesday, February 8. 7pm. Author talk and booksigning with John timmerman for his true crime book, the Color of Night. The Color of Night is a skillfully woven true account of a horrendous crime, a family’s quest for answers, and the landmark case that tested the Federal Death Penalty Act. The Color of Night is a shocking story of violence, murder, and the search for justice.


thursday, February 24. 7pm. talk and booksigning with editor Gordon Olson for the book, A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolshevics. When he was drafted for duty in the United States Army during World War I, Godfrey Anderson had no idea he was about to embark on a horrific adventure that would find him doing battle with Bolshevik revolutionaries in the frozen reaches of northern Russia.


Gordon Olson is Grand Rapids City Historian Emeritus and the author or editor of many local history books, including The Gift of All and Thin Ice.


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thursday, February 3. 7pm. West Michigan Christian Writers group meets. This month the WMCW will host a panel discussion of authors from the Grand Rapids Writers Guild. Panelists include: Shelly Beach, Ann Byle, Tracy Groot, Alison Hodgson and Sharon Carrns. They will be discussing recent trends in writing.


thursday, February 10. 5:30pm-6:30pm. Poetry Night! Open mic hosted by Greg Bliss!


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