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Celebrate World Read Aloud Day at Books, Inc!

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3 March 2010
6 - 7 PM

Join Caroline Grant, Lisa Harper, and Nicki Richesin in a bedtime story reading for kids of all ages. We'll be reading some new titles, including Cynthia Rylant's All in a Day; Peter Brown's The Curious Garden; and Liz Garton Scanlon's All the World, plus some old favorites! Bring the kids in their pajamas for a fun evening outing.

Caroline Grant is the Editor in Chief of Literary Mama and co-editor of the anthology Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her essays about mothering have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons, a life she writes about on her blogs, Food for Thought and Learning to Eat.

Lisa Catherine Harper is Adjunct Professor of Writing in the University of San Francisco's Masters of Fine Arts in Writing program, as well as a freelance writer. Her writing about food and motherhood has been published in a number of journals and anthologies. She maintains a website where she blogs about writing and motherhood at

Nicki Richesin is the editor of four anthologies including What I Would Tell Her (available in May 2010); Crush (forthcoming in summer 2011); Because I Love Her; and The May Queen. Her anthologies have been excerpted and praised in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Redbook, Parenting, Cosmopolitan, Bust, Daily Candy, and Babble. She lives in San Rafael with her husband and daughter. For more information, visit her online at

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Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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