Saturday, December 12, 2009
The State Library of Michigan named Arnie Bernstein's 2009 release, Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing, one of twenty Notable Books of the Year. Bernstein has previously written Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago and the Movies, "The Movies Are": Carl Sandburg's Film Reviews & Essays, 1920–1928, and The Hoofs & Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections for Lake Claremont Press. Hollywood on Lake Michigan won an 1st Place– Midwest American Regional History Publishing Award.
Monday, December 07, 2009
Need a last-minute escape this Wednesday evening?
It's your last chance to join one of Lake Claremont Press's holiday receptions (Wednesday, December 9) and unwind with an eclectic mix of Chicagoans.
We'll have the usual festive mingling, tunes from our 8-track player, a used book sale, LCP books priced just right for affordable holiday gift-giving, extra raffle prizes, and these additional special Chicago guests:
Daniel P. Smith, author of On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department will sign copies of his book and discuss his new specialty, citizen police academies.
Renee Kreczmer has been sharing her love of Chicago history with her 3rd grade CPS students for years and she's about to share it with your school-age children in her upcoming LCP book. Pick her brain on fun and educational history outings for your family.
Meet and greet Chicago's newest publisher Mary Osborne of Lake Street Press who will be talking about her debut release, the young adult novel Nonna's Book of Mysteries.
And, last but not least, we're welcoming visting members of the Greater Rockwell Organization and the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association.
We look forward to seeing you and toasting the season.
Friday, December 04, 2009
In a Lake Claremont Press first, neo-burlesque star Michelle L'amour will sign a book contract with the company in the buff. Ms. L'amour with co-author Franky Vivid are writing a 2010 release, Michelle L'amour's Sexy Chicago in the part history, part guidebook tradition of other Lake Claremont Press titles such as Hollywood on Lake Michigan, Graveyards of Chicago, Literary Chicago, and The Hoofs & Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections. The signing will take place at tonight's 7 p.m. holiday-themed performance of the "Naked Girls Reading" series. The publisher will be clothed. Tickets are still available.