Events for Book Readings and Signings

Independent Bookstore Day & Bookstore Crawl 2018

It's that time of the year again - time to celebrate your favorite independently owned bookstore! Or, better yet, celebrate them all! We've partnered with The King's English Bookshop at the 15th & 15th shopping area, Weller Book Works in Trolley Square, and Booked on 25th in Ogden to bring you the 2nd Annual Independent Bookstore Day Bookstore Crawl! Pick up your special Bookstore Passport at the first of these four stores you visit, have each store provide its unique stamp to the passport over the course of the day, and leave your finished passport in the last store you visit. Participating stores will have special merchandise for the day, independently held drawings, and visiting authors. Complete and submit your passport for a chance to win a gift certificate or card from all four participating stores!


Confessions of a Private Eye with Investigator Scott Fulmer

Discover what it's really like to be a Private Investigator from one of the top Private Eyes in the country. Confessions of a Private Eye offers an accurate behind-the-scenes look at the real-life cases of celebrated Private Investigator and Super Sleuth, Scott B. Fulmer. Join Fulmer as he reflects on thrilling investigative career, spanning almost three decades, detailing, in breathtaking detail, investigations involving kidnapped children, missing diamonds and insurance scams. Discover how he busted a fake chiropractic clinic, recovered thousands of dollars of purloined tortillas and proved an injured stripper was not so injured after all. In the private eye world truth really is stranger than fiction. At the age of eight, Fulmer discovered the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes in his elementary school library and his career choice was set. His investigations have taken him from Texas to Utah and California to Washington, DC. From the streets of San Francisco to a secret cave in rural Pennsylvania where he began working for the U.S. government. His cases have run the gamut from workers comp fraud and murder, to recovering runaways, human smuggling and cheating spouses. From placing hidden GPS trackers on vehicles, proving trademark infringement and even investigating members of the George Bush administration. ​Confessions of a Private Eye is Fulmer's spell-binding account, and your backstage pass to learning how real private investigators go about solving cases and catching the bad guys. Of course, all the names, locations and other identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of the innocent (and the guilty). Not every investigation has a happy ending, but through it all you'll learn about Fulmer's unique investigatory methods and his state-of-the-art equipment. Confessions of a Private Eye is a humorous, thorough, and perceptive depiction of the mysterious private investigation world by one of the country's top private eyes. Join us in welcoming Scott Fulmer to The Printed Garden on Saturday, April 28th, to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of his new book! This event begins at 7:00 p.m.


Evening of Relaxation Through Verse

Happy National Poetry Month ya’ll! • Live Music • $3 cup of Haitian Coffee • $3 slice of Pineapple🍍UpsideDownCake • Children Play Area Free Admission • Chance to Win FREE Giveaways ($60+ Retail Value) https://www.facebook.com/events/588735294822939/?ti=icl


Hilary Zaid Book Reading and Discussion

Hilary Zaid reads from and discusses her new novel, Paper is White. Set in ebullient, 1990s Dot-com era San Francisco, Paper is White is a novel about a Jewish lesbian couple's plans to get married, the gravitational pull of the past, and the words we must find to make ourselves whole.


Guest Author Tommy Caldwell

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world. The Printed Garden is proud to partner with Patagonia, The Front Climbing Club, and Salt Lake Climbers Alliance on this very special visit by Tommy Caldwell to talk about and sign copies of his book Push: A Climber's Search for the Path. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.


Guest Author Tommy Caldwell

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world. The Printed Garden is proud to partner with Patagonia, The Front Climbing Club, and Salt Lake Climbers Alliance on this very special visit by Tommy Caldwell to talk about and sign copies of his book Push: A Climber's Search for the Path. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.


Spring Into Books

Spring into Books is a premier local author showcase, complete with book signings and mini workshops. Join us for this free event at the Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah to meet your favorite local authors and find your next favorite book. Special guests Josi S. Kilpack and Wendy Knight will be joined by more than 50 other authors signing books. Spring into Books is sponsored by The League of Utah Writers, Salt Lake County Library Services, and The West Jordan Art Council. Since 1935, The League of Utah Writers has been a nonprofit organization supporting aspiring writers of all ages, styles, and experience. It offers outreach, education, contests, conferences, classes, and other events. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to St. George, it is the state’s oldest and largest writing community. Find out more about other activities at leagueofutahwriters.com


Spring Into Books

Spring into Books is a premier local author showcase, complete with book signings and mini workshops. Join us for this free event at the Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah to meet your favorite local authors and find your next favorite book. Special guests Josi S. Kilpack and Wendy Knight will be joined by more than 50 other authors signing books. Spring into Books is sponsored by The League of Utah Writers, Salt Lake County Library Services, and The West Jordan Art Council. Since 1935, The League of Utah Writers has been a nonprofit organization supporting aspiring writers of all ages, styles, and experience. It offers outreach, education, contests, conferences, classes, and other events. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to St. George, it is the state’s oldest and largest writing community. Find out more about other activities at leagueofutahwriters.com


Spring Into Books

Spring into Books is a premier local author showcase, complete with book signings and mini workshops. Join us for this free event at the Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah to meet your favorite local authors and find your next favorite book. Special guests Josi S. Kilpack and Wendy Knight will be joined by more than 50 other authors signing books. Spring into Books is sponsored by The League of Utah Writers, Salt Lake County Library Services, and The West Jordan Art Council. Since 1935, The League of Utah Writers has been a nonprofit organization supporting aspiring writers of all ages, styles, and experience. It offers outreach, education, contests, conferences, classes, and other events. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to St. George, it is the state’s oldest and largest writing community. Find out more about other activities at leagueofutahwriters.com


Guest Author Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned. Let your mind be like the eye of the hawk… Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him. In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity…but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction. If Khai is to keep his soul’s twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine. We're proud to welcome Jacqueline Carey to The Printed Garden on Thursday, June 14th, to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of her new book, Starless. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.