Brooklyn, NY, August 2019 — Chickadee Prince Books, a young Brooklyn small press that publishes acclaimed fiction and nonfiction books of all genres, is very pleased to announce that it will debut its “pop-up” bookstore for one day, on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
The store will be located at 63 W 38th St, in Manhattan’s Refinery Hotel. The store will be open all day, selling books published by Chickadee Prince, as well as other small presses, and at 6 pm, the store will sponsor a reception at which CPB authors Steven S. Drachman and Granville Wyche Burgess will read from and sign their latest novels.
Other CPB writers will be on hand to sign books and meet patrons, including Mark Laporta, author of the space opera, Probability Shadow, and Donna Levin, whose contemporary fiction Amazon-bestseller, There’s More Than One Way Home features characters on the autism spectrum. CPB is publishing five new titles in the Spring to Fall 2019 season.
Emmy-nominated Granville Wyche Burgess’s musical, Conrack, played to sold-out audiences at Ford’s Theater, and his new novel, The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe, imagines Shoeless Joe Jackson, the outfielder disgraced in the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal, living in Greenville, South Carolina, and finding redemption in his twilight. New York Post baseball columnist Ken Davidoff calls Joe “a gripping story that is both illuminating and emotional… Great for baseball fans, and even true-crime enthusiasts,” and Booklist writes, “Burgess has a genuine affinity for small-town southern life and portrays Jackson as a complex man who stunted himself emotionally in the aftermath of his banishment … Intriguing!”
Steven S. Drachman’s historical fantasy series, The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O’Hugh the Third, is set in the old West, New York City and China at the end of the 19th century; Watt O’Hugh and the Innocent Dead, which ties up the trilogy, finds the eponymous hero traveling from the 6th level of Hell to fashionable Sharon Springs, New York and lawless Yuma, Arizona, as he battles a Utopian enemy and a brewing new Civil War. Kirkus Reviews named the first novel, The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh, to its list of the best books of the year in 2011, raving, “Fast-paced, energetic and fun; a dime novel for modern intellectuals”; the Boston Phoenix called Ghosts, a “rip-snorting, mind boggling novel,” and Nicolle Wallace, New York Times best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House”, calls herself “an instant fan.”