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September 2022

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Skinny Leg
Saturday Book Signing
Suzette Bruggeman
 September 10th Noon-3pm  
Wheatgrass Books  will host author Suzette Bruggeman, authorof Skinny Leg for a book signing on Saturday September 10th beginning at noon. Teachers that attend the book signing will receive a free copy of Skinny Leg compliments of the author. 
This book of fiction is based on Brugemann’s son, Spencer, who was born with a vascular condition that disrupts the blood supply, leaving him with  a leg shorter and skinnier than the other leg, and which affectionately came to be called his "skinny leg." It was a painful day when he realized he would never be able to play football like his big brothers. When Spencer was ten, he was obsessed with Jack London books. Coincidentally, his dad, Brett, was reading a nonfiction book about the Yukon gold rush at the same time. It was fate. They both became fascinated with dog sledding and began reading everything they could get their hands on about the sport. The family decided this would be the perfect sport for Spencer...and Skinny Leg Sled Dogs was born. Seven years later, Spencer and his team won Oregon’s 200-mile Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race, and Brett competed in his first Iditarod in Alaska.
Suzette tells her fictional story with flair. She deals with some heartache and drama and incorporates a humorous, light touch that results in a book that’s fun to read. Through racing a team of misfit sled dogs, a boy with a congenital disability learns that it’s grit more than talent that makes a winner out of someone.

4th Friday Art Walk
at Green Door Gallery
with photographer
Ann Fuller

See For Yourself
Opening Reception
September 23rd 5-8 PM

"In 2018, Chickechick, an Araucona chicken, was mauled by a dog that came into my yard. Severely wounded and near death, I brought her into my house where I attended to her every need. She lived in my sunroom for four months. During this time I felt her vulnerability become trust as she recovered. A deep bond developed between us that expanded my heart - - love does heal.
The ordeal of saving her life, caring for her wounds, and watching her go from being unable to move, to standing, walking, and eventually laying an egg, changed something in me. My eyes and heart were opened to the profound mystery that lies beyond a perceived experience. 
As a result, I was able to view my 35 years of photography in a whole new way. I saw that through vulnerability, trust, and inner guidance, I had captured the profound mystery of connection between each person and the setting in which I placed them. The symbiotic relationships in each photo create a mythical playground for infinite interpretation - - beyond a personal experience."

-Ann Fuller

Breaking Bans: A Celebration
of Censored Books
In celebration of Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022, local readers and writers will read from one of their favorite banned books. Please join in on September 24th at 7pm. 

4th Friday Book Signings
September 23rd During the Art Walk
5:30 pm - 8 pm with 

Katie Dawn author of, Wax Night in Montana, a memoir and celebration of friendship.

and with Keith McCafferty, the
award-winning author of eight novels in the Sean Stranahan mystery series. 

Both authors will be available to discuss and sign their books. 

The Wheatgrass Book Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. Stop by, phone, or email to find out what we're reading this month!

Wheatgrass Books is happy to order book club books at a 25% discount. 

Banned Book Club
Led by BL Harris
first Tuesdays at 6pm 
upstairs at Wheatgrass

"Open books lead to open minds." We've seen that quote in libraries and book stores across the nation. Yet a troubling trend has been occurring across the nation: the banning of books. Many times the reason for these bans is "to protect children." However, that rings hollow with so much violence across the nation and in our schools. Reading books allows people to see the world in a different way and to experience the world from another person's perspective. Reading books leads to empathy and knowledge. And that will protect children more than the banning of books. 
Please join us at the Banned Book Club to read these forbidden tomes and to discuss what all of the fuss is really about.
- BL
Land Acknowledgement
Wheatgrass Books gratefully acknowledges and pays respect to the Apsáalooke (Crow) [ap-saw-loo-kay​], Tséstho’e [sto-ey], and Séliš [SAY-lish​] peoples, the traditional custodians of the land we are on today.

You can make a gift to Native American Studies at Montana State University here.

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Shout out to the Livingston Business Improvement District and their generous funding of Green Door Gallery's second mural arts competition. 

Art work design and rendering by local artist, Kay Potter and based on a quote from Terry Tempest's, When Women Were Birds. 
Wheatgrass is delighted to welcome BL Harris as our newest staff member. BL works on Saturdays and evenings Thursdays and Fridays. Additionally, they will be leading the Banned Books Book Club. Stop by or email to find out more!
Wheatgrass is Celebrating
10 Years in Business
September 1, 2012 - 2022

Thank you for
shopping small!
When you shop small you strengthen economies, diversify communities, tread more gently on the earth, support families, and share in someone's dream. 
By purchasing what you do, you are casting your vote directly in the world.  If something doesn't align with our ethics, we have the power not to support it.
Tasha has been on staff at Wheatgrass for several years. She lives in Livingston with her husband, toddler, 2 dogs, and flock of chickens.  A lover of Fiction, Sci-Fy, Fantasy, and various Non-Fiction topics, Tasha is a voracious reader with usually 3 books going at any one time.  She enjoys being outside with her family and can often be found biking around town with toddler in tow.  She often spends her free time working in her garden, adding edible plants into every nook and cranny of the yard.t.
open daily:
Monday - Wednesday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
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Wheatgrass Books
120 North Main Street, Livingston, MT 59047

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