Snap, click, sizzle!
Once the exclusive realm of the male, pin-up photography was invaded
mid-century by a shapely young miss who could, and would, model for her own
photographs. Bunny Yeager's Darkroom (Rizzoli,
$60) presents her story in her own words and, of course, her own
photographs. The only female pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny
Yeager was also a model in her own right. Bunny Yeager's Darkroom gathers
more than 250 lens-fogging photographs embodying the naughty girl-next-door
eroticism of pin-up culture. Culled from Yeager's extensive archive, the
collection includes her most iconic shots of the legendary Bettie Page as well
as many previously unpublished images, some of which have never even been
scanned. Tonight, meet the 83-year-old legend as she answers
questions about her work and signs copies of the book. Yeager
currently lives and works in Miami. She recently signed a contract with Bruno Banani,
a German lingerie and bikini line.
Not one, not two, but FIVE incredible Y/A authors all at once in conversation at our Goral Gables store. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this event is guaranteed to leave you breathless.*Beth Revis, a former teacher, lives in North Carolina with her husband and dog, and believes space is nowhere near the final frontier. Shades of Earth (Razorbill; $18.99) is the final book in the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series.*Fiona Paul makes her writing debut with Venom (Philomel; $17.99). She is a writer, wanderer, and free spirit, with degrees in psychology and secondary education. She’s traveled all over the world, and many of the scenes in VENOM are inspired by real-life experiences (though she won’t tell you which ones). She now makes her home in St. Louis, Missouri.*Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, and reality TV, and is an extremely picky yet voracious reader of all kinds of books. Under another pen name, she’s a national bestselling author of many paranormal novels. Falling Kingdoms (Razorbill; $18.99) is her first high fantasy. *Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist, who spent her early career reviewing videogames before making the bold (or crazy) move into travel writing. In her spare time, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls, where she got to interview many of her favorite bands, go to gigs and basically blag loads of free swag all in the name of ‘research’. Elizabeth lives in Buckinghamshire, England, with her husband. Black City (Putnam; $17.99) is her debut novel.*Jessica Spotswood grew up in a tiny one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania. Now she lives in a gentrifying hipster neighborhood in Washington, D.C. with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey. She's never happier than when she's immersed in a good story, and swoony kissing scenes are her favorite. Born Wicked (Putnam; $17.99) is her debut novel.
Books & Books is proud to partner with CENTRO CULTURAL BRASIL-USA DA FLORIDA (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU) in a yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil. Our series called CULTURAL CUP 2.0, will focus on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the exciting worldwide soccer tournament that will happen in Brazil next year. Our first stop will be SALVADOR DA BAHIA. This culturally rich city was the country’s first capital and considered the Afro soul of Brazil. Taste the typical treats prepared by the native of Salvador, Carlinhos Encarnação; learn about the history and the rich culture of this fascinating city as we dress a mannequin with the typical Bahia costume. Join Gene de Souza, host of the weekly radio program Café Brasil (WDNA 88.9 FM) in a casual talk and listening about the exciting music genres of Salvador.