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Book Launch Party with Illinois Author Joel Shoemaker at Bobzbay Books

Book Launch Party with Illinois Author Joel Shoemaker at Bobzbay Books

Date & Time
Saturday, June 8, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
419 N Main Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701
We’re excited to welcome Illinois author Joel Shoemaker to the shop for a book launch party celebrating the release of his new children’s book “Silas on Sundays”, a picture book for LGBTQIA+ affirming faith communities – out 6/4/24! Joel is also the author of the YA novel “bacon grief” and the short story collection “Teeth & Crumpets: A Florilegium”, so he has a book for readers of any age to enjoy.

Pre-orders are now open for signed editions of “Silas on Sundays”! Click here to reserve your copy:

About “Silas on Sundays”: On Monday, Silas is a quarterback, scoring the winning touchdown. On Tuesday, Silas is an astronaut, discovering a new star. On Wednesday, Silas is a famous actor, winning an award on TV. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Silas can be a builder, a ballerina, or a baker! Silas can be whoever they want to be. But not on Sundays. On Sundays, Silas has to go to Church, where they have to sit still and wear uncomfortable clothes, and Silas doesn’t like that. Silas wishes they could be whoever they want to be on Sundays too. So Silas comes up with a plan to stay home on Sunday. But will it work?

About the Author: Joel Shoemaker has been a librarian for a decade and a magician for three! He lives in central Illinois with his husband, a frog, a fish, and his dog, Maximus. He consumes an inordinate amount of cheese.

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