September 10th New Margaret Atwood

The Testaments is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.

When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death.

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

Pre-order your copy by July 26th and get 20% off your copy.  If you are one of the first ten customers to pick up your pre-ordered copy of The Testaments you will get a FREE tote bag that has a Margaret Atwood quote on it and 20% of your copy of the book. 


August 8th 6-9 pm

Meet Howard Wasserman and hear all about his new book.

The Infield Fly Rule is the most misunderstood rule in baseball and perhaps in all of sports. That also makes it the most infamous. Drawing on interviews with experts, legal arguments and a study of every infield fly play in eight Major League seasons, this book tells the complete story of the rule. The author covers the rule’s history from the 19th century to the modern game, its underlying logic and supporting arguments, recent criticisms and calls for repeal, the controversies and confusion it creates, and its effect on how the game is played.

Howard M. Wasserman joined the faculty of FIU College of Law in 2003. Professor Wasserman teaches civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, civil rights, and First Amendment; he writes about civil rights litigation, sports rules, and the freedom of speech, including the speech rights of fans and athletes. He is the author of Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball’s Most (In)Famous Rule ( McFarland Press 2018) and Understanding Civil Rights Litigation (Carolina Academic Press 2018). He has spoken at the NINE Baseball Conference, SABR Annual Meeting, and Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.



June 27th book release party 6pm

after-words bookstore is thrilled to host a book release party for Kelsey Rae Dimberg and her first novel, a crime thriller, Girl in the Rearview Mirror.

They are Phoenix’s First Family: handsome Philip Martin, son of the sitting Senator, an ex-football player who carries himself with an easy grace and appears destined to step into his father’s seat when the time is right; his wife Marina, the stylish and elegant director of Phoenix’s fine arts museum; and their four-year-old daughter Amabel, beautiful and precocious and beloved.

Finn Hunt is working a dull office job to pay off her college debt when she meets Philip and charms Amabel. She eagerly agrees to nanny, thinking she’s lucked into the job of a lifetime. Though the glamour of the Martins’ lifestyle undeniably dazzles Finn, her real pleasure comes from being part of the family: sharing quick jokes with Philip in the kitchen before he leaves for work; staying late when Marina needs a last-minute sitter; and spending long days with Amabel, who is often treated more like a photo op than a child.

But behind every fa├žade lurks a less attractive truth. When a young woman approaches Finn, claiming a connection with Philip and asking Finn to pass on a message, Finn becomes caught up in a web of deceit with the senate seat at its center. And Finn isn’t exactly innocent herself: she too has a background she has kept hidden, and under the hot Phoenix sun, everything is about to be laid bare…

Kelsey Rae Dimberg received an MFA from the University of San Francisco and studied at Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the literary magazine, Lux, and received the Swarthout Award in Fiction. Girl in the Rearview Mirror is her first novel. Born in Seattle, Kelsey has lived in eight states, and currently resides in Milwaukee. 

Join us for a reading and signing.  Food and drink provided.