Globe´s 24th Anniversary Party
Please join us on Sunday, July 23rd for the Globe’s 24th Anniversary Party — It’s a full day event and we really hope to see you!
9:30-MIDNIGHT: Globe’s 24th Anniversary Party!
Happy Hour Priced Drinks will be offered all day/night long in addition to food and drink specials and gift giveaways-
9:30-21:00- Customer Appreciation Book Sale- All New Books will be 10% off, All Used Books- 20% off—
9:30-15:00: We start the day with a special Brunch until 15:00 and then our regular menu will be available until the kitchen closes at 23:00.
16:00-18:30: Our creative line-up begins outside on our garden patio (weather permitting)
16:00: We are happy to start our creative line-up with a special book reading by Joe Baur, author of the recently released travelogue Talking Tico: (Mis)adventures of a Gringo in and Around Costa Rica. The book is a travel narrative with history, culture, opinion, and of course, humor about the author’s travels in Costa Rica, one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the Americas with some of the world’s most attractive natural surroundings teeming with wildlife. While most visitors spend years saving up for a trip of a lifetime, or perhaps even a honeymoon, Baur decided to move there for ten months to get a closer look at life in and around Costa Rica. His experiences, alongside the history of the region (as he travels throughout Costa Rica with stops in Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala) showcase xenophobic expatriates, delicious food, vibrant market scenes, an epic battle with Mothra, and inevitable culture clashes that all make for an entertaining and insightful read. Talking Tico gives readers a distinct and new impression of this fascinating region.
17:00: We are honored to again welcome our friend, internationally recognized poet, playwright, screenwriter and essayist James Ragan back to the Globe for a poetry reading.
Dr. Ragan has been translated into 15 languages and appears in 30 anthologies world-wide. He has authored 9 books of poetry including In the Talking Hours, Womb-Weary, The Hunger Wall, Lusions, Selected Poetry, Too Long a Solitude, The World Shouldering I, Joyful Mysteries, and co-edited Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Collected Poetry. His honors include 3 Fulbright Professorships, 2 Honorary Ph.D’s, the Emerson Poetry Prize, 9 Pushcart Prize nominations, a Poetry Society of America Citation, London’s Troubadour Int. Poetry Prize finalist, and the Swan Foundation Humanitarian Award, among others. He has read for 7 international Heads of State and for the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, NPR and audiences in China, Japan, India, England, France, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, and Slovakia, etc.
Dr. Ragan has, for 25 years, directed the Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California and currently serves for 23 summers as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry and Film at Charles University in Prague. He is the subject of the documentary, Flowers and Roots, (Arina Films, 2016), winner of 6 international awards including the Remi Platinum Award at the 49th Houston Int. Film Festival. His readings are full of energy and his poetry is moving and insightful, any writers or poets our there would surely appreciate such a reading.
19:00-21:00: Live Music in our Cafe to celebrate 24 great years of being Prague’s first English language bookstore, American cafe and literary epicenter that provides a unique meeting place for artists, writers, students and travelers. The musical line-up will be announced soon-
21:00-Close- Video Music/Dance Party-
Thank you once again for an amazing 24 years- we hope to see you on Sunday, July 23rd to express our sincere thanks!