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WSU Press Author Signing Day at …and BOOKS, Too!

November 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Book covers of Psychiana Man, Butch T. Cougar, and Coming Home to Nez Perce Country
Meet Trevor Bond, Caryn Lawton and Brandon Schrand at …and BOOKS, Too!

…and BOOKS, Too! and Washington State University Press will host a WSU Press Author Day on Saturday, November 20, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., at the bookstore’s 918 6th Street location in Clarkston, Washington. Free and open to the public, attendees can meet Trevor Bond, Coming Home to Nez Perce Country: The Niimiipuu Campaign to Repatriate Their Exploited Heritage, Caryn Lawton, Butch T. Cougar: Mascot or Superhero?, and Brandon Schrand, Psychiana Man: A Mail-Order Prophet, His Followers, and the Power of Belief in Hard Times.

Psychiana Man, the full-length biography of Psychiana creator and mass-marketing genius Frank Bruce Robinson, traces the improbable rise and fall of Moscow, Idaho’s flamboyant false prophet during the Great Depression. The voices of his unwavering followers—from a desperate dust bowl farmer to a former heavyweight boxing champion—paint an intriguing, intimate view of the power of belief in hard times. This is the book Library Journal called a “bizarre, gripping, yet balanced account of a charismatic man and an enterprise that prospered under the guise of religion will appeal to true crime fans and those interested in religious cults.”

Butch, the beloved Washington State University Cougar mascot, just may be a superhero. This charmingly illustrated children’s book, Butch T. Cougar, lays out the evidence and lets readers decide. Cougar fans of all ages will recognize fun nods to WSU favorites, like Gardner Minshew and his mustache, and Andy Grammer’s song, “Back Home.”

In 1847, missionary Henry Spalding shipped two barrels of “Indian curiosities”—exquisite Nez Perce shirts, dresses, baskets, horse regalia, and more—to an Ohio friend. Given just six months in 1993, the tribe launched a brilliant grassroots campaign and raised $608,100 to reclaim their exploited cultural heritage. Coming Home to Nez Perce Country draws on interviews with Nez Perce experts and extensive archival research to tell the fascinating story of the Spalding-Allen Collection.

…and BOOKS, too! is a full-service used and new book and gift store as well as a proud member of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Founded in 1928 and revitalized in the 1980s, WSU Press concentrates on telling unique, focused stories about the Northwest. For information about the event, contact at …and BOOKS, Too! at 509-758-3626 or WSU Press at 509-335-7880.

Download the signing flyer here.

Photo of Brandon SchrandPhoto of author Caryn Lawton with WSU mascot, Butch T. CougarPhoto of Trevor Bond


November 20, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


…and BOOKS, Too!
918 6th Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
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(509) 758-3626