A Book Signing by Carolyn Porter

A Book Signing by Carolyn Porter

Our dear friend Carolyn Porter, author of "Marcel's Letters", is going to sign books here on Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 am. This time she wants to get creative too. In honor of this amazing book, we will be making note-cards and envelopes to go with the French travel theme for our $5 Mini-Make.


If you love historical fiction, like I do, especially World War Two stories, and Local authors, you will really LOVE this true, yes, true story involving letters found here in Stillwater Minnesota, that were written in a labor camp in Germany, by Marcel to his family in France. Carolyn is such a wonderful writer that when you finish the book, you will actually believe that you have known her all your life.

While following up on a rumor that the author, Carolyn Porter purchased some old letters at my shop, which led her down a 10 year journey, I just had to message Carolyn. We solved the mystery and I purchased the last copy of her book at the Valley Booksellers in downtown Stillwater. I normally reserve reading to right before bedtime, I started to read it while still parked, overlooking the beautiful Saint Croix River.

"Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across some old letters and was immediately drawn to the beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters—they were in French—but she noticed they had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to France during the middle of World War II."


Join us Saturday, July 6th from 11:00 - 2:00 for a book signing, and a mini-make with Carolyn Porter. And if you haven't found a copy for yourself, we will have some for you to purchase.

Make a quintessential French Greeting card and envelope with our fancy ephemera and papers, with Carolyn.

If you cannot come to the book signing but want the book, you can order it here:


See you then!


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