Author Gail Carriger comes to Chicago to promote Imprudence, the second book in her Custard Protocol series. The book released on July 19. Volumes Bookcafé (1474 N Milwaukee Ave.) in Wicker Park hosts her book launch at on Tuesday, July 26, from 7-9 pm.
In the Custard Protocol, main character Rue and her dirigible crew sail the skies, fixing the British Empire. Just in time for the summer heat, Imprudence hovers over the African deserts.
Carriger encourages attendees of her events to dress in style. Avoid stains, holes, frays, sweatpants or PJs. Groom yourself and keep your hair clean. Tighten up the corset. At the event, Carriger prefers a Q&A to a straightforward reading, so expect interaction.
Sisters Rebecca and Kimberly opened Volumes Bookcafé. They created a community space for book lovers with baked goods, espresso drinks and a variety of local beers and wines. Eat and imbibe with Carriger, but keep the crumbs and spills under control.