I’m so happy. I can’t even describe it. My book is now a physical object. It smells like glue and the pages have texture. The cover is hard and white and gold. In the future, people will put their coffee cups on it and then realize that it is now stained. I love that image. The idea of the book being part of someone’s home and someone’s life. The intimacy extends beyond me, and out, there, to you.
Here is the moment I held the book in my hands for the first time.
There are a couple ways you can get it into your (or other people’s) hands.
You can order through the SUNY Press at this link (or on Amazon…but you know, try to order through the press). There is also an option to request an examination copy on the SUNY press website: http://www.sunypress.edu/l-50-exam-desk-copies.aspx.
It should be making its way into library collections soon, but if your library doesn’t have it, you can request that they purchase it. Its super simple. Just ask them.
For those of you who really want the book, but don’t want to shell out that much cash, have no fear, the press will be coming out with an affordable paperback edition in approximately 9 months. Mark your calendars for August 2020 or so.
All I can really say is thank you. This has been such an amazing and crazy journey. I have been with this book for a long long time, and now needs to be with others. That’s the hope at least.
If you want to discuss it with me, or if you want me to come out to your book club, quilting club, seminar, or other academic or cultural function, I would be happy to. Just get in touch.