‘A is for Akron’ just released
Book fans came out in significant number to check out the new book “A is for Akron,” which is an A to Z compendium of Akron’s unique people and places. At the book-signing celebration, fans purchased a copy, hot off the presses — with full-color photos and write-ups — and met co-authors Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson.
More than 100 Akronites walked in to an ambient lit room, where the co-authors signed copies, and Starr’s band Roxxymoron took the Music stage.
“We were able to meet some really great people here and talk about what they love about Akron,” said Starr, who mingled with local artists, business owners and book club members, making it a great night for meet ‘n greet, book reading, photo-taking and enjoying live entertainment.
After fans got their “A is for Akron” book signed, they could stop by Musica’s brother company “Urban Eats” and grab a bite, or take a trip into the free Magnolia Photo Booth, pick a costume prop and take their picture in it. Guests also posed with a live parrot on their arms, and visited the famous artist named “Raul,” who made Archie the Snowman, the 20-foot-tall snowman that once resided at Chapel Hill Mall.
Starr and Wilson both stayed busy tending to their fans by answering questions, talking about the book and posing for photographs.
Their new book “A is for Akron” seemed to have ignited a new-found appreciation of Akron pride to locals. “I think there is finally this movement that people are embracing that they’re from Akron, and there is this love of Akron that is kind of starting to grow, that people are realizing just how many things Akron has to offer,” said a fan at the party.
“A is for Akron” is also available for purchase at local Hazel Tree Interiors, Square Records and at the book’s website.