Literacy and Libation!

“Buy a book, have a beer!”

If you were to come into the Reliance Mine Saloon on Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg during Friday and Saturday evenings, this June 6 and 7, you might hear that phrase being yelled out quite often.

Folks who frequent “The Mine,” which is located in the Quality motel, know that it’s a highly venerated spot in town, and the place where you’ll often find large crowds enjoying drinks, fellowship, music, etc.Β  Well, one of our co-authors on the One Continuous Fight book, Mike Nugent, recently came up with a great idea.Β  And I suppose it may have something to do with his background from the Emerald Isle πŸ™‚

We’ll be in Gettysburg that weekend doing signings of our books at various locations, and Friday and Saturday nights (probably from 9:00 pm to ?) we’ll be doing signings right in the Mine.Β  We contacted the owner of the Quality and Mine about doing so, and he was thankfully all for the idea.Β  We can be found in the Mine just about every evening we’re there anyway (the fact that our names are on a couple chairs is just coincidental, I assure you) and the events will be beneficial to all – we may sell a few books, and it will perhaps bring more traffic into the bar.Β  Plus, each book signed and sold at The Mine will have a special bookplate in it – it will feature a graphic such as a photo of The Mine itself, plus the date.Β  In addition, each one will be specially numbered.Β  You have to be there to get one!

I’ll post more detailed information here as we work out the details.Β  So if you’ll be in or near Gettysburg the weekend of June 6-7, come on into The Mine starting at 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday, let us sign a book for you, and have a toast with us!Β  We’ll have both One Continuous Fight and Plenty of Blame to Go Around available both nights.

Published in: on March 26, 2008 at 11:50 am  Comments (6)  

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  1. What a fantastic way to quench my insatiable thirst β€” for more Civil War knowledge and your superb work, that is (in case my wife is reading this). I look forward to your, um, seminar!

  2. Ah, great Mike – you’ll be there? Looking forward to seeing you then!


  3. J.D.,

    Am not familiar with this place. Is it an actual Mine in Gettysburg?? Please send me directions. πŸ™‚

    Great idea Mike. πŸ™‚

    Hope all is well.


  4. Hey I’m just trying to dispel the myth that you can’t mix business with pleasure.

    I keep thinking of a scene from “The Blues Brothers” though. They had just finished playing at “Bob’s Country Bunker” and the band ended up owing the house $500 for beer!

  5. Mike, that could happen to us! (BTW, we’re running separate tabs, okay?) πŸ™‚

    Steve, I will email you directions. I don’t believe you’ve ever been within 5 miles of the place, or any other bar in Gettysburg – we’ll help you find it, buddy!


  6. J.D.,

    Thanks. πŸ™‚ LOL… πŸ™‚

    Hope all is well.


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