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May 22, 2012 / schulerbooks

Event: Talk and Signing with author Christopher Kemp 5/24

Author Christopher Kemp will be at our 28th store in Grand Rapids this Thursday, May 24th, to discuss and sign his new book, Floating Gold: A Nautral (And Unnatural) History of Ambergris. The event starts at 7:00 PM in our studio located in the back of the store. We hope to see you there!

Author talk and signing with Christopher Kemp
Thursday,  May 24 — 7:00 PM

Schuler Books
2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512-1619 

“Preternaturally hardened whale dung” is not the first image that comes to mind when we think of perfume, otherwise a symbol of glamour and allure. But the key ingredient that makes the sophisticated scent linger on the skin is precisely this bizarre digestive by-product—ambergris. Despite being one of the world’s most expensive substances (its value is nearly that of gold and has at times in history been triple it), ambergris is also one of the world’s least known. But with this unusual and highly alluring book, Christopher Kemp promises to change that by uncovering the unique history of ambergris.


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