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Dear Friends,
While our store is temporarily closed for browsing, we are taking orders online, over email, and telephone. Your options to receive the books are either in our "book cooler" in front of the store or to have them shipped (an additional fee applies). 

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Author Event: Christopher McDougall, Running with Sherman

Join us for an author event at Argyle Brewing Company: Christopher McDougall will join us to speak about and sign copies of his new book, Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero. 

When Christopher McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when Sherman arrived, he was so sick he could barely move. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but his mind as well. The best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, so Christopher decided to teach Sherman to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.

Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.

Books will be available for pre-order at Battenkill Books ($27.95) and that evening at Argyle Brewing Co - Cambridge Taproom. 

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Event date: 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

Argyle Brewing Co.
Cambridge Train Depot, Broad Street
Cambridge, NY 12816

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