Jewish baseball collectors have the opportunity to meet former Jewish Major Leaguer Shawn Green, Israel Baseball League veteran Aaron Pribble, and MOT and baseball historian John Thorn at the Atlanta Jewish Community Center book festival this coming weekend.
Green is promoting his recently published memoir, The Way Of Baseball.
Pribble is the author of Pitching In The Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League (read the JewishSportsCollectibles.com review here).
Thorn — baseball's official historian and the author of Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame: The National Baseball Hall Of Fame And Museum and Total Baseball – provides an intriguing look baseball's "creation story" in Baseball In The Garden of Eden.
Tickets to the JCC event cost $8 for members and $13 for non-members. Collectors interested in attending should call the MJCCA Box Office at 678-812-4005. Additional information is also available on the JCC's Facebook (Book Festival of the MJCCA) page and Twitter (@mjccabookfest) feed.
Green, Pribble and Thorn will be speaking for approximately 40 minutes, answering audience questions for 20-30 minutes, and then signing books for event attendees, according to JCC spokesperson Bonnie Brodsky.
A local Barnes & Noble store will be on-site at the event, selling books, including Thorn's back catalogue. Unfortunately, says, Brodsky, the JCC will not sell books to, nor ship books to, out-of town collectors.
Local Jewish baseball collectors can bring their own books to be signed, Brodsky told JSC.com. She says, however, that Shawn Green may refuse to sign collectibles or memorabilia other than his book.
Do you have The Way Of Baseball, Pitching In The Promised Land or Baseball In The Garden Of Eden on your book shelf? Are you planning to attend the "Boys of Summer" event? If so, would you consider buying signed books on behalf of out-of-town collectors? Please share your thoughts by commenting below.
And, if you're planning to attend the event, please consider sharing pictures from the book signings with JewishSportsCollectibles.com. You can email photos to JSC.com, and we'll publish pictures from the event in an upcoming posting.