Publishers Darrin Devault and Tom Graves will host the event featuring the simultaneous re-release of rock ‘n’ roll fiction books Stark Raving Elvis by William McCranor Henderson and That’s All Right, Mama by Gerald Duff.
Duff, a former professor at Rhodes College, and Henderson will discuss their books beginning at 6 p.m. Otherlands is located at 641 S. Cooper.
“We feel that these are the two best fiction books of rock ‘n’ roll ever,” said publisher Tom Graves. “These cult classics have been out of print for years and we’ve brought them back.”
Stark Raving Elvis is a wild and funny tale about an Elvis impersonator who gets a little too far on the edge.
That’s All Right, Mama is a hilarious satire that imagines Jesse Garon, Elvis’s twin, lived and stayed in the shadow of Elvis, bailing him out of all kinds of trouble.
Each book is priced at $15.95. Anyone who purchases a book at the event will receive a complimentary Devault-Graves coffee mug and cup of Otherlands coffee.
Devault said he and Graves will alternate future “Books & Brews” events between Memphis-area coffee bars and taprooms.
“Our ‘Books & Brews’ series will allow us to release new book projects in relaxed settings where book lovers can sip a brew and discuss great books,” Devault said.