Jamie Pacton, author of THE VERMILION EMPORIUM - an in-person Boswell event

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Jamie Pacton, author of THE VERMILION EMPORIUM - an in-person Boswell event

Jamie Pacton, author of THE VERMILION EMPORIUM - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell Book Company 2559 North Downer Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Boswell Book Company hosts an evening with Jamie Pacton, author of The Vermilion Emporium. In conversation with Jenny Chou of Boswell.

On the morning Twain, a lonely boy with a knack for danger, discovers a strand of starlight on the cliffs outside of Severon, a mysterious curiosity shop appears in town. Meanwhile, Quinta, the ordinary daughter of an extraordinary circus performer, chases rumors of the shop, the Vermilion Emporium, desperate for a way to live up to her mother's magical legacy. When Quinta meets Twain, they enter the store and discover a book that teaches them how to weave starlight into lace.

Soon, their lace catches the eye of the Casorina, the ruler of Severon. She commissions Quinta and Twain to make her a starlight dress and will reward them handsomely enough to make their dreams come true. However, they can't sew a dress without more material, and the secret to starlight's origins has been lost for decades. As Quinta and Twain search the Emporium for answers, they discover the secret might not have actually been lost - but destroyed. And likely, for good reason.

From Allison Saft, author of A Far Wilder Magic: "Packed with fantastical adventures, heartfelt whimsy, and delightful characters, The Vermillion Emporium is as luminous as starlight lace itself. Jamie Pacton will make you believe there is magic to be found around every corner."

Jamie Pacton is an award-nominated young adult and middle grade author of The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly and Lucky Girl. When she's not writing, she's teaching college English, obsessively reading obscure history, hiking, baking, or playing video games.

Click here to order your copy of The Vermilion Emporium. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will ship after the event.