South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings, SD

Author Gary Wietgrefe will be available for book signing at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings, South Dakota Friday, September 21 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and September 22 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Community Life Center Exhibitors’ Hall (625 5th St.).

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Vilas Pharmacy, Ipswich, South Dakota (population 954) adds end-cap display of Relating to Ancients series of books

It is difficult for active readers in small towns to get access to books. Not in Ipswich, South Dakota. The local pharmacy, not only agreed to handle the Gary Wietgrefe book series, Relating to Ancients, but they have a whole endcap display. Gary Wietgrefe will donate $5.00 to his hometown (Ipswich) Library for every book sold at Vilas Pharmacy through March 10th, 2018

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Red Rooster Coffee House, Aberdeen, SD

The town where Wietgrefe was born, Aberdeen, SD hosted his first book signing event. Locals snapped up the first autographed copies.


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February 21, 12:00 noon - 1:45: Red Rooster Coffee House, Aberdeen, South Dakota

Author, Gary Wietgrefe returns to his birth-city to announce his book tour at the Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St., Aberdeen, South Dakota. At noon February 21st, owner, Dan Cleberg, welcomes Gary for a book signing where he will present a summary of his upcoming book tour presentations: 1. Riddles of 21st Century Culture; 2. Why the School System won't last; 3. 21st Century Technophobia & Busiphobia; and 4. Why are we losing our memory? Its impact on society. Please join Dan and Gary at the Red Rooster for a relaxing lunch February 21st.

February 21, 2:30-4:30: Macus P. Beebe Memorial Library, Ipswich, South Dakota

Upon release of his latest hardcover books, author Gary Wietgrefe's hometown library will be hosting his first presentation and book signing at the historic Marcus P. Beebe Memorial Library, 120 Main St., in Ipswich, South Dakota. "Electronics Aid Memory Loss" will be his first presentation at 2:30 pm followed by "Why the School System won't last" at 3:30. His two new hardcover books sold through Vilas Pharmacy, Ipswich, will be available at the Library and at Vilas Pharmacy 401 5th Ave (Highway 12) in Ipswich. The author will donate $5.00 to the Ipswich Library for each of his books purchased at Vilas Pharmacy between February 21 and March 10.

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February 22, 4:00-6:00 pm: Prairie Pages Bookseller, Pierre, SD

Prairie Pages Bookseller, LLC (321 S. Pierre St., Pierre, SD; phone 605-945-1100) will be hosting a book signing by South Dakota traveler and author, Gary Wietgrefe. His career and writing started in Pierre and he is excited to bring his two new hardcover books to Pierre and support Prairie Pages for this pre-release event.

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fEBRARY 26, 2018: Sioux Falls, SD: Book Release & Signing event

When: Monday February 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn City Centre (Palisades Room off lobby), 100 W. 8th Street., Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Presentations and discussion: 10:00 a.m. "Riddles of 21st Century Culture?"; 12:15 p.m. "21's Century Technophobia and Busiphobia"; 2:45 p.m. "Why the School System won't last"; 5:30 p.m. "Why are we losing our memory? Its impact on society"

Meet the author, Gary Wietgrefe, for book signing throughout the day.

Each presentation drew a diverse crowd. Wietgrefe's presentation, "Why the School System won't last" drew the most attention.


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MARCH 10, 2018: Tucson Festival of Books (U. of Arizona Campus)

March 10, 2018

When: Saturday March 10, 2018; Where: Tent 138, GWW Books Author Pavilion (University of Arizona Campus Mall, Tucson, Arizona  (between E. 2nd St. & E. 4th St. and Park Ave. & Cherry Ave.). Visit Festival website:

11:00 - 11:30 am: Topic: "Riddles of 21st Century Culture"

12:45 - 1:15 pm: Topic: "21st Century Technophobia & Busiphobia"

2:15 - 2:45 pm: Topic: "Why the School System Won't Last"

3:45 - 4:15 pm: Topic: "Why are we losing our Memory? Its impact on Society"

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MARCH 11, 2018: Tucson festival OF bOOKS--U. of Az Campus

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018; Where: Tent 138, GWW Books Author Pavilion:

9:40 - 10:00 am: Topic: "21st Century Technophobia & Busiphobia"

10:45 - 11:10 am: Topic: "Why are we losing our Memory? Its impact on Society"

12:15-2:15 pm:  Where: Indie Author Pavilion -- Adult Nonfiction; Topic: "What is changing society?" (See:

4:00 - 4:20 pm: Where: GWW Books Author Pavilion; Topic: "Why the School System won't last"

Author, Gary Wietgrefe, available for book signing.


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March 24 & March 25, 9:00-12:00 noon: El Panorama Brunch Speaker, La Penita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, Mexico

La Penita guest traveler and author, Gary Wietgrefe, will discuss his two new hardcover books in El Panorama's courtyard during hourly brunch located [on the corner of Calle Oceanico Atlantic (#82) and Cristobal Colon].  Brunch seatings available 9:00 am; 10:00 am; 11:00 am; and 12:00 noon both days, Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25.

Reservations required; call 327-274-3499.

Topics include:

9:00 am: Riddles of 21st Century Culture (Note: 20 chapters start with a riddle)

10:00 am: 21st Century Technophobia & Busiphobia

11:00 am: Why the School System won't last

12:00 noon: Why are we losing our Memory? Its impact on society.

Both his latest hardcover books (copyright 2018) will be available for autographing.