Don't miss out on First Thursday's literary offerings, either. Two authors featured this week have the western wilds in common. Journalist C.B. Bernard visits Rediscovered Books at 6 p.m. to give a presentation on his book, Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, the book explores the life of his distant relative Capt. Joe Bernard, an intrepid Arctic explorer.
A few blocks over, The Record Exchange is hosting the launch for local author Steve Bunk's new book, Goliath Staggered: How the People of Highway 12 Conquered Big Oil, at 6 p.m. Goliath tells the story of grassroots efforts that helped keep megaloads out of the Clearwater-Lochsa Wild and Scenic River corridor--environmental and community issues that frequently make the pages of Boise Weekly. Live music from Hillfolk Noir and free beer from Payette Brewing Company round out the RX party.