Spring City Saviors Book Signing at  Martha Merrell’s Books  June 24, 20226:30 to 9:00 pm at Friday Night Live 

Spring City Saviors,” is a 168-year comprehensive unabridged history of the Waukesha Fire Department. All major and most minor working fires along with important changes in the department from 1854 through 2020 are included in a timeline format. There are also chapters on fallen firefighters, EMS, Waukesha’s chiefs, photos of all Waukesha’s apparatus, and a roster showing all firefighters names and their dates of service. 

Most importantly, there are many group photos of all the personnel through the years. There are photos of 349 of the 363 paid men from the year 1900. There are also group photos of all the 2021 crews. 

It has taken almost 50 years of collecting information and 5 years of researching and compiling that information. 

The book is 8 ½ x 11, soft bound, with a laminated cover. It has 340 pages, 76,000 words, and has 632 photographs or images. The price of the book is $35.00. 

By Daniel K. Carstens

Last night was a successful launch for Sean Sorce’s new book THE BLACKSMITH’S NEPHEW which is the first title in his original series The Rissindell Stories.

Sean will return to promote his book during this summer’s FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE.

Martha Merrell’s Community Involvement

Martha Merrell’s Books is a community-minded independent bookstore, meaning that we host, participate, or are involved in many community events.

Examples of the depth of our commitment to Waukesha and the community include:

Event and Community

  • Waukesha Downtown Business Association
  • Waukesha Friday Night Live
  • ProHealth Care RiverWalk for Breast Cancer, 1st Saturday in May each year
  • Alzheimer’s Walk, 1st Saturday in September each year
  • Waukesha’s Friday Night After Dark Music Series (indoor music from October – December)
  • Downtown Trick or Treating on the Saturday before Halloween
  • Holiday Stroll featuring Author Mania (before the Christmas Parade)
  • Christmas Clearing Council
  • Silver Bells activities during the Christmas season
  • Santa’s Breakfast Workshop on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas
  • Art Crawls on the 1st Saturday in March, May, August, October & December
  • Waukesha JanBoree

Other Community 

  • Waukesha Farmers’ Market on the RiverWalk
  • Waukesha GuitarTown Project (a public art project with Gibson Guitar Company)
  • Waukesha County Reading Council
  • Waukesha Reads Program each October
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association

If at all possible, we try to be supportive of any proposals brought to our attention.

Norm and Eve Bruce

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