Author of “The Bohemian Manifesto” at Village Square Booksellers

Bohemian Manifesto
Laren Stover. Photo by Marion Ettlinger

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Village Square Booksellers, located in downtown Bellows Falls, welcomes Laren Stover, author of “Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide To Living On The Edge” Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

A bohemian is “a person who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.” “The Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide To Living On The Edge,” also by Paul Himmelein and illustrated by Izak, unabashedly celebrates the free-spirited, uninhibited joie-de-vivre of those who dare to live life out loud. Lifelong bohemians Stover and Himmelein joyfully detail the quirks, habits, and styles of these practitioners of a culture all its own.


Bohemian Manifesto
“The Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living Life on the Edge.” Photo provided

The bohemian movement, with its passion for living and disdain for conformity, dates back to the 19th century. This book is the ultimate go-to guide for any and all information on the history, the glamour, and the culture of the bohemian – including a breakdown of the five main types: the Nouveau Bohemian, the Folkloric Bohemian, the Beat Bohemian, the Zen Bohemian, and the Dandy Bohemian.

Stover and Himmelein pack this delightful guide with quotes and letters from famous bohemian figures from history and give indispensable tips on successfully co-existing with any you may encounter in your daily life.

Laren Stover, a melancholy connoisseur, writes fiction, nonfiction, plays, and fairy tales. She is the author of three books – the cult-classic novel “Pluto, Animal Lover,” “Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living on the Edge,” and “The Bombshell Manual of Style.” She is editor at large of Faerie Magazine and her writing has appeared in numerous publications. She has a degree in the fine arts and has a passion for calligraphy, Japanese woodcuts, tea, vintage fairy tale illustrations, vintage fashion, old hardcover books with gilt covers, and enjoys asking friends to take “The Proust Questionnaire.”

The book has been reprinted by Echo Point Books of Brattleboro, Vt. Call 802-463-9404 with book and event reservations.

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