Grand Rapids Hybrid – Grand Rapids, MI

  • 04-30-2024
  • 4311 Stafford SW Grand Rapids, MI 49548

To celebrate the release of Mechanic Shop Femme’s Guide to Car Ownership, Chaya’s going on tour. Throw what you think a book tour should look like right out the window because this book tour will turn everything on its head. Instead of hosting a signing at bookstores, Chaya will be crisscrossing the country, visiting mechanic shops, and connecting with you face-to-face.

You’ll get to meet the Mechanic Shop Femme in person, get your book signed, and connect with a local woman-owned mechanic shop – and who knows, it might just become your new go-to mechanic.

Please preorder your book from Barbara’s Bookstore. Mechanic Shop Femme’s Guide to Car Ownership will not be available for sale at the book signing, so please bring the book with you.

About the shop – Jamie Carlson was a mechanic in the Air Force and worked in the automotive industry for 40 years. In 1984, she and her husband, Eric Carlson, bought Grand Rapids Hybrid. The full-service mechanic shop specializes in repairing hybrids and recently started servicing electric vehicles. Located in Grand Rapids, it was the first shop of its kind in Michigan. If you’re getting a car fixed, they’ll be happy to give you a ride home or provide you with a loaner. Every year, the shop hosts the community car show—just one of its charitable endeavors to serve the community, help homeless youth, provide diapers to parents, and give Christmas gifts to low-income families.

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Ticket sales will fund the Jill Trotta Scholarship, launching in the fall of 2024. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for tools, tuition fees, and other necessary requirements for women and queer individuals who are entering this field.

Book Tour FAQs

  • Time : 6:00 pm - (America/New_York)

Purchase Ticket

6 PM - Book Reading and Signing
7 PM - Book Signing Only

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