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Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Branstetter’s history of Silver Valley sex trade sells out

Here's he cover of Heather Branstetter's book,
Here's he cover of Heather Branstetter's book, "Selling Sex in the Silver Valley: A Business of Doing Pleasure." (Courtesy: Heather Branstetter)

Author Heather Branstetter tells Huckleberries that the first printing of 900 books on the history of the Wallace sex trade ("Selling Sex in the Silver Valley: A Business of Doing Pleasure," The History Press, $21.99) sold out last weekend before the Monday release date:

"When I talked to the publisher yesterday I was told they sold out the first printing run over the weekend before the release date yesterday, but they are printing more as fast as they can. I have been refilling Wallace businesses who have already sold all the copies I left with them (twice, in the case of the Depot Museum) and the Well-Read Moose sold out yesterday, but I've just re-supplied them now. Auntie's in Spokane, the Museum of North Idaho in Cd'A, and the Fainting Goat, Smokehouse, and Dayrock bar in Wallace are also places where the book is available, besides the ones that I told you about last time, if I'm remembering correctly. The Oasis Bordello Museum and Johnson's Gems have the most, last I knew."

Heather figures she has sold more than 1,000 books, all told: "I have orders for more coming in constantly. It's been a little crazy. I'm beyond happy to see this level of interest, though!"

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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