Area author sees spike in demand
“Hallowed Hardwood,” a 104-page book written by Brian Stucky of Goessel, has been printed for the third time because of unexpected demand.
The book contains photos and stories about historic Kansas gyms that were built before 1950 and were still in existence when the book was first published in 2003.
Stucky, an art and photography instructor at Goessel High School, ordered a second printing in 2004. He distributed the books and thought he had saturated the market, but requests continued to trickle in.
Stucky was selected in August by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association to receive the Clint Hill Award for his contributions to basketball and basketball history.
This prompted him to request a third printing.
“I couldn’t say, ‘Thank you for this award for this book I wrote, but sorry, we don’t have any,’” he said.
Stucky has had several book signings in Newton and Wichita and plans another Dec. 18 in McPherson at The Bookshelf.