“Ladybird, Collected,” a Book of Essays by the Owner of Ladybird Diner


Fans of Ladybird Diner in Lawrence don’t just love owner Meg Heriford’s homey, flavorful cooking and incredible pies. Heriford is also known for sharing thoughtful, heartfelt dispatches on social media based on her experiences running the restaurant. Those posts became especially poignant this year, when Ladybird Diner shifted its focus to providing free sack lunches to the community, ultimately offering boxes of grocery staples for families in need. Heriford writes about her pandemic efforts and much more in Ladybird, Collected, a book of essays released this fall. Purchase a copy from Lawrence’s Raven Book Store and 100 percent of proceeds go to the diner’s community meal program, with each book purchase funding four meals.

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