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LOREN OLSEN, MD discusses FINALLY OUT

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr....

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses THE END OF IMAGINATION

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM


LOREN OLSON, MD discusses FINALLY OUT

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr....

Loren Olsen, MD discusses Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr....

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM


BRIDGING THE GAP BOOK CLUB reads WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/26/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

FIND WALDO!

- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:00AM

All month long find Waldo at local businesses and enter to win prizes! We have the passports, just drop by the store and pick one up. Take it to the businesses listed and look for Waldo. When you find him, ask a store employee to stamp your passport. Get 10 stamps or more and we'll give you a button and a coupon toward the purchase of Waldo books. Get 20 or more and we'll enter you to win prizes at our Find Waldo Party on July 31st!

MEGAN MIRANDA presents THE PERFECT STRANGER

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls--a "fiendishly plotted thriller" ( Publishers Weekly)--a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.  Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah...

ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM

WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?: BASED ON A TRUE CRIME:  Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.  Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM


Seth Hawkins present Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers

04/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Tonight we will have Seth Hawkins, MD, a mountaineer and emergency physician board-certified in both emergency medicine and EMS, and Chief of the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team. He is co-owner of Vertical Medicine Resources, an innovative consulting company specializing in medical crisis training in isolated, vertical environments. He lives at the base of Linville Gorge in North Carolina. Together with a team of experts, he has crated this climbing and wilderness first aid...

SETH HAWKINS presents VERTICAL AID

04/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Tonight we will have Seth Hawkins, MD, a mountaineer and emergency physician board-certified in both emergency medicine and EMS, and Chief of the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team. He is co-owner of Vertical Medicine Resources, an innovative consulting company specializing in medical crisis training in isolated, vertical environments. He lives at the base of Linville Gorge in North Carolina. Together with a team of experts, he has crated this climbing and wilderness first aid...

RHAPSODIST LITERARY JOURNAL Student Reading (AB Tech)

04/28/2017 - 3:00PM

The Rhapsodist Literature & Arts Journal is the work of A-B Tech students and staff.  They will be reading from selected works. 

ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES

04/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.  Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a...

SERAFINA BOOK 3 Sneak Preview Reading with ROBERT BEATTY!

04/30/2017 - 2:00PM

Join Robert Beatty, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling SERAFINA SERIES, for his special sneak-preview reading of the opening chapters of SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART, the highly anticipated third book in this acclaimed Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller series set at Biltmore Estate. Be the first to hear the story before the books publication in July. This exclusive, intimate event is the first public reading of the new book in Asheville, and the venue  the historic Asheville...

SOLD OUT! SERAFINA BOOK 3 Sneak Preview Reading with ROBERT BEATTY!

04/30/2017 - 2:00PM

Join Robert Beatty, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling SERAFINA SERIES, for his special sneak-preview reading of the opening chapters of SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART, the highly anticipated third book in this acclaimed Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller series set at Biltmore Estate. Be the first to hear the story before the books publication in July. This exclusive, intimate event is the first public reading of the new book in Asheville, and the venue  the historic Asheville...

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN presents LONG BLACK VEIL

04/30/2017 - 3:00PM

For fans of The Secret History and The Poison Tree, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There  On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it's not long...

Children's Book Week!

05/01/2017 - 11:00AM to 05/07/2017 - 4:00PM

2017 marks the 98th anniversary of this weeklong celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Check out our awesome events for teens and tweens this week! On Friday we will have our first ever Children’s Literature Trivia Night!  Do you...

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses TALES OF THE CITY by Armistad Maupin

05/01/2017 - 7:00PM

For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.  

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses BROKEN FOR YOU by Stephanie Kallos

05/02/2017 - 7:00PM

Funny, heartbreaking and alive with a potpourri of eccentric and irresistible characters, this fresh debut novel by Stephane Kallos is about two women in self-imposed exile whose lives intersect, transforming both their worlds.  **This book club meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/03/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7

THE MALAPROP'S BOOKCLUB discusses CEREMONY by Leslie Marmon Silko

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

"Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II

ROSE SENEHI presents CAROLINA BELLE

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

Here is a bit more about the book! Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into, and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed. Scarred by betrayal, this story spans Belle McKenzie's transition from bitterly unforgiving, to a woman willing to swallow her pride to win back the man she never stopped loving. Cut from the same tenacious cloth as her grandfather, Pap, who owns the biggest apple orchard in North Carolina, she risks her life...

BETH REVIS launches STAR WARS: REBEL RISING w/ Star Wars Costume Contest!

05/04/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for the exciting book LAUNCH of this early Star Wars story...MAY THE 4TH be with you!!! (Get it? May 4th?)  Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for a chance to win a prize!! Okay, here's a bit more about the book and Beth Revis: New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis brings to life the early adventures and heartbreaks of the heroine of the smash hit movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken...

BETH REVIS launches STAR WARS: REBEL RISING

05/04/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for the exciting book LAUNCH of this early Star Wars story...MAY THE 4TH be with you!!! (Get it? May 4th?)  Okay, here's a bit more about the book and Beth Revis: New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis brings to life the early adventures and heartbreaks of the heroine of the smash hit movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not...

CHILDREN'S LIT TRIVIA NIGHT!!!

05/05/2017 - 6:00PM


CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK CELEBRATION!

05/06/2017 - 1:00PM

This year marks the 98th anniversary of the weeklong celebration of books for young readers known as Children’s Book Week, May 1-7. The tradition dates back to 1919, and is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect. Malaprop’s is highlighting the 2017 festivities with two rollicking events. Match literary wits with your fellow children’s lit book...

CHILDREN'S LIT READ-A-THON!

05/06/2017 - 1:00PM


AMY CHERRIX presents EYE OF THE STORM: NASA, DRONES & THE RACE TO CRACK THE HURRICANE CODE

05/06/2017 - 11:00AM

Young scientists....LISTEN UP!  This might be the book for you! EYE OF THE STORM: NASA, DRONES, AND THE RACE TO CRACK THE HURRICANE CODE (A Scientists in the Field book ): Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code. Dr. Scott Braun is the...

POETRIO

05/07/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthy poetry reading - 3 poets at 3pm!! This month we will have poets Jon Thompson, Patricia Hooper and Kathy Nelson.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS by Vicki Lane

05/08/2017 - 7:00PM

In the misty folds of Appalachia, the girl they call Least grows up cursed by her mother's cruelty and blessed by her neglect. Deemed unfit to join the outside world, Least turns to the wisdom of the land, to voices she alone can hear, to legends left by native Indians, and to the arts of divination and healing. But the time comes when Least has to choose between a doting suitor and her childhood magic, between his church and her spirits. Now, as her life enters its final chapter, her world has...

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses UN/MASKED by Donna Kaz

05/09/2017 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Meets the second Tuesday of every month at noon. An unknown actress on movie star's arm was how she began. An anonymous activist in a rubber gorilla mask is where she wound up.  UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour follows the surprising twenty-five-year journey of a young artist...

LAUREN GRODSTEIN presents OUR SHORT HISTORY

05/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant and single mother, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She's had to be: when Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone.  But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. When she finally calls her ex, she's...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/10/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7

CANCELLED!! LAUREN GRODSTEIN presents OUR SHORT HISTORY

05/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Lauren had to cancel this event, but look for her to come back sometime later this year.    Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant and single mother, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She's had to be: when Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone.  But now Jake...

SAMUEL PETERSON presents TRUNKY: TRANSGENDER JUNKY

05/11/2017 - 7:00PM

Profoundly philosophical, surprisingly funny and brutally honest, this modern day tragic-comedy pulls no punches delving into the Sisyphean struggle of human addiction and recovery. After a decade of sobriety and relentless devotion to becoming a writer, Trunky finally finds himself on the brink of success and widespread acclaim. But as fate would have it, he spirals down into depression and begins using heroin again. This relapse is different from those that came before, however, as Trunky...

POETRY ON REQUEST

05/12/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet Tracy Schmidt and other local poets will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

ASHLEY ENGLISH presents A YEAR OF PICNICS: RECIPES FOR DINING WELL IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

05/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Everyone loves picnicking dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics!  Savor good food and good company while lounging beneath the shady canopy of trees or under the sparkle of a starry sky. With just a picnic blanket and a little inspiration, you can transform mealtimes into an opportunity to relax, connect, and...

POETRY ON REQUEST

05/13/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet Katherine Soniat and other local poets will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

OPEN MIC POETRY!

05/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Are you a poet? Are you looking for the opportunity to share your work with others? Join us for our local, organic, free range open mic poetry night! You don't have to be a published poet to share your work, we just want to hear what you've got!! We welcome every type of poet; young to old, haiku to narrative....we love it all :) This event will be hosted by Alex Ruiz & Miles Kelly.

Children's Illustrator KATIE KATH presents MY KICKS

05/13/2017 - 11:00AM

Bring your family and join us at 11am for this children's book illustrator as she presents this exciting new picture book all about your shoes!! Here's a bit more about the book: Boys love sneakers. But when a child finds that his toes have outgrown his favorite shoes, and they've gotten too dirty and smelly, his mom says it's time for a new pair. Resistant to let go, the boy reminisces about all the good times he's had with his favorite kicks on the city streets. There's the paint splatter...

TROY BALL presents PURE HEART: A SPIRITED TALE OF GRACE, GRIT, AND WISKEY

05/14/2017 - 3:00PM

We're so excited to be celebrating one of our own Ashevilians!  Here is a bit more about Troy's book:  Troylyn Ball and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate developer, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their non-verbal, wheelchair-bound son Marshall, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina....

MATT FRAZIER, STEPFANIE ROMINE & HEATHER CROSBY present NO MEAT ATHLETE and YUMUNIVERSE PANTRY TO PLATE

05/16/2017 - 7:00PM

We're excited to have two amazing cookbooks that shine the light on easy, energy-filled vegetarian meals.  Below is a bit more about the books and their authors:  No Meat Athlete - For the tens of thousands who are propelling the No Meat Athlete movement--125 extremely practical, thoroughly proven, completely plant-based recipes packed with the nutrition active people are looking for to perform better, recover faster (and who don't want to spend all day in the kitchen)...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/17/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. BOOK CLUB discusses BLACK FLAGS by Jody Warrick

05/18/2017 - 7:00PM

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION  "A Best Book of 2015"--The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews  In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique...

LESBIAN PROSE NIGHT with PAULA MARTINAC, FAY JACOBS, LYNN AMES, & ANN MCMAN

05/19/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for an evening of terrific literary reading from four well known lesbian authors: Paula Martinac, Fay Jacobs, Lynn Ames & Ann McMan. Below is a bit more about their books: The Ada Decades (Paula Martinac) - A girl from a Carolina mill family isn't supposed to strive for a career, but Ada Shook graduates from college on a scholarship and lands a plum job as a school librarian. The South rocks with turbulence in the 1950s, and Ada finds herself caught in the ugly fight to...

HOLLY MYERS presents GOODNIGHT ASHEVILLE

05/20/2017 - 11:00AM

We're so excited to have local author and illustrator Holly Myers with us to read from her children's book: Goodnight Asheville.  This is a beautiful picture book filled with bright illustrations of our city's favorite attractions, museums, historial landmarks, and other points of interest.  There is even a key in the back to learn a bit more about each of these places if you want to take a deeper dive.  This is one of our favorite local books and we can't wait to celebrate with...

KALEN VAUGHN JOHNSON presents ROBBING THE PILLARS

05/20/2017 - 7:00PM

Gold Rush California s notorious Legislature of a Thousand Drinks launches a secret consortium of frontier barons, triggering the collapse of independent mines throughout Sierra Nevada. James MacLaren, a fugitive from Scotland, embarks on a new life in California, escaping his secrets but not his hatred for the upper class. He is a man always on his guard, leery of the entitled and wary of his own temper. While raising a beautiful, headstrong daughter, and denying his love for a woman he cannot...

WRITERS AT HOME reading series with TOMMY HAYS

05/21/2017 - 3:00PM

Join host and author Tommy Hays for this monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

DAVIS BUNN presents MIRAMAR BAY

05/22/2017 - 7:00PM

When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown LA, he's not sure where he's going or what he's looking for. Putting his acting career, and his fiancee on hold, he's searching for something he can't define, a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Once he dreamed of being a singer in the classic style of Sinatra and Bennett. But his lean good looks soon landed him in movies as the sexy, bad guy, and in the arms of a famous young heiress. Now, with his wedding day approaching,...

Teach-in with CHUCK COLLINS as he presents BORN ON THIRD BASE: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good

05/23/2017 - 7:00PM

As we continue on with our Teach-In series, Chuck Collins will be here to talk about how we can build common ground in our community around issues of income inequality.  Below is a bit more about Chuck and his book! As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor--all while...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/24/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE MINISTRY OF PAIN by Dubravka Ugresic

05/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Having fled the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic is now a professor of literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she teaches a class filled with other young Yugoslav exiles, most of whom earn meager wages assembling leather and rubber S&M clothing at a sweatshop they call the "Ministry." Abandoning literature, Tanja encourages her students to indulge their "Yugonostalgia" in essays about their personal experiences during their homeland's cultural and physical disintegration...

ZACH POWERS presents GRAVITY CHANGES (in conversation with THOMAS CALDER)

05/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Gravity Changes is a collection of fantastical, off-beat stories that view the quotidian world through the lens of the absurd. Set in a surreal, fictional world that is populated by strange, fascinating characters--children who defy gravity, a man who marries a light bulb, the Devil and his ex-wife--these stories take wide steps outside of reality, finding new ways to illuminate truth. Zach Powers lives and writes in Savannah, Georgia. The co-founder of the literary arts nonprofit...

LITERARY KARAOKE

05/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for our monthly literary fun as we take turns reading from some of our favorite works of literature (reviving a lost art).  The pressure is off because the only rules are that it must NOT be your own work and it must be under 5 minutes long....come in and give it all you’ve got!

DADA MAHESHVARANANDA presents COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR A COOPERATIVE WORLD

05/27/2017 - 7:00PM

In Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World: Facilitating Trust, Communication and Spiritual Connection, Dada Maheshvarandanda focuses on the importance of cooperative and teambuilding games and activities as we work to find harmony with ourselves and our world.  Dada Maheshvarananda, born in the US, is an activist, writer, and monk. Since 1978 he has taught meditation and yoga and supervised social service projects, in Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. He has written, "...

CHIRON PUBLISHERS celebrate local authors JOYCE ROCKWOOD HUDSON & ROBERT HOSS

05/28/2017 - 3:00PM

Join local publishing company Chiron as they present two of their local authors: Joyce Rockwood Hudson and Robert Hoss  In this revised edition of Natural Spirituality: A Handbook for Jungian Inner Work in Spiritual Community, Joyce Rockwood Hudson moves Jungian dream work from the professional world of the analyst's office into the everyday world of spiritual seekers in local community, both inside and outside the institutions of traditional religion.  

Teach-In: Dreams with Chiron Publications

05/28/2017 - 3:00PM

Have you ever awakened from a dream that left you feeling stunned—a dream so vivid or impactful–so unexpected–that it literally changes your life from that point on.  Imagine you could ask a question of a dream character or the dream itself and watch as a profoundly surprising response appears before you.  Imagine you could take action in your dreams to eliminate a recurring nightmare, heal a relationship or even a physical ailment. In this teach-in, participants will examine how...

ROSIE MOLINARY presents BEAUTIFUL YOU: A DAILY GUIDE TO RADICAL SELF-ACCEPTANCE

05/30/2017 - 7:00PM

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequateinflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinaryin no uncertain termsencourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today s media-saturated culture.  Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses THE END OF IMAGINATION

05/31/2017 - 7:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/31/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7

DAVID HASKELL presents THE SONGS OF TREES: STORIES FROM NATURE'S GREAT CONNECTORS

05/31/2017 - 7:00PM

David Haskell's award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans.    Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees' connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants. An Amazonian ceibo tree reveals the rich...

JOHN TRUMP presents STILL & BARREL: CRAFT SPIRITS IN THE OLD NORTH STATE

06/01/2017 - 7:00PM

 In Still & Barrel, Trump traces the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum in the state all the way to today's boom from the artisan movement. The book also serves as a guide so you can visit the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business. Although legal spirits in the Tar Heel state only go back about ten years, making liquor in North Carolina is not new. Wilkes County, which was once dubbed the "Moonshine Capital of the World," was the leading producer...

AIYANNA SEZAK presents A TANGLED TREE: MY FATHER'S PATH TO IMMORTALITY

06/03/2017 - 7:00PM

A Tangled Tree explores the story of three generations, written by a daughter eager to understand her family's history, while striving to accept her father's eccentricity, beauty, rage and nomadic existence. It charts the epic, beautiful and complex journey of a family's profound, tangled tree of life. This story begins in the summertime, as Aiyanna follows her father Moshe on their big adventures--living on a nude beach on Kauai, chasing the Grateful Dead in an old milk truck, offering...

35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & SALE!

06/04/2017 - 9:00AM

Join us for a day of revelry as we celebrate our 35th birthday and our annual 25% off sale! 

POETRIO

06/04/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry series as we welcome three poets to read at 3pm. This month we will have Erdag Goknar, Newton Smith and Allison Titus.

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses FLAMING IGUANAS

06/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Tomato Rodriguez hops on her motorcycle and embarks on the ultimate sea-to-shining-sea all-girl adventure -- a story in that combines all the best parts of Alice in Wonderland and Easy Rider as Tomato crosses the country in search of the meaning of life, love, and the perfect post office.    Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez is a hilarious novel that combines text, line drawings, rubber stamp art, and a serious dose of attitude. The result is a wild and...

LIYANNE SILVER presents FEMININE GENIUS

06/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Women, here's a question for you: what would happen if we took all the energy we spend self-bashing, self-improving, and chasing impossible standards and instead channeled it into our true passions? Answer: our feminine radiance would light up the world. This is the promise of LiYana Silver's bold new book, Feminine Genius. "Your body is the key," writes Silver. "I'm going to show you that your body is wildly intelligent and that your deepest desires are your best guide. You'll learn to...

MARK POWELL presents ECHOLOCATION

06/06/2017 - 7:00PM

In this thrilling new novel for fans of Adam Johnson's Fortune Smiles and Denise Johnson's The Laughing Monsters, four people's lives converge as they are consumed by the dangers of the world, both real and imagined.  Tess is a stay-at-home mother who has developed an odd obsession: watching terrorist ransom videos online. She's become fixated on one in particular--an American journalist being held by ISIS. Her husband, John, is more distant than ever, and in her isolation...

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses DIFFICULT WOMEN

06/06/2017 - 7:00PM

*THIS BOOKCLUB MEETS AT THE BATTERY PARK BOOK EXCHANGE Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and, grown now, must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a...

SARAH DOOLEY presents YA novel ASHES TO ASHEVILLE

06/07/2017 - 7:00PM

For our younger readers (and fans of Asheville!) here is a tal of two sisters who take off on a wild road trip! For fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, this one's for you! After Mama Lacy's death, Fella was forced to move in with her grandmother, Mrs. Madison. The move brought Fella all sorts of comforts she wasn't used to at home, but it also meant saying goodbye to her sister Zoey (a.k.a. Zany) and her other mother, Mama Shannon. Though Mama Shannon fought...

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE by HARUKI MURAKAMI

06/07/2017 - 7:00PM

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year. An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/07/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7.

AJ HARTLEY presents YA novel FIREBRAND

06/08/2017 - 7:00PM

New York Times bestselling author A. J. Hartley returns to his intriguing, 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world in Firebrand, another adrenaline-pounding adventure. Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans for a secret weapon are stolen and feared to be sold to the rival nation of Grappoli. The...

POETRY ON REQUEST with TRACY SCHMIDT

06/09/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Tracy Schmidt and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

POETRY ON REQUEST with KATHERINE SONIAT

06/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Katherine Soniat , and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

OFFSITE book event with BELLA POLLEN presenting MEET ME IN THE IN-BETWEEN

06/11/2017 - 3:00PM

A provocative and lively memoir in stories by the bestselling, author of The Summer of the Bear.  Growing up the middle child of transatlantic parents, her down- to-earth mother and romantic father Bella Pollen never quite figured out how to belong. Restlessly crossing back and forth between the boundaries of family and freedom, England and America, home and away, she has sought but generally failed to contain an adventurous spirit within the confines of conventional living....

BULLET JOURNALING WORKSHOP with bookseller CLARA!

06/11/2017 - 3:00PM

Back by popular demand....BULLET JOURNALING!!! Do You Bujo? (Or Should You?) Bullet Journaling is building momentum as a smart one-place-for-everything system of journaling, planning, tracking, and note-taking. If your calendar, to-dos, and all else you need to track are are on bits of paper stuck in books, post-it notes, and notebooks that you never have with you when you need them, Bullet Journaling may be for you. Join us for an introduction to this practical, clever, and customizable system...

ELLEN TADD presents THE INFINITE VIEW

06/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Written by internationally revered clairvoyant counselor and educator Ellen Tadd, The Infinite View is a spiritual classic in the making.    People often lean towards either trusting their gut or relying on their analytical mind, but Tadd urges readers to consider a new approach that allows both emotions and the intellect to be guided by wisdom. Through describing how the Spirit, soul, and personality are integrated, she guides readers in deepening and expanding their...

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses SWAG

06/12/2017 - 7:00PM

This "brilliant caper" (New York Times) from bestselling author Elmore Leonard is a rollicking tale of modern urban crime featuring a cast of small-time criminals with big-time dreams. Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick--all of them involving guns--and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth....

JODI LYNN ANDERSON presents YA novel MIDNIGHT AT THE ELECTRIC

06/13/2017 - 7:00PM

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson's epic tale--told through three unforgettable points of view--is a masterful exploration of how love, determination, and hope can change a person's fate. Kansas, 2065: Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house more than a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. Oklahoma, 1934: Amid the fear and...

GAIL GOODWIN presents GRIEF COTTAGE in conversation with ROB NEUFELD

06/14/2017 - 7:00PM

The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/14/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7.

JOHN GRISHAM presents CAMINO ISLAND (SOLD OUT!!!!)

06/15/2017 - 5:00PM

Unfortunately, this event is currently SOLD OUT. If you are interested in having your name added to the waiting list, please follow this link.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2fvi_eXCd9xcy8pRLMXH55ANK9lUj... CAMINO ISLAND is John Grisham’s 30th novel. A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular...

NOTORIOUS HBC (History Book Club) discusses ORSON WELLES'S LAST MOVIE

06/15/2017 - 7:00PM

 In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks...

(SIGNING ONLY!) SUMMER RAYNE OAKES signs SUGARDETOXME

06/17/2017 - 2:00PM

Meet author, Summer Rayne Oakes as she signs her book SugarDetoxMe.....as you look forward to breaking the sugar habit with this inspiring, easy-to-follow cookbook!  Overcome your sugar cravings, lose weight, and get your health back on track! With more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, menus, and gorgeous color photographs, SugarDetoxMe is on a mission to help readers shake their addiction to the sweet stuff. It not only arms you with scientific knowledge about the harmful...

HANS KING presents GUIDED: RECLAIMING THE INTUITIVE VOICE OF YOUR SOUL

06/18/2017 - 7:00PM

Award-winning psychic Hans King provides a clear and thorough path for connecting to the invisible side of life in Guided. Based on the author's sixty years of direct voice medium work, it includes step-by-step practices for quieting the mind and creating a clear channel for spiritual communication, allowing you to discover, activate, trust, and follow your own eternal voice while uncovering your soul's greatest purpose and passion. Filled with fascinating stories and real-life...

WRITER'S COFFEE HOUSE

06/19/2017 - 7:00PM

The Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse is a monthly meeting where area writers come together to discuss the business of writing, gather shared knowledge, and network. Open to writers of all experience levels, whether you’re a New York Times-bestselling author or someone just thinking about picking up a pen and putting it to paper. Co-hosts include local authors Jake Bible, Beth Revis, Jamie Mason, and Nathan Ballingrud.

JENNY ALLEN presents WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE STOP: REFLECTIONS ON LIFE & OTHER BAD IDEAS

06/21/2017 - 7:00PM

One of the funniest writers in America.- That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen--and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable. With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life's journey. One moment she's flirting shamelessly--and unsuccessfully--with a younger man at a wedding; the next she's stumbling upon X-rated...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/21/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7.

LITERARY KARAOKE w/special guest reader MAGGIE SMITH with THE WELL SPEAKS OF IT'S OWN POISON

06/21/2017 - 7:00PM

We are excited to have our monthly LITERARY KARAOKE event with poet Maggie Smith this month.  During this event everyone is welcomed to read from a piece of writing that is not their own. This can be poetry, prose, or any piece of literature that you would like to share....the only catch, it cannot be your own!!  Maggie Smith is well known for her poem Good Bones which hit the social-media scene in the summer of 2016 and seemed to so encapsulate the tumultuous year. Below is a...

Celebration of the poetry of JIMMIE MARGARET GILLIAM with TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT

06/25/2017 - 3:00PM


MARLA MILLING presents LEGENDS, SECRETS, & MYSTERIES OF ASHEVILLE

06/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Beyond the beaten path of local landmarks, residents and tourists can find curious secrets, lost mysteries and fascinating legends. The famed Hope Diamond once found itself, and its mysterious curse, buried in an Asheville girl's sandbox. Elvis once handed a cherished guitar to a local man at an Asheville concert, and he held on to it for forty years. At a flea market, an Asheville attorney paid a few bucks for an old tintype likely of Billy the Kid, and it may be worth millions. Native author...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses TELL ME HOW IT ENDS

06/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Structured around the forty questions Valeria Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home.

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/28/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 2-7.

SCOTT GOULD presents STRANGERS TO TEMPTATION in conversation with DAVID JOY

06/29/2017 - 7:00PM

STRANGER TO TEMPTATION - The debut collection from award-winning short story writer Scott Gould, Strangers to Temptation, takes us to the white sand banks of the Black River in lowcountry South Carolina during the early 1970s, a place in time where religion and race provide the backdrop for an often uneasy coming-of-age. Linked by a common voice, these thirteen stories introduce us to a cast of uniquely Southern characters: a Vietnam vet father with half a stomach who plays a skinny Jesus in...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses OTHER RUSSIAS

06/29/2017 - 7:00PM


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