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Upcoming Events

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!

JOE D'AGNESE presents THE UNDERGROUND CULINARY TOUR

01/24/2017 - 6:00PM

Local author Joe D'Agnese will join us for a discussion of restaurants, data and innovation in the food business. Join us as he talks about his latest book, The Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics of Today's Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America Eats.

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

01/25/2017 - 10:00AM

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

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses SENSELESSNESS

01/26/2017 - 7:00PM


STEVEN A. FROWINE presents ORCHIDS FOR DUMMIES

01/29/2017 - 3:00PM

Professional horticulturist and local author Steven A. Frowine joins us for a discussion on raising beautiful, fragrant orchids. Great for these chilly winter days when we think about what our gardens will look like soon enough. His book, Orchids for Dummies, covers all aspects of orchid care, from choosing the right one for you to keeping your orchids free of disease and pests.

AUTISM BOOK CLUB

02/01/2017 - 1:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME!

02/01/2017 - 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.  

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses FLAGS IN THE DUST

02/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Flags in the Dust by William Faulkner.  

POETRIO

02/05/2017 - 3:00PM


LGBTQ BOOK CLUB reads BESTIARY

02/06/2017 - 7:00PM


LAURIE FRANKEL presents THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS

02/06/2017 - 6:00PM

Laurie Frankel’s young adult book This Is How It Always Is reminds us all that family means protecting each other’s secrets and standing united when those secrets emerge. The family’s fifth son, Claude, wants to be a girl, and this revelation takes the family on a worldwide journey.  

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses BESTIARY

02/06/2017 - 7:00PM

Join hosts and Malaprop’s booksellers Hannah Richardson and Caroline Christopoulos for the LGBTQ Book club. The February pick is Bestiary: Poems by Donika Kelly.  

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

02/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Host Bruce Roth moderates a lively discussion on topics of current interest, including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political topics.  

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS

02/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Join co-host and Malaprop’s bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett and co-host, poet Maria Fire, for the WILD Book club, which meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. The February pick is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.  

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

02/07/2017 - 7:00PM


KEVIN WILSON presents PERFECT LITTLE WORLD

02/07/2017 - 6:00PM

Wilson’s much anticipated new novel, Perfect Little World is the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Family Fang. Expect another offbeat look at the meaning of family.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME!

02/08/2017 - 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.  

POETRY ON REQUEST makes UNIQUE POETRY FOR YOU!

02/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Two dates with poets! Our local poets engage you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.  

NATALIE ANDERSON presents CITY OF SAINTS & THIEVES

02/11/2017 - 6:00PM

Natalie Anderson is a Sylva native who now lives in Switzerland. She’s coming stateside for the release of her YA novel, City of Saints and Thieves. Set in In Sangui City, Kenya, protagonist Tina and her mother arrive as refugees from the Congo, and a murder sets Tina on a course of revenge.

NATALIE ANDERSON presents CITY OF SAINTS & THIEVES in conversation with Joanne O'Sullivan

02/11/2017 - 6:00PM

Natalie Anderson is a Sylva native who now lives in Switzerland. She’s coming stateside for the release of her YA novel, City of Saints and Thieves. Set in In Sangui City, Kenya, protagonist Tina and her mother arrive as refugees from the Congo, and a murder sets Tina on a course of revenge.

ACREE MACAM presents KING OF THE BIRDS

02/11/2017 - 11:00AM

This children’s picture book, The King of the Birds, is inspired by the life of Flannery O'Connor, who was famous for her pet peacocks. Literary-minded adults will enjoy this as much as the kids!  

POETRY ON REQUEST

02/11/2017 - 4:00PM

Two dates with poets! Our local poets engage you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.  

LYDIA PEELLE presents THE MIDNIGHT COOL with KETCH SECOR

02/12/2017 - 3:00PM

A reading and musical review featuring a reading of The Midnight Cool by Lydia Peelle and live music performed on guitjo and harmonica by Ketch Secor of  the band Old Crow Medicine Show, along with a short slide show and music from an antique Edison cylinder machine.  

K.J. HOWE presents THE FREEDOM BROKER with SARA GRUEN

02/13/2017 - 6:00PM

In Howe’s thriller,  The Freedom Broker, she dives into the world of K&R (“kidnap & return”) specialists. Of 25 elite kidnap and ransom specialists in the world, only one is a woman--and she’s the best in the business. Nicknamed "Liberata" because she once secured the release of a captive from the Sicilian mob without her client paying a penny, Thea Paris travels the globe bringing hostages home. Sara Gruen, author of the acclaimed novel Water for Elephants, joins Howe to talk...

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses THE COLD DISH

02/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank to discuss The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson.

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses ARTISTS IN LOVE

02/14/2017 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. Bring your book and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break. The February pick is Artists in Love: From Picasso and Gilot to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, a Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships by Veronica Kavass .  

TIMOTHY TYSON presents THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL (An Authors for Action Event)

02/15/2017 - 6:00PM

Part detective story, part political history, The Blood of Emmett Till is an explosive reconstruction of the lynching, the trial, and their crucial impact on our history. Join Tyson for a discussion of the book, his extensive and exhaustive research, and why this story is as relevant to Americans today as it was in 1955.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME!

02/15/2017 - 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.  

THE NOTORIOUS H.B.C. discusses S.P.Q.R.

02/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. We’re creating a book club that tackles the challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.” The inaugural book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard.

CAROL HOWARD MERRITT presents HEALING SPIRITUAL WOUNDS

02/17/2017 - 6:00PM

Rev. Carol Howard Merritt describes her latest book, Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church, as a discussion of the church’s dual image as a safe space and as a dangerous place. She hopes her book provides a way to restore personal faith and connection to God for those who have been hurt or betrayed by established institutions of faith.  

GRATEFUL STEPS PUBLISHING

02/18/2017 - 6:00PM

We’re featuring four authors from local publisher Micki Cabaniss of Grateful Steps. Mike Krecioch presents Convict Lake: Behind the Badge; Tena Frank presents  Final Rights; Abigail Hickman presents This,That and the Third: The Space between Monster and Saint; and Wayne G. Cox presents London to Kabul: The Journey that led Me to Her.  

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

02/19/2017 - 3:00PM

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

JOE HALSTEAD presents WEST VIRGINIA

02/20/2017 - 6:00PM

Joe Halstead hails from West Virginia, whose state motto is Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free). Halstead’s debut novel, West Virginia, puts that motto to the test! A family suicide brings Jamie Paddock back to the place from which he’d escape years earlier. The novel offers a portrait of the people of Appalachia and life in a difficult, beautiful, and often misunderstood place.

HELEN SIMONSON presents THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR

02/21/2017 - 6:00PM

If you’re a Downton Abbey fan or a lover of historical fiction, this book is for you! Carol Memmott of The Washington Post notes that The Summer Before the War, is “a novel that begins in pre-World War I England and deftly observes the effect of war on the staid Edwardian sensibilities regarding gender, money and class.” We are honored to host the paperback debut! Simonson’s previous novel was the well-received and best-selling Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.  

NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB discusses MISTER MONKEY

02/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for a discussion of Mister Monkey by Francine Prose.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

02/22/2017 - 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.  

FRYE GAILLARD, NANCY PEACOCK & SUSAN RIVERS

02/22/2017 - 6:00PM

Susan Rivers’, The Second Mrs. Hockaday, Nancy Peacock’s, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, and Frye Gaillard’s Go South to Freedom, all deal with America’s slave history and racial divide in different ways. Join them for what is certain to be a substantive and timely discussion.  

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE INVISIBILITY CLOAK

02/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. The February pick is The Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei, in a translation by Canaan Morse.  

LITERARY KARAOKE with featured reader LUCY CORIN

02/24/2017 - 6:00PM

We are thrilled to welcome back Laura Blackley as host extraordinaire for Literary Karaoke. Reviving a lost art of salon, we’re ready for you to read aloud from your favorite works of literature and give it all you’ve got! Lucy Corin, award-winning author of 100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, will be featured this evening, reading from new material made for these times.  

NICHOLAS MAINIERI presents THE INFINITE

02/27/2017 - 6:00PM

In a novel spanning northern Mexico to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, two teenagers confront separation and the devastation that transcends borders. Mainieri’s debut coming-of-age novel, The Infinite, plumbs the reservoir of fervent, single-minded passion that is the hallmark of young love.

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/01/2017 - 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.

THE MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses SWERVE

03/01/2017 - 7:00PM

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.

CHARLIE LOVETT presents LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL

03/02/2017 - 6:00PM

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail.

VE SCHWAB presents CONJURING OF LIGHT

03/03/2017 - 6:00PM

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees the newly minted New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab reach a thrilling conclusion concerning the fate of beloved protagonists--and old foes. This exciting event will take place...

CM SURRISI presents VAMPIRES ON THE RUN

03/04/2017 - 6:00PM

 In the months after Quinnie Boyd cracked the mystery of her missing teacher, she expected life in her small Maine town to snap back to normal. But two writers from New York City have arrived in Maiden Rock, and there's something not quite right about them. Sure, Ceil and Edgar are pale. And they dress in all black. And they don't go near the sunlight. But could they really be vampires? To find out, Quinnie turns to Dominica new kid in town who's an expert on everything geeky. Together,...

POETRIO

03/05/2017 - 3:00PM


LGBTQ BOOK CLUB reads REAL MAN ADVENTURES

03/06/2017 - 7:00PM

T Cooper's "Real Man Adventures" is not a memoir. It's an adventure story--and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.  Cooper's bold and bracing exploration of his transition to male unfurls in a series of inspired vignettes, intimate letters never sent, interviews, lists, and good old-fashioned stories that capture the range of the human experience. "Real Man Adventures" is a "sharp, hilarious, incredibly personal, and ingenuously honest...

W.I.L.D. BOOK CLUB reads BOY, SNOW, BIRD

03/07/2017 - 7:00PM

THIS BOOK CLUB MEETS AT THE BATTERY PARK BOOK EXCHANGE In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts looking, she believes, for beauty the opposite of the life she s left behind in New York. She marries Arturo Whitman, a local widower, and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow.  A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the...

RALPH HARDY reads ARGOS

03/07/2017 - 6:00PM

From a compelling new voice in middle grade literature comes a reimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus's loyal dog. Argos is a thrilling tale of loyalty, determination, and adventure. For twenty years, the great hero Odysseus struggles to return to Ithaka. After ten years beneath the walls of Troy, he begins the long journey back home. He defeats monsters. He outsmarts the Cyclops. He battles the gods. He does whatever it takes to reunite with his family.

RALPH HARDY presents ARGOS

03/07/2017 - 6:00PM

From a compelling new voice in middle grade literature comes a reimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus s loyal dog. Argos is a thrilling tale of loyalty, determination, and adventure. For twenty years, the great hero Odysseus struggles to return to Ithaka. After ten years beneath the walls of Troy, he begins the long journey back home. He defeats monsters. He outsmarts the Cyclops. He battles the gods. He does whatever it takes to reunite with his family. And what...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/08/2017 - 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.

MICHAEL KNIGHT presents EVENINGLAND

03/08/2017 - 6:00PM

Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment. His stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with Eveningland he returns to the form that launched his career, delivering an arresting collection of interlinked stories set among the right kind of Mobile family in the years preceding a devastating...

POETRY ON REQUEST

03/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet, Tracey Schmidt, will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

THERESE ANN FOWLER celebrates ZELDA FITZGERALD DAY!

03/10/2017 - 6:00PM


POETRY ON REQUEST

03/11/2017 - 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.

GEORGE& ELIZABETH ELLISON presents LITERARY EXCURSIONS IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

03/12/2017 - 3:00PM

Extending from Roanoke to Mount Oglethorpe and bounded by the Appalachian Mountains, the Southern Highlands is one of the most diverse natural areas in North America. From beautiful flora like the Fraser magnolia to rare ecosystems such as the mountain cedar glades, the area has been an inspiration for writers and naturalists since it was first explored by William Bartram in 1775. Investigate the biology of the cloudless sulphur butterfly, whose erratic flight is used to confuse its prey....

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB reads WHOSE BODY?

03/13/2017 - 7:00PM

A corpse has been found in the bath of an architect's flat, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. A financier has seemingly vanished into thin air from his bedroom. The ever-curious Lord Peter Wimsey is intrigued by these odd events. Ignoring the clumsy efforts of the official investigator looking into the death, the aristocratic amateur sleuth, accompanied by his valet, Bunter, a skilled photographer, begins his own inquiry. The gentleman detective soon becomes convinced that the two...

NATALIE GOLDBERG presents THE GREAT SPRING

03/13/2017 - 7:00PM

From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-sellingWriting Down the Bones: a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys inner and outer zigzagging around the world and home again.  Here, Natalie Goldberg, "a writer both energized and enlightened" (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to...

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses GUESTS ON EARTH

03/14/2017 - 12:00PM

It s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them. Author Lee Smith has created, through a seamless blending of...

WALTER ZIFFER presents CONFRONTING THE SILENCE

03/14/2017 - 7:00PM

This memoir chronicles the life of author Walter Ziffer and his life from work as a child in Czechoslovakia, a prisoner in eight Nazi concentration camps, an engineer with General Motors, a Christian minister, a New Testament and Old Testament scholar, a teacher and humanist, and a perpetual seeker after truth.

PHILLIP LEWIS presents THE BARROWFIELDS

03/15/2017 - 7:00PM

A richly textured coming-of-age story about fathers and sons, home and family, recalling classics by Thomas Wolfe and William Styron, by a powerful new voice in fiction.   Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/15/2017 - 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.

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. BOOK CLUB discusses 1924: THE YEAR THAT MADE HITLER

03/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich.  Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from...

TIM GAUTREAUX presents SIGNALS

03/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Tim Gautreaux, author of The Clearing and The Missing, both historical novels, now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set Louisiana, by or on the Mississippi River, and others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons of tight-knit communities--a remarkable...

MICHAEL FARRIS SMITH & DAVID JOY present their books DESPERATION ROAD & WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD

03/18/2017 - 7:00PM

DESPERATION ROAD: In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect.  For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and...

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

03/19/2017 - 3:00PM

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

WRITER'S COFFEEHOUSE

03/20/2017 - 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.

NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB discusses NUTSHELL

03/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/22/2017 - 10:00PM

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.

ANDREW FORSTHOEFEL presents WALKING TO LISTEN

03/22/2017 - 7:00PM

At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided he'd walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide. Walking toward the Pacific, he faced an Appalachian winter...

LISA YARGER & PAM ENGLAND present their books LOVIE: THE STORY OF A SOUTHERN MIDWIFE and AN ANCIENT MAP FOR MODERN BIRTH

03/23/2017 - 6:00PM

LOVIE: THE STORY OF A SOUTHERN MIDWIFE: From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. Her life, which was about giving life, was conspicuously marked by loss, including the untimely death of her husband and the murder of her son.  Lovie is a...

LITERARY KARAOKE with LAURA BLACKLEY

03/24/2017 - 6:00PM

We are thrilled to welcome Laura Blackley as our host extraordinaire for Literary Karaoke. Read from your favorite works of literature (reviving a lost art) and give it all you’ve got!

ANDREW AYDIN present MARCH (a graphic novel trilogy)

03/26/2017 - 3:00PM

This is a not-to-miss event!!! Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase.   Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature....

GREG ILES presents MISSISSIPPI BLOOD

03/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited. During forty...

YA PANEL - Coming of Age and First Love: Roshani Chokshi/CROWN OF WISHES, Sarah Nicole Lemon/DONE DIRT CHEAP, Shaila Patel/SOULMATED

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/29/2017 - 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.

YA PANEL - Coming of Age and First Love: Roshani Chokshi/CROWN OF WISHES, Sarah Nicole Lemon/DONE DIRT CHEAP, Shaila Patel/SOULMATED

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for this exciting night of YA authors talking on the theme: Coming of Age and First Love.   Crown of Wishes (Roshani Chokshi): Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses KALPA IMPERIAL

03/30/2017 - 7:00PM

This is the first of Argentinean writer Angelica Gorodischer's nineteen award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, "Kalpa Imperial"'s multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all woven tapestry-style into Kalpa Imperial: beggars become emperors, democracies become dictatorships, and history becomes legends and stories. But this is much...

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