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Frances Mayes presents See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

03/20/2019 - 6:00PM

Frances Mayes, beloved author and cultural emissary of Italy, has spent the past thirty years splitting her time between her native United States and adopted home in Tuscany. Yet, despite the decades she has spent there, she insists she still doesn’t know all of Italy because, as she puts it, “to know Italy takes ten lifetimes.” Not that she won’t explore as much as she can in this lifetime! In her enticing new book SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA: New Places to Discover in Italy (Crown; March 12, 2019...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

03/20/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

George Singleton presents Staff Picks: Stories

03/21/2019 - 6:00PM

It's Father's Day 1972 and a young boy's dad takes him to visit a string of unimpressive ex-girlfriends that could have been his mother; the unconventional detective work of a koan-speaking, Kung Fu-loving uncle solves a case of arson during a pancake breakfast; and a former geology professor, recovering from addiction, finds himself sharing a taxicab with specters from a Jim Crow-era lynching. Set in and around the fictional town of Steepleburg, South Carolina, the loosely tied stories in...

Notorious HBC* (*History Book Club)

03/21/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The club is reading White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg.     

Brian Noyes drop-in signing for Red Truck Bakery Cookbook

03/22/2019 - 1:00PM

Join us for a signing event with Brian Noyes of the Red Truck Bakery! There will be cake! 

Wilton Barnhardt presents Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

03/24/2019 - 3:00PM

Some of North Carolina’s finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume featuring writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual, and straight—are stories and essays that view the full spectrum of contemporary life through an LGBTQ lens. These writers, all native or connected to North Carolina, show the multifaceted challenges and joys of LGBTQ life, including...

Special Book Club discussion of Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

03/26/2019 - 7:00PM

Please join us for a special book club discussion of Just Mercy by attorney, author, and activist Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to...

Megan Griswold presents The Book of Help

03/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Megan Griswold is passionate about helping others find their own path, having learned from her own. She has logged over 15,000 hours journeying through remedies from the simple to the wild— from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.  In The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies Megan reports from the fringe, the alternative, from the backcountry to the front, in stories that trace her lifelong attempt...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

03/27/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Sarah Enni presents Tell Me Everything, in conversation with Stephanie Perkins

03/27/2019 - 6:00PM

With her best friend Harold off to the National Merit Scholar summer program at Stanford, Ivy discovers a new photo-sharing site called VEIL where people can anonymously post secrets and art, and which only shows posts within a five mile radius of the user's location; with such a narrow focus, Ivy realizes that she can identify many of the posters as kids in her Sudden Cove High School--so she starts leaving small, anonymous gifts for them, but the surprise she prepares for Harold goes...

Works In Translation Book Club

03/28/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. This month's pick is False Calm: A Journey Through the Ghost Towns of Patagonia by Maria Sonia Cristoff, translated by Katherine Silver.

Sarah Pinsker presents Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea in conversation with Alexandra Duncan

03/29/2019 - 6:00PM

In this debut collection, you will meet runaways, fiddle-playing astronauts, a touring band, under-employed Americans, retired time travelers, and doppelgängers. Explore music memory, technology, love, and mystery in settings that range from generation ships to cruise ships to road trips, from murder houses to treehouses, in stories that are weird, wired, haunting and hopeful. Pinsker’s stories are often described as hauntingly beautiful, but Pinsker also knows that the heart wants what the...

Beth Jusino presents Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino De Santiago

04/01/2019 - 6:00PM

In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean. More than two million pilgrims have walked the Way of Saint James, a long-distance hiking trail familiar to most Americans by its Spanish name, the Camino de Santiago. Each...

LGBT Book Club

04/01/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. Meets the first Monday of every month. In April the club is reading Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley.   

Current Events Book Club

04/02/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political issues. This month’s pick is How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.  

Women in Lively Discussion Book Club (WILD)

04/02/2019 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop's General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett at the Battery Park Book Exchange for meetings of the WILD (Women in Lively Discussion) book club. This woman-only book club seeks to have fun by reading books (fiction & non) by women writers that intrigue us. This month the club is reading Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby.  

Jessica Keener presents Strangers in Budapest in conversation with Tommy Hays

04/03/2019 - 6:00PM

Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past. It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is an effort to escape the ghosts that haunt her past, and Will wants simply to seize the chance to build a new future for his family.  Eight months after their move, their efforts to assimilate are thrown into turmoil when they...

Malaprop's Book Club

04/03/2019 - 7:00PM

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Vinegar Girl: William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel by Anne Tyler. 

Climate-Themed Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/03/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us for a special climate-themed Storytime event, in participation with The Collider and the upcoming 10 day Climate City Expo. For more information, visit https://thecollider.org/conferences/climate-city-expo/.   

Christine Lynn Herman presents The Devouring Gray, in conversation with Meagan Spooner

04/04/2019 - 6:00PM

After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn't: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods. Justin Hawthorne's bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray-a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit...

Poetrio

04/07/2019 - 3:00PM

Join us for the April poetry event featuring poets Joan Barasovska, Libby Bernardin, and tribute to the late Susan Laughter Meyers.  Joan Barasovska is the author of Birthing Age, Libby Bernardin is the author of Stones Ripe for Sowing, and Susan Laughter Meyers is the author of the posthumously published book, Self-Portrait in the River of Deja-Vu.  

Mystery Book Club

04/08/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Cold Florida: A Hard-Boiled Mystery Set in Florida by Phillip DePoy.  

Mary Laura Philpott presents I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

04/08/2019 - 6:00PM

Mary Laura Philpott thought she'd cracked the code. Always make the right choices and you'll always be happy. But what happens if taking every correct turn somehow leads you down the wrong road and, worse, to a destination you barely recognize? I Miss You When I Blink is a brave and candid debut memoir-in-essays, brimming with self-effacing wit and suffused with hard-earned wisdom. By turns humorous and heart-rending, Philpott writes about meticulously ticking all the boxes on her life’s...

Nathan Ballingrud presents Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell

04/09/2019 - 6:00PM

In his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his "piercing and merciless" ( Toronto Globe and Mail) portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives--both real and imagined: "What Nathan Ballingrud does in North American Lake Monsters is to reinvigorate the horror tradition" ( Los Angeles Review of Books). Now, in Wounds, Ballingrud follows up with an even more...

Discussion Bound Book Club

04/09/2019 - 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. The pick for April is TBA.

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/10/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Evan Williams launches Ripples

04/10/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the launch of Ripples, by local author Evan Williams. In a small town swollen with secrets, a young boy puzzles his way through a minefield of societal expectations and Southern Baptist status quo. Ben Bramley has been granted an idyllic upbringing in a scenic mountain hamlet. With one set of grandparents living next door and the other a mile away, both family lines are involved in the area's widespread apple-growing heritage. But within this close-knit community, privacy is...

Lisa Joy Mitchell presents Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook

04/11/2019 - 6:00PM

Sacred & Delicious is an award-winning vegetarian cookbook, a primer on Ayurveda (India’s ancient wellness system), and a gorgeous food memoir that celebrates the healing power of food. Author Lisa Mitchell writes inspiring and clear prose about the power of the Ayurvedic system to sustain good health and reverse chronic health problems, recounting her own recovery. The book includes 108 recipes, and these are accompanied by more than 60 full-page color photos. Most of the dishes...

Writers at Home

04/14/2019 - 3:00PM

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

Barbara Brown Taylor presents Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

04/15/2019 - 6:00PM

This event is at Cathedral of All Souls - 9 Swan Street Asheville. Barbara Brown Taylor, beloved spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, specializes in helping us find the sacred in unexpected places. In Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, she continues her spiritual journey, contemplating the many ways she encountered God while teaching a college course on the world’s religions to students in rural Georgia. Christians are taught that God is everywhere—a tenet that...

Belle Boggs presents The Gulf, in conversation with Taylor Sykes

04/16/2019 - 6:00PM

Marianne is in a slump: barely able to support herself by teaching, not making progress on her poetry, about to lose her Brooklyn apartment. When her novelist ex-fiancé, Eric, and his venture capitalist brother, Mark, offer her a job directing a low-residency school for Christian writers at a motel they've inherited on Florida's Gulf Coast, she can't come up with a reason to say no.The Genesis Inspirational Writing Ranch is born, and liberal, atheist Marianne is soon knee-deep in applications...

Frank Harmon presents Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

04/17/2019 - 6:00PM

Native Places is a collection of 64 watercolor sketches paired with mini-essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects, and nature. The sketches relate the delight found in ordinary places. The short essays, rather than repeat what is visible in the sketch, illustrate ideas and thoughts sparked by that image and offer a fresh interpretation of ordinary things. The goal of Native Places is, in part, to transform the way we see. Through its pages, barns become guidebooks to crops and...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime with Kerry Madden-Lunsford, author of Ernestine's Milky Way

04/17/2019 - 10:00AM

Miss Malaprop's Storytime with Kerry Madden-Lunsford Guest Storytime author Kerry Madden-Lunsford will share her recent book, Ernestine's Milky Way. In Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in the 1940s, Ernestine, who is five years old and a big girl, carries fresh milk to needy neighbors through thickets, down paths, and over a barbed-wire fence, despite her fears.

Andrew Reynolds presents The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World, in conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

04/18/2019 - 6:00PM

This event is co-sponsored by the Campaign for Southern Equality.  Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and...

Notorious HBC* (*History Book Club)

04/18/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The pick for April is Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison.

Readings from The Rhapsodist

04/19/2019 - 3:00PM

Come celebrate the 2019 issue of The Rhapsodist — A-B Tech's literature and arts journal! Students, alumni, and faculty published in this year’s journal will read their creative writing and discuss their artwork. Stay after to mingle with artists, writers, and editors to discuss all things artistic. This reading, one of the highlights of our year, allows us to showcase talented individuals in the community.

Jeff Mann & Julia Watts present LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

04/22/2019 - 6:00PM

  This collection, the first of its kind, gathers fiction and poetry from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer authors from Appalachia. Like much Appalachian literature, these works are pervaded with an attachment to family and the mountain landscape, yet balancing queer and Appalachian identities is an undertaking fraught with conflict. This collection confronts the problematic and complex intersections of place, family, sexuality, gender, and religion with which LGBTQ...

Bonnie Kistler, author of House on Fire in conversation with Mark de Castrique

04/23/2019 - 6:00PM

In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and Celeste Ng, a tightly wound and suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent dead—and the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter.  Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they...

Special Book Club discussion of Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

04/23/2019 - 7:00PM

Please join us for a special book club discussion of Just Mercy by attorney, author, and activist Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/24/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Works In Translation Book Club

04/25/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. This month's pick is The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani.   

Claudia Lucero presents One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese

04/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Claudia Lucero can show you how to make quick and easy dairy-free cheese using farm whole food ingredients that fit any kind of diet, regardless of restrictions and sensitivities. And these recipes are free from the top 8 allergens, so will appeal to anyone following a vegan, plant-based, Whole 30, Paleo, clean eating, anti-inflammatory or Fast Metabolism lifestyle. Let her show you how to make fresh mozzarella using macadamia nuts and golden swiss made out of cauliflower. As an...

NCLR Celebrates Poetry Month with Amber Flora Thomas and Catherine Carter

04/27/2019 - 6:00PM

NCLR writers celebrate indie bookstores, poetry month, and the release of the 2018 online issue with readings by Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, and Sally Thomas.   Amber Flora Thomas was the judge of the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Competition, and she selected Catherine Carter’s "Womb-room" as the winning piece.   Amber Flora Thomas is the author of three collections of poetry: Red Channel in the Rupture (2018), The Rabbits Could Sing (2012...

Ann B. Ross presents Miss Julia Takes the Wheel

04/28/2019 - 3:00PM

As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series. When Miss Julia's regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain--or size up--a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note...

Merina Ty-Kisera launches Accupressure with Essential Oils

04/30/2019 - 6:00PM

Fast, easy, and fun, Acupressure with Essential Oils empowers you to take control of your health to dissolve tension patterns, relieve symptoms and pain, and rediscover an integrated sense of self. Author Merina Ty-Kisera introduces the unique Breathe, Point, Heal method for self-care--applying the healing properties of essential oils to points on the body that cue energetic changes to bring the body and mind back to balance. With helpful illustrations and a reader-friendly layout for...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

05/01/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Jessica Handler presents The Magnetic Girl, in conversation with Charles Frazier

05/01/2019 - 6:00PM

In rural north Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father's bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with whom she shares a profound and supernatural mental connection. Lulu begins to "captivate" her friends and family, controlling their thoughts and actions for brief moments at a time. After...

Malaprop's Book Club

05/01/2019 - 7:00PM

The Malaprop's Book Club, hosted by Jay Jacoby, explores a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books determined by member suggestion. This month's selection is Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum.   

Stephen Nachmanovitch presents The Art of Is

05/02/2019 - 6:00PM

It's easy to assume that Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous and endlessly influential "I Have a Dream" speech was pre-scripted, vetted by others, written and re-written. It was not. Instead, it was given on the fly, when from the audience Mahalia Jackson urged King off his prepared text. The result has inspired millions. In this breath-of-fresh-air thinking about how to cultivate the kind of game-changing creativity everyone seeks, Stephen Nachmanovitch shows exactly how the passion and immediacy...

Poetrio

05/05/2019 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In May we welcome Nickole Brown, author of To Those Who Were Our First Gods, Robert Lee Kendrick, author of What Once Burst With Brilliance, and Jessica Jacobs, author of Take Me With You, Wherever You're Going.  

LGBTQ Book Club

05/06/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. May’s pick is Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan.

Current Events Book Club

05/07/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth and people interested about what is happening in the world for a lively discussion on topics of current interest, including war and peace, the economy, the environment, plus other hot political topics. The pick for May is TBA. 

Women in Lively Discussion (WILD) Book Club

05/07/2019 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. This month the club is reading Swimming Between Worlds by Elaine Neil Orr.  

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

05/08/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Delia Owens presents Where the Crawdads Sing

05/08/2019 - 6:00PM

This event is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for more details. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But she is not what they say. Years earlier, when six-year-old Kya watched her Ma walk down the dirt footpath, away from the family’s rough-hewn wooden...

Brian Panowich presents Like Lions

05/09/2019 - 6:00PM

Brian Panowich burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2015, winning awards and accolades from readers and critics alike for his smoldering debut, Bull Mountain. Now with Like Lions, he cements his place as one of the outstanding new voices in crime fiction. Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain's most notorious criminal family. As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job, and his recovery from being shot in...

Poetry on Request with Tracey Schmidt

05/10/2019 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets and leave with a thoughtful poem crafted just for you!  

Mystery Book Club

05/13/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  

Sarah Stacke presents Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum

05/13/2019 - 6:00PM

This event co-sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum. Click here for information about Sarah Stacke and Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum.  

Discussion Bound Book Club

05/14/2019 - 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. The pick for May is TBA. 

Edward Espe Brown presents The Most Important Point, in conversation with Danny S. Parker

05/15/2019 - 6:00PM

From master baker, cook, and Zen priest Edward Espe Brown comes a collection of timeless essays on Zen, food, and life itself. Brown was one of the first Westerners to be ordained a priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who had hoped that Zen might be transformed into a vibrant new form in the West. In The Most Important Point, Brown fulfills Suzuki's wish with 60 essays that are distinctly American yet preserve the roots of traditional Japanese Zen.  Drawing from his time in the...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

05/15/2019 - 10:00AM

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.* History Book Club

05/16/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The club is reading Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann in May.  

Peter Guzzardi presents Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow

05/16/2019 - 6:00PM

After a lifetime in book publishing, Peter Guzzardi had edited a remarkable group of diverse authors, from Stephen Hawking to Deepak Chopra, from Carol Burnett to Douglas Adams, from Byron Katie to Geneen Roth. Yet everything he'd learned from working with them felt oddly familiar. One day it suddenly became clear: all that wisdom had its roots in a film he'd watched as a child, "The Wizard of Oz." That revelation led to this book. It's a jewel box of insights drawn from Dorothy's heroic...

Cindy Ross presents The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education

05/20/2019 - 6:00PM

Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children's education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel. In this age of world connection, it is important to raise...

Paula Martinac presents Clio Rising, in conversation with Lorena Russell, Ph.D.

05/22/2019 - 6:00PM

In 1983, Livvie Bliss leaves western North Carolina for New York City, armed with a degree in English and a small cushion of cash from a favorite aunt. Her goal is to launch a career in publishing, but also to live openly as a lesbian. A rough start makes Livvie think she should give up and head home, but then a new friend helps her land a job at a literary agency run by the formidable Bea Winston. Bea hopes Livvie's Southern charm and boyish good looks will help her bond with one of the...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

05/22/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

05/29/2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Works in Translation Book Club

05/30/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop's Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. This month's pick is Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans.

An Evening with Bishop Michael Curry

06/26/2019 - 6:00PM

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