In praise of the people who put the right book in our hands


{In praise of the people who put the right book in our hands.}

In which Mr. Thomas Wolfe writes a paean to the smells of a Southern breakfast, her ladyship seeks recommendations for the best Southern love story, Mr. Shane Gottwals remembers the day at the shop they made $3.97, and the Avid Bookstore staff decides to form a rock band.

January 27, 2012



Dearest readers,

What's your favorite Southern love story? When her ladyship asked her readers on facebook, the most popular answer was…well, she will leave it to you to guess. If you need a hint, well tomorrow is another day.
Here are some of the other suggestions:

The Ballad of the Sad CafeSophie’s Choice by William Styron
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Storm by Kate Chopin
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers

Her ladyship advises that you read them with chocolate.

Happy Reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 27, 2013

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

Hardcover Fiction

1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
2. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $26, 9780812993806
3. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
4. A Memory of Light
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99, 9780765325952
5. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535144
6. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $26, 9780345528674
7. The Fifth Assassin
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446553971
8. Suspect
Robert Crais, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399161483
9. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Jennifer Chiaverini, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525953616
10. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062065247
11. The Riptide Ultra-Glide
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062092786
12. The Forgotten
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573054
13. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman/Viking, $27.95, 9780670026609
14. Private Berlin
James Patterson, Mark Sullivan, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316211178
15. Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385536820

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884
2. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
3. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067664
4. Going Clear
Lawrence Wright, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307700667
5. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
6. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
7. A Higher Call
Adam Makos, Larry Alexander, Berkley, $26.95, 9780425252864
8. Killing Kennedy
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805096668
9. The World Until Yesterday
Jared M. Diamond, Viking, $36, 9780670024810
10. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736
11. My Share of the Task
General Stanley McChrystal, Portfolio, $29.95, 9781591844754
12. True Love
Rachel Buchholz, National Geographic, $9.95, 9781426210365
13. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
14. Shred
Ian K. Smith, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9781250035868
15. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
William Manchester, Paul Reid, Little Brown, $40, 9780316547703

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
2. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
3. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
4. Life of Pi
Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547848419
5. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239
6. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
7. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307950659
8. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
10. After the Rain
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451239686
11. The Expats
Chris Pavone, Broadway, $15, 9780770435721
12. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307947727
13. The Shoemaker's Wife
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $15.99, 9780061257100
14. The Cove
Ron Rash, Ecco Press, $14.99, 9780061804205
15. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain, Ecco, $14.99, 9780060885618

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
3. The Money Code
Joe John Duran, Greenleaf, $14.95, 9781608324354
4. Team of Rivals
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $21, 9781451688092
5. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
6. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
7. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
Matthew Inman, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449410247
8. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
9. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $20, 9780345408778
10. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $16.95, 9780679763888
11. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350
12. The Encore Career Handbook
Marci Alboher, Workman, $15.95, 9780761167624
13. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $13.95, 9780399533464
14. ObamaCare Survival Guide
Nick J. Tate, Humanix Books, $19.95, 9780893348625
15. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $13.99, 9781401310462

Mass Market

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. Die Trying
Lee Child, Jove, $9.99, 9780515142242
3. Killing Floor
Lee Child, Jove, $9.99, 9780515153651
4. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
5. V Is for Vengeance
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425250563
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
9. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
10. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, Bantam Classics, $5.95, 9780553210798

Children's Illustrated


1. The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316185592
2. Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine
Rob Scotton, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780061978623
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
4. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
7. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
10. Safari: A Photicular Book
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $24.95, 9780761163800

Children's Interest

1. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
4. LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia
Claire Sipi, DK Publishing, $18.99, 9780756698126
5. Hoot
Carl Hiaasen, Yearling, $6.5, 9780440421702
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
7. Freak the Mighty
Rodman Philbrick, Scholastic, $6.99, 9780439286060
8. Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316123082
9. The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson, Eleanor Taylor (Illus.), Frederick Warne and Company, $20, 9780723269106
10. Number the Stars
Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547577098

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
2. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545175364
3. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140603
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
6. Bad Kitty School Daze
Nick Bruel, Roaring Brook, $13.99, 9781596436701
7. Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316077033
8. Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer (Fancy Nancy Chapter Books)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $9.99, 9780062082954
9. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
10. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117

 

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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


Noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.

Of Time and the RiverHe never knew; it may have been a rock, a stone, a leaf, the moths of golden light as warm and moving in a place of magic green, it may have been the storm-wind howling in the barren trees, the ancient fading light of day in some forgotten summer, the huge unfolding mystery of undulant, on-coming night.

Oh, it might have been all this in the April and moist lilac darkness of some forgotten morning as he saw the clean line of the East cleave into morning at the mountain’s ridge. It may have been the first light, bird-song, an end to labor  and the sweet ache and pure fatigue of the lightened shoulder as he came home at morning hearing the single lonely hoof, the jinkling bottles, and the wheel upon the street again, and smelled the early morning breakfast smells, the smoking wheat-cakes, the pungent sausages, the steaks, biscuits, grits, and fried green apples, and the brains and eggs. It may have been the coil of pungent smoke upcurling from his father’s chimney, the clean sweet gardens and the peach-bloom, apples, crinkled lettuce wet with dew, bloom and cherry bloom down drifting in their magic snow within his father’s orchard, and his father’s giant figure awake now and astir, and moving in his house!

--Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River

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Book Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

Here it is! The Savannah Book Festival schedule for Saturday, February 16. Now the hard part—deciding which author to spend an hour with when there are thirty-four choices from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Telfair Square venues. All of Saturday’s Telfair Square events are free and open to the public. Savannah Book Festival Author Schedule

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Author Gossip

The Whisper of the RiverOne of Mercer University’s most accomplished graduates, the man known by many as “Sambo,” died earlier today at the age of 90. Dr. Ferrol A. Sams Jr. penned eight books, including a trilogy of works featuring Porter Osborne Jr., a character largely based on Dr. Sams’ own Georgia boyhood in Fayette County. All of his works are rooted in the oral traditions of Southern humor and folklore, and his novel, The Whisper of the River, to this day is used in the classrooms at Mercer. Ferrol Sams

STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

What are "STARS" authors? These are authors listing in the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service--a directory of authors who live in, or are traveling in the South and are interested in meeting with book clubs, civic groups, classrooms, and readers of all kinds. The STARS directory is brought to you by Southern Indie Booksellers, who want to connect readers with their favorite writers.

see the full list online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Bookstore Gossip

After a rough few years that included leaving West Asheville to move downtown, then moving one street over and downsizing, Spellbound has survived the The Great Recession and is ready to grow again. Spellbound Children’s Bookshop to expand
"We knew that we didn't want to live in a city that didn't have a bookstore," Patchett says in this "Super Soul Sunday" clip. "...When there isn't a bookstore in your city, there's an incredible void, because what you realize is that the bookstore isn't just the place you come to buy books. It's a community center." People who would put the right books in our hands

Print is dead, the sages say, but don’t tell that to Shane Gottwals, the franchisor of Walls of Books. He began franchising his used-books store concept last summer, after developing four corporate stores from his home base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Sales at first were dismal at the original 1,500-square-foot store operated by his wife, Abbey, in 2007. “The first year we had one day when we had sold one book for $3.97 the entire day. She was so depressed,”  he says. Gottwals still has scribbled notes from that time, when he was selling televisions and the couple’s goal for the store was to one day make $5,000 profit. But then the nail salon next door moved out . . . The book is dead...long live the book...

The Salt Shaker Bookstore and Cafe, a Wilmington institution for more than a decade, is preparing to close its doors. No final date has been announced, but in an email Friday (Feb. 1) to customers and supporters, The Salt Shaker announced a going-out-of-business sale, with 25 percent off on all Bibles and other books, 50 percent off on CDs and other music, and half off on gifts and church supplies. Salt Shaker to close

We have formed a band (this is not a joke) and will be making our debut at the Athens Business Rocks competition late on Saturday night at the Fabulous 40 Watt Club. Athens Business Rocks is a  contest that Nuci's Space, a musicians' resource center in town, puts on each year to raise some much-needed funds. Turns out it's a great way to bring us booksellers together and convince everyone on staff to sing in front of a couple hundred people. (Yikes!) Avid Books Rocking for a cause
Also, saying farewell to one of our own

Last week I had one of those book-shopping experiences that are becoming rarer by the day: I walked into a bookstore; I asked the bookseller for help finding a title; the bookseller led me to the book on the shelf, no computer search needed; and then the bookseller and I proceeded to have a conversation about the book. It was a book we had both read years ago, as adolescents, but that had stuck with us enough to demand we return to it. He had recently picked it up again himself. We talked about how it had impacted us and how it had made us think about the world. While he was ringing up my order, he told me about what I should expect, returning to the book after all these years. Was I in an independent bookstore? You bet I was. An indie bookstore by any other name

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park


The Next Time You See Me

The Next Time You See Me


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Read This! Okra Picks and the bestselling young reader books of 2012 at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC


The Next Time You See MeThe Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

"The lonely cast of outcasts in "The Next Time You See Me" has enough heartache for a whole jukebox full of country songs. Holly Goddard Jones spins a tight if heartbreaking tale, always keeping the reader leaning forward." --Stewart O'Nan, author of "Songs for the Missing"

In "The Next Time You See Me," the disappearance of one woman, the hard-drinking and unpredictable Ronnie Eastman, reveals the ambitions, prejudices, and anxieties of a small southern town and its residents. There's Ronnie's sister Susanna, a dutiful but dissatisfied schoolteacher, mother, and wife; Tony, a failed baseball star-turned-detective; Emily, a socially awkward thirteen-year-old with a dark secret; andWyatt, a factory worker tormented The Next Time You See Meby a past he can't change and by a love he doesn't think he deserves. Connected in ways they cannot begin to imagine, their stories converge in a violent climax that reveals not just the mystery of what happened to Ronnie but all of their secret selves

 

read the first chapter!

Full set of Okra Picks here


Park Road Books Young Reader Bestsellers for 2012

The Warriors: Omen of the Stars 6: The Last HopeThe Warriors: Omen of the Stars 6: The Last Hope by Erin Hunter. The thrilling conclusion to the Omen of the Stars story arc. We were delighted to host Ms. Hunter (not her real name) for a second time last year, and are forever indebted to her for introducing us the the phrase "flapped and stickied." This refers to books at a signing having the flap inserted to the page the author will sign on and with a Post-it note giving the proper spelling of the customer's name. The phrase sounds much better when said in a British accent.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third WheelDiary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid juggernaut rolls on. We had a great, if hectic, time when Mr. Kinney visited us last year. His books have answered the perennial question, "How do we get boys to read?"

SafariSafari by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann. I will admit to some bias on this one since it's published by Workman. But, holy cow, have you SEEN it? If you haven't, come in and ask, and we promise it will make you say, "Wow!" The pictures of animals come to life--the cheetah races across the savannah, the elephant flaps its ears, the gorilla chews its dinner right before your eyes.

Being FrankBeing Frank by Donna Earnhardt. This is a book about what it's like to be our indefatigable manager Frank Burleson. Okay, not really. Instead, it's a charming picture book about how honesty and tact must coexist.

Of Giants and IceOf Giants and Ice by Shelby Bach. Ms. Bach now lives in the Pacific Northwest, but as a child, she attended Charlotte Country Day School. This is the first in a superb middle-grade series about a girl who discovers her destiny is much bigger than the life she shares with her celebrity parents.

The Mark of AthenaHeroes of Olympus 3:The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. Mr. Riordan has made Greek mythology, which was already cool, even cooler in this latest installment in his Heroes of Olympus series.

Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. But, oddly enough, they don't like spicy tacos. Who knew? A charming picture book.

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This transcendent novel about teens dealing with terminal cancer could have been maudlin and overly sentimental, but in Green's skilled hands, it rises above. This novel has been a smash hit with readers, with raves from Sally, my mom, and my friend Cheryl Upchurch of Capitol Book and News in Montgomery, Alabama. Green hits this one out of the park.

The Serpent's ShadowThe Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan. The third book in Riordan's Kane Chronicles trilogy, which focuses on Egyptian mythology. Riordan's background as an adult thriller writer means he knows pacing and plot, and this will keep young readers riveted.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Rinker. A lovely, unconventional bedtime story. Goodnight, cement mixer....goodnight dump truck.

WonderWonder by R. J. Palacio. A lovely novel about acceptance and fitting in by an author who also happens to be an editor at Workman (and a good one too). Ten year old Auggie Pullman has been homeschooled because of his extreme facial deformities, but in fifth grade, he goes to a real school. He is a normal kid inside, despite 27 facial surgeries. A triumph.

The Knife of Never Letting GoThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I am thrilled that this superb novel (one of the best I've read in the last ten years) has finally made the bestseller list. It's a terrifying dystopian novel of a society made up of only men where everyone can read each other's thoughts. Then the narrator, Todd (who has a terrific narrative voice), inexplicably finds....a girl. I have been singing the praises of this one for several years now. Any fan of The Hunger Games should pick this one up. It's completely amazing.

SilverSilver by Talia Vance. Sherri says this romantic thriller with Celtic overtones is definitely for older teens. The heroine Brianna is a classic wallflower and feels invisible to boys until she is noticed by handsome Blake Williams. The problem? Blake's family is sworn to kill Brianna's family.

Big Nate Goes for BrokeBig Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce. The latest installment in Peirce's insanely popular Big Nate series. Fans of Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid will love this.

Between Shades of GrayBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. A powerful historical novel about Lithuanians deported by Stalin to Siberian work camps. This is not an easy story, but it needs to be told. Beautifully written.

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list)  Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore!
The Racketeer
The Aviator's Wife
The Fifth Assassin
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
The Riptide Ultra-Glide
The Forgotten
Me Before You
Private Berlin
My Share of the Task
True Love
Killing Lincoln
Shred
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
A Land More Kind Than Home
After the Rain
The Expats
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Cove
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
The Money Code
Catherine the Great
The Warmth of Other Suns
Citizens of London
The Encore Career Handbook
ObamaCare Survival Guide
Have a Little Faith
Die Trying
V Is for Vengeance
Animal Farm
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Hoot
Freak the Mighty
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Number the Stars

 


Author Readings

Epstein, Dwayne, author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/05/2013)   See more

Dove, Rita, author of American Smooth at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/05/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Margaret Wrinkle, author of Wash at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (02/05/2013)   See more

John Parascandola, author of King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/05/2013)   See more

Reeve Lindbergh, author of Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Against Wind and Tide at Sanibel Island Bookshop in Sanibel, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Judith Rock, author of Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Appelhans, Lenore, author of Level 2 at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/06/2013)   See more

Murakami, Haruki, author of South of the Border, West of the Sun at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Barton, Brian, author of Mindset: Awareness and Action at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Meyer, Marissa, author of Scarlet at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (02/06/2013)   See more

Pollock, Anne, author of Medicating Race at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (02/07/2013)   See more

Jacoby, Robert, author of The Map To Love: How to Navigate the ART of the HeART at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Bridges, Robin, author of The Unfailing Light at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Crowley, Chris, author of Younger Next Year at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Speck, Jeff, author of Walkable City at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Jonathan Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Crowley, Chris, author of Younger Next Year at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Rock, Judith, author of Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Dorsey, Tim, author of The Riptide Ultra-Glide at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Brian Hare, author of The Genius of Dogs at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

New Town Revue - Poetry/ Reading Series at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA  (02/08/2013)   See more

Spruce, Georganne, author of Awakening to the Dance at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Spruce, Georganne, author of Awakening to the Dance at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Quail Ridge Books in ,   (02/08/2013)   See more

Gyatso, Geshe Kelsang, author of Eight Steps to Happiness at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Hare, Brian, author of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Barnes, Peter and Cheryl, author of President Adams' Alligator at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/08/2013)   See more

Hare, Brian, author of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Smith, Karen, author of Pillar of Thorns at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Rogers, Bob, author of First Dark at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Children's Story Time at A Reader's Corner Bookstore in Louisville, KY  (02/09/2013)   See more

Weaver, Robin, author of Blue Ridge Fear at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Omer-Sherman, Ranen, author of Narratives of Dissent at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/09/2013)   See more

VOV Documentary Film screening at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (02/09/2013)   See more

Brighten Your Writing at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Ladinksky, Daniel, author of The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Dorsey, Tim, author of The Riptide Ultra-Glide at Hooked On Books in Islamorada, FL  (02/09/2013)   See more

Smoak, Shelby, author of Bleeder at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Deen, Bobby, author of From Mama's Table to Mine at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/09/2013)   See more

Heyen, William, author of Football Corporations at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/10/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/10/2013)   See more

Poets Heyen, Brady & Asmussen, author of Multiple Books at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/10/2013)   See more

Dorsey, Tim, author of The Riptide Ultra-Glide at Sanibel Island Bookshop in Sanibel, FL  (02/11/2013)   See more

Cash, Wiley, author of A Land More Kind Than Home at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

White, Neil, author of Sanctuary of Outcasts at Bayou Book Company in Niceville, FL  (02/11/2013)   See more

Parfitt, Tudor, author of Black Jews in Africa and the Americas at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/11/2013)   See more

Lerangis, Peter, author of The Seven Wonders Book One: The Colossus Rises at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

Peter Lerangis, author of at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

Revis, Beth, author of Shades of Earth at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

Smith, Hedrick, author of Who Stole the American Dream at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/12/2013)   See more

Beth Revis, author of at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Schwartzwol, Holly, author of What We Tell at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/12/2013)   See more

Robert Sherer, author of Blood Works at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (02/12/2013)   See more

Florland, Laura, author of The Chocolate Kiss at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Sherer, Robert, author of Blood Works: The Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (02/12/2013)   See more

Lerangis, Peter, author of The Seven Wonders Book One: The Colossus Rises at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Florland, Laura, author of The Chocolate Kiss at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Landis, Lindsay, author of Breakfast for Dinner at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (02/12/2013)   See more

Kerasote, Ted, author of Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/13/2013)   See more

Tim Dorsey, author of Pineapple Grenade at Cape Coral Books in Cape Coral, FL  (02/13/2013)   See more

Kawabata, Yasunari, author of Snow Country at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/13/2013)   See more

Katz, Jonathan, author of The Big Truck That Went By at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/13/2013)   See more

Yeager, Bunny, author of Bunny Yeager's Darkroom at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/13/2013)   See more

Katz, Jonathan, author of The Big Truck That Went By at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/13/2013)   See more

Cable, Pamela King, author of Televenge at Malaprops Bookstore/ Cafe in ,   (02/13/2013)   See more

Wright, Kristina, author of Duty and Desire at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/14/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/14/2013)   See more

Barry, Dave, author of Insane City at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (02/14/2013)   See more

Wally Lamb, author of I Know That Much Is True at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/15/2013)   See more

Sleuthfest Author Event at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/15/2013)   See more

Hare, Brian, author of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/15/2013)   See more

Cash, Wiley, author of A Land More Kind Than Home at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC  (02/16/2013)   See more

Doctorow, Cory, author of Homeland at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/16/2013)   See more

Sheehan, James, author of The Lawyer's Lawyer at Hooked On Books in Islamorada, FL  (02/16/2013)   See more

Claytor, Sara, author of Carrboro Poetica at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/17/2013)   See more

Gray, Shelley Shepard, author of Daybreak at The Lazy Goat in ,   (02/18/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Rash, Ron, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/20/2013)   See more

Doctorow, Cory, author of Homeland at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (02/20/2013)   See more

Margo Berwin, author of Scents of Darkness at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/20/2013)   See more

Beissert, Caleb, author of Beautiful at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (02/21/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Ron Rash, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (02/22/2013)   See more

Presley, Christal, author of Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/23/2013)   See more

Skip Tucker, author of Pale Blue Light at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/23/2013)   See more

Mark Statman, author of BLACK TULIPS: The Selected Poems of Jos? Mar?a Hinojosa at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (02/25/2013)   See more

Djankian, Ariel, author of The Office of Mercy at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/26/2013)   See more

Hunt, Jean, author of Pirate Tales and Musical Trails: Bogey, Mattie and Tucker Discover Hidden Treasure at The Lazy Goat in ,   (02/27/2013)   See more

Stacey Cordery, author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/05/2013)   See more

White, Randy Wayne, author of Night Moves at Sanibel Island Bookshop in Sanibel, FL  (03/06/2013)   See more

Ora Mendels, author of Family Wars: A Novel of Modern Israel at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/07/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Classic Bookshop of the Palm Beaches Inc. in Palm Beach, FL  (03/07/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (03/09/2013)   See more

Robert Macomber, author of Honorable Lies at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/10/2013)   See more

Jackson, Joshilyn, author of A Grown-up Kind of Pretty at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (03/11/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (03/13/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (03/14/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (03/14/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (03/15/2013)   See more

Loren Long, author of Otis and the Puppy at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/15/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (03/19/2013)   See more

Adriana Trigiani, author of at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/22/2013)   See more

An Evening with Garrison Keillor at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/25/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle, author of at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (04/08/2013)   See more

Ann B. Ross, author of at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (04/09/2013)   See more

William Kent Krueger, author of Ordinary Grace at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/11/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle, author of at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (04/15/2013)   See more


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