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{On fighting over who will get the check.}

In which indie bookstores get their day, Lauren Becall wouldn't have been Lauren Becall without Mr. William Faulkner, Ms. Kim Boykin has a special place in her heart for her hair stylist, and a group of old friends fight with Mr. Pat Conroy over who will pick up the tab for lunch.

August 17, 2014

Dear readers,

A couple months ago, the readers and writers and book people of the state of California did something rather fantastic. They declared May 3, 2014 to be "California Bookstore Day." It was a state-wide party at over 90 different bookstores that featured all sorts of crazy stuff: visits from Curious George and Fancy Nancy, authors sitting in shop windows typing on old typewriters, people wearing wigs (why, we aren't sure), specialty cocktails.

It was such a success that next year it is going national: Mark May 2, 2015 on your calendars, because that is Independent Bookstore Day.

Step one? They need a logo. The one created for California, featuring the state bear and the state flag's colors, and an outline of the state itself, was deemed not suitable for a national event. So what to do?

Independent Bookstore Day Logo Contest!Why, hold a contest!

The powers that be behind Independent Bookstore Day are in search of a logo to represent Independent Bookstore Day on May 2, 2015. They are asking creative, artistic book lovers to create and submit a logo that will be represent this nationwide event. The winning submission will appear on all promotions, products and merchandising in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day. They’re offering $1,000 to the chosen artist.

That's right. $1000. Think how many books you can buy with that (at an independent bookstore, naturally).

The deadline for submissions is October 15th, so sharpen your colored pencils and crank up your photoshop program.

Click here for more information.

Read independently, and shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

A Whistling Woman"A whistling woman and a crowing hen never come to any good end." -- old folk saying

"Whoever tells teh truth is chased out of nine villages." -- Turkish Proverb

All my life I've been able to watch myself do things. See myself . . . stand off and look oer at a chair or table and see myself there where I'd walked before . . . see the muslin sheets flap on the clothesline and see him stretched out on them beside me, or see the big oak tree by Contentnea Creek and see the other one push me against it and himself against me.

Right now I can see my whole life like that, some of the parts clearer than others, some real dim and shadowy.

The first thing I remember was when I was a baby. I had a bad dream: frogs were crawling in my bed, slithering right in it.

Louise Shivers, A Whistling Woman (Longstreet Press, 1993) 9781563520853

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Book & Author Gossip

The Appalachia of Charles Dodd White

A Shelter of OthersWhite was born in Georgia, lives outside of Asheville, North Carolina, and teaches at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. And he rebels a bit at well-meaning advice that would caution writers from tightly binding their work to a specific place – after all, his stories are steeped in Appalachian culture, community and landscape. At the same time, White admits that to be lauded as a “Southern writer” can sometimes feel like a back-handed compliment – like living a county over from the general literary landscape. 


The ninth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend,  Aug. 29-31, 2014 at various sites on and around the Decatur Square, will feature more than 350 presenting authors on 18 stages.  New this year is a Pat Conroy track, curated by the author, who will also make an appearance. He’ll bring to town several notable Southern authors, including John Warley, Cassandra King and Ron Rash, who gives the keynote address at the festival’s Writer’s Conference on Friday, Aug. 29.  Also new, a Cooking Stage, featuring nine culinary demonstrations by cookbook authors including “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” “The Messy Baker” Charmian Christie, Jennifer Booker and Susan Puckett.

Lauren Becall wouldn't have been Lauren Becall without William Faulkner

Lauren Bacall, born in the Bronx as Betty Joan Perske, wouldn't have been Bacall without her Mississippi connection.Two of her finest movies, her first, "To Have and Have Not," and my favorite, "The Big Sleep," were written by William Faulkner.

Interview: Kim Boykin

Palmetto MoonAs a stay-at-home mom, Kim Boykin started writing stealing snip-its of time in the car rider line or on the bleachers at swim practice. After her kids left home, she started submitting her work, sold her first novel at 53, and has been writing ever since. She is the author of The Wisdom of HairSteal MeCowboy and Sweet Home Carolina, andPalmetto Moon. While her heart is always in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte and has a heart for hairstylist, librarians, and book junkies like herself.

The lunch group with Pat Conroy

It's lunchtime on Thursday and Scott Graber meets me at the door of the Griffin Market on Carteret Street. Before Pat Conroy, Bernie Schein, John Warley and Jonathan Hannah arrive, Graber explains their weekly ritual. It started two years ago with trips to Husk and other restaurants in Charleston and Savannah. Then Conroy decreed Griffin Market in the heart of Beaufort to be the best restaurant on the planet. So that's where they come to a corner table, eat, talk and laugh. A running theme is Schein's imaginary scramble to grab the check from Conroy. "Pat has to pay for it," says Schein, who befriended Conroy in high school, after the Great Santini landed in Beaufort. "That's the only way we let Pat come, he's so obnoxious."

The GIRLS Club

Natchez BurningKarla Brown wants to bring people together with her love of Natchez, and her love of the novels of Natchez native Greg Iles. That's why the Natchez resident starts the GIRLS club, an online book club which stands for "Greg Iles Readers Love Suspense."

Tubby and Coo's

Owning a bookstore has been a life-long dream for Candice Huber, the creator of the Fleur de Lit literary blog and a self-proclaimed nerd. That dream will soon become a reality when she opens Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, a new genre bookstore, in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans, La., by the end of this month.

A Long Time Gone

A Long Time GoneTake a wounded woman with a good heart and addiction problems. A troubled child who needs love. A dog in need of a home. And a man who has known since childhood the name of the woman he wants to marry. Throw them into the same story, mix thoroughly, and you have a surefire recipe for cathartic tears.

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STARS Authors

STARSWhat 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.

Paulette Livers

Paulette LiversPaulette Livers Is the author of the novel CEMENTVILLE, winner of Elle magazine’s 2014 Lettres Prize (along with new novels by Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende), which was recently shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize for First Novel by the Center for Fiction. She grew up in Kentucky and has lived and worked in Louisville, Atlanta, and Boulder as a painter, illustrator, and book designer for publishers around the country. Her lifelong love of writing and literature led her to join a writing group where she began to see her own writing as something to be shared beyond the privacy of her studio. Paulette has since received awards, residencies, and fellowships from the Artcroft Foundation, Aspen Writers Foundation, the Bedell Foundation, Center for the American West, Denver Women’s Press Club, Key West Literary Seminars, and Ox-Bow Artist Residence. The recipient of the Meyerson Prize for Fiction, her work has also been been recognized by Britain’s Bridport Prize, Hunger Mountain, Writers at Work, and Red Hen Press. Her stories have appeared in the Southwest Review, The Dos Passos Review, Spring Gun Press, and elsewhere and can be heard at the audio-journal Bound Off. Her work is represented by Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management. A member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she lives in Chicago..

Request Paulette for a book club or event

Paulette's Profile Page on STARS


In late spring of 1969, a picturesque southern town is turned inside out by the deaths of seven young National Guardsmen in a single Vietcong attack. The return of the bodies sets off something inside the town itself—a sense of violence, a political reality, a gnawing unease with the future—pushing the families of Cementville into alienation and grief. The town appears blind to the PTSD of Harlan O’Brien, POW and war hero, even as his horrific experiences bend his mind in terrifying ways. Giang Smith, the ‘war bride,’ has fled the violence of Vietnam with her American husband only to encounter echoes of it in her new home. Evelyn Slidell, the wealthy icon and a descendant of Cementville’s founders, is no stranger to what close-mouthed grief can do to a family. And members of the notorious Ferguson clan, led by the violent Levon and his draft-dodging brother Byard, share a secret despair of their own. Through one strange summer Maureen, the adolescent sister of a recently returned GI, attempts to document the changes happening to her town. CEMENTVILLE speaks as a grieving community—already several centuries old—being born again in times of intense change. With the Civil Rights Act only a few years old, a restless citizenry divided over the war, and the Women’s Movement beginning to send tremors through established assumptions about family life, CEMENTVILLE provides a microcosm of a society shedding the old order, a story resonant with echoes of the issues of war and social change still being confronted today.

See the full list of authors in the STARS Program online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

A Beauty So Rare

A BeautyA Beauty So Rare

Pink is "not" what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight.
Plain, practical Eleanor Braddock knows she will never marry, but with a dying soldier's last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor arrives at Belmont Mansion, home of her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America--and possibly the most demanding, as well. Adelicia insists on finding her niece a husband, but a simple act of kindness leads Eleanor down a far different path--building a home for destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. While Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will "never" approve of this endeavor. 
Archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to Nashville from Austria in search of a life "he" determines, instead of one determined for him. Hiding his royal heritage, Marcus longs to combine his passion for nature with his expertise in architecture, but his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widows' and children's home run contrary to Eleanor's wishes. As work on the home draws them closer together, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expects. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor, and even if he were, someone who knows his secrets is about to reveal them all.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman

Cancel the WeddingA heartfelt tale of one woman's journey to discover the secrets of her mother's hidden past and confront her own uncertain future, this compelling, emotionally resonant novel about the frustrations of blood ties will appeal to fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner.

On the surface, Olivia has it all: a high-powered career, a loving family, and a handsome fiance. She even seems to be coming to terms with her mother Jane's premature death from cancer. But when Jane's final wish is revealed, Olivia and her elder sister, Georgia, are mystified. Their mother rarely spoke of her rural Southern hometown, and never went back to visit--so why does she want them to return to Huntley, Georgia, to scatter her ashes?

Jane's request offers Olivia a temporary escape from the reality she's long been denying: she hates her "dream" job, and she's not really sure she wants to marry her groom-to-be. With her fourteen-year-old niece, Logan, riding shotgun, she heads south on a summer road trip looking for answers about her mother.

As Olivia gets to know the town's inhabitants, she begins to peel back the secrets of her mother's early life--truths that force her to question her own future. But when Olivia is confronted with a tragedy and finds an opportunity to right a terrible wrong, will it give her the courage to accept her mother's past--and say yes to her own desire to start over?

More Okra Picks!

Staff Picks from Books and Books, Coral Gables, Florida

From Darby Collins-Smith at Books and Books (via Beach Reads)

The Silver StarSilver Star by Jeanette Walls: This is her first novel. Set in 1970, two sisters who are 12 and 15 are abandoned in California by their mother. The girls bravely board a bus to Virginia, where they live with their uncle. The beautiful and sensitive writing is reminiscent of Harper Lee.




Devil in the GroveThe Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King: This won King the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. It is the horrific account of four young black men (referred to as "The Groveland Boys"), who are falsely accused of raping a white woman. Thurgood Marshall steps in as a young Lawyer for the NAACP and tries to right the situation. This reads like a legal thriller, but is brilliantly researched. Few Floridians are aware of the power and cruelty inflicted on blacks in our state in the 40s and how powerful the KKK was. My father is even in it (One of the good guys).


Fin & LadyFin and Lady by Cathleen Schine: This novel is a romp, a modern day "Auntie Mame". An eleven year old boy living in the country is suddenly orphaned. He is then whisked off to Greenwich Village to live with his twenty-one-year-old wild and swinging half sister. This is great and fun to read.


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The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: Set in a small and charming New England island, Fikry owns and lives alone in a book store where he is grumpy and grieving severely over the death of his wife. One day he neglects to lock up and comes home to find a well-dressed toddler whimpering in the store. There is a note left to Fickry imploring him to raise her. His world will be forever changed.

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The Astronaut Wives ClubThe Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel: The author has intimately interviewed the Mercury Seven wives and discloses lots of juicy secrets and the emotional trials they endured together in Houston. On the surface, they were supposed to present themselves and their marriages to their "hero" husbands as perfect. In reality this was far from true. Let's just say that today most are divorced.


More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 10, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Book of Life
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025596
4. Lucky Us
Amy Bloom, Random House, $26, 9781400067244
5. The Heist
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320056
6. The Magician's Land
Lev Grossman, Viking, $27.95, 9780670015672
7. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $26.95, 9780399167065
okra8. The Girls of August
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $27, 9780446527958
9. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594631573
10. The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28, 9780316206877
11. Wayfaring Stranger
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781476710792
okra12. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
13. The Hurricane Sisters
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132529
14. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
okra15. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078


1. The Mockingbird Next Door
Marja Mills, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205194
2. Factory Man
Beth Macy, Little Brown, $28, 9780316231435
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
4. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535373
5. A Spy Among Friends
Ben Macintyre, Crown, $27, 9780804136631
6. One Nation
Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
7. How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination
Sally Hogshead, HarperBusiness, $29.99, 9780062230690
8. America
Dinesh D'Souza, Regnery, $29.99, 9781621572039
9. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339
10. My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football
Paul Finebaum, Gene Wojciechowski, Harper, $26.99, 9780062297419
11. When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
Ronald C. Rosbottom, Little Brown, $28, 9780316217446
12. The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
John W. Dean, Viking, $35, 9780670025367
13. Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443
14. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061
15. Elephant Company
Vicki Croke, Random House, $28, 9781400069330


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
5. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
6. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
7. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
8. The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307278265
9. The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062107329
10. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9781451661545
11. Dark Places
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341570
12. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632389
13. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
14. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15, 9781451673319
15. The Good Lord Bird
James McBride, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632785


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812974492
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
5. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
6. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
7. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
9. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
10. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
11. Bad Feminist: Essays
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
12. What We See When We Read
Peter Mendelsund, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804171632
13. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
14. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
15. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
9. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
10. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pete the Cat and the New Guy
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275608
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
Peter Brown, Little Brown, $18, 9780316070294


1. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
6. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
8. Where She Went
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780142420898
9. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
10. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062345219
4. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories, #3)
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18, 9780316406819
7. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
8. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
9. Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)
Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545621250
10. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

The Book of Life
Wayfaring Stranger
The Hurricane Sisters
Natchez Burning
Factory Man
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
Elephant Company
The Great Gatsby
Dark Places
Fahrenheit 451
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Into the Wild
What We See When We Read
The Glass Castle
Gift From the Sea
To Kill a Mockingbird
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the RyeA Storm of SwordsPete the Cat and the New GuyBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 


Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/20/2014, 12:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Shlomo Attia - Steps to Salvation  (author appearance)
Shlomo Attia
08/20/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

RANDY WAYNE WHITE discusses and signs HAUNTED  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Fall Book Club Bash- am version  (author appearance)
08/20/2014, 10:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town   (author appearance)
Beth Macy
08/20/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mary Ann Claud: DANCIN' MAN  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Claud
08/20/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Time to Read!  (other event)
08/21/2014, 10:00 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

okraKim Boykin signs Palmetto Moon  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
08/21/2014, 03:00 pm

Mandee Heller Adler  (author appearance)
Mandee Heller Adler
08/21/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

JAMES ROLLINS booktalk and signing with THE 6TH EXTINCTION  (author appearance)
James Rollins
08/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Joshilyn Jackson  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson
08/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Roswell, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Darlene Burns  (other event)
08/21/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jon Scieszka signs FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/21/2014, 04:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring J. Robin Whitley  (author appearance)
J. Robin Whitley
08/21/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jenny Milchman discusses her mystery Ruin Falls  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ann B. Ross signs ETTA MAE'S WORST BAD LUCK DAY  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/21/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Children's Storytime  (other event)
08/21/2014, 10:30 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

okraCarolyn Dingman Book Your Lunch  (author appearance)
Carolyn Dingman
08/21/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - The Dinner  (book club)
08/21/2014, 10:00 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Afternoon Storytime  (other event)
08/21/2014, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Michael Largo - Big, Bad Book of Botany  (author appearance)
Michael Largo
08/22/2014, 06:47 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Randy Wayne White- Haunted  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/22/2014, 08:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Author event/poetry reading: Grace Ocasio - Speed of our Lives  (author appearance)
Grace Ocasio
08/22/2014, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jenny Milchman  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/22/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Fred Chappell- Familiars  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
08/22/2014, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mark Powell Author of The Sheltering  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/22/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Garden Event on Native Plants  (author appearance)
Janet Lilley
08/23/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
08/23/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

BOOKTOPIA Celebration of Authors - Open to the Public  (author appearance)
Krista Bremer
08/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere  (author appearance)
Richard Sexton
08/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Authors Academy Workshop -How to Get Published: Be Your Own Agent  (writers group)
08/23/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/23/2014, 04:30 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Classics Group  (book club)
08/23/2014, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Illumination: An Evening of Ecstatic Poems - Chris Jansen's New Collection of Rumi Translations  (other event)
08/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

All Ages Zine Making Workshop by The Atlanta Zine Library and Atlanta Zine Fest  (writers group)
08/23/2014, 02:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Garden Event on Native Plants  (author appearance)
Linda McFarland
08/23/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books & News
Waynesville, NC

Mark Powell Presents His New Novel  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/23/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

James Salzman – Drinking Water: A History  (author appearance)
James Salzman
08/23/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Saturday Storytime  (other event)
08/23/2014, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author Event with Fred Chappell  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
08/24/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Paul Ryan  (author appearance)
Paul Ryan
08/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Randy Wayne White Booksigning   (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

New & Notable Book Club: CUBED: A SECRET HISTORY OF THE WORKPLACE by Nikil Saval  (book club)
08/24/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
08/24/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Scoot Davis- Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood  (author appearance)
Scott Davis
08/24/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Andy Andrews  (author appearance)
Andy Andrews
08/25/2014, 11:30 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Randy Wayne White - Haunted  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/25/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Kathleen Flinn
08/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
08/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Ann B. Ross-Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day signing  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/25/2014, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Emperor Pickletine Back to School Party!  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
08/25/2014, 03:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Jon Scieszka signs FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ace Atkins Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
08/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Martha Woodroof, author of Small Blessings  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
08/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

MARTHA WOODROOF Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books and Books - Bashevis Singer, un escritor perseguido por los demonios  (other event)
08/26/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club of the Fantastic  (book club)
08/26/2014, 08:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Kidliterate: A book club by Laurel Snyder and Rebekah Goode-Peoples  (book club)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Michael Pitre - FIVES and TWENTY-FIVES  (author appearance)
Michael Pitre
08/26/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

A celebration of Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark  (other event)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PRB Foodie Book Club  (book club)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Ace Atkins signs THE FORSAKEN  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
08/26/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kim Boykin and Erika Marks  (author appearance)
Erika Marks
08/26/2014, 05:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Tony Earley, author of Mr. Tall  (author appearance)
Tony Earley
08/26/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

08/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

FOR KIDS! Jon Scieszka - Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/27/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mad Cat Banned/ New Reading Series  (other event)
08/27/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ann B. Ross signs ETTA MAE'S WORST BAD LUCK DAY  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/27/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Louise Penny -The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel  (author appearance)
Louise Penny
08/27/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Ace Atkins - The Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
08/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Martha Woodroof brings us Small Blessings  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
08/27/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

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