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{Take your child to a bookstore. Now.}

In which Mr. Peter Guralnick explains how Sam Phillips is like Walt Whitman, Ms. Laurel Snyder tells us not to kid ourselves about our kids, and Mr. Jake Adam York says grace by writing a poem about barbecue.

November 29, 2015

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author | STARS Author Feature | Okra Picks | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

It's still early in the holiday season, and thus her ladyship, the editor, is certain that her readers still have plenty of shopping to do.  She is equally certain that much of that shopping will be done at their favorite local bookstores. After all, great readers have a duty to create other great readers by waving books in front of them at every opportunity chanting the magic phrase "you've got to read this!"

If you didn't manage to finish your holiday book shopping last weekend during Small Business Saturday, then make time to do so this coming Saturday, December 5th, during Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

The mystery writer Jenny Milcham came up with the idea for Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day back when her children were young and she was taking them to every story time she could find at her neighborhood bookshops.

"Did all children know the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore? I wondered. Of being drawn into a magic world for a while, then being left to choose treasures on the shelf? I wanted to begin a holiday that would expose as many kids as possible to this joy."

What started as a small grassroots project has become an international movement. Here's a link to a map of participating bookstores in the United States.  Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is all about introducing children to the pleasures of time spent in a bookstore, helping them to become supporters of their local economies at an early age and cultivating a lifetime love of reading. But not all children are able to experience these joys--with one in five kids in the U.S. "food insecure," owning a book can be an unheard of luxury. Jenny's dream is to make TYCBD a day in which every child can take part.

For the rest of the month, her ladyship will be passing along gift and book suggestions from Southern booksellers in the Holiday Gift Guide. Something for everyone on your list (not to mention a few things that would be great presents for yourself)!

 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.

Sam PhillipsSam Phillips

I met Sam Phillips in a flood (see chapter 9), and as I wrote at the time, from that first meeting his words had all the weight of vatic truth. He seemed like an Old Testament prophet to me, in both looks and manner. Or, as singer-songwriter John Prine said, in describing his own first meeting with Sam: his eyes would grow wide, "like fire and brimstone. It looked like his eyebrows and his eyes themselves were on fire--they were just wild--you'd swear that his hair would kind of get curly, and his hands moved like a preacher's."

I mean, it was something!

. . .

"Nothing passed my ears. A mockingbird or a whippoorwill -- out in the country on a calm afternoon. The silence of the cottonfields, that beautiful rhythmic silence, with a hoe hitting a rock every now and then and just as it spaded through the dirt, you could hear it. That was just unbelievable music: to hear that bird maybe three hundred yards away, the wind not even blowing in your direction, or no wind at all. But it carried, it got to my ears. I would head somebody speak to a mule harshly, I head that. I mean, I head everything. It wasn't any time until I began to observe people [too], more by sound -- I certainly didn't know what to do with everything I heard, but I knew I had something that could be an asset if I could just figure out what to do with it."

--Peter Guralnick, Sam Phillips, the Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll, (Little Brown, 2015) 9780316042741

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Christmas Books


Gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself! As suggested by Southern Indie Booksellers

The Nutcracker's Night Before ChristmasAlong with all of the food and family fellowship, Thanksgiving also ushers us into the mad frenzy of Christmas shopping. As things get kicked off this weekend, here are a few lovely holiday books to add to your mantle this year and a few others that will put you into the perfect holiday spirit!

The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

Author Keith Brockett and illustrator Joseph Cowman have delivered a delightful spin to this classic story where the preparations for a stage production of the Night Before Christmas appear to be doomed by sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees. Just when all hope is lost, we’re reminded that Christmastime brings miracles and surprises, and in this case help! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story is made for holiday reading with your children, grandchildren or to just sit on a coffee table for guests to enjoy!  9781585368891

An Invisible Thread Christmas StoryAn Invisible Thread Christmas Story

In this remarkable true story by New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff, we celebrate the act of giving to the less fortunate this holiday season! This gorgeous picture book is a based off of the bestselling adult book which tells the story of Schroff and her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice, who she met on the street, asking for change. This sweet picture book would be a great addition to any home during the holidays and is a wonderful story to read together with the family, reminding us what this Holiday season is all about.  9781481419307

Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light: Together for ChristmasThomas Kinkade's Cape Light: Together for Christmas: A Cape Light Novel

If you’re looking for something other than a picture book to put you into the holiday spirit, what better than the sixteenth Christmas novel set in Thomas Kinkade’s beloved town of Cape Light!? Katherine Spencer continues this sweet series in the same style that she and Kinkade started in 2004. This addition follows best friends Molly Harding and Betty Bowman who own a bakery together that is unstable financially and dealing with the mad the holiday rush. This is a book that you won’t be able to put down as it whisks you into the perfect holiday world of hope, triumph and new beginnings.  9780425282212

Winter StrollWinter Stroll

If you’re looking for something with a little more drama to get you into the holiday spirit, check out the Winter series by Elin Hilderbrand. Featured in this year’s holiday catalog is the 2nd book in the series, Winter Stroll. The story follows Kelley Quinn, the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and takes place during all of the chaos of Christmastime, bringing more delicious family drama than anyone could hope for in an easy-read series.  9780316261135

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Book & Author Gossip

Dicey's SongLaurel Snyder On The Book That Captures Childhood’s Complexity

"I think that when we think about kids, we want to believe their lives are simpler than ours, but it’s completely untrue." How much real-world danger should we allow into the books our children read? That’s a question at the heart of this "Page-Turners" conversation with Laurel Snyder.  9781442428799

 

What Sam Phillips Heard

Sam PhillipsLike Walt Whitman, who sought to encompass the full range of the American experience in his poetry; like William Faulkner, who could see past prejudice to individual distinctions; like Mark Twain, who celebrated the freedom of the river and a refusal to be civilized—Sam was driven by a creative vision that left him with no alternative but to persist in his determination to give voice to those who had no voice.  9780316042741

 

The Books Obama bought:

A Snicker of MagicSouthern favorite, former Okra Pick and SIBA Book Award finalist "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd made its way into the President's shopping basket.  9780545552738

The Indie Bob Spot: Page After Page Bookstore

The hard part about entering this bookstore is turning your back on the view that it faces.  Elizabeth City is very close to the outer banks and there is a spectacular waterway view from the storefront.  Of course, on the other hand, when you turn your back to the outside view you get another spectacular view of a fantastic independent bookstore.  It's a win-win and you can't go wrong.

Grace: a poem about barbecue

AbideAt the conclusion of the meal, I read a poem by Jake Adam York, an associate professor of English and creative writing at the University of Colorado Denver, who has written three books of poetry. The poem I read is titled “Grace.” It’s about barbecue. You read correctly: a poem about barbecue.  Thankfully (pun intended), my friends responded the same way that I did when I first heard York read the poem at last month’s Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Miss. They were deeply moved by the sentiment of families and communities linked through time by the things we do for one another, including, of course, the foods we share with one another.  9780809333271

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Meet Morgan James

Morgan JamesMorgan James was born in Middle Georgia, lived in several Southern cities growing up and then called Atlanta home for many years. She currently lives in Western North Carolina where she has abandoned the pay-check-world to write stories exploring the mysteries of the human heart. She is the author of the Promise McNeal mysteries and the contemporary novel, Sing Me An Old Song.

 

 

Quiet Hearts

Quiet HeartsIn the third Promise McNeal mystery, Promise, Daniel and Susan travel to St. Simons and Jekyll Island, Georgia, in search of the perfect wedding location and a little sun and relaxation. But as the poet said about the best made plans of mice and men, they often go . . . well, you know the rest of it. All is not well in paradise and Promise wades into a killer's plan to keep long silenced secrets from rising out of the island fog.. Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks:

Too Blessed to be Stressed CookbookFeeling overwhelmed by life's daily demands? Could you use some encouragement and inspiration in the kitchen? The"Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook "to the rescue Each of the 100-plus recipes can be prepared in 20 minutes or less, plus you'll encounter some fabulous tips and suggestions as well as funny foodie quotes, scripture selections, humorous stories of cooking misadventures, and more, along the way. Recipes are arranged into 4 categories--Heart-Healthy, Soul-Fed, Time-Wise, and Company-Happy--and are accompanied by appealing full-color photographs. You'll cheer as you soak up the joy Debora M. Coty brings into your life and home

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

From Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia

The Girl with All the GiftsThe Regret Histories: Poems
Joshua Poteat paperback $15.99 (Harper)  9780062412232

Josh Poteat is local and we are extremely proud of him for this achievement! The National Poetry Series s long tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets delivers another outstanding collection of poetry by Joshua Poteat. Through an investigation of the haunted spaces where history collides with the modern southern American landscape, The Regret Histories explores themes of ruin and nostalgia, our relationship to a collective past, and the extraordinary indifference of time to memory. For thirty years, the National Poetry Series has discovered many new and emerging voices and has been instrumental in launching the careers of poets and writers such as Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Denis Johnson, Marie Howe, and Sherod Santos. So, read some local poetry, yo.

The Natural World of Winnie-The-PoohThe Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh: A Walk Through The Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood
Kathryn Aalto hardback $24.95 (Timber Press)  9781604695991

This is one you really must see in person.  See Roo's Sandy Pit, Wren's Warren, and Poohsticks Bridge in photographs and drawings. Did you every play Poohsticks when you were little?  I did.  I decided to play it with our brand new fishing poles that we had just gotten for camping trips. Very expensive fishing poles. That was not a popular decision with my parents. (But they did make most excellent Poohsticks).

 

100 Illustrated Bible Verses100 Illustrated Bible Verses: Inspiring Words, Beautiful Art
paperback $12.95 (Workman Publishing)  9780761185666

Need a quick gift to take to Sunday supper? This is a lovely little volume.  The strong God of Exodus. The ancient poetry of the Psalms, and the eternal teachings of Proverbs. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and the mystical beauty of John. The new heaven and earth of Revelation. Bible verses an enduring source of guidance, peace, and rejuvenation are here given a very special treatment in colorful letterpress illustrations that bring each phrase to life in a fresh and meaningful way. The verses are drawn from seven translations.

The Jemima CodeThe Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
Toni Tipton-Martin hardback $45.00 (University of Texas Press)  9780292745483

I met the author at Fire, Flour, and Fork this year and was fascinated by the journey she took to create this landmark book of culinary history. "The Jemima Code" presents more than 150 black cookbooks that range from a rare 1827 house servant's manual, the first book published by an African American in the trade, to modern classics by authors such as Edna Lewis and Vertamae Grosvenor. The books are arranged chronologically and illustrated with photos of their covers; many also display selected interior pages, including recipes. Tipton-Martin provides notes on the authors and their contributions and the significance of each book, while her chapter introductions summarize the cultural history reflected in the books that follow. These cookbooks offer firsthand evidence that African Americans cooked creative masterpieces from meager provisions, educated young chefs, operated food businesses, and nourished the African American community through the long struggle for human rights. "The Jemima Code" transforms America s most maligned kitchen servant into an inspirational and powerful model of culinary wisdom and cultural authority.  I adore this book.

The Test BookThe Test Book
Mikael Krogerus & Roman Tschappeler hardback $17.95 (W.W. Norton)  9780393247046

Just the right size to slip in a stocking, this is a great gift for the trivia lover. It is a history of 64 of the world's most useful tests and has a lot of tests in it too. So, why not use a few tests to figure out your family members around the holiday table? This could fill up hours and cause endless arguments! Aim high, my friends!

PacificPacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
Simon Winchester hardback $28.99 (Harper) 9780062315410

The follow-up to his bestseller Atlantic, Winchester has taken on a much larger topic in this tome: the history of the Pacific Ocean since 1950. It is a testimony to the author's talent that he was able to keep me vigorously engaged even as I was reading about difficult and unpleasant subjects. Divided into ten chapters, each covering a different topic, I felt I got just enough information about a particular topic (say, thermonuclear testing on Pacific islands and its lasting effects or the history of surfing culture) to leave me interested in learning more, but not so much that I felt bored or depressed. There are some weighty subjects in this book such as the devastation of superstorms, but there are an equal number of inspiring moments such as one man's successful attempt to save the albatross from extinction. Highly recommended!

Me, My Hair, and IBeth Reviews: Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-Seven Women Untangle an Obsession
By Elizabeth Benedict $16.95 paperback (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)  9781616204112

Me, My Hair, and I is a collection of inspiring, emotional essays from women of all ages and walks of life who credit their hair for teaching them valuable lessons about their true selves. Learning to be comfortable with who you are, learning that you can change things that you don't like, and learning to fully embrace the things you love are some of the themes that resonated the most deeply for me, but the book is peppered with lots essays that don't convey heavy lessons--they're just pure fun! Me, My Hair, and I makes a great read for stylists, chemo patients, mothers, daughters, sisters, and anyone with (or without) a coiffure to love.

The Rest of Us Just Live HereCarl Reviews: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness hardback $17.99 (Harper Teen)  9780062403162

This book is the answer to the recent trend of "chosen" hipster kids fighting vampires, werewolves, aliens, governments, evil minions, robots or whatever crazy things are happening. Instead, it focuses on everybody else, normal people who have very real stories of their own! This powerful and witty narrative is a reminder that being "ordinary" and just trying to get by in life is challenging and extraordinary in itself.

Made to KillCarl Reviews: Made to Kill: A Novel
Adam Christopher hardback $24.99 (Tor Books)autographed copies available  9780765379184

A noir, pulpy, detective novel about Raymond Electromatic who uses his PI credentials to hide the fact that he is really a hit man. Ada, his Artificial Intelligent boss, realized they'd make more money that way. He also happens to be the last robot on Earth. Each night his memory is wiped to make room for new data and Ada has to fill him in daily on his casework. This book is super rad.

King George: What Was His Problem?Carl Reviews: King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your School Books Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
Steve Shienkin, illus. Tim Robinson paperback $9.99 (Square Fish)  9781596435186

Want to sound like an expert about the American Revolution but don't get down with thick text like I do? (I know, I'm weird). Steve Sheinkin tells the story of our Revolution in a way that is hilariously educational, filled with anecdotes, quotes and pointed descriptions of the main players involved, as well as some of the "other guys" that most people never hear about. This book is geared for the middle school ages, but I'm an adult most of the time and I love it.

The Seventh Most Important Thingnatalie reviews: The Seventh Most Important Thing
Shelley Pearsall hardback $16.99 (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)  9781594206764

"On a bitter November day in Washington D.C. when everything felt metallic... thirteen-year-old Arthur Owens picked up a brick from the corner of a crumbling building and threw it at an old man's head." So begins this unexpected and disarming story of a young man sentenced by a judge to fulfill 120 hours of community service for the very same trash collector he intentionally harmed. As an unlikely respect forms between these two societal outsiders, Arthur soon learns there's more to the old man than meets the eye... and gradually begins to appreciate the power of artistic expression to transform loss and loneliness.

The InnovatorsThe Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Walter Isaacson $17.99 paperback (Simon & Schuster)  9781476708706

Named a New York Times, Washington Post, and Financial Times Top 10 book when it was released in hardback last year, it is now available in paperback.  Who knew reading about this subject could be so fascinating?!? Did you know that Lord Byron's daughter Ada was involved in the development of the first "thinking machines"? Did you know that email was invented in 1971 by a guy named Ray? And that he is still alive? And that if I ever find him he may not be for long?  But let me put aside my homicidal urges for the holidays at least. This is an awesome read and a great gift.  Bookseller Diane loved it too, though she promised me she'd hate it when I recommended it to her. People really should listen to me more.

Tales of Accidental GeniusTales of Accidental Genius: Stories
Simon VanBooy paperback $14.99 (Harper Perennial)  9780062408976

I love everything about this book. So many literary authors are so busy with all this "Look at me! Aren't I clever and deep? Hey! Watch this!  I'm really smart and I know words you have to look up!" that they lose the ability to tell a story and to move me. It's hard to be moved when someone is trying to impress so much. VanBooy never does this. Elegantly-crafted, effortless prose cradles the hearts of these stories and one novella. I was moved by the beauty of the words, the souls of the characters.  I found my breath being taken away.  I found myself sighing with connection. Masterful.  Accessible.  Classic.  And one of the stories is dedicated to the memory of a goldfish that is no longer with us. I think you have to love that.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 22. 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.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
2. The Guilty
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455586424
3. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
4. Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving, S&S, $28, 9781451664164
5. The Crossing
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225885
6. Slade House
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9780812998689
7. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
8. A Banquet of Consequences
Elizabeth George, Viking, $28.95, 9780525954330
9. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom, Harper, $25.99, 9780062294418
10. The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501116971
11. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
12. Fortune Smiles
Adam Johnson, Random House, $27, 9780812997477
13. Come Rain or Come Shine
Jan Karon, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399167454
14. The Lake House
Kate Morton, Atria, $28, 9781451649321
15. Tricky Twenty-Two
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345542960

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Destiny and Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067657
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
4. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
5. Lights Out
Ted Koppel, Crown, $26, 9780553419962
6. Killing Reagan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627792417
okra7. The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories
Garden & Gun (Ed.), Harper Wave, $37.5, 9780062242419

8. My Life on the Road
Gloria Steinem, Random House, $28, 9780679456209 9
. The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
Winston Groom, National Geographic, $30, 9781426215490
10. Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594634710
11. The Witches
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $32, 9780316200608
12. Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $19.99, 9780062415837
13. Furiously Happy
Jenny Lawson, Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250077004
14. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
15. Polar
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $25.95, 9780761185697

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
3. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, Picador USA, $16, 9781250074843
4. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
5. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
6. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942
7. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062330321
8The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
9. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425274866
10. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
11. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
okra12. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Berkley, $16, 9780425276211

13. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
14. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616204778
15. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385523240

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Lost Ocean
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
3. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
4. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615193028
5. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
6. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
7. Healing After Loss
Martha Whitmore Hickman, Harper Perennial, $12.99, 9780380773381
8. Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes
John Besh, Andrews McMeel, $25, 9781449469177
9. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
10. I Heart Coloring
Felicity French, Price Stern Sloan, $9.99, 9780399541285
11. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2016
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986696
okra12. Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
Richard Grant, S&S, $16, 9781476709642

13. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
14. The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
Boris Johnson, Riverhead, $18, 9781594633980
15. So, Anyway...
John Cleese, Three Rivers Press, $16, 9780385348263

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
4. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
5. A is for Alibi
Sue Grafton, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312938994
6. Suspect
Robert Crais, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425278277
7. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
8. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
9. One Second After
William R. Forstchen, Tor, $9.99, 9780765356864
10. W Is for Wasted
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425271575

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Little Tree
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399163975
3. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
4. The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition
Chris Van Allsburg, Harcourt, $19.99, 9780544580145
5. The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illus.), FSG, $16.99, 9780374355494
6. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
7. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
9. Dream Snow
Eric Carle, Philomel, $9.99, 9780399173141
10. What Pet Should I Get?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780553524260

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
2. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Scholastic, $15.99, 9781338029994
3. Carry On
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $19.99, 9781250049551
okra 4. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

5. The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $17.99, 9780451475923
6. Paper Towns
John Green, Penguin, $10.99, 9780147517654
7. Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142422861
8. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
9. The Marvels
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $32.99, 9780545448680
10. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
3. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles)
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $22.99, 9780312642983
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763665111
7. Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House, #50)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780307980489
8. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Dork Diaries, #10)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781481457040
9. I Really Like Slop! (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781484722626
10. Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House, #27)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375806155

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Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Stewart O’Nan  (author appearance)
Stewart O’Nan | 01/09/2016, 02:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Meet Author Lynn Cullen: TWAIN'S END  (author appearance)
Lynn Cullen | 01/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Val McDermid Booksigning  (author appearance)
Val McDermid | 01/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

The Writing Show: The Art of the Short Story  (writers group)
01/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Book Lovers club at Flyeaf disscuses Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng  (book club)
06/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Andrew Malan Milward with I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY  (author appearance)
Andrew Malan Milward | 08/27/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Katherine Clark & Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 12/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

David Baldacci Booksigning  (author appearance)
David Baldacci | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Abbi Glines signs The Best Goodbye  (author appearance)
Abbi Glines | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

David D. Plater: The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s  (author appearance)
David D. Plater | 12/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Tom Varisco joins us to share his new book NEW ORLEANS LOOKING UP/NEW ORLEANS LOOKING DOWN  (author appearance)
Tom Varisco | 12/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Maude Schuyler Clay with MISSISSIPPI HISTORY  (author appearance)
Maude Schuyler Clay | 12/03/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Signing: Sara Foster - Foster's Market Favorites  (author appearance)
Sara Foster | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Johnny Moore -100 Things Duke Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die  (author appearance)
Johnny Moore | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Elise Blackwell and Julia Elliott  (author appearance)
Julia Elliott | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Joel Anderson and Nathan Anderson illustrator and author of 59 Illustrated National Parks  (author appearance)
Joel and Nathan Anderson | 12/03/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author James Dashner: THE GAME OF LIVES, Book 3 of The Mortality Doctrine  (author appearance)
James Dashner | 12/04/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Katherine Clark: The Headmaster's Darlings: A Mountain Brook Novel, in a conversation with bestselling author Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 12/04/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

ELLEN MALPHRUS presents UNTYING THE MOON  (author appearance)
Ellen Malphrus | 12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Daniel de Visé – Andy and Don  (author appearance)
Daniel de Visé | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Signing: T.A. Epley - Ghosts of the Soon Departed  (author appearance)
T.A. Epley | 12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Carolina Writers at Home  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

National Ninja Day Story Time  (other event)
12/04/2015, 10:30 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Tom Poland Author of Georgialina  (author appearance)
Tom Poland | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Audrey Taylor Gonzalez author of South of Everything  (author appearance)
AudreyTaylor Gonzales | 12/04/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Howard Owen Talks About The Bottom at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch  (author appearance)
Howard Owen | 12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Ann Woodford -When All God’s Children Get Together  (author appearance)
Ann Woodford | 12/05/2015, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Meet the Author: Jason Vines  (author appearance)
Jason Vines | 12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Caturday Celebration with ANGIE BAILEY!  (author appearance)
Angie Bailey | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

The Book Widows   (author appearance)
Susan Clotfelter | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

The Book Widows   (author appearance)
Rona Simmons | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

The Book Widows   (author appearance)
Constance McKee | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

Joseph Meigs Book Signing  (author appearance)
Joseph Meigs | 12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

DAY OF SIGNINGS featuring CONSTANCE LOMBARDO, CYNTHIA YANCEY, LAURIE McKAY, DIANE SCOTT, TONY REEVY, ARIANA & KEN ABBOTT  (author appearance)
Cynthia Yancey | 12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Signing: Brooke Kramb with Illustrator Alan Capps - Christmas Lights  (author appearance)
Brooke Kramb | 12/05/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Signing: Larry Rogers, M.D. - M. Gazi Yasargil: Father of Modern Neurosurgery  (author appearance)
Larry Rogers | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day  (other event)
12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Frederick Baus & Jeffrey Lefko Storytime & Book Signing  (author appearance)
Frederick Baus | 12/05/2015, 11:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Ellen Malphrus  (author appearance)
Ellen Malphrus | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Jenna von Oy author of Situation Momedy  (author appearance)
Jenna von Oy | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Anna Burger  (author appearance)
Anna Burger | 12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Storytime with Karyn Tunks  (author appearance)
Karyn Tunks | 12/06/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

PoetryLocalMic  (other event)
12/06/2015, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Young Readers' Book Club: SUNNY SIDE UP by Jennifer L. Holm  (book club)
12/06/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

auditorium at the New Orleans JCC - 5342 St. Charles Ave  (author appearance)
Gloria Steinem | 12/06/2015, 03:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

POETRIO featuring LAUREL BLOSSOM, VIEVEE FRANCIS & KATHRYN KIRKPATRICK  (author appearance)
Laurel Blossom | 12/06/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Signing: Andrea Lynn Samuels - Dear Life, Here I Am. Sincerely, Andrea Lynn Samuels: A collection of prose, art and a personal story of inspir  (author appearance)
Andrea Lynn Samuels | 12/06/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sarah Edwards: Pandora, Let's Talk  (author appearance)
Sarah Edwards | 12/06/2015, 02:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Panel discussion with Libby Cameron, Todd Klein and John Tackett moderated by Ben Page at Watkins College of art, design & film  (other event)
12/06/2015, 02:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with Mitch Albom author of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto  (author appearance)
Mitch Albom | 12/06/2015, 03:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Club -- Miss Emily  (book club)
12/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Graphic Novel Book Club: KILLING AND DYING by Adrian Tomine  (book club)
12/07/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Carol Reese, Tina Freeman, and Walter Stern: Longue Vue House and Gardens  (author appearance)
Tina Freeman | 12/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Benjamin Watson - UNDER OUR SKIN: Getting Real about Race--And Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us  (author appearance)
Benjamin Watson | 12/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Manger Mouse with Special Guest  (author appearance)
Sarah Martin | 12/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses SHE'S NOT THERE  (book club)
12/07/2015, 08:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Signing: Hollis A. Wright Sr - Destination Pacific  (author appearance)
Hollis A. Wright | 12/07/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Salon@615 with Jon Meacham in conversation with Tim McGraw  (author appearance)
Jon Meacham | 12/07/2015, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraAuthor event with Homer Hickam author of Carrying Albert Home  (author appearance)
Homer Hickam | 12/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

NancyKay Wessman  (author appearance)
NancyKay Wessman | 12/08/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

We Too Sing America Book Party with Deepa Iyer  (author appearance)
Deepa Iyer | 12/08/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Emily Bingham: Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham  (author appearance)
Emily Bingham | 12/08/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Special Storytime with THE GRINCH!  (other event)
12/08/2015, 04:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses THE SHADOW OF THE WIND  (book club)
12/08/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Marshall Evans  (author appearance)
Marshall Evans | 12/08/2015, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Charles R. Scott author of Daunted Courage  (author appearance)
Charles R. Scott | 12/08/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Oxford American Georgia Music Issue Reading  (other event)
12/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Icarus Project Atlanta Monthly Meeting and Holiday Gathering  (other event)
12/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Book Group  (book club)
12/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Anne Butler and Henry Cancienne - LOUISIANA SWAMPS AND MARSHES  (author appearance)
Anne Butler | 12/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Author Signing: James Howell - Why This Jubliee?  (author appearance)
James C. Howell | 12/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Barry Saunders -And the Horse You Rode in On Saunders  (author appearance)
Barry Saunders | 12/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with B.A. Shapiro author of The Muralist  (author appearance)
B.A. Shapiro | 12/09/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Bob Layton Signs Herd About Town  (author appearance)
Bob Layton | 12/09/2015, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Robert N. Macomber Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

The Personal is Still Political: Feminist Vent--All Are Welcome  (other event)
12/10/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Adam Johnson, Gilbert King, Scott Hutchins and Eric Puchner: Panel Discussion - How Research Informs Both Fiction and Non-fiction  (other event)
12/10/2015, 06:30 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Pre-School Storytime  (other event)
12/10/2015, 10:30 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Judy Hogan--The Sands of Gower  (author appearance)
Judy Hogan | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Photos with The Grinch & Angie’s Gift Ideas for Kids  (other event)
12/10/2015, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

In store music with Debra Williams  (other event)
12/10/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Harry Ward Signs Children of the Streets of Richmond  (author appearance)
Harry M. Ward | 12/10/2015, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Dick Schmidt & Dean Mosher  (author appearance)
Dick Schmidt | 12/11/2015, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Susan Cox Booksigning  (author appearance)
Susan Cox | 12/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Katrell Christie with Thanh Truong- TIGER HEART: My Unexpected Adventures to Make a Difference in Darjeeling, and What I Learned about Fate, Fortitud  (author appearance)
Katrell Christie | 12/11/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses Going Bovine  (book club)
12/11/2015, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

B.A. Shapiro: The Muralist  (author appearance)
B.A. Shapiro | 12/11/2015, 05:30 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Pat Branning- Author of My Southern Kitchen Shrimp, Collards and Grits  (author appearance)
Pat Branning | 12/11/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Dennis Danvers Signs His Love Letter to Richmond in the Form of Bad Angels  (author appearance)
Dennis Danvers | 12/11/2015, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

D. Randall Blythe Presents Dark Days  (author appearance)
D. Randall Blythe | 12/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Carroll C. Jones   (author appearance)
Carroll C Jones | 12/12/2015, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Meet the Author: Kay Stone  (author appearance)
Kay Stone | 12/12/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Story Time with Santa Claus and Miss Rachel  (other event)
12/12/2015, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Cynthia LeJeune Nobles - A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK  (author appearance)
Cynthia LeJeune Nobles | 12/12/2015, 08:00 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
12/12/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Cos Barnes: Toy House at Tryon  (author appearance)
Cos Barnes | 12/12/2015, 02:30 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Melinda Long & Kate Salley Palmer In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Melinda Long | 12/12/2015, 11:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Patrick L. Washington Launch Party  (author appearance)
Patrick L. Washington | 12/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Susan M. Boyer  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 12/12/2015, 01:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Meet the Author featuring Lou Sahadi  (author appearance)
Lou Sahadi | 12/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Ten Minute Tarot featuring Phil Powers  (other event)
12/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Rick Hall author of The Man from Muscle Shoals  (author appearance)
Rick Hall | 12/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Shepherd of the Hills Cookbook Reception  (other event)
12/12/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

YA for Not-so-YAs Book Club: THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness  (book club)
12/13/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

In store music featuring Cry Baby Jazz  (other event)
12/13/2015, 03:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes  (writers group)
12/14/2015, 06:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Tuesday Murder Club Book Discussion Group  (book club)
12/15/2015, 06:30 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Meghan Lamb, Ginger Ko & Jay Morris  (author appearance)
12/15/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Judy Hogan--The Sands of Gower  (author appearance)
Judy Hogan | 12/15/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

South Carolina Blues- Clare DeLune  (author appearance)
Clare DeLune | 12/15/2015, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Joan Cronan author of Sport is Life  (author appearance)
Joan Cronan | 12/15/2015, 04:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Launch with Local Author Rick LaFleur aka Dr Illa Flora: Where the Wild Things Are in Latin: UBI FERA SUNT  (author appearance)
Rick LaFleur | 12/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Dear Games: Feminist Video Game Studies with Dr. Shira Chess  (author appearance)
Shira Chess | 12/16/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

David Coogan Signs Writing Our Way Out  (author appearance)
David Coogan | 12/16/2015, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Randi Janelle  (author appearance)
Randi Janelle | 12/17/2015, 10:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Daniel de Visé RETURNS to Sign More Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show  (author appearance)
Daniel de Visé | 12/17/2015, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Sandy Wells Launch Party  (author appearance)
Sandy Wells | 12/18/2015, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Reflexology Session with Carlos O’Neal  (other event)
12/18/2015, 11:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

A Heartwarming Signing with Stuart Perkins, Contributor to Chicken Soup For The Soul: Volunteering & Giving Back  (author appearance)
Stuart Perkins | 12/18/2015, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Holiday Party and Sale Featuring Chef Virginia Willis and Indie Craft Market  (author appearance)
Virginia Willis | 12/19/2015, 11:00 am | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Author Signing: Christina Berkau Pope & Thomas Berkau - 123 Charlotte  (author appearance)
Christina Berkau | 12/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Magic of History Panel Talk & Signing   (author appearance)
Michael Livingston | 12/19/2015, 01:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Kim (Daisy) Nelson  (author appearance)
Kim Nelson | 12/19/2015, 01:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Sunday Sleuths Book Club  (book club)
12/20/2015, 03:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

THE GRINCH IS COMING TO FOUNTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!  (other event)
12/21/2015, 10:30 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

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