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In which Ms. Toni Tipton-Martin admits she puts sugar on her grits, Ms. Lee Smith explains the proper way to display dolls in a shop, and her ladyship is possessed by the spirit of Mistress Quickly.

April 24, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | The Pat Conroy Prize | Okra Picks | The Trailer Park | Book and Author Gossip | The Southern Bookstore | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar

One Book, One South, Jr

Dearest Readers,

Independent Bookstore DayThis Saturday, get thee to thine local bookshop, for tis Independent Bookstore Day -- a fair day for the celebration of the most excellent purveyors of the poetic and printed word. Thou shalt find therein fine books of excellent quality at an expense most reasonable for any purse, and gifts curious and wondrous of a literary nature and not to be seen elsewhere in the realm, and also be well-met among gentlefolk who count themselves lovers of literature, and the writers thereof, and many joyous festivities.

(Yes, in honor of the Bard's 400th birthday, her ladyship, the editor, has been reading a bit of Shakespeare. The Merry Wives of Windsor, to be specific. She has a fondness for Mistress Quickly. )

So Independent Bookstore Day is indeed this coming Saturday, April 30. Bookstores across the south, and indeed the country, are hosting special sales, parties, events, and in general planning "it's-great-to-be-a-bookstore" shindigs. And there are special literary treasures to be had:

Bookstore Cat Zippered Pounch 

Bookstore Cats Zippered Canvas Pouch
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features portraits of real bookstore cats hand drawn especially for IBD.

Some Independent Bookstore Day events in the south:

Raymie RightingaleAmong the possible treasures to be found is also a special edition of Kate DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale, the One Book, One South, Jr. pick. April 30th is also the last day to ask Kate a question about her new book -- which you can do here:

Read Independently! And shop local. Especially on Saturday!

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.

The Jemima Code"Aunt Jemima means far more than pancakes; she is an American tradition. Her story goes back to the days of lavish Old South hospitality on Colonel Higbee's great plantation. There crinolined ladies, from far and near, came in their carriages up the tree-lined drive to taste the delicacy for which Aunt Jemima was famous. That delicacy was pancakes--luscious-light, golden-brown pancakes, which Aunt Jemima prepared from her own secret recipe."

--from Aunt Jemima's Magical Recipes, from The Quaker Oates Company, circa 1930s 

I didn't care all that much for pork ribs and became easily nauseated by the potent smell of chitlins, which blasted through the air like a dragon's fiery breath every time our neighbors from Tennessee opened their front door. Perhaps the most obvious evidence of my western upbringing was my unapologetic admission that I sprinkled sugar on my grits. As far as I could tell, precious few of my culinary notions qualified as southern, and it was entirely possible that I could have stumbled blindly through the rest of my life without ever discovering the Jemima living in me--if not for Vera Beck.

--Toni Tipton-Martin, The Jemima Code (University of Texas Press, 2015)  9780292745483

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Read This!

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

From Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN

EvictedEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by by Matthew Desmond

It turns out rundown apartments rented by the very poor in dangerous neighborhoods cost as much as decent apartments in middle class neighborhoods. The difference is the rent can consume 90% of the income of the poor renter, and when they can’t pay they’re evicted. This book stands among the classics of social justice books.  If you loved Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is for you. – Ann Patchett 9780553447439

Lab Girl by by Hope Jahren

Lab GirlI wasn’t sure about the title of this book or the cover, but all the pages inside are fantastic. Hope Jahren shows us what it means to be passionately committed to science. She would do anything to study trees. The writing is beautiful, the stories are both shocking and funny. This one is a jewel. – Ann Patchett  9781101874936

The Little Red Chairs by by Edna O’Brien

Little Red ChairsThis seems like a regular story about a sleepy little Irish town until the handsome stranger arrives. I don’t want to tell you more than that. Don’t read the reviews. They give too much away. Edna O’Brien is 87 years old and it is clear she is the master of her craft. – Ann Patchett  9780316378239


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Okra Picks

The Other WidowThe author of THE POCKET WIFE explores the dark side of love, marriage, and infidelity in this sizzling novel of psychological suspense.

Everybody’s luck runs out. This time it could be theirs. . .

It isn’t safe. That’s what Joe tells her when he ends their affair—moments before their car skids off an icy road in a blinding snowstorm and hits a tree. Desperate to keep her life intact—her job, her husband, and her precious daughter, Lily—Dorrie will do everything she can to protect herself, even if it means walking away from the wreckage. Dorrie has always been a good actress, pretending to be someone else: the dutiful daughter, the satisfied wife, the woman who can handle anything. Now she’s going to put on the most challenging performance of her life. But details about the accident leave her feeling uneasy and afraid. Why didn’t Joe’s airbag work? Why was his car door open before the EMTs arrived? And now suddenly someone is calling her from her dead lover’s burner phone. . . .

Joe’s death has left his wife in free fall as well. Karen knew Joe was cheating—she found some suspicious e-mails. Trying to cope with grief is devastating enough without the constant fear that has overtaken her—this feeling she can’t shake that someone is watching her. And with Joe gone and the kids grown, she’s vulnerable . . . and on her own.

Insurance investigator Maggie Devlin is suspicious of the latest claim that’s landed on her desk—a man dying on an icy road shortly after buying a lucrative life insurance policy. Maggie doesn’t believe in coincidences. The former cop knows that things—and people—are never what they seem to be.

As the fates of these three women become more tightly entwined, layers of lies and deception begin to peel away, pushing them dangerously to the edge...closer to each a terrifying a shocking end.


Okra Picks

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The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize:
The Short List

The 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Finalists Announced

(Columbia, SC) – The votes are in! Southern indie booksellers have chosen the finalists for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Formerly known as the SIBA Book Award, the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize features an expanded list of categories – adding Mystery, Thriller, Literary, and History & Life Stories to the traditional categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Cooking, Children’s and Young Adult.

Finalists were chosen by southern independent booksellers from the long list ballot. The finalist titles will be sent to juried panels of booksellers, who will then decide on the winners in each category. Winners will be announced on July 4, “Independents Day.”

2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Finalists

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law A Pattern of Lies Bull Mountain Don't Go Home Lowcountry Boneyard
MISS JULIA LAYS DOWN THE LAW | Ann B. Ross | Viking | 9780525427094
A PATTERN OF LIES | Charles Todd | William Morrow & Company | 9780062386243
BULL MOUNTAIN | Brian Panowich | G.P. Putnam’s Sons | 9780399173967
DON’T GO HOME | Carolyn Hart | Berkley Books | 9780425276549
LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD | Susan M. Boyer | Henery Press | 9781941962473 

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Book & Author Gossip

Mary Alice Monroe remembers Pat Conroy

The Prince of Tides“My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.”  These words made me swoon when I was in my thirties and first read Pat Conroy’s novel The Prince of Tides. My love for his writing grew with each book of his that I read. I caressed the pages, pouring over his words. Pat Conroy quickly became the king of southern literature, and his body of work paved the way for future southern writers, including myself. I was fortunate to call him my friend. 

So you want to open a bookstore in St. Pete?

One of the first things he had me do was clarify what I expected to get out of this venture, my salary requirement, my time allotment. He also asked me to describe my support team and the traits of my future key employees. The next task was to choose a legal entity. I read Mark J. Kohler’s The Tax & Legal Playbook: Game Changing Solutions for Your Small-Business Questions (Entrepreneur Press) and found some podcasts from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) explaining different legal structures and their tax implications, which was a great way to absorb otherwise dry information. 

Lee Smith, her early life

DimestoreIt is fair to say Virginians and North Carolinians will want to read this book. They will easily recognize the vital runs and alleys of their native states. But I am going to venture the notion – with absolute conviction – that everybody else who has grown up in America – or beyond it – will recognize something crucial of themselves here, and that tough, intense universality of spirit will touch men and women alike  9781616205027

Dimestore memories

Her main responsibility in the store was for the dolls, choosing them, keeping them neatly arranged and selecting which ones to buy. She always staged them with their little arms raised to be ready to hug the children who chose them.

Asheville author Alli Marshall wins Thomas Wolfe Award

How to Talk to Rock StarsAlli Marshall of Asheville has won the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short story “Catching Out.” Alli will receive $1,000 and publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. Final judge Ron Rash selected "Catching Out" from more than 200 entries. This was the highest number of entries in the history of the prize.

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Meet John Lavelle

John LavelleJohn Lavelle was born in Lackawanna, NY. He spent the first several years of his life living with his grandmother in Scranton, PA. At the age of three he reunited with his family, now four boys and a baby girl when his father moved the family to Northern Appalachia where John spent his childhood and young adulthood. Over the years he has lived in Buffalo, NY, Orlando FL, Tucson, AZ, and Lafayette, LA. He now resides in Palm Bay, FL and teaches at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. He has a PhD in literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an MA in creative writing from the University of Central Florida, and another MA in English from SUNY at Buffalo. The short story by the same name as his novel, Oreads, the fourth chapter in the book, was a top ten finalist in the Epiphany Chapbook Contest. His short stories have been published diverse literary journals: "Little Sacrifices" was published by No Record Press. "Keeping Trace's Heart" was published in Spank the Carp. "Pantano Wash" published in Red Rock Review 32 (Fall 2013), "Little Feet" published in the anthology Appalachian Stories, "Summer's Eve" in Trajectory Spring 2013. "Dragon Flies" was published in Stone Canoe No. 3, January 30, 2009. "Living in the Past," was published in the anthology When Last on the Mountain by Turtle Press. "Buddy's" was published in Pisgah Review, "Bo" and "Like Tea" in Y2K Magazine, "Milos and Phoebe" in The Cypress Dome. "Little Sacrifices," was published in The Southwestern Review, "Hierophany" in Synthetic Biology and Human Health: Myths, Fables and Synthetic Futures (2012). His scholarly book Blue Collar, Theoretically: A Post-Marxist Approach to Working-Class Literature was published by McFarland & Co. He is now working on a novella, two literary novels, a literary science fiction novel and several short stories, compiling them for two collections.


At fourteen, Cassie Wolphe’s way of life in Appalachia is being changed by the influx of modernity/postmodernity. She is in love with Jake McCollum, believes she will marry him and constructs her life around this central act, but like her brother, Ben, Jake rejects a life he believes offers nothing but hard work and poverty. Forced to make a decision between her love of Jake and her love of the mountains, Cassie finds she can't leave, a choice which may define her life forever. At once lyrical, emotionally charged, moving and heartbreaking, Oreads is a literary treat that will keep you compelled right to the very last page and beyond.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending April 17. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
2. Miller's Valley
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $28, 9780812996081
3. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $28, 9780345528698
6. Journey to Munich
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99, 9780062220608
7. The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson, Random House, $28, 9780812993103
8. Miss Julia Inherits a Mess
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $27, 9780525427124
9. Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $28, 9780525955092
10. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
11. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $26, 9781101883075
12. The Obsession
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $28, 9780399175169
13. The Widow
Fiona Barton, NAL, $26, 9781101990261
14. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
15. A Shadow All of Light
Fred Chappell, Tor, $27.99, 9780765379122


1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
okra2. Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Lee Smith, Algonquin Books, $24.95, 9781616205027

3. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
4. The Third Wave
Steve Case, S&S, $26.95, 9781501132582
5. Hamilton: The Revolution
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Grand Central, $40, 9781455539741
6. The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
John Feinstein, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385539418
7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
8. Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf, Liveright, $27.95, 9780871404428
9. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
10. The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539289
11. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
12. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
13. Spain in Our Hearts
Adam Hochschild, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780547973180
14. Brave Enough
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $16.95, 9781101946909
15. Dark Money
Jane Mayer, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385535595


1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
5. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349
6. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644
7. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
8. The Story of the Lost Child
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609452865
9. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
siba book award finalist10. My Sunshine Away
M.O. Walsh, Putnam, $16, 9780425278109

11. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
12. One With You
Sylvia Day, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250109309
13. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609452339
14. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
okra15. Lies and Other Acts of Love
Kristy Woodson Harvey, Berkley, $15, 9781101987063


1. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
2. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
3. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
4. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
5. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
6. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408853
7. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $15.99, 9780802412706
8. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
9. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
10. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
11. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
12. Isaac's Storm
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375708275
13. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
14. On the Move
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804170932
15. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
David Sibley, Knopf, $19.95, 9780307957917


1. Macbeth
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743477109
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
6. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
7. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9781455559800
8. Hidden Order
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476717104
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
5. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
6. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
7. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
siba book award finalist9. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
William Joyce, Atheneum, $18.99, 9781442457027

10. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $15.99, 9780811879545


okra1. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173

2. The Fourteenth Goldfish
Jennifer L. Holm, Yearling, $7.99, 9780375871146
3. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
5. Ollie's Odyssey
William Joyce, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781442473553
6. An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, $11.99, 9781595148049
7. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $16.99, 9780062377012
8. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest, $11, 9780156012195
siba book award finalist9. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

10. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278


1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
2. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
3. The 52-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books)
Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $13.99, 9781250026934
4. Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
Victoria Aveyard, Harper, $19.99, 9780062310668
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
6. Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594747359
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (2015)
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
8. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
9. The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9781101996980
10. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499

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Special to the Southern List

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

Miss Julia Inherits a Mess The Widow A Shadow All of Light Dimestore: A Writer's Life The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Dark Money The Story of the Lost Child The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry One With You Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Lies and Other Acts of Love The Devil in the White City In the Garden of Beasts The 5 Love Languages Just Mercy I Am Malala Isaac's Storm On the Move The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America Macbeth To Kill a Mockingbird A Game of Thrones Animal FarmA Dance With Dragons Hidden Order1984DuneDragons Love TacosThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Press Here The Fourteenth Goldfish Ollie's Odyssey The Little Prince Serafina and the Black Cloak The One and Only Ivan


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Kidliterate Book Club Reads Modern Classic The Great Gilly Hopkins  (book club)
Katherine Paterson | 04/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Stephanie Storey with OIL AND MARBLE  (author appearance)
Stephanie Storey | 04/26/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

An Evening with Stephen Corey and The Georgia Review  (author appearance)
Stephen Corey | 04/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with NOFX authors of The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories  (author appearance)
NOFX Authors | 04/26/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Black Feminist Book Club Facilitated by Susana Morris  (book club)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | 04/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Darlyn Finch Kuhn - Sewing Holes  (author appearance)
Darlyn Finch Kuhn | 04/27/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Michael Graber with GOING ELECTRIC  (author appearance)
04/27/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Felicia Day signs her memoir YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) at the Cat's Cradle  (author appearance)
04/27/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Adam Skolnick discusses his book One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits  (author appearance)
Adam Skolnick | 04/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Kathleen Grissom - Glory Over Everything  (author appearance)
Kathleen Grissom | 04/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Richard Zacks author of Chasing the Last Laugh  (author appearance)
Richard Zacks | 04/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Jason Reynolds Meet & Greet  (author appearance)
Jason Reynolds | 04/28/2016, 05:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Author J. Aaron Sanders: SPEAKERS OF THE DEAD: A WALT WHITMAN MYSTERY  (author appearance)
Aaron Sander | 04/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Author Event: Timothy Boyce - From Day to Day  (author appearance)
Timothy Boyce | 04/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Robin Kirk - Peculiar Motion  (author appearance)
Robin Kirk | 04/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Roy Neel author of The Electors  (author appearance)
Roy Neel | 04/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

William Geroux  (author appearance)
William Geroux | 04/29/2016, 04:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Avid Poetry Series: Lindsay Tigue, Jacob Sunderlin & Kameel Mir  (author appearance)
Lindsay Tigue, | 04/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

David Sibley with SIBLEY FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS  (author appearance)
David Sibley | 04/29/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Lucy Daniels - Maritime Mystery  (author appearance)
Lucy Daniels | 04/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sit. Sip. Color.  (other event)
04/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Independent Bookstore Day  (other event)
04/30/2016, 10:00 am | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Join the Party: Independent Bookstore Day is Back!  (other event)
Chris Riddell | 04/30/2016, 11:00 am | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Independent Bookstore Day at Georgia's Oldest Bookstore  (book festival)
04/30/2016, 11:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Independent Bookstore Day 2016  (other event)
04/30/2016, 09:00 am | Square Books | Oxford, MS

John Shelton Reed discusses his Savor the South book Barbecue  (author appearance)
John Shelton Reed | 04/30/2016, 01:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Tracy Curtis - Trophy Mom: Hope Springs Maternal  (author appearance)
Tracy Curtis | 04/30/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Independent Bookstore Day featuring Kathleen Grissom and Gil Allen  (author appearance)
Kathleen Grissom | 04/30/2016, 09:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Singer/Songwriter Al Watson  (other event)
04/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Indie Bookstore Day  (other event)
04/30/2016, 10:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Independent Bookstore Day  (author appearance)
Lee Brockington | 04/30/2016, 11:00 am | My Sister's Books, Inc. | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with S. Teague and Shana Thornton authors of Seasons of Balance  (author appearance)
Shana Thornton | 04/30/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Independent Bookstore Day 2016!  (other event)
Shari Smith | 04/30/2016, 10:00 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Singer/Songwriter Robert Bertinelli  (other event)
05/01/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Francine Bryson- Country Cooking From A Redneck Kitchen  (author appearance)
Francine Bryson | 05/02/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Book Club -- The Danish Girl  (book club)
05/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Jason Morgan Ward with HANGING BRIDGE  (author appearance)
Jason Morgan Ward | 05/03/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Stuart Albright - A World Beyond Home  (author appearance)
Stuart Albright | 05/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Lucia Peel Powe: The Osprey's View  (author appearance)
Lucia Peel | 05/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

YA Book Club  (book club)
E. Lockhart | 05/04/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Star Wars Story Time at Joe's Place  (other event)
05/04/2016, 10:30 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Star Wars Story Time at Joe's Place  (other event)
05/04/2016, 03:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Thomas Swick - The Joys of Travel  (author appearance)
Thomas Swick | 05/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Author & UGA Alumna Amber Brock: A FINE IMITATION  (author appearance)
Amber Brock | 05/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Katarina Bivald- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend  (author appearance)
Katarina Bivald | 05/05/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Children’s Book Trivia  (other event)
05/05/2016, 03:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Katarina Bivald Signing  (author appearance)
Katarina Bivald | 05/06/2016, 04:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Children's Book Week Story Time: IF YOU ARE A KAKA, YOU EAT DOO DOO with Illustrator Sara Lynn Cramb  (other event)
Sara Lynn | 05/07/2016, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Fun with Bad Kitty  (other event)
05/07/2016, 10:30 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Book Scavenger Hunt   (other event)
Jennifer Chambliss | 05/08/2016, 03:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Brian Lies-- Gator Dad  (author appearance)
Brian Lies | 05/09/2016, 04:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

okraAuthors Julia Franks & Mark Beaver: OVER THE PLAIN HOUSES and SUBURBAN GOSPEL  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 05/10/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Crystal R. Sanders - A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle  (author appearance)
Crystal R. | 05/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Sit. Sip. Write. Creative Writing Group  (writers group)
05/10/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Willie Drye - For Sale: American Paradise: How Our Nation was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida  (author appearance)
Willie Drye | 05/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Avid Poetry Series  (other event)
Philip Williams, | 05/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Diamonds & Rust: Live Band  (other event)
05/13/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Ancient Greece Party  (book festival)
Rick Riordan | 05/14/2016, 01:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Syrrup: Live Band  (other event)
05/15/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Books & Beyond: Book Club  (book club)
Marilynne Robinson | 05/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 05/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Michael Perry - The Jesus Cow  (author appearance)
Michael Perry | 05/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Gregg E. Brickman Booksigning  (author appearance)
Gregg E. Brickman | 05/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Ashton Applewhite - This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism  (author appearance)
Ashton Applewhite | 05/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author Camille Perri: THE ASSISTANTS  (author appearance)
Camille Perri | 05/21/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Ten Minute Tarot featuring Phil Powers  (other event)
05/21/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Book Signing with Chuck Walsh  (author appearance)
Chuck Walsh | 05/21/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Mary Kubica- Don’t You Cry  (author appearance)
Mary Kubica | 05/25/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/26/2016, 11:30 am | Bookmiser | Roswell, GA

Mukasonga, Scholastique | 05/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Rien Fertel - The One True Barbecue  (author appearance)
Rien Fertel | 05/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Singer/Songwriter Robert Bertinelli  (other event)
05/29/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank | 06/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Waldo 5K  (other event)
06/25/2016, 08:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Harry Potter Ministry Ball  (other event)
J K Rowling | 07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

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

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

Authors Round the South


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