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{When telling a lie is also telling a story.}

In which her ladyship the editor receives an unwelcome guest, followed by a very welcome one. Mr. Craig Popelars has a reading list twenty years in the making, and sometimes, telling a lie is also telling a story.

July 6, 2014

Dear readers,

Early last week her ladyship, the editor, was informed that Arthur would be coming to visit. So she took the usual steps in preparation: She did all the laundry, including the bed linens and all the towels, making sure she had plenty of clean wash cloths to spare. She stocked up on drinks and junk food, and various baked goods. She made sure the freezer was so full it would take days to defrost even if the power were to go out. And she made sure she had a variety of books to hand for the entertainment of anyone who might need such.

Arthur, it must be mentioned, was not a person. He was a tropical storm...the first of the season. Her ladyship still remembers the year she received a visit from Bertha and was wholly unprepared for the length of her stay. She vowed never to let that happen again.

As it turned out, Arthur did not even stay the night. Which was fortunate, because her ladyship is also expecting a visit from her brother this coming week.

Strangely enough, her preparations are just the same.

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.

Red Brick, Black Mountain, White ClayRed Brick

When our sky-blue Opel station wagon shifted gears for the slow crawl up the redbrick drive, y two older brothers and I knew our destination: the swing in the bamboo grove. A huge oak, big and strong as my grandfather himself, stood in the white sand by his house. Dangling from an upper branch was a thick rope holding a plank swing. At one end of the swing's flight was my grandfather's chimney, laid in the same red brick as the driveway and tapering artfully, with the stepped diagonal pattern you see in certain paintings of Vermeer and De Hooch. On the other end of the swing's swooping curve was my grandfather's bamboo grove, and exotic flourish of Asia amid the orderly tobacco rows of North Carolina.

My grandfather was a passionate fisherman, and he had planted the bamboo to supply the fishing poles he couldn't afford during the Depression.

--Christopher Benfey, Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival (Penguin Books, 2013)

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Book & Author Gossip

SIBA Book Awards

Fiction Winner!Southern indie booksellers once again demonstrate their independence of mind by choosing an excitingly eclectic collection of books for the 2014 SIBA Book Awards. Selected as the best in their category by a juried panel of booksellers, each of the following titles showcases what Southern Indie Bookstores think is the finest in the tradition of Southern storytelling for the year.

Craig's List

It was 20 years ago today that Craig Popelars came to Algonquin Books. Twenty exuberant, creative, hilarious, energetic, devoted, book-filled, beer-filled, prank-filled years. Craig is the mad marketing genius behind Algonquin. He’s the man who puts our books in your hands, on your shelves and in your hearts. And he does it with a passion and wit second to none. He's the reason you've been able to fall in love with at least some of these books...

bbgb Bookstore moves to Carrytown

Jenesse Evertson and Jill Stefanovich plan to re-open their bookstore bbgb at 3003 W. Cary St. They signed a five-year lease for the 1,600-square-foot shop. The Carytown space had been home to The Yarn Lounge since 2005 before the knitting store closed in January. “We’ve been looking for a couple years for a space in Carytown,” Stefanovich said. “We treated (our current shop) as our test space.” Stefanovich said she and Evertson needed more space to host events for visiting authors.

Charis Books celebrates 40th anniversary

By any measure, a small business that has endured for 40 years is something to celebrate. The fact that it’s a bookstore – and a specialized one at that – in this age of Amazon and eBooks makes the anniversary even more special. The oldest feminist bookstore in the south and one of the few remaining in the country, Charis Books & More has been a landmark in Little Five Points since it opened its doors in 1974. For the last 20 years, it’s occupied the little purple house on Euclid Avenue in the heart of the neighborhoodThe Inevitable City

The Inevitable City

Katrina — the damage it caused, the worldwide attention it focused on the city’s shortcomings, the vast amounts of relief money it brought in from public and private sources — left New Orleans little choice except to face up to matters it had previously ignored or swept under the rug provided by its reputation as the Big Easy, party central: As Cowen says, “the New Orleans ‘brand’ is synonymous with hospitality, beauty, pleasure, and escape. . . . Come on down! Forget your cares! Let the good times roll!” Katrina stripped away that image and exposed the rot underneath, which simply no longer could be ignored.Flying Shoes

Q&A with Lisa Howorth

Being involved with Square Books has given me the best life I could ever have hoped for. I’ve had no illusions about how hard and lonely the work is after seeing writers like John Grisham and Larry Brown, their determination and commitment. I’ve learned valuable things about writing from every writer who has lived in Oxford.

Telling a lie is telling a story

In the South, telling a lie is sometimes called telling a story. In this novel, Henry examines such stories, the lies we tell each other and ourselves so we can believe our lives aren’t truly out of control or following the wrong path. But she also shows that by changing the story we tell, we can come, although not without pain, to a more honest place.

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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.

Meet Betty Bolte

Betty BolteBetty Bolté writes both historical and contemporary stories that feature strong, loving women and brave, compassionate men. No matter whether the stories are set in the past or the present, she loves to include a touch of the inexplicable (i.e., supernatural or paranormal). HOMETOWN HEROINES: TRUE STORIES OF BRAVERY, DARING, AND ADVENTURE (2012) is a collection of short historical fiction based on the real-life achievements of 19 American girls in the 19th century, each with a landmark in the United States of America. The 2012 edition won the Seal of Approval from Literary Classics in April 2014, and the first edition won Honorable Mention in the 2003 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards and 2000 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. She’s also the author of several nonfiction books. Watch for her romantic historical fiction series to launch later in 2014. TRACES, a contemporary romantic women’s fiction novel set in a haunted plantation home in Tennessee, released on April 28, 2014. The sequel, REMNANTS, should hit the digital shelves late 2014.

Request Betty for a book club or event

Betty's Profile Page on STARS

Betty's upcoming trips:

  • Texas, San Antonio | 07/22/2014 to 07/26/2014

  • Alabama, Hoover | 08/01/2014 to 08/02/2014

  • North Carolina, Charlotte | 08/05/2014 to 08/10/2014

  • Virginia, Harrisonburg | 10/12/2014 to 10/18/2014

Hometown HeroinesHometown Heroines | 9781614173687

During the 1800s, numerous courageous girls helped America grow bigger and better. Many are missing from our history books. Virginia Reed, at 12, survived the trek to California with the Donner Party. Belle Boyd risked her life to spy for the Rebels during the American Civil War. Kate Shelly, at 15, crawled across a nearly washed-out railroad bridge in a ferocious thunderstorm to 'stop' the next train before it come barreling through. These are just a few of the inspiring true stories of 19th century American Girls who made a difference in their world.

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

Why I wrote Dollbaby

"It took us two years to rebuild our home. It took us two years to rebuild our lives."

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

by Laura Lane McNeal
9780670014736 | Pamela Dorman Books | 07/03/2014

Read the first chapter!

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans--a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets 

When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been--and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum--is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. 

For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. 

For fans of "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" and "The Help," "Dollbaby" brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. 

By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, "Dollbaby "is a novel readers will take to their hearts.

More Okra Picks!

 Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA) staff picks


I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without YouI Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
"I flew through this book as it was a super fun read - unexpected as the central theme is an infidelity. The tragic moments were funny and the characters so very relatable. This is a great vacation book." - Rachel, events & PR 9781476764580

CaliforniaCalifornia by Edan Lepucki
THIS is the book you heard about on The Colbert Report!
"The book did NOT disappoint. I usually speed through books (which means I sometimes miss intricacies of language and other subtleties), but Lepucki's writing skill is such that you can't help but pay good attention to her keen observations and sharp imagery." - Janet, bookshop owner 9780316250818

LandlineLandline by Rainbow Rowell

"Rainbow Rowell is a master storyteller. Her characters become your friends; her characters are YOU. More than a story about a marriage, Landline is about relationships and Rowell examines those in Landline with aching brilliance. Hasn't everyone wished they had said things and done things that they didn't have the courage to at the moment? Landline takes that idea and runs with it. Sometimes there are second chances." - Rachel, events & PR 9781250049377


Bird BoxBird Box by Josh Malerman
"Double-ewe. Tee. Aitch. This book was thrilling and creepy and had me on edge. I recommend going into it blind (you'll laugh at that bad joke later)--don't even read the jacket copy before you begin. A relatively fast read that will certainly stick with you." - Janet, bookshop owner 9780062259653


We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
EVERY single bookseller at Avid loves this book.
We practically guarantee you'll like it.
"It's hard to talk about this book without giving too much away (because giving anything away is too much) so I will just tell you that my jaw dropped--by how good it is and other reasons--and leave it at that." - Tyler, bookseller 9780385741262


Plato at the GoogleplexPlato at the Googleplex by Rebecca Goldstein
“Readable, funny, pertinent. These new “modern dialogues” with Tiger Moms, Software Engineers, and Neuroscientists (featuring Plato!) are delightful and intriguing. The interwoven histories helped me finally understand why I should care about Plato in today’s world!” - Nick, bookseller 9780307378194

The Mad Woman in the VolvoThe Mad Woman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh
"I'm a longtime fan of Sandra Tsing Loh and saw her read her work at UC Santa Cruz years ago. In this memoir, Loh speaks with humor about going through The Change while being a mother, daughter, and wife. This is not your mother's menopause story." - Rachel, events & PR 9780393088687


How to Be HappyHow to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis
"Athenian Eleanor Davis is a treasure. Her illustrations are frequently found in The New Yorker. Pre-order her new book that will hit our shelves August 3rd. Let's show this local author/artist some serious hometown support!" -Janet & Rachel 9781606997406

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 29, 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.

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 29, 2014. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit


1. The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28, 9780316206877
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
3. The Hurricane Sisters
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132529
4. Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $35, 9780385344432
okra5. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
6. Midnight in Europe
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9781400069491
okra7. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078
8. Mr. Mercedes
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476754451
9. The One & Only
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $28, 9780345546883
10. Save the Date
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250019691
11. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
12. Top Secret Twenty-One
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345542922
okra 13. A Long Time Gone
Karen White, NAL, $25.95, 9780451240460
okra 14. Flying Shoes
Lisa Howorth, Bloomsbury, $26, 9781620403013
15. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586


1. Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443
2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
3. Carsick
John Waters, FSG, $26, 9780374298630
4. Tibetan Peach Pie
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405
5. One Nation
Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
6. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
7. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
okra8. Under Magnolia
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913
9. Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas
Edward Klein, Regnery, $27.99, 9781621573135
10. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
11. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
12. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061
13. Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
Will Harlan, Grove Press, $26, 9780802122582
14. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781627790529
15. Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains
Elizabeth Sims, Andrews McMeel, $29.99, 9781449446147


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9781451661545
3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
4. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
6. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
7. The Summer Wind
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781476709017
8. The Girl You Left Behind
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143125778
9. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
okra10. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632709

11. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
12. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
13. The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307278265
14. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
15. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Launch
Jeff Walker, Morgan James Publishing, $17.95, 9781630470173
4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
5. The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson, Picador USA, $20, 9781250037817
6. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
7. Empty Mansions
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Ballantine, $17, 9780345534538
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
9. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95, 9780767919418
10. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
11. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
13. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
14. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
15. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077


1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
10. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
5. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
7. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
8. Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson, Harper, $6.99, 9780064430227
9. Good Night North Carolina
Adam Gamble, Anne Rosen (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602190337
10. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
4. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
5. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
6. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
7. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
9. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153
10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931


1. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
2. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
3. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
4. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
7. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments, #6)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442416895
8. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146728
9. Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House, #52)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980533
10. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123

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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.

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list); Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

The Hurricane Sisters
Natchez Burning
Save the Date
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
A Long Time Gone
Flying Shoes
Under Magnolia
Jesus Calling
Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains
Me Before You
The Summer Wind
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
The Guns at Last Light
The Girls of Atomic City
Empty Mansions
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
The Glass Castle
Into the Wild” height=
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
A Feast for Crows
A Storm of Swords
The Giving Tree
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Good Night North Carolina


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Jenna Blum and Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
07/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Roswell, GA

Amanda Kyle Williams on BookTalk Nation  (other event)
07/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Brian Krans   (author appearance)
Brian Krans
07/08/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Neely Tucker signs THE WAYS OF THE DEAD  (author appearance)
Neely Tucker
07/08/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Wilton Barnhardt – Lookaway, Lookaway  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardtokra
07/08/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Terry McMillan  (author appearance)
Terry McMillan
07/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Elsie's Brioche and Books Club  (book club)
Orhan Pamuk
07/09/2014, 09:00 am

Joan E. Childs - Why Did She Jump?  (author appearance)
Joan E. Childs
07/09/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Taking Charge of your ADHD  (other event)
07/09/2014, 05:30 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

07/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/09/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jeff VanderMeer  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer
07/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Ira Mark Egdall - Einstein Relatively Simple- Gables  (author appearance)
Ira Mark Egdall
07/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

David Leddick with special guest D.A Belmont - I'm Not for Everyone. Neither Are You.  (author appearance)
David Leddick
07/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marty Friedman- Love Letter From God  (author appearance)
Marty Friedman
07/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor
07/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Laura Lane McNeal: Dollbaby  (author appearance)
Laura Lane McNealokra
07/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Terry McMillan signs WHO ASKED YOU?  (author appearance)
Terry McMillan
07/10/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Special Pre-School Storytime with Darren Farrell, Author of Thank You, Octopus!  (author appearance)
Darren Farrell
07/10/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY Presents THE STORIES WE TELL  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jeff VanderMeer  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer
07/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Adam Sosby and Sam Stephenson -Bull City Summer  (author appearance)
Adam Sosby
07/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Salon@615 with David Baldacci, author of The Finisher  (author appearance)
David Baldacci
07/10/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Howard Owen presents Parker Field: A Willie Black Mystery  (author appearance)
Howard Owen
07/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Wilton Barnhardt  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardtokra
07/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

David Leddick with special guest D.A Belmont - I'm Not for Everyone. Neither Are You  (author appearance)
David Leddick
07/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Alvin Townley-Defiant talk/book signing  (author appearance)
Alvin Townley
07/11/2014, 12:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

David Webb Discusses His Findings on Judaculla Rock  (author appearance)
David Webb
07/11/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Suzanne Palmieri  (author appearance)
Suzanne Palmieri
07/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author Luncheon Series: Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Author event with Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Stories We Tell  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood - Robert Brandt, author of Natural Nashville  (author appearance)
Robert Brandt
07/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Picture Book Club  (book club)
07/12/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
Mary Pope Osborne
07/12/2014, 11:15 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Teana Tache - Turned Upside Down   (author appearance)
Teana Tache
07/12/2014, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Authors Academy Workshop   (writers group)
07/12/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at Donderos'  (other event)
07/12/2014, 11:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Rose Senehi Presents Her Latest Blue Ridge Novel  (author appearance)
Rose Senehi
07/12/2014, 02:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
07/12/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Jeff Vandermeer
07/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

James Applewhite – Cosmos: A Poem  (author appearance)
James Applewhite
07/12/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Meet The Authors: Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser!  (author appearance)
Walt Wolfram
07/12/2014, 06:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event: KD Davis - Watered by the Vine: Daily Devotions for Single Women  (author appearance)
KD Davis
07/12/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Dicy McCullough - Tired of Being Little  (author appearance)
Dicy McCullough
07/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Darren Farrell- Thank You, Octopus  (author appearance)
Darren Farrell
07/12/2014, 05:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Julie Festa, author of Nashville Food Trucks  (author appearance)
Julie Festa
07/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Artist Erick Sahler  (other event)
07/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Chris Colfer - The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning   (author appearance)
Chris Colfer
07/13/2014, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

YA for Not-So-YAs Book Club: DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor  (book club)
07/13/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Robert Patton  (author appearance)
Robert Patton
07/13/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes  (writers group)
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

The Flyleaf Book Lovers Club Discusses The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida  (book club)
07/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

07/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Mystery Book Club  (book club)
07/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jennifer Verdolin- Wild Connection  (author appearance)
Jennifer Verdolin
07/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Parnassus Book Club - The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (book club)
07/14/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Wine & Words  (other event)
07/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/15/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Brad Thor presents Act of War  (author appearance)
Brad Thor
07/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

The Horizon Leans Forward: A Poetic Tribute to Maya Angelou at the Georgia Center for the Book  (author appearance)
07/15/2014, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Smith Henderson signs FOURTH OF JULY CREEK  (author appearance)
Smith Henderson
07/15/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Chris Bohjalian -Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands  (author appearance)
Chris Bohjalian
07/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Laura Lane McNeal discusses her novel Dollbaby  (author appearance)
Laura Lane McNealokra
07/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

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