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Week of November 19, 2017
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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | The Gift Guide | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events


{Read. Buy. Give. Books.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, has some simple advice for the holiday: Meet friends. Enjoy family. If you go shopping, then #shopsmall.

I love indie bookstores because. . .
"They are as good for the soul as they are for the brain; they have character & warmth; they help local communities; they are personal & "human."
--- Carol, North Carolina

Her ladyship, the editor, hopes her readers are enjoying a holiday replete with good food and good company, with family and friends and loved ones, and with a couple good books to enjoy quietly in between all the activities.

This coming weekend will find many at the doors of the malls and the shopping centers, anxious to take advantage of "Black Friday" sales. There will likely be crowds. And Christmas music.

Her ladyship encourages her readers to avoid this terrible fate, and to defer their shopping until Black Friday is a thing of the past, a bad dream. Instead, shop on Saturday, think Indies First, and #shopsmall:

  • Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
    1928 7th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday & Local Author Mixer Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm Mingle with local authors, poets and artists. Light refreshments and open to the public.
  • Nightbird Books
    205 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Activities & Authors: Authors will be in the store to recommend some of their favorite books and will be available to autograph their own of course. Check our website for author names and times in the store.
  • Avid Bookshop at Five Points
    1662 South Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601
    Activities & Authors: Avid Bookshop will host a Holiday Book Swap on Saturday, November 25 from 2-3pm at our Five Points location. Swap old books for new ones! Leftover books will be donated to Books for Keeps. Tickets are $3 to participate, and each ticket will enter you in a raffle to win a prize from Avid Bookshop! 
  • Underground Books
    102 Alabama St, Carrollton, GA 30117
    Activities & Authors: You are cordially invited to prepare to treat yourself with utmost sophistication this Small Business Saturday. We're celebrating in style, with music, refreshments, fancy dress, and sales all day. Check our Facebook page for more details. 
  • The Bookshelf (GA)
    126 S Broad St, Thomasville, GA 31792
    Activities & Authors: Pop-Up Shop Palooza
  • Story on the Square (Provisional)
    19 Griffin St, McDonough, GA 30253
    Activities & Authors: Pop up store with November Indies First books and holiday gifts at 15 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA
  • Read It Again Books
    3630 Peachtree Pkwy, suite 314, Suwanee, GA 30024
  • Charis Books & More
    1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
    Activities & Authors: Charis is hosting a six-author party from 12-2pm with Charlene Ball, Denene Millner, Hannah Palmer, Theresa Davis, Nic Stone, and Kirsten Palladino! We'll have snacks and free galley give-aways with every purchase.
  • Square Books
    160 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655
  • Lorelei Books
    1103 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39183
    Activities & Authors: Lorelei Books encourages customers to Take the Title, with games galore throughout the day - crosswords, Scrabble speed rounds, special storytime for Little Lore Lovers. Reminding Vicksburg shoppers that when they buy locally, we all win!
  • Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
    55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801
    Activities & Authors: Some of 2017's star authors return as booksellers for the day, plus non-competitive, cooperative games, seasonal drinks in the cafe and good feelings all around as you put your shopping dollars right back into your community. 
  • Bookmarks
    634 W 4th Ste 110, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Activities & Authors: 10:30am Storytime, 1:30am Illustration Workshop, Food Trucks, Recommendations for everyone on your holiday shopping list, Prep for Holiday cooking with local chefs and cookbook authors, Personal Shopping with Bookmarks staff, & Parapalooza!
  • The Regulator Bookshop
    720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705
    Activities & Authors: Celebrate Indies First 2017 on 11/25 at The Regulator Bookshop! Choose from dozens of our best titles on sale at 20% off -- and come by to enter a free raffle for a chance to win one of four $50. (fifty-dollar) gift certificates! #ShopLocal
  • Spellbound Children's Bookshop
    640 Merrimon Ave Ste 204, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Bright Leaf Books
    227 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Activities & Authors: Come out to Bright Leaf Books on Small Business Saturday for a store-wide sale! Find great deals on new and used books, as well as cards and notebooks. 
  • Pomegranate Books
    4418 Park Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Activities & Authors: Block-wide scavenger hunt, local author readings, and more to be announced!
  • Fiction Addiction
    1175 Woods Crossing Rd Ste 5, Greenville, SC 29607
    Activities & Authors: Small Business & Small Press Saturday Author Signing at Fiction Addiction
  • Itinerant Literate Books/Ink Meets Paper
    4411 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
    Activities & Authors: Local Love Pop-Up Shop: hosted in tandem with local letterpress Ink Meets Paper, this small business/local crafters market is just what locals need for getting a jump-start on their holiday shopping.
  • The Storybook Shoppe
    41A Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910
    Activities & Authors: sculpture in the Garden with Lisa Kerr Dunn. Join us as Lisa reads from her new book and we create sculptures in our front garden.
  • Hooray for Books!
    1555 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
    Activities & Authors: 10:30 am Wee Ones Story Time with author Michael Muller and his adorable Boston Terrier, Mirabelle. 12 pm – 3 pm Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the bookstore! Make a HFB gift card donation to support Alexandria Domestic Violence Program's Holiday Party to reserve your 5-minute slot.

    indies first signINDIES FIRST:
    Has the Indies First Sweepstakes Begun Without YOU?

    In celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday, beginning today, shoppers at indie bookstores can enter the American Booksellers Association's new #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000 worth of books from Penguin Random House.

    Between Wednesday, November 15, and Sunday, November 26, customers can enter the sweepstakes by posting a message on Twitter or Instagram and using the hashtag #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes along with the location tag, the social media handle, or the name, city, and state of a U.S. independent bookstore.

    A random drawing will be held on Friday, December 15, to select five lucky grand prize winners, who will win $1,000 worth of books. Each bookstore with a winning customer will also win $1,000 worth of books to donate to a local nonprofit of their choice.  More details here

Read Independently! And shop local - especially this week.


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.

Be Free or DieThe Escape

On a mild May evening in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, vessels in the service of the Confederacy rocked at their moorings in the city's harbor, ready to transport soldiers and supplies to fortifications in and around Charleston the following day. While many crews slept about their ships that night, Confederate soldiers patrolled for any signs of activity by Union spies or saboteurs. The soldiers had no clue that an extraordinary and unprecedented event was about to take place: by dawn, a twenty-three-year-old illiterate enslaved man named Robert Smalls would seize a 147-foot side-wheel steamer from the headquarters of a Confederate general and run a gauntlet of fortifications to deliver the valuable vessel and its massive guns to nearby Union forces. IN doing so, Smalls would win freedom from slavery, not only for himself and his crew but also for his wife and his two young children who were hidden on board.

--Cate Lineberry, Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls; Escape from Slavery to Union Hero (St. Martin's Press, 2017) 9781250101860

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Ramp Hollow "a labyrinth of clammy menace underlay every limousine, tea dance and dividend in the world above"

keep reading: Ramp Hollow

 

 

 


"Sara has created hands down the most diverse children's and YA section in the South for more than 23 years.

keep reading: Sara Luce Look named Bookseller of the Year


Read This! Books with Street Cred

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

The End We Start From by Megan HunterThe great flood has come to London. Through short, poetic paragraphs we see flashes of the chaotic conditions and the different shades of insanity it breeds, but the world-building of the apocalyptic flood and its aftermath is not the point. Instead it is the narrator's relationship with her newly born son - the primal centrality of motherhood and the demands it makes on survival - even as the fallout from the disaster surrounds them. This is a book you will read in a sitting but will stay on your mind for days afterward.

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter ($22.00*, Grove Press), recommended by Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC.

 



Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things by Simon Ban Vooy
Starts off fast and never losses pace! Really funny, action-packed, and educational! Really cool cover-- great representation of the book.

Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things by Simon Van Booy ($16.99*, Razorbill), recommended by Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC.

 

 

 



Waylon! Even More Awesome by Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee
"I love that it has dogs!," says a Page 158 customer. "A heart-warming dog story that teaches a gentle lesson about friendship and the meaning of cooperation," says Page 158 staff.

Waylon! Even More Awesome by Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee ($15.99*, Disney-Hyperion), recommended by Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC.


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An American Marriage"Novelist Tayari Jones has long been a mentor to me. I love her professionalism as a writer and how willing she is to nurture up and coming black writers and promote black writers in general, whenever she can. " 

keep reading: Roxane Gay on mentors

 


Solo"straddling the worlds of poetry and prose (and text messages) " 

keep reading: Kwame Alexander

 

 


The Gift Guide: Children's Books

Books featured in the Southern indie holiday gift catalogs

 

BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE GENIUSESBIG WORDS FOR LITTLE GENIUSES
by Susan and James Patterson.
There's no "gobbledygook" in this clever picture book, with each letter of the alphabet providing a sophisticated word and definition for "Lilliputian" children to learn. Delightfully whimsical artwork brings these big words to life. Ages 3 to 6.
Jimmy Patterson (9780316502931) $17.99

UNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUEUNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUE
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Discover the magic of believing and friendship. The long-awaited sequel to the New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn is finally here from the beloved author. Ages 3 to 7.
Random House Books for Young Readers(9781101936597) $17.99

 

HERE WE AREHERE WE ARE
by Oliver Jeffers.
The creator of The Day the Crayons Quit offers a rare, personal look inside his own hopes and expectations for his child—and in doing so gifts readers with a sweet and humorous missive about our world. Ages 3 to 7.
Philomel Books (9780399167898) $19.99

RUNNY BABBIT RETURNSRUNNY BABBIT RETURNS
by Shel Silverstein.
With tongue-twisting wordplay and uproarious characters, Runny Babbit returns in this collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings compiled from extensive archives. Ages 4 to 8.
HarperCollins
 (9780062479396) $19.99

GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHTGOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT
by Margaret Wise Brown.
A modern-day classic featuring Brown's signature word pattern from Goodnight Moon, brought to glorious life by New York Times-bestselling illustrator Loren Long. Ages 4 to 8.
HarperCollins 
(9780062383105) $18.99

GOOD NIGHT, REINDEERGOOD NIGHT, REINDEER
by Marco Bucci with illustrations by Denise Brennan-Nelson.
It's tiring work getting ready for Christmas. So after a long day, it's time for everyone at the North Pole to hit the hay, and that includes the members of Santa's famous reindeer team. Ages 4 to 8.
Sleeping Bear Press (9781585363704) $16.99

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The Man Who Invented Christmas "the popular concept of Christmas as the most charitable of holidays, where support of the less fortunate became as commonplace as turkey and tinsel.

keep reading: The man who invented Christmas

 

 


" Adaptation is an art and to see a wonderful one come to fruition is very gratifying"  

keep reading: From bookseller to movie producer


The Okra Pick of the Week


Tales of a Cosmic Possum by Sheila IngleSheila Ingle's husband John was brought up in Ingle Holler in Union, South Carolina, with eight other Ingle families. They worked together in the mills, shared their gardens, attended church, and enjoyed the playing and singing of the songs from the Grand Ole Opry. When five of the brothers went off to war, those who couldn't fight took care of their families. The Ingles stuck together, just like they were taught in the Appalachian hills of Erwin, Tennessee. Love of God, love of family, and love of country were modeled in each home. In fact, one year Make Ingle put his sons and grandsons together to build Hillside Baptist Church. Adults kept up with the newspapers and the radios; world happenings were important. Any type of sickness brought a barrage of soup and cornbread, because children still had to eat. On those twenty acres, the children played in the creek, cowboys and Indians, and hide-and-seek. They built their own wagons and sleds to race down the hill on the dry, hickory leaves. All the boys learned to shoot a .22 caliber, and John's mother Lois could light a match with her shots. Living in Ingle Holler was home, where each one was accepted.

Tales of a Cosmic Possum by Sheila Ingle| Ambassador International | 9781620206126

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 19. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

 

See the full list here.
The Southern Book Prize | A SIBA Okra Pick | Special to the Southern List
Printable versions (PDF): Hardcover | Paperback | Children's

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541176
2. The Midnight Line
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593482
3. Origin
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385514231
4. Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $28.99, 9780062694058
5. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781501139154
2. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
Joe Biden, Flatiron, $27, 9781250171672
3. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50, 9780316512589
4. Grant
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594204876
5. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $28, 9781476794044

Special to the Southern List

The Last Ballad Wiley Cash, Morrow, $26.99,  Braving the Wilderness Brene Brown, Random House, $28,  The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16,  How to Fight Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.), Parallax Press, $9.95,

HARDCOVER FICTION

6. The Last Ballad
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062313119
10. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

5. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $28, 9781476794044
6. Make Your Bed
William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18, 9781455570249
9. Braving the Wilderness

Brene Brown, Random House, $28, 9780812995848
12. Hacks
Donna Brazile, Hachette, $28, 9780316478519
15. S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco
David Dibenedetto, Harper Wave, $45, 9780062445148

PAPERBACK FICTION

6. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
9. The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16, 9780679731726
10. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
12. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $16, 9780743273565
13. Moonglow
Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062225566
14. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16, 9780307455796
15. It
Stephen King, Scribner, $19.99, 9781501175466

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

6. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $10, 9780062695697
8. Wreck This Journal

Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
9. How to Fight
Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.), Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781941529867
10. The Man Who Invented Christmas
Les Standiford, Broadway, $17, 9781524762469
11. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
12. Strong Is the New Pretty
Kate T. Parker, Workman, $17.95, 9780761189138
13. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
15. Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Joan Didion, FSG, $15, 9780374531386

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Events

What's happening at Southern Indies across the South?

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you.

Black Friday Sale & Author Meet & Greet: Steve Robertson  (author appearance)
Steve Robertson | 11/24/2017, 10:30 am | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Holiday Open House!  (other event)
11/24/2017, 12:00 pm | Tall Tales Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Pop-Up with Nick from A Dapper Sandlapper Bow Ties   (other event)
11/24/2017, 10:00 am | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Indies Sell  (other event)
11/24/2017, 07:00 am | Words of Wisdom Bookstore | Hermitage, TN

Small Business Saturday  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Small Business Saturday & 35th Anniversary  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Small Business Saturday  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Timothy Weeks Signs The Beauty Fools  (author appearance)
Timothy Weeks | 11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Holiday Book Swap on Small Business Saturday  (other event)
11/25/2017, 02:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Celebrate Indies First Small Business Saturday with Charis  (other event)
11/25/2017, 11:00 am | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Shop Small Saturday  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Indies First / Small Business Saturday 2017  (other event)
11/25/2017, 09:00 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Polar Express Storytime & Pajama Party  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:30 am | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

Small Business Saturday  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas  (author appearance)
Jimmy Cajoleas | 11/25/2017, 11:00 am | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Foggy Pine Storytime  (other event)
Loren Long | 11/25/2017, 10:30 am | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

Jamie DeMent – The Farmhouse Chef  (author appearance)
Jamie DeMent | 11/25/2017, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon – Prints Charming  (author appearance)
John Loecke | 11/25/2017, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Raleigh Boychoir - 50th Anniversary Sharing of Song  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

INDIES FIRST: Small Business Saturday!  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | The Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Small Business & Small Press Saturday Celebration  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:30 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Story time with Miss Debi  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:30 am | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Memphis: Birthplace of Rock and Roll (by Robert Dye) and Libertyland (by John R Stevenson)  (author appearance)
11/25/2017, 01:00 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Saturday Storytime  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:30 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Indies First Small Business Saturday wth The Grinch!   (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:00 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Small Business Saturday at Prince Books!  (other event)
11/25/2017, 10:45 am | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Mark Hendricks and Small Business Saturday  (author appearance)
Mark Hendricks | 11/25/2017, 03:00 pm | Sundial Books | Chicoteague Island, VA

Tea For Tots  (other event)
11/26/2017, 02:00 pm | The Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Tea For Tots  (other event)
11/26/2017, 02:00 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

New & Notable Book Club: LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng  (book club)
11/26/2017, 02:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Young Adult Book Club  (book club)
Lila Bowen | 11/26/2017, 06:30 pm | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

Scott Hilton Davis - Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik  (author appearance)
Scott Hilton Davis | 11/26/2017, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Pop-Up with Elizabeth McDaniel, LaRue Fine Chocolate  (other event)
11/26/2017, 11:00 am | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Chef Allen's Farm-to-Table Mondays: Alice in Wonderland  (other event)
11/27/2017, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Laura Dowling - White House Christmas   (author appearance)
Laura Dowling | 11/27/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Classics Book Club: DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather  (book club)
11/27/2017, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Not-So-YA Book Club  (book club)
11/27/2017, 06:00 pm | Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Contemporary Fiction In-Store Book Club - The Cellist of Sarajevo  (book club)
11/27/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Parnassus Classics Club - Franny and Zooey  (book club)
11/27/2017, 10:00 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Rick Bragg - The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg | 11/28/2017, 06:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Kidliterate Book Club Reads Tangerine by Edward Bloor  (book club)
11/28/2017, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Jimmy Cajoleas with GOLDELINE  (author appearance)
Jimmy Cajoleas | 11/28/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Children's Storytime  (other event)
11/28/2017, 10:30 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

QRB + NCSU Teen Book Club - Still Life with Tornado  (book club)
11/28/2017, 06:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Daniel P. Bolger - Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided  (author appearance)
Daniel P. Bolger | 11/28/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

BEST CREATIVE NONFICTION OF THE SOUTH, VOL. II -- with Michael Chitwood, Randall Kenan & Michael McFee  (other event)
11/28/2017, 07:00 pm | The Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Betty Montgomery and Dick Carr Signing  (author appearance)
Betty Montgomery | 11/28/2017, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Book signing with Deb Perelman, author of Smitten Kitchen Every Day  (author appearance)
Deb Perelman | 11/28/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

November Book Club: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie  (book club)
11/28/2017, 06:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Old Hickory Book Club  (book club)
Agatha Christie | 11/28/2017, 06:30 pm | Words of Wisdom Bookstore | Hermitage, TN

What Twain Means Today With Authors Alan Pell Crawford and Melissa Scholes Young  (other event)
11/28/2017, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Deb Perelman - Smitten Kitchen Every Day  (author appearance)
Deb Perelman | 11/29/2017, 08:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Race-Conscious Parenting Collective  (other event)
11/29/2017, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Ashton Lee with BOOK CLUB BABIES  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee | 11/29/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jan Brett Ticketed Event  (author appearance)
Jan Brett | 11/29/2017, 05:00 pm | Country Bookshop, The | Southern Pines, NC

The 2017 Wilde Awards Live!  (other event)
11/29/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Kelley Carboni-Woods - Manifest: 30 Days of Intentional Mantras  (author appearance)
Kelley Carboni-Woods | 11/29/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Mark Fallon, Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture  (author appearance)
Mark Fallon | 11/29/2017, 07:00 pm | The Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Book Launch Party  (author appearance)
Viveka Tolf | 11/29/2017, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

The Bookaholics will discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler  (book club)
11/29/2017, 12:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Donna Lucey  (author appearance)
Donna Lucey | 11/30/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Alison Wright - Human Tribe   (author appearance)
Alison Wright | 11/30/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Story Time with Miss Hannah at Prince Ave. shop  (other event)
11/30/2017, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

At 40 Watt: Poets Tommy Pico and Morgan Parker  (author appearance)
Morgan Parker | 11/30/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Black Feminist Book Club Reads: You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson  (book club)
11/30/2017, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Other Places, Other Lives Book Club: The Story of a New Name  (book club)
11/30/2017, 07:00 pm | Underground Books | Carrollton, GA

Stella Barcelona: Concierge: A Black Raven Novel   (author appearance)
Stella Barcelona | 11/30/2017, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign by Carter Dalton Lyon  (author appearance)
Carter Dalton | 11/30/2017, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Nate Blakeslee with AMERICAN WOLF  (author appearance)
Nate Blakeslee | 11/30/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jamie DeMent discusses her cookbook The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm   (other event)
Jamie DeMent | 11/30/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Hatchet Coffee Book Club  (book club)
Jess Walter | 11/30/2017, 07:30 pm | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

Works in Translation Book Club  (book club)
11/30/2017, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Storytime Thursday  (other event)
11/30/2017, 10:30 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Intro to Wine Class  (other event)
11/30/2017, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place Bookstore | Greenville, SC

Book signing with Russell Johnson, author of Memphis: Then & Now  (author appearance)
Russell Johnson | 11/30/2017, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Singalong Storytime with Emily Arrow  (other event)
11/30/2017, 04:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Joan Silber, author of Improvement  (author appearance)
Joan Silber | 11/30/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

JABBIES with Sourcebooks  (other event)
11/30/2017, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

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