Book launch for Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh!
Join Laurie Ann Thompson to celebrate the release of her newest book Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries.
Join Mark Maciejewski to celebrate the launch of his new book, the second installment in the I Am Fartacus series!
Our best kept secret is that we have been hosting a true crime book club since we have opened. It started when fans of the podcast My Favorite Murder were looking for a place to talk books and now they've found their home! This month the Murderinos are reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark. All are welcome!
In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt deftly weaves together the journeys of three women from vastly diverse backgrounds who are searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this novel that bestselling author Wally Lamb calls “an evocative page turner” is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiveness.
The Night Child by Anna Quinn is the story of Nora Brown, an English teacher who lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and daughter until she starts seeing the haunting face of a young girl. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and, eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered — a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present.
Both authors will be present for a discussion, Q&A, and signing. All are welcome!
We're hosting a Book Sale Fundraiser benefiting Benjamin Franklin Elementary! Joining us are fantastic children's book authors Dana Sullivan, A.L. Collins, Michaele Razi, and Kevin John Scott, with 20% of all sales going to the school's library fund.
February 23rd is the Annihilation movie release date! iPic Theaters is showing Annihilation at 7:45 pm on 2/23 and I just got my ticket! Anyone up for a 6:30-7:30 pm book talk/discussion before the movie? Last I checked there were still spots left for the 7:45 showing! If you haven’t read it you still can… it is only 195 pages:)
We are incredibly excited to be launching Kevin John Scott for his book launch!
Join our own A.L. Collins as she launches her new new middle grade book Redworld!
"In the year 2335, a 13-year-old Earth girl with Chinese heritage begins a new life on Mars. Just arrived from Earth, Belle Song and her family become farmers on Mars, which has been terraformed to accommodate agriculture. Belle is resilient and refreshingly headstrong, and she finds all manner of trouble and adventure while trying to acclimate to her new world. She meets Lucas, the abrasive bispecies (human/Sulux) boy with light purple skin from the farm next door, and Ta’al, a Nabian girl with even stranger features that are “definitely not human.” The story traces Belle’s adjustment over the course of a year. "
VOYA magazine says, "Middle school students will identify with the conflicts in Belle's journal entries and relish the harrowing adventures...."
Help us celebrate the amazing Marissa Meyer in the launch of her latest: Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2). Marissa Meyer is still on the NYT bestseller list for Renegades, and will join us for a Q&A and signing!
Join Kerri Kokias Kerri for a reading and signing.
“Captivating and even surprising. . . . It’s a neatly conceived study of two independent sisters who are fully capable of enjoying a day on their own terms.” —Publishers Weekly
“Chock-full of ideas for fun on a snowy day . . . A nice addition to sibling shelves that shows that fun can also be had apart.” —Kirkus Reviews
From Kirkus Reviews: Elizabeth, white, an orphan, and a devoted reader, has a recently discovered magical gift of extrasensory awareness and anticipation. When her guardian aunt and uncle depart for a vacation, leaving only a train ticket and three $1 bills duct-taped to the door, Elizabeth embarks on an extraordinary adventure.
"In the House of the Serpent Handler” offers an intimate and engrossing look at the latest generation of Pentecostal believers who "take up" venomous snakes as a test of their religious faith. Focusing on several preachers and their families in six Appalachian states, journalist Julia C. Duin explores the impact that such twenty-first-century phenomena as social media and "reality television" have had on rituals long practiced in obscurity. As Duin reveals, the mortal snakebite suffered by pastor Mack Wofford in 2012 marked the passing of the torch to younger preachers Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin, who were featured in the 2013 series Snake Salvation on the National Geographic Channel. Seeing their participation in the show as a way of publicizing their faith and thus winning converts, Coots and Hamblin attempted to reinvent the snake-handling tradition for a modern audience.
Local fantasy author Django Wexler will join us to discuss and sign his latest book The Infernal Battalion, the latest in his popular Shadow Campaign series.