Nov. 27 - Dec. 5, 2015
Friday, Nov. 27
ROBERT BEATTY: Robert Beatty signs his locally-set YA novel, “Serafina and the Black Cloak,” at the Asheville Mall Barnes and Noble, 3 S. Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 296-7335.
Saturday, Nov. 28
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café hosts local authors in celebration of Indies First Small Business Saturday at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 10 a.m. Call 254-6734.
ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Asheville Animal Rights Reading Group meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 255-8115.
KATE ALCOTT: Kate Alcott presents her new novel, “A Touch of Stardust,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.
PETER LOEWER: Asheville resident Peter Loewer discusses “Solving Deer Problems” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
Monday, Nov. 30
HEALTH BOOK CLUB: The PIH Engage Health book club meets at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
EDITING/PUBLISHING WORKSHOP: Author A.D. Reed presents a workshop on editing and publishing works at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 4 p.m. Call 648-2924.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Man Called Ove” by Frederick Backman is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.
DAVIS MILLER: Davis Miller celebrates the release of “Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
ELIOTT ENGEL: Dr. Eliott Engel presents “The Tortured Genius of Edgar Allen Poe” at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 7 p.m. Call 884-3151.
WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “More Than Words” by Liza Kirwin at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “A Mind Apart” by Susanne Antonetta at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “West With the Night” by Beryl Markham is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.
MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The Pleasure Was Mine” by Tommy Hays at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Thursday, Dec. 3
BOOK DISCUSSION: “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.
Friday, Dec. 4
KINGSOLVER BOOK CLUB: The Barbara Kingsolver Book Club meets to discuss “Pigs in Heaven” by Barbara Kingsolver at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 4 p.m. Call 250-4756.
BILL ALEXANDER: Asheville resident Bill Alexander presents his book, “Biltmore Estate: Gardens and Grounds,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 5:30 p.m. Call 697-1870.
YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: YA author Alexandra Duncan hosts a world-building workshop for middle and high school writers at Spellbound Books, 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 4 p.m. $15. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Call 708-7570.
ELLEN MALPHRUS: Ellen Malphrus presents “Untying the Moon” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
MUSIC & STORYTELLING: Paula Hanke and Michael Jefry Stevens present music and storytelling at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. $12. Call 252-5335.
Saturday, Dec. 5
BANNED BOOK CLUB: Blue Ridge Books hosts the Banned Book Club at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 10 a.m. Call 456-6000.
AUTHOR SIGNINGS: Authors Constance Lombardo, Cynthia Yancey, Laurie McKay, Diane Scott, Tony Reevy, Ariana Abbott, and Ken Abbott sign their books at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 11 a.m. Call 254-6734.
JOSEPH MEIGS: Joseph Meigs presents his new short story collection, “Artists’ Tales,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.
CLOTH BABY BOOKS: Local author and illustrator Bess Baird discusses her process of publishing cloth baby books at Spellbound Books, 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 708-7570.
JORDAN A. ROTHACKER: Jordan A. Rothacker reads from “The Pit, and No Other Stories,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 255-8115.
CHRISTY ENGLISH: Christy English presents her new romance novel, “How to Seduce a Scot,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 5:30 p.m. Pre-ordering the novel required. Call 697-1870.
GOOD LUCK NOT DYING: Trace Ramsey reads from the zine “Quitter” and from his memoir in essays, “Carrying Capacity,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 255-8115.
COSMIC HAPPY SLAM: Youth poets ages 11-19 participate in the Cosmic Happy Slam at Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St., Asheville, 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students. Call 259-3653
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