★ It’s Independent Bookstore Day

It's Independent Bookstore Day: Saturday, April 21, 2021. Join the national party celebrating all the things that make indie bookstores fun and exciting. Locally, Book No Further has exclusive and limited-edition books, including Indiestore releases from Stephen King, Jeff Vandermeer, Nigella Lawson and Nikki Giovanni, available only at participating indie bookstores. Exclusives In the Tall Grass by Stephen KingBeing Alive is a Good… Continue reading ★ It’s Independent Bookstore Day

★ Change the World with THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK – May 6

Q: Who held the very first march on Washington, D.C., and were the first people to ever picket the White House? A: The suffragists. Learn more history about these change makers, and visit virtually with Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts, the authors of The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World (Candlewick Press,… Continue reading ★ Change the World with THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK – May 6

★ Mike Allen is trying to scare us (Podcast Episode 3.5)

Mike Allen joined the podcast to talk about his novella, "The Comforter," from A Sinister Quartet (Mythic Delirium Books, 2020). This season's theme is Alone / Together: What pulls us into community and stands us apart. Read a separate interview with Mike here about the book's publication.Learn more about Mike's favorite band here. Hear the… Continue reading ★ Mike Allen is trying to scare us (Podcast Episode 3.5)

★ How to tell your family story: Wed., 2/24 at 6:30 PM

Learn to tell your family story with Story Stop, a virtual presentation from Book No Further, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 pm.  Author and podcaster Kris Spisak will host the panel discussion with novelists Angie Smibert and Larry Bechtel, poet Ashley Rhame and freelance author Christina Nifong. Spisak will discuss how to use family storytelling to create… Continue reading ★ How to tell your family story: Wed., 2/24 at 6:30 PM

★ KISSING A TREE SURGEON with Eleanor Levine (Podcast episode 3.3)

Eleanor Levine spends some time in BOOK CITY this week via the podcast. The lively and free-wheeling conversation centers largely on her debut collection of short stories, Kissing a Tree Surgeon (Guernica World Editions) and explores the season's theme, Alone / Together. Eleanor Levine's writing has appeared in more than 80 publications, including Fiction, Evergreen Review,… Continue reading ★ KISSING A TREE SURGEON with Eleanor Levine (Podcast episode 3.3)

★ MLK In his Own Words – January 18 from RoCo Public Library

Join Roanoke County Public Library in marking what would have been Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's 92nd birthday. We'll virtually discuss five of his most famous speeches and his Letter from Birmingham Jail. We’ll talk about our perception of the most famous quotes outside of, and within, the context of the larger works. We’ll compare… Continue reading ★ MLK In his Own Words – January 18 from RoCo Public Library

★ Join the discussion of CASTE this winter

Join Roanoke Public Libraries and BOOK CITY Roanoke for the next conversation series in the Change Academy. Over five Mondays this winter, we’ll explore Caste, the unspoken system that underpins life in the United States. Through the Roanoke Change Academy, we’re exploring Caste, the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson. In a section-by-section discussion, we’ll look at the… Continue reading ★ Join the discussion of CASTE this winter

★ From the Podcast: Reader Thomas Fellers on Social Infrastructure

Roanoke resident Thomas Fellers offers two books for a conversation on social infrastructure as we continue our podcast conversations on Alone / Together: What draws us into community and sets us apart. Books discussed in this third episode of the season are Chang-rae Lee's ON SUCH A FULL SEA (Riverhead Books, 2014) and PALACES FOR… Continue reading ★ From the Podcast: Reader Thomas Fellers on Social Infrastructure

★ Upcoming Book Events

Everything's online this winter, so really you can take advantage of attending events anywhere. And we can also reinforce our local literary community by attending some stellar  events locally to see big names and take part in important conversations. Check out the list below, and always, let us know what we're missing! JANUARY Jan. 7… Continue reading ★ Upcoming Book Events