★ Thanks, Doloris! Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, 4/28

Thank you independent bookstore owners. You take a risk to build community and business around books. Here in Roanoke, we've got Doloris Vest at Book No Further. While we appreciate her everyday, we're especially pleased to stop in on Saturday, April 28, for Independent Bookstore Day.  Check out the schedule and download a coupon. The… Continue reading ★ Thanks, Doloris! Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, 4/28

★ On living and telling: Hankla’s Lost Places

Cathryn Hankla’s Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home (Mercer University Press, 2018) collects essays on place, memory, and time, to explore the question, What is home? Meditations on landscape, identity, the body, our environment, and domestic spaces are woven with personal and family history upon a weft of literary, social, and art criticism. Hankla’s… Continue reading ★ On living and telling: Hankla’s Lost Places

★ Rebels with a cause: Heath Lee on groundbreaking women and Liza Mundy’s April 4 visit

Author and North Cross School alumna Liza Mundy will visit Roanoke on April 4. The author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of American Women Code Breakers of World War II (Hachette, 2017) will speak onstage at North Cross School with women’s history biographer Heath Hardage Lee from 2 to 4 PM. That evening Mundy will give a… Continue reading ★ Rebels with a cause: Heath Lee on groundbreaking women and Liza Mundy’s April 4 visit

★ On local voices and local support at Book No Further

In a BOOK CITY, we each have a voice.  We use it to connect, to advocate, to share, to teach, and to question. We do this with words on paper, with some of that writing getting polished up into printed form. And now that we have a responsive local book store that emphasizes the work of… Continue reading ★ On local voices and local support at Book No Further

★ Local authors, local impact: Shop Small Saturday (Nov. 25) at Book No Further

Book No Further will celebrate Small Business Saturday (November 25) with a local author signing from 10 AM to 4 PM. An annual event the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Shop Small Saturday was begun by American Express in 2010. Momentum has built, and by last year, the national effort brought out an estimated 112 million shoppers.… Continue reading ★ Local authors, local impact: Shop Small Saturday (Nov. 25) at Book No Further

★ History and the art of the possible: Beth Macy at Book No Further

Beth Macy appeared at Book No Further this weekend to celebrate the opening of Doloris Vest's new bookstore and the paperback release of Macy's second book, Truevine (Back Bay Books, 2017). In presenting the motivation behind her work, the Roanoke based author points to the unexpected heroes she's drawn to. They fight the odds—against racial injustice,… Continue reading ★ History and the art of the possible: Beth Macy at Book No Further

★ What she’s learned: Doloris Vest on the planning of Book No Further

Roanoke will soon have a new independent bookstore. Doors will open at Book No Further on October 17 at 10 AM in the 16 West Marketplace (16 West Church Street, Roanoke). In anticipation, owner Doloris Vest filled us in on what she’s learned planning and preparing for the business. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke: Folks are… Continue reading ★ What she’s learned: Doloris Vest on the planning of Book No Further

★ Independent bookstore opening in Roanoke: Help shape the selections of Book No Further

BIG NEWS! 16 West will be home to Roanoke's only independent new and like-new bookstore. Book No Further will feature books by local authors, books about the area, and a well curated selection of other new and used books. The bookstore will be in the space formerly occupied by Fleda Ring Artworks. "16 West already… Continue reading ★ Independent bookstore opening in Roanoke: Help shape the selections of Book No Further