★ AAUW book sale this weekend

Head to Tanglewood Mall this weekend for the semi-annual book sale benefitting the scholarship fund of the Roanoke Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Sending young women to college is a good cause, and you'll leave with a new stack of affordable books for your bedside table. The quantity and selection… Continue reading ★ AAUW book sale this weekend

★ The Righteous Mind to be discussed Sunday, June 11

Katherine Devine is interested in getting some folks together to discuss The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Johnathan Haidt. The book has shaped a great deal of conversation about how we work together through our differences. From Rebecca Litchfield’s review in the London School of Economics Review of Books: “Audacious… what […]

★ Home and away with Tracee de Hahn

Tracee de Hahn is the author of Swiss Vendetta, the first of the Agnes Lüthi mysteries published by St. Martins/Minotaur. Book two, A Well-Timed Murder, is scheduled for release in Feb 2018. She took a break from edits on her second book to talk with us about her inspirations. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke: Let's start with your… Continue reading ★ Home and away with Tracee de Hahn

★ Liz Long on local architecture and Hermione Granger

Liz Long  is the author of the young adult series Heroes of Arcania and the Donovan Circus series. To set the stage for the READ LOCAL, Liz fittingly filled us in on local energies behind her work. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke: With the recent Harry Potter Festival, another world merged with Downtown Roanoke. How about your work -  what's the intersection… Continue reading ★ Liz Long on local architecture and Hermione Granger

★ Join the Conversation: The Righteous Mind

Katherine Devine is interested in getting some folks together to discuss The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Johnathan Haidt. The book has shaped a great deal of conversation about how we work together through our differences. From Rebecca Litchfield's review in the London School of Economics Review of Books: “Audacious… what… Continue reading ★ Join the Conversation: The Righteous Mind

★ The Last Moonwalk: Thursday, May 4

No, it's not a tribute to Michael Jackson. It's your chance to hear graduating MFA students read from their creative works: Thursday night, May 4th, in Hollins' Green Drawing Room at 8:15 PM. Surely there will be poetry, prose, fancy footwork, and warm wishes for the readers: may they live rewarding lives surrounded by words. And… Continue reading ★ The Last Moonwalk: Thursday, May 4

★ READ LOCAL at the Salem Museum: Saturday, May 20

SAVE THE DATE: The Salem Museum and Historical Society will host readers and area writers on Saturday, May 20, for READ LOCAL: A Celebration of Local Authors. This is the first year for the event which will take place in the museum's galleries. The day will include signings and book sales by two dozen local authors. Watch for more on the event in… Continue reading ★ READ LOCAL at the Salem Museum: Saturday, May 20

★ Roanoke’s readers: The Day Avenue Book Club

The Raleigh Court Branch Library Book Group recently read and discussed three short stories, all taking place in libraries. There were thematic similarities across fiction by Bradbury, Borges, and Murakami. The library, it seems, is a pretty apt metaphor for how we try to make sense of a world that we can't fully comprehend. We may never get to… Continue reading ★ Roanoke’s readers: The Day Avenue Book Club