Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

Tumble & Blue $17.99
by Cassie Beasley

New York, NY: Dial Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they take their destinies into their own hands. 1817: When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant a great fate to the poor soul foolish enough to face him....


Thursday, August 31, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading $27.00
by Anne Gisleson

New York, NY: Little, Brown (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief. Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and had witnessed cancer take her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner and the mother of his son to cancer in her young thirties...


Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

All's Faire in Middle School $12.99
by Victoria Jamieson

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New York, NY: Dial Books (2017). Paperback. Signed.

From the author of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl, a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and life at the Renaissance Faire that’s perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire...


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

Children of Refuge $17.99
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

After Edwy is smuggled off to Refuge City to stay with his brother and sister, Rosi, Bobo, and Cana are stuck alone—and in danger—in Cursed Town in the thrilling follow-up to Children of Exile from New York Times bestselling author, Margaret Peterson Haddix. It’s been barely a day since Edwy left Fredtown to be with his parents and, already, he is being sent away. He’s smuggled off to boarding school in Refuge City...


Monday, September 18, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires $26.99
by Daren Wang

New York, NY: Thomas Dunne (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

"Splendid—a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of The Civil War." Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain. A novel rooted in the remarkable, but little-known, true history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line. When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerrillas and spies, Joe’s vengeful owner...


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Young Adult Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

Event with Kendare Blake, Katharine McGee, and Jessie Ann Foley

New York, NY: HarperCollins (2017).

So many YA books, so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors - SO MANY AUTHORS! - who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!). Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.

Jessie Ann Foley presents Neighborhood Girls
Printz Honor winner Jessie Ann Foley, whose debut novel, The Carnival at Bray, was also a Morris Award finalist, is back with a candid coming-of-age story about a girl whose encounters with loss, broken friendships, and newfound faith leave her forever changed.

Katharine McGee presents The Dazzling Heights
The second book in the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series that began with The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. The sumptuous second book in the Thousandth Floor series has all the drama, romance and hidden secrets that landed the first book in this series at #2 on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list.

Kendare Blake presents One Dark Throne
Picking up where the New York Times bestselling fantasy novel Three Dark Crowns left off, One Dark Throne continues with higher stakes, jaw-dropping reveals, and an ending readers will never see coming. With the queens’ sixteenth birthday celebration on the horizon and the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them, the sisters must reassess their strategic paths to the throne in light of what has happened.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Sing, Unburied, Sing $26.00
by Jesmyn Ward

New York, NY: Scribner (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament,...


Thurssday, September 28, 2017
Young Readers Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

Abby in Wonderland: Whatever After Special Edition $16.99
by Sarah Mlynowski

New York, NY: Scholastic (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

We are proud to present the very first Special Edition in the enchanting New York Times bestselling Whatever After series. Down the rabbit hole...I'm spending the day with my best friends, Frankie and Robin, and -- UGH -- snobby Penny. I'm not expecting anything magical to happen, until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house...and we all wind up in the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!...


Friday, September 29, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

The Explorer $16.99
by Katherine Rundell

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes. Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret...


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Savage Country $26.95
by Robert Olmstead

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband’s folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving their land...


Friday, October 6, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Dinner at the Center of the Earth $26.95
by Nathan Englander

New York, NY: Knopf (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges—a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years...


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Manhattan Beach $28.00
by Jennifer Egan

New York, NY: Scribner (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family...


Friday, October 13, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition $29.95
by Adam Gussow

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Paperback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings...


Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

The Floating World $26.95
by C. Morgan Babst

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family’s fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing her parents, Joe Boisdoré, an artist descended from a freed slave who became one of the city’s preeminent furniture makers...


Thursday, November 2, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Ranger Games $28.95
by Ben Blum

New York, NY: Doubleday (2017)

Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other. Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream...


Monday, November 6, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse $17.99
by Nicholas Gannon

New York, NY: Greenwillow Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, which the New York Times called “a dreamy charmer of a book,” is a second tour-de-force by author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon brimming with the spirit of exploration and celebrating the bond of friendship. Gorgeously realized with Gannon’s distinctive full-color art. In the sequel to the Indies Next and Indies Introduce pick The Doldrums, Archer Helmsley’s grandparents...


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South $26.00
by Karen L. Cox

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the "Wild Man" and the "Goat Woman"—enlisted an African American man named George Pearls to rob their reclusive neighbor, Jennie Merrill, at her estate. During the attempted robbery, Merrill was shot and killed. The crime drew national coverage when...


Friday, December 1, 2017
Picture Book Event | Signing & Reading 5:00

The 12 Days of Christmas $16.99
by Greg Pizzoli

New York, NY: Disney-Hyperion (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Two-time Geisel-Award winning author Greg Pizzoli's first Christmas book follows a festive elephant family that despairs as the gifts pile up in their house. Not even elephants really need 12 drumming drummers! Elephant is delighted to get a gift, but as the twelve days of Christmas continue, presents pile higher and higher! A partridge in a pear tree? Cute! But soon, her dad despairs...