Author Thomas Pierce’s Novel “The Afterlives” Asks What Happens After We Die? Apparently A Lot.

Pierce is on tour for "The Afterlives" and will be reading from the novel at Malaprop's Books, January 16 Author Thomas Pierce forthcoming novel, The Afterlives, is a funny, poignant love story that answers the question: What happens after we die? (Lots of stuff, it turns out). Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. … Continue reading Author Thomas Pierce’s Novel “The Afterlives” Asks What Happens After We Die? Apparently A Lot.

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Malaprop’s Presents An Evening with Dar Williams on Her Book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes. Dar will talk about her travels, her book, and her observations from traveling and meeting folks in small towns all over the country. She's got some ideas to share about urban planning. She'll even play a … Continue reading Malaprop’s Presents An Evening with Dar Williams on Her Book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

"Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. A conversation with Fiona … Continue reading "Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

"Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. A conversation with Fiona … Continue reading "Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

It's National Novel Writing Month, Final Celebration at Battery Park Book Exchange Dec. 6

Each November since 1999, writers across the country participate in what is know as National Novel Writing Month (fondly shortened to NaNoWriMo), where they have a thirty days to write a 50,000 word novel. Participants should expect to average 1,667 words per day to reach the 50k mark, but many fly past that or fall … Continue reading It's National Novel Writing Month, Final Celebration at Battery Park Book Exchange Dec. 6

Ghosts, Zombies and Killers: Asheville's Haunted Grounds in Indie Literature

Fall: the days are warm, but the nights are bone-chillingly cold. It’s no wonder fall and scary stories go hand in hand. If you’re looking for some supernatural reads, look no further than these Asheville indies. By Melisa Lizarraga  First up, join local author Jake Bible on his six book series Z-Burbia, a zombie-laden adventure … Continue reading Ghosts, Zombies and Killers: Asheville's Haunted Grounds in Indie Literature

Upcoming Asheville Book Readings and Signings

"Memoir of a Minnie Riperton Fan" Book Signing When: August 15th, 2015 at 6:00pm Where: Firestorm Cafe & Books, 610 Haywood Road Asheville native Sheila Simmons, who obtained her bachelor's degree from U.N.C.-Chapel Hill, returns to her hometown Sat., Aug. 15, to discuss her newly released book, Memoir of a Minnie Riperton Fan. Asheville is … Continue reading Upcoming Asheville Book Readings and Signings

"Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

A unique blend of visionaries, risk takers and creative souls lends energy to Asheville’s historic streets. Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country. Discover quirky figures like a “nun” named Sister Bad Habit, who entertains passengers … Continue reading "Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

"Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

A unique blend of visionaries, risk takers and creative souls lends energy to Asheville’s historic streets. Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country. Discover quirky figures like a “nun” named Sister Bad Habit, who entertains passengers … Continue reading "Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

NPR's Steve Inskeep at Malaprop's to Present "Jacksonland"

"Jacksonland"  — A New Book on President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and a Great American Land Grab Event Info: Where: Malaprop's Books, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville When: Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:00pm Cost: Tickets are $15 and come with a coupon for $10 off Jacksonland from Malaprop’s. http://www.npr.org/player/embed/407664385/407868165 Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep is the thrilling narrative … Continue reading NPR's Steve Inskeep at Malaprop's to Present "Jacksonland"

NPR's Steve Inskeep at Malaprop's to Present "Jacksonland"

"Jacksonland"  — A New Book on President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and a Great American Land Grab Event Info: Where: Malaprop's Books, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville When: Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:00pm Cost: Tickets are $15 and come with a coupon for $10 off Jacksonland from Malaprop’s. http://www.npr.org/player/embed/407664385/407868165 Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep is the thrilling narrative … Continue reading NPR's Steve Inskeep at Malaprop's to Present "Jacksonland"

Betting the Farm on a Drought Author Seamus McGraw Speaking at Malaprop's Books, Asheville,

Seamus McGraw Presents Betting the Farm on a Drought at Malaprop's, Asheville In his new book, Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change, the award-winning author of The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone offers a lively, thought-provoking overview of climate change from the perspectives of people who are dealing with … Continue reading Betting the Farm on a Drought Author Seamus McGraw Speaking at Malaprop's Books, Asheville,

Read an Excerpt from Asheville Author Sara Gruen's "At The Water's Edge"

Asheville-based Author Sara Gruen sold ten million copies of "Water For Elephants". Her follow-up book At the Water’s Edge had its official launch March 31 in Asheville. Gruen is now on tour to promote the title which demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge tells the gripping and poignant story of a privileged … Continue reading Read an Excerpt from Asheville Author Sara Gruen's "At The Water's Edge"

Read an Excerpt from Asheville Author Sara Gruen's "At The Water's Edge"

Asheville-based Author Sara Gruen sold ten million copies of "Water For Elephants". Her follow-up book At the Water’s Edge had its official launch March 31 in Asheville. Gruen is now on tour to promote the title which demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge tells the gripping and poignant story of a privileged … Continue reading Read an Excerpt from Asheville Author Sara Gruen's "At The Water's Edge"

Foodie Rockstar and Fermentation Author Sandor Katz Coming to Asheville

Sauerkraut and pickle fans get ready, Mr. Sandorkraut is coming to Asheville. The renowned fermentation revivalist will speak at UNC-Asheville Sunday, May 24 and then run a week long Wild Food & Fermentation Workshop at Ashevillage Institute. Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation (2003) and the Art of Fermentation (2012), along with hundreds of fermentation … Continue reading Foodie Rockstar and Fermentation Author Sandor Katz Coming to Asheville