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Book Club- Inventing Scrooge By Carlo Devito : [12/18/2014, 07:00 pm ]

Tampa, FL
(813) 253-2638
http://www.inkwoodbooks.com
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INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! Start: 7:00 pm Inkwood's SUPER official book club! Everyone is welcome! We just ask that you please purchase the book from Inkwood to participate. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7 PM This month's selection is Inventing Scrooge by Carlo Devito, which delves into the biography of Dickens to uncover the real-iife Scrooge and the inspiration behind the beloved holiday tale, A Christmas Carol.

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Mystery Writers' Lunch Break : [12/18/2014, 12:30 pm ]

Richmond, VA
(804) 788-1594
http://www.fountainbookstore.com
About Event :
Mystery Writers' Lunch Break Start: 12/18/2014 12:30 pm End: 12/18/2014 2:30 pm Timezone: America/New York Looking for last-mintue gifts? Authors Mollie Cox Bryan and LynDee Walker have some great suggenstions! Join us for a lunchtime meet and greet with the authors, pick up an autographed book, and browse our ever-changing selection of gifts. Mollie Cox Bryan is a food writer and cookbook author with a penchant for murder. Her stories have many forms: cookbooks, articles, essays, poetry and fiction. Mollie grew up near Pittsburgh, Pa., and attended Point Park University, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and Communications. Her first real job out of college was as a paste-up artist at a small newspaper, where she was allowed to write “on her own time” and she did. LynDee Walker’s award-winning journalistic work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation. After nearly a decade covering crime, courts, and local politics, she left full-time reporting for motherhood with a side of freelancing and fiction writing. SMALL TOWN SPIN is the third in her bestselling Headlines in High Heels Mystery series. LynDee’s debut, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon and Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller, and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. Nichelle Clarke’s fourth adventure, DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE, arrives January 2015.

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Cliterati Open No Mic : [12/18/2014, 07:30 pm ]

Atlanta, GA
(404) 524-0304
http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/
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Cliterati Open No Mic Start: 19:30 End: 21:00 Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Hosted by the anarchic spoken word team of Karen G and Theresa Davis, members of the Art Amok Slam Team, this series cultivates the voices of authors, novices and an assortment of poets, songstresses and storytellers. This is a From Margin to Center Literary Program; suggested donation is $5

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Abby & The Eaglet Booksigning Event! : [12/18/2014, 11:00 am ]

Sanibel, FL
(239) 472-5223
http://www.sanibelbookshop.com/
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Abby & the Eaglet Booksigning Event! 12/18/2014 Start: 12/18/2014 11:00 am End: 12/18/2014 1:00 pm Local Sanibel children's author Charlotte Davenport, will be at the Sanibel Island Bookshop on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 11 AM to 1 PM signing copies of her new book, Abby and the Eaglet!

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Boarding Pass To Murder : [12/18/2014, 05:00 pm ]

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The Southern Literature Book Group : [12/18/2014, 06:00 pm ]

Knoxville, TN
(865) 951-2180
http://unionavenue.indiebound.com/
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The Southern Literature Book Group Start: 12/18/2014 6:00 pm The Southern Literature book Group discusses Crapalachia: A Biography of Place by Scott McClanahan. New members always welcome! When Scott McClanahan was fourteen he went to live with his Grandma Ruby and his Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Crapalachia is a portrait of these formative years, coming-of-age in rural West Virginia. Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana. Scott McClanahan is the author of Stories II and Stories V! His fiction has appeared in BOMB, Vice, and New York Tyrant. His novel Hill William is forthcoming from Tyr

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Rick Bragg- Author Of Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story : [12/19/2014, 11:00 am ]

Author :
Pawleys Island, SC
(843) 237-8138
http://www.litchfieldbooks.com
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Rick Bragg- Author of Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Date: December 19, 2014 Event: Luncheon at 11:00 AM at Pawleys Plantation - 70 Tanglewood Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Book Signing at 2pm at Litchfield Books

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John Carenen : [12/19/2014, 03:30 pm ]

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Hartsville, SC
(843) 332-2511
http://www.burrybookstore.com
About Event :
Friday, December 19th 3:30 - 5:30 pm Signing copies of A Far Gone Night John Carenen, a native of Clinton, Iowa, graduated with an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop and has been writing ever since. His work has appeared in numerous popular and literary magazines, and he has been a featured columnist in newspapers in North and South Carolina. A novel, Son-up, Son-down was published by the National Institute of Mental Health. His debut Thomas O'Shea mystery novel, Signs of Struggle, was published in October of 2012.

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German Story Time : [12/20/2014, 10:30 am ]

Raleigh, NC
(919) 828-7912
http://www.quailridgebooks.com
About Venue :
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
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German Story Time We're happy to host CarolinaKinder's German Story Time at 10:30 a.m. CarolinaKinder Story Times introduce children to German language and culture, and include songs, games, and crafts. They usually run about 30 minutes. Event date: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:30am Event address: 3522 Wade Ave Raleigh, NC 27607-4048

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GRINCHY Story Time With John Pence! : [12/20/2014, 10:30 am ]

Athens, GA
706-352-9047
http://www.avidbookshop.com/
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GRINCHY Story Time with John Pence! Story Time Start: 12/20/2014 10:30 am On Saturday, December 20, the amazing John Pence will be guest-starring at Avid's story time. Join us for a thrilling reading of Dr. Seuss's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. We'll have snacks and complimentary hot chocolate!

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Author Event: Robb Helfrick - Unforgettable North Carolina : [12/20/2014, 11:00 am ]

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Charlotte, NC
(704) 525-9239
http://www.parkroadbooks.com
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Author Event: Robb Helfrick - Unforgettable North Carolina Start: 11:00 am Join photographer Robb Helfrick on his journeys through the Tar Heel State in North Carolina Unforgettable. Helfrick's 151 color photographs illustrate the great diversity of the state, from sunrises over the windswept Outer Banks to autumn sunsets in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Wildlife, scenery, towns, and culture come to life between these covers, and both visitors and Tar Heels will relish revisiting their favorite sites the Biltmore Estate, Old Salem, Grandfather Mountain, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and many others.

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Author Event: Clarkie Brown - A Dasher Christmas : [12/20/2014, 02:00 pm ]

Author :
Charlotte, NC
(704) 525-9239
http://www.parkroadbooks.com
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Author Event: Clarkie Brown - A Dasher Christmas Start: 2:00 pm Underneath the wooden deck, the small kitten did shiver But knew it was time for it to be delivered. With a tiny little voice, which matched its tiny little body, It let out a short little 'mew' to be heard by anybody. Based on a true story, A Dasher Christmas tells the heartwarming tale of how Dasher the kitten is sent to comfort a family one holiday season. www.adasherchristmas.tateauthor.com Proceeds will go to New Life Home Trust and Renguti School in Kenya, Africa, serving abandoned and orphaned HIV positive babies. Learn more at: www.newlifehometrust.org.

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Donald Davis Storytelling : [12/20/2014, 11:00 am ]

Pittsboro, NC
(919) 542-3030
http://www.fearringtonvillage.com/mcintyres.asp
About Event :
Community Events Donald Davis Storytelling 11 a.m. | The Fearrington Barn Renowned story teller Donald Davis is back! Donald has been visiting The Fearrington Barn to spin his tales for over 20 years and is one of the foremost storytellers in the country. He has been featured at the World’s Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Storytelling Festival, and as guest host on NPR’s “Good Evening.” In lieu of admission, donations of canned goods to CORA and gently used Children’s Books to Book Harvest will be accepted. This event fills up quick so get there early!

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Robb Helfrick -North Carolina Unforgettable : [12/20/2014, 06:00 pm ]

Author :
Greensboro, NC
336-763-1919
http://www.scuppernongbooks.com/
About Event :
Robb Helfrick -North Carolina Unforgettable Start: 6:00 pm Join photographer Robb Helfrick on his journeys through the Tar Heel State in North Carolina Unforgettable. Helfrick's 151 color photographs illustrate the great diversity of the state, from sunrises over the windswept Outer Banks to autumn sunsets in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Wildlife, scenery, towns, and culture come to life between these covers, and both visitors and Tar Heels will relish revisiting their favorite sites the Biltmore Estate, Old Salem, Grandfather Mountain, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and many others.

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Storytime With The Grinch! : [12/20/2014, 03:00 pm ]

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Storytime with the Grinch! Start: 12/20/2014 3:00 pm Holiday time means Grinches abound. Come enjoy a storytime and activities with the green guy himself! Photo ops and fun for kids of all ages. [How the Grinch Stole Christmas!] How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Hardcover) By Dr Seuss $15.00 ISBN-13: 9780394800790 Availability: On Our Shelves Now Published: Random House Books for Young Readers, 10/195

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