AUTHOR EVENT: Gin Phillips in conversation with Ashley Wurzbacher
Thursday May 13, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
We are so excited to help celebrate the release of FAMILY LAW, the much-anticipated new novel by local author Gin Phillips, which Kirkus declares is "an incisive, warm-hearted exploration of women's roles in shaping society, the future, and each other." Preorders are available now! Gin will be in conversation with local author Ashley Wurzbacher, whose HAPPY LIKE THIS came out to much acclaim in 2019.
The event is free, but registration is required. Click here!
Gin Phillips has written six novels, and her work has been sold in 29 countries. Her debut novel, The Well and the Mine, won the 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Award. Her novel, Fierce Kingdom, was named one of the Best Crime Novels of 2017 by the New York Times Book Review. It was also named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Amazon, and Kirkus Reviews. Gin’s novels also have been named as selections for Indie Next, Book of the Month, and the Junior Library Guild.
AUTHOR EVENT: JOHN GREEN PRESENTS THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED
Wednesday May 19, 2021 | 6:00PM - 7:15PM
We are thrilled to be the *exclusive* Alabama bookstore co-hosting John Green's Southern Regional Tour in celebration of the launch of his hotly-anticipated new book, THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED. Along with Charis Books & More (Atlanta, GA), Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh, NC), and Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX), we welcome John Green in conversation with Hank Green for what's sure to be an unforgettable evening.
An ASL interpreter will be available by request--please email us by 5/18 and we will be happy to accommodate.
Tickets are available here. Ticket prices include a $1.00 donation to John's favorite charity, Partners in Health.
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of books including Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, and Turtles All the Way Down. His books have received many accolades, including a Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and an Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the writer and host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed. With his brother, Hank, John has co-created many online video projects, including Vlogbrothers and the educational channel Crash Course. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
EATING OUR WORDS BOOK CLUB + AUTHOR VISIT! Jell-O Girls: A Family History, by Allie Rowbottom
Monday June 07, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
We are positively *jiggling* with excitement to welcome Allie Rowbottom, author of JELL-O GIRLS and part of the family that created the iconic dessert, to Eating Our Words book club! Real Simple calls this debut memoir "a strange, sensitive account of trauma, motherhood, and America," and the NYT pronounces it "gorgeous...dark and astringent...a cutting rebuke to its delicate, candy-colored namesake." We can't wait to talk to Allie about her fascinating story.
Order your copy here, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom invite! All are welcome.
Allie Rowbottom is the author of JELL-O GIRLS, a New York Times Editor's Choice selection. Her essays and short fiction can be found in Vanity Fair, Salon, Best American Essays, Literary Hub, New York Tyrant, No Tokens and elsewhere. She holds a PhD from the University of Houston and an MFA from CalArts and lives in LA.
BOOK CLUB + AUTHOR EVENT! Cheat Day by Liv Stratman
Sunday June 27, 2021 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
CHEAT DAY became an instant favorite when we read it this spring, so it's only natural for it to be our New + Notable pick for June, and we are so incredibly excited that Liv Stratman will be blessing us with her wise and hilarious presence!
Publishers Weekly calls it "wry" and "insightful...a treat," while Lorrie Moore (correctly) asserts the following: "Liv Stratman writes with such clarity, intelligence, and zip that the Brooklyn debut novel is reborn."
Preorders are available here! As always, all are welcome. Email us at email@example.com for Zoom invite.