Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
International Literary Award Submissions
Apr 1 @ 9:52 am – Nov 1 @ 9:52 am
Best Indie Book Award

2020 Best Indie Book Awards

The annual Best Indie Book Award™ (or BIBA™) is an international literary award contest recognizing self-published authors. Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.

We accept submissions from all over the world, but the books must be written in English.

The Best Indie Book Award™ is a legitimate writing competition. Entries will be judged based on multiple writing skills, which include story-telling ability, author’s ability to engage the reader, transitions, pacing, movement of the story, author’s skill with voice, character, dialogue, and narrative. Grammar skills will also be taken into consideration. Winning a BIBA™ is something an author can be proud of!

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Crime and Politics Book Club
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across true crime and public affairs. The club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Click here to learn more about the club, view important news, and find the pick for this month.

 

Event date:
Thursday, January 2, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, April 6, 2020
LGBTQ Book Club
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community.  Click here to see a full schedule of what the club is reading. Club attendees get 10% off the book at Malaprop’s!

The club meets at Malaprop’s the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Event date:
Monday, January 6, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, February 3, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, March 2, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, April 6, 2020 – 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
WILD (Women in Lively Discussion) Book Club
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Battery Park Book Exchange

Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for this woman-only book club that seeks to have fun by reading books (fiction & non) by women writers. Click here to see a full schedule of what the club is reading. Club attendees get 10% off the book at Malaprop’s!

The club meets at 6:30 P.M. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Battery Park Book Exchange.

Event date:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Kristin Harmel Virtual Author Event
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Event

TICKETS:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-event-with-kristin-harmel-tickets-100459611402?aff=odeieiconstantcontact&ctct_id=ec632d0a-4852-42d3-ad6b-2afc96796287_p2&ctct_c=n7-eWakqJPl5z1Mof6u_VRDyx04SH8ALwb3E1yQDZ7haN7jT0a_DIQ==

Interesting times require creativity, so join us for our 1st-ever virtual author event with international bestselling author Kristin Harmel!
About this Event
Your $30 event ticket will give you access to a live online book talk with bestselling author Kristin Harmel, the ability to view a 48-hour replay in case you miss the live event, AND you’ll get an (unsigned) paperback copy of her latest release, The Winemaker’s Wife, shipped directly to you*. You’ll also have the chance to type in questions to be answered during the event Q&A session.
So, buy a bottle of champagne to have on hand and we’ll all toast to Kristin, The Winemaker’s Wife, social distancing, and to resilience in times of crisis!
*BONUS offer!: The author has offered to mail out signed bookplates to all attendees due to the current circumstances. If you do not want us to share your shipping address with the author, please let us know, and we will exclude you from that mailing. In addition, the author will be surprising one lucky attendee with a FREE signed copy of her first book, The Room on Rue Amélie!
Access to the Event
The talk will be hosted at https://www.crowdcast.io/. You can watch through your browser and are not required to download any software (though mobile apps are also available). Once ticket sales cut off 48 hours before the event, we will send you an email with the link to the specific event URL.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Mystery Book Club
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore

Join host Tena Frank for Malaprop’s Mystery Book Club! Click here to see a full schedule of what the club is reading. Club attendees get 10% off the book at Malaprop’s!

The club meets at Malaprop’s on the second Monday of every month at 7:00pm.

Event date:
Monday, January 13, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, February 10, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, March 9, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, April 13, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Notorious HBC (History Book Club)
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The club tackles challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.”  Click here to see a full schedule of what the club is reading. Club attendees get 10% off the book at Malaprop’s!

The club meets at Malaprop’s on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Event date:
Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, April 20, 2020
Cookbook Club
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Friday, April 24, 2020
The Book of Longings in conversation with Elaine Neil Orr
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Asheville

Kidd will be discussing her new book, THE BOOK OF LONGINGS, with author Elaine Neil Orr.

Each ticket is  and includes admission to the event and signing line and a copy of THE BOOK OF LONGINGS.

****Sue Monk Kidd will not be personalizing books****

About THE BOOK OF LONGINGS:
In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything.
Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana’s pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome’s occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history.
Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, THE BOOK OF LONGINGS is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Works in Translation Book Club
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers — and their literature — in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. Click here to see a list of the monthly selections. Attendees receive 10% off the club’s current selection at Malaprop’s!

The club usually meets the last Thursday of every month at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe.

Event date:
Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020 – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 7:00pm
Monday, May 18, 2020
Cookbook Club
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, June 15, 2020
Cookbook Club
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, July 20, 2020
Cookbook Club
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, August 17, 2020
Cookbook Club
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, September 21, 2020
Cookbook Club
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, October 19, 2020
Cookbook Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, November 16, 2020
Cookbook Club
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, December 21, 2020
Cookbook Club
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, January 18, 2021
Cookbook Club
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Monday, February 15, 2021
Cookbook Club
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!