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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – June Events

Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee roasted locally. We offer free wireless service and eight plug-in stations. Our baristas embrace the role of community catalyst. Join us whenever you can!  (Listen to Audiobooks and Support Malaprop’s Bookstore)

Friday, June 1 at 6 pm

LARRY BURK presents DREAMS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases

Burk (M.D., C.E.H.P) teaches us to consider dreams as a source of inner guidance, physical and emotional healing, and as early signs of undiagnosed illness.

Saturday, June 2 at 11 am


Yoga Frog’s bright green legs and sense of humor make it fun and easy for kids to master basic yoga positions and become flexible, focused, and relaxed. Bring the kiddos for an in-store yoga class and treats!

Sunday, June 3 from 9 am to 7 pm


It’s our birthday! Celebrate 36 years of independent bookselling, events, coffee, and community with 25% off books and merchandise!

Sunday, June 3 at 3 pm


Join us for a monthly celebration of poetry featuring three poets. This month, we welcome Maura Way, V.P. Loggins, and Lynn Stanton.


Monday, June 4 at 6 pm


Reserved Doug and enigmatic Sophie reconnect eight years after violence shattered their life together. A powerful novel about intimacy and the lasting effects of history.  Steve Mitchell owns an indie bookstore in NC, too, so we want to support him!


Tuesday, June 5 at 6 pm

ANDREW LAWLER launches THE SECRET TOKEN: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

This fascinating account of the disappearance of and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke contains fast-paced twists and turns and insightful revelations about modern America.


Wednesday, June 6 at 6 pm

PRIDE Event: Susan Green, Robin Phillips, and Lynn Ames

Susan Green and Robin Phillips present parallel stories of love and the struggle for civil rights. Lynn Ames’s tale follows Rachel Wallach’s adventures to find love with a host of colorful matchmakers.


Thursday, June 7 at 6 pm

CALEB JOHNSON presents TREEBORNE, in conversation with Denise Kiernan

When her hometown of Elberta, Alabama is threatened, Janie Treeborne tells the story of its unique people, proving that home is more than just a physical place. Johnson will be joined in conversation by bestselling author Denise Kiernan.


Friday, June 8 at 6 pm


Join Joanne O’Sullivan, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Jennie Liu, and Marie Marquardt as they present novels that help YA and middle-grade readers become inspired and involved in social action.


Sunday, June 10 at 3 pm

PRIDE Event: Krystal A. Smith presents Two Moons: Stories

This collection of speculative fiction explores love, loss, fertility, and redemption in dream-like settings that will challenge the imagination and inspire deep feeling.


Monday, June 11 at 6 pm

TEACH-IN: REBECCA TODD PETERS presents TRUST WOMEN: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice

“Dr. Peters exposes the unethical framework that for years has been the foundation of anti-abortion politics and policies. Highlighting the systemic devaluation and marginalization of women, especially those of color and who are poor, Peters’ work exposes the hypocrisy of the religio-legislative narrative of abortion as attacks against the most vulnerable.”

–Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson


Tuesday, June 12 at 6 pm


When 17-year-old screw-up Rilla is shipped off to Yosemite National Park, she’s taken in by a group of older rock climbers and embarks on a powerful journey of personal growth.


Wednesday, June 13 at 6 pm

KIM BROPHEY presents MEET YOUR DOG The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior

The owner of Asheville’s Dog Door Behavior Center explains how the latest scientific research into canine learning, environment, and genetics can help us identify, understand, and rehabilitate our beloved “bad dog.”


Thursday, June, 14 at 6 pm


A young man comes out as gay, triggering a crisis of faith and family in a small Tennessee town. This is an honest and uncompromising story of the love between fathers, sons, and brothers and a landmark novel in great literary writing about the new South.


Sunday, June 17 at 3 pm

FATHER’S DAY Event: DEBBIE MOOSE presents CAROLINA CATCH: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast

Celebrate Father’s Day with a lesson in the selection, storage, and seasonality of our state’s seafood, and the creative ways to prepare it, be it saltwater, freshwater, wild-caught, or farmed. Go fishing with Dad then come by to learn the best ways to cook your catch!     


Monday, June 18 at 6 pm

CHRIS STAMEY presents A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF THE LOUD: New York Songs and Stories

The founding member of the dB’s and producer of artists like Yo La Tengo, Le Tigre, and Ryan Adams, presents a memoir of growing up in famous New York clubs while bands like Television, Talking Heads, and R.E.M. revolutionized Southern pop, punk, and electronic music.   


Tuesday, June 19 at 3 pm


A brainy, provocative and adventurous novel inspired by the true story of Mary Reade, a sailor who must pose as a man… until she joins a crew of pirates and falls for the Captain’s mistress, the infamous Anne Bonny.


Wednesday, June 20 at 6 pm

TEACH-IN: ETHAN KYTLE AND BLAIN ROBERTS present DENMARK VESEY’S GARDEN: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy

An examination of various historical narratives of slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, their lasting expressions, and the contributions to Southern complacency we have seen since Trump’s campaign and election.


Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm

JEN CK Jacobs presents ROAD TRIPS: A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path

Glean inspiration from personal stories and photographs from the author’s travels, as well as tips for making the most of your summer road trips. We’ll have an Instagram workshop as part of the event!


Monday, June 25 at 6 pm


This debut mystery doubles as a coming-of-age story and a portrait of gay life in post-WWll America. It begins when a young man discovers and photographs the corpse of a woman in the woods and later returns with his friends to find the body has vanished!


Wednesday, June 27 at 6 pm


Nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian fiction, this is is the story of a young black girl who discovers she’s gay in the 1970s South and must overcome fierce obstacles to find her place in the world. A witty and surprising coming-of-age novel that avoids the usual clichés.


Thursday, June 28 at 6 pm

JOE CRESPINO presents ATTICUS FINCH: The Biography

This historian’s study of Harper Lee’s life furthers our understanding of the people who inspired Lee’s novels and seeks to explain the radical change to Atticus Finch’s character in Go Set a Watchman.

Every Wednesday at 10 am


Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.


Melanie McNair

Director of Marketing and Author Events, Assistant Manager 
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
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