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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – December & January 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)

 

 

Tuesday, December 4 at 6 pm 

Bobby Sullivan launches Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics

Asheville’s own Bobby Sullivan presents his anticolonial retelling of American history, accented by his personal experiences with Rastafari culture, social justice, and cooperative economics. He will discuss capitalist resistance, political prisoners, religious tolerance, and myths about  Rastafarianism from an Afrocentric perspective.


Thursday, December 6 at 6 pm *Ticketed event at Jubilee Community Church

Jen Sincero presents You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable

Success coach Jen Sincero skips the typical “New Age cheese” of the self help genre and delivers blunt and practical advice in hilarious and inspiring chapters such as “Your Brain Is Your Bitch,” “Fear Is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It. Embrace your inner badass and achieve success in finance, career, and relationships. *Visit malaprops.com for tickets and details.

 

Saturday, December 8 at 1 pm

Children’s author Debra Frasier as “The Queen of Letters”

Come to Malaprop’s and meet The Queen of Letters! (AKA children’s book author and illustrator, Debra Frasier!) Take a seat in her beautiful red tent. Choose your alphabet cards and unlock her Golden Box of Wisdom Words. Discover your Word-of-Power — the word that will help make YOU a stronger YOU in the coming year…(And prepare to meet her tiny but AMAZING dancing ALPHABETINI!) Frasier will lead a fun activity to help children and parents increase literacy, encourage expression and set intentions for the coming year.

 

Saturday, December 8 at 7 pm

Quincy Troupe presents Miles and Me

Please note special start time

An intimate and candid account of friendship with Miles Davis-soon to be a major motion picture! Poet, activist, and journalist Quincy Troupe collaborated with Miles Davis on Miles: The Autobiography. Troupe’s memoir offers a deeper look at the restless energy at the root of Davis’ creative process and powerful personality. A reflection of the men’s friendship and a testament to Davis’ influence in both the public and private spheres.


Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm                                                                                                                                                                                Laura E. Wolfson presents For Single Mothers Working As Train Conductors in conversation with Elizabeth Kostova

This collection by Russian translator Laura E. Wolfson is equal parts essay, travel-writing and memoir. She conveys highly relatable experiences like mundane jobs and communicating in a foreign language, as well as reflections on personal subjects of divorce and battling degenerative lung disease. Wolfson will be joined by Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian, The Swan Thieves, and The Shadow Land.  

 

Every Wednesday at 10 am

MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME!

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.



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Monday, December 3 at 7 pm

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. The pick for December is A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham.  



Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)

Join former Malaprop’s General Manager and Bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. The pick for December 2018 is Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks.

Wednesday, December 5 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of WAR by Sebastian Junger in December.  



Monday, December 10 at 7 pm

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries #1) by Charlotte MacLeod in December.



Tuesday, December 11 at 12 Noon

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. The pick for December is Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-five Paintings to Change the Way You Live by Christophe Andre.



Thursday, December 20 at 7 pm

NOTORIOUS HBC* (*HISTORY BOOK CLUB)

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The December pick is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard.



Thursday, December 27 at 7 pm

WORKS IN TRANSLATION

Join host and Bookstore manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. The December pick is The Little Virtues: Essays by Natalia Ginzburg, translated by Dick Davis, with a forward by Belle Boggs.

 

Tuesday, January 1 at 12pm

Malaprop’s New Year’s SALE

Ring in the New Year with your favorite booksellers and baristas! We’ll be open 12-5 and almost everything in the bookstore is 25% off.

 

Sunday, January 6 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. This month’s poets TBA.


Tuesday, January 8 at 6 pm

Mesha Maren presents Sugar Run in conversation with Mamone from Queer Appalachia

In Sugar Run, Jodi is released from a long stint in prison and immediately falls for Miranda, a troubled mother of two. Burnsville native Mesha Maren’s debut novel is a sharp, romantic, and noir-tinged scrutiny of the South. Maren will engage in a Q&A with Mamone of Queer Appalachia and Electric Dirt.


Friday, January 11 at 6 pm

Bryan Robinson launches #Chill in conversation with Maryedith Burrell

#Chill contains advice and inspiration to bring balance to lives dominated by work. Robinson shows us ways to replace anxiety with compassion, confidence, and creativity. Robinson will be joined by writer and actor Maryedith Burrell.



Sunday, January 13 at 3 pm

Tom Hansell presents After Coal

Written in conjunction with a documentary film directed by Hansell, After Coal profiles central Appalachian and southern Welsh miners who lived through the decline of the coal based economy in their regions. Hansell captures the struggles of the miners who embraced egalitarian social movements as a means to stabilize and reinvent their communities.


Wednesday, January 16 at 6 pm

Webb Hubbell presents The Eighteenth Green in conversation with Mark de Castrique

The 4th installment of the Jack Patterson series features murder, missiles, espionage, stolen government secrets…and golf. Hubbell will engage with fellow writer Mark de Castrique, author of The 13th Target and the Buryin’ Barry Mysteries.


Friday, January 18 at 6 pm

M. K. England presents The Disasters in conversation with Beth Revis

In 2194 a group of teens ditch school, steal a shuttle, crash-land on a nearby space colony and stop a nefarious plot to destroy the colonies. A fast paced space adventure with diverse characters for middle grade readers. M.K. England will be joined by Beth Revis, bestselling author of Give the Dark My Love.


Sunday, January 20 at 3 pm

Writers at Home

Join host Tommy Hays for our monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.


Tuesday, January 22 at 6 pm

Tommy Tomlinson presents The Elephant in the Room

A humorous and insightful memoir of a southern man’s struggle to overcome morbid obesity. At 460 pounds, Tommy Tomlinson’s weight was a health risk. The Elephant in the Room explores the personal and cultural influences that contributed to his obesity and his personal path to becoming healthier.


Wednesday, January 23 at 6 pm

Greg Howard presents The Whispers in conversation with Allan Wolf

When Eleven-year-old Riley’s mother vanishes, he calls upon the wish granting magical fairies to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her home. A touching, middle grade coming of age novel exploring friendship, grief and acceptance. Greg Howard will be in conversation with Allan Wolf, author of The Watch That Ends the Night and Who Killed Christopher Goodman?

Friday, January 25 at 6 pm

Kirstin L. Squint presents LeAnne Howe at the Intersections of Southern and Native American Literature

Squint, Associate professor of English at High Point University, has significantly contributed to the academic study of Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe. Howe’s 2001 novel, Shell Shaker, solidified Howe’s position as an important critical commentator on Native American history. Squint’s book is the first examination of Howe’s entire body of work and its relationship to the ongoing discourse on the Native South.


Saturday, January 26 at 6 pm

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu presents A Cry in the Snow and Other Poems with translator Luke Hankins

Romanian poet Stella Vinitchi Radulescu’s work explores language as a human experience and the universal power of silence. Translated by Luke Hankins, this collection makes poems from two French-language collections accessible to English language readership for the first time.


Tuesday, January 29 at 7 pm

Author Salon with Jeff Jackson discussing Destroy All Monsters

In Destroy All Monsters, concert attendees begin murdering performers in a strange rash of killings. Join us for a book club-style discussion with author Jeff Jackson. We encourage you to read Destroy All Monsters if you plan to attend. You will receive a 10% discount on copies purchased before the event!


Wednesday, January 30 at 6 pm

Karen McManus presents Two Can Keep a Secret and Megan Miranda presents Come Find Me

Karen McManus, bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying is back with a page-turning mystery about a true-crime buff investigating a murder in a remote Vermont community. Megan Miranda of All the Missing Girls, returns with a thriller about two teens who discover a strange radio frequency connecting their seemingly unrelated family tragedies.


Thursday, January 31 at 6 pm

Rachael Sparks presents Resistant

When a drug resistant bacteria kills millions of people, Rory and her father somehow survive. Rory’s survival suggests that her blood is the key and she becomes the target of a corrupt government that wants to profit from the cure. A chilling debut novel and cautionary tale about the overuse of antibiotics from a former microbiologist.

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Every Wednesday at 10 am

MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME!

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.



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Join a Book Club!



Wednesday,  January 2 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of White Teeth: A Novel by Zadie Smith.


Monday, January 7 at 7 pm

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. January’s pick is In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.



Tuesday, January 8 at 12 Noon

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. The pick for January is The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe.


Tuesday, January 8 at 7 pm

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political topics. The pick for December and January  is 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.


Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)
Join former Malaprop’s General Manager and Bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. January’s selection is The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.

Monday, January 14 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Bruno, Chief of Police: A Mystery of the French Countryside by Martin Walker.

Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm
NOTORIOUS HBC* (*HISTORY BOOK CLUB)
Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The pick for January is High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel.


Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm
WORKS IN TRANSLATION
Join host and Bookstore manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them.  January’s pick is A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto, translated by Louise Heal Kawai.

 
  
 
 
 
Stephanie Jones-Byrne
Director of Marketing and Author Events
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street | Asheville, NC 28801
828.254.6734
 





 


 

 
 
 
 

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