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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – October & November 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, October 1 at 6 pm 

Maia Toll launches The Illustrated Bestiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals

The author of The Illustrated Herbiary is back with a beautifully illustrated guide to animal spirits that provides new ways of connecting with the animal kingdom. Toll profiles 36 animals and explores how each can illuminate our habits, guide our intentions, and inform our actions.

Wednesday, October 2 at 6 pm 

Katey Schultz launches Still Come Home, in conversation with Abigail DeWitt

Exploring the tensions between loyalty to self and loyalty to country, the lives of Aaseya, an ambitious, educated Afghan girl, her husband, Rahim, who works for the Taliban, and Second Lieutenant Nathan Miller, intersect in ways that will change their lives forever. Shultz will be in conversation with Abigail DeWitt, author of News of Our Loved Ones.

Friday, October 4 at 6 pm 

Randal O’Wain launches Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South, in conversation with Mesha Maren

A kid from a white, working-class Memphis family leaves home in the late 90s to pursue punk rock and higher education. Former Asheville resident and co-host of the Juniper Bends reading series reflects on the nature of memory and reconnects with his white working-class upbringing. 

Sunday, October 6 at 3 pm

Poetrio: Mildred Barya, Ryan Walsh, and Annie Woodford

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. This month we welcome Mildred Barya, author of Give Me Room to Move My Feet;  Ryan Walsh, author of Reckonings; 

And Annie Woodford, author of Bootleg.

Monday, October 7 at 6 pm 

Martin Tucker presents Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans

Photographer and Vietnam-era vet Martin Tucker will share selected personal photographs that North Carolina veterans contributed to the North Carolina Museum of History’s collection, A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans. 

Tuesday, October 8 at 6 pm 

Thomas Goldsmith presents Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Recorded in 1949, “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” changed the face of American music. Thomas Goldsmith explores the origins and influence of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” against the backdrop of Scruggs’s legendary career. 

Wednesday, October 9 at 10 am 

Storytime with Holly Terei, author of Jacob the Flapping Dinosaur Goes to School

Jacob is unlike any dinosaur you have ever met. Jacob has autism, which makes him special and unique. Sarah is the best sister a dinosaur could ask for! When Jacob is misunderstood by her classmates, Sarah is happy to explain how being different is OK! 

Thursday, October 10 at 7 pm 

Brian Lee Knopp launches the 10th Anniversary Edition of Mayhem in Mayberry, in conversation with Cecil Bothwell

As a licensed private investigator in western North Carolina, Brian Lee Knopp could outrun enraged pit bulls, slink unseen and unheard through the tangled forests, and talk his way out of every predicament imaginable-except for how to succeed as a P.I. without failing as a human being.

Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm 

Tony Reevy presents The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

Providing the first book-length biography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, Reevy’s new book is an indispensable history of the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.

Monday, October 14 at 6 pm 

Mab Segrest presents Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South

First published in 1994, and back in print after more than a decade,  this memoir traces the white lesbian activist’s development of intersectional feminist consciousness and years battling far-right extremism in the South. 

Tuesday, October 15 at 6 pm 

F.T. Lukens launches Monster of the Week, in conversation with Julian Winters

High school Senior Bridger Whitt has the perfect boyfriend, a stellar best friend, and an incredible job helping cryptids navigate the modern world. His days are filled with kisses, laughs, pixies, and the occasional unicorn. But as graduation draws near, Bridger’s perfect life begins to unravel. F.T. Lukens will be in conversation with Julian Winters, author of Running with Lions.

Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm 

Writers at Home 

Join us for the monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

Monday, October 21 at 6 pm

Jenny Brown presents Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now

Brown traces the history of abortion rights and activism in the United States and builds a case for returning to the tactics that won legal abortion in the first place: going public with experiences and rejecting legal restrictions that undermine freedom. 

Wednesday, October 23 at 6 pm 

UNC Press presents Daniel S. Pierce, author of Tar Heel Lightnin’: How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World

Pierce, UNCA Professor of History and author of Real NASCAR: White Lighting traces the history of moonshine in North Carolina, illustrating how moonshine crossed racial, social, and economic lines, effectively changing the way we relate to our state and region. 

Thursday, October 24 at 6 pm 

Tim Barnwell presents Tide Runners: Shrimping and Fishing on the Carolinas and Georgia Coast

The culmination of nine years of work by renowned photographer and author Tim Barnwell. Best known for his touching and evocative images of Appalachia, here he turns his keen eye and documentary talents to focus on the shrimping and fishing industries of the southeastern coast.

Saturday, October 26 at 10 am 

Cat Warren presents What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World

Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach young readers about cadaver dogs, apprehension dogs, dogs that can locate unmarked graves, find drowning victims, and more. What the Dog Knows reveals the science, training, and skill behind their amazing abilities.

Saturday, October 26 at 12 noon 

Ticketed Event: Ann Patchett presents The Dutch House at Jubilee! Community Church

Malaprop’s and The Great Smokies Writing Program welcome New York Times best-selling author, Ann Patchett with her latest novel. Doors open at 11 am for light refreshments and mingling. Each ticket includes a signed copy of The Dutch House, a dark fairy tale about two siblings who are inseparable for decades until their bond is tested. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.malaprops.com

Monday, October 28 at 6 pm

Mark Barr presents Watershed

Set in 1937 in rural Tennessee, with the construction of a monumental dam serving as background—a cinematically biblical effort to harness elemental forces and bring power to the people—Watershed delivers a gripping story of characters whose ambitions and yearnings threaten to overflow the banks of their time and place. Watershed is the second in Charles Frazier Cold Mountain Fund Series published by Hub City Press.

Tuesday, October 29 at 6 pm 

Emily Wallace presents Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South, in conversation with Ronni Lundy

A hungry traveler’s guide to the American South. This book shows you how to get where you’re going, things to do, and what to eat along the way. Emily Wallace will be in conversation with Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes. 

 
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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.

Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 pm 

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)
Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. This month the club is reading My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stroud.

Wednesday, October 2 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward.  

Monday, October 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. This month the club is reading Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes.

Tuesday, October 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 October is What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte.

Monday, October 14 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Meet Me at the Morgue by Ross Macdonald.

Thursday, October 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 September pick is The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination by Barry Strauss.

Thursday, September 26 at 7 pm
WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB
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. This month’s pick is The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse.

Monday, October 28 at 7 pm  

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Allison Beatty as we dive into the wreck of the wily and wonderful world of sci-fi, weird fiction, speculative fiction, literary horror, and more. The club is reading Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth in October. 

 
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Sunday, November 3 at 3 pm 

Poetrio: Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Michael Hettich, Rose McLarney

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. This month we welcome Kathryn Kirkpatrick, author of The Fisher Queen: New & Selected Poems, Michael Hettich, author of To Start an Orchard, and Rose McLarney, author of Forage.

Monday, November 4 at 6 pm

NC Arts Council Fellowship Reading

Join us for readings by recipients of the 2019-20 literature fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Tuesday, November 5 at 6 pm

Kristen and Christopher Shockey present Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments

Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments includes 50 recipes for ferments using both the traditional soybeans and rice, as well as chickpeas, black-eye peas, quinoa, and oats; plus 50 additional recipes that creatively incorporate the ferments into condiments, snacks, and meals.

Wednesday, November 6 at 6 pm 

Debra Diamond, Ph.D. presents Diary of a Death Doula: 25 Lessons the Dying Teach Us About the Afterlife

Former Wall Street money manager, CNBC commentator, and Johns Hopkins University professor Debra Diamond emerged from a transformative experience in 2008 as a clairvoyant and began putting her psychic abilities to work in hospice care. In Diary of a Death Doula, she reveals life lessons from the dying, as well as those who have already crossed over, ultimately revealing a new way of understanding death.

Thursday, November 7 at 6 pm 

Ken Woodley presents The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Journalist Ken Woodley dedicated his career to the journey of racial healing and reconciliation in the county that shut down its entire public school system from 1959 to 1964 rather than integrate their classrooms. Ken Woodley offers a first-person account of the 18-month fight and ongoing journey of racial reconciliation in the community.  

Sunday, November 10 at 11 am

Conversation and Reading with Author/Illustrators Vanessa Brantley-Newton and Constance Lombardo

Join us for an exciting dual author/illustrator event. Vanessa Brantley-Newton celebrates the recent release of King of Kindergarten and Mama’s Work Shoes. Constance Lombardo launches her debut picture book, Everybody Says Meow. They’ll talk about writing and drawing, and then each will read their latest works. Followed by a Q&A.

Monday, November 11 at 6 pm

Jane S. Gabin presents The Paris Photo 

The story of American soldier Ben Gordon and his relationship with a young mother and her son just after the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. Despite the strength of this relationship during the war, Ben’s eventual return to America separates the trio. Decades later, Ben’s daughter stitches the relationship back together when she discovers a photograph of her late father with an unknown woman and boy. Eager to learn about her father’s past, she decides to travel to Paris to find the people from the photograph.

Tuesday, November 12 at 6 pm 

Marc Grossberg presents The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

A legal drama and social satire set in Houston after Enron and before the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, The Best People portrays a Houston as it is: a glitzy meritocracy populated with larger-than-life characters. It is the landscape where the country-club and café-society sets clash amidst clever legal maneuvering, big law firm politics, a Ponzi scheme, and judicial corruption.

Wednesday, November 13 at 6 pm 

Chris McDougall presents Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

When Christopher McDougall, author of the best-selling book Born to Run, rescued a neglected donkey named Sherman, he wanted running to play a role in Sherman’s rehabilitation. He’d heard about burro racing–a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together–and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. In the recounting of Sherman’s training, Chris shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.

Thursday, November 14 at 6 pm 

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne presents Holding on to Nothing

Lucy Kilgore has plans to escape her rural Tennessee hometown, but finds herself pregnant and tethered to the town and the father of her child, Jeptha. In luminous prose, debut novelist Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne brings us a present-day Appalachian story in the tradition of Lee Smith, Silas House, and Ron Rash, cast without sentiment or cliché, but with a genuine and profound understanding of the place and its people.

Sunday, November 17 at 3 pm 

Writers at Home

Join us for the monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

Monday, November 18 at 6 pm 

Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin present Mothers and Strangers

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don’t know, about the person they call Mother. Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The writers in Mothers and Strangers explore the reliability of memory, examine their family dynamics, and come to terms with the past. The editors will be joined by contributors Jill McCorkle and Margaret Rich.

Tuesday, November 19 at 6 pm 

Melanie Falick presents Making A Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Were Meant to Live

Author and maker Melanie Falick traveled across continents meeting with quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more to explore the reasons why we make things. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning. Fleck will be joined by local makers including Jessica Green.

Thursday, November 21 at 6 pm 

Randy Johnson presents  Southern Snow: The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians

Discover the South’s best-kept secrets of winter recreation: snow-covered mountains, remote yet accessible trails, high-quality downhill and cross-country skiing, sparkling resorts and peaceful cabins, and of course, southern hospitality. Randy Johnson is a knowledgeable guide who shares his years of experience enjoying the winter wonders from the mountains of western Maryland down the Appalachian corridor all the way to northern Alabama.

Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm 

Readings from A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia

The natural environment of Southern Appalachia is one of the most biodiverse on earth. This anthology brings together art and science to help the reader experience this immense ecological wealth and get to know Appalachia in the broadest, most poetic sense. Join us for readings by contributors Debra Allbery, Mildred Barya, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Lee Ann Brown, Nickole Brown, Jesse Graves, Cathryn Hankla, Gary Hawkins, John E.Lane, Kevin McIllvoy, Sandra Meek, Thorpe Moeckel, Jim Peterson, Susan Underwood, Lamar Wilson, William Wright. Biologist Chick Gaddy will also talk about his work consulting for this anthology.

Saturday, November 30 

Indies First Small Business Saturday

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors and readers in support of independent bookstores. Bring your family and friends to Malaprop’s to do some holiday shopping and you might catch your favorite local author in the store or win a prize! The café will feature special seasonal drinks all day long. 

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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!

Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)
Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book Club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. For November, the club is reading The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch.

Wednesday, November 6 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. 

Monday, November 4 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. In November, the club is reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown. 

Tuesday, November 12 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 November is Fewer, Better Things by Glenn Adamson.

Monday, November 11 at 7 pm

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson.

Thursday, November 21 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 November pick is Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy by Kent Nerburn. 

Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB
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. November’s pick is The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal. 

Monday, November 25 at 7 pm

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Allison Beatty as we dive into the wreck of the wily and wonderful world of sci-fi, weird fiction, speculative fiction, literary horror, and more. This month, the club is reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. 

 
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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