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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – May & 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 at 6 pm

Jessica Handler presents The Magnetic Girl, in conversation with Charles Frazier

A historical novel about Lulu, the vaudeville performer who captivated crowds with her “electrical charge” at a time when the newly discovered electricity was viewed as other-worldly Spiritualism.


Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm

Stephen Nachmanovitch presents The Art of Is

A creative exploration of mindful improvisation and the value of living in the present and embracing imperfections. Co-sponsored by Windhorse Zen Community


Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In May we welcome Nickole Brown, author of To Those Who Were Our First Gods, Jessica Jacobs, author of Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going, and Robert Lee Kendrick, author of What Once Burst With Brilliance.


Monday, May 6 at 6 pm

Dr. Anna Garrett presents Perimenopause: The Savvy Sister’s Guide to Hormone Harmony

This entertaining, informative, and empowering guide features tips on diet, stress reduction, and supplements to you the tools to navigate this transition with grace and ease so you can rock your mojo through midlife and beyond!


Tuesday, May 7 at 6 pm

Justin Gardiner presents Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Antarctic

His 2010 ocean voyage to Antarctica and the nineteenth-century journals of famous Antarctic explorers serve as the narrative backdrop for this travel biography of former Warren Wilson College professor Justin Gardiner.


Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm

Delia Owens presents Where the Crawdads Sing

When a murder occurs in a small coastal town, the locals blame “the marsh girl,” Kya Clark. This event is free, open to the public, and will be live streamed on Facebook. We expect to reach capacity. Doors open at 5:30. Following the event, Owens will sign copies of Where the Crawdads Sing purchased from Malaprop’s. Can’t make it to the event? Order the book in advance, and we’ll get it signed for you!


Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm

Brian Panowich presents Like Lions

Yet after years of juggling his life as a small-town Georgia sheriff and the heir of Bull Mountain’s most notorious criminal family, Clayton wants to choose family. When a rival gang threatens the way of life in Bull Mountain, Clayton will need to find a way to bury the past once and for all.

Tuesday, May 14 at 6 pm

Michael Matros presents Slipstone Rill: A Gothic Mystery

Down from the Chapel, far in the woods, he has waited long enough. Now he will cross the rill, deep in the dark, and climb with sharpened tools to ask his questions.

 

Monday, May 13 at 6 pm

Sarah Stacke presents Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum

Co-sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum, this event will explore the life and work of the early 20th century American photographer.


Tuesday, May 15 at 6 pm

Edward Espe Brown presents The Most Important Point, in conversation with Danny S. Parker

This collection of 60 essays connects traditional Japanese Zen teachings to daily life. Brown is the author of The Tassajara Bread Book and How to Cook Your Life and was one of the first Westerners to be ordained a Zen priest.

 

Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm

Peter Guzzardi presents Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow

After a lifetime in book publishing, Peter had edited a remarkable group of diverse authors: Stephen Hawking, Deepak Chopra, Carol Burnett, Douglas Adams, and more. Everything he’d learned from working with them felt oddly familiar. One day it suddenly became clear: all that wisdom had its roots in a film he’d watched as a child, “The Wizard of Oz.”


Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm

Thomas Rain Crowe presents The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll

Yvan Goll is one of the most important but neglected European writers of the 20th century Because he wrote in several languages and was not claimed by any country. This book includes translations which have been out of print for decades.


Monday, May 20 at 6 pm

Cindy Ross presents The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education

Cindy Ross supplemented her children’s education with rich life experiences. While traveling as a family through 12 countries, her kids learned lessons of compassion, resilience, self-reliance, and gratitude absent from traditional school curricula.  


Wednesday, May 22 at 6 pm

Paula Martinac presents Clio Rising, in conversation with Lorena Russell, Ph.D.

In 1983, Livvie Bliss leaves western North Carolina to live openly as a lesbian and pursue a career in publishing in New York City. Paula Martinac has published three nonfiction books on lesbian and gay culture and politics as well as numerous articles, essays, and short stories. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Tuesday, May 28 at 6 pm

Leah Webb presents The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook

Mother and health coach Leah Webb will share this cookbook offering easy,  nutritious, whole food recipes to satisfy restrictive diets and please the whole family.


Thursday, May 23 at 6 pm

Juliet Escoria presents Juliet the Maniac, in conversation with Scott McClanahan

A bold, semi-autobiographical account of a teenage girl struggling with mental illness, Juliet the Maniac is a “late-nineties Bell Jar” (Katherine Faw, author of Ultraluminous.)  Escoria will be in conversation with Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book.


Thursday, May 30 at 6 pm

Erica Witsell launches Give

Asheville local Erica Witsell will present her debut novel, Give. Luminous and poignant, Give is the story of one family’s troubled quest to redeem the mistakes of the past and a stirring testament to the bonds of sisterhood.

 
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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, May 1 at 7 pm
MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB
Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum.


Monday, May 6 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. May’s pick is Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan.


Tuesday, May 7 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 Swimming Between Worlds by Elaine Neil Orr.


Tuesday, May 7 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 issues. This month’s pick is TBA.


Monday,  May 13 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.


Tuesday, May 14 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 May is Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangumby Sarah Stacke.


Thursday, May 16 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 club is reading Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann in May.


Thursday, May 30 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. This month’s pick is Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans.

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Sunday, June 2 at 9 am to 9 pm

37th Anniversary Sale!

We’re celebrating 37 years of excellence with 25% off in-store merchandise at our downtown Asheville location.

 

Sunday, June 2 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. This month we welcome Becky Gould Gibson, author of Indelible, Willie James King, author of To Be the Difference, and Susan Underwood, author of The Book of Awe.

 

Monday, June 3 at 6 pm

Reina Weiner presents Trust Your Doctor…but Not That Much: Be Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate

Healthcare and patient advocacy coach and Asheville local, Reina S. Weiner, offers an honest and insightful book based on both her professional experience and her own personal journey with cancer. As Reina states in the intro to her book, “The main objective of Trust Your Doctor…but Not That Much is for patients to feel empowered and to obtain the answers and treatment they need.”

 

Tuesday, June 4 at 6 pm

Mason Deaver presents I Wish You All the Best, in conversation with Becky Albertalli

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan develop feelings for each other, what started as a disaster becomes the chance to find happiness. Mason Deaver is a non-binary author and librarian from North Carolina. Becky Albertalli is the author of What If It’s Us and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

 

Wednesday, June 5 at 6 pm

John Ross presents The Forecast for D-Day And the Weatherman Behind Ike’s Biggest Gamble

Ross, an expert on the confluence of natural science and historic events, brings us the story behind the Meteorologist Eisenhower relied on to forecast the weather and how this influenced the D-Day invasion.

 

Thursday, June 6 at 6 pm

Jared Yates Sexton presents The Man They Wanted Me to Be

Based on his New York Times op-ed, Jared Yates Sexton examines the genesis of toxic masculinity, how we teach boys dangerous definitions of manhood, and the consequences in American society.

 

Sunday, June 9 at 3 pm

Writers at Home with Host Elizabeth Lutyens

Join host Elizabeth Lutyens for a reading devoted to contributors to the Great Smokies Review.

 

Monday, June 10 at 6 pm

Anna Bright presents The Beholder, in conversation with Meagan Spooner

Fulfilling her familial duty to find the perfect match leads Selah on voyage across the world filled with high stakes intrigue and romance. Indie bookseller and author Anna Bright will be in conversation with Meagan Spooner, author of the Skylark trilogy.

 

Wednesday, June 12 at 6 pm

Chris Smith presents The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration

Chris Smith is obsessed with okra. He’s grown over 75 varieties of okra and learned ways to use the pods, leaves, flowers, seeds, and stalks. The Whole Okra is a collection of okra expertise featuring research, history, lore, recipes, growing advice, and more.

 

Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm

Brian and Maggie Smith present Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera

Husband/wife author and filmmaker duo Brian and Maggie Smith will present the book Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera and screen the award winning 30 minute documentary it inspired. This project profiles people living on the margins of US society, below the poverty line.

 

Saturday, June 15 at 11 am

Jean Van’t Hul presents The Artful Parent

Jean Van’t Hul helps parents, caregivers, and teachers introduce kids to art. Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and develop self-confidence.

 

Monday, June 17 at 6 pm

Janet Lee presents Sea Sirens, in conversation with Hope Larson

This graphic novel, illustrated by Lee, weaves Vietnamese mythology, fantastical ocean creatures, a deep-sea setting, quirky but sympathetic main characters, and fast-paced adventure into an imaginative, world-building story. Janet Lee will be in conversation with Hope Larson, author and illustrator of the Eagle Rock Trilogy.

 

Tuesday, June 18 at 6 pm

Liza Wieland presents Paris, 7 A.M.

Paris, 7 A.M. is a beautifully rendered take on the formative years of one of America’s most celebrated–and mythologized–female poets. Inspired by three weeks of missing entries in Elizabeth Bishop’s journals during 1937, Paris, 7 A.M is a reimagining of the young woman’s travels throughout France on the cusp of World War II.

 

Wednesday, June 19 at 6 pm

Laura Wright presents Through a Vegan Studies Lens, with Kathryn Kirkpatrick

This edited collection showcases an international mix of activist scholars who maintain that a vegan studies perspective is an important addition to the cultural studies landscape. Through a Vegan Studies Lens broadens the scope of vegan studies by engaging in a variety of texts and contexts and examines vegan pedagogical praxis and vegan publishing, as well as intersections between vegan theory, critical race theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory, and feminism.

 

Thursday, June 20 at 6 pm

Andrew Lawler presents The Secret Token, in conversation with Denise Kiernan

Join us for the paperback release of the thrilling and absorbing look at America’s Lost Colony. The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define–and divide–America. Lawler will be joined by Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle.

 

Sunday, June 23 at 11 am

Kristy Dempsey presents Papa Put a Man on the Moon

In this delightful story book, Marthanne’s whole community is excited about the moon landing, and Marthanne is especially proud because her father helped create the fabric for the astronauts’ spacesuits. In time for the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, this father-daughter story celebrates a small community’s big contribution to one of America’s greatest accomplishments.

 

Monday, June 24 at 6 pm

Elizabeth Trinkaus presents Enough Already! Yes, You Are, in conversation with Susi Gott Séguret

Enough Already! Yes, You Are will inspire you to wake up to your truest self by crushing the myth that your enough-ness resides somewhere “out there.” Elizabeth offers real-life solutions for you to get who you really are separate from what you have and do and provides step-by-step tools to help you live in the powerful present.

 

Tuesday, June 25 at 6 pm

Amber Smith presents Something Like Gravity

For fans of Love, Simon and Eleanor & Park, a romantic and sweet novel about a transgender boy who falls in love for the first time–and how first love changes us all

 

Wednesday, June 26 at 6 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church

An Evening with Bishop Michael Curry

This event is sold out. Contact us to order a signed copy of The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire, a beautifully designed, two-color gift book promoting love of one another, ourselves, and humankind by the first African American Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

 

Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm

Mystery Writers Panel with David Burnsworth, author of the Blu Carraway Mystery Series

Join us for a panel with Burnsworth and other regional authors of mystery and suspense.          

 

Sunday, June 30 at 3 pm

Chazeray Jackson presents Live, Learn and Lead Powerfully

Local motivational speaker “Chaz” Jackson believes everyone has God-given gifts and talents with the potential to elevate themselves and others around them. His book is designed to help teenagers and young adults connect with their inner abilities and become the best version of themselves they can possibly be.

 

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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BOOK CLUBS

Monday, June 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. This month the club is reading Passing by Nella Larsen and Emily Bernard.

Tuesday, June 4 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 Gradle Bird by J. C. Sasser.

Wednesday, June 5 at 7 pm
MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB
Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of The Reader: A novel by Bernhard Schlink.

Monday,  June 10 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of And Then She Was Gone by Christopher Greyson.

Tuesday, June 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 May is Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art by Michael Findlay.

Thursday, June 20 at 6 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 club is reading Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir.

Monday, June 24 at 7 pm

SCIENCE FICTION BOOKCLUB

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Allison Beatty to dive into the wreck of the wily and wonderful world of sci-fi, weird fiction, speculative fiction, literary horror, and more. This month’s pick is Horrorstor: A Novel by Grady Hendrix.

Thursday, June 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. This month’s pick is Blow-Up: And Other Stories by Julio Cortazar.

 
 
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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