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Jenny Brown presents Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now

10/21/2019 - 6:00PM

With an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court and several states attempting to outlaw abortion altogether, many activists are on the defensive, hoping to hold on to reproductive rights in a few places and cases. This spirited book shows how feminism can start winning again. Jenny Brown uncovers a century of legal abortion in the United States until 1873, recalls women's experiences in the illegal days, and shows how the women's liberation movement of the 1960s really won abortion rights....

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

10/23/2019 - 6:00PM

From the late nineteenth century well into the 1960s, North Carolina boasted some of the nation's most restrictive laws on alcohol production and sale. For much of this era, it was also the nation's leading producer of bootleg liquor. Over the years, written accounts, popular songs, and Hollywood movies have turned the state's moonshiners, fast cars, and frustrated Feds into legends. But in Tar Heel Lightnin', Daniel S. Pierce tells the real history of moonshine in North...

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

10/24/2019 - 6:00PM

Tide Runners: Shrimping and Fishing on the Carolinas and Georgia Coast, is 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. This exploration took him to the Outer Banks and seaside towns of North Carolina, dozens of seaboard locations in South Carolina and Georgia, and...

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

10/26/2019 - 10:00AM

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it comes to working together, being persistent, and helping others. Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he's only one of many thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States. That's a group that includes cadaver dogs, tracking, trailing, and apprehension dogs; dogs that can locate unmarked graves of Civil War...

SOLD OUT: An Afternoon with Ann Patchett presenting The Dutch House

10/26/2019 - 12:00PM

An Afternoon with Ann Patchett is SOLD OUT. To be added to the wait-list, please click here. If you have any questions or would like to request a personalized copy of The Dutch House, please contact the store at 828-254-6734.

Mark Barr presents Watershed in conversation with Charles Frazier

10/28/2019 - 6:00PM

Amidst construction of a federal dam in rural Tennessee, Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, meets Claire, a small-town housewife struggling to find her footing in the newly-electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South. As Nathan wrestles with the burdens of secret guilt and tangled love, Claire struggles to balance motherhood and a newfound freedom that awakens ambitions and a sexuality she hadn't known she possessed. The arrival of electricity in the rural community, where...

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

10/29/2019 - 6:00PM

An illustrated glovebox essential, Road Sides explores the fundamentals of a well-fed road trip through the American South, from A to Z. There are detours and destinations, accompanied by detailed histories and more than one hundred original illustrations that document how we get where we're going and what to eat and do along the way. Learn the backstory of food-shaped buildings, including the folks behind Hills of Snow, a giant snow cone stand in Smithfield, North Carolina, that resembles the...

UPDATE: An Evening with Ann Patchett EVENT CHANGE

10/30/2019 - 6:30PM

Major apologies folks! Due to changes to Ann's tour schedule, the date, time, and location of the event An Evening with Ann Patchett have changed. Updated event logistics are as follows:  An Afternoon with Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House will be held on Saturday, October 26th at noon at Jubilee! Community Church. Doors at Jubilee will open at 11 AM for light refreshments and mingling. The event starts at 12 NOON. All tickets purchased for October 30th at 6:00 pm are...

An Evening with the Dead

10/31/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for a Halloween seance with authors Dale Bailey, Nathan Ballingrud, Jake Bible, and Alexandra Duncan sharing new stories transmitted from beyond the grave.  

Poetrio: Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Michael Hettich, Rose McLarney

11/03/2019 - 3:00PM

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

North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Reading

11/04/2019 - 6:00PM

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

Kirsten & Christopher Shockey present Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments

11/05/2019 - 6:00PM

Best-selling fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey explore a whole new realm of probiotic superfoods with Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments. This in-depth handbook offers accessible, step-by-step techniques for fermenting beans and grains in the home kitchen. The Shockeys expand beyond the basic components of traditionally Asian protein-rich ferments to include not only soybeans and wheat, but also chickpeas, black-eyed peas, lentils, barley, sorghum, millet, quinoa...

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

11/06/2019 - 6:00PM

Sooner or later, everyone eventually asks questions about the end of life. What happens to me when my physical body dies? Is there an afterlife? If so, where do I go? Do my loved ones meet me? Will they usher me to the next plane of existence? In Diary of a Death Doula, psychic medium, and near-death experience researcher Debra Diamond presents the story of life as a hospice 'Death Doula', revealing 25 critical life lessons from those at the threshold of the afterlife, and those who have...

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

11/07/2019 - 6:00PM

The Road to Healing centers on Woodley’s efforts to establish reparation in the form of state-funded scholarships for African American students finally realized in 2004. Julian Bond called this the first Civil Rights-era reparation in U. S. history. Filled with political twists and turns, the story follows Woodley’s advocacy in the form of newspaper columns, written for the very paper that had advocated the closures, and in personal dialogue with elected officials, philanthropists, and...

Poetry on Request with Tracey Schmidt

11/08/2019 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets and leave with a thoughtful poem crafted just for you!

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

11/10/2019 - 11:00AM

Join us for a conversation and reading with Author/ Illustrators Vanessa Brantley-Newton and Constance Lombardo. 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. Everybody Says Meow! Or do they? Fans of Sandra Boynton and of Jules Feiffer's classic...

Jane S. Gabin presents The Paris Photo

11/11/2019 - 6:00PM

The Paris Photo compassionately conveys 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 them. 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 uncover more of her father's past, she...

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

11/12/2019 - 6:00PM

Patrick “Paddy” Moran, age 36, fresh from being sworn into the Texas bar, begins a wild and rocky journey fueled by his fierce desire for recognition and respect. In a county where some 40,000 civil cases are filed every year, Paddy is sure he’ll get his share of the good ones, sooner or later. After sputtering through mindless uncontested cop divorces and a spate of questionable cases of cops getting rear-ended by luxury cars—and surviving one near career wreck—his luck changes. Paddy Moran’s...

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

11/13/2019 - 6:00PM

When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the...

Storytime with Christine Davison Page, author of Naughty Noel

11/13/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us for a special storytime featuring guest author Christine Davison Page. Based on a true story, Naughty Noel is about a cat who loses everything and finds his way home for Christmas. Without Grandma, Noel is forced to leave the comfort of the little house with pink shutters in Florida and embark on a year-long journey. There are adventures and misadventures along the way. It’s a scary world even for this tough cat, and at times, he just wants to give up. Ultimately, Noel...

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne presents Holding on to Nothing

11/14/2019 - 6:00PM

Lucy Kilgore has her bags packed for her escape from her rural Tennessee upbringing, but a drunken mistake forever tethers her to the town and one of its least-admired residents, Jeptha Taylor, who becomes the father of her child. Together, these two young people work to form a family, though neither has any idea how to accomplish that, and the odds are against them in a place with little to offer other than bluegrass music, tobacco fields, and a Walmart full of beer and firearms for the...

Writers at Home

11/17/2019 - 3:00PM

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

UNC Press presents Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin editors of Mothers and Strangers

11/18/2019 - 6:00PM

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.' ... Writers Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time. Whether their formative experience was the...

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

11/19/2019 - 6:00PM

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down...

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

11/21/2019 - 6:00PM

This guide provides everything you need to know to 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....

A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia

11/24/2019 - 3:00PM

This hybrid literary and natural history anthology showcases sixty species of Southern Appalachia, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth, with species accounts, illustrations by seven artists of the region, and poems, most commissioned for the anthology from contemporary writers. From the iconic and inveterate--such as the speckled trout, flying squirrel, copperhead, katydid, and black bear--to the elusive, intermittent, and endangered--whippoorwill, Carolina gorge moss, chucky madtom,...

Store Closing Early

11/27/2019 - 6:00PM

Malaprop's will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 27th. We will open at 9 am on Friday, November 29th.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thanksgiving Day - Store Closed

11/28/2019 - 9:00AM

Malaprop's will be closed all day in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen at 9 am on Friday, November 29th. 

Indies First Small Business Saturday

11/30/2019 - 9:00AM

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors and readers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. This year, Indies First and Small Business Saturday take place on Nov. 30th, a day which is dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive. Bring your family and friends to Malaprop's to do some holiday shopping and...

Celebrating Tiny Love: The Complete Stories of Larry Brown

12/01/2019 - 3:00PM

"Larry Brown wrote the way the best singers sing: with honesty, grit, and the kind of raw emotion that stabs you right in the heart. He was a singular American treasure." --Tim McGraw A career-spanning collection, Tiny Love brings together for the first time the stories of Larry Brown's previous collections along with those never before gathered. The self-taught Brown has long had a cult following, and this collection comes with an intimate and heartfelt appreciation by novelist Jonathan Miles...

Amy Greene and Trent Thomson present Step Into the Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia

12/04/2019 - 6:00PM

In this beautiful book of photographs and short essays, some of Appalachia's best-known writers profile each other and the place they call home. Edited by Bloodroot novelist Amy Greene and her husband Trent Thomson, this book also features Wendell Berry, Lee Smith, Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Rash, Wiley Cash, Silas House, Jason Kyle Howard, Adriana Trigiani, and others. Part photo book, part essay collection, and all praise for the mountains and valleys of the region, this book collects some of the...

Store Closing Early

12/24/2019 - 6:00PM

Merry Christmas! Malaprop's will close at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 24th. We will open at 9 am on Thursday, December 26th.

Christmas Day - Store Closed

12/25/2019 - 9:00AM

Merry Christmas! Malaprop's will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th.

New Year's Day - Special store hours and our annual Sale!

01/01/2020 - 12:00PM

Happy New Year! We don't know what 2020 will bring, but we know that life is better with books! Malaprop's will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm and every item in the store will be 25% off!

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