Come celebrate the hard launch of Soft Launch (Persea Books, fall 2019), the newest collection of electric poetry by Aaron Belz. Joining Belz will be Ariel Felton, Of DOSavannah’s Well, Lit and the Deep Center, who will be reading from her newest nonfiction, working-memoir-in-progress.
For October, our Book Club will be reading The Water Dancer (Penguin Random House), a first novel by the already outstanding non-fiction author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, that explores what Toni Morrison called “the chances for liberation”. As a companion pick for ambitious readers, we have also chosen Esi Edugyan’s novel, Washington Black (Knopf). Read along or join us in October!
Book Lady Bingo with Chris Berinato, author of "Secret Savannah: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure" (Reedy Press)
Christopher Berinato has scoured the fringes of greater Savannah to dig up some deep cuts of history, legends, and attractions in this eye-opening guide to the most charming city in the South. Come join us and see what games Berinato has in store!
The Georgia Historical Society is hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson for a talk and book signing. Books available for purchase from The Book Lady Bookstore prior to, and onsite, during the event.
Event is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30 for a pre-talk book signing; Talk & Conversation between Atkinson & Dr. Stan Deaton of GHS to begin at 7 pm. Atkinson will again sign books after the talk until 8:30 pm. Books also available through preorder from The Book Lady Bookstore: 912-233-3628, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sarah Milov, author of The Cigarette:A Political History, Harvard University Press, 2019, will give an address entitled "Women’s Suffrage at 100: Exploring the Legacy of the 19th Amendment"
Richard Powers's latest novel, The Overstory, is a stunning award winner: winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and Amazon Best Book of the Year.
BAM! POW! We will be joined by the creative duo Frattino & Lee to discuss their latest work, Simon Says, and the world of graphic novel publishing. Nazis are caught in vigilante crosshairs in this gritty, post-WWII crime noir out this September by Image Comics.
RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 15th (thanks, Hurricane Dorian) As part of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Fall Reading Series, Tena Clark, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, music producer, and activist, will talk about her memoir, Southern Discomfort (Simon & Schuster).
This event is free and open to the public; the reading will be held in O’Connor’s historic parlor.
Books will be available for sale from the Book Lady Bookstore onsite during the event. From Simon & Schuster, we have arranged a special, **one-time pre-sale of paperback copies of Southern Discomfort, which are not yet available to the public.
Combining the spirit of poignant coming-of-age memoirs such as The Glass Castle and vivid, evocative Southern fiction like Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Discomfort is about the people and places that shape who we are—and is destined to become a new classic.
A Regional Film Premier! Toni Morrison: The Pieces I AM (US, 2019) Join CinemaSavannah & The Book Lady Bookstore at 6:30 PM at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center located at 201 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 (Tel: (912) 651 6783) for this wonderful documentary film about one of America’s most important authors.
Box office opens at 5:30, film starts promptly at 6:30. Tickets (only at door, no presales) are $10, cash preferred.
All attendees will receive a 20% OFF COUPON for any regular stock book from The Book Lady!
"Ushant" by Conrad Aiken: 4th Annual Remembrance Event for Conrad Aiken in the City of his Birth and Death.
Explore the nature of consciousness as described in the magnum opus of one of Savannah’s greatest writers.
Part book release. Part variety show. Part cocktail party.
A book launch celebration for Seersucker Live co-founder Zach Powers and memoirist Beverly Willett, plus writer and speaker Brandi Benson!
• FREE admission with the purchase of any of our authors' books! The Book Lady Bookstore will be on hand to sell copies at the event. • Or $5 general admission at the door.
Author Cathryn J. Prince will be joining us at The Book Lady to discuss her latest book chronicling the life of a fascinating and fierce woman: Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman (Chicago Review Press)
The Mars Room (Simon & Schuster) by Rachel Kushner was Time's #1 Fiction Title of the Year, the New York Time's Notable Book of 2018, a Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Award, and Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Whew!
Even if you can't join us, we hope you can read along. Copies at The Book Lady now!
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
Join us with Steve Oney for a reading and signing of A Man’s World: A Gallery of Fighters, Creators, Actors, and Desperadoes.