Author talks, special activities planned for Book Tavern

Independent Bookstore Day and two author events are scheduled at the Book Tavern in the upcoming weeks.

The 10th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day is April 29 with activities taking place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Independent Bookstore Day is one of our favorite days. It both celebrates the bookseller and the booklover. IBD is a way to say thank you to our loyal and supportive community of readers. We are excited to participate again and look forward to many more years of Indie Bookstore Day,” said David Hutchison, Book Tavern owner, in a news release.

The Book Tavern will have more than 20 exclusive items for sale and as giveaways, from specialized tote bags to banned books puzzles to exclusive Blackwing pencils.

The Augusta Pop Company will provide treats along with the store’s new selection of soft drinks and non-alcoholic mixed drinks.

The American Booksellers Association established Independent Bookstore Day in 2013 to promote, celebrate and highlight the value of the independent bookstore community, the release said. More than 900 stores are participating this year.

New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White returns to Augusta May 20 to mark her new release, The House On Prytania. 

Karen White

A Reading Between the Wines event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m.

Seating is limited. People can reserve a spot to the event by purchasing the book, which is available on pre-order prior to its May 7 release.

The event includes wine and snacks along with a question-and-answer session and autograph signing.

A woman is haunted—both literally and figuratively—by ghosts of the past in this second novel of the Royal Street series, according to a news release.

The book is set in New Orleans.
Another author event is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday May 28.

James Beard award-winning author Cynthia Graubart will be at the Book Tavern for a table talk and signing of her newest cookbook, Zucchini Love!: 43 Garden-Fresh Recipes for Salads, Soups, Breads, Lasagnas, Stir-Fries and More.

“Graubart offers up 43 options for using zucchini to make tasty snacks and appetizers, hearty soups and mains, and delicious sweet treats. Start your day with Lemon-Zucchini Donuts. Impress guests with Zucchini Fritters with Tahini Dip as a starter, then serve up a savory Garlic-Sesame Zoodle Bowl with Shrimp. A Creamy Zucchini Pie with Pecan Cracker Crust makes the perfect end to any meal,” the release said.

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