Event Date: 03/29/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a night of great discussion with three talented YA authors: Shaila Patel, Sarah Nicole Lemon, & Roshani Chokshi. Below is a bit more about their books: Soulmated - Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family's standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them. Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother's ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage. When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he's immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart. Liam's father isn't convinced Laxshmi is "The One" and Laxshmi's mother won't even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one's own fate too great a price for the soulmated? Done Dirt Cheap - Tourmaline Harris's life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline's unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell's life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom "sold" her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club--and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel. A Crown of Wishes - Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom's enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they'll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes - a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there's nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/29/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a night of great discussion with three talented YA authors: Shaila Patel, Sarah Nicole Lemon, & Roshani Chokshi. Below is a bit more about their books: Soulmated - Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family's standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them. Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother's ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage. When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he's immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart. Liam's father isn't convinced Laxshmi is "The One" and Laxshmi's mother won't even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one's own fate too great a price for the soulmated? Done Dirt Cheap - Tourmaline Harris's life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline's unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell's life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom "sold" her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club--and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel. A Crown of Wishes - Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom's enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they'll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes - a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there's nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/31/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted a poem crafted just for you? This is your opportunity to sit one-on-one with one of our local poets and have them craft a thoughtful poem just for you (or a loved one!). This is a free weekly event.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/01/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Pre-K through 12 educators join us for deeper discounts, giveaways and more. Also, enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble gift card.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/01/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Join us on Saturday, April 1st from 2 to 4pm when Jaylin and D.W. Beam will be in the store signing copies of their books. Jaylin, age 16, has written her first book The Mark of a King, an exciting adventure, while her father D.W. Beam is releasing his newest book, the third in the 'Kimball McRyan' series. Stop by the store to check out these amazing authors!

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/08/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Join us as we welcome Timothy J. Boyce, editor of the work From Day to Day. For three and a half years, Odd Nansen, a Norwegian prisoner of war, kept a diary of "the mundane and horrific details of camp life as they happened, 'from day to day.'" The diary has floated in and out of history but has only recently resurfaced with the help of Mr. Boyce. Come see him from 2 to 4pm to learn more.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/15/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Chris Allen will read a selection from his latest novel, Bibles and Ball Bats, and discuss the origins of the story, his research trip to Moldova, and the very real tragedy of human trafficking. Books will be available for purchase on site, and the author will be available to sign copies after the presentation.

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640 Merrimon Ave. , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/29/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Join us on April 29th for our Backyard Writers Event. We are celebrating reading by inviting you to look no further than your own backyard as we host some of the areas best local authors. Joining us we have Meagan Spooner author of 'Hunted' and the 'Starbound' series; YA author Beth Revis; Kimberly Jochl, Laura Camby McCaskill, Gary Sizer, Jon Decker and Pepper Basham. Meagan Spooner Beth Revis

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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