Event Date: 08/24/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/24/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/24/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/24/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/25/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/25/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/03/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Jacqueline Osherow, author of eight collections of poetry, will read from her works at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, in the first event of the fall semester presented by the university’s Center for Jewish Studies and its Department of Religious Studies. This event is free and open to everyone. Osherow’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review and many other journals. Her most recent book, My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple, published in March by LSU Press, explores spirituality in cultures all over the world as well as her own relationship to Judaism and Jewish history. A distinguished professor of English at the University of Utah, she has been described in Publisher’s Weekly as “a poet who offers opinions and reactions to the weightiest questions of history and religion, while sounding less like an authority than like a particularly well-traveled friend.” In an essay for the Poetry Society of America addressing the question of identity as it relates to her writing, Osherow began with an old Jewish joke: “’What’s the difference between a garment worker and a poet?’ The answer: ‘a generation.’ My family is slow; it took us two generations. But the joke nonetheless comes to mind when I try to think about what distinguishes American poetry; above all, it is a poetry unabashedly close to its, as it were, garment-worker heritage, a poetry very well aware of its non-poetic and non-American immediate past. If our poetic tradition is a short one, it also is an energetic, daring and all-inclusive one. And what poet wouldn’t want to be a part of that?” Osherow’s standing as an American poet has been affirmed by several prizes from the Poetry Society of America, the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. Her work as been anthologized in Best American Poetry, and in Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology. “If I write out of a specific poetic tradition, it is the Jewish poetic tradition, American poet though I am,” says Osherow. For more information, contact the Center for Jewish Studies at 828.232.5027

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, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/04/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/08/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sisters chose vastly different lives. Seeking their fortunes in the North, Grace and Katharine reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation's attention to issues of region, race, and labor. In Sisters and Rebels, National Humanities Award-winning historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall follows the divergent paths of the Lumpkin sisters, who were "estranged and yet forever entangled" by their mutual obsession with the South. Tracing the wounds and unsung victories of the past through to the contemporary moment, Hall revives a buried tradition of Southern expatriation and progressivism; explores the lost, revolutionary zeal of the early twentieth century; and muses on the fraught ties of sisterhood.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/10/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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SEANE CORN is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Seane has created many instructional DVDs, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True. eane's first book, Revolution of the Soul, will be released on September 3, 2019. In this book she tells her untold story for the first time, touching on everything from the "everyday angels" she finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village, to her drug use and early struggles as a yoga class misfit, to the profound shadow work and body-based practices that help her to heal childhood trauma, to hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet.

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46 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/10/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Join us to discuss our August Barnes & Noble Book Club selection, Inland by Téa Obreht, an unforgettable, epic story of exploration and dreams set in the American West, from the bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife. Contact your local store or visit bn.com/bookclub for details.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/10/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Join us to discuss our August Barnes & Noble Book Club selection, Inland by Téa Obreht, an unforgettable, epic story of exploration and dreams set in the American West, from the bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife. Contact your local store or visit bn.com/bookclub for details.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/11/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Dale Neal is the winner of the 2009 Novello Literary Award for his first novel, "Cow Across America." In his second novel, Angel Garcia Jones left behind a trail of bodies before disappearing in the deep woods. Believed dead though his body was never found, Angel still haunts the neighbors of Yonah, North Carolina. Angel's energy still haunts the woods, driving four people together and apart in unexpected ways.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/12/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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In The Falls of the Wyona by David Brendan Hopes, four friends growing up on the banks of a wild Appalachian river just after WWII discover, almost at the same time, the dangerous, alluring Falls and the perils of their own maturing hearts. Seen through the eyes of his best friend Arden, football hero Vince falls in love with the new kid, Glen. They have no context for their feelings, and the next few years of high school become a tense, though sometimes funny, artifice of concealment. The winner of Red Hen's Quill Prize, The Falls of the Wyona is the first of three achieved (and several more projected) novels by this author imbued with the magical atmosphere of Appalachian culture.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/12/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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The YA Book Club continues the second Thursday of every month. Join us to discuss I'm Not Dying With You Tonight, a timely, page-turning novel about two classmates who must lean on each other when violence erupts at their high school football game. Plus, get a coupon for $2 Teavana teas (Café stores only). Contact your local store or visit bn.com/yabookclub for details.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/15/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/16/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Life can be challenging and overwhelming. After finding his wife in bed with another man, Mike meets the mysterious Father Coady, who promptly shoots him in the head (accidentally). When Mike wakes up in the hospital, he's introduced to Jesus's little-known brother, James, who is a poor stand-in for the Divine. Meanwhile, Amber a work-obsessed businesswoman also encounters the mysterious Father Coady and begins to fall in love with him, to the chagrin of her ever-urbane boyfriend, Paul. Fate seems to pull these four people together through their hilarious struggles to find meaning in a chaotic world.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/19/2019   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us and welcome Dale Neal and his new novel “Appalachian Book of the Dead” The novel is a metaphysical thriller, a meditation on recovery and reincarnation, marriage and betrayal, death and rebirth, an exploration of how our fears give flesh to our hungry ghosts.

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52 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/19/2019   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, In Lipinsky Auditorium. No tickets are required. Isay’s most recent book based on StoryCorps interviews, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, was summer reading for first-year UNC Asheville students, and the book’s themes were discussed in small faculty-led groups at the start of fall semester. Isay, a radio producer, began what grew into StoryCorps in 2003 with a story recording booth in New York City. StoryCorps, with a mission “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world,” now has story booths in different cities, and mobile story booths that travel the country. In the StoryCorps process, two people who know each other engage in an interview, guided by a facilitator. A weekly edited StoryCorps segment is broadcast every Friday morning as part of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Many more StoryCorps interviews are recorded than are used on the radio – the complete interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. “We’re hoping that through the stories in the book, our incoming students will see many examples of people following their dreams, their passions – finding a way to do what they love,” said UNC Asheville Dean of Students Jackie McHargue. “There is so much financial pressure on young people – we want to give them encouragement to prepare to make their work more than simply making a living.” “When students find the subject or the questions that fascinate them, they study more deeply and work that much harder because it feels less like work. It is the same in the workplace,” said UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of German Regine Criser, who together with McHargue led the committee that made the summer reading selection. “Not everyone ends up making a living doing what they love, but Isay’s book provides examples of people who are doing that, from all walks of life.” Isay’s series of books based on StoryCorps interviews began in 2007 with Listening is an Act of Love. Isay and StoryCorps have received two Peabody Awards, a TED Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly called the “Genius Grant.” UNC Asheville summer reading selections in recent years have been The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore; Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet; and How to Fly a Horse, by Kevin Ashton.

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1 University Heights , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/21/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Take a walk into Thomas Wolfe’s “Altamont.” After Look Homeward, Angel was published in October 1929 many Asheville citizens were outraged to find themselves portrayed, often negatively, in the book. Discover some of the real people behind the fiction! Join us for the Look Homeward Riverside Cemetery walking tour. The tours include information about the real person and quotes from Wolfe’s work describing the fictional person. Meet your guide at the gate to the cemetery. Tickets $5.00/person (plus tax) in advance at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

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52 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/21/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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It's Batman Day! Join us to celebrate 80 years of Gotham City's greatest defender with a photo standee, memory game, and activities. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a $4 Flatbread with any Café purchase (Café stores only).

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/23/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of Spectacle Susan Steinberg's first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers--both locals and wealthy out-of-towners--during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar fate, she pieces together the details of this tragedy, as well as the breakdown of her own family, and learns that no one, not even she, is blameless.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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