In which we're grateful for October.

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers," opines Anne Shirley, and I second that emotion. We're officially entering the most wonderful time of the year! Temperatures are still well into the 80s, but the sun is shifting, and there's a breeze blowing. I've got pumpkins on my front porch (albeit fake ones) and plaid pillows on my chairs. It's fall. 

If you're a Thomasville resident, you know: We're also entering the busiest time of the year. Our beloved small town goes into full-blown Stars Hollow mode once Labor Day hits; there are festivals and festivities happening nearly every weekend, and I'm both proud and afraid The Bookshelf is contributing to the madness. 

Throughout October, we're hosting our standard line-up of events: book clubs, Saturday signings, and story times. (Check out the dates below so you won't miss any!) But we've also got a few special events on the shop calendar, including tonight's author lecture with Georgia writer Terry Kay. We'll be at the Thomas County Board of Education auditorium selling books and tickets at the door; Terry Kay goes on at 7 p.m. There are still tickets available, so don't miss it!

Other plans getting in the way of this evening? Make sure you've got our upcoming events on your calendar so you don't miss out! Emily McKenna from You're Maker is joining us for our "Embrace Your Inner Nerd" event series; this time, we're talking houseplants, and Emily will guide us in making our very own macrame plant hanger. Tickets are on sale now, and space is limited, so snag your spot!

Tickets are also on sale for two foodie events in November; our biannual Pen to Plate dinner is scheduled for Thursday, November 9, and tickets are already going fast! This fall, Chef John Gregory is featuring recipes from Six Seasons, a gorgeous cookbook included in the price of your ticket. 

And, as if that wasn't fun enough, we're partnering with Liam's to host a "Pie & Whiskey" event on Tuesday, November 7. Cast your vote in local elections, then hop over to Liam's for a night of... well, pie and whiskey. Your ticket includes one savory and two sweet pies, three whiskey cocktails, and a copy of Pie and Whiskey, a new foodie essay collection we love. 

Whew! On the one hand, I hate to contribute to the chaos. On the other, I love that The Bookshelf is as vibrant a place as they come; there's never a shortage of happenings here, and I hope with every event we host, we're making Thomasville a destination for locals and tourists alike. 

Come see us this fall!


Event descriptions and tickets available on our store website


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Take just a minute to look through our list of upcoming events! Fall is the busiest time of year in Thomasville, and The Bookshelf is no exception. Make sure you've purchased your tickets and marked your calendars for the events you want to attend; we'd love to see you at any or all of these!

One Book Lecture with Terry Kay at Thomas County BOE Auditorium - Thursday, 10/5 at 7 p.m. (Tickets are $10 and are available at the public library and The Bookshelf) 
Book signing with Karen Zacharias - Saturday, 10/7 at 2 p.m.
+ Spooky story time and signing with Rosalind Bunn - Friday, 10/13 from 3-5 p.m.
Stitches & Stories - Tuesday, 10/17 at 6 p.m. at Fuzzy Goat
Happy Houseplants workshop with Emily McKenna - Thursday, 10/19 at 7 p.m. -- Tickets are $25 and are available in-store and online
Subscription Social - Tuesday, 10/24 at 7 p.m.
Covey Film Festival showing of Same Kind of Different as Me - Thursday, 10/26 at 7 p.m. at Thomas County BOE Auditorium -- Tickets available here
Secrets, Haunts, and Local Lore - Friday, 10/27 at 6 p.m. at the Lapham-Patterson House -- Tickets and information available here
+ Energy Medicine Workshop with Paige Abgar of Eden Energy Medicine - Thursday, 11/2 at 7 p.m. -- Tickets are $25 and are available in-store and online
Pie & Whiskey at Liam's - Tuesday, 11/7 at 7 p.m. -- Tickets available in-store and online
Pen to Plate dinner featuring Six Seasons - Thursday, 11/9 at 7 p.m. -- Tickets available in-store and online

 

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: The world is hard, isn't it? We're overwhelmed by the news, by the tragedy in Las Vegas, by current events in general. So here's your friendly reminder to take care of yourself, to be kind to your neighbors, to educate yourself, to get outside, to read a good book. And if you need a place of peace and quiet, a place to take a deep breath, a place to talk with your friends about the world we're creating? We're here for you. And our fellow indie bookstores across the country are there for you, too.

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: The world is hard, isn't it? We're overwhelmed by the news, by the tragedy in Las Vegas, by current events in general. So here's your friendly reminder to take care of yourself, to be kind to your neighbors, to educate yourself, to get outside, to read a good book. And if you need a place of peace and quiet, a place to take a deep breath, a place to talk with your friends about the world we're creating? We're here for you. And our fellow indie bookstores across the country are there for you, too.


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Regardless of your particular brand of politics, Thanks, Obama, the new memoir by former Obama speechwriter David Litt, is engaging, entertaining, and fascinating.  Litt is funny, but the memoir also has important nuggets of wisdom for writers and speakers tucked into Litt's funny anecdotes. (One chapter, entitled "The Salmon in the Toilet," should be required reading in collegiate speech courses.)  If you've ever watched Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing and thought "I want more of this," then Thanks, Obama is most certainly for you. I love political memoirs -- I feel like I'm getting a behind the scenes look at America -- and Litt's stories and experiences don't disappoint. 

Regardless of your particular brand of politics, Thanks, Obama, the new memoir by former Obama speechwriter David Litt, is engaging, entertaining, and fascinating. 

Litt is funny, but the memoir also has important nuggets of wisdom for writers and speakers tucked into Litt's funny anecdotes. (One chapter, entitled "The Salmon in the Toilet," should be required reading in collegiate speech courses.) 

If you've ever watched Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing and thought "I want more of this," then Thanks, Obama is most certainly for you. I love political memoirs -- I feel like I'm getting a behind the scenes look at America -- and Litt's stories and experiences don't disappoint. 

It's time for our September reading recap on From the Front Porch! Chris and I chatted about the books we read in September, including my personal favorites, I'll Have What She's Having and Sing, Unburied, Sing. Click over to give the episode a listen, or find us wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 

It's time for our September reading recap on From the Front Porch! Chris and I chatted about the books we read in September, including my personal favorites, I'll Have What She's Having and Sing, Unburied, SingClick over to give the episode a listen, or find us wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 

 

 

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