Friday, July 13th - Our 5th Anniversaryby Blue Ridge Books on 07/01/12
Friday, July 13th is our 5th anniversary of being opened! We're celebrating all day with 13% off all in stock books!! Along with the discount we're going to have a cake cutting among different festivities.
The following day Saturday, July 14th we'll host band the Chris Minick Trio from 6:30-8:00p.m. at Blue Ridge Books as part of the bookstore's five year anniversary celebration. Along with bassist Greg Kidd and drummer/percussionist Lee Kram,Chris will perform songs on the guitar and harmonicas. Featuring original compositions, the band will also present some of their favorite material drawn from a repertoire that includes songs from various genres including folk, folk-rock, rock and roll and more. Join us in one of the areas best listening rooms as we celebrate the past five years and look ahead to good things yet to come.
Then On Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m., Blue Ridge Books will host authors Kimberly Brock (The River Witch), Erika Marks (Little Gale Gumbo), and Kathryn Magendie (Family Graces) and the musical act, Grits & Soul. The River Witch, set in Georgia's Sea Islands, follows the mystical story of ballerina Roslyn Byrne after the end of her career and a devastating miscarriage.
Brock's book has been chosen as the SheReads.org book of the month for June 2012 and has also been recommended for summer reading by the Huffington Post and Deep South Magazine.
Erika Marks' Little Gale Gumbo is about a family that relocates from New Orleans to a small island town in Maine. Camille and her two teenage daughters open a Creole restaurant and become an indispensible part of the community. 25 years later, Camille's relationship with islander Ben Haskell and his son becomes strained after Ben is found unconscious next to Camille's dead ex-husband.
Kathryn Magendie's Family Graces is the last in her trilogy that includes Tender Graces and Secret Graces. Her trilogy traces the journey of Virginia Kate Carey as she deals with the ghosts of her dysfunctional family.
Grits & Soul, comprised of Anna Kline and John Looney, has already met with national acclaim. Their song "Flood Waters" caught the ears of CNN reporters last summer after it was featured on NBC affiliates around the South. The duo lives in Asheville now and is preparing to record new material and continue their regional touring schedule.
We hope to see you soon,
Blue Ridge Books