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City Lights Bookstore

3 East Jackson Street
Sylva, NC 28779

United States

828-586-9499; morecitylightsnc.com

Type: Bookstore — new books, used books

Web site: http://citylightsnc.com/

Events: http://citylightsnc.com/event

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Description: City Lights Bookstore is located in Sylva, North Carolina a small Main Street town tucked in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our goal is to share the literature of the Southern Appalachian region with the world, and the world of good books with our community. Our New Book inventory is designated as "on our shelves now" at http://citylightsnc.com and is integrated with LibraryThing. Most of our books (New and Used) related to the Appalachian region can be found on Biblio at: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/CityLightsBookstore.html

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Oct
4
Vincent van Gogh: Theologian with a Brush (Saturday, October 4 at 3pm)
Charles Davidson will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 4th at 3 p.m. to present his book, Bone Dead, and Rising: Vincent Van Gogh and the Self Before God. School children know of the famous painter’s severed earlobe. Adults know that his paintings have sold for the highest prices ever paid for original art. Artists know that his expressionism bridged nineteenth century impressionism and twentieth century modernism. Readers of his letters know that his life was filled with conflict, suffering, and defeat, and yet with a singular and passionate commitment to his vocation as an artist. But what do we know of Vincent as a theologian with a brush? This illustrated presentation will examine lesser-known aspects of Vincent’s life and sacred dimensions of his spiritually visionary art. Charles Davidson, a Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist, was the Darrel Rollins Professor of Holistic Ministry in Pastoral Theology Care and Counseling at Virginia University of Lynchburg, until retiring to Black Mountain, NC where he lives with his wife, dog, cats, saxophone and clarinet.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
10
Joint Reading and Discussion for LGBT History Month (Friday, October 10 at 06:30am)
In celebration of October being LGBT History Month, J. Robin Whitley and Paula Offutt will offer a discussion and reading on Friday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. They will read from their work and discuss books that helped them come out. Robin, artist, musician, author and bookseller at City Lights Bookstore has written a compilation of poetry, reflections, and essays shows the challenges that the lesbian Christian faces in living an open life, while also seeking to live a life of faith titled, In A Southern Closet. Her newest book, More Than Knowing, is a collection of poetry. Paula Offutt lives near Leicester. She and her partner share an old house with dogs, cats, and a koi named Haiku. Paula believes that humor is what makes the world go 'round, although love is a close second. She surrounds herself with as much of both as she can. Her first novel, a romance titled Butch Girls Can Fix Anything, won a 2008 Golden Crown Literary Society's (GCLS) award for Debut Author. The fictional town of High Pond is a cross between Hot Springs and Leicester with bits of Lick Skillet and Luck tossed in. Paula's second novel, To Sleep, Book One of the Soliloquy, was a finalist for the 2014 GCLS award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. To Dream, Book Two of the Soliloquy, will be released sometime in 2015.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
16
Coffee with the Poet Featuring Wesley Satterwhite (Thursday, October 16 at 10:30am)
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, October 16th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The October gathering will feature Wesley Satterwhite. Wesley Satterwhite is a student in the Master of Arts in Writing program at the Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative at Lenoir Rhyne University in Asheville and a co-founder of the City Lights Writing Group. Her poetry has been published in Kakalak and in WNC Woman magazine, where she was nearly rejected because the editors said they only publish work written by women. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill, Wesley is interested in the healing power of telling our stories. As a working mother of two little girls, she is interested in the exquisite beauty of ordinary life. Wesley will be reading from her own work and the work of others whose art lies at the intersection of these two interests. The Coffee with the Poet series is co-sponsored by the NetWest chapter of the North Carolina Writer’s Network and meets every third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information about the Coffee with the Poet series please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
18
Julia Watts to Present Her Books (Saturday, October 18 at 3pm)
Knoxville author, Julia Watts will present her books on Saturday, October 18th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The author of numerous books set in Appalachia, she is also a Lambda Literary Award for her young adult novel, Finding H.F. and last year's Lambda Literary Award finalist and Golden Crown Literary Award winner for Secret City. Her new book, Gifted and Talented is a comic novel about the perils of parenting. To reserve copies of her books, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
24
Sharyn McCrumb Reading and Signing (Friday, October 24 at 6:30pm)
New York Times Bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb will visit City Lights Bookstore for a reading and signing on Friday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m. She will read from her new novella, Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past. This new novella expands her Appalachian Ballad series with the return of Nora Bonesteel. When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls. We will also be celebrating the paperback release of her most recent Ballad novel, King’s Mountain. An elegant saga crafted with heart and depth, replete with harrowing battle descriptions and gripping family histories, King's Mountain celebrates one of Appalachia's finest hours, as McCrumb once again shares history and legend like no one else. To reserve copies of McCrumb’s books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
The Wisdom Stone Trilogy Conclusion (Saturday, October 25 at 3pm)
Art Ramsay will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 25th at 3 p.m. to present the third book in The Wisdom Stone Trilogy. With Illumination of Stones, readers are treated to an enthralling tale as the main characters race a looming global event and face determined adversaries. Hidden at Sacred Sites centuries ago, powerful Wisdom Stones are awaiting discovery to release their energy. Each Stone has a message of planetary significance to reveal, setting into motion spiritual transformation for all of humankind. The first two books in the series are The Seven Stones of Wisdom and The Tibetan Wisdom Code. By creating this fictional series, Art believes that people can be made aware of spiritual principles in a fun and interesting way. Art Ramsay's current practice involves working as a Minister of Peace, a Spiritual (Peace) Coach, and seminar facilitator. He has studied and practiced Spiritual Principles for twenty years and brings those experiences to his writing. Through Art's work with people over the years, he found that there are certain aspects of the human psyche that brings stress and a great deal of despair to our daily lives. His writing reflects bringing the awareness of those aspects to his readers in a way that promotes transformation, and incorporating what works in their lives. If, through reading his books, a person's life is touched in a way that allows inner reflection, then he feels he has fulfilled his purpose. To reserve copies of his books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas Guide (Saturday, October 25 at 6:30pm)
Photographer and author Tim Barnwell will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m. to present his new book, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas. For those who wonder which mountain peaks they are seeing on the many breathtaking outlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this new guide is the book to have. Barnwell identifies the mountain peaks one can see from each overlook, marking the compass heading, distance, and elevation. Major roads, rivers, lakes, and towns are also identified. Designed as a driving guide, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, is also a good companion for hikers who wish to identify the names of the peaks viewed from favorite trails. A noted photographer with over 30 years experience, Barnwell’s photography has appeared in numerous publications, including Time and Newsweek. His fine art photography can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art and other museums across the country. He lives in Asheville, NC. To reserve a copy of Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
29
Haunted Hospitals of the South (Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30pm)
Asheville author and “ghostlorist,” Randy Russell will help us celebrate Halloween a little early as he presents his book, The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South on Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at City Lights Bookstore. Folks are encouraged to “BYOG,” or bring your own ghost by bringing photos, dressing up, or sharing paranormal experiences. With The Ghost Will See You Now, Russell has organized a state-by-state guide to known Southern hospital hauntings, including 130 haunted locations and 41 ghost stories. Russell is the author of the popular, Ghost Dogs of the South, Ghost Cats of the South and Mountain Ghost Stories. To reserve copies of his books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499 or click the book links below.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
1
Marly Youmans to Present Her New Novel (Saturday, November 1 at 3pm)
Former Cullowhee resident, Marly Youmans will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, November 1st at 3 p.m. to read from and sign her new novel, Glimmerglass. Publisher’s Weekly had this to say about her new book, “This stylish and contemporary variation on the Bluebeard legend...serves up an appealing blend of myth, mystery and magic.” Marly Youmans is an award winning author of a dozen books including the recent novel, A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage. A native of the Carolinas she now lives in Susquehanna with her husband and three children.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
5
Wiley Cash Reading and Signing (Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30pm)
Wiley Cash returns to City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. He will read from and sign his novel, This Dark Road to Mercy. Released in paperback in September, This Dark Road to Mercy is a resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, set in western North Carolina, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins. Cash is also the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel, A Land More Kind Than Home. A native of North Carolina, he and his wife live in Wilmington.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
8
Holiday Pet Photos (Saturday, November 8 at 09am)
The annual holiday pet photo session will be Saturday, November 8th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Folks can come by during those hours to have holiday themed photos taken of their well-behaved fur friends. There will be a $10 sitting fee that will be donated to ARF, and will include one 4x6 print, with options to buy other prints, and/or a CD with all the photos from the session. CD’s will be $25. The prints will be the photographers choice, and will be available for pick up the following Saturday at City Lights Bookstore.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
14
YA Novelist Presents Her Debut (Friday, November 14 at 6:30pm)
North Carolina author, Linda Phillips will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. to present her debut YA novel, Crazy. A novel written in verse, Crazy, draws from the author’s own experiences of coming to terms with her mother’s mental illness while growing up in Oregon. In Crazy, Laura is a typical fifteen-year-old growing up in the 1960s, navigating her way through classes, friendships, and even a new romance. But she's carrying around a secret: her mother is suffering from a mental illness. No one in Laura's family will talk about her mother's past hospitalizations or increasingly erratic behavior, and Laura is confused and frightened. Laura finds some refuge in art, but when her mother suffers a breakdown after taking painting back up again herself, even art ceases to provide much comfort.Eloquent and compelling, this powerful novel-in-verse tackles complex themes in a way that will have readers rooting for Laura to find the courage to get the answers she needs. To reserve a copy of Crazy, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
15
The Charm of a Simple Country Farm (Saturday, November 15 at 3pm)
On Saturday, November 15th at 3 p.m. Renea Winchester will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her new book, Farming Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches. Decades before the Farm-to-Table and Sustainable Living movement, Billy Albertson started tending a little strip of land just off Hardscrabble Road in what was then rural Roswell, Georgia. The second book in the Farmer Billy series, Farming transports readers to a simpler time, when roadside vegetable stands were common, friends gathered on the front porch and everyone sat at the grandparent's table for Sunday supper. Renea’s calloused hands grows GMO free corn that has been in her family for over 100 years. This heritage corn came from her great-grandfather, Lum Winchester, who was the subject of several columns by John Parris and was featured in Roaming The Mountains. She is a literacy advocate and passionately supports indie bookstores. She will offer a raffle to win a gift basket full of seeds, a copy of her book and other goodies. The proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the historic Monteith House in Dillsboro. Having roots in Bryson City, she and her husband split time between Georgia and North Carolina.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
20
Coffee with the Poet Featuring Jane Hicks (Thursday, November 20 at 10:30am)
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, November 20th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The November gathering will feature poet, Jane Hicks as she offers her new collection, Driving with the Dead. A native of upper East Tennessee, Jane Hicks is an award-winning poet and quilter. Her poetry appears in both journals and numerous anthologies, Her first book, Blood and Bone Remember, was nominated for and won several awards. Her “literary quilts” illustrate the works of playwright Jo Carson and novelists Sharyn McCrumb and Silas House; one became the cover of her own book. The art quilts have toured with these respective authors and were the subject of a feature in Blue Ridge Country Magazine in an issue devoted to arts in the region. The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the NetWest chapter of the North Carolina Writer’s Network and meets every third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information on Coffee with the Poet or to reserve a copies of Jane’s book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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Jun
6
Alexandra Duncan will be promoting Salvage (Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Alexandra Duncan will be promoting Salvage (added from HarperCollins)

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