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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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Upcoming events

Jul
23
Batman 75th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday, July 23 at 09am)
Join us at City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, July 23rd as we celebrate Batman’s 75th birthday. We will have Batman related giveaways, goodies and Batman books in stock. The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. so come by and help us celebrate the Dark Knight. For more information please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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Jul
26
Special Story Time Guests: Curtis Sikes and Sheena Kohlmeyer (Saturday, July 26 at 11am)
Author Curtis Sikes and illustrator Sheena Kohlmeyer will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 26th at 11 a.m. to read their book, The Heart of a Friend. In this second book of A Lion Tale series, Leo is back with his father, King Lionel, and some new jungle animals. Leo, now a little older, is learning what it means to be a lion that can patrol and hunt. As the story unfolds, there are new lessons to be learned about forgiveness and friendship. Leo also shows kindness and love towards his best monkey friend, Max, who’s being bullied and feeling unimportant. In the end, Leo and Max learn what it means to have the heart of a friend. Though The Heart of a Friend is recommended for children 8 and up, younger kids can also enjoy the story with the help of a parent. To reserve copies of The Heart of a Friend or the first book, The Heart of a King, 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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Jul
26
Two Novels of Suspense and Romance (Saturday, July 26 at 3pm)
North Carolina author and storyteller, Sheri Wren Haymore will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 26th at 3 p.m. to present her two novels, A Higher Voice and A Deeper Cut. Her novels feature characters with flaws and she tends to as she puts it, “to squish a character until he pops and see what pours out. Or more specifically, what pours back in.” Her books have been described as a blend of Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Sheri grew up in Mt. Airy, NC, and still lives thereabouts with her husband and a pup named Cercie. Together, they've made a living running a couple of small business, and made a life doing the things they enjoy--traveling, hiking, camping, kayaking. Sheri loves music and yoga, inventing gourmet meals from random ingredients, laughing with friends, and most especially spending time with her daughter. A graduate of High Point University, she has burned more pages than most people will ever write, and is currently scribbling a third novel, which may or may not survive the flames.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
Stories that Portray the Soul of Appalachia (Saturday, August 2 at 3pm)
Nantahala native and Franklin resident, Roy Owenby will share his stories about Appalachian life on Saturday, August 2nd at 3 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage is the culmination of thousands of miles of travel throughout the South in an effort to gather stories that portray the soul of Appalachia. These stories span past and present and offer a full spectrum of human emotion. A prolific writer, Owenby has written hundreds of articles and short stories. He is also the author of The Owl Knows, a mystery set on the Appalachian Trail. To reserve copies of his books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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Aug
8
Appalachian Culture Through Song and Memoir (Friday, August 8 at 6:30pm)
Join us at City Lights Bookstore on Friday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. as Jeremy Jones explores the culture and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains through song and reading. Performing old-time banjo tunes and reading excerpts from his book Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, he presents the sounds and stories of his native Appalachian mountains in a blending of personal narrative and folklore. In Bearwallow, his first book, Jones turns his attention to the complex and rich world of his Appalachian past and to understanding how this landscape shaped his own identity. Jones and his wife move into a small house above the creek where his family had settled 200 years prior, and he takes a job alongside his former teachers in the local elementary school. But living at the foot of Bearwallow Mountain after a year in Gracias, Honduras, makes Jones realize he has lost touch with his Appalachian-crafted voice. Thus, he sets out on a search that sends him burrowing into the past—hunting buried treasure and POW camps, unearthing Civil War graves and family feuds, exploring gated communities and tourist traps, encountering changed accents and immigrant populations, tracing Walmart’s sidewalks and carved-out mountains—and pondering the future. Throughout his book, the parallels Jones draws between seemingly disparate things—like Bearwallow Mountain and Gracias, Honduras—allows him to uncover similarities hidden just under the surface. He meshes narrative and myth, geology and genealogy, fiddle tunes and local color about the briskly changing and oft-stigmatized world of his native southern Appalachians. By doing so, he explores not only the story of his own heritage but also simplistic conceptions of Appalachia and its people. His journey back to the mystical Bearwallow Mountain reveals a peak suddenly in flux. Jeremy Jones earned his M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. His essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and awarded the Emma Bell Miles Prize. His work appears in numerous journals and magazines, including Crab Orchard Review, Our State Magazine, and Quarterly West. He will be teaching in the English Department at Western Carolina University beginning in the fall of 2014. To reserve a copy of his book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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Aug
21
Coffee with the Poet Featuring J. Robin Whitley (Thursday, August 21 at 10:30am)
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, August 21st at 10:30 a.m. as J. Robin Whitley reads from her collection More Than Knowing at City Lights Bookstore. Poet, painter and musician, Robin is also the author of In A Southern Closet, a collection of essays and poetry about the challenges of being a lesbian of faith. She also happens to be a bookseller at City Lights Bookstore. The Coffee with the Poet series gathers the third Thursday of the month and is co-sponsored by the NetWest chapter of the North Carolina Writer’s Network. 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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Aug
23
Mark Powell Presents His New Novel (Saturday, August 23 at 6:30pm)
On Saturday, August 23nd at 6:30 p.m. meet Mark Powell as he presents his new novel, The Sheltering at City Lights Bookstore. Powell’s work has been given high praise including Ron Rash calling him “the best Appalachian novelist of his generation.” Pat Conroy had this to say in the foreword he wrote for Powell’s new novel, “The Sheltering is at once haunting and an act of pure grace. What you notice first when you come to Mark Powell’s fourth novel is his remarkable gift for language, the bleeding edges around his dialogue, the starch and vigor of his sense of place, the sharp delineation of his characters, and a stylishness all his own. He is that rarity among male writers of fiction in that his female characters are as strongly presented as any of his troubled, endangered males. In these spiritually exhausted times, The Sheltering is a philosophical novel with a belief system that collapses in on itself because the membranes of our storm-tossed faith always seem so gossamer and imperiled. Powell’s dexterous novel is deeply spiritual and deeply religious, but in ways that might scare you to death. You find yourself wanting to believe in his characters even as these unreliable pilgrims can no longer hold on to a firefly’s faith in themselves.” The author of four novels, Mark Powell, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Collegeville Center for Ecumenical Research, and the Vaclav Havel Fellowship in Playwriting to the Prague Summer Program. An Associate Professor of English at Stetson University in Florida, he will spend the coming academic year as a Fulbright Fellow in Slovakia.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
5
Jenny Bennett Returns with a New Novel (Friday, September 5 at 6:30pm)
Sylva author, Jenny Bennett, returns to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. with her second book, The Twelve Streams of LeConte. The main character of the book lives in Sylva and there are scenes set in downtown, the library and even City Lights Bookstore. Anne Woodrow is on honeymoon in Scotland when fate gives her a slap in the face: right then and there, her new husband falls in love with another woman. Injured and grieving, she returns home alone and conceives of a project of renewal. She will climb Mt. LeConte in the Smokies by way of the twelve streams that drain its slopes. Its a journey that will prove to be strenuous and dangerous. The Twelve Streams of LeConte brings together mirroring worlds of adventure tales and mountains. It speaks the language of people who engage the landscape rather than admire it from a distance, and it unapologetically explores the life of a serious reader. Jenny Bennett is also the author of Murder at the Jumpoff . Having hiked extensively in the area, she is well known in the Smokies hiking community for her blog, “Endless Streams and Forests.” To reserve copies of her books 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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