HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

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

Amenities: wifi

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

Added by: mavinger.  Contacted: Yes.  Venue ID: 3751

Venue claimed by wilpotts (about) | add an event

Members

Favorites: dragonaria, kathrynmagendie, Dawnrookey, wilpotts

Visited: None

Comment wall

Upcoming events

Sep
17
Gridiron Diplomat’s Carolina Dacha (Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30pm)
Whittier author, Tom Kelly will visit City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. to present his book, Gridiron Diplomat’s Carolina Dacha. Kelly’s book details his time spent teaching and coaching American football in 40 countries including time in Soviet Russia, employed by the KGB. To reserve a copy of 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)… (more)
Sep
18
Coffee with the Poet Featuring Teresa Robbins (Thursday, September 18 at 10:30am)
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The September gathering will feature poet, Teresa Robbins as she presents her collection, God Speaks. With her book, Teresa hopes her poetry will penetrate the hearts of those who read them, causing them to fall deeper in love with the true Scribe. She and her husband live in Waynesville, NC. To reserve a copy of her book 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)
… (more)
Sep
19
War is Beautiful Film Screening (Friday, September 19 at 6:30pm)
City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library invite you to attend a screening of the just released documentary film, “War Is Beautiful: A Journey into the Spanish Civil War” in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva on Friday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. In November of 1937, James Neugass, a young American poet and published writer from New Orleans sailed for Spain along with 3,000 American volunteers to fight the fascist dictatorships of Franco and armies of Hitler and Mussolini. War is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War is a stunning and tragic memoir of wartime life and chronicles Neugass’s wartime experiences. In July of 2012, the author’s son traveled to Spain to follow in his father’s footsteps and visited many of the historical places his father wrote about in War is Beautiful. Please join the author's son, Jim Neugass as he shares insights of his trip, of the father he never knew and selected readings of the book. Books will be available for purchase. This event if free.

Location: Street: 310 Keener St. Additional: Jackson County Public Library City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
… (more)
Sep
20
Emily Hoover to Sign Her Book (Saturday, September 20 at 12pm)
Franklin author Emily Joanne Hoover will visit City Lights Bookstore to sign her book on Saturday, September 20th beginning at noon. She will be available to chat with folks about the funny and outrageous true life tales in her book, Hold on to Your Panties and Have Fun. Hoover has enjoyed success as a stand-up comedian, teacher and interior decorator. She is known for her quick wit, quick retorts, and for finding fun with strangers in everyday places. To reserve a copy of her book 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)
… (more)
Sep
20
A Collection of Columns Celebrating the South (Saturday, September 20 at 3pm)
Former journalist, Ken Burger will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 20th at 3 p.m. to sign copies of his book, Baptized in Sweet Tea. The book is a collection of columns celebrating the South and features the photography of David Gentry. Ken spent almost 40 years writing for two South Carolina newspapers, covering everything from sports, business and politics, eventually being named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996. To reserve a copy of Baptized in Sweet Tea 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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
Jun
6
Alexandra Duncan will be promoting Salvage (Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Alexandra Duncan will be promoting Salvage (added from HarperCollins)

Local Book Search

Bookseller stock is available through LibraryThing's groundbreaking new Local Book Search.

Find venues
address or postal code
small | full page
Vicinity of City Lights Bookstore
BookstoreLibraryFair/FestivalLittle LibrariesMultiple

Member images (2)

Get Readar

The venues and events in LibraryThing can also be found in the handy iPhone Application Readar.

» Get Readar

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,669,044 books! | Top bar: Always visible