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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I have always liked this book store. I especially liked the little book store cat they use to have. I have fond memories of shopping in this store.
March 18 by Elizabeth1979

Upcoming events

Liza Wieland Reading & Signing (Saturday, March 28 at 3pm)
Liza Wieland will read from her novel Land of Enchantment on Saturday, March 28th at 3:00 p.m. Land of Enchantment weaves the lives of three extraordinary women artists, beginning with a half-Navajo woman in the 1980s New Mexico, an assistant for the aging Georgia O’Keefe, and concluding in a stunning connection to the events of September 11. Liza Wieland is the author of three novels, three collections of short fiction, and a volume of poems. Her work has been awarded two Puchcart Prizes, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and the Michigan Literary Fiction Award. She Teaches at East Carolina University and lives near Oriertal, NC, with her husband and daughter.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Joseph Bathanti Reading (Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm)
Joseph Bathanti, poet, memoirist and novelist, will read from his poetry and his most recent poetic prose on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Some of his work includes The Life of the World to Come, Half of What I Say Is Meaningless: Essays, and Concertina: Poems. Bathanti’s reading will launch our celebration of National Poetry Month. Established in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April and is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. Bathanti is a former North Carolina poet laureate. This honor recognizes a poet and he or she has the opportunity to tour the state as North Carolina’s leading ambassador of literature. Over the last 35 years, Bathanti has helped people of all walks of life express themselves through writing from prison inmates, to college students, and even to war veterans. He is currently a creative writing professor at Appalachian State University. Following the reading, Bathanti will be signing and copies of his work will be available for purchase.

Location: Street: 3 East Jackson Street City: Sylva, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28779 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Carol Bjorlie Reading & Signing (Saturday, April 4 at 3pm)
Carol Bjorlie will read from her book Sweet Harmony as well as her book of poems Impossible Brightening on Saturday, April 4th at 3:00 p.m. Sweet Harmony is part of a Trilogy series that tells the story of thirteen year-old Iris Andersen and her families’ life in their new farm community in Harmony, Minnesota. The family leaves Richmond, Virginia behind in 1937 and Iris does not have say in this life changing event. She witnesses her first blizzard, tornado, her mother’s depression, her grandfather’s passing and her sister’s battle with Scarlet Fever. After one year, her parents decide to move back to the South. They aren’t prepared for the community that will not give up on them. Impossible Brightening is her latest collection of poetry. Bjorlie is a member of the Asheville Cello Choir and teaches writing at the North Carolina Creative Retirement at UNCA. Her motto from a poem title by Lucille Clifton is “I am not done yet.” Following the readings, Bjorlie will be signing her book and book of poems and copies will be available for purchase. To reserve copies of Sweet Harmony and Impossible Brightenings please call City Lights 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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Kim Michele Richardson (Saturday, May 9 at 6:30pm)
Kim Michele Richardson (added from Random House)
Alexandra Duncan will be promoting Salvage (Saturday, June 6 at 6:30pm)
Alexandra Duncan will be promoting Salvage (added from HarperCollins)

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