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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

Jan
15
Coffee with the Poet Featuring Kirk Thomas (Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:30am)
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m. The January gathering will feature Jackson County resident, Kirk Thomas. He will read selections of poetry he has written over the course of his life. Kirk retired from the Army in 1995 and then worked for military contractors until 2008 where his time in the deserts of Saudi Arabia became a major influence on his poetry. Once he had fully retired, he and his wife fulfilled a longtime dream by moving into a house in the woods between Sylva and Franklin. The Coffee with the Poet series meets every third Thursday of the month and is cosponsored by the Netwest chapter of the North Carolina Writer’s Network. For more information on the Coffee with the Poet 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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Jan
16
Catherine Carter Reads from Her New Chapbook (Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Catherine Carter will read from her new poetry chapbook, Marks of the Witch, on Friday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Former state laureate, Kathryn Byer, had this to say about Carter’s third book, “Stephen Spender once described poetry as ‘enchanted utterance.’ Few contemporary poets write poems that come as close to Spender’s definition as Catherine Carter. Call it enchantment or call it witchery, the poetry in Carter’s Marks of the Witch creates through its incantatory rhythms and startling imagery a voice that reveals nothing less than the mystery residing in even the most ordinary detail of our daily lives.” Catherine Carter teaches in the English Department at WCU. Her two other books of poetry are Memory of Gills and Swamp Monster at Home. To reserve copies of any 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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Jan
23
Chris Cox Reading (Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Chris Cox, will read from and sign his essay collection on Friday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The Way We Say Goodbye is sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes wistful, but always beautifully written. Chris Cox is a columnist for the Smoky Mountain News, and the author of another book,Waking Up in a Cornfield. His columns have won numerous awards on the state and national level and have been reprinted in magazines such as The Reader's Digest and Smoky Mountain Living. He teaches English at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC. 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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Jan
31
John Lane Poetry Reading (Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:30pm)
John Lane will visit City Lights Bookstore to read from his new poetry collection on Saturday, January 31st at 6:30 p.m. The Old Rob Poems from New Native Press is a collection featuring a character loosely based on a mountain neighbor of Lane’s. It is the poetic telling of a man transitioning from old mountain ways into the modern world. John Lane is the author of over a dozen books of poetry and prose. His Abandoned quarry: New & Selected Poems was released by Mercer University Press in Macon, GA. in 2012. The book includes much of Lane’s published poetry over the past 30 years, plus a selection of new poems. Abandoned quarry won the SIBA (Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Poetry Book of the Year prize. Several of his latest prose books are My Paddle to the Sea, published by The University of Georgia Press, and Begin With Rock, End With Water from Mercer University Press. He teaches environmental studies at Wofford College and lives in Spartanburg, SC. 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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Feb
6
Will Harlan Presents Untamed (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Will Harlan will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. to read from and sign his biography Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island. The book looks at the life of Carol Ruckdeschel, a self taught scientist, who for forty years studied and defended the sea turtles and the surrounding wilderness of Cumberland Island. This national park on the Georgia coast is the country’s largest and most biologically diverse barrier island. Untamed reveals the determined efforts of a woman to protect a wilderness she loves. Will Harlan is the editor-in-chief of Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine and an award winning journalist. He has written for National Geographic Adventure and appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Oprah. He lives on a farm in the mountains of 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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Feb
21
Thomas Rain Crowe Book Signing (Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3pm)
Tuckasegee author and publisher, Thomas Rain Crowe will have a book signing and reading at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, February 21st at 3 p.m. He will present, Beatitude Magazine and the 1970s San Francisco Renaissance. Published by New Native Press, the book is a photographic history of the beat-inspired San Francisco literary movement of the early 1970s through the early 1980s. Artists and writers came from all over the country and the world to add their voices to a growing community where Rain Crowe had a front row seat. He also served as an editor for Beatitude Press. Rain Crowe is the author of numerous books, including Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods. 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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Feb
27
Louise Runyon Poetry Reading (Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Poet, Louise Runyon will read from her new collection on Friday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The Clearing explores the concept of “clearing” in the personal, geographical, spiritual, individual and communal aspects of our lives. Poet and playwright, Alice Lovelace says this of Runyon’s book, "Runyon has written poems and stories that resonate with home, loss, hope, love, and leaving. Her words are the language of geometry, dreams, memory, and the land.” To reserve copies of The Clearing 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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Feb
28
Elizabeth Harris Book Signing (Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3pm)
South Carolina author Elizabeth Harris will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her novel, What am I to do Now, Mama? on Saturday, February 28th at 3 p.m. Coy Bronson is a talented man who left the mountains of North Carolina to follow his dream to California. Despite many obstacles, Coy leans on his mother’s encouragement and develops a successful career as an actor, director, producer, and writer—a career that takes him from Hollywood to New York and Europe during World War II. Elizabeth Harris, aka Carolyn Havelka, grew up in Burnsville near Asheville, North Carolina. She began writing at a young age of thirteen. She was influenced and encouraged by her high school classmates to followed her dream of writing, but never became serious and kept it on the back burner until the last few years. She has enjoyed many countless days of research collecting all the uncovered information which goes into her writing. She and her husband, John, now resides outside of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, South 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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May
9
Kim Michele Richardson (Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30pm)
Kim Michele Richardson (Liar's Bench) (added from Random House)
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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