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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/

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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

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
9
Ron Rash Book Returns with a New Collection of Stories (Sunday, November 9 at 1pm)
Ron Rash will visit City Lights Bookstore to present his new short story collection on Sunday, November 9th at 1 p.m. Something Rich and Strange brings together some of Rash’s best stories published in previous collections. This selection captures what he does best; revealing the inner workings of men and women bound to the landscape, battling the polarities of existence. Though his characters are Appalachian, their struggles are relatable to all. Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to four other prizewinning novels, including The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and five collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

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.

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
Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests (Thursday, November 20 at 7pm)
Join us at the WCU Mountain Heritage Center as Stephanie Jeffries and Thomas Wentworth present their book, Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests on Thursday, November 20th at 7 p.m. This unique hiking guide to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Drawing on years of experience guiding forest walks throughout the region, Jeffries and Wentworth invite hikers and nature lovers to see their surroundings in new ways. Readers will learn to decipher clues from the tree canopies, forest floor, and other natural features to appreciate more fully the environmental factors that make the southern Appalachians home to an amazing biodiversity. These thirty popular hikes in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia range from short walks along Blue Ridge Parkway pull-offs to longer day trips in the region's backcountry. Offering spectacular mountain scenery and natural wildflower gardens, these trails are the perfect place to gain a new appreciation for the natural communities of the region. The talk will be in the auditorium of the Mountain Heritage Center. To reserve a copy of the book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Location: Street: 150 HFR Building City: Cullowhee, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28723 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
21
Fred Chappell & Dana Wildsmith Reading (Friday, November 21 at 6:30pm)
Former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell and poet Dana Wildsmith will offer a joint reading on Friday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Chappell will present his new poetry collection, Familiars, a salute to literary cats including cats that have appeared in his own work. Fred Chappell is an award-winning author of twenty-six books of poetry, fiction, and critical commentary. His most recent collection was Shadow Box. A native of Canton in the mountains of western North Carolina, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1964 to 2004 and was the Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997 to 2002. He and his wife, Susan, live in Greensboro. Dana Wildsmith will share poems from her book, Christmas in Bethlehem. This collection brings the reader back once more to Wildsmith’s family farm in Bethlehem, Georgia, a farm introduced through Wildsmith’s earlier poetry collection, One Good Hand, and her environmental memoir, Back to Abnormal. Wildsmith is the author of four collections of poetry and a novel. She teaches English Literacy through Lanier Technical College. For more information or to reserve copies 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
22
A Story of the Destiny of the Honey Bee (Saturday, November 22 at 2pm)
Robbinsville author, Ray Carpenter will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday November 22 at 2 p.m. to present his book, Beesch. Having learned from his grandfather at an early age to respect the honey bee, Ray made a promise to his grandfather to one day write about honey bees. This promise drove him to research bees his entire life. The result, Beesch, published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, is the story of Allie and Callie, identical twin female worker honey bees—a story that is interlaced with a narrator storyteller who shares the story of the honey bee, its hive, and its environment. The illustrator for the book is Doreyl Ammons Cain, nature and mural artist from Tuckasegee, NC. Within this book, readers will understand some of the reasons the honey bee is mysteriously disappearing—a “mystery” that has provoked much human thought and concern. Ray Carpenter is a native of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina where he grew up writing and reading, whistling a song, and carrying a fishing pole on his shoulder to a rushing stream to catch trout. A farm boy, Ray went to school in Robbinsville. After graduation he joined the US Navy, and eventually served aboard the USS Midway and USS Coral Sea, two aircraft carriers. During his enlistment, he continued his educational process, visited many foreign countries, and valued the cultural education he got during his tours around the world. As a poetic writer, Ray endears himself to his readers with a touching love of the beauty of the earth and nature’s secrets, which he unveils with unforgettable candor in his writing. To reserve copies of Beesch, 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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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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