Bill Hagan has worn many hats: publisher, licensed North Carolina auctioneer, pro-wrestling promoter and former peanut pusher, to name a few of the businesses he’s been involved in over the years. With all these experiences under his belt, the Asheville native – with the help of his daughter Judy Hagan Babbit – has written a […]
Local author (and former Xpress staffer) Robert H. Rufa recently published his novel, Maybelline Takes a Powder: A Rod Axell-Janine Zimmer Caper, with co-writer Leila M. Willett. The book is available in an e-Pub version and a Kindle version. Rufa offered Xpress readers a sample chapter: # # # Chapter 1 Rod It was a […]
The Book & Print Arts Collective holds a members show, “Rewriting History.” The exhibit runs Friday, March 7-Saturday, May 24 at Asheville BookWorks.
Psychotherapist Bryan E. Robinson is a veteran author, having written 35 self-help and scholarly books on stress and workaholism over the years. His most recent such work is “The Smart Guide to Managing Stress.” Only now, however, is he unveiling his first work of fiction, 12 years in the making. “Limestone Gumption” launches with great fanfare on Friday, March 7, at Malaprop’s Bookstore. Photo by Jon Michael Riley
Decemberists frontman and author Colin Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis will read from the newest in the Wildwood Chronicles series, Imperium, at a book signing hosted by Malaprops on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
Firestorm Café and Books will close its doors March 1 but not for good. The worker-owned business is simply on the market for a new space, says its worker-owners.
See Momo – a cute, photogenic, 5-year-old border collie with a red bandanna.
Now see Momo disappear into picturesque scenes captured by Andrew Knapp. The photographer-dog duo are stationed in Asheville for the month of January for a brief respite before a tour for Knapp’s upcoming photography book, starring his canine companion, Find Momo, out March 17.
In “The Answer to the Riddle is Me,” Warren Wilson alum David Stuart MacLean recounts his decade-long recovery from amnesia caused by the antimalarial drug Larium. Told with a light touch and plenty of humor, the story is as engaging as it is harrowing. The book is out on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
North Carolina author Wiley Cash’s newest novel hits a home run. Cash will appear at UNC Asheville’s “Celebrating Madison County” showcase which takes place Oct. 25-26.
Monette Chilson presents her book, “Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga,” at Malaprop’s on Monday, July 15.
Recently released by Eno Publishing, this collection of prose and poetry by local authors offers up intriguing new perspectives on the place we call home.
Upcoming readings, book launches, book signings and two writing contests contest.
Romance author Susan Blexrud recently released a new novella, set both during the Civil War and in present-day Virginia.
Carolyn J. Brown signs copies of her new Eudora Welty biography, Pisgah Press and Grateful Steps team up for an author event, Shiffer Books releases “Appalachia Mountain Folklore,” and Pack Library holds books sales on Fridays in December.
Local author Jacob Tomsky (now based in Brooklyn) just published his likely-to-be-a-best-seller, “Heads in Beds,” a “reckless memoir” of the hotel industry. The book goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 20; Tomsky appears at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Local poet Barbie Angell launches her new book of “poems for children and the child-like,” with a Sunday, Sept. 30 event at Altamont Theatre. There’s a 6 p.m. set for children and a 7 p.m. set for everyone. David Earl also performs.
Whether you’re overweight or underweight, young or old, active or a couch potato, neither family history nor genetics necessarily predict whether someone will have Type 1 diabetes. Asheville’s SuzinBean Sweeney talks about her experience with the disease — and a children’s book she’s written about it.
If your New Year’s resolution was to read more, or at least spend more time in the vicinity of books, here’s a good start. An author event, a book signing, and the return of The Flood Reading Series to Posana.
Maybe you’re hugging the AC unit, waiting out the heat and looking for a little light reading to pass the time. Or, since school starts back next week, maybe you’re planing your own study list. Then again, with the kids back in the classroom, it’s the perfect time to head to the coast for a quiet vacation — beach reads are a must.
Three intriguing (and very different) readings are on the near horizon, ranging from satirist Gary Shteyngart (tonight at Malaprop’s) to young adult author Katie Crouch and novelist Karen White.
Recently published by local press Grateful Steps, Look Up Asheville offers a unique perspective on Asheville’s architecture and history.