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Upcoming Events

Davis and Kathleen Horner Launch Party

04/21/2018 - 2:00PM

Come and celebrate the launch of Tales of the Astro Cats, written by Davis Horner and illustrated by Kathleen Horner, at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, April 21st, at 2pm. The event will feature a live reading by the authors beginning at 2:30. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.   Behind every great scientist stands a great cat. From the patriarch, U Phat Khat of the medieval kingdom of Siam, through to the present day, this remarkable line of lynx point Siamese cats continually become entwined in the lives and careers of many of the great natural philosophers and scientists, both men and women, of the past 700 years, including Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Halley, up to the legendary figures of the twentieth century. Notable felines like Unity the Gravity Cat, Simon the Comet Cat, Alabaster Pericles — famed for A Trip to the Moon — and Perseus, also known as Schrodinger’s Cat, leap from these pages and take the reader on their amazing and sometimes strange adventures. These cats, though not lacking in intelligence or curiosity, could not have made the contributions they did without the help of a certain conical shaped hat. Called the Purple Cone by some, its origins date back to antiquity — to Alexandria during the time of the astronomer Hypatia. This hat is handed down through generations of cats and endows its wearer with some unexpected virtues and powers.   About the author and illustrator: Davis Horner (author) has been a freelance writer for many years as well as a staff features writer for The Edge, Creative Loafing, The Point, The Travelers Rest Monitor, and other publications. He has published poetry and short stories in regional and national literary journals. Kathleen Horner (illustrator) is a professional artist and photographer having been involved in freelance work for over 30 years. She is also an avid amateur astronomer and highly active in her local astronomy club and for years has contributed her Astro Crafts blog with Astronomers Without Borders, home of the world’s largest community-based astronomy programs. Her love of astronomy and the night sky feeds her inspiration and passion to create artistically rendered earth and night sky digital photography artwork. In addition, she is owner of Flower Sculptures and sells her custom designed artwork to the museum industry nationally.

Illustrator Show-and-Tell

04/21/2018 - 11:00AM

Have you ever wondered how illustrators work? Come and see for yourself at our illustrator show-and-tell at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, April 21st at 11am. We will be hearing from Alice Ratterree (illustrator of Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator of Rutabaga Boo by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen), and Lina Maslo (author/illustrator of Free As A Bird: The Story of Malala). This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.   Jane’s heart ached for the world, but what could she do to stop a war? This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize. From the time she was a child, Jane’s heart ached for others. At first the focus of her efforts was on poverty, and lead to the creation of Hull House, the settlement house she built in Chicago. For twenty-five years, she’d helped people from different countries live in peace at Hull House. But when war broke out, Jane decided to take on the world and become a dangerous woman for the sake of peace. Suzanne Slade’s powerful text written in free verse illuminates the life of this inspiring figure while Alice Ratterree’s stunning illustrations bring Jane Addam’s and her world to life.     Two simple words—rutabaga and boo—tell a clever, playful, and heartfelt story celebrating the special bond between a mother and her son. Mom isn’t always nearby…but she’s never too far away. Through their “Marco Polo”–inspired back-and-forth of “Rutabaga?” and “Boo!,” a mother and son spend a day full of fun. Whether they’re bouncing out of bed, playing in the park, or keeping in touch while Mom is on a trip, one constant is the comforting reassurance that even when they’re physically apart, they’re always connected by the love they share.     The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrator Lina Maslo. When Malala Yousafzai was born, people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything. In Pakistan, people said girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to speak to girls and boys, to teachers, reporters, presidents, and queens—to anyone who would listen—and advocated for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. She would shout so that those without a voice could be heard. So everyone could be as free as a bird. Free as a Bird is the inspiring true story of a fearless girl and the father who taught her to soar.

Bullet Journal Class

04/23/2018 - 6:00PM

Store owner Jill Hendrix will be teaching a class on bullet journaling on Monday, April 23rd, at 6pm. Tickets are $25 each, redeemable on a purchase that evening. Have you tried one organizational system after another, unable to ever find one that truly fit your needs? Enter bullet journaling, the analog planner system for the digital age. Bullet journaling is completely customizable to fit your individual needs, and is the simplest planner that you could ever own- all that you need is a notebook and a pen. Whether you’re an organization lover looking to increase your productivity, or a creative looking for the ability to have complete freedom over how they organize their life, bullet journaling is perfect for you.   Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?page=shop/cname&cname=bullet+journal+class.

Otiti Uwagbai-Wright Book Signing

04/26/2018 - 3:30PM

Author and life coach Otiti Uwagbai-Wright will be signing copies of her book, Smell the Roses While You Endure: 21 Days of Enduring Affirmations (CreateSpace, paperback, $10.00), at her book signing on Thursday, April 26th, from 3:30-5:30pm at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public.   In Smell The Roses, Otiti Uwagbai-Wright reveals the importance of living in purpose. Based on her own revelations, she realized that believing and spending intimate time alone helps with the stressors of life. In her easy-to-read style, Otiti, a self- and personal-development coach, describes the twenty-one day key strategies that are essential for becoming goal oriented and purpose driven. You will learn and implement daily with this self-study guidebook that’s interactive in more ways than one. Otiti has set the standards for overall growth and leadership. Lastly, her aim is to reach as much individuals as possible and guide them to their greatness.

Independent Bookstore Day featuring Tom Poland Signing and Amy Willoughby Burle Book Talk & Signing

04/28/2018 to 04/29/2018

Mark your calendar for this year’s Independent Bookstore Day — Saturday, April 28th, 2018!   Line up in the morning for first shot at the unique, limited edition products that will go on sale that day only in independent bookstores. We can’t reserve any of the product — it’s first come, first served — so be sure to get here when we open at 10am. South Carolina author and journalist Tom Poland will be signing copies of his latest book, South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms (Arcadia, paperback, $24.99), at a book signing at 11am. We’ll also be celebrating the release of The Lemonade Year (Shadow Mountain Publishing, softcover, $15.99, on sale 4/3/18), Amy Willoughby Burle‘s debut novel. Amy will be at the store for a book talk and signing at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.   Venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Time-travel and dead-end at a ferry that leads to wild islands. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and wonder why it died. When’s the last time you saw a country store’s cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Tom Poland explores scenic back roads that lead to heirloom tomatoes, poke salad, restaurants once gas stations, overgrown ruins and other soulful relics.       Nina’s once-sweet life has unexpectedly turned sour. Her marriage is over, her job is in jeopardy, and her teenage daughter is slipping away from her. Then her father dies and issues with Nina’s mother come to a head; her estranged brother, Ray, comes home; and her sister, Lola, is tempted to blow a big family secret out of the water. They say the truth will set you free, but first it will make a huge mess of things. All Nina’s got left is her final photography assignment shooting images for the book 32 Ways to Make Lemonade. Well, that and the attention of a younger man, but Oliver’s on-again-off-again romantic interest in her ebbs and flows so much she is seasick. And then Jack, her ex-husband, shows up, wanting to get back together. As Nina struggles to find a way through her complicated relationships and to uncover her true path, she discovers just how valuable a second chance at life and happiness can be.

CANCELED — Stuart Gibbs Book Talk & Signing

05/03/2018 - 4:30PM

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Due to a personal tragedy, Mr. Gibbs has cancelled his book tour. We apologize for any inconvenience.   Join Fiction Addiction for excitement, adventure, and fun at a FREE event celebrating the launch of the new middle-grade novel, Waste of Space (Simon and Schuster, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 4/24/18),  by Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Moon Base Alpha series, on Thursday, May 3rd, at 4:30pm at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville (25 Heritage Green Place). Stuart Gibbs will be visiting from Los Angeles, California to share about the latest adventures of Dash Gibson in the third and final book in the Moon Base Alpha series. Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be this exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins it—by being poisoned. Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha again. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been. Everyone has a motive, and time is running out. Event Schedule: 4:30pm-5:00pm ~ Buy books* (including pre-signed books) and enjoy a snack 5:00pm-5:30pm ~ Stuart Gibbs talk 5:30pm-6:00pm ~ Have your book signed!* *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Waste of Space is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Gibbs will sign his other books as long as they are accompanied by at least one copy of the new book. Books will be available for sale at the event. Books may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series. Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be this exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins it—by being poisoned. Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha again. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been. Everyone has a motive, and time is running out.  

Storytime Thursday

05/03/2018 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am.   Click here for titles being read this month.

Dr. John Eberly Launch Party

05/05/2018 - 1:00PM

Upstate SC family physician and author John B. Eberly will be celebrating the launch of his new book, Toys, Tears, and Shepherd’s Pie: A Father’s Thoughts on Parenting (FPS, paperback, $19.99), at his launch party on Saturday, May 5th, from 1-3pm at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.   In Toys, Tears, and Shepherd’s Pie, John B. Eberly, Sr., M.D., takes parents on a journey from before their infants burst into the world, forever changing their lives, to the day they “release the rope” and let them go to make their own ways in the world. A family physician in Taylors, SC, Dr. Eberly talks about the opportunities and challenges of parenting in today’s confusing world. But it’s not just from his expertise as a doctor that he speaks — it’s from his heart as a Christian father.

Charles Martin Book Signing

05/08/2018 - 5:00PM

New York Times bestselling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his latest book, Send Down the Rain (Thomas Nelson, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 5/8/18), at a book talk and signing on Tuesady, May 8th, at 5pm at Fiction Addiction. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $28 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes a copy of Send Down the Rain. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 voucher that can be redeemed at the event. If seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up. Tickets and books may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.   From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a new, spellbinding story of buried secrets, lost love, and the promise of second chances. Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family’s beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida’s Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future — until a cherished person from her past returns. Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown — and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie. When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite — until a 45-year-old secret from the past begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love. In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the courage we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=charles+martin&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Mystery Book Club

05/09/2018 - 10:30AM

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30am. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Our initial club will meet April-June 2018 to discuss cozy mysteries and will be moderated by Linda Lovely. The 3 included selections are: Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews (April), Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely (May), and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (June).   Three Weddings…And a Murder So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the law. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents–some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg’s to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer–before the next catered event is her own funeral…     Once she calls her aunt’s goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn’t reckon on Brie’s resolve to prove her aunt’s innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.           It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.” Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=cozy+mystery+bookclub&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Mystery Book Club

05/09/2018 - 6:30AM

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30am. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Our initial club will meet April-June 2018 to discuss cozy mysteries and will be moderated by Linda Lovely. The 3 included selections are: Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews (April), Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely (May), and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (June).   Three Weddings…And a Murder So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the law. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents–some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg’s to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer–before the next catered event is her own funeral…     Once she calls her aunt’s goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn’t reckon on Brie’s resolve to prove her aunt’s innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.           It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.” Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=cozy+mystery+bookclub&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Shark Nate-O Storytime with Tara Luebbe

05/10/2018 - 10:30AM

Author Tara Luebbe will be coming to our weekly Storytime Thursday on May 10th to read her latest children’s book, Shark Nate-O. She will be signing copies of the book after the storytime. This event is FREE and open to the public! Nate loves sharks. He reads shark books every day, watches sharks on TV, and talks about them nonstop. He even likes to pretend he’s a shark wherever he goes! However, there is one small problem. . . . Nate can’t swim. When his older brother points this out, Nate works hard to overcome his fears and learn how to blow bubbles, use a kickboard, and finally swim without help, as quickly and as gracefully as a shark. Will he be able to beat his brother in a swim tryout and get his bite back? Kids will love this jawsome book complete with vibrant and whimsical art and a list of shark facts in the back!

Kim “Daisy” Nelson Book Signing

05/12/2018 - 2:00PM

Shark Tank success Kim “Daisy” Nelson will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Daisy Cakes Bakes: Keepsake Recipes for Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More, at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, May 12th, from 2-4pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and cake will be served. A beautiful baking cookbook of 100 recipes for the delicious cakes that made Daisy Cakes a huge success story of ABC’s Shark Tank, plus cookies, pies, cobblers, and more–with 60 photographs evoking a sense of nostalgia for making your own family recipes. The scent of cake baking in the oven, the pretty sheen of frosting being whipped up nice and light, or the glorious mess of measuring and mixing ingredients for cookie dough are memories cherished by many a home baker. Kim Nelson grew up learning to make family recipes alongside her mother, grandmothers, and great aunt. This pastime blossomed into Kim’s beloved company, Daisy Cakes, which ships delicious Southern layer cakes in keepsake tins all across the US. Daisy Cakes Bakes shares those family cake recipes, as well as recipes for cookies, bars, confections, pies, ice creams, and more. The flavors are rich but never cloying, the recipes are crowd-pleasing and simple to make, and Kim’s engaging stories will inspire everyone to start their own baking traditions.

Yoga Storytime

05/17/2018 - 10:30AM

Local yoga instructor Anita McLeod will be hosting a special yoga storytime at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, May 17th at 10:30am. She will be using the book Good Morning Yoga by Miriam Gates. This event is FREE and open to the public! Calm and awake, “I can do this!” is all I need to say. A deep breath in, a long breath out— I am ready for the day! This “wake up” story is so much more than a story. It’s a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!

John Warley Citadel Book Signing

05/19/2018 - 4:00PM

South Carolina author and Citadel graduate John Warley explores 175 years of the Citadel’s rich history in his latest book, Stand Forever, Yielding Never. He will be signing copies at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, May 19th at 4pm. Tickets to this event are $31.75 and include a copy of the book. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. On March 20, 1843, twenty young men from South Carolina assembled on Marion Square in Charleston to begin the educational experiment called The Citadel. In 2018, over 2300 cadets from all over the world, of varied race and gender, gathered to celebrate 175 years of tradition and excellence. This book explores that journey. The school’s survival into the 21st century overcame long odds. Prior to the Civil War, state-supported military colleges like The Citadel proliferated, particularly in the South, as a way to prepare young men for careers in education, law, medicine and engineering. Yet one by one, those military colleges either closed or found themselves absorbed into larger civilian environments. Today, only two state- supported military colleges remain; The Citadel is one. The college closed after the Civil War and remained closed until 1882, when a single vote in the South Carolina Senate revived it. In 1965, General Mark Clark retired after 11 years as The Citadel’s president. The following year, the college admitted its first African-American cadet, Charles Foster. More controversy arrived in the demand by women for admission. Coeducation, admittedly unpopular when forced upon the school by the courts, tested the skill, patience and resolve of administrations charged with the assimilation of women. The years since General Clark’s retirement have seen a steady increase in admission standards, faculty development, academic proficiency and leadership training. U.S. News and World Report has acknowledged this march toward excellence by ranking The Citadel for seven years in a row as the top public college in the South offering up to a masters degree. The school’s rise in the last fifty years is a story worth telling, told here by one of its own. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=stand+forever+warley&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Cookbook Club

05/21/2018 - 7:00PM

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

05/28/2018 to 05/29/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

Susan Boyer Launch Party

05/29/2018 - 5:30PM

Greenville, SC author of the Lowcountry series, Susan M. Boyer, will be celebrating the launch of her seventh book, Lowcountry Bookshop (Henery Press, paperback, $15.95), with a launch party at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, May 29th, from 5:30-8pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Between an epic downpour and a King Tide, those historic streets are flooded—and dangerous. A late night tragic accident along the Lower Battery leads Liz Talbot straight to her next case. Who’s the client? Well, now, therein lies the first puzzle. When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, Poppy Oliver claims she’s only trying to help. But the dent on the front of her Subaru and the victim’s injuries provoke a certain Charleston police detective’s suspicious nature. A wealthy, anonymous benefactor hires Liz and her partner Nate Andrews to prove Poppy Oliver’s innocence. What exactly was Poppy Oliver up to? Is she a random good Samaritan who happens upon the accident scene? Or perhaps this tragedy wasn’t an accident. She just might be his abused wife’s accomplice. Why does everyone involved in this case have a sudden burning urge for reading material, leading them to the same charming bookshop along the waterfront? From a risqué, exclusive club in an old plantation to an upscale resale shop in the historic King Street shopping district to a downtown graveyard crawling with ghosts, Liz tracks a group of women who band together to help victims of domestic violence. In her most challenging case yet, Liz fears she may find a killer, but justice may prove elusive.

Storytime Thursday

06/07/2018 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Karen White Book Talk & Signing

06/13/2018 - 5:00PM

New York Times Bestselling author Karen White will be discussing her newest book, Dreams of Falling (Penguin, hardcover, $26.00), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, June 13th, at 5pm.   *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $28 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a copy of Dreams of Falling. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and can be redeemed for $10 off merchandise purchased at the event. If seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.   It’s been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads–and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin’s mother, is discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family’s ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=karen+white&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Mystery Book Club

06/13/2018 - 6:30AM

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30am. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Our initial club will meet April-June 2018 to discuss cozy mysteries and will be moderated by Linda Lovely. The 3 included selections are: Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews (April), Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely (May), and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (June).   Three Weddings…And a Murder So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the law. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents–some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg’s to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer–before the next catered event is her own funeral…     Once she calls her aunt’s goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn’t reckon on Brie’s resolve to prove her aunt’s innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.           It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.” Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=cozy+mystery+bookclub&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Book Your Lunch with Karen Robards

06/14/2018 - 12:00PM

Book Your Lunch with Karen Robards at the Thornblade Club in Greer on Thursday, June 14th at noon. The event will include a book talk, in which Karen Robards will discuss her latest book, The Moscow Deception, as well as a signing, and lunch will be served. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot now. Please arrive at the event between 15 and 30 minutes early as we will start promptly at noon. Menu options are: Filet Black and Bleu Salad or Chili Lime Crusted Salmon Salad. Please indicate which meal you would like in the comments box when you purchase your ticket. (Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available if requested in advance.) Tickets for this event are $55. Your ID will act as your ticket at the event.  Your ticket price includes a copy of The Moscow Deception that we will bring to the event for you. We will also have Ms. Robards’ backlist books available for sale prior to the event at the store and at the event itself. Please note that tickets canceled 72 hours prior to the event can be refunded; those canceled within 72 hours of the event cannot (but you can send someone in your place). Clever, cunning and highly skilled—there’s only one Bianca St. Ives and don’t you dare forget it. Bianca St. Ives was recently put through the wringer, but she came out the same way she always does—the way her father trained her to—hungry for a fight. Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that’s left a network of assassins’ crosshairs trained on her, Bianca’s ready to take fate into her own hands. It’s kill or be killed, and she’s got her finger flush against the trigger. But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recover King Priam’s Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany. Impossible? Maybe for some, but a high-risk heist is all in a day’s work for Bianca St. Ives, especially when there’s intel on the line—intel that could finally bring down the shadowy forces seeking to bury Bianca for good. Faced with threats that circle closer with every move she makes, she knows the stakes have never been higher, but when you’re already living on borrowed time, you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=karen+robards&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Radney Foster Performance, Reading, and Signing

06/16/2018 - 4:00PM

Meet singer/songwriter and author Radney Foster on Saturday, June 16th, at 4pm at Fiction Addiction for a performance, reading, and signing. Radney will perform some of his songs, read from his book, take questions from the audience, and then sign books. There are two ticket options for this event. The $45 ticket admits one, guarantees you a seat, and includes a hardcover book and CD. The $10 ticket admits one, is redeemable on a purchase the day of the event, and is standing room only. If our seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order that they signed up. Tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. Legendary singer/songwriter Radney Foster found commercial success and critical acclaim due in large part to his literary approach to country music. Known for penning dozens of Top Forty, Top Twenty, Top Ten hits for both himself and Nashville’s elite, he felt driven to tell stories longer than the three minutes allowed for radio. For You to See the Stars is a testament to his talent, showing the diversity of his voice, bringing lyrical prose to the page, and presenting Radney Foster to a whole new audience. The CD of the same title, includes the ten songs that inspired these stories. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=radney+foster&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Andrew Lawler Book Talk & Signing

06/18/2018 - 2:00PM

Highly acclaimed author Andrew Lawler will be discussing his latest book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Doubleday, hardcover, $29.95, releases 6/5/18), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Monday, June 18th, at 2pm.  Tickets for this event are $31.75, admit one, and include a copy of The Secret Token. Tickets and books can be purchased online , at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. A sweeping account of America’s oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America today In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony’s leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue—a “secret token” etched into a tree. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness. Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define—and divide—America. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=andrew+lawler&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day

06/30/2018 - 10:30AM

On Saturday, June 30th, 2018, we will celebrate the underdog writers…the mavericks and the believers! Come meet these brave scribe warriors who are putting themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they’ve got a story to tell.   Who is in their company?   According to Wikipedia, they’ve got some literary royalty in their ranks and some people who, while maybe not all that literary, made a boatload of money!   From Wikipedia:   “. . . well-known self-publishers include Stephen Crane, E. E. Cummings, Deepak Chopra, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Pat Ingoldsby, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.”   Click here to see our author signing schedule.   Be sure to keep checking back, as some details may change as we add more authors!

Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

07/04/2018 to 07/05/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July. Enjoy your holiday!

Fiction Addiction Bookclub Party

07/09/2018 - 6:00PM

Are you in a bookclub? Thinking about joining or starting a bookclub? Like to read “bookclub-type books”? Then come join us for another Bookclub Party at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for bookclubs,  and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of “advance reader copies.”   *Note: Tickets are $15 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.     Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=bookclub+party&searchby=title&page=shop/browse.

David Burnsworth Launch Party

07/14/2018 - 2:00PM

South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel, Bad Time to Be In It, at Fiction Addiction on July 14th from 2-4pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchase online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit. Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought. The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job, and someone close goes missing. Blu’s business partner goes off the rails, his friends show their true colors, and he realizes that getting closure sometimes means walking away from everything. With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.

Amber Brock Book Talk and Signing

07/28/2018 - 1:30PM

Author Amber Brock will be celebrating the launch of her latest novel, Lady Be Good, with a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on July 28th at 1:30pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Set in the 1950s, Lady Be Good marks Amber Brock’s mesmerizing return, sweeping readers into the world of the mischievous, status-obsessed daughter of a hotel magnate and the electric nightlife of three iconic cities: New York, Miami, and Havana. Kitty Tessler is the winsome and clever only child of self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler. Kitty may not have the same pedigree as the tennis club set she admires, but she still sees herself as every inch the socialite–spending her days perfecting her “look” and her nights charming all the blue-blooded boys who frequent her father’s clubs. It seems like the fun will never end until Kitty’s father issues a terrible ultimatum: she may no longer date the idle rich. Instead, Kitty must marry Andre, her father’s second-in-command, and take her place as the First Lady of his hotel empire. Kitty is forced to come up with a wily and elaborate plan to protect her own lofty ideas for the future, as well as to save her best friend, Henrietta Bancroft, from a doomed engagement; Kitty will steal Henrietta’s fiancé, a fabulously wealthy but terribly unkind man from a powerful family–thereby delivering the one-two punch of securing her now-fragile place on the social ladder and keeping her friend from a miserable marriage. Then Kitty meets Max, a member of a band visiting New York from her father’s Miami club, and her plans take a turn. Smitten, but still eager to convince her father of her commitment to Andre, Kitty and Hen follow Max, Andre, and the rest of the band back down to Miami–and later to Cuba. As Kitty spends more time with Max, she begins waking up to the beauty–and the injustice–of the world beyond her small, privileged corner of Manhattan. And when her well-intended yet manipulative efforts backfire, Kitty is forced to reconsider her choices and her future before she loses everyone she loves.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Labor Day

09/03/2018 to 09/04/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed on Labor Day. Enjoy your holiday!

ReadUp Greenville

10/20/2018 to 10/21/2018

ReadUp Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grade books and authors. By bringing teens in close contact with authors through book signings, panels, and interactive events, the festival will encourage youth to continue their love for reading and hopefully encourage non-readers to become readers.   ReadUp is a day of celebration. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions, and keynote speakers. The day will feature multiple panels specific to different themes. One panel may focus on graphic novels and another on romance YA books.   The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events.   Click here for more information about authors, schedule, and tickets.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Thanksgiving

11/22/2018 to 11/23/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed on Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2018 to 12/26/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Christmas. Happy holidays!

Fiction Addiction Closed for New Year’s

01/01/2019 to 01/02/2019

Fiction Addiction will be closed for New Year’s. Enjoy your holiday!

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