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Susan M. Boyer Launch Party

04/21/2015 - 5:00PM

Agatha Award-winning Greenville author Susan M. Boyer will be signing copies of the third book in her USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot series, Lowcountry Boneyard (Henery, paperback, $15.95), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, April 21st, from 5-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.

But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.

Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.

Independent Bookstore Day

05/02/2015 - 10:00AM

May 2nd, 2015 to celebrate the first-ever Independent Bookstore Day (#bookstoreday) and Fiction Addiction’s 14th anniversary! We will be hosting an all-day party: morning, noon, and night.

In the morning…be lined up at the door at 10am for the first chance at limited-edition, collectible merchandise such as a signed Captain Underpants print, a broadside from Stephen King’s forthcoming book Finders Keepers, a Huck Finn literary map, salty and sweet literary tea towel sets, and more! (Special merchandise will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be sold online.) We will be serving Krispy Kreme donuts to the first 3 dozen folks through the door.

At noon…bring the family for family-friendly activities and birthday cake! The first 50 children through the door will receive a free gift. Starting at noon, Lynne Holcombe will lead preschool children in a 45-minute interactive Music Adventure storytime experience. Then at 1pm, children ages 8-12 are invited to participate in our Book Scouts event featuring the middle-grade book Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly.

At “night”…join us from 4-6pm to celebrate the launch of the magnificent essay collection, The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure and Songs of Apocalypse (paperback, $16.00) by the Upstate’s own Joni Tevis. Adult refreshments (perhaps even something with flames!) will be served.

Bring your family, your bookclub, or anyone who likes a good party!

(And in the mean time, stop by and pick up one of our Independent Bookstore Day tote bags, with artwork by Roz Chast, only $15.95 each!)

Book Scouts Meeting

05/02/2015 - 1:00PM

Our fifth program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Children’s Book Week 2015

05/04/2015 - 05/11/2015

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Fiction Addiction! Stay tuned as we schedule free events to celebrate.

Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite children’s and teen books and authors for the Children’s Choice Book Awards. Voting is open from March 17th through May 3rd.

Picture Book Author Panel Talk & Signing in Celebration of Children’s Book Week

05/09/2015 - 1:00PM

Join South Carolina children’s picture book authors Samantha Bell (author and illustrator of The Perfect Pet) and Scotti Cohn (author of Animal Partners) for a book talk & signing at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, May 9th, at 1:00pm. The perfect way to end Children’s Book Week! This event is free and open to the public.

After begging for a pet, a child’s mother finally says yes in Samantha Bell‘s book, The Perfect Pet (Arbordale, paperback, $9.95). But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down to mammals, but which one?

Samantha lives in Upstate SC with her husband, four children, and lots of animals. She always said she wanted to be an artist growing up, but also became interested in music and history in school. She began pursuing art again after graduation, teaching art to children. Samantha also enjoys writing, especially for children. Her articles, stories, and poems have appeared online and in magazines and devotionals.

 

From the “crocodile’s dentist” to the “mongoose spa,” Animal Partners by Scotti Cohn (Arbordale, paperback, $9.95) takes a whimsical look at symbiotic relationships of animals large and small. Although many animals live in groups of the same kind, here you will learn how some animals form unique partnerships with different species. After all, don’t we all need a little help from our friends?

Scotti has been writing poetry and fiction almost since she learned the alphabet. She is the author of four children’s books published by Arbordale, eight books for older children and adults published by Globe Pequot Press, and a fantasy chapter book written for children in upper elementary school. She lives in Pendleton, SC. Her website address is: www.scotticohn.com

Angela Williams Launch Party

05/12/2015 - 4:00PM

South Carolina author Angela Williams will celebrate the launch of her new memoir, Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press, paperback, $24.95, on sale in May), at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, May 12th, from 4-6pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Hush Now, Baby is the story of how a little white girl climbed out of an uneasy childhood in the segregated South…on the backbone of a black woman who loved her unabashedly. A host of African-American women permeated Southern families. One of those stalwart women was Eva Aiken, a central figure in the author’s life from her birth…until Eva staged a sit-in at the girl’s wedding.

The story captures the glorious early years of the Lowcountry South Carolina family then graphically depicts its unraveling. Eva holds them together. The family and the country’s parallel struggles converge. The author lives in bubble-wrap until Civil Rights issues escalate. This story is told without pathos and with graceful restraint—the Southern way.

“Angela’s prose plunges us back in time when a generation of white children were raised by the calloused hands of slaves who, despite being freed by Lincoln, remained chained to a stubborn way of life. Instead of killing us in our sleep, they became our guardian angels, for reasons still mysteriously misunderstood.” –Ken Burger, author of Swallow Savannah, Sister Santee, Salkehatchie Soup, and Baptized in Sweet Tea.

South Carolina Book Festival

05/15/2015 - 05/18/2015

The South Carolina Book Festival takes place May 15-17 in Columbia, SC. Public admission is free, though some events are ticketed. (See the SC Book Festival website for more information.) Fiction Addiction, Books on Broad, and Hub City Bookshop are sponsors this year and will be handling the main book sales area at the show. If you can’t make the festival, let us know and we can get books signed for you.

The SC Book Festival is a yearly literary festival held in Columbia, SC, featuring lots of authors and exhibitors to tempt any book lover. There are book signings, writing workshops, special ticketed events, and even a Children’s Pavilion.

Glenn Parris Book Signing

05/16/2015 - 1:00PM

Southern doctor and author Glenn Parris will be signing copies of his new medical thriller, The Renaissance of Aspirin (paperback, $17.99), on Saturday, May 16th, from 1-3pm at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public.

As the first Jack Wheaton mystery, this is a story of intrigue, passion, betrayal and murder. The chase begins with a bang in Boston, but the fireworks really spark in Atlanta below the king and queen towers on the cover. An industrial Cold War between rival pharmaceutical giants results in the creation of a cure for fibromyalgia by one and a diagnostic test by the other (both obscenely lucrative). Associate Professor Anita Thomas, the youngest member of the biotech team for the cure, gets fired for digging too deeply into the details and finding flaws in the formula. Meanwhile she discovers nature’s solution to fibro\; better, cheaper, and out of reach of her former employers. The game is afoot as a rogue pharmaceutical executive (Orson Quirk) playing both sides against the middle will stop at nothing to get her formula and silence Anita forever. Now Anita is running for her life under an assumed identity in the guise of a medical intern. Only her supervising 3rd year resident, Dr. Jack Wheaton, stands between Anita and certain death. Unless they get away, the drug will never see the light of day…and neither will they.

Book Your Tea Panel Talk & Signing

05/18/2015 - 3:00PM

Join five authors for light refreshments (tea, coffee, and Daisy Cakes pound cake) and a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing on Monday, May 18th, 2015, at 3pm at Fiction Addiction. Authors include: Sarah McCoy (author of The Mapmaker’s Children), Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (author of The Last Sister), Kim Daisy (author of Daisy Cakes Cookbook), Mary Ellen Taylor (author of At the Corner of King Street), and Margaret Bradham Thornton (author of Charleston).

*Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the featured authors’ books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah McCoy‘s new book, The Mapmaker’s Children (Crown, hardcover, $25.00, on sale 5/5/15), weaves together the stories of abolitionist Sarah Brown, who uses her paintings to hide maps of the Underground Railroad, woven together with the life of modern woman Eden, who finds the remains of an Underground Railroad doll in her root cellar.

Sarah is the New York Times bestselling author of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee The Baker’s Daughter and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband and their dog, Gilbert, in El Paso, Texas.

 

Set during the Anglo-Cherokee War (1758-61), The Last Sister by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (USC Press, paperback, $19.95) traces young Catie Blair’s journey through grief, vengeance, guilt, and love in the unpredictable world of the early American frontier. The book challenges many common notions about early America, presents the Cherokee as a sovereign and powerful nation, and addresses the complex issues of race, class, and ethnicity.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina Honors College, a master’s of library and information science from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s in English from Illinois State University. She lives in Illinois with her family.

 

Spartanburg baker and Shark Tank contestant Kim “Daisy” Nelson now has a cookbook, Daisy Cakes (Star Books, hardcover, $29.95), featuring mouthwatering recipes of heirloom cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and sauces. Each recipe is illustrated with a beautiful, full page photograph. The book also includes Kim’s stories about the women who inspired her, a behind-the-scenes section, and a place to record your own heirloom recipes.

Kim graduated from Wofford college and has been in the food business for over 30 years. Taught to cook at an early age by her grandmothers and great aunt Daisy, Kim has been a caterer, a restaurateur, and a teacher, having started the cooking school Cooking Up a Storm in 1998. Wanting to share her family heirloom recipes with a larger customer base, Kim started her company, Daisy Cakes, in 2009. She and her cakes have been featured on hit shows like Shark TankThe Nate Berkus Show, Anderson CooperABC World NewsToday ShowThe Taste, and even (with her cakes as a featured prize) The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune.

 

In Mary Ellen Taylor‘s new book, At the Corner of King Street (Berkley, paperback, $16.00, on sale 5/5/15), Addie Morgan is determined to escape the pain and loss she grew up with and live life on her own terms and moves to the country and a new job where she discovers stability, happiness, and love. But when she’s called home after her sister gives birth, Addie must choose between her picture-perfect future and the family roots she thought she’d left behind for good.

Mary Ellen is the author of Sweet Expectations and The Union Street Bakery. She lives in Virginia where she spends her spare time baking, practicing yoga, and visiting historical sites.

 

In Margaret Bradham Thornton‘s debut novel, Charleston (Ecco, paperback, $15.99, on sale 5/5/15), Eliza Poinsett, an art historian in London with a charming boyfriend who adores her, hasn’t returned to the elegant world of Charleston, SC, since she left for college ten years ago. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding. Now she must decide if she is willing to risk everything to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.

Margaret is the editor of Tennessee Willams’s Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Autobriography/Memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is a native of Charleston, a graduate of Princeton University, and currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

Cookbook Club

05/18/2015 - 7:00PM

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

Trust Fall

05/19/2015 - 05/20/2015

How much do you trust Fiction Addiction? Will you take another trust fall with us?

I have fallen in love with another debut novel that I’m afraid not enough people will find on the shelf. It is publishing in mid-May 2015 for $17.99. I have coerced several people into reading it who LOVED it, including:

– Me, Jill Hendrix

– My mom, Nancy McFarlane

– Local author and Presbyterian minister Matt Matthews, who says of the book “This layered story doesn’t set a fire, but steadily creates enough heat to peel the wallpaper in every room of the house.”

– other booksellers across the country

 

I know that many of you will love it as well, but again I’m afraid that the title/cover will turn you off. So, what I want to know is whether you’ll again agree to pre-order this book from us, sight unseen, just based on our love for it. We will again give you a full money-back guarantee if you read it but don’t love it as much as we have.

To take part in this trust fall challenge, pre-order your book online or call the store at 864-675-0540 with your payment information. We dare you

Southern Author Festival

05/23/2015 - 9:30AM

Join the Greenville County Library System and the Friends of the Greenville County Library System for this daylong event celebrating Southern fiction and poetry. Meet humorist, short story writer, and novelist George Singleton\; the winner of the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize, James McTeer\; and Southern reader favorite, Karen White. Authors’ books will be available for purchase.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

05/25/2015 - 05/26/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day.

Charles Martin Book Talk & Signing

06/01/2015 - 6:30PM

New York Times bestselling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his latest book, Water from My Heart (Center Street, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 5/19/15), at Fiction Addiction on Monday, June 1st, at 6:30pm.

*Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $27.56 ticket admits one to the event, guarantees you a seat, and includes a copy of Water from My Heart. The $10 ticket is for standing room, admits one to the event, and is redeemable for $10 off any purchase that evening. If our seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up.

Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible—and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could?

Book Scouts Meeting

06/06/2015 - 1:00PM

Our sixth program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Robert Venditti Book Signing

06/17/2015 - 2:00PM

New York Times bestselling comic and graphic novel author Robert Venditti will be signing copies of his debut middle-grade novel, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $16.99), at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, June 17th, at 2pm. This is the first of a series about twelve-year-old Miles who unexpectedly inherits a golden cape that gives him amazing superpowers. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please email info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540 and let us know you plan to attend.

What if superheroes were real—and you had to become one? A boy is suddenly thrust into the role of a real-life superhero and tasked with saving Earth from an alien invasion in this action-packed novel from New York Times bestselling author Rob Venditti and award-winning illustrator Dusty Higgins.

When twelve-year-old Miles Taylor unexpectedly inherits a golden cape that gives him amazing superpowers, his life instantly changes: he becomes a superhero. For real. With some help from a new friend named Henry, Miles does his best to protect his city. But his skills and courage are about to be put to the ultimate test—an alien horde is working its way toward Earth, with their sights set on the golden cape…and total domination. Ready or not, Miles is about to discover whether he has what it takes to save all humankind.

Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

07/04/2015 - 07/05/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July.

Book Scouts Meeting

07/11/2015 - 1:00PM

Note that we moved to the 2nd Saturday to avoid the July 4th holiday. Our seventh program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

08/01/2015 - 1:00PM

Our eighth program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Labor Day

09/07/2015 - 09/08/2015

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

Book Scouts Meeting

09/12/2015 - 1:00PM

Note that we moved to the 2nd Saturday to avoid the Labor Day holiday. Our ninth program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Gold Star Mother’s Day

09/27/2015 - 09/28/2015

Book Scouts Meeting

10/03/2015 - 1:00PM

Our tenth program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

11/07/2015 - 1:00PM

Our eleventh program. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

12/05/2015 - 1:00PM

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Our twelfth and final program and awards ceremony. Announcement of featured book to come.

The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned.

For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Christmas.

Fiction Addiction Closed for New Year’s

01/01/2016 - 01/02/2016

Fiction Addiction will be closed for New Year’s Day.

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