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Upcoming Events

John Warley Citadel Book Signing

06/29/2018 - 6:00PM

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.

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

07/02/2018 to 07/04/2018

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

Storytime Thursday

07/05/2018 - 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.

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.

Mystery Book Club

07/11/2018 - 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. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=cozy+mystery+bookclub&searchby=keyword&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.

Linda Castillo Book Talk & Signing

07/15/2018 - 2:00PM

Meet bestselling suspense author Linda Castillo at Fiction Addiction on Sunday, July 15th at 2pm for a book talk and signing. She will give a talk discussing her new book, A Gathering of Secrets (Minotaur, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 7/10/18), take questions from the audience, and sign books. *Note: there are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a copy of A Gathering of Secrets. 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. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside—burned alive—Kate suspects murder. But who would want a well-liked, hardworking Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she’d once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about?  Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatter everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots—and herself. As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she’s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=linda+castillo&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Book Your Lunch with Beatriz Williams

07/21/2018 - 12:30PM

Book Your Lunch with Beatriz Williams at City Range (615 Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC 29607) on Saturday, July 21st at 12:30pm. The event will include a book talk, in which Beatriz Williams will discuss her latest book, The Summer Wives (William Morrow, hardcover, $27.99), 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 12:30. Menu options are: Bourbon Pecan Chicken and the Salmon Caesar. 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 Summer Wives that we will bring to the event for you. 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). In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda’s catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda’s new stepsister—all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion—is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. But beneath the island’s patrician surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel’s privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he’s determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph’s enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and as the summer winds to its end, Miranda’s caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades. Now, in the landmark summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same—determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda’s stepfather eighteen years earlier. What’s more, Miranda herself is no longer a naïve teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved . . . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=beatriz+williams&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Geanna Culbertson Book Talk & Signing

07/24/2018 - 3:00PM

Award-winning author Geanna Culbertson will be discussing her latest book, Crisanta Knight: The Liar, The Witch, & The Wormhole, at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, July 24th at 3pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP if you plan to attend.  There’s no place like home. And maybe that’s a good thing. The two homes I know—my school and my fairytale castle in the kingdom of Midveil—aren’t what they used to be. With my friends by my side and the aid of a new mentor for magic, I thought I was ready to fight the antagonists who planned to take over the realm of Book and destroy all its protagonists. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans that I didn’t see coming. And that’s saying a lot for a girl who can see the future. On our quest to find the missing Fairy Godmother Paige Tomkins, my friends and I would be transported to an array of magical lands. From the horrors of Sleepy Hollow and shores of Neverland, to the Wizard of Oz’s front door—we were in for one dangerous, bizarre foe and setting after another. And yet, they would be no stranger than my own world. Because thanks to a brewing common character rebellion in Book, relentless magic hunters, and the people I trusted most turning against me, the world I once knew was a thing of fairytales past.

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.

Storytime Thursday

08/02/2018 - 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.

Bullet Journal Class

08/06/2018 - 6:00PM

Store owner Jill Hendrix will be teaching a class on bullet journaling on Monday, August 6th, 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.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Labor Day

09/03/2018 to 09/04/2018

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

Grace Lin Book Talk and Signing at Five Forks Library

09/16/2018 - 3:00PM

Join Fiction Addiction at a FREE children’s event with bestselling author and illustrator Grace Lin, in celebration of her new picture book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $17.99), a whimsical story of the phases of the moon, at a book talk and signing on Sunday, September 16th, at 3:00pm at the Five Forks Library. Event schedule: 3:00-3:30pm ~ Buy books* and enjoy a snack 3:30-4:00pm ~ Grace Lin 4:00-4:30pm ~ Have your book signed!* *In order to join the signing line, each customer must purchase on-site at least one copy of A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Purchasing/preordering your book from Fiction Addiction (www.fiction-addiction.com) will give you a ticket to the signing line, too. Ms. Lin will sign any additional books of hers that you own. Pat, pat, pat… Little Star’s soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she’s not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can’t resist a nibble? In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.

Lisa Patton Book Talk and Signing

10/02/2018 - 2:00PM

Bestselling author Lisa Patton will be celebrating the launch of her fourth novel, Rush, with a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 2pm. Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one, includes a copy of Rush, and guarantees a seat at the event. The $10 ticket is standing room only, and is redeemable for $10 off any purchase at the event. Set in modern day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus, bestselling author Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a story about women—from both ends of the social ladder—discovering their voices and their empowerment. Cali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member. She’s kind and intelligent, makes friends easily, even plans to someday run for governor. But her resume lacks a vital ingredient. Pedigree. Without family money Cali’s chances of sorority membership are already thin, but she has an even bigger problem. If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she’s hiding, she’ll be dropped from Rush in an instant. When Lilith Whitmore, the well-heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta, one of the premiere sororities on campus, appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can hardly believe her luck. What’s more, Lilith suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together. What Wilda doesn’t know is that it’s all part of Lilith’s plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid—no matter what. For twenty-five years, Miss Pearl—as her “babies” like to call her—has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls, even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past she’ll never forget. When an opportunity for promotion arises, it seems a natural fit. But Lilith Whitmore slams her Prada heel down fast, crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future. When Wilda and the girls find out, they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta—and maybe the entire Greek system—forever. Achingly poignant, yet laugh-out-loud funny, RUSH takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition while exploring the complex, intimate relationships between mothers and daughters and female friends. Brimming with heart and hope for a better tomorrow, RUSH is an uplifting novel universal to us all. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=lisa+patton&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

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!

Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

05/27/2019 to 05/28/2019

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

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