Independent Bookstore Day

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Join Page 158 Books as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! This year we will have a virtual event featuring limited edition items for purchase and digital author panels throughout the day.


1 pm -- GOLDFISH GHOST Drawing Class with Lisa Brown: Join us for a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown. 


1:30 pm -- Graphic novel discussion and drawing class with Gene Luen Yang


2 pm -- Middle Grade Fun with Renee Watson and illustrator Nina Mata with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald


3 pm -- World-building in YA Feminist Fantasy Fiction: Join bestselling YA fantasy authors Kat Cho, Rena Barron, and Rebecca Kim Wells. Moderated by Abby Rauscher from Books Are Magic!


4 pm -- YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION with Amor Towles: Explore the very near future with Amor Towles as he reads from his story YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION.


5 pm -- Writing the West with Reyna Grande, Rishi Reddi, and Lauren Francis-Sharma: Join authors Reyna Grande, Rishi Reddi, and Lauren Francis-Sharma as they discuss reexamining the history, culture, and myths of the West through their fiction.


6 pm -- ALONE TOGETHER: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of Covid-19, a fundraiser for BINC: Join co-hosts Jennifer Haupt, editor of ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, and Garth Stein, Author Leadership Circle Campaign Chair for Binc, for readings and conversations with ALONE TOGETHER contributing authors Faith Adiele, Gayle Brandeis, W. Ralph Eubanks, Jamie Ford, Major Jackson, Sonora Jha, Scott James, Jessica Keener, Jean Kwok, Roberto Lovato, Ada Limón, Claudia Castro Luna, Kevin Sampsell, and Luis Alberto Urrea. 


8 pm -- Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Tayari Jones, Lauren Groff, and Emma Straub: Join three of BOOKSTORE DAY'S past Author Ambassadors for a lively discussion of books, bookstores, and the writing life.


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Event date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Event address: 
415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587