THIS WEEK IN NOVEMBER

  1. Sunday Nov 19 BETH MACY INTRODUCES TRUEVINE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19; 2 PM BETH MACY will discuss the softcover edition of TRUEVINE: TWO BROTHERS, A KIDNAPPING, AND A MOTHER’S QUEST: A TRUE STORY OF THE JIM CROW SOUTH. Set in 1899 on a sweltering tobacco farm in the...
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

Dear Booklovers,

The winners and runners-up of the 2017 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE have been announced.

The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engle is the Winner for Fiction.

What Have We Done by David Wood is the Winner for Nonfiction.

The Runner-Up for Fiction is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Runner-Up for Nonfiction is City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award Winner this year is Colm Toibin. His body of work is extensive in both fiction and nonfiction.

We have autographed copies of the authors' books. They would make fine holiday gifts.


Upcoming author event:


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19; 2 PM
BETH MACY
will discuss the softcover edition of TRUEVINE: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South.

Authors always rave about how welcoming, fun, and smart our customers are. We agree!


REMINDER: We have a fun-filled Kids Storytime each Saturday at 2 pm with our own Miss Mary. Each session usually includes a reading, music, and crafts.

On Saturday, November 18 at 11 am, A representative from Catholic Social Services will present a special storytime featuring adoption themed books for children. The program will include making a craft.

November 18, at 2 pm, Miss Mary will read The Littlest Angel. Dancers from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will be here to teach kids some ballet positions and help with a paper craft. (DCDC will present The Littlest Angel dance program on December 1 & 2 at Boll Theater at the University of Dayton.)

As we move into the cold weather season, our thoughts turn toward Hot Chocolate. Stop in our Yogurt Mountain and try a cup of our luscious Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows.. You'll be glad you did!


Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations