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James Lee Burke in Conversation With Charlaine Harris

The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise: golden wheat fields, mist-filled canyons, frolicking animals. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both inspiration and odd jobs. Jumping off in Denver, he finds work on a farm and meets Joanne McDuffy, an articulate and fierce college student and gifted painter. Their soul connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by Joanne’s involvement with a shady professor who is mixed up with a drug-addled cult. When a sinister businessman and his son who wield their influence through vicious cruelty set their sights on Aaron, drawing him into an investigation of grotesque murders, it is clear that this idyllic…

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Books Around the Corner: Fantasy Book Club (REMOTE)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on July 13th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin. About the book: From a stunning new voice in YA comes the fierce, romantic story about a world on the brink of destruction, the one witch who holds the power to save…

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Books Around the Corner: No Shelf Control Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us for No Shelf Control Book Club. This book club features books from a wide range of genres including contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, historical fiction,  fantasy, and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our July meeting of the No Shelf Control Book Club will be on July 8th at 6:30pm. We will discuss The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu. About the Book: Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in this sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh. WHEN GHOSTS TALK SHE WILL LISTEN Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s…

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Live on Crowdcast! Rachel Griffin, The Nature of Witches, in conversation with Adrienne Tooley, Sweet & Bitter Magic

Live on Crowdcast! Rachel Griffin, The Nature of Witches, in conversation with Adrienne Tooley, Sweet & Bitter Magic. CROWDCAST LINK WILL BE SENT OUT CLOSER TO THE EVENT. PURCHASE OF ONE OR BOTH OF THESE BOOKS IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND AND REQUIRE SHIPPING PLEASE EMAIL US AND WE’LL EXPLAIN THE PROCESS. ORDER AND PREORDER ON OUR WEBSITE NOW! THE NATURE OF WITCHES For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season. In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild…

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Livestream Reading: William Ritter

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author William Ritter for a livestream reading from his brand new Middle Grade novel, The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest, Darkest. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-Ggqj0jE913IUP-_K5CjtjH6-8XY0um About The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest, Darkest: The third adventure in the beloved fantasy series full of folklore and mayhem, from the creator of Jackaby. Brothers Cole and Tinn—one human, one a goblin changeling—are determined to solve a mystery almost as old as they are: What happened to their long-missing father? Joseph Burton vanished without a trace, leaving the baby boys’ mother to raise them alone. Some say he abandoned his family, others that he met foul play looking for a way to get rid of the changeling imposter. Cole is determined to finally push through the rumors and…

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Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Join us on Tuesday June 8th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss Malice by Heather Walter. About the book: Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss. You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels…

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Book Club: YA For Adults

Our first YA for Adults book is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. The group will be limited to 10 people, so sign up early!

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Bethany C. Morrow in Conversation With L. L. McKinney

Meet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the limits of her privilege will show Naema what her magic really is, and who it makes her. Teen influencer Naema Bradshaw has it all: she’s famous, stylish, gorgeous, and she’s an Eloko, a charismatic person gifted with a melody that people adore. Everyone loves her until she’s cast as the villain who exposed a Siren to the whole world. Dragged by the media, and canceled by her fans, no one understands her side: not her boyfriend, not her friends, not even her fellow Eloko. Vilified by those closest to her, Naema heads to the Southwest where she is determined to stage a comeback… to…

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa in Conversation With S. A. Chakraborty

From Suyi Davies Okungbowa, one of the most exciting new storytellers in epic fantasy, comes Son of the Storm (Orbit), a sweeping tale of violent conquest and forgotten magic set in a world inspired by the precolonial empires of West Africa. In the ancient city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar on the cusp of achieving greatness — only he doesn’t want it. Instead, he prefers to chase forbidden stories about what lies outside the city walls. The Bassai elite claim there is nothing of interest. The city’s immigrants are sworn to secrecy. But when Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic that shouldn’t exist, he’s put on a collision course with Bassa’s darkest secrets. Drawn into the city’s hidden history, he sets out…

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Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on Tuesday May 11th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. About the book: From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative…

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