Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Roundup: June 29 - July 5

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 29 - July 5, 2015: 

Special Events:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10 - July 6

Humanities Texas Special Exhibition: Shakespeare, Longview, May 15 - July 25

Monday, June 29:
Austin

Monkeywrench Books, Bob Suren: Crate Digger book tour, 7PM

Dallas
The Wild Detectives, Shakespeare in the Bar: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 9PM

Tuesday, June 30:
Austin
Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam, 8PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar Mall, Taylor Stevens discusses and signs The Mask: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, 7PM

Houston
Bohemeo's, Story|Houston Issue 7 release party: readers include Lacy M. Johnson, Heather Lefebvre, and Austin Tremblay, 7PM 

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Michael Kihntopf discusses and signs A Day With The Old Folks, 6PM

Wednesday, July 1:
Austin

Garland
Nicholson Memorial Library System - Central Library, Garland Symphony Orchestra Kids Notes Program, 11AM

Houston
Murder By the Book, Brad Taylor will sign and discuss The Insider Threat, 6:30PM

Hurst
B&N - Shops at NE Mall, Drew Knowles signs Route 66 Adventure Handbook Turbocharged Fourth Edition, 4PM

Friday, July 3:

Saturday, July 4: Happy Independence Day, y'all!
Cedar Hill
B&N - Hillside Village, Bob Lujano signs No Arms, No Legs, No Problem When life happens, you can wish to die or choose to live, 1PM



Sunday, July 5:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Roundup: June 22 - 28

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 22 - 28, 2015: 

Special Events:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10 - July 6

Humanities Texas Special Exhibition: Shakespeare, Longview, May 15 - July 25

Western Writers of America Convention, Lubbock, June 23 - 28

Writers' League of Texas Agents and Editors Convention, Austin, June 26 - 28

9th Annual Austin African American Book Festival, June 27

Monday, June 22:
Austin

Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Dallas
Visit Addison, H.W. Brands presents Reagan: The Life, 6:30PM

Fort Worth
San Antonio

Kettle Arts, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Texas poets Mark Allen Jenkins, Les Kay, Megan Peak and Caitlyn Prior, 7PM

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now poetry night with MetaFour Houston (open mic following), 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Summer of Shakespeare: Macbeth, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Anne Flett-Giordano will sign and discuss Marry, Kiss, Kill, 6:30PM

Thursday, June 25:
Austin

Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Adrian Wooldridge presents The Great Disruption, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Katherine reads and signs Happiness for Beginners, 7:30PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Dasha Kelly reads and signs ALMOST CRIMSON, 7PM

Contemporary Arts Museum, Steven Evans discusses and signs The Number One Song In Heaven, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Ingrid Thoft will sign and discuss her second book, Brutality, 6:30PM

Hurst
B&N - NE Mall, Book Reading and Signing With Author Michael Koep: The Invasion of Heaven Part One of The Newirth Mythology, 4PM

Lubbock
B&N, Book Signing: The Big Drift by Patrick Dearing, 1PM

McKinney
El Dorado Country Club, Adrian Wooldridge will discuss The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping in Turbulent Times, 12PM

Sachse
Sachse Public Library, Garland Symphony Orchestra Kids Notes Program, 11AM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Randy Fritz reads and signs Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster, 7PM

Friday, June 26:
Murder By the Book, Don Winslow will sign and discuss The Cartel, 6:30PM

Ovations, Shelley Auer Schneider: Love Letters with readings by Chip Schneider, 8PM

Silver Street Studios, Writespace Indiegogo Birthday Party, 7PM

Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Public Library, Ann Weisgarber will sign The Promise, 6PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Katherine Center reads and signs Happiness for Beginners, 6PM

Saturday, June 27:
Arlington
Arlington Public Library - Southeast Branch, Symphony Arlington Kids Notes Program, 10:30AM

Austin
Austin Books & Comics, Lance Schibi and Austin Green sign For the Title: Championship Wish Edition, 11AM

B&N - Arboretum, Nery Roman signs The Inability to See the Other Side of Reality!, 2PM

BookPeople, Bestselling Author KATHERINE CENTER speaking & signing Happiness for Beginners, 3PM

Bullock Museum, Texas Readers Theater Series: Fredrick Douglass readings with Sandra Mayo, 2PM

Scholz Garten, Edgar Award Winning Author GARY CARTWRIGHT speaking & signing The Best I Recall: A Memoir, 3PM

Bedford
Half Price Books, Dawn Griffith will sell and sign her children’s book That Makes Me So Mad, 1PM

Cedar Hill
B&N - Hillside Village,Trent Brown II signs 3T Chronicles Talbert the Chef, 1PM

B&N - Hillside Village, Gwendolyn McNutt signs Angels Never Die A true story of love, loss, and faith, 2PM

Dallas
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Verse and Rhythm with featured poets King Shakur and Javon R, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, DALLAS NOIR – OAK CLIFF WILD LITERARY FESTIVAL #1  Featuring: Matt Bondurant, Catherine Cuellar, Ben Fountain, Suzanne Frank, Daniel Hale, Fran Hillyer, Harry Hunsicker, Kathleen Kent and Merritt Tierce, 5:30PM

Houston
Half Price Books - Westheimer/Montrose, Jason O’Neal Williams will sell and sign his comic character books from the J.B.3 series, 1PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Anetral Hall reads and signs Revelations: The Untold Truth, 4PM

Hurst
B&N - NE Mall, Book Signing With Kathleen M. Rodgers: The Final Salute, 1PM

Lubbock
B&N, Ralph Estes signs My Own Story: The Autobiography of Billy the Kid, 2PM

Marfa
Marfa Book Company, Randa Jarrar reads from A Map of Home, 6PM

Plano
B&N - Creekwalk Village, Michael Koep signs Leaves of Fire Part Two of the Newirth Mythology, 2PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Sarah Cortez reads and signs Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance, 7PM

Southlake
B&N - Towne Square, Lauri Casey signs Annabelle's Shining Moment, 11:30AM

Tyler
B&N, Scharlotte Celestine signs Kingdom Way, 1PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, William Chesser signs Dog Wars, 2PM

Sunday, June 28:
College Station
B&N, Robert Shearer signs Swift, 2PM

Dallas
B&N - Preston/Royal, Michael Koep signs Leaves of Fire, 2PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, AFA/Brazos Collaboration Concert: readings and music featuring Gulf Coast editor Christopher Brean Murray, Benjamin Rybeck, Todd Frazier and Hugh Lobel, 4PM

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Roundup: June 15 - 21!

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 15 - 21, 2015: 

Special Events:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10 - July 6

Humanities Texas Special Exhibition: Shakespeare, Longview, May 15 - July 25

ApolloCon, Houston, June 19 - 21

Monday, June 15:
Austin

Malvern Books, Celebrate Bloomsday at Malvern Books!, 6:30PM

Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Bastrop
Bastrop Public Library, Randy Fritz will speak and sign Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster, 7PM

San Antonio
Thursday, June 18:

Angleton
Brazos Bookstore, Randy Fritz reading and signing Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster, 7PM

The Heritage Society, Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series: Author Lora-Marie Bernard will discuss Discover the River That Built Texas: A History of the Lower Brazos River, 12PM

Murder By the Book, Sean Chercover will sign and discuss The Devil's Game and John Rector will sign and discuss Ruthless, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Kate Pogue presents Shakespeare's Friends, 5PM

Irving
Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch Branch, a discussion with Varsha Bajaj, author of Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood, + book sales and signing, 7PM

Irving Public Library - West Irving Branch, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Kids Notes Program, 2:30PM

Las Colinas
Half Price Books, GRAND OPENING!, 9AM

Lubbock
Friday, June 19:
Austin


El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Robin McLean signs Reptile House, 3PM

Garland
Nicholson Memorial Library System - North Garland Branch, Garland Symphony Orchestra Kids Notes Program, 11AM

Houston

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony Mall, Michael B. Koep signs Leaves of Fire Part Two of the Newirth Mythology, 6PM

Saturday, June 20:
Austin
B&N - Arboretum, Book Signing With Rufus JonesDean Dixon Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad, 2PM

B&N - Sunset Valley, Book Signing With Author Kyla Noble, 11:30AM

BookPeople, MysteryPeople & Seventh Street Books Present James W. Ziskin speaking and signing STONE COLD DEAD, Terry Shames speaking and signing A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE, and Austin's own Mark Pryor speaking and signing THE RELUCTANT MATADOR, 7PM

Bellaire
Bellaire City Library, John Kwiatkowski of Murder by the Book will present a new book talk: Escape the Ordinary with Extraordinary Characters, 2:30PM

Dallas
B&N - Preston/Royal, Donna Stoneham signs The Thriver's Edge, 2PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Young Adult author Chandler Baker signs her debut novel, Alive, 3PM

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, the Jane Austen Society of North Texas hosts "The Netherfield Ball," 7:30PM

Warwick Melrose Hotel, Living in Jane Austen's World, 8:15AM

El Paso

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen, Kelly K. Lavender signs Beautiful Evil Winter, 1PM

B&N - River Oaks, J.R. Richard signs Still Throwing Heat Strikeouts, the Streets, and a Second Chance, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Debut YA authors Katie Stout, Jenny Martin, and Meredith Moore will discuss their books in a panel moderated by Kristin Rae, 2PM


River Oaks Bookstore, Carolyn Dahl and Carolyn Florek read and sign Painted Door Opened, 4PM

Hurst
B&N - NE Mall, Book Signing With Author Tim Scott: Ben Hogan The Myths Everyone Knows, the Man No One Knew, 2PM

Plano
B&N - Creekwalk Village, Jack King signs his series Quest for the Middle Kingdom, 2PM

B&N - Preston Rd, Dr. Michael Weisberg will sign The Hospitalist, 2PM
San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Mo Saidi reads and signs The Marchers, 3PM

Southlake
B&N - Towne Square, Stella Brooks signs Unbelievable, 5PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony Mall, Houston artist Justin Garcia signs OneTonGoldfish In Search of the Tangible Dream, 1PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, E.L. James signs Grey, 11AM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Gretchen Carlson signs Getting Real, 3PM

Sunday, June 21:
San Antonio
Musical Bridges Around the World Gallery, Mo Saidi reads and signs The Marchers, 3PM

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Roundup: June 8 - 14

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 8 - 14, 2015:

Special Events:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10 - July 6

Humanities Texas Special Exhibition: Shakespeare, Longview, May 15 - July 25

4th Annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival, Abilene, June 11 - 13

Monday, June 8:
Austin
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam, 8PM

Houston
Warehouse Live, Houston Moth StorySLAM: Backfired, 7:30PM

Richardson
Canyon Creek Country Club, Taylor Stevens will discuss her works, 7PM 

Wednesday, June 10:
Thursday, June 11:

Irving
Irving Public Library - West Branch, Behind the Hero: Young Adult Author Panel with Jeramey Kraatz, Lee Bacon, Katherine Catmull and Kelsey Macke + book signing, 7PM

Round Rock
The Book Spot, Polly Holyoke signs Neptune Challenge, 12PM

Friday, June 12:
Brazos Bookstore, Summer of Shakespeare: The Sonnets, 6PM

Warehouse Live, The Sweet Spot - erotic poetry (among other things), 9:30PM

Irving

Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club, Keller Reads: One Book, One City - Richard Russo will discuss Empire Falls (ticketed event), 6PM

Lubbock
Leftwich Park, Poetry in the Park, 5PM

Saturday, June 13:

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, R. Gaines Baty signs Champion of the Barrio The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty, 2PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Tim Scott Signs Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, the Man No One Knew, 2PM

Highland Village
B&N, Kelly Lavender signs Beautiful Evil Winter, 1PM

Houston
B&N - West Oaks Village, Emem Uko signs Facade, 1PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Jennifer Mathieu will discuss and sign her new YA novel, DEVOTED, 2PM

Lubbock
B&N, Are We There Yeti? book signing by Kerry Morris, 2PM

Nacogdoches
SFASU Early Childhood Research Center, SFA Barrio Writers Literary Reading, 5PM

Pasadena
B&N - Fairway Market, Father's Day Author Event, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Teen Read Panel: Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs, Emily McKay, Mari Mancusi and Sherry Thomas, 2PM


Southlake
B&N - Towne Square, D.L. Tracey Signing Tales from the Tables: A Wicked Funny Look from the Waiter's Side of the Tables, 11:00AM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, David Paitson signs Chill Factor: How a Minor League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever, 2PM

Sunday, June 14:

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Sam Davis signs Ryan Revisited, 11AM

Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Roundup: June 1 - 7

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 1 - 7, 2015:  

Special Events:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10 - July 6

Humanities Texas Special Exhibition: Shakespeare, Longview, May 15 - July 25

New South Festival of Literary Arts and Cartooning, Austin, June 6

Monday, June 1:
Austin

Tuesday, June 2:

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Chip Dameron reads and signs Waiting for an Etcher, 5:30PM

Thursday, June 4:

Murder By the Book, Ben Coes will sign and discuss Independence Day, 6:30PM


Irving

Houston
B&N - Vanderbilt Square, King Booker signs Heavyweight Champion, 1PM

B&N - West Oaks Village, J.R. Richard signs Still Throwing Heat, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Theresa Nelson will discuss and sign her book, THE YEAR WE SAILED THE SUN, 2PM


Lubbock
B&N, Author Vaun Murphrey signs copies of the 'Weaver' series, 2PM

Midland
B&N, Cheryl Kincaid Reading and Signing her children's book The Little Clay Pot, 10:30AM

Plano
B&N - Creekwalk Village, Author Ken Bangs signs Arctic Warriors, 2PM

Round Rock
B&N - La Frontera, Jackie Smith signs Finish Line, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Journalists Anita Belles Porterfield and John Porterfield discuss and sign Death on Base: The Fort Hood Massacre, 2PM

Viva! Bookstore, Poetry Reading and Book Signing: A Curse on the Fairest Joys by Martha K. Grant, 1:30PM

Southlake
B&N - Towne Square, Author Polly Holyoke signs The Neptune Challenge, 11:30AM

Watauga
Half Price Books, Mary Ilic Hurst and Lisa Lopez will sell and sign their book Digging for Daddy: A Promise Kept, 1PM

Sunday, June 7: