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A Novel Experience: The June Newsletter
The Inaugural "Zebulon Show" opens!



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Dear Friends of A Novel Experience,  
      This month we celebrate our own backyard--the landscapes and inhabitants of the rolling hills of Pike County and its nearest neighbors. It's our first "Zebulon Show"--a collection of photographs taken by both natives and visitors. We are indebted to our Juror, Sara Keith of the Atlanta School of Photography, who chose 24 images from a grand assortment of entries. Sarah is no stranger to the area--she and her staff have presented Photo 101 and 102 to an entire generation of SlowExposures visitors. We'll be toasting the makers at a reception on Saturday, June 17th--come on by.

      We would be remiss in not mentioning Father's Day--June 18th. Consider a book for your dad--there's nothing like choosing a title that speaks to his unique interests or, sailing, flying...part-time cowboy, action hero, or spy. Your conversation with him will be priceless for both of you. Another event--our favorite classical guitarist, Ryan Cummings returns on Friday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. We have four spots open for our next Living Room Conversation on Sunday, June 4th--the topic: Gun Control--give us a ring if you would like to join us.

     For those who "read" via audiobooks, we've just added to our offerings--You can sign up here at the store or by visiting . Listen away on your iPhone, Android device, or PC. See below for more information.

      Upcoming in July--it's our annual Flag Show where we ask you to bring in a photograph (matted or framed) of our nation's flag. We'll hang all of the photos in the store for the month and celebrate on Saturday, July 8th from 6-8. And, we're crossing our fingers, but it looks like a tiny, multicolored kitten has taken up residence on our back patio. We're hoping he (or she) will stick around--in the meantime, we're asking everyone to come up with some bookish names. Send them to and we'll post the top three on our Facebook page! Updates on this latest staff addition will follow. 

     And, as always, come on by and tell us what you're reading...and, stay tuned for our summer pool of great beach reads!  Thanks for supporting the store--we couldn't do it without you!
                                                                 All of us at A Novel Experience



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June 2017 Calendar


June at the GALLERY: The Zebulon Show features work by a group of photographers from near and far who have taken some great images of Pike County and our neighboring counties. Thanks to juror Sara Keith, Director of the Atlanta School of Photography, who selected 25 images. She will be here on Saturday, June 17th to discuss her picks at our reception for the artists from 6-8 p.m. Come and see! Exhibit open all month during store hours, 10-7 Monday through Saturday.

He's baaaaaaack! RYAN CUMMINGS plays guitar at 7 on Friday, June 9th from 7-9!
will NOT meet this Friday, June 2. Karen will be here to meet with writers and poets next month--keep writing! 
The Knit-a-Longs are here to purl, slip, and practice their knitting--they are also great helpers for those who are just getting the hang of it! Come from 11 am-1 pm with your project and your questions! (We hear they crochet, too). 
TUESDAY, JUNE 6: Our Spirituality Book group meets at 1 p.m. where we will pick up the robust discussion of A Book of Celtic Wisdom. This group will not explore or take as its perspective any particular theology, Christian or other, but focuses on the spiritual rather than the religious. This distinction will allow us to discuss relationship with the Divine however we experience it.

The knitters are here on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 to do the knitting thing! And, needlepointers and crocheters are more than welcome. Come on out!  
That's tomorrow! This month we're reading "Eligible" by Curtis Sittenfeld--it's a modern day take-off of Pride and Prejudice--what a romp! 

SUNDAY, June 4th @ 3:00 pm: LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS will explore "Gun Control"--we wish everyone who wants to attend could but we only have 4 more spots for this time around. Sign up by emailing us at We're looking for folks who want to be a part of a balanced, robust discussion on the topic in the hopes of discovering common ground and learning from each other.  

meets at 7:00 p.m. Shaunasee and Grazio welcome all fans of great Young Adult reads--This month the group will be reading A Court of Thorns and Roses. And, check out our Nerd Herd FB page!

SUNDAY, June 18th: Father's Day. Check out our "dad" books.

SATURDAY, June 17th @ 6:00-8:00 pm:
RECEPTION honoring the photographers of The Zebulon Show. Our 2017 Juror, Sara Keith will discuss her picks for the show. Join us!

WEDNESDAY, June 21 at Noon:
 This month's book: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Everyone welcome. High noon.

AND, COMING IN JULY: Our tradition for every July: The Flag Show. Bring in your favorite photo you've taken of the American flag BY JULY 1st--we'll hang it! And, we'll celebrate the founding of our country with hot dogs and all the trimmings--that will be Saturday, July 8th. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24th: CLASSICS BOOK GROUP discusses Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel at 7:00



 We now have audiobooks via! 



     A Novel Experience now offers over 70,000 audiobook titles which can be purchased individually or through a monthly membership program from All of your audiobook purchases support our store as well! Here's how to start: Visit or stop by A Novel Experience and we'll sign you up for your first audiobook for .99 -- order individual titles or buy a membership for $14.99 each month which is equal to one credit or one audiobook. And, additional books you order that month are 30% off!

    Listening is a great way to enjoy more books while commuting, cooking, gardening, knitting, or watching football with your spouse!