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Greetings! In March we have author events in Southern history and literature, award-winning Young Adult and children's literature, notable new fiction from Lisa See and Etaf Rum, American history, poetry, travel, current events, and more. We're adding a third weekly children's storytime, Stories on Sunday at 10:30 am, beginning March 3rd.

If you can't attend an event and would like a signed book, call 919-828-1588 or email . Order online 24/7 at . Purchasing from this independent bookstore directly benefits our local economy. We offer free shipping for online purchases of $50 for books shipped within the lower 48 states.

Contact me with your questions or for more information. Thank you very much for your continued support.

René Martin, Events Coordinator
Friday, March 1, 7:00 PM
NINA LACOUR, We Are Okay ( paperback release)

For ages 14+, an achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship, that will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love. Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. "A beautiful, devastating piece of art."— Bookpage

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 AM
ANNELIES M. GENTILE, From Chaos to Calm: Leading Change from the Inside Out

Cultivating resiliency in changing times requires skills and wisdom. In this part personal story, part philosophy book, part guidebook, you'll learn useful nuggets for life, leadership and well-being. To regain a sense of peace, even in chaotic times, we need to begin within. Join this Raleigh author for conversation, bagels and coffee.

Sunday, March 3, 2:00 PM

Join us as we welcome three poets reading from their works. From Cedar Grove, N.C, Pam Baggett brings us her collection Wild Horses . Joan Barasovska tells the story of a woman from childhood to late age simply and beautifully in Birthing Age . Valerie Nieman is a writer, teacher, and editor whose work emerges from her Appalachian roots; she will share Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse .

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 PM
ETAF RUM, A Woman Is No Man

Three generations of Palestinian-American women living in Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture in this powerful debut novel. A heart-wrenching story of love, intrigue, courage, and betrayal that will resonate with women from all backgrounds, and one that gives voice to the silenced and agency to the oppressed.

Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 PM
SCOTT HULER, A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition
In conversation with Tom Earnhardt

In 2014, Raleigh's Scott Huler decided to leave city and family for his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing 1700s explorer John Lawson's route through the Carolinas. This is the chronicle of that unlikely voyage, revealing what it's like to rediscover your own home. He will be in conversation with Tom Earnhardt of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina . This event is in association with the Piedmont Laureate program, and 2019 Laureate David Menconi will introduce Huler and Earnhardt.

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 PM
JACOB TOBIA, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story
In conversation with Reverend Nancy Petty

From the moment a doctor in Raleigh put "male" on Jacob Tobia's birth certificate, everything went wrong. This is a heart-wrenching, eye-opening, yet humorous memoir about what it's like to grow up when you're not quite sure if you're a girl, a boy, something in between, or all of the above. Jacob revisits their childhood and calls out the stereotypes that each of us has faced, and invites us to rethink what we know about gender. They will be in conversation with Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty , Pastor, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.

Friday, March 8, 7:00 PM
NICK BRUEL, Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble
Reserved Seating Event

The cat shelter nearby has been destroyed, and Kitty's family decides it's time to help by fostering as many displaced kittens as possible. Kitty won't mind, right? Find out in this hilarious and poignant addition to the Bad Kitty series for ages 7+. With each QRB purchase of Kitten Trouble , claim two reserved seats and priority signing line tickets. General unreserved seating may also be available.

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 PM
Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes: A Plantation Newspaperman, a Printer’s Devil, an English Wit, and the Founding of Southern Literature

Williams presents the fascinating story of three guys named Joe who stuttered and staggered their way into starting Southern literature--almost by accident. "Williams quite delightfully traces a narrative about the unpredictable, often byzantine connections that thread their way from one literary generation to another."— Christian Science Monitor

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 PM
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
Reserved Seating Event

Bestselling and beloved author Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions--from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks. Seats will be available without any purchase required. If you'd like a reserved seat and priority signing line ticket, prepurchase the book here­ .

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM
The Open Discussion Project Book Club

Meeting monthly on second Wednesdays, the goal of this book club is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with differing political viewpoints. Book selections will range across the political spectrum and meetings will have dedicated facilitators. March's book is A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story  by Tom Gjelten. Receive a 21% discount when purchasing the book for club attendance.

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM
CARA ROBERTSON, The Trial of Lizzie Borde n

A remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology—the trial of Lizzie Borden—based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed material, inluding letters from Lizzie herself. Was she a cold-blooded murderer or an unjustly persecuted woman? The book offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and most troubling social anxieties.

Friday, March 15, 7:00 PM
JAMES RILEY, The Revenge of Magic

When long-dead magical creatures are discovered all around the world, each buried with a book of magic, only children can unlock the dangerous power of the books. The start of a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times -bestselling Story Thieves ! For ages 8+.

Saturday, March 16, 10:30 AM
A special Under the Tree storytime
Author CAMILLE ANDROS reads Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure

In this empowering picture book with a STEM focus, Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, ignores the doubters and confidently finds a cure to the mysterious malady affecting the forest. For ages 4+.

Monday, March 18, 7:00 PM
LISA SEE, The Island of Sea Women
Reserved Seating Event

This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story--one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them--based on the fierce and unforgettable female divers of the Korean island of Jeju. Receive a ticket for a reserved seat and the signing line with QRB purchase of The Island of Sea Women . Some general unreserved seating may be available.

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 PM
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster

The author of the popular Origami Yoda series joins us for the first in a new chapter book series for ages 6+, featuring the reckless roller-skating future spy, Didi Dodo. Each book will focus on a food-related mystery. "Full of surprise twists, this title will engage readers who will have a fun time guessing what will happen next ... A must-have."— School Library Journal

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 PM
Editor WILTON BARNHARDT with contributors
Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina
Reserved Seating Event

This anthology brings together some of NC's finest fiction and nonfiction writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual, and straight including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Their stories and essays view the full spectrum of contemporary life though an LGBTQ lens. Contributors joining Barnhardt at the event will be listed on our website. Seats will be available without purchase required, but you may reserve a seat with QRB prepurchase of Every True Pleasure .

Sunday, March 24, 2:00 PM
North Carolina poets DORIANNE LAUX and GIBBONS RUARK

Dorianne Laux is one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the everyday. Her collection of new and selected poems Only As the Day is Long represents a brilliant, daring body of work.

Raleigh-born Gibbons Ruark is one the most celebrated Irish-influenced American lyric poets. In The Road to Ballyvaughan are poems that look quietly and speak quietly, and in them we also hear the ancient kinship of poetry and music. Join Laux and Ruark as they read from their works.

Evening Edition, Monday, March 25, 7:00 PM
Morning Edition, Tuesday, March 26,10:00 AM

You don't need to be in a book club to attend, but if you are, be sure to join us when our staff recommends books we think are great selections for groups to discuss. The same books are presented at both editions. We'll serve wine and cheese at Evening Edition, and coffee and doughnuts at Morning Edition, and there will be prize giveaways at both. Bash is always a blast!

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 PM
ANNA JEAN MAYHEW with novel Tomorrow's Bread

In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city, where generations have lived and loved, supporting and strengthening each other. Yet street by street, longtime residents are being forced out. From the author of the The Dry Grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification—a moving story of loss, love, and resilience.

Thursday, March 28, 5:30 PM
JEREMY HOLDEN, Halo of Power: A Mal Thomas Mystery

Mal once again teams up with enigmatic billionaire Huw Hudson as well as a mysterious Buddhist monk in a life-or-death battle against a shadowy organization that seeks to control untold wealth and power--and destroy the world’s great democracies and religions. This third in the series will enthrall readers as a standalone novel. Meet Jeremy, chat and have your books signed.

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 PM
At Crank Arm Brewing in downtown Raleigh
ROGER MCNAMEE, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

This is the story of Facebook and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, just at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature. Join Roger McNamee in discussing the book at Crank Arm Brewing at 319 W. Davie Street in Raleigh.

Saturday, March 30, 2:00 PM
GILLIAN MCDUNN, Caterpillar Summer

When a summer trip doesn't go according to plan, Cat and Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents they never knew. This beautifully written, emotional debut novel for ages 8+ (perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt or Ali Benjamin) tells the story a girl, her special needs brother, and the summer they will never forget.

Sunday, March 31, 2:00 PM
PHILIP GERARD, The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Gerard presents a dramatic convergence of events from secession to surrender, via the personal stories of the North Carolinians who endured them--Confederates and Unionists, conscripts and volunteers, free blacks and the enslaved, farm women and plantation belles, Cherokees and mountaineers. He reports the war as if it were happening in the present rather than with settled hindsight--to capture the dreadful suspense of lives caught up in a conflict whose ending had not yet been written.

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