I wanted to make a quick post and update everyone with what is happening here at That Book Place. We have a lot that is happening in December and then we have a break for a few months to prepare for March.
First off December is going to be filled, one weekend in particular. On Dec 16 we are having a Christmas Concert here with West of Dublin. If you have not made it in for one of their performances you are missing out. They are going to play all of your Christmas favorites and have invited a bunch of friends along to join them. I hear that we will have a beautiful rendition of White Christmas to look forward to.
While the concert is going on we will also be doing a signing with Kim Deffenbaugh. He wrote a poem titled Christmas and Aaron Kelsey did some illustrations for it and we have a wonderful Christmas book for sale which will be a great gift for anyone in your family.
The next day, Dec 17 we will be having a signing with the wonderful Abigail Keam. She wrote Death by Honey Bee and Death by Drowning. These are two wonderful mysteries that any mystery lover would love for Christmas.
We still have a Writing group that meets every Thursday night. We always have a good time doing exercises and talking about the process of writing.
January and February we will be doing the weekly writing group but we do not have any events planned. West of Dublin will still come in and play one weekend out of each month. We will be gearing up for March.
March will be our 6 year anniversary of having the store open. We will be having a large Tent sale Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th. We will also be hosting the second annual authors fair. We held the first one for our 5 year anniversary and loved it. We also got a lot of great feedback from all of you asking if we would do it again so it is here to stay.
Saturday March 17th from 11-5 we will have as of right now 30+ authors in attendance. I am hoping to get that number to 40. We have a lot of interesting tidbits that will be happening and we will be releasing more information as we get closer but for now let me just say we will have reading throughout the day by the authors and we will be hosting a book launch. One of the titles will be for sale for the first time that day and we will be throwing a party to go with it.
We are also expanding it a little bit into Friday night. One of our authors wants to give a Q&A type thing on books to movies and lead into his experiences writing screenplays based off his books.
All in all things are going to be busy to start off the new year.