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VIRTUAL EVENT: Friends & Fiction Happy Hour on Facebook Live
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

VIRTUAL EVENT: Friends & Fiction Happy Hour on Facebook Live

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We love our dear friend, Kristy Woodson Harvey, who suggested South Main Book Company serve as the featured bookseller for both the October 28th (featuring Cassandra King Conroy) and November 1st (with Viola Shipman) episodes of FRIENDS AND FICTION.

This weekly Facebook Live web show is hosted by five bestselling s, Kristy, Mary Kay Andrews, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe, and Kristin Harmel. They discuss books, writing, and you can post your questions for them -- or their amazing guests -- so join in the fun each week!

You can purchase books by these s in our store, or online at Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/lists/virtual-event-friends-fiction-happy-hour-on-facebook-live 

By purchasing books from South Main Book Company, you are not only supporting a local, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending s to Salisbury.

WE WILL OFFER 10% OFF THESE S' BOOKS IN-STORE THROUGH NOVEMBER 7 -- MENTION FRIENDS & FICTION

Thank you for supporting Kristy Woodson Harvey, Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan, Kristina McMorris AND your local independent bookstore! If you've already purchased all of their fabulous books, please consider purchasing a different title.

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Local , Mark de Castrique, Book Launch - "Murder in Rat Alley"
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Local , Mark de Castrique, Book Launch - "Murder in Rat Alley"

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Murder in Rat Alley

"The Apollo Space Program – perhaps our greatest scientific achievement.  Many people don't realize nine tracking stations around the globe insured constant communication including one tucked away in the mountains of western North Carolina.  But this one holds a dark secret.

When a forest fire reveals the remains of an Apollo scientist missing for nearly fifty years, Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson confront unexpected peril.  How does the Apollo mission link to Asheville's headquarters of the National Centers for Environmental Information, our country's largest collection of weather data and core resource for climate change research?  Two scientific worlds collide when deception and betrayal lead Sam and Nakayla into a dark, dank alley where murder awaits.  Murder in Rat Alley."

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Storyhour @ South Main (Book Launch Party for "My N.C. from A-Z" By Michelle Lanier)
Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Storyhour @ South Main (Book Launch Party for "My N.C. from A-Z" By Michelle Lanier)

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Children and parents will love learning their very first ideas about North Carolina in My N.C. from A–Z. This colorful, sturdy board book celebrates pride of place, creates connections to North Carolina’s rich African American heritage, and teaches children about human equality and social justice. A perfect first baby or toddler book!

Published in association with The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Jesse C. Carson High School Musical Preview of "Bright Star"

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We are SO excited to partner with the theater department at Carson HS to present a preview of their upcoming Spring Musical. “Bright Star” was written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. The show is set in the mountains of North Carolina and has beautiful bluegrass music as the story's score. Students will have a 15 minutes set prepared with a small group of actors from the show to provide a preview with ticket sales occurring on our premises. Come support these talented performers in a beautiful setting (as a bookstore features prominently in the storyline) and hear some great tunes!

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Storyhour @ South Main
Feb
29
2:00 PM14:00

Storyhour @ South Main

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Woulda Been by local , Penny Ledbetter, is an illustrated children’s book dealing with grief and remembrance.  This journey is seen through the eyes of Jess, a ten year old boy whose Paw has passed away.  Every time he sees Paw’s boots, he thinks about him. Jess thinks about how he woulda been working on the farm, helping to get their new calf, Boots, ready for the county fair. Jess misses him most on his 10th birthday when Paw woulda helped him blow the candles out. It woulda been Paw’s 78th birthday and Jess and his family decide that they must celebrate it in the best possible way. This is the story of how Jess overcame his grief by learning how to remember and give back, together with the rest of the community.

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Feb
29
2:00 PM14:00

Local Meet & Greet

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Come out to Downtown Salisbury to meet/support several local s. Andrew Waters, M. J. Simms-Maddox, Jen Guberman, Patricia Commander, Jody Almond, and Dr. Terry Donelson will be here to sign their latest works.

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DAWN

Raine Velora and the exile town system have taken everything from Eos. After a heartbreaking loss, Eos was pushed to her breaking point. Now, she’s ready to do whatever it takes to bring Raine down and reinstate the prison system. Faced with loyalists in the cities, sandstorms in the desert, and the horrors in her head, Eos sets out to spread the word about the corruption of the New Territory. With the support of the exiles, Eos leads the revolution, but Raine and her officials aren’t the only threat in her path. Join Eos on her journey for freedom in Dawn, the third and final installment in the Eos Dawn Series, written by Jen Guberman.

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The Quaker and the Gamecock:

Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War for the Soul of the South tells the story two wildly divergent leaders against the backdrop of the American Revolution’s last gasp, the effort to extricate a British occupation force from the South Carolina frontier.

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SPECIAL

ENVOY

Set in the winter 1989 in the American Midwest, New England and the Middle East, a suspense-filled thriller, Special Envoy, delves behind-the-scenes into the making of American foreign policy. When the newly-inaugurated president commissions Priscilla as a "special envoy" for a secret mission, America still practices its foreign policies and its intelligence-gathering based on the precepts of the Cold War. And it is into such a world that the newlywed (and still rather inexperienced intelligence agent) sets out on a perilous trek into Arab Islamic territory.

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FREE

This is a story of my struggle with self-love and growth. My Auto-poetry-ography is a testimony of how I began to look to God instead of all the wrong places and things to fill my void. From learning about sex at a young age, my living with depression and self-harm, this testimony is an artistic illustration of my journey to truly love the woman God has molded me to be.

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Character Blocks:

This book addresses the building blocks of a person’s foundation which is explained
to be one’s character. Everyone depends on the foundation to support their entire lives. Only good
character bears the sufficient strength to qualify for this task. By reading Dr. Terry’s book one will learn
how to recognize any inadequate building materials and will find out how to develop those that are load-
bearing.

Going All In

In his new book, pastor and Jody Almond shares the unexpected path to a successful life, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life.

Based on the life of Abraham and Biblical teachings, you will discover the secret to a successful life. Going All In presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out and lead you to your destiny.

Find out more @ https://www.soulutionministries.com/books

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Wine About Winter 2020

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Buy your tickets here: https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/events/wine-about-winter-2020/

This will be the seventh annual wine tasting crawl event in Historic Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina. You must be 21 or above to participate.

Ticket includes tasting pass with access to 20 wine samples from locations of your choice, signature Wine About Winter tasting glass, and special Wine About Winter wine carrying bag.

– 21+ Show ID –

Tour the wines of Rowan County, North Carolina and beyond right here in Downtown Salisbury during our 7th annual wine tasting crawl! Enjoy this event as a night out with friends or make it a date night! Tickets are a great gift for all the wine lovers on your list this holiday season! Participating shops and restaurants in Downtown Salisbury will each be assigned a specific wine. Ticket holders will travel from place to place to sample wines. No wine may be consumed outside of the location it is served. Free trolley shuttle services will be provided for quick travel to all locations.

Tickets are $22.50 per person in advance and $30 on event day, if not sold out. *additional processing fees and tax not included

Wine About Winter tickets include:

  • one (1) souvenir wine glass

  • one (1) Wine About Winter souvenir wine bag

  • walking map

  • wristband

AGE RESTRICTION: All ticket holders must be 21 years old or above. State issued photo I.D. showing date of birth required for each ticket holder in order to pick up your tickets (regardless of age). Each individual ticket holder must be present when checking in or purchasing tickets .

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Winnie the Pooh Party!
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Winnie the Pooh Party!

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Let the festivities begin! South Main Book Company will host a Winnie the Pooh Party on Saturday, May 18, from 2 — 3 pm. This event will be held the same Saturday as Salisbury’s Cheerwine Festival.

Enjoy games, treats, and fun — as well as a free book! This party is designed for ages six to 12.

Cost is $12 per child. Space is limited, so call 704-630-9788 to prepay and reserve your child’s spot!

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Bloody Mary Books & Bites with Kristy Woodson Harvey
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Bloody Mary Books & Bites with Kristy Woodson Harvey

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This special event featuring Kristy Woodson Harvey will be held Saturday, May 11, from 11 am to 1 pm at South Main Book Company! Harvey's latest Peachtree Bluff novel, _The Southern Side of Paradise_, will be released May 7. Save the Date for "Bloody Mary Books & Bites" today!

Call 704-630-9788 to pre-order. Books for signing must be purchased at SMBC.

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Salisbury Night Out: Event for Sudan Rowan & Walk for Wisdom
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Salisbury Night Out: Event for Sudan Rowan & Walk for Wisdom

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This event will be held in SMBC's downstairs event area and will include a photography display by a Lost Boy of Sudan, a book drawing, and beads for sale to go towards the Walk for Wisdom project to fund a well in a village in South Sudan. There will be an art contest and a writing contest based on the theme of “refugees” for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in addition to the photography display. The artwork will be displayed. Additional local school groups will also be sharing information. Refreshments will be served.

Learn more about the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Art and Writing competition at tinyurl.com/RSSArtWriting and the upcoming Walk for Wisdom event at tinyurl.com/RSSW4W.

Sudan Rowan is a Rowan-based coalition that joins hands with South Sudanese and U.S. partners in efforts to achieve peace and education in South Sudan.

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SMBC Book Club
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

SMBC Book Club

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

New members are welcome! Members receive 10% off their purchase of the monthly selection.

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Three s and Live Music
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Three s and Live Music

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Join us on Friday, Dec 3, from 6-8 pm, as we celebrate First Friday in Downtown Salisbury! We are hosting three fantastic s, ready to meet you and sign your books:

  • Kate Forrest (The Crusader’s Heart)

  • Nicole Gray (The Winter in Lilly)

  • Jess B Moore (The Guilt of a Sparrow, Fierce Grace)

Bluegrass band One Fret Over will be playing on the mezzanine. A festive time will be had by all!

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FREE FOR THE FAMILY: Not-So-Scary Stories with Mr. Robert
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

FREE FOR THE FAMILY: Not-So-Scary Stories with Mr. Robert

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Mr. Robert, Children’s Librarian at Rowan Co Public Library, is back for"Not-So-Scary Stories," an engaging Halloween storytelling event on Fri 10/26, 7 to 8 PM. Costumes encouraged. Mr. Robert is a treat for the whole family--he's simply the BEST children's librarian we've ever met! See you Friday at 7pm for family fun!

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sam Quinones "Dreamland"

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Join us at West End Plaza, Salisbury (the old mall off of Statesville Blvd) for a discussion with Sam Quinones, LA Times writer and "Dreamland" , about the current opioid crisis. Mr Quinones will be signing books before he speaks at 7:30. 

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