Announcing the 2019 Summer Okra Picks!

Hot summer days, whether inside or on the beach, are the perfect opportunity to dig into some fresh reads. Lucky for you, southern independent booksellers have arranged and announced their Summer Okra Picks! The Okra Picks collect the best forthcoming fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books of the season. While each read carries its own flavor and perspective there are some things all these books share: they are Southern in nature, release sometime between July and September, and come highly recommended among Southern indie booksellers!

Ulysses Book Club!

The most important and meaningful reading experience of my life so far has been Ulysses. It taught me to expand my understanding of what language can do and to consider carefully just what communication entails. More than that, Ulysses gave me a greater sympathy for those around me, exposing the many different levels of thought we all operate on at every moment. It made me appreciate both the high and low, the seedy and sacred. I truly believe Ulysses is the most human book that has ever been written.

Author Signing with Southern Book Prize winner Jo Watson Hackl

Event date: 
06/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
100 N Range Ave
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Join us as Jo Watson Hackl discusses her Southern Book Prize winning middle grade novel Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. Jo will be on hand to sign books and answers all of your questions!

About the book:

How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?

All her life, Cricket's mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama's run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. If it exists. And if she can find it.

New Releases - 6/11/2019

Hey, you know what everyone loves? New books!! Here are a few of this week's releases including the paperback edition of The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis which will break your heart but also fill you with a sense of hope and pride. Sometimes the cost of being yourself seems too much a burden to bear but the rewards are always worth it.

Sophie Recommends: The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller

Ever since I was a child I have been all but obsessed with ancient history and knowledge. While other kids were watching The Simpsons or MTV, I was glued to PBS's Nova and other historical documentaries. As a teen I watched The History Channel and Discovery. And through all this time, I mourned the loss of knowledge. From Ancient Greece, to Rome, to the Library of Alexandria. So much was lost, leaving us with the task of learning it all again. But as this book shows us, not all was lost. The Arab world experienced a golden age of knowledge in the midst of Europe's dark ages.


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