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April 2015

 

We have a slew of great events for you this month and into May, including the Days from Back in the Day Bakery, Ann B. Ross, and beloved local mystery author Susan Boyer! So stock up on some signed books for great Mother's Day gifts!

Then, mark your calendars for May 2nd, the first-ever Indie Bookstore Day and our celebration of our 14th anniversary. It's going to be an all-day party with refreshments, free gifts for the kids, and much much more.

Children's book week is May 4th-11th then the weekend after Mother's Day join us in Columbia for the South Carolina Book Festival. We'll be partnering with Hub City and Books on Broad for an indie-takeover of the main festival sales booth!

Have a Happy Easter and we hope to see you at all our events!

-Jill


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2015 Reward Club
Our Reward Card will be $20 for the 2015 calendar year. Signing up for our Reward Card allows you to trade books with us and gives you a $10 store coupon after every $100 you spend in a calendar year. That makes it free for those who spend at least $200 a year with us.

And remember, whether you have a Reward Card with us or not, every time you spend $50, you get to pick a free book off of our giveaway cart!

Upcoming Events
If you are unable to make one of our author events, you are welcome to reserve signed copies by contacting us in advance, by email at info@fiction-addiction.com or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

Book Your Lunch with Cheryl & Griffith Day
Book Your Lunch with Cheryl & Griffith Day: Wednesday, April 8th, 12pm @ Soby's, $55*

Cheryl and Griffith Day, owners of the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, will be discussing their new cookbook, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love (Artisan, hardcover, $24.95). Enjoy lunch at Soby's with dessert inspired by the cookbook, after which the authors will speak and take Q&A and then sign books. *Note: $55 ticket price admits one and includes lunch and one hardcover copy of Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


SCAA 2015 Induction
South Carolina Academy of Authors Induction Ceremony and Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 6pm @ The Citadel, Charleston, SC, $35

The Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, in partnership with The Citadel, extends to you a cordial invitation to join them for the 2015 Induction Ceremony and Reception honoring Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, Bret Lott, and Marjory Wentworth. Please visit the Academy website for more information.

 


Book Talk & Signing with Ann B. Ross
Book Talk & Signing with Ann B. Ross: Tuesday, April 14th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

It's up to Miss Julia to sort out the murder of a hoity-toity newcomer in Miss Julia Lays Down the Law (Viking, hardcover, $26.95, on sale 4/7/15), the latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series by Southern favorite Ann B. Ross, who will be discussing her new book at a free* book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but half of our seating will be reserved for customers who pre-order or purchase Miss Julia Lays Down the Law from Fiction Addiction.

 


In-Store Launch Party with Susan M. Boyer

Agatha Award-winning Greenville author Susan M. Boyer will be signing copies of the third book in her USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot series, Lowcountry Boneyard (Henery, paperback, $15.95, on sale 4/21/15), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. Pre-order a copy of Lowcountry Boneyard and fill out this entry form and be entered to win a Charleston Getaway from the author, to be given away at the launch party. Click here for more information. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day: Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Join us on May 2nd, 2015, to celebrate the first-ever Independent Bookstore Day and Fiction Addiction's 14th anniversary! We will be hosting an all-day party: morning, noon, and night.

In the morning...be lined up at the door at 10am for the first chance at limited-edition, collectible merchandise and Krispy Kreme donuts.

At noon...bring the family for family-friendly activities and birthday cake! The first 50 children through the door will receive a free gift. At noon, preschool children can participate in a 45-minute interactive Music Adventure storytime. Then at 1pm, children ages 8-12 are invited to participate in our monthly Book Scouts event.

At "night"...join us from 4-6pm to celebrate the launch of Upstate author Joni Tevis's new essay collection, The World Is on Fire (Milkweed, paperback, $16.00, on sale in May). Adult refreshments will be served.

 


Picture Book Author Panel Talk & SigningPicture Book Author Panel Talk & Signing

Join South Carolina children's picture book authors Samantha Bell (author of The Perfect Pet) and Scotti Cohn (author of Animal Partners). The perfect way to end Children's Book Week! This event is free and open to the public.

 


In-Store Launch Party with Angela W. Williams

South Carolina author Angela W. Williams will celebrate the launch of her new memoir, Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press, paperback, $24.95, on sale in May), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public.

 


SC Book Festival
South Carolina Book Festival: Friday-Saturday, May 15th-17th @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC, FREE*

The SC Book Festival is a yearly literary festival held in Columbia, SC. There will be book signings, writing workshops, special ticketed events, and even a Children's Pavilion. See www.scbookfestival.org for a list of events and featured authors. Fiction Addiction, Books on Broad, and Hub City Bookshop are sponsors this year and will be handling the main book sales area at the show. If you can't make the festival, let us know and we can get books signed for you. *Note: Public admission is free, though some events are ticketed.

 


Ticketed Events
April 8th
Cheryl & Griffith Day
Book Your Lunch with Cheryl & Griffith Day, 12pm, $55

May 18th
Sarah McCoyCourtney McKinney-WhitakerKim Daisy
Sarah McCoy
Courtney McKinney-Whitaker
Kim Daisy



Mary Ellen TaylorMargaret Bradham Thornton
Mary Ellen Taylor
Margaret Bradham Thornton
Book Your Tea Panel Book Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10

June 22nd
Lynne MatsonLindsay CummingsAnne Blankman
Lynne Matson
Lindsay Cummings
Anne Blankman



Paula StokesJaye Robin BrownTonya Kuper
Paula Stokes
Jaye Robin Brown
Tonya Kuper
Southeast Summer Book Bash YA Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10
(More info coming soon.)

June 27th
Wendy Wax
Wendy Wax Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*
(More info coming soon.)

*Additional ticket options available for select events. See event details for more information.

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Monday, April 20th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (Knopf, hardcover, $35.00).
 
If you're interested in joining our cookbook club, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.

 

Children's Storytime
Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during April:

April 2nd
April 9th
April 16th
April 23rd
April 30th
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Frank!
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry
Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania!
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.95
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99

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Or select one of the following options to install the Kobo app on your desktop or mobile device, and support Fiction Addiction in the process!

*Buy and register your Kobo device from us between now and January 28th, 2015, and you can receive a promo code for a FREE first book of a series from a selection that includes Jill's staff pick, The Queen of the Tearling, among others!*

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Signed First Editions Club
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
World Gone By
A Dangerous Place
The Bone Tree
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.00

Our Signed First Editions Club makes it easy to become a collector! We pick great books -- past picks have included a National Book Award Winner and an Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel -- and you get one signed first edition every month. Our picks run the gamut from memoirs to popular fiction, cookbooks to mysteries. All you have to do is provide us with payment information and commit to purchasing at least 10 of the 12 books picked each year. Collect for fun or for profit -- our club members have seen their books increase in value since they purchased them! A club membership also makes a great gift for the book lover in your life.

(Prices are subject to change by the publisher.)



April New Releases
Regional Interest
The Last Days of Video The Last Days of Video by Jeremy Hawkins
Grumpy Waring Wax is usually too drunk to worry about his declining business at Star Video, let alone his quickly evolving extinction in popular culture. But everything changes in his small college town when a bright and shiny Blockbuster Video opens nearby. So Waring enlists the help of his two reluctant employees, wildly sexy Alaura and desperate virgin Jeff -- who are almost as nuts as he is -- to hatch a series of wild schemes to save their little store and fight against the corporate invaders.

Soft Skull - Release Date: 3/17/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.95


Miss Julia Lays Down the Law
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
A Long Time Gone
Hardcover - $26.95
On sale 4/7/15
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing April 14th!
Paperback - $16.00
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing April 14th!
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 4/7/15



The Hurricane Sisters
How to Be Drawn
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 4/7/15
Paperback - $20.00

Nonfiction
Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love
David and Goliath
Hardcover - $24.95
Meet the authors at their Book Your Lunch event April 8th!
Paperback - $18.00
On sale 4/7/15

General & Historical Fiction
Soil
The Goldfinch
The Wedding Circle
Hardcover - $26.00
Paperback - $18.00
On sale 4/7/15
Paperback - $15.00

Mystery & Suspense
The Patriot Threat The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry
When Cotton Malone's former boss asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files, he's vaulted into a harrowing 24-hour chase. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations from the $1 bill, this riveting, non-stop adventure is trademark Steve Berry -- 90% historical fact, 10% exciting speculation -- a provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal?

Minotaur - Release Date: 3/31/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


The Stranger
Hardcover - $27.95

Young Adult
Dream a Little Dream Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
Liv's dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she's in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals. The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They're classmates from her new school in London, the school where she's starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know -- unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute....

Henry Holt - Release Date: 4/14/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
Would you like to learn about even more great books and book-related news? Shelf Awareness sends out a twice-weekly email newsletter filled with book reviews, book lists, author interviews, and more. If you're interested in subscribing to the Shelf Awareness email list, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com.

Volunteer Picks
Lowcountry Boneyard
World Gone By
Natchez Burning
Don't Ever Look Back
Paperback - $15.95
On sale 4/21/15
Meet the author at her launch party on April 21st!
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 4/7/15




Ruin Falls
The Pocket Wife
Invisible City
Suspicion
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 4/7/15
Seconded by Jackie
Hardcover - $25.99
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 4/7/15




Life or Death
Don't Try to Find Me
Hardcover - $26.00
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 4/7/15

Huntress Moon
Compulsion
Paperback - $15.95
Hardcover - $25.99
On sale 4/7/15

Lockstep Lockstep by Karl Schroeder
When I saw there was a new Karl Schroeder book, I didn't bother to see what it was about before I started reading, and I wasn't disappointed. The world of Lockstep is amazing, original, and makes sense. World-building on par with John C. Wright, coupled with adventure in the style of Heinlein. A must read for fans of Schroeder's previous books and anyone who loves science fiction with big ideas.

Tor - Release Date: 3/17/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99


Senseless Acts of Beauty
Paperback - $15.00

Staff Picks
Sekret
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 4/7/15

Cruel Beauty
One Plus One
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 4/7/15
Paperback - $16.00
Seconded by Linda

Storm Front
Paperback - $9.99

Store & Community News
Upcountry History Museum American History Book Club
Upcountry History Museum Upcountry History Museum presents An Evening with David McCullough: Leadership and the History You Don't Know, Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Recommended reading for this event: John Adams, 1776, Truman, The Path Between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, The Johnstown Flood, and The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, all of which are available at Fiction Addiction.


International Center of the Upstate
The International Center of the Upstate The International Center invites you to join their 2014/15 International Book Club Season. Meet one Monday during the month at Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St., Greenville) from 7:00-9:00pm for sparkling discussions around interesting stories. The book club is open to all International Center members.

New Store Hours
We have new store hours for 2015:

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Two Ways to Earn FREE Books!
Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick a free "advance reading copy" from our selection!

Or volunteer and help us at the store! Our volunteers receive a free "advance reading copy" for every three hours worked, and a 20% discount on all merchandise. If you're interested in volunteering at Fiction Addiction, please email Jill at info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540.

Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540