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One Saturday - Three Great Authors March 31

Book Launch for Bone's Gift with Author Angie Smibert Bone's Gift 


Nationally published author and Christiansburg resident Angie Smibert will read from her new young-adult fantasy novel Bone's Gift, the first in the Ghost of Ordinary Objects Triology. In this supernatural historical mystery, 12-year-old Bone possesses a Gift that allows her to see the stories in everyday objects. When she receives a note that says her mother's gift killed her, Bone 

seeks to unravel the mysteries of her mother's death, the schisms in her family, and the gifts themselves. A signing will follow the presentation.

Angie a Virginia Tech graduate and led the digital media lab at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She also writes non-fiction on the STEM disciplines.

 Moon, Gorgeous Moon

In M.H. Bradford's Moon, Gorgeous Moon we explore where the moon goes from the time you say goodnight until it arrives again. Bradford is a native of Roanoke and was a respiratory care practitioner before becoming a professional stay-at-home dad. The book is inspired by his son's wonder, blooming imagination and love.

Hello Trolley

In Claudia Moore's Hello Trolley Conductor Charlie leads children on the trolley throughout Roanoke. The Southwest Virginia Ballet has adapted Hello Trolley, featuring the Roanoke Youth Orchestra. Moore is an author/illustrator and has worked in primary/secondary education early childhood literacy,mentoring and writing.

 Admission is free; books are available in advance or during events.

The events are part of a full day of children's activities at 16 West Marketplace:


  • April 4, 6:30 pm Liza Mundy Code Girls (history)
  • April 7, 8 am - 4 pm: The Early Bird: Spring Indie Craft Fair and Early Gardening Primer
  • April 14, 1 pm: Sci Fi/Fantasy Writers
  • April 21Poetry Month Celebration
  • April 28: Independent Bookstore Day
Author Event: Barbara Dickinson This Saturday at 2 pm

Final Installment in the Rose McNess Mystery Series 
Roanoke author Barbara Dickinson will read from and sign her new book Rose in Charge, the fourth in her Rose McNess series. The mystery is set in the town of East Plumley in the British Isles. Her protagonist is "a lot like me," says Dickinson, "willing to jump in and take chances."  A former art teacher and founder of the Roanoke Sidewalk Art Sale, Dickinson's art has graced the cover of each of her books.

Books in advanced or during the event at Book No Further

Come early and grab something yummy form Little Green Hive

Mark your calendar! Saturday, March 31: Noon: Author event for children: Claudia Moore, Hello Trolley and MH Bradford, Moon, Gorgeous Moon; 2 pm: Author event: Angie Smibert Bone's Gift, young adult fantasy

Author Event: Tracee de Hahn This Saturday at 2 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2 pm
A Well-Timed Murder with nationally known author Tracy de Hahn
Christiansburg resident Tracee de Hahn will read from and sign A Well-timed Murder, the second book in her Agnes Lüthi mystery series Saturday, February 24, 2 pm. Publisher's Weekly calls the book “an intriguing sequel [to Swiss Vendetta]… dynamic setting and fascinating glimpse into the Swiss watchmaking world.” In A Well-timed Murder Agnes Lüthi returns to Baselworld, the world’s premier watch and jewelry show, as she investigates the death of a well known watchmaker amidst the glamour of the city and the traditions of the country. Signing follows presentation.
Books available in advance or during event.
Come early and grab something yummy form Little Green Hive

Mark your calendar for our next event:

Saturday, March 3: Barbara Dickinson with her new mystery Rose In Charge.

Past Events at Book No Further


Author Event This Saturday at 2 pm

 Saturday, February 10

Join two local authors read from and share the genesis of their individual devotional books from two different perspectives. Shanna Flowers' The Beauty of the But is equal parts memoir and inspiration. Barbara Baranowski's  In God's Creation takes readers into the great outdoors. Signing follows presentation. book are available in advance or day of from Book No Further.

Mark your calendar for our next event:

Saturday, February 24: Tracy de Hahn and her new mystery A Well-timed Murder.

Author Event with Nelson Harris

 Saturday, February 3

In A History of Back Creek, Roanoke author and former mayor Nelson Harris brings alive the changing picture of daily life in Back Creek, spanning two centuries, in stories of one-room schoolhouses, doctors on horseback, country stores, local baseball and NASCAR races at Starkey. Signing noon-2 pm Presentation 1 pm Books available in advance or during event.


Didn't Get the Book You Wanted?


Celebrate! Jólabókaflóð

Say that again... Jólabókaflóð?

It's the Icelandic tradition of exchanging books and reading the night away on Christmas Eve. Jólabókaflóð (pronounced "yo-la-bok-a-flot") translates into English roughly as ‘Christmas book flood.’

This tradition began during World War II after Iceland gained its independence from Denmark in 1944. Paper was one of the few commodities not rationed during the war, so Icelanders shared their love of books even more as other types of gifts were in short supply. 

Its name refers to the fact that new books are generally published only during the Christmas season in Iceland.

Newly published books are listed in a yearly compilation called bókatíðindi (book news) that is distributed to all households for free; the total number of new books published was about 800 in 2007 and 760 in 2008. By comparison, in 2015, more than 339,000 new titles were published in the US.

This is the year to start your Jólabókaflóð tradition.

Visit Book No Further in 16 West Marketplace (16 Church Ave SW), Downtown Roanoke.

Shop Local AUTHORS on Small Business Saturday

Shop Local AUTHORS on Small Business Saturday
10 am – 4 pm Local Author Signing: Chat with local authors and select from a variety of titles for reading and giving.

2:30 pm Parking Lot Safety – A fun look and practical tips on how to stay safe during the holidays from FEAR-less author Logan Doughty.

All books are available in advance or day of at Book No Further

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