Past Events at Book No Further

2018

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. www.booknofurther.com

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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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