Andrea Wilson Woods Signing - Nov 16, 1-3pm
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Andrea Wilson Woods Signing - Nov 16, 1-3pm

Adrienne Wilson is a depressed, suicidal teenager—until the day she receives a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovers how much she wants to live. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods chronicles her sister’s remarkable life from the time she was born to the day she dies at age fifteen.

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Glenn Kinnaird Signing - Tony the Theater Dog
Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

Glenn Kinnaird Signing - Tony the Theater Dog

Tony the Theatre Dog by Glen C. Kinnaird with Illustrations by Livvy Porrill Tony the Theatre Dog is a new book series that takes young readers on a journey into the world of creating live theatre. With Tony as their guide, readers will meet friendly characters, explore locations and learn about the different jobs that help to bring a show to life.

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Debra Goldstein Returns!
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Debra Goldstein Returns!

When the president of the town bank and city council is murdered after icing Emily’s business plans, all eyes are on the one person who left the scene with blood on her hands – the twins’ sharp-tongued mother, Maybelle.  Determined to get her mom off the hook ASAP, Sarah must collect the ingredients of a deadly crime to bring the true culprit to justice. But as neighbors turn against her family, can she pare down the suspects before another victim lands on the chopping block?

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Book Signing: The Good Mother of Marseille
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Book Signing: The Good Mother of Marseille

In The Good Mother of Marseille, it’s the summer of 2013, in the year of Marseille’s designation as the European Capital of Culture. Americans wander and sightsee this dangerous, impoverished yet seductive city. Noémie, an anthropology student, wants to stay. She wants to make the gritty graffiti-covered neighborhood of Cours Julien her home, but she’s running out of time, money, and her university sponsor’s patience. In the old port, the wife of an Alabama couple presses to see all the sights while her husband is losing his vision to an eye disease. Hovering on the fringe are the Marseillais, the shopkeepers, artists, café waiters. "Marseille with its hot dangerous streets, its bars, and beautiful churches becomes a character in this fresh and original novel," writes Sheila Kohler, author of 13 books including the memoir Once We Were Sisters. "Here we glimpse anew intriguing and moving facets of human nature so skillfully and believably portrayed.”

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Signing with author Caleb Woods
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Signing with author Caleb Woods

Harnessing Darkness traces the struggle of living with mental illness. Through sections aptly titled Birth, Life, Death, and Rebirth, Caleb Woods gives readers the experience of what it’s like to live in the mind of someone who struggles with a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis. Caleb chooses to open the doors of his mind, allowing you to see not only the dark, but the light.

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The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods - Emily Blejwas Signing
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods - Emily Blejwas Signing

 
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The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods explores well-known Alabama food traditions to reveal salient histories of the state in a new way. In this book that is part history, part travelogue, and part cookbook, Emily Blejwas pays homage to fourteen emblematic foods, dishes, and beverages, one per chapter, as a lens for exploring the diverse cultures and traditions of the state.

Throughout Alabama’s history, food traditions have been fundamental to its customs, cultures, regions, social and political movements, and events. Each featured food is deeply rooted in Alabama identity and has a story with both local and national resonance. Blejwas focuses on lesser-known food stories from around the state, illuminating the lives of a diverse populace: Poarch Creeks, Creoles of color, wild turkey hunters, civil rights activists, Alabama club women, frontier squatters, Mardi Gras revelers, sharecroppers, and Vietnamese American shrimpers, among others. A number of Alabama figures noted for their special contributions to the state’s foodways, such as George Washington Carver and Georgia Gilmore, are profiled as well. Alabama’s rich food history also unfolds through accounts of community events and a food-based economy. Highlights include Sumter County barbecue clubs, Mobile’s banana docks, Appalachian Decoration Days, cane syrup making, peanut boils, and eggnog parties.

Drawing on historical research and interviews with home cooks, chefs, and community members cooking at local gatherings and for holidays, Blejwas details the myths, legends, and truths underlying Alabama’s beloved foodways. With nearly fifty color illustrations and fifteen recipes, The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods will allow all Alabamians to more fully understand their shared cultural heritage.

Emily Blejwas grew up in Minnesota and now lives in Mobile, Alabama with her husband and four children. She directs the Gulf States Health Policy Center, has worked in the fields of community development and victim advocacy, and holds degrees from Auburn University and Kenyon College.

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Juliana Morgado's Signing
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Juliana Morgado's Signing

In secret worlds connected to our own there are ageless creatures that know each of us intimately well. Tasked only to observe and instructed never to interfere, they monitor us from afar throughout our lives. I have one. You have one. And on a curious quest through the unknown, eleven-year-old Collin meets his. Its name is Rorlitzer Screw.

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Secrets on Saulter Road - Author Signing
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Secrets on Saulter Road - Author Signing

If you’ve been around Homewood for a while, chances are you’ve been on Saulter Road. Local author, Joan Kendall, has written a memoir of growing up on Saulter Road in the 1950s called Secrets on Saulter Road. With remarkable honesty and wit, Kendall explores her upbringing in the prim and proper segregated South with an outrageously unpredictable and destructive alcoholic mother. It’s a story of growth, resilience, and hope.

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Signing with RK Brown, author of Riders
Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

Signing with RK Brown, author of Riders

Alabama native and Birmingham resident RK Brown will be signing his sci-fi book, Riders here at Little Professor. This is an exciting book about people who, because of a genetic mutation, are able to jump into other peoples' bodies and take over their lives, extending their own indefinitely. And it's set right here in Birmingham! The author comes from a science heavy background, with a Masters of Science from UAB!

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Monique Fields Booklaunch - Honeysmoke
Jan
12
4:00 PM16:00

Monique Fields Booklaunch - Honeysmoke

Join author Monique Fields at Little Professor on Saturday, January 12 from 4-6pm for the launch of her book Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color.

“Simone wants a color. She looks around her world to find her place in it. Her skin color is not like anyone else’s; so what is her color?…For multiracial children, and for all children, this story offers a universal message that empowers young people to create their own identity.”

See you there!

A peak into the new book!

A peak into the new book!

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Book signing with Daniel Browne
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Book signing with Daniel Browne

Daniel Browne’s new novel is about Brooklyn: "Will's career in New York City politics has fizzled out. When a connected colleague and an ambitious restaurateur ask for his help founding a farm in a neglected part of Brooklyn, he sees an opportunity to reinvent himself like all the picklers, beekeepers, and kombucha brewers he's been reading about. In the Weeds is a cautionary tale and a satire of a time not too long ago when Brooklyn the place became Brooklyn the idea."

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Book Signing with Kelly Berwager, Author of Bridge Donor
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Book Signing with Kelly Berwager, Author of Bridge Donor

KELLY C. BERWAGER, PH.D. is an award winning visual art specialist teaching P-16 students for over 20 years. After her year of learning to hear God's voice more clearly, she began to write about her faith, speak at women's events, and conduct art workshops. Kelly helps women of all ages and backgrounds hear God's calling on their lives through artistic endeavors.

From the author: "Relive a year of my life that changed how I will live my life forever. A friend needed a kidney, so I prayed for God to find someone to be a match for her. Little did I realize, God wanted that someone to be me. Convicted to donate one of my kidneys, I prayed to hear God’s voice throughout the year. And, I did hear from Him…loud and clear! The year was a roller coaster of emotions in all parts of my life, but I continued to seek His face while shutting down the enemy. Not everyone can be an organ donor, but everyone can learn to discern God’s voice when the rest of the world is screaming at them."

Kelly is a former teacher at Hall Kent Elementary school.

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Book Launch Party for House of Rose
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Book Launch Party for House of Rose

  • Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rose Brighton is a Birmingham police officer who discovers she's a witch of an ancient House, the prey of a powerful enemy, and the pawn of another. This book is the first in The Magic City trilogy. Come mingle, have some hors d'oeuvres, wine and celebrate with author T.K. Thorne who will be reading a bit and signing copies of her new novel. Hope you can make it!

If you'd like to read an excerpt, check out "Stiletto Heels, a Witch, and a Deadly Dinner"

Street Parking and extra parking available in Temple Emanu-El parking deck. See map HERE.

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Abbey Lenzie signs her novella In The Desert with us!
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Abbey Lenzie signs her novella In The Desert with us!

Abbey Lenzie is a writer from Huntsville, Alabama. After studying creative writing and film at Birmingham-Southern College, she moved to Los Angeles with her husband. Her passions include eating fried okra, crocheting blankets, and identifying plants with field guides.

In the Desert is her first novella. She is currently working on a middle grade novel about a pirate girl and a merboy and their adventures on the high seas.

Click HERE to visit her website.

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