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July 2019

Welcome Back Master Thriller Writer John Gilstrap

Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Join us for a relaxed meet-and-greet for master of thriller stories John Gilstrap! Bring a friend and your questions for an evening of discussion with the author - and be sure to pick up a copy to get signed! John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Scorpion Strike, Final Target, Friendly Fire, Against All Enemies, End Game, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and…

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Learn About The Journey to Reparations in Virginia With Author Ken Woodley

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Please join your favorite Fountain booksellers and author Ken Woodley as he discusses his book The Road to Healing. The book outlines his role in bringing about reparations in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Be sure to bring plenty of questions! Ken Woodley was a journalist for 36 years at The Farmville Herald in Prince Edward County, Virginia, the final 24 years as editor. Unknown to Woodley, the community had been ground zero for white opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's…

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Ruta Sepetys at North Chesterfield Library

Saturday, July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4

New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys will discuss her award-winning books as part of the Chesterfield County Public Library author series. The highly acclaimed young adult author has written three historical fiction book novels, including her most recent book “Salt to the Sea,” an international bestseller which received the Carnegie Medal for best children’s writing. Sepetys will share her experience as an author, including what inspired her to begin writing. A book sale and signing will follow the program.…

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An Evening With Author/Activist Andy Parker

Monday, July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Please join us for a captivating, inspiring evening with author and activist Andy Parker. He will discuss his work For Alison. Bring your questions and prepare to be "wow"ed by this book and this grieving father's fight for justice. On A ugust 26, 2015, the lives of Andy and Barbara Parker changed forever when their daughter Alison, a journalist for WDBJ7, was murdered on live television near Roanoke, Virginia. While his emotions were still raw, Andy vowed on national television…

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August 2019

YA Night with Anna Bright and Sarah Glenn Marsh!

Tuesday, August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Bright and Marsh will be interviewed by one of our booksellers in this high energy event featuring games and giveaways! Anna Bright is an indie bookseller by day and an author by night who still gets in trouble for reading when she's supposed to be doing other things. When not hiding out among books, she loves concerts, roller coasters, and adventures at home and abroad. Anna lives with her husband and cat in a charming cobblestoned neighborhood in Washington, DC,…

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Richmond’s Beloved Harry Kollatz, Jr.

Thursday, August 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Harry is one of our favorite Fountain friends and we are overjoyed to help him celebrate Carlisle Montgomery! Meet and greet. Harry Kollatz Jr., a native Richmonder, co-founded the former Firehouse Theatre Project, served as its president for eight years and assisted in starting the FTP’s successor, the 5th Wall. He’s a senior writer for Richmond magazine where his Flashback history column, at around 25 years, is itself almost historic. He also through the publication co-created the Theresa Pollak Prize…

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A Thrilling Evening with Adam O’Fallon Price

Tuesday, August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Meet author Adam O'Fallon Price and listen to a chat about his upcoming multi-generational thriller, The Hotel Neversink! Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members--a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others--The Hotel Neversink is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O'Fallon-Price details one man's struggle for greatness, no matter…

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Democracy in America with Christina Proenza-Coles

Thursday, August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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People of African descent played a large role in the formation of democracy in America. This evening's author explores these events. Author Christina Proenza-Coles, holds a dual doctorate in sociology and history from the New School for Social Research. She has been a lifelong student of American culture and history while living and working in Miami, New York, Havana, and Charlottesville. From 2004 to 2011 she was an Assistant Professor of the Atlantic World/African Diaspora at Virginia State University. Christina’s…

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Bookstore Romance Day 2019!

Saturday, August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Save the date! We’re part of the 1st annual #bookstoreromanceday w/ @BkstoreRomance on 8/17 – we’ll be celebrating romance authors & readers all day with signings, giveaways, treats, a novelty photo booth & more! Can't make it before 2? That's ok! We will still have giveaways and will be celebrating all day long! #indiesloveromance Schedule of Events! 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM snacks 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM giveaways 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM photo booth 11:30 AM - 12:30…

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Does Crime Pay? Authors Howard Owen and Jon Sealy in Conversation

Thursday, August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Our guests this evening will chat about crime fiction in an informal conversation format event. Both authors are much loved by the booksellers of Fountain and we welcome them back to talk about their new works and the reasons behind the popularity of the genre. Howard Owen is an American author born March 1, 1949, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is a writer of literary fiction, mystery, and thrillers. He was the winner of the 2012 Hammett Prize awarded annually…

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