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1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US

November 2019

Meet-And-Treat with Erica Wright

Sunday, November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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I met Erica Wright at the Polis Booth at BookExpo in New York in May and we hit it off instantly! I am so glad Polis Books were able to add us to her tour! I have since read her dark Hollywood mystery and LOVED IT! She will be available for questions and signing at this informal meet-and-treat event. Drop by for a snack and a chat! - Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain "(An) outstanding tale of murder, obsession, and…

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Fountain of Evidence: American Fire

Monday, November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Fountain of Evidence features discussions on books in the popular "true crime" genre, but may occasionally read fiction based on true crimes. Ages 21+ only. Our November true crime book is American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse. Purchase from Fountain Bookstore is required.

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The Inspiring Emeralds of Oz Presented by Author Peter Guzzardi

Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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We are so looking forward to this event!! Don't we all need a little magic in our lives right now? Please enjoy an evening of inspiration and delight with Peter Guzzardi! He is also a legend in publishing, so he will have great stories!!! In the bestselling tradition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, a wise and inspiring collection of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movies of all time: The Wizard of…

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Small Business Saturday Celebration with Mollie Cox Bryan and Surprise Guests!

Saturday, November 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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We're getting cheesy with you on Small Business Saturday with a local cheese tasting with cozy mystery author Mollie Cox Bryan. Get a copy of Christmas Cow Bells signed, the first in the new Buttermilk Creek Mystery series featuring an organic micro-dairy farmer/cheesemaker amateur sleuth! Yum! Tasting and signing from 10am-noon. Following that there will be authors stopping by all day! You never know who you'll meet!! Thank you for celebrating Small Business Saturday with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mollie Cox Bryan writes…

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December 2019

Launch Party for Ryan La Sala!

Monday, December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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OMG WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The most talked about YA debut author of the year is coming to Fountain!! We are so in love with this guy!!! Get the special preorder package here: https://www.fountainbookstore.com/RyanLaSala Ryan La Sala is a fantasy writer rooted in the northeast United States. His first book, REVERIE, is a YA fantasy due for publication with Sourcebooks FIRE on December 3, 2019. It’s about what happens when your dreams chase you back, and yes it has a…

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Holiday Party With Jonathan Miles & Special Guests Honoring the Late Larry Brown

Thursday, December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Tonight's event is a celebration of the life and work of the legendary Larry Brown. A career-spanning collection, Tiny Love brings together for the first time the stories of Larry Brown’s previous collections along with those never before gathered. The self-taught Brown has long had a cult following, and this collection comes with an intimate and heartfelt appreciation by novelist and dear friend of Fountain Jonathan Miles. This is going to be a night of reflection and plenty of laughter…

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The Blessing of the Animals – Richmond Mounted Police Fundraiser

Friday, December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Join us at the Morgan Fountain with your furry and feathered friends, the Richmond Mounted Police Squad, and the memories of cherished animal companions no longer with us as we celebrate the blessing of these marvelous creatures in our lives. This is one of my favorite events of the year. It centers me and helps me remember the beauty and spirit of the season as we gather in fellowship as a city. The Friends of the Richmond Mounted Squad also…

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Fountain of Evidence: Closing Time

Monday, December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Fountain of Evidence features discussions on books in the popular "true crime" genre, but may occasionally read fiction based on true crimes. Ages 21+ only. Our December true crime book is Closing Time: The True Story of the "looking for Mr. Goodbar" Murder by Lacey Fosburgh. Purchase from Fountain Bookstore is required.

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January 2020

Launch Event or Mark Powell!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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We are proud to present our second event in partnership with independent press Haywire Books! Join publisher Jon Sealy and the Fountain Bookstore Booksellers in celebration of one of our early favorites of 2020. We LOVE this book!!! About the Author:Mark Powell has been called the " best Appalachian novelist of his generation" by Ron Rash, and a writer "on the verge of greatness" by Pat Conroy. He is the author of five novels, including Small Treasons from Simon &…

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Thriller Writers John Gilstrap and Jeffrey Gunhus in Conversation

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Bestselling authors Gunhus and Gilstrap will be chatting about the business and craft of writing suspenseful, bestselling novels for children and adults (and screenplays)! John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Total Mayhem, 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 Six Minutes to Freedom. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood,…

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Pre-Release Launch Party for M.K. England!!!

Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Not only does M.K. England write the most amazing book, she's the most amazing person and a great supporter of the store!!! We have obtained special permission to sell Spellhacker a couple of days early for this awesome party!!! So spend a special Sunday afternoon with us and don't forget to pre-order! The event is free. Preorder link coming soon!! M.K. England is an author and librarian who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls rural…

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Fountain of Evidence: Closing Time

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Fountain of Evidence features discussions on books in the popular "true crime" genre, but may occasionally read fiction based on true crimes. Ages 21+ only. Our January true crime book isLady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer.Purchase from Fountain Bookstore is required.

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Mesha Maren and Randall O’Wain In Conversation

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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The authors this evening will be discussing class and Appalachia with plenty of time at the end of the program for your questions. “Maren is masterly at describing America’s modern wastelands, the blasted towns not yet and maybe never-to-be the beneficiaries of rehabilitation and reoccupation. You can almost see Maren — like Raymond Chandler — cutting each typed page into three strips and requiring each strip to contain something delightful (startling simile, clever dialogue, brilliant description) offered to the reader…

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Julie Langsdorf Paperback Launch Party

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Sporting a sensational new cover treatment, we are stoked to celebrate the paperback release of this book club catnip: White Elephant!!! Author Julie Langsdorf will be talking about the book and her publication journey thus far leaving plenty of time for your questions! Watch this space for a special preorder offer!!! Julie Langsdorf’s short stories and essays have appeared in Poets and Writers, Lit Hub, Electric Literature and other publications. White Elephant, her debut novel, was named an editors’ choice…

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John Copenhaver and Tara Laskowski Discuss the Many Faces of Crime Fiction

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Copenhaver and Laskowski write very different types of crime fiction: amateur-sleuth historical and domestic suspense. What makes them the same? What makes them different? Discover the myriad interpretations of the genre as explored by these two masters!!! John Copenhaver’s Anthony, Macavity, Strand Critics, Barry, and Lammy Award-nominated historical crime novel, Dodging and Burning (Pegasus, 2018), received a Publishers Weekly starred review, and Library Journal starred review and Debut of the Month. The Associated Press calls it “a riveting debut,” and…

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February 2020

History Night with Jonathan Horn!

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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How much do you really know about the first president of the United States? This book sheds light on the dark final years of Washington's life. Popular historian and former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn tells the astonishing true story of George Washington's forgotten last years--the personalities, plotting, and private torment that unraveled America's first post-presidency.Washington's End begins where most biographies of George Washington leave off, with the first president exiting office after eight years and entering what would become…

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