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Feel Good Fall : Meet Scott Stabile

FEEL GOOD FALL – Uplifting and Inspirational Books

This Fall, Spiral is bringing you a delightful and uplifting selection of feel good books – all hand-picked by our booksellers.  Quite a selection outfitting our center display – here take a peek….

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To celebrate, FEEL GOOD FALL!, we are so happy to welcome inspirational writer SCOTT STABILE, into the shop on Tues, October 27th, 630pm-8pm.

JUST LOVE by SCOTT STABILE

JUST LOVE by SCOTT STABILE

Scott  will share stories, discuss and sign copies of his book, JUST LOVE,  as well answering any questions you may have.  After the discussion, Scott will be happy to sign copies of JUST LOVE which are now available for purchase.  

Please RSVP here, and invite your friends in the area through this link as well. Spread the love…

Scott can’t wait to meet you!

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READER MEET AUTHOR : CELEBRATE MORRISSEY

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This is the Main Street Morrissey event you’ve been waiting for!  The Spiral Bookcase, Main Street Music, and Lucky’s Last Chance have teamed up to bring you an evening filled with everything Morrissey.  THURS, AUGUST 20TH 8PM-10PM @ LUCKY’S LAST CHANCE (4421 MAIN ST)

Special guest, Denise McKinney, will be discussing and signing her book, Morrissey FAQ – required reading for all fans.  DJ Meat is MErtter from Main Street Music will be spinning a selection of Morrissey, The Smiths, and assorted Brit Pop to set the scene for the perfect MOZ-filled evening.   Also, step up and share your own Morrissey stories and encounters during ’15 Minutes With You.’

Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring a story, and settle in for a fun, smart, and charming evening.

 

SHELTER IN PLACE SALE

SHELTER IN PLACE SALE

THURS, SEPT 24TH – SUNDAY, SEPT 27TH 

We hear that it may be hard to get to and fro for one particular weekend in Philadelphia. We are coming to your rescue. 

We have designated the shop as a SHELTER IN PLACE during this week of great upheaval. In order to maximize your comfort we will be holding a special sale, stocking up on coffee & tea, and Amelia will be on hand to soothe frazzled spirits. There may also be readings from “The Little Book of Calm” for those in a dire state of agitation. 

Conveniently located outside the hub of the major activity – please stop by the shop, relax, and forget the world outside. RSVP here or just show up. 

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END OF SUMMER READING @ TATTOOED MOM

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Book Signing with KATE WYER

MEET KATE WYER, AUTHOR OF BLACK KRIM

A thought-provoking read that examines the ever-changing ways in which compassion affects friendship and family. / Atticus Review

THURS, AUG 13TH, 7PM-830PM

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Please join us on Thursday, August 13th from 7pm-830pm and welcome Baltimore author Kate Wyer.  Known for her flash fiction, published within PANK, Wigleaf, and The Collagist, Kate will be celebrating the publication of her novel Black Krim.  Tying together three different perspectives, Black Krim is quiet and tense, expertly paced and compelling.  Meet the author and pick up a copy of this unexpected summer read.

OVERVIEW: When Corbina finds a man standing barefoot in a field across from her farmhouse, she makes a choice that will challenge every part of her lifestyle.Wyer‘s debut novel, BLACK KRIM, follows three characters, in alternating first-person narratives, as they uncover each other’s motives and desires, as well as their own.

ABOUT THE AUTHORKate Wyer lives and writes in the Baltimore area, attended Goucher College, where she received the Elizabeth Woodworth Reese Prize, and earned her MFA from University of Baltimore. She also won the Women Writing About Women contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and was awarded a fellowship to attend the Summer Literary Seminars in Lithuania. Her work can be found in The Collagist, PANK, Keyhole, Wigleaf, Exquisite Corpse, and elsewhere. In addition to her writing, Wyer is the manager of a non-profit within the public mental health system.

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Open Mic Night!

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Presenting Dasha Kelly & Crystal Cheatham

DASHA KELLY & CRYSTAL CHEATHAM

THURS, JULY 23RD, 630PM-8PM

The Spiral Bookcase is happy to welcome Dasha Kelly, author of Almost Crimson to the shop on Thursday, July 23rd.  Published by Curbside Splendor, Kelly has received powerful accolades, calling her work “candid and heartfelt,” and “a debut of rare power and grace.”  Stop by and discover a gem of a book and get to know the author behind the words.  Local author Crystal Cheatham will also be joining us to share her work and discuss the writing process. 

almost crimsonAbout Almost Crimson:
For as long as she can remember, CeCe has taken care of herself. With her father gone and her mother crippled by chronic depression, CeCe struggles to find fulfillment in the sacrifice required to keep their lives together. As her mother’s condition worsens, CeCe is forced to stay close to home and stifle her dreams. With the poetic dexterity of Nikki Giovanni and an unforgettable cast of compassionate characters, Dasha Kelly examines one woman’s struggle to choose between her obligation to care for her mother and living life on her own terms.
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dasha kellyAbout Dasha Kelly:
Dasha Kelly is a nationally-respected writer, artist and social entrepreneur. As a spoken word artist, Dasha has performed throughout the U.S., in Canada and appeared on the final season of HBO presents Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam. Dasha holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She is an alum of the iconic Squaw Valley Writers Community, the former writer-in-residence for the historic Pfister Hotel, and founder of Still Waters Collective, an arts education and community-building initiative. In 2014, Dasha was selected as a U.S. Embassy Arts Envoy to teach and perform in Botswana, Africa. She is also the author of one chapbook Hither and three books: All Fall Down, Hershey Eats Peanuts, and Call It Forth. She lives in Milwaukee, WI.
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About Crystal Cheatham: With an M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University, Crystal Cheatham is a freelance writer, editor, singer and LGBT activist.  Check out one of her articles for HuffPost here

 

5 YEARS : The Party All About YOU!

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Philly Book Launch for Annie Liontas!

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philly debut * L’ETAGE * fri, july 17th, 630pm

We are so pleased to announce that it is publication day for one of our favorite Philly authors – Annie Liontas who just released her debut novel : Let Me Explain You.  We are happy to join the celebration as booksellers for this launch at L’Etage on Friday, July 17th, 630pm. We are taking pre-orders now -just text or call 215-917-1962!  Check out the invite here.

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About the Book:  A powerful debut novel about a Greek American family and its enigmatic patriarch from a riveting new voice in contemporary literature.
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