Featured Events!

Wed, Oct 16 at 7:00 pm
Pushcart Prize Nominee author Thierry Sagnier (L'AMERIQUE) shares from his latest novel MONTPARNASSE, set in 1919 as France is beginning its recuperation from the ravages of World War I. Henri Désiré Landru, seducer and murderer of war widows, is in prison, plotting his escape while two American newlyweds hope their trip will begin a successful, stable marriage.

Thurs, Oct 17 at 7:00 pm
Join us as we welcome Steven Levingston, Book World Editor of the Washington Post, as he shares his vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" between Barack Obama and Joe Biden in BARACK & JOE: THE MAKING OF AN EXTRAORDINARY PARTNERSHIP. Explore the partnership of two men, their characters and styles sharply contrasting, who formed a dynamic working relationship that evolved into a profound friendship.  Levingston is the author of LITTLE DEMON IN THE CITY OF LIGHT and KENNEDY AND KING.

Sat, Oct 19 at 2:00 pm
Mike Maggio, Northern Regional Vice-President for the Poetry Society of Virginia and associate-editor at Potomac Review, will share his just-published short story collection, LETTERS FROM INSIDE. Written over a period of 30 years, his stories defy logic and yet tap into unrecognized truths about modern society: a twenty-first century vision of existential dysphoria.

Mon, Oct 21 at 7:00 pm
We welcome back our favorite historian Stephen Harding (THE LAST BATTLE, THE CASTAWAY'S WAR) to share from ESCAPE FROM PARIS: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND RESISTANCE IN WARTIME FRANCE based on official American, French, and German documents, histories, personal memoirs, and the author's interviews. ESCAPE FROM PARIS is a thrilling wartime adventure story of downed American aviators rescued by French resistance fighters, taken to Nazi-occupied Paris, and hidden under the very noses of the Gestapo.

Tues, Oct 22 at 6:30 pm
Get your creative thought process going or bring a project you've been working to our Crafts Night.

Wed, Oct 23 at 7:00 pm
We celebrate the release of NY Times bestselling author Christina Lauren's newest book, TWICE IN A BLUE MOON! Christina and Lauren will be joined in conversation by Sarah Wendell of the blog/podcast Smart Bitches, Trashy Books! From the author of THE UNHONEYMOONERS and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment Weekly) MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND comes a modern love story about what happens when your first love re-enters your life when you least expect it.

Sat, Oct 26 at 3:00 pm
Join Lyndsey Clutteur DePalma as she discusses her new book, READY: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS, and some of the things she’s learned along the way as an entrepreneur. Some of you may know her from her first business, Arlington’s House of Steep. Clutteur DePalma is here to light the path for hopeful business "parents". READY will help prepare your mind, body, soul, and finances for the illuminating challenge of starting and running a successful business.

Sun, Oct 27 at 2:00 pm
Writer Debra Diamond shares from her new book, DIARY OF A DEATH DOULA: 25 Lessons the Dying Teach Us About the Afterlife, about critical life lessons she’s learned at the threshold of the afterlife. A former Wall Street money manager, CNBC commentator and Johns Hopkins University professor, Diamond's life took a turn in 2008 when a transformational experience left her with unconventional powers as a clairvoyant.

Mon, Oct 28 at 7:00 pm
Melissa Rogers, a Falls Church resident, served as special assistant to President Obama and executive director of the White House Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2013-2017. In her new book, FAITH IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE, Rogers explores the role of religion in the public square and focuses on principles that define the relationship between government and religion. Through her knowledgeable analysis and practical recommendations for policymakers and religious leaders, Rogers inspires hope that the genius of the American system can be preserved and perfected and that efforts to find common ground can be renewed.

Tues, Oct 29 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a fascinating discussion as we welcome debut novelist Kira Jane Buxton (HOLLOW KINGDOM) in conversation with Angie Kim, whose debut novel MIRACLE CREEK has been winning accolades since its April 2019 release. In HOLLOW KINGDOM, a cowardly pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. MIRACLE CREEK, a quick-paced murder mystery, combines the tense atmosphere of a courtroom drama and the complexities of life as an immigrant family. Both books are page turners and indie bookstore favorites nationwide, selected as Indie Next picks.

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