Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thanks and have a fun and safe holiday everyone!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Every month we feature a novel by a local author and when we meet to discuss the book the writer attends to answer any question our group has about the book. It's a great way to get a behind the scenes look at how a writer works and get a better understanding of the literary world.
We read from every genre so there is something for everyone and there is always coffee and treats available too!
Want to jump on board? Well for July we are reading The Last Day by renowned author John Ramsey Miller and will be meeting on Tuesday July 27th at 6:00pm. Stop in and grab a copy then come in that night for some great discussion!
See you there!!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
We first met Lizzy at the Locust festival early this year. She had the booth next to ours and was so much fun to talk too. She is so warm and funny I am sure everyone will love meeting her.
We also just reviews Shelley Stout's book, Radium Halos, this week and I found it to be a fascinating read. I loved how she was able to take us right into the past and bring humor to such a tragic event.
Hope you all can make it!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The launch of our Summer Reading Program was a great success and a great big thanks to everyone who came. If you couldn't make it you can still sign up. Just stop by the store and we can get you all set up. We should be getting more tote bags in soon and don't for get you get a free treat a week for the books you've read.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Author: Shelley Stout
Publisher : LibriFiles
In 1923 16-year-old Helen Waterman and her sister Violet leave their home in little Belmont, North Carolina to travel to Ottawa, Illinois to gain work at the Radium Dial Company. As workers there, they paint watch and clock faces with glow-in-the-dark radium paint in order to help our troops. The predominantly female work force is told the paint is harmless and is even encouraged to lick their brushes to keep them sharp. Fifty years later Helen, interred in a mental hospital, tells her story of the people she has lost and the painful secret they all shared.
With her first person narrative, Stout adds a lightness and comedy to the terrible events that unfold around our characters. She draws you into their world, a frighteningly different time not too long in our own past. Radium Halos deftly blends historical fact and fiction and gives voice to thousands of women whose stories should never be forgotten.
Shelley Stout will be at Uwharrie Books Saturday June 19, 2010 10-2 to sign her book Radium Halos.
Radium Halos is available at Uwharrie Books in Locust.
Shawn Chappelle, owner Uwharrie Books
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
*Sign up starting June 12 to receive your free gift!
* Come to Uwharrie Books once a week through Aug 14.
* Tell us about the book you read.
* Pick out your free treat from our bakery case!
*You don't have to come in every week and if you can’t make it for the kickoff party, you can still sign up!
Look forward to seeing you all there!!!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Shawn and Jennifer Chappelle started Uwharrie Books in August 2009 on