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James Dashner
Sep
30
4:30 pm16:30

James Dashner

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All will be revealed in the fifth book in James Dashner’s #1 New York Times  bestselling Maze Runner series. This is the story that fans all over the world have been waiting for—the story of how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze. You will not want to miss it! 

Tickets are $5 and include a coupon toward the purchase of The Fever Code.

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James & Kimberly Dean
Oct
4
4:30 pm16:30

James & Kimberly Dean

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Join Pete the Cat in a brand-new story and help him and his friends find the missing cupcakes! Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a cupcake party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing. Who could have taken them? In this latest Pete the Cat picture book adventure, by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean, Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind. 

Winston Groom at The Steeple
Oct
4
6:00 pm18:00

Winston Groom at The Steeple

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Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. 

Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. An episodic novel set in six parts, El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive, and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down.

Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso, with its textured blend of history and legend, becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier.

Tickets to the event are $38 and include a signed first edition of El Paso. Tickets may be purchased at Page & Palette or on Eventbrite. 

Winston Groom at The Book Cellar
Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

Winston Groom at The Book Cellar

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Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. 

Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. An episodic novel set in six parts, El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive, and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down.

Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso, with its textured blend of history and legend, becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier.

Tickets to the event are $38 and include a signed first edition of El Paso. Tickets may be purchased at Page & Palette or on Eventbrite. 

Amelia Martens
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Amelia Martens

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The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat by Amelia Martens (Signed Copy)
14.95

Amelia Martens's prose poems reveal expansive ideas in compressed language. From the domestic to the geopolitical, from the mundane to the miraculous, these brief vignettes take the form of prayers, parables, confessions, and revelations. Intimate and urgent, Martens's poems are strange, darkly funny, and utterly beguiling.

Amelia Martens is the author of the chapbooks Purgatory (Black Lawrence Press, 2012), Clatter (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2013), and A Series of Faults (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University, and lives in Paducah, Kentucky, where she teaches at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

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Nathan Weathington
Oct
7
2:00 pm14:00

Nathan Weathington

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What would cause a man to leave his sheltered and conservative home in the rural South to move to the hippie-infested left coast of Canada? A woman, obviously. 

In his second comic memoir, Nathan realizes that although he could make a homemade grenade as a ten-year-old, he is ill-equipped to handle a personal hygiene debate with cannibals, nude strippers on horseback, giant-scrotumed men in loincloths, or Ewoks who aggressively try to stick coffee up his rectum for no apparent reason. Follow Nathan s offbeat and absurd musings as he struggles to make sense of the world outside of Bremen, Georgia.

First Friday Author Round Up - Michael Hewes, Jenny Tilbury & Ann Warner
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday Author Round Up - Michael Hewes, Jenny Tilbury & Ann Warner

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Watermark by Michael Hewes (Signed Copy)
14.99

About the Book:
In the days after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi attorney and author Michael Hewes returned to his former home only to find it destroyed. Sitting amongst the wreckage was a binder that contained intimate photos of a couple he didn't know, doing things that clearly weren't meant for sharing.

This discovery got Hewes thinking about what would have happened if he had discovered something that wasn’t just embarrassing, but that had actual legal, criminal - or potentially fatal - implications.

He turned that idea into Watermark, an intelligent, fast-paced legal thriller that will delight fans of Grisham, Turow, and Baldacci.

When Matt Frazier returns to his home in Gulfport, Mississippi in the wake of the largest hurricane to ever come ashore in the United States, he expects a disaster. What he finds is a catastrophe.

But it’s not what the storm took away that gets Matt’s attention—it’s what it left behind. Deep in the debris under what remains of his house, something has washed up that makes Matt the central target in a deadly conspiracy involving some very high-profile players.

Not knowing who to trust, Matt must turn to his eccentric neighbor, his best friend, and ultimately his estranged wife to try and help him stay one step ahead—and alive—long enough to bring some order back into his life.

About the Author:
Michael Hewes earned his undergraduate degree from University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from Ole Miss. A retired JAG officer, Hewes currently practices law in Gulfport, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife and their three sons, two dogs, and one cat.

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Welcome to the Garden Club: A Novel by Jenny B. Tilbury (Signed Copy)
20.95

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Opening day of the Fleur-de-Lis Ladies Garden Club of the French Quarter gives fifty lucky women a chance to express their inner southern divas. As longtime member Stephanie Lewis steps into a luxurious condo to begin a new season of the garden club, she has no idea of the drama and life changes that await her.
Stephanie, a community volunteer and socialite, is convinced that proper civilization ends at the New Orleans city limits. Her friends and fellow members consist of Gloria Vincent, a wealthy widow who manages two international businesses, and Dolores Delacroix, a successful business owner and master gardener who drinks like a sailor. As the roots of improbable friendships grow deeper, the women discover there is more to every life than what appears on the surface. When a chain of events transforms Stephanie's life and the existence of the garden club forever, each of the women learns that she must first examine the past and face the present before she can ever embrace future possibilities.
In this heartwarming story, the ladies of a French Quarter garden club depend upon reliance, grace, and the bonds of their sisterhood to courageously deal with life's unexpected twists and turns.

About the Author:

Jenny B. Tilbury is a freelance writer and an artist advocate. She is a member of the Women's National Book Association and National Writers Association, and founder and past president of the nonprofit, Young Artists of Texas. Jenny currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is her debut novel.

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The Rodney Letters: Love and Sacrifice in World War II by Ann Warner (Signed Copy)
24.95

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The Rodney Letters is a historical account of the life of a B 24 nose gunner in World War II. Letters over 70 years old written by John Rodney Williams and family reveal a time historians have rarely touched, the air war in the Pacific.

Drafted in 1943 Rodney leaves his pregnant wife and work at Williams Lumber Company to become an aerial nose gunner with the Long Rangers, the 307th Bombardment Group, 424th Squadron of the 13th Air Force.

The letters tell of great love and sacrifice in service and at home. September and October of 1944 were especially difficult times for the Long Rangers in New Guinea. In the Yamato Mission of October 26, 1944, Rodney and Lt. Sutphin's crew help play a key role in turning the Japanese fleet away from the oil rich fields and bases near the Philippines.

About the Author:

Ann Warner, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has a great love of history, having taught American history for a number of years. She became a Louisiana artist in the 1980s and teaches classes in painting. She is represented by Taylor Clark Gallery in Baton Rouge. She and husband, JJ, live on Warner family farm in Warnerton near Franklinton, Louisiana. In effort to avoid a potential negative customer experience please consider updating at the earliest.

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Robert Olen Butler
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Robert Olen Butler

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From one of America’s most important writers, Perfume River is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Perfume River is a lyrical and emotional exploration of one family’s drama that echoes the lives of so many who are affected by the aftermath of war. It is a profound and poignant book written by an author at the height of his powers, a portrait of family, personal choice, and how war resonates through the American experience.

Tom Shroder
Oct
20
6:00 pm18:00

Tom Shroder

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A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls, to a former Marine suffering from debilitating PTSD and his doctor who is pioneering a successful psychedelic drug treatment in Acid Test. Shroder's most fascinating reporting, however, comes from within his own family: his grandfather, MacKinlay Kantor, was the world-famous author of Andersonville, the seminal novel of the Civil War. As a child, Shroder was in awe of the larger-than-life character. Kantor's friends included Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandberg, Gregory Peck and James Cagney. He was an early mentor to John D. MacDonald, and is credited with discovering the singer Burl Ives. He wrote the novel Glory for Me, which became the multi-Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives. He ghostwrote General Curtis LeMay's memoirs, penning the infamous words "we're going to bomb them back to the Stone Age" regarding North Vietnam.  Kantor also suffered from alcoholism, an outsized ego, and an overbearing, abusive, and publically embarrassing personality where his family was concerned; he blew through a small fortune in his lifetime, dying nearly destitute and alone. In The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived, Shroder revisits the past--Kantor's upbringing, his early life, and career trajectory--and writes not just the life story of one man but a meditation on fame, family secrets and legacies, and what is remembered after we are gone.

Frye Gaillard
Oct
29
2:00 pm14:00

Frye Gaillard

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More than twenty years ago, Robert Croshon, an elderly friend of Frye Gaillard’s, told him the story of Croshon’s ancestor, Gilbert Fields, an African-born slave in Georgia who led his family on a daring flight to freedom. According to the story, Fields and his family ran away one stormy night, intending to travel north under cover of darkness. But the thunderstorm blotted out the stars, and when morning came Fields and the others discovered they had been running south. They had no choice but to keep going, seeking sanctuary with the Seminole Indians of Florida and later a community of free blacks in Mobile.

With Croshon’s blessing, Gaillard has expanded this oral history into a novel for young readers, weaving the story of Gilbert Fields through the nearly forgotten history of the Seminoles and their alliance with runaway slaves. As Gaillard’s narrative makes clear, the Seminole Wars of the 1830s, in which Indians fought side by side with former slaves, represents the largest slave uprising in American history. Gaillard also puts a human face on the story of free blacks before the Civil War and the lives they painfully built for themselves in Mobile. Hauntingly illustrated by Alabama artist Anne Kent Rush, Go South to Freedom is a gripping story for readers of any age. 

Frye Gaillard, writer in residence at the University of South Alabama, is author of more than 20 books, including Journey to the Wilderness : War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters. This is his second book for young readers.

Cassandra King
Oct
30
2:00 pm14:00

Cassandra King

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A Lowcountry Heart by Pat Conroy
25.00

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out there.” Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing.

With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart also honors Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of “The Great Conroy,” as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy’s work resonates throughout A Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure.

This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters.

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First Friday Author Round Up - Anne Bailey, Jerry Blacklaw
Nov
4
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday Author Round Up - Anne Bailey, Jerry Blacklaw

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Nancy Marguerite’s Chopin by Anne Bailey (Signed Copy)
15.00

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This single poem was written over a period of years and is risen from the childhood of the poet and her relationship with her mother, crafted from solitude and longing of the Chopin Preludes that her mother played regularly in a wood rental house in Birmingham, Alabama in the mid1960's.

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James B. McClintock
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

James B. McClintock

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In the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment. James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing. This strikingly beautiful narrative is a must read for anglers and nature lovers alike.

 Frye Gaillard and Kathryn Scheldt
Dec
1
6:00 pm18:00

Frye Gaillard and Kathryn Scheldt

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With a combination of song lyrics and reflective essays, Alabama author Frye Gaillard and recording artist Kathryn Scheldt pay tribute to the literary legacy of Alabama songwriters. Included here are reflections on the works of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and W. C. Handy, among many others. Scheldt and Gaillard share Emmylou's view that the Americana music coming out of Alabama has been "the literature of the people." In addition to writing about this tradition, these two authors are part of it. In these pages and on an accompanying CD are songs co-written by Scheldt and Gaillard.


Randi Pink
Sep
24
5:00 pm17:00

Randi Pink

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LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn’t know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be “anything but black.”

Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?

Randi Pink’s audacious fiction debut dares to explore a subject that will spark conversations about race, class, and gender.

S.C. Gwynne
Sep
21
6:00 pm18:00

S.C. Gwynne

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New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach—two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s—changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL. Whether you’re a casual or ravenous football fan, this is a truly compelling story of American ingenuity, innovation, and how a set of revolutionary ideas made their way into the mainstream of sports culture that we celebrate today.

 Sara Blaedel
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

Sara Blaedel

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Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls--which was roundly praised as "gripping" with "uncompromising realism" (Washington Post) and "tautly suspenseful" (BookPage)--returns with the thrilling next book in her series featuring police investigator Louise Rick.

D.P. Lyle
Sep
13
5:00 pm17:00

D.P. Lyle

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Workshop at 5:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing at 6:00 p.m.

"VOICE: The Most Important Tool In Your Writing Toolbox"

What is the single most important tool a writer can possess? What are agents and editors looking for? What do they mean when they say they’re looking for something fresh? Something that grabs them? Something that speaks to them? They mean the “voice” of the narrative. What is voice? How do you find it and what do you do with it? In this class we will discover the sound, the rhythm, and the feel of a writer’s most powerful tool, his or her voice.

DP Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, Silver Falchion, and USA Best Book Award nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, and JAKE LONGLY thriller series and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER.

He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.

He was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where his childhood interests revolved around football, baseball, and building rockets in his backyard. The latter pursuit was common in Huntsville during the 1950’s and 60’s due to the nearby NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center.

After leaving Huntsville, he attended college, medical school, and served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 35 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

He is the co-host, along with Jan Burke, of CRIME AND SCIENCE RADIO, a twice-monthly program on SUSPENSE RADIO.

Mary Palmer
Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

Mary Palmer

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Governor George Wallace was a complex man who passionately attempted to retain white supremacy in the South. Even after an attempted assassination confined him to a wheelchair, he didn't waver in pursuing his controversial goals. Did he achieve a temporary measure of success, or did his fight for integration under the guise of States Rights have an ironic result? Author Mary S. Palmer had exclusive access to interview George Wallace shortly before the end of his life at his home--one of the last interviews he granted. Using her journalistic skills, she delved deep into matters previously not privy to the public. It may have been the most revealing interview ever conducted by friend or foe. 

Loop Day Photo Booth
Sep
3
1:00 pm13:00

Loop Day Photo Booth

Come celebrate Loop Day at Page & Palette on 9.3.16 with giveaways, activities, a photo booth experience, and more! Plus, the chance to win a fantastic Peculiar prize, if we’re announced as the new “time loop location!

Lynn Wilson
Sep
3
1:00 pm13:00

Lynn Wilson

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Author Lynn R. Wilson spent 38 years as an Army spouse supporting her husband LTG(R)Bob Wilson. "At Ease" is a culmination of the recipes and parties they collected during that time. The book has 12 chapters with 2 themed parties per month. Each party includes creative invitation, decorating suggestions, activities,menus and recipes. The recipes are tried and true favorites collected from friends and family throughout the years.

At Ease: A Salute to Creative Entertaining by Lynn Wilson
28.00

Author Lynn R. Wilson spent 38 years as an Army spouse supporting her husband LTG(R)Bob Wilson. "At Ease" is a culmination of the recipes and parties they collected during that time. The book has 12 chapters with 2 themed parties per month. Each party includes creative invitation, decorating suggestions, activities,menus and recipes. The recipes are tried and true favorites collected from friends and family throughout the years. The Chinese menu will wow your guests with a Homemade Fortune Cookie Invitation. Set your table with an impressive flower ice bowl filled with marinated shrimp and finish with a grand finale of Flaming Baked Alaska ( a make ahead recipe that is so easy to do!) Whatever your mood or occasion, "At Ease - A Salute to Creative Entertaining will have the party for you. Lynn turns the ordinary into the extraordinary and makes entertaining fun and stress free. Her inspiring entertaining ideas and menus will excite you as plan, organize and execute a party that your guests will talk about for years! The themed parties are: January - New Year's Brunch New Year, New You February - Secret Valentine Soup-er Bowl Party March - Blast From the Past Happy Chinese New Year! April - Spring into Spring Game Night May - Kentucky Derby Great Finds Pizza Party June - Flag Day Crepe Luncheon July - Seafood Boil Wheelbarrow Brigad August - Fiesta Ole! Cook the Book September- Sock Hop Have a Ball! October - Afternoon Tea Swamp Soiree November - Bring on the Glitz! Friends for Dinner December - Holiday Party Christmas Tree Inspection Although Lynn and Bob are no longer in the military, their passion still lies with military families and a donation is made from each book sold to military family programs.

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First Friday Author Round Up - C.S. Brandon Moore, Leif Pedersen, Marie Galemore
Sep
2
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday Author Round Up - C.S. Brandon Moore, Leif Pedersen, Marie Galemore

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The Swamp Kids: A Dog Named Cat by Leif Pedersen
16.95

The Swamp Kids are off on another fun-filled adventure in this newest book, A Dog Named Cat, the fourth book in The Adventures of The Swamp Kids series. Become part of their journey as the Kids travel to a nearby animal shelter in hopes of finding a new pet they can adopt and bring home. The story has an interesting twist and along the way, you'll learn an important and heartfelt life lesson that will stay with you for years to come. A great book for animal lovers everywhere!

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Adam Time's Immortal File (The Tale of Two Immortals) by C.S. Brandon Moore
10.00

Adam Time must sift through the world's myths and legends to convince the world it can handle an immortal. Everyone believes he is an all powerful wizard, a front he puts on. In his search he discovers telepathic twins, an angel, a demon, a dragon, and a shapeshifter. Soon after, he learns the political system he helped create is already being corrupted by the undead. Adam must unite the members in his file and stop the corruption before it's too late.

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God's Glorious Garden by Marie Galemore
20.45

God's Glorious Garden is a combination of loving this world we live in and wanting to help others learn to care for it. We are incredibly blessed by God to have been given this glorious earth, and we must learn to be responsible for keeping it in pristine condition

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Terry Cagle
Aug
28
3:00 pm15:00

Terry Cagle

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In Twenty-One Habits of Highly Functioning Familes, Terry Cagle uses “outside the box” practicality to inspire godly habits in each member of the family. He presents 21 practical and biblically-based habits identified to best equip families to grow closer to God and one another, taking families from dysfunction to function. 

A pastor and family counselor, Cagle says he was inspired to write this book because of the decline of the family he has witnessed in his 20 years of church ministry. 

A family-help book at its core, Twenty-One Habits of Highly Functioning Families presents realistic and easily applied habits that work for each and every member of the family. Husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and children can use it to help their families become closer and stronger.  Whether an intact or blended family or a single-parent household, the keys found in Twenty-One Habits of Highly Functioning Families will help create an atmosphere where families can thrive at any stage of life. 

Kate DiCamillo
Aug
18
4:30 pm16:30

Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo is the award-winning author of such beloved stories as Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tiger Rising. DiCamillo returns to her roots with her latest book, Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship. 

Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em Reading Initiative

Page & Palette has always been a community hub and because we do so many events for non-profits we started our Good Life Foundation over ten years ago promoting fit minds and fit bodies. We have donated over $300k to area schools and other worthy organizations through our fundraising efforts.  Much of the money was used for enrichment program, libraries and a reading initiative, Hook ‘Em and Keep ‘Em which is aimed at getting kids really hooked on reading by the time they reach 5th grade and keep them as avid readers by 9th grade. Each year, we bring in notable authors to target these reading levels and give away approximately 1,200 books.

Page and Palette is thrilled to announce that the 2016 Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em Reading Initiative will feature Newbery Medal-winning author, Kate DiCamillo. Page and Palette’s foundation will be giving away free copies of DiCamillo’s award-winning novel Flora and Ulysses to 5th grade students in Fairhope this spring and fall.  This year, in an effort to extend the program's reach to include as many 5th grade students as possible,  Page and Palette is offering all schools the opportunity to purchase this year's Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em title at our wholesale discounted cost. Students will have the opportunity to meet DiCamillo and have their books autographed by the author at a special event set for Thursday, August 18th at The Book Cellar at Page & Palette.

DiCamillo is the award-winning author of such beloved stories as Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tiger Rising. DiCamillo returns to her roots with her latest book, Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship. Drawing comparisons to classic summer tales like Stand By Me, DiCamillo’s first major fiction release after her second Newbery win will be published with a global English language release and international marketing blitz on April 12, 2016.

If you would like more information on purchasing this year's Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em title for your school at Page and Palette's wholesale discounted price, contact Karin Wilson at karin@pageandpalette.com. 

Jul
30
10:30 pm22:30

Harry Potter Midnight Party

Are you ready for the 8th book of the Harry Potter Series? We at Page & Palette are so excited to be able to offer you a midnight release of the book! We will have a fun filled night that all Potterheads will be sure to enjoy! Come in your pajamas or your favorite Harry Potter attire. Butter Beer and Chocolate Toads! Look here for more updates!

One book purchase per household is required for entry. Each additional family member is $5.00. Purchase tickets at Page and Palette or Eventbrite below. 

Edgar Harrell
Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00

Edgar Harrell

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The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at Sea. 

July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight, and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six torpedoes are slicing toward the Indy . . .

For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

Jeanie Thompson
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

Jeanie Thompson

The Myth of Water is a cycle of thirty-four poems by award-winning Alabama poet and writer Jeanie Thompson in the voice of world-renowned Alabamian Helen Keller. In their sweep, the poems trace Keller’s metamorphosis from a native of a bucolic Alabama town to her emergence as a beloved, international figure who championed the rights of the deaf-blind worldwide. FREE EVENT

Joseph Finder
Jul
23
5:00 pm17:00

Joseph Finder

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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried.

Brad Watson
Jul
22
6:00 pm18:00

Brad Watson

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Astonishing prose brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet Southern pastoral in Brad Watson’s latest novel Miss Jane. FREE EVENT

Kevin Lacz
Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

Kevin Lacz

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A gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual successful return to the United States to play himself in the Oscar-nominated film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. FREE EVENT

Karen Spears Zacharias
Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Karen Spears Zacharias

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A sequel to the award-winning Mother of Rain, Karen Spears Zacharias has crafted a mesmerizing novel of tragedy and transformation, a beautiful rendering of fact and fiction, and a tenderhearted narrative of survivors and the battles they face. FREE EVENT

First Friday Author Round Up - Ryan Miller, Robert Maldonado, John Clarke & Linda Knowles
Jul
1
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday Author Round Up - Ryan Miller, Robert Maldonado, John Clarke & Linda Knowles

Jun
28
3:30 pm15:30

Joe Formichella Author Event with music from Grayson Capps

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Come celebrate (a few days early)! It’s Joe Formichella’s 61st birthday AND it’s the birth of his latest book Schopenhauer’s Maxim: A Novel Conspiracy . Don’t bring a gift; purchase one of his titles as a gift for yourself or someone else! Book talk begins at 5:00 p.m. There’ll be food and a cash bar, plus music by Grayson Capps! So come join the fun!

“He’s a tremendous writer, I have to say, really very, very tremendous, and I know everything about writers. The writers love me, they do. My polls are very high, the highest, really, with the writers. And if I endorse a writer, he’s going to be tremendously popular, like me. So this book is gonna be hyooooge!”
---a random 2016 presidential candidate who shall remain nameless

MUSIC FROM GRAYSON CAPPS

MUSIC FROM GRAYSON CAPPS

 

 

Frank Turner Hollon
Jun
25
5:00 pm17:00

Frank Turner Hollon

  • The Book Cellar at Page & Palette

With spare prose and sharp insight into the fallacies of the human mind, Frank Turner Hollon’s latest novel walks the line between ludicrous and ominous in the style of Karen Russell, Jim Shepard, and Kurt Vonnegut. Join us for the launch of Hollon’s Jamestown, Alaska! FREE EVENT

Eric Metaxas
Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Eric Metaxas

  • The Book Cellar at Page and Palette

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes If You Can Keep It, a new book that is part history and part manifesto, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. Two hundred and forty years after the Declaration of Independence, it examines how we as a nation are living up to our founders' lofty vision for liberty and justice.

Tickets are $29 and include an autographed copy of If You Can Keep It. Purchase tickets in the bookstore or at Eventbrite below. 

Anton DiSclafani
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Anton DiSclafani

  • Book Cellar @ Page & Palette

From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all.

The Pensters Open Mic
Jun
11
1:30 pm13:30

The Pensters Open Mic


The Pensters Writing Group hosts
Open Mic to read your prose/poetry
(Free and Open to the Public)


  In memory of local poet Fred Marchman
 Saturday, June 11, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Five minute reading time slots
Must sign in to read
 No obscene or sexually explicit readings for this family bookstore

Katherine Clark
Jun
10
4:00 pm16:00

Katherine Clark

  • The Book Cellar at Page & Palette

A political satire that reimagines George Wallace's last run for governor of Alabama. All the Governor's Men is a darkly comic look at both the political process in general and a significant political chapter in Alabama history. This second novel in Katherine Clark's Mountain Brook series depicts the social and political landscape of an Alabama world that is at once a place like no other and at the same time a place like all others.