Join us at the BookMarks Festival this Saturday, September 8, on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. As usual, we’ll be selling hundreds of backlist books for $2 and some of our new titles for half price, while two of our authors will speak and sign books:
Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice, with Adam Lucas
10:15 a.m. on the Main Stage
Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads
Get Outdoors in North Carolina panel with Joe Miller and David Blevins
12:45 p.m. on the Downtown Stage
But this year, if you can’t attend BookMarks in person, we’ve still got a deal for you.
Throughout all of September, you can purchase our Backlight eBook for just $1.99 from IndieBound (support your local bookstore!), Kindle, Nook, and Google Books. Each month, we’ll feature a new eBook, so check our blog, Facebook, or Twitter for updates.
This month, we’ve picked one of our bestsellers–SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully, by Melinda Rainey Thompson. In this humorous collection of essays, Thompson covers the SWAG nation in all its glory, chronicling the everyday etiquette and eccentricities of a woman’s life in the South. Her topics range from swimsuit shopping to squirrel battling, from magnolia theft to cemetery propriety. “This book won’t raise your consciousness about a new social ill,” Thompson says. “It won’t make you look younger or skinnier, and it won’t improve your stock portfolio. It will, however, provide you with a few hours of guilt-free, non-fattening fun.”
“Reading Melinda Rainey Thompson’s SWAG is like sitting on Granny’s porch swing eating a piece of pound cake with a sleeping cat wrapped around your ankles. You feel full, warm, and, most of all, grateful to be a Southerner, ” says Celia Rivenbark, author of We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier.
So what are you waiting for? For only $1.99, get reading!