Byte-Size Blair | March 7

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You’ve made it through Monday! Treat yourself with these fun links.

  1. We were blown away by this art exhibit called “The Impact of a Book”
  2. The invitations are in and you’re invited! If you live near Wilmington, join us for The Dark of the Island Launch Party on March 19th.
  3. Relax with these scrumptious tea and biscuit combinations.
  4. So many books and so little time. We know the feeling.
  5. March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday but we believe in celebrating this artist all year round.

Tomorrow is the publication date for The Dark of the Island by Philip Gerard. Congratulations Philip!


You’re invited! Lauch party for Sweet Potatoes restaurant cookbook

The downtown Winston-Salem scene has been buzzing with the news: Stephanie L. Tyson, chef and co-owner of Sweet Potatoes restaurant at 529 North Trade Street has released Well, Shut My Mouth! The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook.

Now here’s the exciting part for you: you’re invited to the launch party tomorrow evening! If you’ve ever eaten at Sweet Potatoes–or have just heard the legends of its sweet potato biscuits and fried catfish–you don’t want to miss this. Please join the entire Blair staff and meet the author and co-owner Vivian Joiner, purchase a book to be signed, and mingle with Winston-Salem’s finest. Light appetizers will be served.

Thursday, August 11, 2011
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N. Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joiner, co-owners of Sweet Potatoes restaurant in Winston-Salem

We’ll see you there!

Meet Emily Herring Wilson in the N.C. Triangle

I mentioned in an earlier post that we had a lot in store for one of our new books, Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: Discovered Letters of a Southern Gardener. Emily Herring Wilson, the editor for this collection of Elizabeth Lawrence’s letters, will be signing books in North Carolina’s Triangle area this week. Catch her at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m., or at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh on Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. If you can’t make it there in person, you can also catch her on Tom Kearney’s show on WPTF radio Wednesday, April 21,  at 9:00 p.m.

Emily celebrated the publication of her book last weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C. I went to check it out–and to take some photos. 

Emily Herring Wilson

Emily Herring Wilson, Editor of Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence

Emily Herring Wilson

Emily Herring Wilson reads from her book

Mike and Steve

Two of the Blair team, Mike and Steve, helped out by selling books. They were definitely busy!