John Dobbyn - Author Presentation and Book Signing
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

John Dobbyn - Author Presentation and Book Signing

John Dobbyn visits Reads & Company for a presentation and signing of HIGH STAKES, his latest Knight and Devlin novel.

An authentic Stradivarius is rare thing in and of itself, but the one that turns up in Romania is extra special because it is believed to have been hidden by a count you may have heard of…Dracula. Enter Knight, Devlin and a whole lot of mayhem!

Don't miss one of John's best presentations to date, perfect to get your spook on!

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Tara Laskowski - Book Talk (with her husband!), Q & A, Signing
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tara Laskowski - Book Talk (with her husband!), Q & A, Signing

Tara Laskowski will join us to talk about her new thriller ONE NIGHT GONE on Sunday, October 27th at 1 pm. We love in conversation events here at Reads & Company, and Tara will be discussing destiny, dark secrets and desire with none other than her husband (and author) Art Taylor. Tara will also take your questions and be available to sign copies of this thrilling read.

“A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. Stunning!” -Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Night Visitors

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Kelly Simmons - Book Talk, Q&A, Signing
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Kelly Simmons - Book Talk, Q&A, Signing

Phoenixville favorite Kelly Simmons returns to Reads & Company to discuss and sign copies of her new book WHERE SHE WENT. We’re Kelly Simmons fans and can’t wait for this one!

More about the book:

Maggie McFarrell is still reeling from her police officer husband's suspicious death when she sends her only child, Emma, off to college. She tries to relax, telling herself that the dread she's feeling is empty-nest-syndrome. But after eighteen years of knowing where her daughter was every minute of every day, sending her out into the world alone is almost unthinkable.

And then, just as Maggie starts to relax and believe that everything is going to be okay, Emma disappears.

Where She Went is a story of letting go, and the secrets that surface when the person keeping them is gone.

YIKES!!!

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Kate Racculia - Scavenger Hunt, Book Talk, Signing
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Kate Racculia - Scavenger Hunt, Book Talk, Signing

Kate Racculia, winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, swings by Reads & Company for a book talk, Q&A, Signing…and SCAVENGER HUNT for her new book TUESDAY MOONEY TALKES TO GHOSTS.

We have high expectations for Tuesday Mooney and think it’s going to be a breakout book this fall! The pre-publication reviews are all raves, so it’s hard to choose one quote, but we’ll go with this from Publisher’s Weekly in their starred review, “Rarely does a novel so suffused with death radiate as much life as this spirited—in every sense of the word—genre-bending adventure from Racculia.”

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Wine, Wit & Wisdom Featuring Juliet Grames
Nov
7
5:45 PM17:45

Wine, Wit & Wisdom Featuring Juliet Grames

Please note this is an offsite event.

The Phoenixville Public Library is excited to be hosting its 16th Annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom, featuring Juliet Grames! Event proceeds will support the Library's work to consistently provide opportunities to read, learn, create, connect, and support individual well-being to thousands of patrons in our shared community. 

Enjoy an evening of fine wine and flavorful cuisine as well as participate in our robust silent auction; learn about wines from Michael Walsh, Delaware Valley Sommelier & Culinary Society; and hear from Juliet Grames in conversation with Jason Hafer, one of the owners of Reads & Company! It is an event you won't want to miss! 

For more information, click here.

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Big Reads Book Group - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Big Reads Book Group - The Library Book by Susan Orlean

November's Big Reads Book Group selection is THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean. Just out in paperback, the book is available at Reads & Company at a 20% discount.

Join us for the Bog Reads Book Group the second Wednesday of every month to discuss that month's pick and be the first to know what we will talk about the following month!

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Big Reads Book Group: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Big Reads Book Group: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

We're very excited about our Big Reads Book Group!

Every month, we’ll feature a hot new read for you at 20% off the list price. Pick up the book from us, read it, and then join us at the bookshop for a lively discussion group led by one of our well-read booksellers. (The 20% off price is good from the day we announce the pick until the night of the discussion group. Then we’ll announce the next great Big Read.)

So come get your discounted copy of one of this year’s biggest books — Margaret Atwood's THE TESTAMENTS — and then take part in our first Big Reads Book Group on October 9.

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After Hours with Dr Jenn, author of From Madness to Mindfulness
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

After Hours with Dr Jenn, author of From Madness to Mindfulness

Join us "after hours" with Dr. Jenn, author of FROM MADNESS TO MINDFULNESS: REINVENTING SEX FOR WOMEN.

Now based in California but with local roots, Dr. Jenn will discuss her new book and answer your questions. She will also be available to sign copies of FROM MADNESS TO MINDFULNESS, which Dr. Emily Morse, host of the Sex with Emily Podcast and SiriusXM Radio Show calls, "An amazingly down-to-earth roadmap."

And if an hour isn't enough time, join Dr. Jenn at Bistro on Bridge to continue the discussion!

Please note that all are welcome to this event, but it will feature an open and mature discussion of sexuality.

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The Necronomnomnom Book Signing - Lovecraft Inspired Recipes!
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

The Necronomnomnom Book Signing - Lovecraft Inspired Recipes!

Calling all H.P. Lovecraft fans: you hungry? How about some Cthus-Koos, The Great Old Buns, or even a refreshing Gin and Miskatonic?

Join us on Saturday, October 5th to celebrate this dark (but still delicious) cookbook of terrifyingly tasty treats inspired by the works of a science fiction legend by Mike Slater and Thomas Roache.

Get in the Halloween mood and swing by the food truck festival for additional noms!

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LAURA LIPPMAN: LADY IN THE LAKE - Book Talk & Signing!
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

LAURA LIPPMAN: LADY IN THE LAKE - Book Talk & Signing!

New York Times bestselling author (and one of our favorite writers) LAURA LIPPMAN visits Reads & Company with her brand-new novel LADY IN THE LAKE! This highly anticipated novel, set in 1960s Baltimore, combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, as a middled-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. We were fortunate to read an advance copy of LADY IN THE LAKE and it blew us away — there’s a reason this novel is on all the summer Must Read lists. “The racism, classism, and sexism of 50 years ago wrapped up in a stylish, sexy, suspenseful period drama …” (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review). Come meet the great Laura Lippman as she visits Phoenixville for the first time and hear more about the novel that’s arguably her most personal work yet.

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CALAMITY DAMES BOOK TOUR: Kate Moretti, Kimberly Belle, Emily Carpenter, Amy Impellizzeri
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

CALAMITY DAMES BOOK TOUR: Kate Moretti, Kimberly Belle, Emily Carpenter, Amy Impellizzeri

The CALAMITY DAMES — acclaimed suspense authors Kate Moretti, Kimberly Belle, Emily Carpenter, Amy Impellizzeri — make Phoenixville the first stop on their summer book tour! Join us for a fun panel of nice authors who write about some bad things happening. Hear about their latest books — DEAR WIFE by Kimberly Belle, UNTIL THE DAY I DIE by Emily Carpenter, IN HER BONES by Kate Moretti, and WHY WE LIE by Amy Impellizzeri — and get them signed and personalized by the authors. We’re so excited to welcome these award-winning authors to Reads & Company. Don’t miss it!

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BETH LENNON (aka "Mod Betty" of Retro Roadmap) - BOOK TALK & SIGNING
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

BETH LENNON (aka "Mod Betty" of Retro Roadmap) - BOOK TALK & SIGNING

Join author Beth Lennon (aka “Mod Betty” of Retro Roadmap), fresh off her cross-country travels via Route 66, as she tells us all about her fun vintage finds around the USA. Beth’s popular and informative RETRO ROADBOOKS will help you plan some retro trips of your very own, many close to Phoenixville. We’ll have all of Mod Betty’s travel guides available: PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS, DELAWARE, SOUTH JERSEY. Come learn about the cool vintage places and good eats Mod Betty has found for you — then go explore them for yourself!

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