Read It Again Authors and Events:
Please join us for store events and author signings! We try to keep things intresting at Read It Again. Please check our Event Calander often for updates.
11/21 Thanksgving Eve Hours 10-3 pm
11/22 Happy Thanksgiving! RIA will be closed. Eat lots!!
11/23 -25 Read It Again's 16th Anniversary Sale! Its our Sweet 16 birthday!
All gifts will be 20% off. All new books will be an extra 10% off!
December Book Clubs
12/10 @ 7:00 pm Teen Book Club- The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
12/11 @ 7:00 pm General Book Club- Anne of Green Gables
12/13 @ 9:00 am General Book Club- Anne of Green Gables
12/20 @ 6:30 pm SciFi Book Club- A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Princess Kathryn Storytime
Saturday, December 8, 2018- 11:30 pm
Read It Again is very excited about a very special Christmas elf storytime on December 8th! Princess Kathryn is hosting a special storytime! All other magical creatures are welcome (Costumes are encouraged)! So bring your little ones to meet the princess and hear a story or two and do a craft! We look forward to seeing you there!
12/24 Christmas Eve Hours 10- 3pm
12/25 Closed for Christmas! Merry Christmas!!
12/31 New Years Eve Hours 10- 3pm
1/1/2018 Closed for New Years Day!
We are very excited to welcome our Daren Wang to Read It Again. Daren Wang is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country. Before launching the festival, he had a twenty-year career in public radio, both national and local, with a particular focus on books and authors. Wang has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Paste magazine, and Five Points magazine, among others. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires is his first novel.
"Splendid—a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War." —Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain
"A wise and timely book." —Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena
Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart.
Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family’s farm, while her brother Leander avoids his own responsibilities. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable.
When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary is determined to help him cross to freedom in nearby Canada. But the wounded fugitive is haunted by his vengeful owner, who relentlessly hunts him up and down the country, and his sister, still trapped as a slave in the South.
As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war, rebels and soldiers from both sides bring intrigue and violence of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.
January 10th, 2019- 6:30pm
We are thrilled to welcome local author and professor of science fiction, Lisa Yaszek to Read It Again!
Space-opera heroines, gender-bending aliens, post-apocalyptic pregnancies, changeling children, interplanetary battles of the sexes, and much more: a groundbreaking new collection of classic American science fiction by women from the 1920s to the 1960s
SF-expert Lisa Yaszek presents the biggest and best survey of the female tradition in American science fiction ever published, a thrilling collection of twenty-five classic tales. From Pulp Era pioneers to New Wave experimentalists, here are over two dozen brilliant writers ripe for discovery and rediscovery, including Leslie F. Stone, Judith Merril, Leigh Brackett, Kit Reed, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr., and Ursula K. Le Guin. Imagining strange worlds and unexpected futures, looking into and beyond new technologies and scientific discoveries, in utopian fantasies and tales of cosmic horror, these women created and shaped speculative fiction as surely as their male counterparts. Their provocative, mind-blowing stories combine to form a thrilling multidimensional voyage of literary-feminist exploration and recovery.
January 12th, 2019- 1:00pm
We are very excited to welcome Julian Winters to Read It Again! Running with Lions is Julian's first book, but it is getting a lot of buzz. Our staff really enjoyed it and our teen book club can't wait to read it as their January pick! Please join us for in welcoming Julian to our bookstore!
"Funny, wise, and ridiculously romantic. It hit me right in the heart.--BECKY ALBERTALLI, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie Sebastian Hughes should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing, and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood-best-friend Emir Shah shows up at summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir's trust. But to Sebastian's surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town's streets, and bonding on the weekends spark more than just friendship between them.
February 24th, 2019- 2:00pm
We are beyond excited to welcome Pam Jenoff to Read It Again! Pam's new book, The Lost Girls of Pairs comes out February 5th. We will have copies of all of Pam's books for her to sign. Come, sit hear Pam speak and meet one our favorite authors! We can't wait!!
The Lost Girls of Paris
Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs - each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.
Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.