The Book Tavern

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Are we really burning books?

The number one question I am asked since The Great Book Burning Sale began is whether or not The Book Tavern is really going to burn books? While the future is the future precisely because we can’t be as certain of what will happen as we are about what’s happening right this moment, I fully intend to burn books in front of our store on Saturday, January 9th as soon as the sky gets dark. Some people can’t believe we would consider the act of book burning because they know we hold a sacred feeling for words in print. I sympathize with a sensibility which seeks to preserve words and knowledge. It’s the main reason I am willing to let you buy the books discounted rather than see them burn. But they must go, because changes are coming. And on that fateful day, the Book Tavern must become Fahrenheit 1026°. This transformation is not purposeless. The Book Tavern has been in Downtown Augusta for over 4 years and remain relatively unchanged. In the wake of so many amazing stores closing near us, we realized an adaptation was quickly becoming necessary. So the change is coming. Keep watching the horizon. Join us on twitter, facebook, or subscribe to our email service. Come rescue books and make sure you are there on the ninth to witness the death of the old by fire!

p.s. – for those of you who think book burning is great, we also offer you this option: buy a book and reserve it for the fires. See Katie for details.

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Fun stuff to do at the Tavern

The Re-Inklings
2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm to discuss works by The Inklings. [this group is on hiatus until 2015]

The Stalwart Storytellers' Union
2nd Friday of every month at 7pm where writers and storytellers come to share and sharpen one another.

The Graphic Novel Syndicate of Augusta
3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm to analyze, appreciate and discuss story, art, and theme as it pertains to the graphic novel art form.

Sketch Party
Come on the 3rd Friday of every month and sketch your hearts out. Some materials provided.

Tavernacle Poetry
Play Poetry Games, read poetry aloud (yours and others works) and learn about the oldest literary tradition on the Fourth Friday of every month.



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