The Unchained Tour of Georgia is coming to Augusta on October 26th! The Book Tavern is supporting Unchained in its mission of generating excitement about book stores through story-telling and music while inspiring people to see their local bookstore as the center of their communities.
One of the ways we are trying to help is by arranging host accommodations for the performers on Tuesday Night, the 26th of October. If you are interested in hosting two or more performers in your home that evening, please contact us via email: email@example.com
Keep watching here for more info about the Tour and how you can be involved. Or visit their website: theunchainedtour.org
The Unchained Pledge
I promise to be proud of where I am from, even if I have just moved here. I promise to eat home grown whenever I can because a little local flavor makes life sweeter. And I pledge that I will go to my local bookstore, introduce myself to my local bookseller, shake their hand, look them in the eye and tell them “I am Unchained and I buy my books from you.”
The Second and Fourth Thursday of every month is Book Club Happy Hour at The Book Tavern from 6 – 8 pm. Bring your book club to the store and meet with members of other clubs. Exchange ideas, talk about books and get a 20% discount on all books registered with The Book Tavern from your book club reading list. That discount is good on both used and new books.
Of course, what event would be a happy hour without drinks? We can’t promise booze every time, but coffee will always be available along with something like lemonade, sweet tea or wine. If you just have to have a mixed drink, we’re totally ok with you playing bartender as long as the first tumbler goes to us… or sippy cup.
How do you register? Just email us the list of books your book club is reading. We’ll keep those books in stock so even if we don’t have a used copy, the book you need will be available.
postscript: saavy tip – start your own book club and get them to read all the books you want to get a discount!
Welcome Nobel Peace Prize Winner David Hanks to The Book Tavern this Friday from 6 – 8 pm. He will be discussing his new book The Disappearance, a novel about the life of a young boy after his mother goes missing. Semi-autobiographical, the work captures the depth of emotion and trauma of losing what is most precious in life.
Georgia, 1972. After Helen Harmon drops her three children off at school and her husband, Jerry, leaves for his job as a security guard at the state prison, she heads to her office at the Winkler Outdoor Advertising Company in Valdosta, Georgia—and is never heard from again.
The Harmon family can’t believe that Helen would simply vanish, but the thought of foul play is just too horrible to contemplate. Weeks and months pass, and the family comes to slowly realize that something horrendous and tragic happened the summer of 1972.
Helen and Jerry’s son, thirteen-year-old Harold, takes the loss especially hard. Since his father is an emotional wreck, and his older sister moves away, Harold takes on the heavy responsibility of helping his younger sister cope with the loss. But his mother’s inexplicable disappearance haunts him. If he could only have the closure that every person who loses a loved one needs and wants, maybe he could somehow get on with his life.
Harold grows to maturity, still longing for the mystery to be solved, even though it appears to be hopeless. But when a startling discovery is made by two brothers, it ignites a community’s mandate for the truth, sending Harold on a quest to uncover the long-buried reality for himself.
Every day across America, thousands of books are printed with nefarious destruction awaiting them. Each Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, etcetera take part in this insidious plot. If the book does not sell in time for them to maximize their profit, the poor dear is stripped of it’s cover and naked, it is thrown into the trash heap. This raping of books happensby the hundreds and thousands at every well-lit, cold hearted corporate establishment. Many do not even bother to recycle these pages for brothers and sisters to be birthed from this genocide.
So today, as we submit these brave, heroic pages to the sacrificial flames, we intone this Manifesto of Book Rights:
We Have the Right to be Read.
…to be shelved properly.
…to be held delicately with tender care.
…to have spines unbroken by harsh hands.
…to have untorn dustwrappers.
…to be unsoiled by careless coffee and noxious smoke.
…to be returned to our rightful homes
…to be retired from circulation with dignity.
…in short, to be praised for our merits, both in thought & aesthetic.
Coming soon: Video of Fahrenheit 1026°