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Holiday Local Author Fair
Saturday, December 21st 1-3pm

Come to our Local Author Fair this Saturday 1-3pm at The Book Tavern! Meet Noah Fecks, Charmain Zimmerman Brackett, Corey Washington, Susan Clark, David H. Hanks, Bob Young & Rose Johnson and have them sign and personalize a book for you or as a fantastic Christmas present. Poetry Matters will also be here with their most recent anthology. Plus HOT wassail and more!

Book Signing 11am Saturday, Nov 30


Meet Deron Hicks, author of Tower of the Five Orders, the second installement in The Shakespeare Mysteries, which follows the adventures of Colophon Letterford, an intrepid teen who must navigate many dangers to save her families small publishing business and much more. Both children and adults will delight in the puzzles these novels offer.

Deron joins us as an Indies First Author on Small Business Saturday to hand sell his book to you. Copies of both his books will be available for sale.

From the Flap: Colophon Letterford’s life changed overnight when she uncovered Shakespeare’s lost manuscripts. In the spine-tingling follow-up to the critically acclaimed Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave, those discoveries are putting her family in the spotlight… and in danger. Thirteen year old Colophon and her cousin Julian are back on the case, secreting through Oxford University’s gothic halls and running for their lives through the damp and dreary London Underground. Will they expose Shakespeare’s true identity and crack an ancient code in time?

As an attorney, Deron Hicks investigates mysteries for a living, so it’s only natural that he would write about William Shakespeare, one of literature’s most puzzling people. With his own children’s natural curiosity as inspiration, Deron set out to reveal a bit of the mystery of the real world and show that many of its secrets and stories still wait to be told. When he isn’t working, Deron likes to paint, garden, and play basketball with his children. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia, with his wife, Angela, and their two children, Meg and Parker.

Book Launch 6pm Saturday, Nov 30

Fixed in the Tempest by Charmain Zimmerman Brackett

Meet local author Charmain Zimmerman Brackett and get the first opportunity to buy her latest book, a contemporary, inspirational and romantic novel about love that triumphs over the hardships of life.

From the Flap: As her daughter heads off to college, Lisa watches as her picture-perfect life starts unraveling. Lisa’s fulfilling career vanishes overnight due to budget cuts, and her loving husband’s battle with his own personal demons threatens to ruin their once stable marriage. Forced to make tough choices, Lisa looks for second chances. Can she have it all?

Charmain Zimmerman Brackett grew up in a picturesque Southern neighborhood filled with front porches and retirees. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew and Mina Harker were some of her closest companions in her childhood and teenage years. In college, her love of literature, language and writing led her to pursue a degree in English. She has spent the past 26 years writing for several newspapers and magazines in the Augusta, Ga. area. In 2008, a story in a series she wrote on returning wounded warriors received second place at the Department of the Army level in the Keith L. Ware journalism competition. She has written three YA novels, The Key of Elyon, Elyon’s Cipher and Elyon’s Light.

November Events

2nd Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Trolley Tour 7 & 9pm
Join us for a very special haunted history tour paying tribute to
the master of horror with special guest, Chad Crews. For more
details visit
9th Meet Moses Howard 1pm
Artist, Author & War Veteran Moses Howard will be at the store
signing copies of his memoir The Howard Chronicles.
14th The Re-Inklings 7pm
A monthly discussion group exploring the works & themes of
the Inklings. Currently we’re discussing The Screwtape Letters.
15th Sketch Party 6 – 8pm
Bring your sketchbook and some pencils or inks and join us for
an evening of sketching. Some materials will be provided.
22nd Meet Danny Ellis 7pm
The Boy at the Gate, an Irish singer/songwriter’s powerful debut
memoir about growing up at the notorious Artane Industrial
School for orphaned and abandoned boys in Dublin, is garnering
praise from all over the literary & musical world. Come hear him
perform and speak about his life and book.
30th Meet Deron Hicks 11am
Author of Tower of the Five Orders, the second installement in
The Shakespeare Mysteries, which follows the adventures of
Colophon Letterford, an intrepid teen who must navigate many
dangers to save her families small publishing business and much
more.  Both children and adults will delight in the puzzles these
novels offer. Come meet him & learn about his books firsthand!

OCTOBER at The Book Tavern


ArtZilla Auction
First Friday, October 4th
Come see the result of ArtZilla 2013. All ten artists will have their canvas on display along with the cooperative canvas. Those who bid on the paintings during ArtZilla will be able to participate in one final round of live bidding.

Roy Blount, Jr.

Roy Blount, Jr.
October 6th at 5p.m.
Before Roy speaks at the Imperial Theatre for the Westobou Festival, he’ll drop by the store to sign copies of his books. We’ll have copies of Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South and a few other titles on hand to purchase.



The Re-Inklings Book Club
October 10th at 7pm
A new stimulating gathering for those who wish to explore Christian culture, theology and myth. The group will meet the second Thursday of every month examining life through the lens of the works encountered, written or inspired by The Inklings. The first conversation will center around The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.


The Augusta Ghost Trolley
Numerous Dates Throughout October
The Ghost Trolley has various tours, but we are particularly excited about the Gravely Mistaken Tours, which are nearly sold out! There are still some tickets for the 11th. Visit their website for details on how to participate:

Although the Word is common, the many live as if they had a private understanding. - Heraclitus

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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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