Posted by: Kristi Tuck Austin | February 11, 2011

How did I miss this? Bookish stuff it’s good to know.

“Virginia is in the midst of a literary revival.”

This line from Virginia Pye’s article “We All Benefit in a Community Where Writing Thrives” sums up the impact of the 20+ authors, individuals, and organizations she mentions. She explains why that revival matters for the community and nods to the grassroots creativity making Richmond a better place to live.

River City Reads picked Finding Thalhimers

According to Chop Suey Books on Facebook, FINDING THALHIMERS by Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt is the current River City Reads selection.

“Finding Thalhimers traces the author’s obsessive quest to find the true story of her father’s family and their beloved department store. Riveting and poignant, this multigenerational narrative weaves together history, biography, and memoir into an unforgettable portrait of an ambitious American retail family.”

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews for Finding Thalhimers. Two readers gushed that the human-interest parts touched them, even if they hadn’t shopped the department store.

Chop Suey’s owner, Ward Tefft, is touring the nation in an RV looking for books. 

One man. One woman. Seven months in one RV as they cross America in search of friends and books. And readers in Richmond can benefit and follow along without having to hook up a sewage-tank drainpipe. Read their travel log, RVAmerica, and stop by Chop Suey Books to see what the travelers send back.

Support a Richmond author, win a Kindle.

Richmond author Ellery Adams is giving away a new 3G Kindle to readers. The contest ends March 7, and entering is simple. Read full details here.

The Kindle give-away celebrates the March 1 release of her new mystery, A DEADLY CLICHÉ. The novel follows Olivia Limoges, the heroine of A KILLER PLOT, and her Bayside Book Writers group as they investigate the connection between a corpse Olivia found buried in the sand and a string of bizarre burglaries.

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