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Calling all book lovers! This is a group for people who like to attend author events and discussions about the publishing industry. We not only host authors, like most bookstores and libraries, we also host evenings with publishing professionals for a real behind the scenes experience. We even do dinners with chef authors and other authors! Fountain hosts over 150 authors a year in store and in venues around Richmond on a huge range of topics. You're bound to find something you like on our calendar soon!

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SOLD OUT! Murder at the Library!

Clover Hill Library - Chesterfield County Public Library

Proud to be the official bookseller of this fundraising event! For information and tickets, click here. Clover Hill Library and Sisters in Crime Central Virginia bring you an exclusive murder mystery theater event! Enjoy wine, beer and light refreshments while taking on the role of detective. Check alibis, search for clues and see if you can solve the case. General admission tickets for both nights go on sale Monday, Jan. 14 on the Eventbrite page. Members of Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library can order early on Jan. 7.

Murder at the Library!

Clover Hill Library - Chesterfield County Public Library

Proud to be the official bookseller of this fundraising event! For information and tickets, click here. Clover Hill Library and Sisters in Crime Central Virginia bring you an exclusive murder mystery theater event! Enjoy wine, beer and light refreshments while taking on the role of detective. Check alibis, search for clues and see if you can solve the case. General admission tickets for both nights go on sale Monday, Jan. 14 on the Eventbrite page. Members of Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library can order early on Jan. 7.

History Night with David A. Taylor!!!

Fountain Bookstore

We welcome back David A. Taylor to Fountain for a new installation of our lively History Nights programming!! Bring your questions about World War II and national security history. Neat stuff! Cork Wars tells what happened when a 1940 Baltimore factory fire set off events that caught three families up perilously in World War II. The fire consumed a half-million dollars worth of cork, at a time when US industry relied on cork imported from oak forests in Spain and Portugal. (Before our age of plastics, many businesses including the defense industry used cork as a crucial sealant.) Rumors of Nazi sabotage put the cork industry and its workers in a national security searchlight. The book reads like a thriller as the three personal dramas intersect…. Journalist David A. Taylor teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America and Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World.

Saké Event at Secco with Expert Jeff Cioletti

Secco Wine Bar

Tickets are $65 and each includes pairings, saké tastings, and a copy of Saképedia! Jeff's writing is lively and informative and his presentations casual and fun. These tickets are going to go fast! Jeff will be signing copies of his latest book “Saképedia: A Non-Traditional Guide to Japan’s Traditional Beverage,” while discussing the history and production of Sake. Meanwhile, Secco will be serving up various Sake and pairings to help educate your palate. Tickets are $65 per person all inclusive and include a signed copy of the book. Tickets are available through PayPal HERE. https://www.fountainbookstore.com/sake We would like to thank our friends at Secco for providing the venue and their expertise in this most recent partnership. This looks so yummy we can hardly wait!!! About the Author Jeff Cioletti’s tenure in liquid literacy has exposed him to some of the best libations the world has to offer and has given him access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. He combines his love of drink with a passion for travel and one usually involves the other. He served for fourteen years as an editor at Beverage World magazine, including eight years as editor in chief. He’s also the author of the books, “The Drinkable Globe,” “The Year of Drinking Adventurously” and “Beer FAQ.” Jeff is the founder of DrinkableGlobe.com and host of The Drinkable Globe Podcast. He’s a frequent contributor to publications including Artisan Spirit Magazine, Beverage Media, BevNet, Beverage Industry, The Takeout, SevenFifty Daily and CraftBeer.com. Additionally, he’s certified as an International Kikisake-shi (sake sommelier) by Sake Service Institute International and the winner of four North American Guild of Beer Writers awards.

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