City Lights Bookstore is in Sylva, North Carolina, a small Main Street town tucked in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Our goal is to share the literature of the region with the world, and the world of books with our community.
Upcoming Events - Storytime, every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Whittier author, Tom Kelly will visit City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. to present his book, Gridiron Diplomat’s Carolina Dacha. Kelly’s book details his time spent teaching and coaching American football in 40 countries including time in Soviet Russia, employed by the KGB. To reserve a copy of please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The September gathering will feature poet, Teresa Robbins as she presents her collection, God Speaks. With her book, Teresa hopes her poetry will penetrate the hearts of those who read them, causing them to fall deeper in love with the true Scribe. She and her husband live in Waynesville, NC. To reserve a copy of her book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library invite you to attend a screening of the just released documentary film, “War Is Beautiful: A Journey into the Spanish Civil War” in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva on Friday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.
In November of 1937, James Neugass, a young American poet and published writer from New Orleans sailed for Spain along with 3,000 American volunteers to fight the fascist dictatorships of Franco and armies of Hitler and Mussolini. War is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War is a stunning and tragic memoir of wartime life and chronicles Neugass’s wartime experiences.
In July of 2012, the author’s son traveled to Spain to follow in his father’s footsteps and visited many of the historical places his father wrote about in War is Beautiful.
Please join the author's son, Jim Neugass as he shares insights of his trip, of the father he never knew and selected readings of the book. Books will be available for purchase. This event if free.
Franklin author Emily Joanne Hoover will visit City Lights Bookstore to sign her book on Saturday, September 20th beginning at noon. She will be available to chat with folks about the funny and outrageous true life tales in her book, Hold on to Your Panties and Have Fun.
Hoover has enjoyed success as a stand-up comedian, teacher and interior decorator. She is known for her quick wit, quick retorts, and for finding fun with strangers in everyday places. To reserve a copy of her book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
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1. Create your Kobo account after selecting an eBook from here on our website.
2. Purchase books through a Kobo eReader you bought at City Lights, or start your ebook shopping here at on our website.
3. Download the free Kobo reading app to your preferred device. It's native to Android and iOS. Did you get one of those proprietary Big Data tablets? Try sideloading the Kobo app to a Nook or KenDollFire. This will require plugging it to your computer.