City Lights Bookstore is in Sylva, North Carolina, a small Main Street town tucked in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our goal is to share the literature of the Southern Appalachian region with the world, and the world of books with our community.
Stephanie Powell Watts will read from her new collection of short stories, We Are Taking Only What We Need on Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m at
City Lights Bookstore. Most of the stories in this collection are set
in North Carolina and blend humor and gravity. The book was named a finalist for the Pen-Faulkner Award. The story, “Unassigned
Territory” received the Pushcart Prize and a citation from Best American
Short Stories. Author of the Pulitzer-Prize novel Known World,
Edward P. Jones, says, “Stephanie Powell Watts offers an impressive
debut that promises only wonderful work to come.” To reserve a copy
please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.