Anne Jobe & Christine Reed: Blood Sweat Tears

Local author Anne Jobe and Christine Reed visit City Lights Bookstore on June 22nd at 3:00pm to share BLOOD SWEAT TEARS, a short story collection from 25 women+ writers about the experience of being in a female body on trail. Stories range from hiking, backpacking, thruhiking, mountaineering and trailrunning. These are stories of challenge, beauty, and self-knowledge the likes of which can only be found in the adventures we seek outdoors. In the collection, her story, And So I Run, was inspired by and a reflection of how she approaches aging in a 50+ female body with curiosity and vitality by spending time in nature and nurturing body and mind as she learns to become a trail runner at 53-years old. Her story references Franklin, NC and the Naturalist Trail Run, and Shenandoah National Park. Christine is the editor of the book.

Blood Sweat Tears By Christine E. Reed, Heather Anderson, Katie Ives Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734841824
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Rugged Outdoors Woman, LLC - May 6th, 2024

Poetry Reading with Matthew Wimberley

Matthew Wimberley visits City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 29th at 3:00pm to read from his book of poetry, Daniel Boone's Window. 

Daniel Boone’s Window meditates on the past and future of contemporary Appalachia through explorations of both mythologized and actual landscapes. In poems that confront a region indelibly shaped by environmental turmoil, economic erasure, and the weight of an outside world intent on destroying it, Daniel Boone’s Window works to reclaim and reckon with the realities and complexities of Appalachia. Wimberley’s poetry seeks to dispel monolithic narratives of the region by capturing the rugged and the beautiful, approaching place with wonderment that subverts stereotype and blame.

Daniel Boone's Window: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) By Matthew Wimberley, Dave Smith (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807175682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - September 8th, 2021

Order David Joy's Those We Thought We Knew

David Joy's highly-anticipated fifth novel, Those We Thought We Knew, was published on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Order now to reserve signed copies by the author. Paperback copies will be available beginning August 27, 2024.



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Those We Thought We Knew By David Joy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525536918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 1st, 2023

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ISBN: 9780525536932
Availability: Coming Soon: available for pre-order now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 27th, 2024

City Lights Bookstore T-Shirt


Support the bookstore, buy our t-shirts!  The initial print-run is limited to white and burnt orange on a soft, black cotton shirt. 

We're tickled to have connected with Macon County artist, Matt Gauck who created the "reading by lightning bug" drawing to highlight the southern Appalachian setting of this City Lights Bookstore.

Price: $25.00

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