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Archive of Past NSB Events

November 19, 2021 — Kirk Curnutt at the Gardendale Library
Kirk Curnutt will give a presentation at the Gardendale, Alabama, public library on November 19th, 2021, at 10:30am CST. Curnutt will be speaking about All of the Belles: The Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the collection he edited that features Fitzgerald's Tarleton stories in the same volume for the first time. The Gardendale library is located at 995 Mt. Olive Road, Gardendale, AL 35071.
November 19, 2021 — T. K. Thorne at Goat Hill Museum Store
T. K. Thorne will be a special guest at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Montgomery, Alabama, for their holiday open house on November 19th, 2021, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. She'll be signing copies of her new book Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days. The Goat Hill Museum Store is located behind the Alabama State Capitol on Union St.
November 19, 2021 — Laura Murray at Goat Hill Museum Store
Laura Murray will be a special guest at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Montgomery, Alabama, for their holiday open house on November 19th, 2021, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. She'll be signing copies of Amazing Alabama. The Goat Hill Museum Store is located behind the Alabama State Capitol on Union St.
November 18, 2021 — Máire Martello at Goat Hill Museum Store
Máire Martello will be a special guest at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Montgomery, Alabama, for their holiday open house on November 18th, 2021, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. She'll be signing copies of her new book Stepping Out with Scott and Zelda: Touring the Fitzgeralds' Montgomery. The Goat Hill Museum Store is located behind the Alabama State Capitol on Union St.
November 18, 2021 — Máire Martello on WSFA Today in Alabama
Máire Martello will chat about her book Stepping Out with Scott and Zelda: Touring the Fitzgerald's Montgomery on WSFA's Today in Alabama on November 18 at 6:00 am. The program will feature places frequented by the Fitzgeralds.
November 12, 2021 — Gerald Andrews at the Gardendale Library
Gerald Andrews will be giving a presentation on his book A Mill Village Story: A Southern Boyhood Joyfully Remembered at the Gardendale Library in Gardendale, Alabama, on November 12th, 2021, at 10:30am. The presentation is free and open to the public!
November 10, 2021 — Marti Rosner at Books on Broad
Marti Rosner will be a guest at Books on Broad in Camden, South Carolina, to share the story of Benjamin Sterling Turner with kids and sign copies of her children's book on Turner, The Slave Who Went to Congress. The book was co-written with University of South Alabama Writer-in-Residence Frye Gaillard and features illustrations from Jordana Haggard. The event starts at 5:00pm.
November 10, 2021 — Ben Beard with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights
Ben Beard will be the guest of the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights on November 10th at 6:00pm CT for a live-streamed interview on his book The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen. The interview will be streamed on the Prince George's County Memorial Library YouTube channel.
November 10, 2021 — T. K. Thorne live on Fisk University radio
T. K. Thorne will be interviewed live on Fisk University's radio station WFSK-FM on November 10th, 2021, at 5:30pm CT. The interview will focus on Thorne's book Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days. Station information can be found here.
November 10, 2021 — Barbara Barcellona Smith on OSDIA Facebook Live
Barbara Barcellona Smith will chat about her children's book Let's Eat Snails and all things Italian American with New York Times best selling author Adriana Trigiani on the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America's OSDIA Interviews Live! on November 10 at 7:00 pm EST.
November 6, 2021 — Robert H. Mayer at Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem
Robert H. Mayer will be a guest at Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, PA where he will sign copies of his new  YA book In The Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow. The event starts at 1:00 pm. More information here.
November 03, 2021 — Mike Bunn with the New Mobilians Club
Mike Bunn will give a presentation about his new book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era on November 3rd, 2021, at 11:30am CT for the New Mobilians Club. The club's meetings are open to the public. More information here.
October 31, 2021 — Daniel Haulman with the Clarke County Historical Society
Dr. Daniel Haulman is the speaker for the Clarke County Historical Society's October 31st meeting at the Grove Hill Town Hall in Grove Hill, Alabama. The presentation will be based on his books on the Tuskegee Airmen, which include The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology and The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939–1949. All of the Clarke County Historical Society's meetings begin at 2:30pm CT. More information is available from the Clarke County Democrat.
October 27, 2021 — Mike Bunn at the B. B. Comer Memorial Library
Mike Bunn will be the featured guest of the B. B. Comer Memorial Library in Sylacauga, Alabama, on October 27th. Bunn will speak about his new book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era and sign copies after his presentation. The event is free and open to the public.
October 26, 2021 — Joseph D. Caver at Broad Street Books
Joseph D. Caver will be signing copies of The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History at Broad Street Books in Selma on October 26th, 2021, at 7:00pm. Broad Street Books is located at 22 Broad Street.
October 21, 2021 — Joseph Caver at the Alabama Department of Archives and History
Joseph Caver will give a presentation based on his new book From Marion to Montgomery: The Early Years of Alabama State University, 1867-1925 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of their Food for Thought program. The event is free and open to the public. More information here.
October 20, 2021 — Ben Beard live on Fisk University radio
Ben Beard will be interviewed live on Fisk University's radio station WFSK-FM on October 20th, 2021, at 5:30pm CT. The interview will focus on Beard's book The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen, which examines the history of the South's portrayal in movies spanning over one hundred years. Station information can be found here.
October 15, 2021 — Ruth Beaumont Cook at the Gardendale Library
Ruth Beaumont Cook will give a presentation at the Gardendale, Alabama, public library on October 15, 2021, at 10:30am CT. Cook will give a presentation based on her book Magic in Stone: The Sylacauga Marble Story, which tells the story of how Sylacauga, Alabama, came to be a source for world-class marble. The Gardendale library is located at 995 Mt. Olive Road, Gardendale, AL 35071.
October 14, 2021 — Tom Bailey at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library
Tom Bailey is the featured speaker for the October 14th, 2021, Lunch at the Library event at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library in Selma, AL. The presentation will be based on Bailey's book The Five Capitals of Alabama: The Story of Alabama's Capital Cities from St. Stephens to Montgomery. Reserve your spot!
October 14, 2021 — Robert H. Mayer with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights
Robert H. Mayer will be the guest of the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights on October 14th at 6:00pm CT for a live-streamed interview on his book In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow. The interview will be streamed on the Prince George's County Memorial Library YouTube channel.
October 14, 2021 — John Dersham at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
John Dersham will be signing copies of his new book Changing Moods: Sixty Years in Black and White at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on October 14, 2021, at 5:30pm CT. Visit the Ernest & Hadley website for more information or to contact the store.
October 13, 2021 — Robert H. Mayer with the Lehigh Valley Justice Institute
Robert H. Mayer will be the guest of honor at the Lehigh Valley Justice Institute's inaugural fundraising event on October 13th, 2021. Donors at the $500 and $1000 level will gain access to an exclusive book signing for Mayer's In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow. The event will be held at the Lafayette College Pfenning Alumni Center at 352 Hamilton Street, Easton, PA 18042 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm ET.
October 08–10, 2021 — Michael Rucker at Columbus-Belmont State Park Civil War Days
Michael Rucker will be at the Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Kentucky, with his book The Meanest and 'Damnest' Job: Being the Civil War Exploits and Civilian Accomplishments of Colonel Edmund Winchester Rucker During and After the War for the park's annual Civil War Days. Read more about Civil War Days here.
October 07, 2021 — Ben Raines at Auburn Museum of Natural History (CANCELLED)
Ben Raines will be giving a presentation on the amazing biodiversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the subject of his book Saving America's Amazon, at the Auburn Museum of Natural History on October 7th, 2021, at 5:30pm CT. The museum is located at 381 Mell St. in Auburn, Alabama, and the event is open to the public.
October 07, 2021 — Skip Tucker at the Aliceville Museum
Skip Tucker, author of Civil War historical-fiction novel Pale Blue Light, will be a guest at the Aliceville Museum as part of their Authors Series Program on October 7th, 2021, at 6:00pm CT. The event is open to the public, and the museum is located at 104 Broad Street NE, Aliceville, Alabama 35442.
October 05, 2021 — Ben Beard at Beacon College
Ben Beard will give a presentation based on his book The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff's Journey Through the South on Screen at Beacon College as part of their Beacon Salon series. The event—which will occur in the Venetian Gardens at 109 E. Dixie Ave, Leesburg, Florida 34748—is free and open to the public. Register here.
October 05, 2021 — Laura Murray at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
Laura Murray will be signing copies of her new book Our Patriots: The Men and Women Who Achieved American Independence—A Coloring Book at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on October 05, 2021, at 5:00pm CT. Visit the Ernest & Hadley website for more information or to contact the store.
September 30, 2021 — D. B. Tipmore at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library
D. B. Tipmore is the featured speaker for the September 30th, 2021, Lunch at the Library event at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library in Selma, Alabama. The presentation will be based on Tipmore's book My Little Town: A Pilgrim's Portrait of a Uniquely Southern Place. Reserve your spot!
September 21, 2021 — Mike Bunn at the Lifelong Learning Institute of Manassas
Mike Bunn will host a virtual class for the Lifelong Learning Institute of Manassas about West Florida, the subject of his new book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era. A membership is required to attend this Zoom-based event. More information here.
September 17–18, 2021 — John Dersham at Fort Payne Boom Days Heritage Festival
John Dersham will be signing books and exhibiting his photography at the Fort Payne Boom Days Heritage Festival in Fort Payne, Alabama, on Friday, September 17th (evening), and Saturday the 18th (9:00am to 4:00pm CT). His gallery will be housed in the Coal and Iron Building in downtown Fort Payne at Gault Avenue and 5th Street. Attendance is free and the event is open to the public.
September 15, 2021 — Robert H. Mayer with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Robert H. Mayer will give a virtual presentation on his book In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History on September 15th at 12:00pm CT. Both the presentation and the new book cover the efforts of young people in Mississippi during the civil rights movement to resist and dismantle Jim Crow segregation.
September 14, 2021 — Gerald Andrews at Dog River Public Library
Gerald Andrews will be sharing tales from his book A Mill Village Story with guests at Dog River Public Library in Douglasville, Georgia, on September 14th. The event starts at 5:00pm and is totally free!
September 13, 2021 — Robert H. Mayer on Mississippi Public Radio's Now You're Talking
Robert H. Mayer's interview with Marshall Ramsey on Mississippi Public Radio's Now You're Talking will air on September 13th at 10:20am CT. Ramsey and Mayer will be discussing the latter's new book In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow (releasing September 14th).
September 12, 2021 — Robert H. Mayer at the SCBWI Book Fair
Robert H. Mayer will be signing copies of In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow at the Eastern Pennsylvania Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Book Fair on September 12th, 2021, from 1:00pm to 4:oopm ET. The Book Fair will be held at Aaron's Books in Lititz, Pennsylvania. More information here.
September 11, 2021 — John H. Pickle Jr. at the George Washington Carver National Monument
John H. Pickle Jr. will be a special guest at the George Washington National Monument's Prairie Days event in Diamond, Missouri. Pickle shares the story of his young father's friendship with George Washington Carver in One of His Boys: The Letters of Johnnie Pickle and His Mentor, George W. Carver. The event is free and open to the public. More information here.
September 11, 2021 — Mike Bunn at Conundrum Books
Mike Bunn will be signing copies of his book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era at Conundrum Books on September 11th, 2021, at 1:30pm CT. For directions and more information, visit the Conundrum Books websiteNote: The event will be occurring despite issues related to recent weather. 
September 09, 2021 — Bob Zellner with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights
Bob Zellner will be the guest of the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights on September 9th at 6:00pm CT for a live-streamed interview on his book The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. The interview will be streamed on the Prince George's County Memorial Library YouTube channel.
September 09, 2021 — Mike Bunn with the Gulfquest Museum
Mike Bunn will be giving a presentation on the history of British West Florida at the Gulfquest Museum in Mobile, Alabama, on September 9th at 6:00pm CT. The event will be taking place in person at the museum and will be simultaneously streamed online. Bunn's book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era is the most extensive history of British West Florida, which he calls an under-recognized British colony during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras.
September 07, 2021 — Ben Raines at the Alabama Booksmith
Ben Raines will be speaking with owner Jake Reiss and signing copies of Saving America's Amazon at Birmingham's Alabama Booksmith on September 7th, 2021, at 5:00pm. More information from Alabama Booksmith.
September 02, 2021 — Ben Raines at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Ben Raines will be a guest at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on September 2nd at 6:00pm CT to share the biodiversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, as featured in his new book Saving America's Amazon.
August 24, 2021 — Mike Bunn at the Museum of Florida History
Mike Bunn will give a presentation about his new book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era on August 24th, 2021, at 11:00am CT at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. The presentation is open to the public and is free. More information here.
August 21, 2021 — Mike Bunn at the Mississippi Book Festival
Mike Bunn is a featured author at the 2021 Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson at the state capitol building. His panel on the Gulf South—the subject of his book Fourteenth Colony—will start at 10:45am, and Bunn will sign copies of the book at 12:15am. More information here.
August 19, 2021 — Mike Bunn at the Baldwin County Archives
Mike Bunn will be signing copies of his book Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era at the Baldwin County Archives in Bay Minette, Alabama. The signing begins at 5:00pm and is open to the public. More information here.
August 17, 2021 — Gerald Andrews with the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County
Gerald Andrews will be presenting at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County on August 17th at 2:00pm CT. He'll be sharing his story of growing up in a Southern mill-village town, as told in A Mill Village Story. The library is located at 108 E 10th Street in Anniston, Alabama. RSVP on the library's Facebook page!
August 10, 2021 — John Dersham with the Trussville Photography Club
John Dersham will be presenting his large-format photography and his two books (My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State and Changing Moods: Sixty Years in Black and White) to the Trussville Photography Club at the Trussville Civic Center in Trussville, Alabama, on August 10th at 6:30pm. RSVP on Facebook.
August 07, 2021 — Ben Beard at Malaprop's Bookstore
Ben Beard will be a guest at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina, to sign copies of his brand-new book The South Never Plays Itself on August 7th at 1:00pm ET. See more from Malaprop's!
July 28, 2021 — Mike Bunn at Pass Christian Books
Mike Bunn will be signing copies of Fourteenth Colony at Pass Christian Books on July 28th at 3:00pm CT. Pass Christian Books is located at 300 East Scenic Drive in Pass Christian, Mississippi. RSVP here!
July 25, 2021 — Mike Bunn with the Clarke County Historical Society
Mike Bunn is the speaker for the Clarke County Historical Society's July 25th meeting at the Grove Hill Town Hall in Grove Hill, Alabama. The presentation will be based on his book Fourteenth Colony, a history of the forgotten British West Florida colony. All of the Clarke County Historical Society's meetings begin at 2:30pm CT. More information is available from the Clarke County Democrat.