Author Events

We're excited to welcome authors to the store to share their books with you and to share their writing journey with you.  ** At this time, many events are being offered in a virtual format only, while some are being offered with limited seating, in-person options following COVID-19 guidelines for events that include wearing masks that cover both the nose and mouth, and distancing at least 6 feet between attendees.  **

Virtual Scholastic Parents' Night: Keeping Kids Engaged as Readers - February 10th @ 7pm (EST)

In our second Scholastic Parents Night event, a panel of Scholastic authors, editors and education experts who will answer your burning questions on how to engage kids with books, build their skills, and grow their confidence.  This is an online/virtual event and registration is REQUIRED. 

We will joined by:


  • Moderator John Schu - Lecturer at Rutgers University, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, host of the Facebook show Book Joy Live, and the author of the popular blog Watch. Read. Connect. 

  • Pam Allyn: Co-Author of Every Child a Super Reader and Founder of LitWorld

  • Andrea Davis Pinkney - Vice President and Executive Editor, Award-Winning Author 

  • Phil Falco - Creative Director (Graphix)

  • Malcolm Mitchell - Author of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, Founder of Share the Magic Foundation

  • Ernest Morrell: Co-author of Every Child a Super Reader and Director for the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame

  • Lauren Tarshis - Author of the I Survived series, Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines 


For panelist bios, click here.


Virtual Author Event Friday, February 12th @ 7pm (EST)

Join me as we talk shop with Lynn Rush & Kelly Anne Blount, co-authors of In the Penalty Box. Register here and send any questions you have for the authors to I have books in stock (and swag!) so stop by and pick up a copy to read before our event!

Reader Meet Writer - A virtual series in collaboration with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
These are virtual events that take place online.  Seating is limited and an RSVP is required.  RSVP by emailing no later than noon the day before the event.  You will receive an email on the morning of the event with details to log in to the online event. 
 Order a copy of the book from Adventure Bound Books and receive a 15% event discount.  If you order online, mention the event in the Order Comments to have the discount applied before the transaction is finalized.

Tuesday, 2/9 @ 7pm: Ariel Lawhon, author of Code Name Helene

Thursday, 2/11 @ 7pm: Jerry Mitchell, author of Race Against Time

Thursday, 2/18 @ 7pm: Ed Tarkington, author of The Fortunate Ones

Thursday, 2/25 @ 7pm: Fatima Shaik, author of Economy Hall

Thursday, 3/4 @ 7pm: Kate Clayborn, author of Love at First

Lenoir Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series
It was a great honor to join the Visiting Writers Series in 2019 and to continue to be a part of this amazing series of events each year!  You'll find us on the Lenoir Rhyne University campus the evening of author events providing books for purchase.  Be sure to check out full details at the LRU VWS website. 

Off-Site Author Events & Collaborations
We've been thrilled to support the author events of local groups and schools!
Andrew Maraniss, East McDowell Middle School
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Grace Episcopal Church
Multiple Authors, nErDcampNC
Mesha Maren, Lenoir Public Library
Judy Goldman, Hickory Public Library
Mark de Castrique, Morganton Friends of the Library

Contact the bookstore if you would like to have author books available at your upcoming author event.

Information for Authors
If you are an author interested in promoting your book through an event at our store, we welcome your interest.  We ask that self-published authors consign their books with us in exchange for scheduling an event at the store and for our energy behind promoting the event on our website, social media venues, monthly newsletters, and in-store.  We are not able to consign every book that is presented to us, but will review your request to consign books in the store.  Please mail a printed copy or email a digital copy of the book you'd like to have considered.  If your books are selected for consignment, we will also reach out to you about setting up an author event.  Please complete our Self-Published Author Consignment Request form to begin the process.

If you are a traditionally published author, please stop by, call the store, or email for additional information and next steps.  Be sure to include information about your publishing company so that we may contact them to secure books for an event.  
Publicists may contact us at to discuss setting up an author event.


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