Grown Folks Book Fair 2022

Join us for our first annual Grown Folks Book Fair February 8th - 12th!

We'll have special events throughout the week and we'll be donating 10% of the week's proceeds to the charity that YOU choose! For each purchase you make, you'll receive a button to use for voting. Voting jars will be set up in-store the week of Book Fair and the organization with the most votes (buttons) will receive the donation.  You can choose from the following organizations: 
* Western Piedmont Community College Foundation (WPCC Foundation)
* Old Colony Players
* Burke County Literacy Foundation

SCHEDULE DETAILS ARE BELOW (and are available on the Events Calendar as well as Facebook): 

Tuesday - Store hours: 11am-6pm
TOTE TUESDAY - Bring your tote to carry your Book Fair haul away in and receive a 20% off voucher for use February 14 - 28.  Your tote will also earn you an extra VOTE!

Wednesday - Store hours: 11am-6pm

Thursday - Store hours: 11am-5pm 
** Note the early closure! ** 
Join us at Lenoir Rhyne University for the Visiting Writers Series and Etaf Rum!

Friday - Store hours: 11am-6pm PLUS
 * Poetry Night 6pm-7:30pm (
   This is a free event but seating is limited.  Be sure to follow the link to reserve
   yours.  Share your own poems, read a favorite, or simply come to enjoy the
   performances of others. Masks are required.  
 * Thank you to FONTA FLORA for supporting our event!  Take your book fair
   receipt to Fonta Flora on Friday night and receive 15% off your tab that evening. 

Saturday - Store hours: 10am-6pm PLUS 
 * Chocolate Tasting with High Taste Artisan Products, 11am-1pm
   Join Carolina from High Taste Artisan Products as she shares samples of the delicious,
   handpainted chocolates from Mexico and shares the story behind these gorgeous and tasty
 * Rotation Food Truck 11am-2pm, in front of Wells Fargo Bank. 
   While the bookstore has reserved the food truck, food purchases are your
   responsibility.  Bring your book fair food truck receipt to the shop and get an
   extra VOTE!
 * Author Event with Christy Alexander Hallberg, 2-4pm      
   Full details can be found at the registration link.  Pre-registration is not required
   but is SUPER helpful and appreciated. If you register for the event then check in
   upon arrival, you'll earn an extra VOTE. You can also reserve a copy of the book
   or just let us know you'll be there -

Costume Contest! Come to the bookstore dressed as your favorite book character any day of the week and we'll snap a picture to post to social media. Our followers will vote for their favorite to win a special bookish prize!  Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and HarperCollins have donated fantastic prizes well worth your co-play and costume efforts!

AND! We’ll have specially designed, individually wrapped cookies from Emma Watson for everyone (while supplies last) starting at the beginning of book fair week on Tuesday!

You can also purchase a commemorative Grown Folks Book Fair tee here -!  Funds raised from the sell of tees will be used to cover event expenses (food truck, etc.) and then proceeds will be pooled with in-store purchase proceeds to calculate the donation for the week. 

Youth Book Clubs

Middle Grades Book Club

Pride Pack

Weekly Story Time

Summer Reading Program

Storybook Camp

Don't Judge a Book by Its Movie