Midlands area book events, Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Columbia - The StateJanuary 26, 2014 

Email event details along with a contact phone number to books@thestate.com.

UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 18: CONVERSATIONS ON THE CIVIL WAR, 1864: Melissa Walker, author of “Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War: Letters of the Anderson, Brockman and Moore Families, 1853-1865” will speak from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Capstone House Campus Room on Barnwell Street. The series of discussions with moderator Walter B. Edgar will run through Feb. 11. Register by calling (803) 777-2340 or emailing ellisrl@mailbox.sc.edu. Free and open to the public.

RICHLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS’ WINTER BOOK SALE: A half-price inventory reduction sale will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at 130 Lancewood Road. Open to the public. (803) 988-0885

FRIENDS OF THE CAYCE-WEST COLUMBIA LIBRARY EVENT: Local author and editor Aida Rogers will discuss the essay collection “State of the Heart,” 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cayce-West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia. A book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Other contributing authors who will attend are Cecile Holmes, Dr. Dianne Johnson, Clair DeLune, Tom Polland, Sam Morton, Ceille Baird Welch and John Cely. (803) 794-6791

FRIENDS OF SWANSEA LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Lifelong Learning Center, 297 N. Lawrence St., Swansea. (803) 568-5498

BOOK SIGNING: Carolyn Nava, co-author of “Empower!” will sign copies of her book from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 1 at Bubble Tea Cafe, 1260 Bower Parkway. All proceeds support Jillian’s Cure. (803) 781-7508

ONE BOOK, ONE COLUMBIA: The 2014 pick is Pat Conroy’s “My Reading Life.” A monthlong series of programming will begin in February, culminating with Conroy’s appearance at the Township Auditorium on Feb. 27. The event kicks off Feb. 4 with a special discussion of the book at the main Richland Library branch on Assembly St. Details: http://www.RichlandLibrary.com/onebook.

S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Exhibitor applications are now being taken through April 15. Author submissions will be taken through March 1. More information is available at www.scbookfestival.org.


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