Local book events, Feb. 23-March 1

February 23, 2014 

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

ART EXHIBIT: “Doni Jordan: Tome, A Collection of Heavy Books” will be on display through March 31 at the Richland Library Gallery, 1431 Assembly St. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. (803) 799-9084

BOOKS ON BROAD BOOK CLUB: Meets 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. February’s book will be “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell. Discussion will be led by Bill Funderburk. Copies of the book will be sold for 20 percent off. (803) 713-7323; www.booksonbroad.com

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 Thursday at the Township Auditorium. Details: http://www.RichlandLibrary.com/onebook.

BOOK SIGNING: Author Scott Syfert will sign copies of his book, “The First American Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775,” from 2-3:30 p.m. March 1 at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. (803) 713-7323; www.booksonbroad.com

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author Tom Mack will talk about his book, “The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, March 12 from noon-1 p.m., 1500 Senate St. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. (803) 734-8666.

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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