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Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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August 2021

Author Event: Edward M. Lerner – Deja Doomed

August 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Author Edward M. Lerner will be in our store signing copies of his space adventure Deja Doomed. On the Moon’s far side, shielded from Earth’s radio cacophony, Americans are building a radio-astronomy observatory. Russians sift the dust of a lunar “sea” for helium-3 to run future fusion reactors. Commercial robots, remotely operated from Earth, roam the Moon’s near side in a hunt for mineral wealth. Why chase distant asteroids for precious metals? Onetime asteroids must lie close beneath the much-bombarded…

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Book Signing Event: B.C. Lienesch – The Woodsman

August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet local author B.C. Lienesch and hear about his new book, The Woodsman, set here in the Shenandoah Valley. When quiet high schooler Sara Beth Parker disappears in the night from her home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Detective Angela Cole is assigned the case. A black woman in a department full of white men, she’s made a career for herself working harder and being better than the badges beside her. But when leads begin to dry up and her own…

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Book Signing Event: Radina Sheldon – Face

August 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Face: a poetry and art collection Overflowing with vulnerability and raw honesty, Face is a declaration of self worth and owning your space after breaking, rebuilding and rising again.

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Book Event: E. J. Wenstrom – Departures

August 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Author E.J. Wenstrom will be in the shop signing copies of her newest book! For fans of gritty science fiction, this is the writer for you - get your hands on an autographed treasure today!

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September 2021

Author Event: Morgan Vega – Sleeping Around

September 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us as we welcome Morgan Vega while she introduced her newest book, Sleeping Around. Hard-hitting yet humorous, this young adult contemporary following a teen's transition from foster care to college by debut author Morgan Vega.... Coralee (Corey) Reed can’t wait to trade her current foster house for Harmony Hall, the dorm for music majors. Corey arrives at Borns College with her pawn-shop violin and a borrowed duffle bag, ready to leave her foster care baggage behind.... But Corey's first…

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Author Event: John Wasowicz – Roaches Run

September 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We're excited to welcome back author John Wasowicz, with his fourth Elmo Katz novel, Roaches Run. Murder, mayhem, and revenge play out against a background of the COVID pandemic and the January 6 insurrection in the latest installment of the Elmo Katz mystery series. US Attorney Katz and his colleagues have 72 hours on Memorial Day weekend to foil alleged terrorist attacks near the US Capitol. At stake are hundreds of innocent lives. Events cascade at lightning speed to make…

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Author Event: James Tate Hill – Blind Man’s Bluff

September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We're proud to host James Tate Hill and Matthew Armstrong for a reading and book signing of Hill's new book, a humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight—and how he hid it from the world. At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. When high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for C’s in his classes, he tried to escape the stigma…

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Author Event: Norman Fine – Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in World War II

September 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Norman Fine as he discusses his book, Blind Bombing. The book explores the influence of microwave radar on World War II and tells the stories of those who worked on the secret invention from the laboratories to combat. Without microwave radar the outcome of D-Day would have been vastly different.

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Author Event: Kat Spears – The Tragedy of Dane Riley

September 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Help us give a warm welcome to author Katarina Spears, with her new book, The Tragedy of Dane Riley! Kat writes realistic, edgy, honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often funny books about and for young people, and this one is no exception. Follow Dane Riley as he confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his new family, and the girl next door. Order soon or stop by on the 18th for a signed copy!

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Author Event: Tara Hewan – Dear Maxwell, A Conversation about Race

September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us and local author Tara Hewan as she discusses her newest children's book, Dear Maxwell, A Conversation About Race. It is an identity affirming children's book that defines the meaning of race in a developmentally appropriate way. This book can be used as a resource to engage young readers and families in meaningful conversations about race, racism and being anti-racist.

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Banned Books Week 2021 Begins Today

September 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Read a banned book today, and celebrate our freedom to read.

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October 2021

Book Signing Event: Rebecca Lillis – The Little White Horse That Wanted To Be Brown

October 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Little White Horse That Wanted To Be Brown, by Rebecca Lillis, is a heartwarming tale of two miniature horses who learn a valuable lesson in friendship; namely, that we don’t have to look like one another in order to be friends. Not just for horse-lovers, this colorfully illustrated, easy-to-read story will engage the reader with endearing characters and its timely message.

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Author Event – Howard Koonce: Stories from the Ballot Box: History and Reflections from Jefferson County

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Did you know West Virginia was the first state to seat an African American woman in its state legislature? Which presidential candidate was billed as having the largest political rally in Jefferson County history? Are you aware West Virginia's former Commissioner of Agriculture held the position longer than any other person in the history of the country? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in Stories from the Ballot Box, the first examination of 21st Century elections…

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Author Event: Elizabeth Podsiadlo – Culinary Ghost Stories

October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Elizabeth Podsiadlo is a local story teller, author, song writer, teacher and chef. What all of these gifts have in common is they are presented to the reader, singer and cook as nourishment to fan the flames of imagination. Join Elizabeth as she shows off her books and shares a sample of her delicious cooking.

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Author Event: Denver Michaels – Haunted Shenandoah Valley

October 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet Denver Michaels and hear about the Haunted Shanendoah Valley, his new book.

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November 2021

Book Signing Event: Candace Meredith – Stolen

November 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Are you in the mood for a good mystery? Stolen by Candace Meredith may be just that- A recently widowed writer named Jolene Conroy had recently lost her husband in a tragic car accident. She meets a police officer, Jodi McCain, a mysterious man who may not be who he claims. After a close friend of hers dies unexpectedly, she is forced to confront the mystery shrouding who Jodi McCain may really be.

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Author Event: Tom Marshall – Why Parrots?: Why Aviculture?

November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet Tom Marshall, veteran and former teacher, as he tells us about his Book Why Parrots? Why Aviculture? After Tom Marshall had returned from the Phillipines, he restarted his teaching career- and found a love for parrots. He was gifted a green Amazon parrot but another teacher and poured his time into bird research so he could care for this unexpected friend. Why Parrots? gives lots of crucial information about bird care mixed in with personal anecdotes. If you've ever…

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Author Signing Event: Alexander Rossino – Their Maryland: The Army of Northern Virginia from the Potomac Crossing to Sharpsburg in September 1862

November 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Students of the Civil War tend to think the story of Robert E. Lee's 1862 Maryland Campaign is complete, and that any new study of the subject must by necessity rely on interpretations long-since accepted and understood. But what if this is not the case?

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Author Event – Lee Anne Post: Thoughts and Prayers

November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us as we host Lee Anne Post, author of Thoughts and Prayers, for a book discussion and signing. Their book talks about the harsh reality many children in school have to fear day to day. A young girl, Lily Jeong, feeling stifled by her parents and ignored by classmates, unwittingly aids her boyfriend in a school shooting. Forced to face the devastated survivors, she hides in plain sight as their grief turns to vengeance. Lee Anne Post is the…

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December 2021

Book Signing: Bryan Lienesch – The Woodsman

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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When quiet high schooler Sara Beth Parker disappears in the night from her home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Detective Angela Cole is assigned the case. A black woman in a department full of white men, she’s made a career for herself working harder and being better than the badges beside her. But when leads begin to dry up and her own peers start to question whether Parker was taken or simply ran away, Cole feels herself being pushed to the…

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Book Signing: Kimberli Ball – Ten Bumbling Chefs

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet author Kimberli Ball as she presents her book, Ten Bumbling Chefs. Young children will love the book's rhyming, repeating verse but kids of all ages, and their parents, will enjoy the humorous illustrations of the over-the-top blunders of the chefs. This will be a fun read-together picture book, reminding families of their own exciting experiences at teppanyaki (hibachi) restaurants.

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Author Event: Rebecca Kitts – Christian Poetry

December 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Rebecca (Becky) Kitts has been writing Christian poems for almost 20 years. She lived in a foster home until she was five years old, when it was time for her to go to school and her parents came for her. Every year when school was out she always went back to the farm where her heart would forever be. She always went to church anywhere she could. As a child she always felt God tugging at her heartstrings. She did…

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Book Signing: Jack Russell – Fox World

December 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Amid a satisfying career with one of Corporate World’s largest companies, N. Oldman suffers four sudden cardiac arrests—essentially dying several times. As he struggles to recover from these events, he escapes to Fox World. There, years before, he saved a wild fox pup from starving. “Old Man” takes a few healing steps into Fox World where he encounters his old friend Mr. Fox, who has not forgotten his one-time savior. Old Man sets a bold rehab goal and he’s accompanied…

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Book Signing: Jack Russell – Fox World

December 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Amid a satisfying career with one of Corporate World’s largest companies, N. Oldman suffers four sudden cardiac arrests—essentially dying several times. As he struggles to recover from these events, he escapes to Fox World. There, years before, he saved a wild fox pup from starving. “Old Man” takes a few healing steps into Fox World where he encounters his old friend Mr. Fox, who has not forgotten his one-time savior. Old Man sets a bold rehab goal and he’s accompanied…

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Book Signing: Susan Higginbotham – John Brown’s Women

December 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet local author Susan Higginbotham and purchase a signed copy of her latest historical novel, John Brown's Women. Spanning three decades, John Brown's Women is a female-lead tale of love and sacrifice, and of the ongoing struggle for America to achieve its promise of liberty and justice for all. The Winchester Book Gallery E

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Book Signing: Liz Whitehurst – Messenger

December 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet author Liz Whitehurst and get your signed copy of her latest book, Messenger. Messenger tells the story of twenty-something journalist, Alana Peterson, who is convinced she’s found her big break when she meets Messenger, a mysterious old woman who delivers life-changing messages to seemingly random people all over New York City.

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Book Signing: Heather Weidner – Vintage Trailers and Blackmailers

December 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Heather Weidner in-store and chat about her mystery series, Vintage Trailers and Blackmailers. There is nothing like finding a dead body, clad only in a red satin thong, on your property to jolt you from a quiet routine. Jules Keene, owner of the posh Fern Valley Camping Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is thrust into the world of the Dark Web when one of her guests, Ira Perkins, is found murdered in the woods near her vintage…

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Book Signing: Sharon Pajka – Women Writers Buried in Virginia

December 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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America has an array of women writers who have made history--and many of them lived, died and were buried in Virginia. Mary Roberts Rinehart was a best-selling mystery author often called the American Agatha Christie. Anne Spencer was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. V.C. Andrews was so popular that when she died, a court ruled that her name was taxable, and the poetry of Susan Archer Talley Weiss received praise from Edgar Allan Poe. Professor and cemetery history…

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Book Signing: Mitchell James Kaplan – Rhapsody

December 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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In the vein of the New York Times bestseller Loving Frank, this fascinating and compelling novel "will have you humming, toe-tapping, and singing along with every turn of the page" (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) as it explores the decade-long relationship between the celebrated composer George Gershwin and gifted musician Katharine "Kay" Swift.

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January 2022

Book Signing: Bonnie Barrow Smith – Saints and Demons

January 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Saints and Demons: Overcoming fear and finding the victory is a story about Heaven, God and angels. It’s a path to self improvement. It talks about how to over come fear through valuable life lessons and personal stories. It explains how you can triumph through tragedy when you embrace God’s unconditional love. Saints and Demons will make you laugh, cry and inspire you. It’s a must read.

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Author Event: Joyana McMahon – The Girl in the Triangle

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Girl in the Triangle is an immigration story that will appeal to fans of Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani. It questions what it means to be an American, and what is the true meaning of strength. Meet author Joyana McMahon and hear more about this engaging story.

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Book Signing: Anushay Hossai – The Pain Gap

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Following in the footsteps of feminist manifestos such as The Feminine Mystique and Rage Becomes Her, The Pain Gap is an eye-opening and stirring call to arms that encourages women to flip their “hysteria complex” on its head and use it to revolutionize women’s healthcare. This book tells the story of Hossain’s experiences—from growing up in South Asia surrounded by staggering maternal mortality rates to lobbying for global health legislation on Capitol Hill to nearly becoming a statistic herself. Along…

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Author Event: Nydia R. Kastre – The Mystery of the Stolen Beans

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join Oliver and friends on a Fruity land adventure in the heart of the Amazon. This hilarious story is one that any child six years and up shouldn't miss where fantasy and realism combine to enhance their understanding of nutrition. Meet and greet with author Nydia R. Kastre and learn more about her book!

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Author Event: Michael F. Kastre – The Way We Were

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Michael F. Kastre as he talks about his book, The Way We Were. Set against the tapestry of music, events, technology, fads, and people that shaped them and the world, this is the story of one the largest and most diverse groups in American history. It’s the journey that defined their lives as seen through the eyes of four main characters. They are not perfect, but their flaws represent many in our generation. After all, we were a…

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Author Event: Bill Rapp – Berlin Wall

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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August, 1961: CIA officer Karl Baier is back in Berlin just as the Wall is going up and the world appears to be on the brink of a new war. Baier must help a KGB defector escape East Berlin and find his brother's killers in return for information on Moscow's plans, but with a Soviet assassin and the East Germans on their trail -- all while his wife's parents are trying to flee East Germany. Meet author Bill Rapp and…

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February 2022

Author Event – Desire Nana: Much Like Joseph: From Pit To Glory

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Desire Nana as he talks about his latest book, Much Like Joseph. Much Like Joseph is a spiritually compelling book and true story that takes you on a journey from birth to the present day. Tales of success, betrayals, and failures are all under God's watchful eye and end with surprising results.

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Book Signing: Domnica Radulescu – Dream in a Suitcase: The Story of an Immigrant Life

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Dream in a Suitcase unravels a fast-paced journey of survival, resilience, and the power of love. It is the first English language memoir of a female Romanian-American survivor of the worst communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain. The story offers a rich multicultural mosaic of a life divided not only between two cultures and languages, that of the heroine’s native Romania and her adoptive US but also between Chicago's urban culture and that of a small town in Virginia marked…

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Author Event – Rajat Narula: Azalea Heights

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet the author of Azalea Heights, a clash-of-cultures story of a diverse cast of characters wanting to make a fresh start. Naina is recently divorced and is learning to live alone. Rohan is a small-time restaurateur with big dreams. Altaf, a proud American citizen, is struggling with the radicalization of his teenage son. Gerard is a retired Iraq veteran fighting with his inner demons and legacy of the war. When they move to a new development called Azalea Heights, their…

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Author Event – Erin Mackey: Snowflake’s Big Adventure

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Author Erin Mackey will be in the shop 2-4pm with her latest book, Snowflake's Big Adventure. Sometimes going out into the world is scary, but it can also be exciting. We all worry about our place in the world and Little Snowflake is no different. When the day comes for him to fall to Earth for the very first time, he's filled with worry and wonder. Guided by Mama Snowflake, Little Snowflake and the others anticipate their destination. He knows…

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March 2022

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – National Read Across America Day

March 2
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come visit The Winchester Book Gallery to celebrate National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday! We'll be stocked up on all the Dr. Seuss books you could need.

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Author Event – Jessica Stone: Crossing the Divide

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Are you ready for the new global reality where diverse cultures and ethnicities will make up your living and working environments? Can you relate your life experience to others? Can you form relationships and build trust to achieve a common goal? If not, come meet Jessica Stone, author and seasoned journalist, as she uses her 20 years of adventures, mistakes, and triumphs to give you the keys to conquering these challenges. Come along as she takes you out of the…

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April 2022

Author Event: John Happ – The Navigation Case: Training, Flying and Fighting the New Guinea War

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Navigation Case reveals the drama and sacrifice expended by America's pioneering pilots' first ever demonstration of air superiority, during the greatest campaign in U.S. Air Force history. Aviation as an industry was in its infancy. The sagas of pioneering pilots detail fascinating but deadly cadet training and violent air missions. The narrative flourishes into an incredible story giving the context for all the Pacific war stories from Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway island, and Iwo Jima, up to the avoidable…

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Author Event: Tracy Lawson – Answering Liberty’s Call

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Tracy Lawson and get a signed copy of her book, Answering Liberty's Call. "With Tracy Lawson’s extensively researched new book in hand, readers who love historical fiction will gallop into Valley Forge on a journey through some of the lesser known aspects of the Revolutionary War." —Lee Wright, founder, History Camp and The Pursuit of History

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Author Event: Vianlix-Christine Schneider – Seaside Magic

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Fourteen-year-old Caroline Smith’s life has always been filled with secrets, but nothing can compare to her accidentally discovering that her whole family has magical powers. She is thrilled to learn how to use the powers that she never knew she had. But that joy melts away when she realizes someone is using magic who wants her dead. A masked man—with strong, dark powers—will do whatever it takes to end every Smiths’ life. With the help of her grandmother, Caroline trains…

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Author Event: Don Halstead, Cat Tales and Other Children’s Books

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Do you ever wonder what your cat is thinking when he or she stares at you? How does your cat see the world or events in its life? Well, you are in for a surprise when you open Cat Tales. It contains four short stories , one of which is about an orange tabby cat and its life with two other, possibly oddball, cats in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Meet author Don Halstead and get your signed copy of…

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Independent Bookstore Day 2022

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. We will be hosting author events and holding games with exclusive Independent Bookstore Day themed prizes from 8am-8pm! Come celebrate your local Independent Bookstore!!!

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Author Event: June Smalls & Laura Zimmermann

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We have a special treat for Independent Bookstore Day: two of our favorite local children's book authors June Smalls and Laura Zimmermann read from their new books, He Leads and Mushroom Rain. He Leads, by Smalls, tells the story of mountain gorilla family loyalty and love. With stunning, lifelike illustrations and facts on each page, this beautiful picture book is a monument to these endangered gentle giants. Zimmerman's Mushroom Rain explores through lyrical text and colorful detailed artwork, the wonderful,…

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Author Event: Ray Chung – Off to the Races with Mukha the Dingo

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us on Independent Bookstore Day and hear author Ray Chung read his new book about a curious dingo named Mukha. When a shy but curious dingo named Mukha becomes lost at a horse racing event, she'll do anything to find her humans. Mukha's adventure is full of twists and turns as she accidentally runs in a terrier race, unintentionally participates in a fancy hat contest, and inadvertently winds up on the racetrack during the main event! Mukha will delight…

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May 2022

Author Event: Belle Braden – Polly and The Historic Preservationist

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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On a bright sunny day, Abigail and her best friend Polly the poodle go to the center of old town to meet their friend, Ms. Ludlow, the historic preservationist. Abigail wonders why people would want to save old buildings when new and fun things can be built in their place. She and Polly learn from Ms. Ludlow all about old buildings, the people who lived in them, and why it's so important to treasure them and listen to their stories.…

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Spring 2022 Children’s Book Week

May 2 - May 8
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Children’s Book Week is the twice annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, now celebrating its 102nd anniversary with over 2,000 participating schools, libraries and bookstores in all 50 states.

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Author Event: Daofeng He – The Human Calling

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Focusing on the rise and fall of spiritual movements in both the East and West, The Human Calling examines what the world's major religions have historically offered, asks what people are here for outside of pure survival, and makes the persuasive argument for Christianity as the best leader to guide individuals on the path toward better caring for one another--our human calling

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Author Event: Erin Sponaugle – Berkeley is a Rocket Bear

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet local author and teacher Erin Sponaugle and see her two wonderful books about Berkeley the Bear as he takes fun adventures and learns about space.

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Author Event: Candace Meredith, Children’s Author

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Be sure to stop by the Book Gallery during KidzFest and meet local author Candace Meredith. She'll have her two children's books with her, Matilda Gets Adopted, about the bond between a girl and her doll; and A-Hoy Frankie! Your Riverboat Captain, a science-based story set in the Florida Everglades.

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Author Event: Heather Gutierrez, It’s Hard to Sleep

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Local author and educator Heather Gutierrez, author of the "It's Hard to Sleep" series, will be at the Book Gallery. Stop by and say hi enjoy these delightful stories. “It’s Hard to Sleep When You’re an Artist” features a young girl who loves to paint, and definitely isn’t tired at bedtime! Follow Lily & her mama on the adventure of her dreams, as her paintings come to life! The second story in the collection is “Its Hard to Sleep When…

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Live Music: Valley Deliquent

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Stop by the Winchester Book Gallery for some live music at 5pm! Valley Delinquent is a Winchester Based punk band. They've played shows in Winchester, Stephens City, and Philidelphia.

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Author Event: Fran Davila – Cloud Monsters

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Jack is expecting to spend the day celebrating his little brother Charlie’s birthday, but the universe has something very different in store. During the party, his family’s world is turned upside down by some uninvited guests—cloud monsters. After watching family and friends be abducted by these strange creatures, Jack embarks on a journey to save his family, while trying to understand the motives of the seemingly villainous group. Will they make it to safety in time? Or are they in…

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Author Event: Amanda Max – What’s Wrong With Grandma?

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet local author Amanda Max as she tells us about her newest book, What's Wrong With Grandma? One day, Grandma tries putting shoes on her hands, and Emma can’t understand why Grandma is confused. Grandma does other strange things like wearing her winter coat during the summer and putting her car keys in the refrigerator. Mommy has to explain that Grandma is having some trouble with her memory lately. At the doctor’s office, Emma learns that her grandma has something…

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Author Event: Cathryn Hankla – Not Xanadu

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Cathryn Hankla's tenth poetry collection confronts the recurring imprint of the past--culturally, environmentally, and personally. In innovative poems that reclaim and reinvent traditional forms, reversing haikus and truncating sonnets, Hankla's recognition of resonance and presence evolves as a runner moves through a familiarly strange landscape evoking memory without evading keen observation.

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June 2022

Author Event: Viral Dalal – Choosing Light

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Viral Dalal and talk with him about his harrowing story of surviving a huge earthquake in India. After going through what was considered impossible, it was only the beginning of his journey. He had no reason to stand back up on his feet, but he did. Choosing Light is a true story of his life and the collective dreams of his family. Now a Discovery + documentary titled Bhuj - The Day India Shook.

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Author Event – Andrew Joseph White: Hell Followed with Us

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Hell Followed with Us is a furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. Perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and Annihilation. Come meet author Andrew Joseph White and learn more about this book!

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Author Event: Ellen Murphy

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us as we welcome local author Ellen Murphy. She'll have four books of fiction to share with us: two Lady Jane mysteries, The Waif, and The Very Important Valentine.

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Author Event: Diane Tarantini – The Brave Knight

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet Diane Tarantini, author of The Brave Knight, a new book that uses fairy tale imagery to teach children about the dangers of grooming and demonstrates the behavior and language that sexual predators use. The book features a number of resources to empower your child to stay safe. She will be offering signed copies and coloring pages, as well as fun photo ops!

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Author Event – Ethan Burroughs: Writ Reveal

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Ethan will be at the Book Gallery with his thrilling sequel to Messianic Reveal, Writ Reveal. The book takes protagonist Clayton Haley deeper into Middle Eastern conspiracy and intrigue, figuratively ferrying him up the Tigris into modern and ancient Baghdad, and again, stirring a combustible mix of politics and religion with deadly consequences.

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Author Event: Charles and Bryane Lickson – Conflict Avoidance, Then Resolution – If Necessary

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us as we host authors Charles and Bryane Lickson as they talk about the newest editions of their books: Effective Negotiation In Seven Simple Steps, and Ironing It Out: Seven Simple Steps to Resolving Conflict. The books are perfect for those who want to become better negotiators, have more effective and results-oriented negotiations; and have useful tools to resolve conflict and retain good relationships. It'll be a big win when you attend this event.

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July 2022

Author Event: Wayde Byard – Spottswood Poles

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Wayde Byard has lived two lifetimes: one as an award-winning journalist, the other as a public relations professional for one of America's largest school systems. It was on a rainy summer day that he first discovered Spottswood Poles in the basement archives of Winchester, Virginia's Handley Library. In the more than two decades since, Wayde has told Poles's story in a screenplay that has won state and national awards. Although he has interviewed more than fifty members of the Baseball…

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Book Signing: Beau Lake – Local Paranormal Romance Author

July 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Beau Lake - is a local Paranormal Romance author. Her newest book is, Charming The Beast: A Novella (The Wolves of Wharton, Book 5) Other titles in the The Wolves of Wharton Series include: The Beast Within Me, The Beast Beside me, Taming The Beast: A Novella, The Beast After Me Charming the Beast: A Novella - Flora Wright never imagined she would leave Wharton, Virginia. She was practically born with the salt of the sleepy, seaside town flecking her…

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Author Event: Victoria Pendragon – Sleep Magic, Surrender to Success

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The first of the series of three books on Sleep Magic, a D-I-Y technique for Emotional Cellular Reprogramming. This book contains clearing assignments that deal with ones time spent in utero, allowing the body to release old emotional programming from ones mother.

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Author Event: Heather Gutierrez, It’s Hard to Sleep

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Local author and educator Heather Gutierrez, author of the "It's Hard to Sleep" series, will be at the Book Gallery. Stop by and say hi enjoy these delightful stories. “It’s Hard to Sleep When You’re an Artist” features a young girl who loves to paint, and definitely isn’t tired at bedtime! Follow Lily & her mama on the adventure of her dreams, as her paintings come to life! The second story in the collection is “Its Hard to Sleep When…

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Author Event: Candace Meredith, Children’s Author

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Be sure to stop by the Book Gallery during KidzFest and meet local author Candace Meredith. She'll have her two children's books with her, Matilda Gets Adopted, about the bond between a girl and her doll; and A-Hoy Frankie! Your Riverboat Captain, a science-based story set in the Florida Everglades.

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Author Event: Emily Keefer – The Stars on Vita Felice Court

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Val is a teenager yearning to escape her small West Virginia town in hopes of becoming something more. She thinks she has found what she's looking for in the desert of Mesa, Arizona, with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Discovering new meanings of home, love, and family, Val's journey leads her to the most unexpected discoveries of all: what resides in her own heart, what creates a happy life, and where she truly belongs.

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Author Event: Todd Denick – It Will Come

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Todd Denick, author of It Will Come, the harrowing story of the near-death tale of Kris Williams and the impact on the Williams family. Waking up from an eight week coma angry and confused, Kris struggles to understand why he is in the hospital and is unaware of the frustrating years of recovery that lay ahead. Delivered with the vivid details only a survivor can provide,It Will Come, is a sensitive and evocative portrayal of the Williams’ family…

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Author Event: John Adam Wasowicz – Gadsby’s Corner

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Gadsby's Corner, is John Adam Wasowicz's latest installment in his celebrated Mo Katz Mystery series set in Alexandria, VA. You'll remember the fictional character, U.S. Attorney Mo Katz from his earlier books, such as: Slaters Lane (2020), Jones Point (2019), and Daingerfield Island (2017).

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Book Signing Event: William Gray – The Man Behind the Door

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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When Leigh Glasscock was a child, his mother's mental illness and eventual suicide defined the man he grew up to be. After Leigh starts his own family, his trauma and addiction now threaten to continue the cycle with his own children. In 2000, two brothers were left orphaned when their father killed their mother and then took his own life. Now adults, Larry and Frank's search for answers about their lineage and what it means for their own children puts…

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August 2022

Author Event – B. S. Lienesch: Country Roads

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet local author B.S. Lienesch and get your signed copy of his latest novel, Country Roads. Set several months after the breakout novel THE WOODSMAN, Jackson Clay and Bear Beauchamp return in an all-new adventure! It was supposed to be a quiet night for Bobbie Casto and his friends in their small town of Rion, West Virginia. But when two Sheriff's Deputies with ulterior motives harass Bobbie and his friends, things quickly spiral out of control. A gun is drawn.…

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Author Event: Randina Sheldon – Face

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We're happy to host author Randina Sheldon again as she reads from her book of poetry and signs copies for customers. Overflowing with vulnerability and raw honesty, Face is a declaration of self worth and owning your space after breaking, rebuilding and rising again.

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Author Event – Omni Casey: The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Not your average book reading! Join Real Estate Investment Coach and Local Broker Omni Casey in a discussion about the principles behind The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club, the title of his book, as well as thename of a powerful group of real estate investors focused on creating lifelong financial security through real estate. At the event Omni will cover some ofthe timeless investing strategies covered in his book, suitable for beginner and savvy investors alike. Bring your questions!

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Author Event – Jay W. Foreman: Greetings from Camp Wefowasa

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet author Jay W. Foreman, and get your signed copy of his latest hilarious novel. Greetings From Camp Wefowasa is the story of Leonard and his decision to go to summer camp. There are lots of reasons for him to attend Camp Wefowasa. Then again, there are a lot of reasons for him to stay away! When all is said and done, Leonard learns an inspirational lesson that when we look for the good in every situation, we always…

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Author Event: Mary Elizabeth Ames

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet author Mary Elizabeth Ames and get your signed copies of her three novels: Homo Transformans: The Origin and Nature of the Species; H’Ilgraith; and Raephela. Mary Elizabeth incorporates the science of biology and genetics into her narratives to imbue a sense of realism into the story and to provide an understanding of how genes function. She hopes that people will glean from her stories the significance of gene functions and gain greater awareness of the role genes play…

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September 2022

Author Event – Susan Gillerman Boggs: Journey Across Time

September 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Susan Gillerman Boggs, and hear about her remarkable time as a diplomat's wife in South Asia, beginning in 1985. She shares experiences both exotic and hilarious, and adventures impossible to replicate: the color and pageantry of festivals, religious rites, and parades of caparisoned elephants, perilous Himalayan roads, and former headhunters, to name just a few.

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Author Event – Marta Tice: Allegiance to Alsace

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Marta Tice and hear more about her new novel, Allegiance to Alsace. Readers will become attached to Annaelise and feel her joy and her sorrow as she lives through the Napoleonic Era. If you are a historical romance fan, don't miss this event.

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Launch Party – Joe McGee: The Squirrels Have Gone Nuts!

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come meet author Joe McGee, and help us celebrate the publication of The Squirrels Have Gone Nuts!, the fourth installment in his Night Frights spooky and silly series. The last thing Dillon Ford should have done was to throw a tennis ball at the squirrel. Now, all the squirrels in the neighborhood are after him!

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Author Event – Collin J. Rae: Pandemic Portraits

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Collin J. Rae is a Michigan born visual and aural artist currently living and working in northern Virginia. His photos have been published by TASCHEN books, European Photography Magazine, Secret Magazine and many others. His current project is a series of books created throughout the COVID pandemic and he will have two volumes to share with us.

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Author Event – Libby Hoffmann: We Are All Light

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We Are All Light is a kid friendly introduction to humanenergetics, inspired by the Human Design System. It is an empowering reminder for us all to honor our unique individual light. Meet author Libby Hoffman and learn more.

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October 2022

Book Launch Party – David W. Hubbard: Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us in celebrating local author Wayne David Hubbard's debut poetry collection! Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe illustrates journeys through physical space and abstract worlds of emotion. Come meet David and hear more about this exciting release.

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Author Event – Elizabeth H. Cottrell: Heartspoken

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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In the hands of author Elizabeth H. Cottrell, the handwritten note is set free from old-fashioned irrelevance to become a superpower tool for connecting with others. Heartspoken: How to Write Notes that Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire will guide you to uncover your own unique note-writing voice and give you the confidence to use it.

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Author Launch Party: Pam Webber – Life Dust

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We're happy to host local author Pam Webber and celebrate the release of her latest book, Life Dust. Half a world apart, soul mates Nettie and Andy struggle to survive--one in a hospital with ugly secrets and treacherous people, the other in the dangerous shadows of the Vietnamese jungle. We hope you'll join us and congratulate Pam and get your autographed copy.

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Author Event – Kelly Serdynski: Delilah’s Big Day

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Delilah the kitty has a personality that is as cute as she is. She enjoys herself from the minute she wakes up, until she can't hold her eyes open. She plays hide and seek, she loves playing in her tunnel, stroller rides, helping her family with computer issues, and chasing stink bugs. Follow along and enjoy spending the day with her. It's Delilah's world, we just live in it.

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Author Event – Timber Hawkeye

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp, Faithfully Religionless, and The Opposite of Namaste, for a free book talk, discussion, and Q&A. Discover the benefits of mindfully living at peace with the world (both within and around us). Mindfulness doesn't make other people less irritating, it makes us less irritable. It's not about living in a bubble where nobody pushes your buttons, it's about getting to a point where you don't have any buttons that can be pushed.…

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Author Event: Marva Bailer – Be Unexpected

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Come out and meet Marva Bailer -- an innovator, a storyteller, a connector, and a fearless female tech leader who is never afraid to disrupt the status quo. She embodies servant leadership and a growth mindset through mentorship, experimentation, and the intersection of purpose and passion. As a breast cancer survivor, mom, and successful tech executive, Marva uses her personal and career experiences to inspire and educate others. In Marva’s debut book, Be Unexpected, she encourages curiosity, courage, confidence, and…

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Author Event: Brian Livingston – The Habits of Squirrels

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with an irate squirrel. In this charming, thoughtful meditation on life's journeys, Brian Livingston finds humor, grace, and sunburn on one of America's great hikes. Gabe Jenkins spent his career driving in circles for the postal service and upon his retirement decides to walk on the Great Eastern Trail. As he walks, Gabe encounters the Trail’s eccentric inhabitants. Meet the author and hear more about this tantalizing tale.

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Author Event: Til Turner – The Hidden World

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Til Turner and learn about his new book, “The Hidden World”, a riveting young adult paranormal novel that promises to be an unforgettable adventure. In the small town of Nelson Gap, three ghost-hunting high school friends—Kevin, Lara, and Simon—investigate a haunted, abandoned mine to find Kevin’s missing father. What they discover far below the town is an unknown civilization and a terrifying demonic power fighting to enslave it.

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Author Event: Douglas Lamplugh – Murder at Mardi Gras

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Murder at Mardi Gras is a seat-of-your-pants mystery thriller written by a thirty-year criminal investigator that you will believe is true. Doug Lamplugh brings his experiences with the criminal justice system, as well as his experience with multi-state, multi-jurisdictional investigations to life in this novel. The details of how a criminal investigation can change rapidly will astound you. Meet the author and chat with him about the book.

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Author Event: Dziyana Taylor – Beware & Behold

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Diana Taylor and get your signed copies of the first two books of her YA dark fantasy trilogy. Magic and death come together in the dark world of the Gate, where demons are running loose and ghosts are roaming the streets. Where will fate lead eighteen-year-old Rebecca Grimwood when a demon of a Civil War surgeon is after her?

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November 2022

Author Event: Elizabeth Dodson – Wholehearted Day

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Elizabeth Dodson and take a journey through Wholehearted Day, a book that dually comforts guardians and children who face separation. Explore why we work and what it means to be apart. Dive deeper into concepts of curiosity, security, development-of-self, and contribution to society. Observe how small daily actions can create wonder-filled experiences with a person you greatly hold!

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Author Event: Aryn Wicka: Tethered

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Aryn Wicka and hear about her haunting new novel, Tethered. Dani Stephenson's world is shattered when her loving husband, Joel, tragically dies. Now a young widow, she must pick up the pieces of her life. As Dani goes back through her and Joel's brief marriage--and even quicker coupling--she must face the realization that she didn't truly know the person she married.

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Author Event: Sue Fliess – CGLR Reception

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is hosting Sue Fliess at the Book Gallery all afternoon! Meet the author, pick up signed books and support CGLR. Sue Fliess is the author of dozens of children's books including the Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies series, Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, Goldilocks and the Three Engineers, the Kid Scientist series, many Little Golden Books and more.

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Book Launch Party – Emilee Moore: A Friend for Princess Ada

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us for author Emilee Moore's launch party for her new book! A Friend for Princess Ada is the perfect book for families who are preparing to adopt a dog. Not only will it add to the excitement children feelin getting their first pet, it will also teach them to consider the needs of their pet and their responsibilities as a pet owner.

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Author Event: Leroy Donald – Political Upheaval

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Meet author Leroy Donald and chat with him about his book, Political Upheaval, in which Donald shares opinions about the political process, differing political opinions, the case for individual freedoms, compliance with constitutional policy, small government, decreased taxes, and honor for the America he served as a Veteran and still believes in very strongly.

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Author Event: Sheila Lamb – Brigid of Ireland Trilogy

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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We're excited to welcome Sheila Lamb to WBG. She is the author of the Brigid of Ireland Trilogy. Set in a time when history and myth lived side by side, Once a Goddess, Fiery Arrow, and Church of the Oak portray each of Brigid's aspects in novels filled with magic, intrigue, and desire. Sheila received an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and an M.Ed. from George Mason University. She lives, teaches, and writes in the mountains…

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Author Event: David Simmons – Ghosts of East Baltimore

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Winchester Book Gallery, 7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Save the Eastside, save the world. In Baltimore, Worm has just returned from a two year stretch in prison. When he finds out that his hometown is being brutally destroyed by a dangerous new chemical, Worm is reluctantly catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with chaos and destruction. Can one man save the city before his 9:00 p.m. curfew at the halfway house? We're pleased to be hosting author David Simmons; be sure to come out and meet him and…

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