Store Events

During the pandemic, book clubs and author events will be conducted virturally. Please contact us for details.

If you are new to using Zoom, please take a few minutes to view their tutorial on Joining a Meeting. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Please download the Zoom software ahead of the event you will be attending. Let us know at copperfishbooks@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Erika Robuck and book cover

We're having a very special Book Club with bestselling author Erika Robuck on Tuesday, March 2 at 2 pm! We'll be reading and discussing Erika's new historical novel The Invisible Woman, which publishes on February 9. Purchase of the book (available in paperback) is required in order to attend this special Book Club led by bookseller Jean Lewis (purchase here). When you purchase the book (either online, in the store, or by phone), let us know that you plan to attend the Book Club. We will take your email address so that we can send you the Zoom link on the morning of the meeting.

Erika Robuck is the national bestselling author of Hemingway’s GirlCall Me Zelda, Fallen Beauty, and others. She is a contributor to the anthology Grand Central: Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion, and to the Writer’s Digest Essay Collection, Author in Progress. She writes satire (#Hockeystrong) as E. Robuck.

This special Book Club will be led by our own Jean Lewis. In addition to being one of our booksellers, Jean writes the book review blog Maurice on Books. Read Jean's review of The Invisible Woman.

If you haven't already, download Zoom before the event. Click here >>>



Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
A sketched picture of author Kate Clayborn and an image of the cover of LOVE AT FIRST

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), we are pleased to bring authors to your living room via Zoom!

Our next event in the Reader Meet Writer series is with Kate Clayborn, who will talk with us about her new novel Love at First (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM EST
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link to attend this virtual event.

To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kate Clayborn lives in Virginia, where she spends her days reading and talking about all kinds of great books. Kate loves to hear from and connect with readers--follow her on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From Kate Clayborn, the acclaimed author of Love Lettering, comes a sparkling, tender novel about bickering neighbors, surprise reunions, and the mysterious power of love . . .

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw--or rather, heard--the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It's a memory that's never faded, though he's put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who's uncannily familiar . . .

No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won't let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting--maybe it's the kind of story that can't work out in the end. Or maybe, it's the perfect second chance . . .



Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Gina Wilkinson and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom! Our next event in the Reader Meet Write
r series is with Gina Wilkinson, who will talk with us about her book When the Apricots Bloom (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM EST
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link to attend this virtual event.

To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gina Wilkinson is an award-winning journalist, author, former foreign correspondent, and documentary maker who's reported from some of the world's most intriguing and perilous places for the BBC, NPR, ABC, and other renowned public broadcasters. During two decades living and working in hotspots across the globe, she spent more than a year in Baghdad under Saddam Hussein. At that time, Iraq was virtually sealed off from the outside world, and Gina lived under tight surveillance. One of her closest Iraqi friends even worked as a secret police informant, reporting on her every move. Gina now works in international development, supporting efforts to end poverty in the developing world. She lives in Australia and can be found online at GinaWilkinson.net.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this moving, suspenseful debut novel, three courageous women confront the complexities of trust, friendship, motherhood, and betrayal under the rule of a ruthless dictator and his brutal secret police. Former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson draws on her own experiences to take readers inside a haunting story of Iraq at the turn of the millennium and the impossible choices faced by families under a deadly regime.

At night, in Huda's fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the mukhabarat--the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenaged son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own.

Huda's former friend, Rania, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family's wealth is gone, and Rania too is battling to keep her child safe and a roof over their heads. As the women's lives intersect, their hidden pasts spill into the present. Facing possible betrayal at every turn, all three must trust in a fragile, newfound loyalty, even as they discover how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect their families.



Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
The Sun Down Motel book cover image

This group reads and discusses mystery and suspense fiction.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, March 29, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them. It is led by Lucy Perkins-Wagel, Bookseller. 

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Mary Lawson photo and book cover image

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), we are pleased to bring authors to your living room via Zoom!

Our next event in the Reader Meet Writer series is with Mary Lawson, who will talk with us about her new novel A Town Called Solace (buy the book here).

  • Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • Time: 6 PM EST
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link to attend this virtual event.

To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Lawson was born and brought up in a small farming community in Ontario. She is the author of three previous nationally and internationally bestselling novels, Crow Lake, The Other Side of the Bridge, and Road Ends. Crow Lake was a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as a Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. The Other Side of the Bridge was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Lawson lives in England but returns to Canada frequently.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Town Called Solace--the brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade--opens on a family in crisis: rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose's younger sister, the feisty and fierce Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping for her sibling's return.

Enter thirtyish Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small northern town, where he promptly moves into the house next door--watched suspiciously by astonished and dismayed Clara, whose elderly friend, Mrs. Orchard, owns that home. Around the time of Rose's disappearance, Mrs. Orchard was sent for a short stay in hospital, and Clara promised to keep an eye on the house and its remaining occupant, Mrs. Orchard's cat, Moses. As the novel unfolds, so does the mystery of what has transpired between Mrs Orchard and the newly arrived stranger.

Told through three distinct, compelling points of view--Clara's, Mrs. Orchard's, and Liam Kane's--the novel cuts back and forth among these unforgettable characters to uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families, both the ones we're born into and the ones we choose. A Town Called Solace is a masterful, suspenseful and deeply humane novel by one of our great storytellers.



Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Denny Bryce photo and book cover image

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), we are pleased to bring authors to your living room via Zoom!

Our next event in the Reader Meet Writer series is with Denny Bryce, who will talk with us about her new historical novel Wild Women and the Blues (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM EST
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link to attend this virtual event.

To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denny S. Bryce is an award-winning author and three-time RWA Golden Heart(R) finalist, including twice for Wild Women and the Blues. In addition to writing for NPR Books and FROLIC Media, the former professional dancer is a public relations professional who has spent over two decades running her own marketing and event management firm. A member of the Historical Novel Society, Women's Fiction Writers Association, and Novelists, Inc., she is a frequent speaker at author events. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia. Visit her online at DennySBryce.com.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Ordinary People meets Chicago the musical as played out in the city's Black Belt, Wild Women and the Blues is a mainstream historical fiction novel that weaves the stories of a grieving film student in 2015 and an ambitious chorus girl in 1925 in a tale of history, love, and secrets that only family can define.

1925: Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black-and-tan club in town. Honoree Dalcour is a sharecropper's daughter, willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top. Dreamland offers a path to the good life, socializing with celebrities like Louis Armstrong and filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. But Chicago is also awash in bootleg whiskey, gambling, and gangsters. And a young woman driven by ambition might risk more than she can stand to lose.

2015: Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110-year-old Honoree Dalcour, still reeling from a devastating loss that has taken him right to the brink. Sawyer has rested all his hope on this frail but formidable woman, the only living link to the legendary Oscar Micheaux. If he's right--if she can fill in the blanks in his research, perhaps he can complete his thesis and begin a new chapter in his life. But the links Honoree makes are not ones he's expecting . . .

Piece by piece, Honoree reveals her past and her secrets, while Sawyer fights tooth and nail to keep his. It's a story of courage and ambition, hot jazz and illicit passions. And as past meets present, for Honoree, it's a final chance to be truly heard and seen before it's too late. No matter the cost . . .



Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cover image of Deacon King Kong

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Eight Perfect Murders book cover image

This group reads and discusses mystery and suspense fiction.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Cover image of Float Plan

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them. It is led by Lucy Perkins-Wagel, Bookseller. 

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Family Upstairs book cover

This group reads and discusses mystery and suspense fiction.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, May 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Much Ado About You book cover

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them. It is led by Lucy Perkins-Wagel, Bookseller. 

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
The Lion's Den book cover

This group reads and discusses mystery and suspense fiction.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.