Store Events

ALL IN-STORE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR POSTPONED DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
BOOK CLUBS WILL MEET VIRTUALLY -- CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

Author events are very popular at Copperfish Books! We ask that you RSVP so that we can manage the space, order enough books, and make sure your overall experience is positive and enjoyable. Most of our events are free and open to the public; some may require tickets and a book purchase. Please look for RSVP information on each of the individual event listings and read our Event Reservation details.

If you can't make it to an author event, contact us to order a signed copy.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Grady Hendrix and book cover

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

Let us bring authors to your living room!  Our first author in the SIBA Okra Pick series is Grady Hendrix. Grady’s earlier works include We Sold Our Souls, My Best Friend's Exorcismand Horrorstor.  Grady will be talking with us about his newest book The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. and answering your questions.  Grady is one of many authors we’ll be bringing to your living room.

Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a real monster.

“Grady Hendrix has cemented his place as a literary luminary…cancel your plans and lock your doors, you won’t be able to stop reading this one until the very end.” — Sarah Gailey, author of Magic for Liars

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 3 PM EDT
RSVP (required): copperfishbooks@comcast.net

Attendance is limited.

If you elect to attend, we will email you on Tuesday morning the link & password to attend this virtual event, plus the link to purchase books.  Happy Reading!



Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Rabbit Cake cover

BOOK CLUBS WILL MEET VIRTUALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

Send us an email (copperfishbooks@comcast.net) if you would like to receive and invitation to join the vitual book club.

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



Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Photo of Mary Alice Monroe with book covers

POSTPONED due to coronovirus precautions. To be rescheduled.

Please join us for a very special event with New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe at a luncheon at F. M. Don's restaurant in Punta Gorda on Friday, April 17 starting at noon!

Mary Alice will give us a "sneak peek" of her beach party tour for On Ocean Boulevard (coming May 19) and talk about The Summer Guests, which is coming in paperback on March 31. F.M. Don's is just one block from Copperfish Books in downtown Punta Gorda. 

Ticket information will be released soon.



Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
cup of tea with poetry book

Do you like to read or listen to poetry? Join our poetry group! We meet once a month on Monday evenings in season.

PLEASE: 

  • Bring a poem you love or admire (not one you have written yourself, please) that relates to this month's topic(s). April's topic is HAPPINESS. This will be our final meeting of the season.
  • Bring 6 to 8 copies to distribute so everyone in attendance can have one for reference. After each person reads, we will have a time for brief discussion/comment before going on to the next poem. 
  • Be prepared to say a few words about the poet's background and why you chose this particular poem to read to the group.

RSVP to (941) 205-2560 or copperfishbooks@comcast.net.



Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Naomi Pringle

Local author Naomi Pringle leads “Find Your Voice: The Writers' Salon,” where writers will gather over four sessions to read their work aloud and learn techniques for empowerment in a welcoming and supportive environment. Writers will bring 1-3 pages (10 copies) of creative writing to read, and we will listen and offer gentle critiques based on the instructor's guidelines. Relevant hand-outs will be distributed and a guest from Charlotte County's literary community will speak.

Where: Copperfish Books

When: April 21, April 28, May 5, and May 12. All sessions are 11 am - 12:30 pm.

Cost: $50 for all four sessions. Call or come in to Copperfish Books to register.

The Salon is limited to eight writers. First come, first served.

Naomi Pringle is an author, journalist, and instructor. A Manhattan native of Jamaican heritage, Naomi graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York and became an award-winning broadcast journalist for ABC’s flagship radio station in New York. She has been honored by the Associated Press, The National Urban League, and American Women in Radio and Television. Naomi is the author of two novels, Ginga’ Root Tea, and Lily: Riding the Color Line. She is working on her third novel, The Last Immigrant.



Monday, April 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

BOOK CLUBS WILL MEET VIRTUALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

Send us an email (copperfishbooks@comcast.net) if you would like to receive and invitation to join the vitual book club.

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.



Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Last Wish book cover

This group reads and discusses compelling and exciting science fiction and fantasy novels from a new generation of imaginative authors.



Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Kristy Woodson Harvey and book cover

POSTPONED due to coronovirus precautions. To be rescheduled.

Join us for a very special event with bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey! She will speak about her latest novel Feels Like Falling at a luncheon at F. M. Don's. Ticket information will be released soon.

<<< RSVP to (941) 205-2560 or copperfishbooks@comcast.net. >>>

From "the next major voice in Southern fiction" (says Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd-couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness.

In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans--and for a new generation of readers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the bestselling author of six novels, including The Southern Side of Paradise and Slightly South of Simple. A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's school of journalism, her writing has appeared in numerous online and print publications including Southern LivingTraditional HomeUSA TODAYDomino, and O. Henry Magazine. Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Her work has been optioned for film, and her books have received numerous accolades including Southern Living's Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Parade's Big Fiction Reads, and Entertainment Weekly's Spring Reading Picks. She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic, and loves connecting with fans on KristyWoodsonHarvey.com. She lives on the North Carolina coast with her husband and son where she is working on her next novel.



Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Milkman cover image

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year. (Choose either morning session 9-10 am or evening session 6-7 pm. The sessions meet on different days.)



Friday, May 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Milkman cover image

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year. (Choose either morning session 9-10 am or evening session 6-7 pm. The sessions meet on different days.)



Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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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.



Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
142 Ostriches book cover

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



Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
142 Ostriches book cover

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