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.

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
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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. 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, February 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.



Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Arial Lawhon 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 Writer series is with 
Ariel Lawhon, who will talk with us about her book Code Name Hélène (buy the hardcover here, or the paperback - comes out 2/2/21 - here).

  • Date: Tuesday, February 9, 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

ARIEL LAWHON is a critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, Indie Next, Costco, and Book of the Month Club selections. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, four sons, and a deranged cat.

ABOUT THE BOOK

BASED ON THE THRILLING REAL-LIFE STORY OF SOCIALITE SPY NANCY WAKE, comes the newest feat of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia, featuring the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII.

Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve that chronicles the true exploits of a woman who deserves to be a household name.

It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a reporting job for Hearst newspaper when she meets the wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. No sooner does Henri sweep Nancy off her feet and convince her to become Mrs. Fiocca than the Germans invade France and she takes yet another name: a code name.

As LUCIENNE CARLIER Nancy smuggles people and documents across the border. Her success and her remarkable ability to evade capture earns her the nickname THE WHITE MOUSE from the Gestapo. With a five million franc bounty on her head, Nancy is forced to escape France and leave Henri behind. When she enters training with the Special Operations Executives in Britain, her new comrades are instructed to call her HÉLÈNE. And finally, with mission in hand, Nancy is airdropped back into France as the deadly MADAM ANDRÉE, where she claims her place as one of the most powerful leaders in the French Resistance, armed with a ferocious wit, her signature red lipstick, and the ability to summon weapons straight from the Allied Forces.

But no one can protect Nancy if the enemy finds out these four women are one and the same, and the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed she--and the people she loves--become.



Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Jerry Mitchell 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 Writer series is with 
Jerry Mitchell, who will talk with us about his book Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, February 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

Jerry Mitchell has been a reporter in Mississippi since 1986. A winner of more than 30 national awards, Mitchell is the founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. The nonprofit is continuing his work of exposing injustices and raising up a new generation of investigative reporters.

ABOUT THE BOOK

"For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed." --John Grisham, author of The Guardians

On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers. The killings, in what would become known as the "Mississippi Burning" case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the civil rights movement. And even though the killers' identities, including the sheriff's deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed.

It took forty-one years before the mastermind was brought to trial and finally convicted for the three innocent lives he took. If there is one man who helped pave the way for justice, it is investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell.

In Race Against Time, Mitchell takes readers on the twisting, pulse-racing road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings from the days of the civil rights movement, decades after the fact. His work played a central role in bringing killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham and the Mississippi Burning case. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, building up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. He takes us into every harrowing scene along the way, as when Mitchell goes into the lion's den, meeting one-on-one with the very murderers he is seeking to catch. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.

Race Against Time is an astonishing, courageous story capturing a historic race for justice, as the past is uncovered, clue by clue, and long-ignored evils are brought into the light. This is a landmark book and essential reading for all Americans.



Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Image of Genevieve Gornichec, her book cover, and Stephanie Moffet

Of Vikings and Myths, with Author Genevieve Gornichec

Find out what Vikings were really like! Join us for an evening “around the fire” with author Genevieve Gornichec, who will speak with us about her debut novel The Witch's Heart (publishes 2/9/21). Genevieve will be in lively conversation with Stephanie Moffet of Dragon's Head Productions and our bookseller Lizy Coale.

Gift with purchase! Pre-order The Witch's Heart by January 29 to receive a hand-woven 100% wool bookmark. Bookseller Lizy Coale loves this book so much, she was inspired to create the bookmark using the author's own design which is based on Viking Age archeological finds. Check it out here

This event will be held on Zoom. Advance registration is required.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM EST
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Genevieve Gornichec earned her degree in history from The Ohio State University, but she got as close to majoring in Vikings as she possibly could, and her study of the Norse myths and Icelandic sagas became her writing inspiration. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. The Witch's Heart is her debut novel.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology.

Angrboda's story begins where most witches' tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love.

Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life--and possibly all of existence--is in danger.

With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she'll accept the fate that she's foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.

 



Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Ed Tarkington 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 Writer series is with 
Ed Tarkington, who will talk with us about his book The Fortunate Ones (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, February 18, 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

Ed Tarkington's debut novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart was an ABA Indies Introduce selection, an Indie Next pick, a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and a Southern Independent Booksellers Association bestseller. A regular contributor to Chapter16.org, his articles, essays, and stories have appeared in a variety of publications including the Nashville Scene, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Knoxville News-Sentinel, and Lit Hub. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

ABOUT THE BOOK

"The Fortunate Ones feels like a fresh and remarkably sure-footed take on The Great Gatsby, examining the complex costs of attempting to transcend or exchange your given class for a more gilded one. Tarkington's understanding of the human heart and mind is deep, wise, and uncommonly empathetic. As a novelist, he is the real deal. I can't wait to see this story reach a wide audience, and to see what he does next." --Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

When Charlie Boykin was young, he thought his life with his single mother on the working-class side of Nashville was perfectly fine. But when his mother arranges for him to be admitted as a scholarship student to an elite private school, he is suddenly introduced to what the world can feel like to someone cushioned by money. That world, he discovers, is an almost irresistible place where one can bend--and break--rules and still end up untarnished. As he gets drawn into a friendship with a charismatic upperclassman, Archer Creigh, and an affluent family that treats him like an adopted son, Charlie quickly adapts to life in the upper echelons of Nashville society. Under their charming and alcohol-soaked spell, how can he not relax and enjoy it all--the lack of anxiety over money, the easy summers spent poolside at perfectly appointed mansions, the lavish parties, the freedom to make mistakes knowing that everything can be glossed over or fixed?

But over time, Charlie is increasingly pulled into covering for Archer's constant deceits and his casual bigotry. At what point will the attraction of wealth and prestige wear off enough for Charlie to take a stand--and will he?

The Fortunate Ones is an immersive, elegantly written story that conveys both the seductiveness of this world and the corruption of the people who see their ascent to the top as their birthright.



Monday, February 22, 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 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.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

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.



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.