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, August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
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BOOK LAUNCH!!!

Please join us for our very own Zoom virtual event with Key West author Lucy Burdette! We're celebrating the launch of Lucy's latest Key West Food Critic Mystery, titled The Key Lime Crime, which publishes on that day. To make it even more fun, our very own Cathy and Jean will be chatting along with Lucy.

It's BYOB for this one, folks! After all, it's 5 o'clock, it's Key West, and Lucy loves mojitos! Check out her favorite mojito recipe here!

And read Jean's (aka Maurice on Books) blog review of THE KEY LIME CRIME!

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • "Doors open at 4:45 pm; "Show starts" at 5 pm.
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom. (You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Interntet access. If you have not used Zoom before, please see Getting Started with Zoom.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) is the author of 18 mysteries, including THE KEY LIME CRIME (Crooked Lane Books,) the latest in the Key West series featuring food critic Hayley Snow. Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a past president of Sisters in Crime and the current president of the Friends of the Key West Library.

ABOUT THE BOOK

With her intimidating new mother-in-law bearing down on the island and a fierce rivalry between Key lime pie bakers to referee, food critic Hayley Snow is feeling anything but festive…

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s and Key West is bursting at the seams with holiday events and hordes of tourists. Adding to the chaos, Key lime pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his Key Lime pie extravaganza and contest. Hayley Snow can’t escape the madness because her bosses at Key Zest magazine have assigned her to cover the event. Every pie purveyor in Key West is determined to claim the Key lime spotlight—and win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City.

Another recipe for disaster—Hayley’s hubby, police detective Nathan Bransford, announces that his mother will be making a surprise visit. Newlywed Hayley must play the dutiful daughter-in-law, so she and her pal Miss Gloria offer to escort his mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island's holiday lights. But it's not all glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos--the unlikely trio finds a real body stashed in one of the elaborate displays. And the victim is no stranger: Hayley recognizes the controversial new pastry chef from Au Citron Vert, a frontrunner in Sloan’s contest.

Hayley must not only decipher who’s removed the chef from the contest kitchen, she's also got to handle a too-curious mother-in-law who seems to be cooking up trouble of her own.  



Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
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In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom! Our next author in the Reader Meet Writer series is Kim Powers, who will talk with us about his novel Rules for Being Dead (buy the book here).

Kim will be in conversation with author Louis Bayard (Courting Mr. Lincoln, The Black Tower, and others).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Time: 5 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kim Powers is a two-time Emmy winner and author of the novels Capote in Kansas and Dig Two Graves, as well as the memoir The History of Swimming, a Barnes & Noble Discover Award winner and Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Memoir of the Year. He also wrote the screenplay for the festival-favorite indie film Finding North and the new play Sidekicked, a "one broad comedy" about Vivian Vance. Powers is the Senior Writer for ABC's 20/20, part of the team that has received three consecutive Edward R. Murrow Awards. A native Texan, he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. In 2007, he was selected by Out Magazine for the influential "Out 100" list. He lives in Manhattan and Asbury Park, NJ.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In a story that's both cagey and unfailingly entertaining, Powers explores life's deepest questions and most profound mysteries. Only a writer this in touch with his own humanity could populate a novel with characters who, despite their flaws, failures, and eccentricities, are humane and good. --Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much Is True

Kim Powers writes a glorious novel about a boy and his journey to feel whole after the mysterious death of his mother. Mr. Powers' prose is artful and searing as Clarke's story unfolds in a Texas town so vivid, the reader is there. Secrets are revealed, hope is lost and found, and redemption awaits in this beautifully rendered tale about love and loss, and the courage to face the truth with an open heart. --Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony's Wife

It's the late 1960s in McKinney, Texas. At the downtown theater and the local drive-in, movies James Bond, My Fair Lady, Alfie, and Dr. Zhivago feed the dreams and obsessions of a ten-year-old Clarke who loves Audrey, Elvis, his family, and the handsome boy in the projector booth. Then Clarke loses his beloved mother, and no one will tell him how she died. No one will tell her either. She is floating above the trees and movie screens of McKinney, trapped between life and death, searching for a glimpse of her final moments on this earth. Clarke must find the shattering truth, which haunts this darkly humorous and incredibly moving novel.



Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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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 virtually via Zoom at 2 pm. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Sarah M. Broom
, who will talk with us about her memoir The Yellow House (buy the book here).

Sarah will be in conversation with Imani Perry, who  is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate with the Programs in Law and PublicAffairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jazz Studies. She is the author of six books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah M. Broom is a writer whose work has appeared in the New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineThe Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. A native New Orleanian, she received her Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She was awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant in 2016 and was a finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction in 2011. She has also been awarded fellowships at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York state.

ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review
  • Named one of the "10 Best Books of 2019" by the New York Times Book ReviewSeattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate
  • Named a Best Book of 2019 by the Washington Post, NPR's Book Concierge, NPR's Fresh Air, the GuardianBookPage, New York Public Library, and Shelf Awareness
  • Named a Best Memoir of the Decade by LitHub

Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina.



Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers—and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the Romance community.

We are so excited to be celebrate the second annual Bookstore Romance Day, along with over 175 other stores across America! It's a special day to highlight and celebrate the many types of romantic story out there. Romance novels not only guarantee a happy ending for their readers (hooray for happy endings!) but they also highlight the importance of positive communication, healthy boundaries, and a whole slew of other lovely things.

At Copperfish Books, we are committed to finding the right story for you! Sometimes that means challenging you to try something  a little different than what you normally read. Bookstore Romance Day is the perfect day to pick up a new romance title! 

From Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 16, we offer 10% off all of our romance books, along with a free advanced reading copy of a romance book with the purchase of any new romance title, both in store and on our website (while supplies last).

The Bookstore Romance Day team has a ton of fun virtual events lined up, which you can learn more about here!



Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
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In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is
Adam Rutherford, who will talk with us about his book How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Time: 3 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, science writer, and broadcaster. He studied genetics at University College London, and during his PhD on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first known genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. As well as writing for the science pages of The Guardian, he has written and presented many award-winning series and programs for the BBC, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 program Inside Science, The Cell for BBC Four, and Playing God (on the rise of synthetic biology) for the leading science series Horizon. He is also the author of How to Argue With a Racistan incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference; The Book of Humansa new evolutionary history that explores the profound paradox of the "human animal"; A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Livedfinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction; and Creationon the origin of life and synthetic biology, which was short-listed for the Wellcome Book Prize.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Race is not a biological reality.
Racism thrives on our not knowing this.

Racist pseudoscience is on the rise--fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even the well-intentioned repeat stereotypes based on "science," because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp--and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, these misconceptions are multiplying even as scientists make unprecedented discoveries in human genetics--findings that, when accurately understood, are powerful evidence against racism. We've never had clearer answers about who we are and where we come from, but this knowledge is sorely needed in our casual conversations about race.

How to Argue With a Racist enables us to have responsible, enlightened discourse by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can't tell us about human difference. We know now that the racial categories still vexing society do not align with observable genetic differences. In fact, our differences are so minute that, most of all, they serve as evidence of our shared humanity.



Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Justin A. Reynolds
, who will talk with us about his book Early Departures (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Justin A. Reynolds has always wanted to be a writer. Opposite of Always, his debut novel, was an Indies Introduce selection and a School Library Journal Best Book, has been translated into seventeen languages, and is being developed for film with Paramount Players. He lives in northeast Ohio with his family. You can find him at www.justinareynolds.com.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Read this one, reread it, and then hug it to your chest. Reynolds' debut is wise, heartfelt, and wildly, infinitely charming. --Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat

What if you could bring your best friend back to life--but only for a short time?

Jamal's best friend, Q, doesn't know that he died, and that he's about to die . . . again. He doesn't know that Jamal tried to save him. And that the reason they haven't been friends for two years is because Jamal blames Q for the accident that killed his parents.

But what if Jamal could have a second chance? A new technology allows Q to be reanimated for a few weeks before he dies . . . permanently. And Q's mom is not about to let anyone ruin this miracle by telling Q about his impending death. So how can Jamal fix everything if he can't tell Q the truth?

Early Departures weaves together loss, grief, friendship, and love to form a wholly unique homage to the bonds that bring people together for life--and beyond.



Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

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

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is 
Heather Bell Adams, who will talk with us about her book The Good Luck Stone (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather Bell Adams is the award-winning author of MARANATHA ROAD. Her short stories and scholarship have appeared in numerous literary magazines and reviews. A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, she currently is an attorney living in Raleigh.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Her desperate decision during World War II changed everything. Now, 70 years later, her secret is unraveling.

At ninety years old, Audrey Thorpe still lives in a historic mansion on palm-tree-lined Victory Drive, determined to retain her independence. But when her health begins to fade, her family hires a part-time caregiver, Laurel. The two women seem to bond-until Audrey disappears. Unbeknownst to Laurel, Audrey has harbored a secret for 70 years, since her time as a nurse in the South Pacific during World War II.

As the story moves between the verdant jungles of the war-torn Philippines and the glitter of modern-day Savannah, Georgia, friendships new and old are tested. Along the way, Audrey grapples with one of life's heart-wrenching truths: You can only outrun your secrets for so long.



Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
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It's a national celebration of indie bookstores!

Independent Bookstore Day has become a nationwide party as big and varied as the country itself. Please join us and show your love for your local indie bookstore!

Rescheduled from April, the national celebration of indie bookstores will look a lot different. There are some special events that will take place virtually, we'll have cool exclusive IBD items for sale, and you can still drop by for a yummy treat and to shop. Please watch for our special email with all the details, or check back here.



Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, September 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is
Daniel Nayeri, who will talk with us about his new middle grade novel Everything Sad is Untrue (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the publisher of Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan, making him one of the youngest publishers in the industry. He has served on the CBC diversity committee and the CBC panel committee.

ABOUT THE BOOK

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much.

But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan.

We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry "Akh, Tamar!" and touched carpets woven with precious gems.

Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story).

It is Daniel's.



Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 virtually via Zoom at 2 pm. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.

Author Bianca Marais will be joining our group to answer your questions!



Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
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In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Simon Stephenson
, who will talk with us about his new novel Set My Heart to Five (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • Time: 3 PM
  • 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 and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Simon Stephenson is a former Pixar screenwriter and an author based in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE BOOK

*SET TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY EDGAR WRIGHT ( SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD )*

For fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman, a delightfully entertaining, deceptively poignant debut novel about a humanlike bot named Jared, whose emotional awakening leads him on an unforgettable quest for connection, belonging and possibly even true love

Jared works as a dentist in small-town Michigan. His life is totally normal, except for one thing. He is a bot engineered with human DNA to look and act like a real person.

One day at a screening of a classic movie, Jared feels a strange sensation around his eyes. Everyone knows that bots can't feel emotions, but as the theater lights come on, Jared is almost certain he's crying. Confused, he decides to watch more old movies to figure out what's happening. The process leads to an emotional awakening that upends his existence. Jared, it turns out, can feel.

Overcome with a full range of emotions, and facing an imminent reset, Jared heads west, determined to forge real connections. He yearns to find his mother, the programmer who created him. He dreams of writing a screenplay that will change the world. Along the way, he might even fall in love. But a bot with feelings is a dangerous proposition, and Jared's new life could come to an end before it truly begins.

Delectably entertaining and deceptively moving, Set My Heart to Five is a profound exploration of what makes us human and a love letter to outsiders everywhere.



Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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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.



Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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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 virtually via Zoom at 2 pm. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, October 26, 2020 - 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.



Monday, November 30, 2020 - 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.