Store Events

As we emerge from the pandemic due to more and more people being vaccinated, we will be offering a mix of virtual and in-person events. Please see the individual event listings for details.

If you are new to using Zoom, please 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.

Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 3:00pm
Photo of Les Standiford and the book cover

Please join us on Sunday, June 27 at 3 pm to hear Les Standiford talk about his new book, Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus. After his talk, Les will be happy to sign copies of his book.

Purchase the book from us online here or give us a call. To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

Les Standiford's previous books include Last Train to Paradise and Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu.

RSVP online via Eventbrite here.

We know we're in a time of transition during the pandemic. If you are fully vaccinated, we no longer require you to wear a mask in our store. We do support the wearing of masks if you are not vaccinated or feel more comfortable doing so. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we navigate our reentry into a time of hosting in-person events. We're excited, the authors are excited, and we know you are, too! Please note that seating will be available, but it will be more limited in our new space. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The untold story of three Golden Age titans and the confrontations, cutthroat business strategies, and eccentric personalities that built the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus

Millions have sat under the "big top," watching as trapeze artists glide and clowns entertain, but few know the captivating stories behind the men whose creativity, ingenuity, and determination created one of our country's most beloved pastimes.

In Battle for the Big TopNew York Times-bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings--James Bailey, P.T. Barnum, and John Ringling--all vied for control of the vastly profitable and influential American Circus. Ultimately, the rivalry of these three men resulted in the creation of an institution that would surpass all intentions and, for 147 years, hold a nation spellbound.

Filled with details of their ever-evolving showmanship, business acumen, and personal magnetism, this Ragtime-like narrative will delight and enchant circus-lovers and anyone fascinated by the American experience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

LES STANDIFORD is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and Bringing Adam Home. His book, The Man Who Invented Christmas, was a New York Times 'Editors' Choice' and was made into a feature film starring Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens in 2018. He is a Professor of English and Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University and holds a MA and PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. He attended the US Air Force Academy and Columbia School of Law and is a former screenwriting fellow and graduate of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He lives in Miami, Florida.



Monday, June 28, 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.



Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Book cover image of Afterlife

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. As of the July 2021 meeting, this particular book club will meet in-person with a virtual option. We will set up a computer in the store during the meeting so that people can join via Zoom. 



Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Please join us on Saturday, July 10 at 4 pm for a "Meet & Mingle" with New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel! We're thrilled to have Kristin return to Copperfish Books on her book tour for her new book The Forest of Vanishing Stars. Enjoy refreshments while chatting with Kristin and fellow fans. Kristin will also give a short talk and sign books.

Purchase the book from us online here or give us a call. To enable us to continue to bring these events to you — and to support the authors — please purchase their books from us. 

RSVP online via Eventbrite here.

We know we're in a time of transition during the pandemic. If you are fully vaccinated, we no longer require you to wear a mask in our store. We do support the wearing of masks if you are not vaccinated or feel more comfortable doing so. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we navigate our reentry into a time of hosting in-person events. We're excited, the authors are excited, and we know you are, too! Please note that seating will be available, but it will be more limited in our new space. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The New York Times bestselling author of the "heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism" (PeopleThe Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis--until a secret from her past threatens everything.

After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what's happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest--and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.

Inspired by incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, and suffused with the journey-from-the-wilderness elements that made Where the Crawdads Sing a worldwide phenomenon, The Forest of Vanishing Stars is a heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author whose writing has been hailed as "sweeping and magnificent" (Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author), "immersive and evocative" ( Publishers Weekly), and "gripping" ( Tampa Bay Times).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. She is also the cofounder and cohost of the popular web series, Friends and Fiction. She lives in Orlando, Florida.



Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 4:00pm
Author photo and book cover

Join us on Sunday, June 27 at 4 pm to welcome author Dianna Rostad for her first book talk at Copperfish Books! Dianna will talk with us about her debut novel, You Belong Here Now (a paperback original published by HarperCollins). After her talk, Dianna will be happy to sign copies of her book.

In this brilliant debut reminiscent of Kristina McMorris's Sold on a Monday and William Kent Krueger's This Tender Land, three orphans journey westward from New York City to the Big Sky Country of Montana, hoping for a better life where beautiful wild horses roam free.

Purchase the book from us online here or give us a call. To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

RSVP online via Eventbrite here.

We know we're in a time of transition during the pandemic. If you are fully vaccinated, we no longer require you to wear a mask in our store. We do support the wearing of masks if you are not vaccinated or feel more comfortable doing so. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we navigate our reentry into a time of hosting in-person events. We're excited, the authors are excited, and we know you are, too! Please note that seating will be available, but it will be more limited in our new space. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

"Set against the harsh backdrop of Montana, You Belong Here Now is a novel as straightforward and powerful as the characters who populate it. I love this book, and I guarantee you won't find a finer debut work anywhere." -- William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land

"From the moment the reader steps on the train with these orphaned children, You Belong Here Now shows how beauty can emerge from even the darkest places."--Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl

Montana 1925: An Irish boy orphaned by Spanish flu, a tiny girl who won't speak, and a volatile young man who lies about his age to escape Hell's Kitchen, are paraded on train platforms across the Midwest to work-worn folks. They journey countless miles, racing the sun westward.

Before they reach the last rejection and stop, the oldest, Charles, comes up with a daring plan, and alone, they set off toward the Yellowstone River and grassy mountains where the wild horses roam.

Fate guides them toward the ranch of a family stricken by loss. Nara, the daughter of a successful cattleman, has grown into a brusque spinster who refuses the kids on sight. She's worked hard to gain her father's respect and hopes to run their operation, but if the kids stay, she'll be stuck in the kitchen.

Nara works them without mercy, hoping they'll run off, but they buck up and show spirit, and though Nara will never be motherly, she begins to take to them. So, when Charles is jailed for freeing wild horses that were rounded up for slaughter, and an abusive mother from New York shows up to take the youngest, Nara does the unthinkable, risking everything she holds dear to change their lives forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dianna Rostad was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her parents and extended family come from the ranches of Montana and the farms of Arkansas. Dianna raised three kind, human beings, and when they began to test their wings, she took to writing with a passion, completing Southern Methodist University Writer's Path program in 2009. A favorite task of her creative endeavors is the discovery and research of people and places where her novels are set. She has traveled extensively to pursue the last artifacts of our shared history and breathe life, truth, and hope into her novels. Now living in Florida, Dianna continues to write big-hearted novels for wide audiences everywhere.



Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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This group reads and discusses mystery and suspense fiction.

In-person event with a virtual option (we’ll set up a computer so that people can join via Zoom). Let us know if you would like to participate via Zoom so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, July 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Book cover of To Have and to Hoax

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.



Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Squeeze Me 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.

This meeting will be held at 6 pm. This book club will meet in-person with a virtual option. We will set up a computer in the store during the meeting so that people can join via Zoom.



Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Book cover of The Last Flight

This group reads and discusses mystery and suspense fiction.

In-person event with a virtual option (we’ll set up a computer so that people can join via Zoom). Let us know if you would like to participate via Zoom so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, August 30, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
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.



Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cat Tale 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.

This book club will meet in-person with a virtual option. We will set up a computer in the store during the meeting so that people can join via Zoom.