Store Events

During the pandemic, book clubs and author speaking 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.

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.



Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Photo of Will Johnson and book cover

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 Will Johnson, who will talk with us about his new novel If or When I Call (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM ET
  • 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

Will Johnson is a musician and songwriter who has played in the bands Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Marie/Lepanto, Overseas, New Multitudes, and Monsters of Folk. He also releases records under his own name, and makes paintings centering on the subject of baseball and its history. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction. He was born in Kennett, Missouri, and currently lives in Austin, Texas. If or When I Call is his first novel.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Between interstates and county lines, life in rural Missouri unfolds in a progression of simple moments that carry the weight of every hard thing gone by. Parker and Melinda are searching for themselves in the hollows of their estranged marriage. Parker, haunted by the demons of addiction, lives every moment at the edge of an undiagnosed disorder - a darkness that steals his awareness and throws him into convulsions. Melinda, on an odyssey of her own, knows Parker's struggles all too well, and as they try to help their teenage son come to terms with their lives apart, they have only their memories of a brighter life to get by.

Haunting and lyrical, Johnson's powerful debut is a hymn to the lives we overlook in the quiet places around us. And how close we are to living them ourselves.



Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
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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 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, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Book cover image and photo of both women who share the Christina Lauren pen name

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 Christina Lauren -- made up of the writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings -- who will talk with us about their new novel The Soulmate Equation (buy the book here).

  • Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM ET
  • 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

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating YouAutoboyographyLove and Other WordsRoomiesJosh and Hazel's Guide to Not DatingMy Favorite Half-Night Stand, and The Unhoneymooners. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners returns with a witty and effervescent novel about what happens when two people with everything on the line are thrown together by science—or is it fate? Perfect for fans of The Rosie Project and One Plus One.

Single mom Jessica Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents—who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno—Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before Juno was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close, but working constantly to stay afloat is hard...and lonely.

But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands.

At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: one of GeneticAlly’s founders, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond Match” that could launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought.

Funny, warm, and full of heart, The Soulmate Equation proves that the delicate balance between fate and choice can never be calculated



Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Photo of author and book cover

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 Natalie Baszile, who will talk with us about her new book We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
  • Time: 7 PM ET
  • 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

Natalie Baszile is the author of the novel Queen Sugar, which was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2014, longlisted for the Crooks Corner Southern Book Prize, nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN. Baszile holds a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. She lives in San Francisco.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people's connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers' personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The Returning Generation--young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations.

These farmers are joined by other influential voices, including noted historians Analena Hope Hassberg and Pete Daniel, and award-winning author Clyde W. Ford, who considers the arrival of Africans to American shores; and James Beard Award-winning writers and Michael Twitty, reflects on black culinary tradition and its African roots. Poetry and inspirational quotes are woven into these diverse narratives, adding richness and texture, as well as stunning four-color photographs from photographers Alison Gootee and Malcom Williams, and Baszile's personal collection.

As Baszile reveals, black farming informs crucial aspects of American culture--the family, the way our national identity is bound up with the land, the pull of memory, the healing power of food, and race relations. She reminds us that the land, well-earned and fiercely protected, transcends history and signifies a home that can be tended, tilled, and passed to succeeding generations with pride. We Are Each Other's Harvest elevates the voices and stories of black farmers and people of color, celebrating their perseverance and resilience, while spotlighting the challenges they continue to face. Luminous and eye-opening, this eclectic collection helps people and communities of color today reimagine what it means to be dedicated to the soil.



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.



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 6:45pm
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 virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
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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, 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.



Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Book cover of The Last Flight

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.