Store Events

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
A graphic of a flamingo wearing a winter hat and scarf with ornaments hanging off it. Also event info.

This annual party is our way of saying thank you and Happy Holidays to our wonderful customers and friends! We'll have live music by singer and guitarist Doug Coventry, a bookish scavenger hunt, and refreshments! And as a festive treat for adults and kids of all ages, Doug will give a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (at approx. 5:45 pm)! Drop in any time between 5 and 7 for some holiday fun at the bookstore!



Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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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. It is led by Cathy Graham, co-owner of Copperfish Books.



Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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We read books that have a great mystery and/or some sort of spooky flare! The more we muse to ourselves, “wait - what’s going on here?!?”, the better! Led by Assistant Manager Lucy Perkins-Wagel



Monday, December 26, 2022 - 12:00am

The bookstore will be closed today.



Monday, January 2, 2023 - 12:00am

The bookstore will be closed today.



Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 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. It is led by Cathy Graham, co-owner of Copperfish Books.



Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Graphic reads "10th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, January 14"

Copperfish Books turned 10 years old on October 1st! Our celebration was rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian.

We feel so honored to be a valued part of this community, and for a decade now! Many thanks to all of you who have shopped and supported our store over the years, to the wonderful authors who have visited us for events, and to our dedicated and talented booksellers. What an amazing 10 years it's been! 

Please join us during the day and/or in the evening on Saturday, January 14th. We’ll celebrate all day long with goodies and giveaways, and then from 5-7 pm, we’ll have an Open House with live music and wine from our friends at Punta Gorda Chocolate & Wine. Watch for more details posted here, on social media, and via email! (Sign up for our emails here.)



Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Our Cookbook Club meets every other month (or so) to sample recipes from new cookbooks and discuss their merits. Participants will prepare, share, and sample recipes from our featured cookbook. Limited to 15 participants. Co-owner Cathy and Bookseller Karen will host the club. 

To participate, you must purchase the featured cookbook from Copperfish Books (10% Book Club discount will be applied) and RSVP for the club. You’ll select one recipe from your book (please email Cathy with your choice at least one week before the club meets to avoid duplication), prepare the dish, and bring it to the club. Bring enough for everyone to sample. Also be ready to share why you selected your recipe and any thoughts about the cookbook. Copperfish Books will supply paper plates, napkins and utensils, and we’ll have tables set up for you to place your dishes on. Seating will also be available.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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We read books that have a great mystery and/or some sort of spooky flare! The more we muse to ourselves, “wait - what’s going on here?!?”, the better! Led by Assistant Manager Lucy Perkins-Wagel.



Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Copperfish Books welcomes Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child on Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm for a book talk for their new thriller The Cabinet of Dr. Leng. The tremendous new thriller in Preston & Child's #1 bestselling series features FBI Special Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene in their most extraordinary circumstances yet. After their talk, the authors will be happy to sign copies of their books.

To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

Register online via Eventbrite here or let us know.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Following the events of Bloodless, the "exciting" and "nail-biting" new thriller in Preston & Child's #1 bestselling series will once again feature FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast and Constance Greene.

Against all odds, Constance has found a way back to the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, and sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead to the deaths of her sister and brother, and stop Manhattan’s most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng of the seminal Pendergast novel The Cabinet of Curiosities, before his nefarious experiments come to fruition. Meanwhile, in present-day New York, Pendergast is desperate to find a way to reunite with Constance—but will he find a way before it’s too late?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child “stand head and shoulders above their rivals” (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child’s Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever DreamCold VengeanceTwo Graves, and Gideon’s Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly “strangely entertaining note” from the authors, at their website, http://www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.



Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
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Copperfish Books welcomes Deborah Royce on Tuesday, January 24 at 6 pm for a book talk for her new thriller Reef Road. After her talk, Deborah will be happy to sign copies of her book.

To enable us to continue to bring these events to you  and to support the authors  please purchase their books from us. 

Register online via Eventbrite here or let us know.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women--a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother's best friend and a panicked wife whose husband has disappeared with their children--collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020.

"Reef Road is magnificent. It feels utterly real, a novel of deeply personal context. It swerves between truth and lies--the lies that lead to an even deeper--and more devastating--truth. Though pure fiction, it reads as compellingly as a mixture of memoir and exposé. It has left me shaken to the core. Deborah Goodrich Royce writes with brilliant understanding of the mystery and occasional grace of trauma." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deborah Goodrich Royce's thrillers examine puzzles of identity. Ruby Falls won the Zibby Award for Best Plot Twist in 2021 and Finding Mrs. Ford was hailed by ForbesBook Riot, and Good Morning America's "best of" lists in 2019.

She began as an actress on All My Children and in multiple films, before transitioning to the role of story editor at Miramax Films, developing Emma and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time.

With her husband, Chuck, Deborah restored the Avon Theatre, Ocean House Hotel, Deer Mountain Inn, United Theatre, Savoy Bookstore, and numerous Main Street revitalization projects in Rhode Island and the Catskills.

She serves on the governing and advisory boards of the American Film Institute, Greenwich International Film Festival, New York Botanical Garden, Greenwich Historical Society, and the PRASAD Project.

Deborah holds a bachelor's degree in modern foreign languages and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Lake Erie College.



Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
BOOK COVER

We read books that are sure to make you swoon! Guaranteed happy endings (the spicier the better!) are what we crave - and we’ll search across genres to find them! Led by Assistant Manager Lucy Perkins-Wagel.



Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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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. It is led by Cathy Graham, co-owner of Copperfish Books.



Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
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[DATE CHANGED FROM NOV. 30]

Please join us on Monday, February 13 for the launch of local author Libby McDonald Schaefer's sixth book, MY MOTHER SAID…And The Lessons I Learned. Inspired by memories of her own mother, MY MOTHER SAID… is a collection of  stories told by sons, daughters and granddaughters from all over the country.

Register online via Eventbrite here or let us know.

There is the son in the Air Force who tells of his mother and her early years growing up in a sharecropper family. Three women who hail from Minnesota talk of their lives. There is the daughter, her mother and her 103 year old grandmother, three generations of women, often living and learning together. Three women from PA tell of their mother, an Olympic Gymnast, whose record held for 70 years. A former Broadway actress, now retired and living in Las Vegas shares her stories of the support her mother provided in her chosen career, 

Each individual speaks with honesty, sincerity and sometimes laughter or tears, in sharing their stories of dealing with cancer and Alzheimer's Disease and their own parenting. Interspersed are Libby’s memories of her own mother, a single parent who spent her life devoted to her three children.

Libby McDonald Schaefer has written The Ladies of Punta GordaMemories of War: Women's Stories of Sacrifice and StruggleCooking with Grandma, Memoir of a Streetwalker: A Paripatetic Journey of Reduction, and Our Brothers' Keepers: For Those Who Have Forgotten and Those Who Never Knew.



Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
BOOK COVER

We read books that have a great mystery and/or some sort of spooky flare! The more we muse to ourselves, “wait - what’s going on here?!?”, the better! Led by Assistant Manager Lucy Perkins-Wagel



Monday, February 27, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
BOOK COVER

We read books that are sure to make you swoon! Guaranteed happy endings (the spicier the better!) are what we crave - and we’ll search across genres to find them! Led by Assistant Manager Lucy Perkins-Wagel.



Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
BOOK COVER

We read books that are sure to make you swoon! Guaranteed happy endings (the spicier the better!) are what we crave - and we’ll search across genres to find them! Led by Assistant Manager Lucy Perkins-Wagel.