Store Events

Author events are very popular at Copperfish Books! We ask that you RSVP so that we can manage the space, order enough books, and make sure your overall experience is positive and enjoyable. Most of our events are free and open to the public; some may require tickets and a book purchase. Please look for RSVP information on each of the individual event listings and read our Event Reservation details.

If you can't make it to an author event, contact us to order a signed copy.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Collage of Florida wildlife

Join us on September 4 at 6 pm to experience an illustrated “chalk talk” by Ron Mills, retired naturalist and current president of the Peace River Audubon Society. In celebration of National Wildlife Day, Ron will present a fun look at the outdoor world, concentrating on the sights, sounds and little-known facts that surround the birds and other critters that enrich our lives here in Southwest Florida.  And since this will be a “chalk talk,” Ron will be drawing the wildlife subjects as he’s giving his talk. This will be of interest to all ages. There will be a free drawing for Ron's artwork at the conclusion.

To RSVP for this free event, call (941) 205-2560 or email copperfishbooks@comcast.net.

Our great selection of Florida field guides and other nature-related books will be on sale for the occasion, including children’s nature books!

As a naturalist for over 30 years with the Ohio state park system, Ron Mills combined his love of art and nature to tailor programs for audiences of all ages. Nowadays, he and his wife Tobi run Florida Reclaimed, recycling great old items to create new ones with a theme that depicts their passion for the "real" Florida. You can see Ron and Tobi in their booth every Saturday at the Farmer's Market in Downtown Punta Gorda. Ron also recently completed the murals at the popular Nav-A-Gator Bar and Grill in Arcadia.



Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Witchmark cover

This group reads and discusses compelling and exciting science fiction and fantasy novels – some YA – from a new generation of imaginative authors. 



Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
The Dream Peddler cover

(Choose either morning session 9-10 am or evening session 6-7 pm.) 



Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ribbons of Scarlet cover and author photos

During the French Revolution, women took to the streets and engaged in politics like never before. The story of how they fought for the freedoms we now enjoy and still aspire to has never been more timely, or more inspiring.

Join us on Saturday, October 5 at 6 pm, for a very special event to hear and meet all six authors of Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women (to be published Oct. 1). The novel is penned by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn, and Heather Webb. Copperfish Books is proud to be among the few bookstores to be able to have them all at one event.

In addition to hearing each author speak, the evening will include French wines and cheeses specially selected and served by our friends at Punta Gorda Chocolate & Wine. You’ll also be able to have your book signed by all of the authors.

Tickets are limited for this one-of-a-kind, multi-author occasion. The price to attend is $28, which includes one paperback copy of Ribbons of Scarlet, French wine and cheeses, and the opportunity to hear, meet, and chat with six authors.

<<< Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite HERE or at the bookstore. >>>

About the Book

Ribbons of Scarlet tells the story of the tumultuous French Revolution from the female perspective, giving voice to heroines – princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers – using their own documented words. Six authors each portray one historical figure, together representing the whole of the political spectrum, in an interwoven narrative that reads as one cohesive novel. Who will fall under the guillotine’s blade, and who will carry the Revolution’s shining ideals out of bloodshed into a new France?

About the Authors

Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie are the New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling authors of My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton and America's First Daughter.

E. Knight a USA Today bestselling author of of historical women’s fiction and historical romance (Eliza Knight). Her books include the "Tales from the Tudor Court" series and the Scottish romance adventure series "The Sutherland Legacy."

Sophie Perinot is an award-winning author of female-centered historical novels The Sister Queens and Médicis Daughter.

Kate Quinn is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress.

Heather Webb is the international bestselling and award-winning author of six historical novels, including Last Christmas in Paris.



Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Zenith cover

This group reads and discusses compelling and exciting science fiction and fantasy novels – some YA – from a new generation of imaginative authors. 



Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Florida cover

(Choose either morning session 9-10 am or evening session 6-7 pm.) 



Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Art Levy photo and book cover

Join us on October 29 at 6 pm to hear award-winning journalist Art Levy talk about his book Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State. Art will be pleased to sign copies of his book after his talk.

Discover some of Florida’s most fascinating personalities in this entertaining kaleidoscope of interviews. Made in Florida showcases a colorful lineup of notable people who got their start in the state and who have helped make it the unique, diverse place it is today. Hear from Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry about their weirdest writing inspirations. Discover why Shaquille O’Neal never complains. Learn about the lives of Seminole Tribe elder Louise Gopher, pop art painter Romero Britto, NASA senior executive JoAnn Morgan, circus daredevil Bello Nock, football coach Steve Spurrier, state CFO Alex Sink, and Muhammad Ali’s “fight doctor” Ferdie Pacheco. In addition to the widely celebrated, Art Levy also introduces many unsung individuals, such as innovative industrialist “Chainsaw Al” and dedicated naturalist Eugenie Clark (“The Shark Lady”). Mingle with a legendary rancher, a civil rights historian, and a commercial fisherman. Marvel at an anticrime crusader, a space skydiver, and a snake-venom enthusiast.

Art Levy is an award-winning journalist. He is associate editor of Florida Trend magazine. He has also written for the St. Petersburg Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Over the years, his stories have won more than 20 awards.



Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Dark Matter cover

This group reads and discusses compelling and exciting science fiction and fantasy novels – some YA – from a new generation of imaginative authors. 



Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
All Systems Red cover

This group reads and discusses compelling and exciting science fiction and fantasy novels – some YA – from a new generation of imaginative authors.