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.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Independent Bookstore Day logo, featuring three colored balloons tied to a stack of books, on a colorful banner

It's a national celebration of indie bookstores!

Join us in-store and online for Independent Bookstore Day!

  • Mimosas are back! We'll be pouring and enjoying mimosas on our front porch. While they last! We'll also have water and packaged treats and snacks.
  • Exclusive IBD Items! Purchase online or in the store. See the items we'll have here! (Exclusive IBD products won't be available to purchase until April 24.)
  • Spin the prize wheel! Make a purchase and spin the wheel for a gift!
  • Special sale cart! 40% off select new books!
  • Enter to win a bag of books!
  • And much more in-store fun for everyone!

And check out the awesome ViRTUAL EVENTS you can go to!

Can't make it to the store? Shop our online store and receive a free gift when you spend $35. (Remember, most hardcovers over $20 are 20% off.)

Glennon Doyle is the 2021 IBD Author Ambassador!

Independent Bookstore Day is a fantastic opportunity to support your favorite indie! Thank you!



Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Cover image of Float Plan

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, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Jaclyn Moriarty photo and book cover image

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 Jaclyn Moriarty, who will talk with us about her new children's novel The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (buy the book here).

  • Date: Tuesday, April 27, 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

Jaclyn Moriarty is the award-winning author of uniquely creative and readable books for adults and young readers including The Year of Secret Assignments, the Colors of Madeleine trilogy, and The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone. One of the talented and popular Moriarty sisters (including Liane and Nicola), Jaclyn lives in Sydney, Australia. She is very fond of chocolate, blueberries, and sleep.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Esther is a middle child, in her own mind a pale reflection of siblings who are bright, shining stars. Her mother doesn't show the slightest bit of interest, no matter what Esther does. Still, she's content to go back to school, do her best, hang out with her friends, and let others take care of things.

But her best friends aren't AT school when she gets there. Why didn't they tell her they wouldn't be coming back? Why were they silent all summer? But stuff like that happens. And it's bad luck that her new teacher makes Esther the butt of all kinds of jokes. Mrs. Pollock is rumored to be an ogre—and maybe she IS one. Could be.

Then things go from unfortunate to outright dangerous. The mountains surrounding the school—usually sparkling with glaciers and lakes, alive with Faeries, and sheltering a quaint town with really great bakeries—are now crowded with Shadow Mages, casting a noticeable pall, and clearly—to Esther—signifying something very dark and threatening. As the people she might have depended on to help are either strangely absent or in hiding, it's left to ordinary, middle-child Esther ("just Esther") to act. But she'll have to burst out of the box of mediocrity she's been but in, and do something absolutely extraordinary.
 



Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
A child wearing a read cape and blue mask hold their left arm straight out with a fist. Text reads "Reading is my superpower"

Copperfish Books will host a free reading craft activity for kids grades K-3 on Tuesday, May 4 at 4pm, to celebrate the Children’s Book Week Theme, Reading Is My Superpower. By the end of the activity, kids will have their own paper superpower capes to take home!

This activity will be held outdoors. Space is limited and you must RSVP to attend. Stop in or call 941-205-2560. If it rains, the event will not be held. If you are not sure whether it’s on or not, give us a call at 941-205-2560.

Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child a Reader, an award-winning, nonprofit organization that celebrates the powerful impact books have on young people.



Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Bells for Eli cover image

Author Susan Zurenda will join us for the discussion!

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.

Cathy's review:

A captivating debut novel that transports you to the small-town-south of not long ago where two cousins, Eli and Delia, are growing up together in the same neighborhood when a terrible accident happens that affects their lives forever.  The bond between Eli and Delia is so very strong and the actions they take to protect and help each other are admirable.  The writing is wonderful – vivid, full of emotion, transporting!



Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Author photo 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 Josephine Caminos Oría, who will talk with us about her new memoir Sobremesa : A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses (buy the book here).

  • Date: Thursday, May 6, 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

Josephine Caminos Oria is an Argentine-American cookbook author, entrepreneur and mom. It was in her early 40s, with five young children in tow, that Josephine took a chance on herself, leaving a C-level career to make dulce de leche. Today, Josephine, along with her Argentine husband, Gastón, is the founder of La Dorita Cooks, an all-natural line of dulce de leche products and Pittsburgh's first resource-based kitchen incubator for start-up and early stage food makers (see www.ladorita.net for more information). In addition, Josephine is the author of Dulce de Leche: Recipes, Stories, and Sweet Traditions.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A must-taste of Argentina that serves up a magical, gastronomic meditation on how the choices we make at the table can define who we are-and who we want to be

"Sobremesa reads like a cross between magical realism and the food section of the New York Times. Delicioso!” —Beth Ostrosky-Stern, New York Times Bestselling Author

If food is the universal language of love, sobremesa is the romance. Gather around the table with C-level career woman turned foodpreneur, Josephine Caminos Oría, as she cooks up a magical tale, told morsel by morsel, of some of her most memorable tableside chats—sobremesas—that provided the first-generation Argentine-American the courage to leave the safe life she knew and start over from scratch.

In her coming-of-age adventure, Josephine travels to her family’s homeland of Argentina in search of belonging—to family, to country, to a love, and ultimately, to oneself. Steeped in the lure of Latin culture, she pieces together her mom and abuela’s pasts, along with the nourishing dishes—delectably and spiritually—that formed their kitchen arsenal. But Josephine’s travels from las pampas to the prairie aren't easy or conventional. She grapples with mystical encounters with the spirit world that lead her to discover a part of herself that, like sobremesa, had been lost in translation.

Just as she's ready to give up on love all together, Josephine’s own heart surprises her by surrendering to a forbidden, transcontinental tryst with the Argentine man of her dreams. To stay together, she must make a difficult choice: return to the safe life she knows in the States, or follow her heart and craft a completely different kind of future for herself—one she never saw coming.

This otherworldly, multigenerational story of a daughter's love and familial culinary legacy serves up, in 13 courses, the timeless traditions that help Josephine navigate transformational love and loss. It’s a reminder that that home really is anywhere the heart is. Sobremesa invites you to linger at the table, reveal your own hidden truths and savor the healing embrace of time-honored food and the wisdom it espouses.



Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Photo of Laura Dave and cover image

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 Laura Dave, who will talk with us about her new novel The Last Thing He Told Me (buy the book here).

  • Date: Tuesday, May 11, 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

Laura Dave is the national and international bestselling author of several critically acclaimed novels including Eight Hundred Grapes and The First Husband. Her work has been published in eighteen countries and five of her novels, including The Last Thing He Told Me, have been optioned for film and television. She resides in Santa Monica, California.

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she's found the love of her life--until he disappears.

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers--Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah's increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen's boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn't who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen's true identity--and why he really disappeared.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen's past, they soon realize they're also building a new future--one neither of them could have anticipated.

With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.



Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:00pm
Photo of Mary Kay Andrews and book cover image

Mary Kay Andrews is coming to Copperfish Books!

Mary Kay will be here on Wednesday, May 12 at 1 pm to sign copies of her new book The Newcomer, which will publish on May 4. Please support Copperfish Books and pre-order from us.

Though not a typical author speaking event, you can meet and chat with Mary Kay as she signs your book! 

We’ll hold the signing inside the store and will still require face masks to be worn. (If it's nice out and not too hot – yeah, right – we’ll set up outside.)

If you are unable to attend, we'll be glad to have Mary Kay sign your book. Just let us know how you would like her to inscribe it.

  • Wednesday, May 12, beginning at 1 pm at Copperfish Books

  • Please register via Eventbrite here

Support Copperfish Books: Pre-order The Newcomer here.
But if you've already pre-ordered elsewhere, we would appreciate you purchasing a gift certificate from us.

About the Book

The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer.

Letty Carnahan is in trouble. She’s on the run from New York City; she has her four-year-old niece, Maya in tow, and her sister was found dead in the entry hall of her glamorous townhome. Letty believes she knows who did it: her sister’s awful, money-grubbing ex-husband, Evan Wingfield.

Letty can't forget her sister Tara's insistence: "if anything bad ever happens to me—It's Evan. Promise me you'll take Maya and run. Promise me." But run where? The only clue Tara has left behind is a faded magazine story about a sleepy mom-and-pop motel on Florida's Gulf Coast. Certain that the police and Tara's ex are hot on her trail, Letty leaves her own life behind without a backwards glance, knowing she will somehow get justice for Tara, and sets out for her destination—The Murmuring Surf.

The Surf, as regulars call it, is the winter home of a close-knit but quarrelsome group of retirees and snowbirds who regard this newcomer and her adorable niece with suspicion and more than a little curiosity. There's a No Vacancy sign swinging from the neon motel marquee, but the motel's longtime owner Ava DeCurtis takes Letty in, offers her a room and eventually a job, much to the disapproval of Ava's cynical son Joe, a local police detective whose every instinct tells him that Letty is a dangerous fugitive, possibly even a kidnapper and murderer.As Letty tries to settle into her new life and help heal Maya's trauma, she's preoccupied as her late sister's troubled past and connection to the motel are revealed, all while trying to deal with the attractive detective's unwelcome advances. Is Joe a would-be suitor? Or a cop determined to betray her confidence and put her behind bars?

MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels (including Hello, Summer; Sunset Beach; The High Tide Club;The Weekenders; Beach Town; Save the Date; Ladies’ Night; Christmas Bliss;Spring Fever; Summer Rental; The Fixer Upper; Deep Dish; Blue Christmas; Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit; Little Bitty Lies; and Savannah Blues), and one cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook.

She and her family divide their time between Atlanta and Tybee Island, GA, where they cook up new recipes in their restored beach homes. In between cooking, spoiling her grandkids, and plotting her next novel, Mary Kay is an intrepid treasure hunter whose favorite pastime is junking and fixing up old houses.



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.



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.



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.