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Avid Bookshop

Avid Bookshop is a community-focused independent seller of mostly new and some used books. Stop by for a new read plus special programming including book clubs, local author readings, poetry nights, national author book signings, and more! Located on Prince Avenue, between The Daily Co-op and the historic Fire Hall No. 2.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday - Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meet Middle Grade Author Andrew Harwell: THE SPIDER RING

    From: April 02, 2015 - April 02, 2015
On April 2, 2015, Avid Bookshop presents middle grade author Andrew Harwell in honor of his debut middle grade novel, The Spider Ring, from 6:30pm - ... View Details

Meet Poet and Musician Eric Sommer

    From: April 03, 2015 - April 03, 2015
Avid Bookshop will host poet and musician Eric Sommer on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. There is no admission fee. View Details

Author Kirsten Gant: THE MATTER OF THE MOO COW

    From: April 04, 2015 - April 04, 2015
During Avid's usual Story Time on April 11 from 10:30am-11:00am, author Kirsten Gant will be a special guest reader with her book The Matter of the M... View Details


    From: April 04, 2015 - April 04, 2015
Avid Bookshop will host author Nina MacLaughlin in celebration of her book Hammer Head: The making of a Carpenter on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 6:... View Details

Meet Author Michael Buffalo Smith: REBEL YELL: An Oral History of Southern Rock

    From: April 10, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Avid Bookshop presents author Michael Buffalo Smith in celebration of his book Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock on April 10, 2015, from 6... View Details

Special Art & Story Time with José Lucio

    From: April 12, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Avid Bookshop is honored to host José Lucio in celebration of his picture book Heave Ho! on Sunday, April 12, 2015, from 2pm to 3pm. There is ... View Details