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

Monday: closed 

Author Andra Watkins

    From: February 28, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Andra Watkins, author, endurance hiker and motivational speaker, will be appearing at Avid Bookshop to introduce her latest book, Not Without My Fath... View Details

Meet Middle Grade Author Mark Goldblatt

    From: March 02, 2015 - March 02, 2015
Avid Bookshop will host author Mark Goldblatt in celebration of his new middle grade novel, FINDING THE WORM, on Monday, March 2, 2015, from 4:00pm to... View Details

Penguin Teen on Tour: Seth Fishman, Maggie Hall, Jessica Khoury, Rachel Hawkins, Morgan Rhodes

    From: March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015
Avid Bookshop presents five young adult authors in one great event on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Come meet Seth Fishman, Ma... View Details

Meet Children's Book Illustrator Greg Christie

    From: March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015
Avid Bookshop is thrilled to bring Greg Christie to the shop on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. There is no admission charge. Christie... View Details

Meet the Author of SOIL: Jamie Kornegay

    From: March 14, 2015 - March 14, 2015
  Avid Booksop will host author Jamie Kornegay in celebration of his novel, Soil, on Saturday, March 14th, 2015, from 6:30-7:30pm. There is no... View Details

Curbside Splendor Author Showcase featuring Local Author Paul Arrand Rodgers

    From: March 19, 2015 - March 19, 2015
Avid Bookshop is hosting a Curbside Splendor Author Showcase featuring local author Paul Arrand Rodgers with Brian Costello, James Tadd Adcox, and To... View Details