03/26/2019 - 1:00PM
Special event hosted by the Page 158 Books Daytime Book Club! Join us for a special meeting of the Daytime Book Club. We will be joined by Diane Chamberlain to discuss her latest book, The Dream Daughter.
03/27/2019 - 6:00PM
This month’s selection is Dopesick by Beth Macy.
03/28/2019 - 11:00AM
This month’s selection is Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay.
03/28/2019 - 7:00PM
This month’s selection is Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
03/30/2019 - 4:00PM
Page 158 Books welcomes local author Domenic Melillo back to discuss Sword of the Gray Champion, book two of the Swords of Valor Trilogy. After weakening Azazel’s power by destroying the Swords of Terror, the Guardians of the Swords of Valor are looking forward to life returning to normal. That is, until their dead grandfather returns to tell them the world needs them again. The Apostles of Azazel have become the Leviathan Alliance. No longer are the Swords of Terror needed to dominate the...
03/30/2019 - 2:00PM
Set in an atmosphere of misogyny and racism in post-Civil War New Orleans, Only Charlotte by Rosemary Poole-Carter is a tale of entanglements, both amorous and murderous. Lenore James, a woman of independent means who has outlived three husbands, is determined to disentangle her brother Gilbert from the beguiling Charlotte Eden. Chafing against misogyny and racism in the post-Civil War South, Lenore learns that Charlotte’s husband is enmeshed in the re-enslavement schemes of a powerful judge,...
04/06/2019 - 3:00PM
Before the Civil War, North Carolina was divided by the battle over secession. Some state leaders remained loyal to the Union because they saw the potential for compromise with Northern states. William Alexander Graham helped broker the Compromise of 1850. John Motley Morehead and Jonathan Worth led the campaign against secession in early 1861. Most continued to serve their state under the Confederacy. Although Zebulon B. Vance opposed secession, he served in the Confederate army and as...
04/08/2019 - 11:00AM
This month’s selection is An American Marriage by Tarayi Jones.
04/08/2019 - 6:30PM
This month’s selection is Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith.
04/09/2019 - 7:00PM
TRIO is a traveling exhibit of art, music, and literature that celebrates the inspirational power of great storytelling. Created by writer, publisher, singer Shari Smith of Working Title Farm, TRIO is a testament to the way words, music, and art can come together around the power of a single story. Each TRIO starts with a book, which is given to a musician and a visual artist, who then write an original song / create a work of art inspired by the story. One book is given to both a songwriter...
04/09/2019 - 6:30PM
This month’s selection is Congratulations, Who Are You Again? by Harrison Scott Key.
04/09/2019 - 6:00PM
This month’s selection is The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker.
04/10/2019 - 5:30PM
This month’s selection is Dog Man by Dav Pilkey.
04/11/2019 - 5:30PM
This month’s selection is The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch.
04/11/2019 - 6:30PM
Save the date! Anne Fitten Glenn, author of Western North Carolina Beer: A Mountain Brew History will join us for an exclusive beer dinner with Bu•ku Wake Forest. Ticketing information to come.
04/11/2019 - 4:30PM
This month’s selection is Who Was Chuck Jones? by Jim Gigliotti.
04/15/2019 - 6:00PM
This month’s selection is Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.
04/17/2019 - 6:30PM
This month's selection is LONG SHOT by Azad Cudi.
04/18/2019 - 6:30PM
This month’s selection is Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce.
04/22/2019 - 6:30PM
Join us on Earth Day for a discussion with Dr Robert George as he talks to us about working to be good stewards of the natural world, particularly with an eye to the impact of climate change on the North Carolina coast. Dr. George taught marine biology for 35 years at UNCW. In 2008 Dr. George moved to Wake Forest with his wife Chandra George to live in Heritage. Dr. George is the leader of the CREATION CARE SMALL GROUP in Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest. Dr. George is also Science Advisor...
04/25/2019 - 11:00AM
This month’s selection is Descent by Tim Johnston.
04/30/2019 - 6:30PM
Through essays and stories on the poetry and science of living, Mud and Dreams is an argument for the goodness of people, the beauty all around us and our reasons for hope. It calls us to embrace all the noise and confusion of our lives, everything that is unjust and unfair, and find the meaning, gratefulness and cause for celebration. Intimate. Sublime. Mud and Dreams is about falling more deeply in love with life. A work of “literary self-help” or “motivational poetics”, Mud and Dreams is...
05/17/2019 - 7:00PM
Page 158 Books is excited to present an evening with two authors of historical fiction, Michael Parker and Louis Bayard to discuss their books Prairie Fever and Courting Mr. Lincoln. About PRAIRIE FEVER: Set in the hardscrabble landscape of early 1900s Oklahoma, but timeless in its sensibility, Prairie Fever traces the dynamic between two sisters: the pragmatic Lorena and the chimerical Elise. Their connection to each other supersedes all else, until the arrival of a schoolteacher...
05/21/2019 - 6:30PM
Page 158 Books welcomes Meredith McCarroll, editor of Appalachian Reckoning, to Wake Forest. Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, at turns rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow Hillbilly Elegy has cast over the region and its imagining. But it also moves beyond Hillbilly Elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and photography. The essays and creative work...
05/30/2019 - 6:30PM
WHAT: book launch party for STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED WHEN: May 30, 6:30pm WHERE: both locations of Page 158 Books WHO: Murderinos and anyone else who likes true crime We are so excited about Karin Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark's STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED that we're having not one, but TWO parties! Come talk murder, the podcast, and, of course, the book with fellow murderinos. There will be trivia, giveaways, beer, wine, and a prize for best hometown murder story! Don't...