Ahh, Fall. The leaves are falling (somewhere), the air is cooler (not here), and people are wearing sweaters (in other parts of the country). Ok, so the only thing that really changes for us when Fall arrives is that our schedule becomes packed with events. Some of the events are onsite at The Conundrum, some are away from the store at local events, and some are REALLY away like in other towns at their literary events (who knows, those towns may even have cool weather!)
Here’s a rundown of where we will be and who will be joining us. We hope you will consider joining us at one – or all – of these events as well!
Saturday October 20, 2018 we are proud to collaborate with The Southern Garden Symposium to bring a wide selection of gardening books to their lectures at Hemingbough. The speakers promise to be as fabulous as ever. You know you want will to be able to get signed copies of their books for yourself and as gifts for your garden loving friends . This event sells out quite regularly so be sure you have reserved your ticket to attend and we will see you there !
Wednesday October 31, 2018 Halloween morning storytime reading It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. We will have treats (no tricks) and crafting. Join us for the fun!
Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3, 2018 we will travel to St Landry Parish to have a pop-up bookstore at this year’s Festival of the Word. The event features authors Jack Bedell , Ladee Hubbard and Cornelius Eady.
Thursday November 8, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm , Ben Forkner (also the compiler and editor of Louisiana Stories) is launching a new book absolutely perfect for our town. It is called Audubon on Louisiana and is a collection of John James Audubon’s writings pertaining to his time in Louisiana. He will be travelling from his home in France and will join us a for a signing and discussion on both books. A book you will want to give as gifts for years to come, you won’t want to miss this one! Light refreshments will be served.
Friday November 9 , 2018 from 6:30 until 8:30 we will host the BOOK LAUNCH Celebration for Em Shotwell’s newest novel at The Conundrum. I know those of you who have read BlackBird Summer and Forget Me Not have been anxiously awaiting this book . Be sure and mark this date on your calendar and pre-order your signed copy now! Refreshments will be served.
Saturday November 10, 2018 The Conundrum will have a pop-up bookstore in a booth at The Louisiana Book Festival! Since before opening the store this event has been a favorite day in the Fall for me and now we get to join the fun! We will be bringing authors, signed books, information on our year round events and letting the entire state know all about the fabulous literary happenings we have in St Francisville.
Sunday November 11, 2018 . Our good friend Jason Berry is releasing his new book and will join us to sign and chat. The new Book is City of a Million Dreams and celebrates the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. Books are available for pre-order at our website.+9 We hope to see you for the event.
Friday November 16- Sunday November 18, 2018 we will once again be across the river in New Roads for their Christmas Marketplace The Market at the Mill. Always a great way to kick off your Christmas shopping. We hope to see you there !
Friday December 7 – Sunday December 9, 2018 . Come help us celebrate our 3rd anniversary during Christmas in the Country. There will be book signings, story time, special events and lots more. Stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer.
There is even more being added to the calendar every day! Be sure and watch your email for more upcoming events. Now, I better rest up to be ready for all of these events!