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Free Author Talk and Book Signing with Lorna Hollifield July 11, 2017 at Noon

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Join us for July's author talk and book signing: Tobacco Sun, by Lorna Hollifield. In this novel, a Hollywood pin-up is jailed for murder while her sister holds the answers.

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South Carolina Center for the Book Selects The Other Mother for 2017 Route One Reads Initiative

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For the third consecutive year, the South Carolina Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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The Art of West Fraser - Author Talk and Book Signing

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Join us for this month's author talk and book signing Thursday, December 8, 2016, at noon when we will hear from South Carolina artist West Fraser about his book, Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser published by USC Press. The beauty and spirit of coastal landscapes and waterways captured and celebrated in art.

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Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival to be held November 10-11

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If you’re interested in writing and talking about writing, plan on attending Francis Marion University’s annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival. Four nationally known and best-selling authors and poets, and their avid readers, will descend upon the university Nov. 10 and 11 at this year’s Festival, which is free and open to the public.

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature Tim Johnston of Short Story America

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Join us on October 26 from noon-1pm for Speaker @ the Center featuring Tim Johnston of Short Story America. Tim will give a reading from his newest book, Friday Afternoon and Other Stories. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature Adam King of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Join us on October 12 from noon-1pm for Speaker @ the Center featuring Adam King, Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State by USC Press. All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia.

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Byars Book to Represent SC at National Book Festival

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The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book has selected the book Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society, to represent South Carolina at the 2016 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places Through Reading Map”.  Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book a

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