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Happy Wednesday! Last Minute Event for the Foodies, Easter Egg Fun in Shawsville, Book Club at the Brewery, Meet the Author and an RSVP deadline for more Family Easter Fun on Saturday....

1. 2022 Spring Eggstravaganza:
Join the Meadowbrook Public Library in Shawsville for their annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 4:45 PM. There will also be take-home crafts, an Easter Basket Drawing and more.

2. Foodies & Wine Fans:
Act now if you want to be a last minute addition to tonight's Wine Dinner a Zeppoli's Restaurant and Wine Shop in Blacksburg with celebrity chef, Chef T from both "Hell's Kitchen" and now Food Network's "Big Restaurant Bet". The dinner starts at 6:00 PM and the cost is $79.99 before tax & gratuity.

3. Local History Fans:
Virginia Tech professor & author Daniel Thorp will be at the Blacksburg Library, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Va tonight starting at 6 PM discussing his new book "In the True Blue’s Wake: Slavery and Freedom among the Families of Smithfield Plantation". Admission is free & books will be available.

4. RSVP for Saturday Easter Fun:
Today is the deadline to register for LifePoint Giles Annual Easter Extravaganza on Saturday from 12-2 PM featuring an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts for kids, live music and a catered meal from Anna's Restaurant of Narrows, VA.

5. Book Club with Craft Beer:
Blacksburg Books hosts their monthly Book Club at Moon Hollow Brewing in Blacksburg starting at 6:30 PM. They will be discussing the book "Klara and the Sun". No registration is necessary and is open to all. Attendees will receive 10% off their beverages during the discussion.

6. One final note, if you want to see Broadway legend and Emmy & Tony Award-winning actress & singer Kristin Chenoweth on Thursday night at the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, a few tickets have opened up for the formerly sold-out show, so act fast.

And, this is shaping up to be a really, really big weekend of fun across the NRV. If you haven't signed up yet, sign-up for our Free Weekly Email Newsletter which I plan to have sent out late tonight / early Thursday.
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Thanks for reading and have a great Wednesday!
There's 7 Featured Events on Tuesday across the New River Valley. Let's get into some of the details....

1. Two Radford Reads Programs with Printz Award winning author Daniel Nayeri. He is the author of several books including "Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story)" and "Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas", which has won numerous awards and been named Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and more!
1A: Radford University and the Radford Public Library have partnered to bring Daniel for a free, public talk at the Bonnie Auditorium starting at 6:30 PM.
1B: Daniel Nayeri will join Dave at the Radford Public Library for a special "Cooking with Dave" program starting at 3:15 PM at the library. Admission is free and the event will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live.

2. 50 Years in the Marking Concert:
Montgomery Museum of Art & History in Christiansburg hosts a live concert celebrating old time, blues & bluegrass at the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech to benefit the museum starting at 7 PM. Enjoy live music from 12 remarkable artists along with host Jack Hinshelwood. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 & Under are $5.

3. Author Night with Erika Meitner at Blacksburg Books:
Head to downtown Blacksburg and hear from poet & Blacksburg resident Erika Meitner's 6th book of poetry titled "Useful Junk" starting at 7 PM. Admission is free.

4. Afternoon Baseball:
Virginia Tech Baseball has moved up their game non-conference game with Marshall University due to expected rain. Head to English Field at 1 PM for some free collegiate baseball.

5. Long Way Brewing in Radford, VA hosts an Alzheimer's Association Benefit Night from 3-9 PM. $1.00 of every pint sold will be donated to the Central and Western Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

6. Student Stand-Up featuring Comedy Conglomerate VT at the Haymarket Theatre inside the Squires Student Center. Enjoy a night of comedy and be ready to laugh. Admission is free.
Courtesy of The Virginia Tech Union.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!
Thanks to you, we reached our goal of 140 donors! We raised over $10,000 for student scholarships. We unlocked $2k from Joseph ('68) and Laura Jones, plus $5k more from Donna Mitchell ('83).

Whether you gave $5 or $5000, you helped us smash last year's donor total. More importantly, you will help the next generation of students access THE best education we can provide.

Stay tuned to find out who won our WORDPLAYS game—and the $75 gift certificate to our beloved sponsor Blacksburg Books
We've hit 70 donors for 🙌

We need 30 more by noon tomorrow to unlock $2000 extra dollars, and 70 more to unlock another $5000. All money raised goes to student scholarships.

Plus you can win a $75 gift certificate to Blacksburg Books. Details at

Be sure to choose the English department fund when you give!
Our chair Dr. Becca (Rebecca Weaver-Hightower) is challenging you to a game of WORDPLAY! You can win a $75 gift certificate to Blacksburg Books and help raise money for student scholarships.

Game starts at noon tomorrow on

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70% of incarcerated adults cannot read at a 4th grade level. Literacy lights the way to a life out of the justice system. We visited Blacksburg Books to join them in donating books to the Appalachian Prison Book Project (APBP). Please stop by and support this life-changing project!
Good Thursday morning! Here's 8 local events you can enjoy today including quite a bit of music, snow slime, philosophical talk and college basketball!

1. 4x Grammy Award Winner Angélique Kidjo brings herchart-topping world music blending the West African traditions of her childhood with R&B, funk, and jazz to the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech tonight at 7:30 PM. Kidjo’s Moss debut draws from recent hits and classic, danceable favorites. There are still a few tickets left ranging from $25.00-$55.00 per person.

2. ACC Women's Basketball:
Hokie Basketball fans, watch the Virginia Tech Women's Basketball team tonight inside Cassell Coliseum as they face Pitt at 8:00 PM. The team is having a great season thus far at 13-4. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth.

3. Free Talk: How Questions Shape Our Thoughts & Guide Our Actions:
Blacksburg Books in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Department of Philosophy present the talk starting at 7 PM with Daniel Hoek. Learn about recent insights about the role of questions in thought are transforming our understanding of how mind and brain interact with the world.

4. Eric + Addie perform tonight at Long Way Brewing in Radford from 5:30-8:30 PM. Enjoy a variety of folk, Americana and much more!

5. The Fork Mountain Ramblers returns to Buffalo Mountain Brewery And McDaniel's Tavern in Floyd:
Enjoy old time music along with country blues, ragtime and jug band from 6:00-8:00 PM.

6. Barren Minds Make Their The Milk Parlor Debut:
Christiansburg favorites Barren Minds bring their mix of 60s, 70s & 80s rock to Blacksburg for a night of entertainment starting at 8 PM. The cover is $5.00.

7. Guitarist Renate Kehlenbeck of Ebru & Renate Guitar bring her classical and Spanish guitar music back to Rising Silo Brewery in Blacksburg tonight from 5:30-8:30 PM.

8. The Blacksburg Library, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Va, hosts the free craft time Snow Storm Slime today at 3:30 PM. Registration is required.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!
5 Events To Enjoy for Your Wednesday....

1. "Rise Up" - Music and Human Rights with Angélique Kidjo:
Virginia Tech hosts renowned musician and activist Angélique Kidjo who will speak to the role and power of the arts in the global struggle to secure human rights for all at the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech starting at 6 PM. A pan-African music superstar, Kidjo has committed her life to advocacy, earning a UNICEF ambassadorship and founding Batonga, an association providing young African women with secondary and higher education.
Admission is free though registration is required.

2. American Red Cross Blood Drive:
The Meadowbrook Public Library hosts a Blood Drive at the Waldron Wellness Center in Shawsville from 1-6 PM. Spots are still available and you can sign-up online.

3. Men's Collegiate Basketball:
Radford Men's Basketball hosts in-state and Big South rival Hampton inside the Dedmon Center starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets start at $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for youth 12 & under.

4. 80s Movie Team Trivia Night:
McClains at First & Main hosts an 80s Movie Team Trivia Night starting at 7:30 PM. It's free to play (and also $2 Taco Night) and prizes awarded to the winning team.

5. Blacksburg Books Book Club featuring the book "The Animals in That Country" tonight at Moon Hollow Brewing in Blacksburg starting at 6:30 PM. The book club is open to all and participants will get 10% off their beverages.

Have a great Wednesday! Thanks for reading

New & used books, local snacks, drinks, and crafts - and more - in downtown Blacksburg!

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/28/2023

Loooooooots of new releases today, including a new novel from Jeanette Walls, the highly-anticipated "The Human Origins of Beatrice Porter and Other Essential Ghosts," a new Dog Man, and "The It Girl" in paperback, which comes with a free gift!

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/27/2023

Fantastic news! We just received more enamel pins, some with images from our favorite books. We also have a new item, by popular demand - patches! Our favorite is the shark that says "I'm not mean, just hungry." Mood.


It a good day for a book and a cup of tea*. Luckily, we just got a bunch of gorgeous new mugs from local maker Odd Fox Pottery - check out those springy colors!

*they also hold wine.

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/24/2023

*Eminem voice* Guess what's back? Back again? These beautiful one-handed book holders are back!


Okay. We get it. You're soooooooooo cool. You don't have to go around casually dropping your Edinburgh Festival badge in the store so we can find it and think about what we were doing in 2005 (hint: it wasn't going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). You probably haven't even noticed it's missing because you're SO COOL, but if you want your badge back we have it for you at the counter, where we're just sitting here being uncool. 😎


Here's your Friday reminder to never give up!


This week's Community Poetry Project topic is "Grandparents"! 👩‍🦳👨‍🦳

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/23/2023

It looks like there will be some ongoing construction in front of our shop, so this is just a reminder that you can use our back door, which is conveniently located right beside our parking spots out back! The front door IS open, but the construction is loud and we don’t want your puppies to get scared. 😀


Happy National Puppy Day - stop by with your pup and we'll give them a treat! (Actually, we always have treats. We just want to see some puppies.)


Panel to Panel: Exploring Difficult Themes in Graphic Novels

This panel looks AMAZING and we'll be there with the graphic novel adaptations of Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower" and "Kindred" for sale!


Check out these cool new stickers designed by Liz Pavlovic Design for the Appalachian Prison Book Project (APBP) . When you purchase a sticker, we donate the ENTIRE sale price to the Appalachian Prison Book Project. So $5 goes to the APBP *and* you get a sweet Mothman sticker - everybody wins!

Blacksburg Books | Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day! | Bonfire 03/22/2023

Blacksburg Books | Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day! | Bonfire

Today's the last day to order your Blacksburg Books tshirts & sweatshirts if you want them shipped on March 31st!

Blacksburg Books | Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day! | Bonfire We're an indie bookstore in downtown Blacksburg offering used & new books, book-adjacent stuff, local gifts, and strong opinions. :)


It's not like you NEED an excuse to visit, but if you're looking for that extra little nudge then here it is - shop with us today from 4-7 and we'll donate 20% of profits to Blacksburg New School! (And remember - we have parking right out back in the parking garage directly behind the building!)


**ANOTHER NEW THING ALERT** Locally-made cards featuring photos of the Appalachian Trail, Poverty Creek trail system, Claytor Lake, and more!


**COOL NEW THING ALERT** These bookmarks allow you to track what you've read this week/month/year - just write in the titles as you make your way through your TBR list!

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/21/2023

We've got TONS of new releases hitting the shelves today, including the much-anticipated "Poverty, By America" and a children's book by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo!


Look, we can use all the luck we can get - take 50% off St. Paddy's Day earrings! 🍀❤


It's Saturday, so that means we're reading stories at 11! 😀


Okay weirdos, "I'm In Love with Mothman" is back in stock.


Read something green today! 🍀

Photos from An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl's post 03/17/2023

A note to all of our readers - this movie is based on Claire Keegan's "Foster," a beautiful, brief novella that we know many of you absolutely LOVE. It's playing at The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg!

Blacksburg Books | Bonfire 03/17/2023

Blacksburg Books | Bonfire

Just a reminder that we haven't had a T-shirt 20 sale in a one might be coming up! Make sure to get your merch so you can wear it in the store for 20% off your purchase!!

Blacksburg Books | Bonfire Grab your limited edition Blacksburg Books merchandise before the campaign closes. Featuring Dark Heather Grey Premium Unisex Tees, professionally printed in the USA.


Any Louis L’Amour fans out there? We’ve got 97 hardback books in beautiful leatherette (🤔). The whole lot can be yours for only $300 - that’s less than $3.50 a book! 🤠🐴🌵


Happy Thursday! This week's poetry topic is one that's close to Blacksburg's heart and stomach - stop by to jot down your thoughts on Benny's pizza!🍕❤




B̶e̶w̶a̶r̶e̶ Happy Ides of March! Take 25% off any Shakespeare today. :)


We received a set of Jane Austen books for our used classics shelf, and it has all of us arguing over which Jane Austen book is our favorite. What do y'all think?


Need your coworkers to know that you might *seem* all-business but you've got a secret funky side? Want to stockpile small gifts in the back of your closet for the next time you receive an unexpected gift and have to reciprocate? Just want to let your freak pen fly? Here you go - preorder Christina Lauren's next book from us and you'll get this sweet, sweet firework pen. 🎇😉👍

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/14/2023

**LOCAL AUTHOR NEWS** Congratulations to Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry , whose book "The Orchard" was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the NY Post; tune in to PBS tonight and Thursday to hear Fred Carlisle Author talk about "The Lake Effect", and come by this evening for a discussion with Cathryn Hankla ("Immortal Stuff") and Falco ("Transcendent Gardening")! We have ALL of these books in stock!

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/14/2023

Snow day + new releases = let's all just stay home and read.


Yes, these are adult socks - because there’s no shame in repping your favorite classics. ❤️😀


Who else is going to Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech on Thursday to hear Viet Thanh Nguyen Writer speak? (We are, and we're SO EXCITED.) We have his Pulitzer-Prize-winning book in stock!


Just a few random shots of our used shelves. If you haven’t been in lately then you’re missing out!


Noon to five!


Please join us on Tuesday for an event with Cathryn Hankla and Edward Falco !


One day while a dog was romping around the store and a parent was reading a book to a child and some students were laughing at something a customer walked in and said, "Oh. I see this isn't one of those *quiet* bookstores" and that was our favorite compliment we've ever received, but today someone told us "I'm so glad you have weird stuff" and we're all like ☺️. That said, we're completely sold out of "I'm in Love with Mothman." More copies are on the way, so let us know if you want us to save one for you!


Happy weekend! Let us help you provide a loving home for a new book.

Photos from Blacksburg Books's post 03/10/2023

It’s Field Trip Friday and we’re over at Eats Natural Foods to pick up some goodies for a Friday night feast* (seriously, you need to check out their cheese selection). They’re also full of all kinds of cool stuff – eco-friendly housewares, fair trade clothing and jewelry, brewing and fermenting supplies, and pretty much anything else you could possibly need. They’re one of our favorite one-stop shops in Blacksburg. ❤️🥖🌏 *by “Friday night feast” we actually mean waaaay too many snacks that we’re going to shove in our face while binge-reading. But at least they’re healthy snacks!


The newest title on our Appalachian Appreciation shelf, this newly-published volume collects twenty-one oral histories of southern Appalachian women from the Foxfire archives to illuminate a region and culture held together by women. We're pretty sure you need this book. ❤

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Check out this cool report on our Spooky Season Adult Book Fair by Eireann Maybach! It was a great time. 🎃📚🍻
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Blacksburg, VA

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