President Jimmy Carter will be in the Birmingham area on December 1st. He’s making the rounds promoting his new book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.
I haven’t read it yet, but I’m told this latest release is about on par with Carter’s previous books. Sort of “same thoughts and rationale, just different backdop”. But I’ll have to pick up a copy and judge for myself.
You can only get yours signed if you have a ticket. Tickets can be bought at the Alabama Booksmith’s site or at the store. You buy one book, you get one line ticket. Makes sense. Of course, if you can’t make the December 1st event Jake at The Alabama Booksmith will make sure to hold you a signed copy, if you let him know!
The Birmingham Public Library is hosting an Author’s Expo on December 1 and December 2. At last count, nearly 40 authors have plans to be there, selling and signing.
It seems a good chance to pick up a few unique Christmas presents.
Nicholas Sparks is signing Dear John this Thursday (11/9) at Books-A-Million inside Brookwood Mall. Line numbers will be distributed beginning at 9 AM the day of the event.
You can call 205.870.0213 to get a copy. And if you sign-up for their email program they’ll send you a coupon for $2 off.
I just found a book-centric forum buried in al.com. It’s still active with just a handful of posts each month. But it’s been running since 2002. Good to know that Birmingham has things like this out there. I just wish they weren’t so hard to find!