Storyteller’s Bookstore
158 S. White Street
Wake Forest, 27587
(919) 556-3903

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Book Signing

  November 14th at Art After Hours, 7PM

 Wake Forest Mayor is signing her book at the bookstore!
How many readers of this post ever dined at Jovi's, the restaurant that Mayor Vivian Jones and her sister Jonnie Anderson operated on Jones Street? If you want to walk down that memory lane, or just want to hear more about it, come to their book signing on November 14th at 7PM.
Some of you know the story, fabulous food and setting, no longer here due to "progress" of the development of the town.
But this is no ordinary book reading/signing, as this is no ordinary book. The book is a combination history and cookbook! Jovi's recipes!
There's more. We are looking for volunteers to prepare and bring a dish for the evening. Call Lauren or Drew at the bookstore if you want to contribute. Please, someone bake the tiny little biscuits!

 

                                                           

"EVERY STORY PAINTS A PICTURE, EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY"

Our evolution to a store that has more to do with art continues. We now have for your viewing pleasure and purchase the art of  Rose Welty www.rosewelty.com, Anne Elizabeth Howard www.anneelizabethfineart.com,   Kittie  Deemer www.KDeemer.com,  Mary Margaret Steele, Betty George,  and Diana Cook.   

Banned Book List!!!!!!!!

                                 Last Year's Top Ten

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

 

                   Selected Titles from Top 100 Banned Books

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2.
The Catcher in the Rye
, by J.D. Salinger
3.
The Grapes of Wrath
, by John Steinbeck
4.
To Kill a Mockingbird
, by Harper Lee
5.
The Color Purple
, by Alice Walker
6.
Ulysses
, by James Joyce
7.
Beloved
, by Toni Morrison
8.
The Lord of the Flies,
by William Golding
9.
1984
, by George Orwell

11.
Lolita
, by Vladmir Nabokov
12.
Of Mice and Men,
by John Steinbeck

15.
Catch-22
, by Joseph Heller
16.
Brave New World
, by Aldous Huxley
17.
Animal Farm
, by George Orwell
18.
The Sun Also Rises
, by Ernest Hemingway
19.
As I Lay Dying
, by William Faulkner
20.
A Farewell to Arms
, by Ernest Hemingway

23.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
, by Zora Neale Hurston
24.
Invisible Man
, by Ralph Ellison
25.
Song of Solomon
, by Toni Morrison
26.
Gone with the Wind
, by Margaret Mitchell
27.
Native Son
, by Richard Wright
28.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
, by Ken Kesey
29.
Slaughterhouse-Five
, by Kurt Vonnegut
30.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
, by Ernest Hemingway

33.
The Call of the Wild
, by Jack London

36.
Go Tell it on the Mountain
, by James Baldwin

38.
All the King's Men
, by Robert Penn Warren

40.
The Lord of the Rings
, by J.R.R. Tolkien

45.
The Jungle
, by Upton Sinclair

48.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
, by D.H. Lawrence
49.
A Clockwork Orange
, by Anthony Burgess
50.
The Awakening
, by Kate Chopin

53.
In Cold Blood
, by Truman Capote

55.
The Satanic Verses
, by Salman Rushdie

57.
Sophie's Choice
, by William Styron

64.
Sons and Lovers
, by D.H. Lawrence

66.
Cat's Cradle
, by Kurt Vonnegut
67.
A Separate Peace
, by John Knowles

73.
Naked Lunch
, by William S. Burroughs
74.
Brideshead Revisited
, by Evelyn Waugh
75.
Women in Love
, by D.H. Lawrence

80.
The Naked and the Dead
, by Norman Mailer

84.
Tropic of Cancer
, by Henry Miller

88.
An American Tragedy
, by Theodore Dreiser

97.
Rabbit, Run, by John Updike

 

 

Shameless Commerce Section

    We know you love sales. Something is on sale everyday in the store. Might be fiction, might be cookbooks. Watch the board out front or call for information

 Book Coming !!

Your humble book store owner is publishing a book, a memoir that follows my father's journey home from WWII to be part of my small town community of Hildebran, NC, between Hickory and Morganton, NC. 

I take his letters to my mother during his time in Italy and a few other places in 1944-5 and I weave them into the story of his efforts to help others in Hildebran begin a little league baseball program, a dozen years after the war.

The memoir is structured around his letters and an afternoon of baseball that he helped organize for boys in Hildebran, Henry River and Valdese. The book is titled The Second Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played. The game in question was played in 1957.

Those who love baseball, appreciate memoir about family and fathers and sons, and have an interest in WWII history should find the book rewarding. Release date around December 1st.

The rest of this will be of interest to my friends and family from Hildebran. In the story, the following boys and men are a part of the story one way or another.

Melvin Ruggles      Charlie Bridges       Mills Bridges      Tommy Keller      Louie Page

Billy Cline                 Druey Lambert      Ted Icard            Jerry Rudisill        Ray Childers

Tommy Parham      Roger Smith    Clayton Lowman   Jesse "Punk" Raby   Clyde Houston

Herb Livertt            Paul Fowler             Winston Yoder        Terry Smith   Norman Bess

Joe "Mickey" Lynn         Elliot "Red" Holloway       Gary Wilkerson      Joe Brown

Dale Abernathy      Francis Orders   Charlotte Yoder Bridges (my mother)

My Grandparents       Laura Ida Miller Yoder and Oliver Macmillan Yoder

 

 

            

Saturday ALL DAY Parents Read to Children

EVERY Saturday at 10:30am

We are changing the nature of our Saturday morning storytime. Our attendees have turned out to be very young children who actually need to be in a lap, most appropriately the lap of mom or dad. Although we occasionally will have guest readers and storytellers for any older children, we believe this will work best as a time for parents to come and read to or read with their children.

So each Saturday we will set aside some recommended readings for parents to explore with children and if you like what you see here's a deal, 20% off your first purchase and 10% off any other selection you buy from us.

We have a fine selection of books for all ages and we are getting ready to stock the shelves with new books. Come see what we have!

 

The Northern Wake Storytellerís Circle 

Next Story Circle November 16th, Sunday at 3PM

Whether we are sitting around the kitchen table or speaking at a conference, the world is filled with stories. The Storyteller's Book Store hosts The Northern Wake Storytelling Circle, an open group of storytellers, students and listeners, who love a good story. Facilitated by Claire Ramsey, The Northern Wake Storytelling Circle meets twice a month. For more information, contact Claire at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 919-556-3903.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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