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Sep
12
Tue
Children’s Storytime @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome!

With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of children’s book buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Michael S. Erwin discusses his book Lead Yourself First @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

5:45pm signing, 6:15-7pm book talk and discussion

To inspire and lead others, you must first lead yourself: a powerful and invaluable guide to productive time spent alone. Leadership experts Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin show how solitude can improve clarity and bolster creativity; generate the emotional balance needed to sustain certainty and the moral courage required to challenge convention; and strengthen a leader’s ability to make courageous decisions in the face of adversity and criticism. Lead Yourself First is a crucial and timely guide, a rallying cry for how leaders can reclaim the power of solitude in today’s over-connected world.

Sep
13
Wed
Eleanor Henderson discusses her novel The Twelve-Mile Straight @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga— an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.

Sep
16
Sat
Craig Johnson – The Western Star @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is the thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson’s beloved New York Times bestselling ‘Longmire’ series, the basis for the hit Netflix series ‘Longmire.’

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff’s Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them.

The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Craig Johnson is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella ‘Spirit of Steamboat’ was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, a town with a population of 25.

Thomas Mullen – Lightning Men @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Writes with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you.” — The New York Times, on ‘Darktown.’

“Reads like the best of James Ellroy.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review), on ‘Darktown.’

“Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers.” — The Washington Post, on ‘Darktown.’

From the acclaimed author of ‘The Last Town on Earth’ comes the gripping follow-up to ‘Darktown’, a “combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you” — The New York Times.

Officer Denny Rakestraw, “negro officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith and Sergeant McInnis have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950, and color lines are shifting and racial tensions are simmering. Black families-including Smith’s sister and brother-in-law-are moving into Rake’s formerly all-white neighborhood, leading some residents to raise money to buy them out while others advocate a more violent solution. Rake’s brother-in-law, Dale, a proud Klansman, launches a scheme to rally his fellow Kluxers to save their neighborhood. When those efforts spiral out of control and leave a man dead, Rake is forced to choose between loyalty to family or the law.
He isn’t the only one with family troubles. Boggs has outraged his preacher father by courting a domestic, and now her ex-boyfriend has been released from prison. As Boggs, Smith and their all-black precinct contend with violent drug dealers fighting for turf in new territory, their personal dramas draw them closer to the fires that threaten to consume Atlanta once again.

With echoes of James Ellroy and Denis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in ‘Lightning Men’ why he’s celebrated for writing crime fiction “with a nimble sense of history…quick on its feet and vividly drawn” — Dallas Morning News.

Thomas Mullen is the author of ‘Darktown’ and ‘The Last Town on Earth’ which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, ‘The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers’ and ‘The Revisionists’. His works have been named to year’s best lists by the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the A.V. Club, The San Diego Union-Times, Paste, Cleveland’s Plain-Dealer and Amazon. His stories and essays have been published in Grantland, Paste and The Huffington Post, and his Atlanta Magazine true crime story about a novelist/con man won the City and Regional Magazine Award for best feature. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons.

Sarah Mlynowski – Abby in Wonderland @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome beloved author Sarah Mlynowski to McIntyre’s!
In this extra-magical installment of the beloved series, follow Abby down the rabbit hole into Wonderland! Together with her three friends, she will encounter talking rabbits, mad hatters, caterpillars, Cheshire cats, and mean queens, and attend an unforgettable tea party. But if she can’t solve a curious riddle in time, Abby could be stuck in Alice’s story for good! This Special Edition is extra-long and contains bonus content that fans will adore!
Sarah is the author of both the Whatever After and Magic in Manhattan series, as well as Don’t Even Think About It, Milkrun, Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) and How to Be Bad (along with E.Lockhart and Lauren Myracle). Sarah has written short stories and novellas as well as co-edited the bestselling chick-lit collections Girls’ Night In and Girls’ Night Out and co-wrote the first ever guide to writing chick lit, See Jane Write.
Sarah’s books have been translated into twenty-one languages and optioned to Hollywood. She was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City.

Sep
17
Sun
Karen Pullen – Restless Dreams @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The characters in the 18 stories that comprise Restless Dreams, a collection of short stories, share a certain resemblance: tired eyes, a slow trudging step, and the distracted air of someone with lots on her mind, some of it unspeakable. But despite sore feet and an aching heart, each yearns for better days, aims for what is right, and makes it all work somehow. She’s a cop, a mom, a saleswoman, nanny, teacher, hairdresser, teen. None have it easy, but they don’t give up their restless dreams of a more perfect life.
Karen Pullen’s restless dreams were achieved when she escaped the cubicle and took up fiction writing. After earning an MFA from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine, she published two traditional mystery novels, Cold Feet and Cold Heart, and numerous short stories. Karen serves on the national board of Sisters in Crime, and works as an innkeeper, editor, and teacher of writing. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and blogs occasionally on her website.

Sep
19
Tue
Children’s Storytime @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome!

With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of children’s book buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Mark Bray discusses his book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism —known as “antifa,” born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and ’30s. Historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a one-of-a-kind look inside the movement, including a detailed survey of its history from its origins to the present day — the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the resistance fighting back against the alt-right.

Sep
20
Wed
Guest Speaker Anson Dorrance @ Squid's Restaurant
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Anson Dorrance, internationally recognized UNC Women’s Soccer Coach, will be the Chapel Hill Sports Club’s guest speaker for Wednesday, September 20th.

Sep
21
Thu
Bookends Book Club discusses The Image @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Thursday, September 21st, McIntyre’s Bookends Bookclub will discuss The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin. Here with word about our Bookends titles for September and October, a thematic pair of non-fiction perspectives on the intersection of popular culture, the press, and American politics. Published respectively in 1962 and 1985, these books in many ways proved to be prescient forerunners of the American scene today.
As with all book club titles registered with McIntyre’s, this book is offered at a 20% discount.

Sep
22
Fri
Annalee Newitz discusses her debut novel Autonomous @ Flyleaf Bookstore
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

The highly anticipated science fiction debut from the founder of io9!

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.
Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand.
And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Annalee Newitz discusses her debut sci-fi novel Autonomous @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The highly anticipated science fiction debut from the founder of io9!

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Sep
23
Sat
Joseph Wheelan – Midnight in the Pacific @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In August 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the remote South Pacific island of Guadalcanal, and America’s first campaign of World War II began.
From afar, Guadalcanal resembled a tropical paradise. In actuality, it was infinite misery: steamy jungles, swarming malarial mosquitoes, downpours, mud, and Japanese soldiers pledged to fight to the death in the Bushido tradition.
Initially a simple mission to seize Japanese air bases in the southern Solomon Islands, the campaign mushroomed into an all-in battle waged on air, land, and sea. Both sides rushed planes, ships, and men to the sprawling battleground.
For months, the outcome of the desperate struggle with Japanese land, sea, and air forces was in doubt. When the fighting ended, however, Guadalcanal had become a byword for American grit. It was there that Japanese expansion was stopped for the first time — the turning point of the Pacific war.
Joseph Wheelan was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press for 24 years in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Denver; Little Rock; and Raleigh, N.C. While news editor in the AP’s Denver and Raleigh bureaus, Wheelan directed team, feature and investigative reporting projects while supervising daily news coverage. He also reviewed books for the AP and, among other things, wrote about the Korean War and the continuing battle by its veterans to obtain government benefits for cold-weather injuries.

Storytime with Cat in the Hat @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join McIntyre’s Books for a 60 1/2th birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat! We hear a special visitor will be attending!
A special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat event with storytime, activities, snacks and an opportunity to meet The Cat himself. It’s bound to be a blast! Children of all ages are welcome!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.
About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Sep
24
Sun
September NCPS Reading Series @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

North Carolina Poetry Society reading with M. Scott Douglass, Dana Stone, Bartholomew Barker

Sep
26
Tue
Children’s Storytime @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome!

With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of children’s book buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Author Daren Wang at Flyleaf Books @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Daren Wang, executive director of the prestigious Decatur Book Festival (largest independent book festival in the USA), will present background on his exciting debut work of historical fiction at Flyleaf Books. “The Hidden Lights of Northern Fires”, (Aug 2017, St. Martin’s Press), presents a fascinating and little-known perspective of the American Civil War set predominantly in Town Line, NY, the only Northern town to secede from the Union.

Daren Wang discusses his novel The Hidden Light of Northern Fires @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A novel rooted in the remarkable, little-known history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerrillas and spies, Joe’s vengeful owner, and even her own brother to help the handsome fugitive cross to freedom. Mary has always been an outspoken abolitionist, and helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. When rebels cross from nearby Canada intent on killing him, they bring the war’s brutal devastation, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.

Sep
28
Thu
Jessica Cluess and Scott Reintgen discuss A Poison Dark and Drowning and Nyxia, their new YA novels @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 28 all-day

A Poison Dark and Drowning: In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival.

Nyxia: Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller that has the action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae. This is the first in a new series called the Nyxia Triad that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide what they’re willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.