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We offer three different book clubs that are free and open to the public! Store bookclub selections are always 15% off. If you're already in a book group you can register at Towne Center Books and receive 15% off your current selections too!
Join Towne Center Books and Inklings as we celebrate Lisa See's latest novel, TheTea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. We'll enjoy delicious coffee and discussion at Inklings Coffee & Tea across the street from Towne Center Books.
"Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate--the first automobile any of them have seen--and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations." — Publisher Marketing
Saturday, March 25th 11:00 AM
$5.00 reservation fee Seats will fill up fast! Please call the store or fill out the form to the left to save your spot!
Join us with author Lynda Mullaly Hunt as we celebrate the paperback publication of her novel Fish in a Tree. This is a story about accepting yourself and the way you think, and learning to look beyond labels when trying to understand one another.
Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read . But her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid she is. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself, and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of.
Friday, March 31st 4:00 PM
This is a free event! Reservations are not required but are always appreciated!
Read It & Eat with Linda Carucci
Join us with Linda Carucci, award-winning culinary instructor and cookbook author, as we enjoy a delicious meal inspired by her book Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks.
Tips, techniques, shortcuts, sources, inspiration, and answers to frequently asked questions, plus one hundred triple-tested recipes to make you a better cook. There's no one more qualified than Linda Carucci to reveal the insider secrets and shortcuts that professional chefs use every day. More than just a cookbook, in the ten years since the first edition of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks has made its way into the hands of forty thousand cooks across the United States, this has become an indispensable go-to guide for internal doneness temperatures, what to look for in cooking equipment, and which cooking methods bring out the best in which foods.
Wednesday, April 19 11:30 AM social 12:00 PM lunch
Reservations are required for this event! $15 lunch only reservation $35 lunch & book reservation