Happening at the bookstore

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:15pm

    Writer's Block Book Store Book Club

    May Book Of The Month

    Come out and join us on May 31, 2017 at 6:15PM for our next book club meeting! Our book this month will be  "The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve.

     From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's histor

    Feel free to call in to order, or get a copy from our website. Mention you're a member and get 20% off! See you on May 31st.

  • Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    On Thursday, June 1st at 6:30, Writer's Block Bookstore presents "Big Fish" author Daniel Wallace at the Orange County Public Library in Downtown Orlando!

     He will be discussing his newest book, "Extraordinary Adventures," which releases on May 30th 2017. Preorder your copy at Writer's Block today!

    Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it. Until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he’s won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there’s a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only seventy-nine days to find someone to take with him.

    The phone call jolts Bronfman into motion, initiating a series of truly extraordinary adventures as he sets out to find a companion for his weekend getaway. Open at last to the possibilities of life, Bronfman now believes that anything can happen. And it does.

    A large-hearted and optimistic novel, Extraordinary Adventures is the latest from the New York Times bestselling Daniel Wallace.

    Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the novels, Big Fish, Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, and The Kings and Queens of Roam.

     

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

    On Wednesday, June 14th 6:30, Writer's Block Bookstore presents author Mary V. Dearborn, who will be discussing her lastest biography "Ernest Hemmingway."

    We will be hosting a VIP Meet & Greet to benefit Burrow Press!

    Meet & Greet with Author Mary Dearborn, 6 – 6:30 p.m., Spend some time author Mary Dearborn at this exclusive meet & greet event before the public book signing. Enjoy drinks and light refreshments and a chance to chat with the author. Tickets are $50, only one ticket per couple required and includes one copy of “Hemingway Additional copies of the book may be purchased at the event.  Go to http://www.writersblockbookstore.com/product/vip-meet-and-greet-mary-v-dearborn to RSVP for the Meet & Great.

    A portion of the ticket sales and the Meet & Greet will benefit Burrow Press, a nonprofit, independent publisher based in Orlando, FL committed to publishing the best contemporary literature by new and established authors, as well as fostering literary community in Orlando and Florida. 

    Dearborn's book, "Ernest Hemingway," the first full biography of Hemingway in over fifteen years, the first written by a woman, and is based on new sources, including materials recently released from Cuba.

    Mary V. Dearborn is the author of six books, her most recent being a biography of Peggy Guggenheim. She received a B.A. in English and Classics from Brown University and a Ph. D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. She lives in Buckland, Massachusetts.