Book and a Beer with Taylor Brown
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Book and a Beer with Taylor Brown

Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm for Book and a Beer with Taylor Brown.  We'll feature Taylor's book, Gods of Howl Mountain (just out in paperback), a tale that explores the world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.  Facilitated by our friend Brett Barest (who will introduce the beer and the author), Taylor will give a short reading from his new book, followed by a Q&A time. A sample of beer is free, and books are available for purchase.  

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Independent Bookstore Day
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Independent Bookstore Day

A day just for us and people like us!  Huzzah! Come down to M.Judson on Saturday, April 27 to celebrate Independent Book Store Day!  We'll have special stuff going on all day long. Here's a sample of some of the amazing people who will help us celebrate.  We hope you will, too!

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Story Time
Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Educator Happy Hour
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Happy Hour

Join us on Tuesday, April 30 from 4-6 pm at the store for a unique, fun-filled evening celebrating books and reading and YOU! Mingle with wonderful local authors, meet experts who will "speed date" their top fave recently released books, preview new books coming out, learn about M. Judson's school initiatives to get kids reading and how we can work together and share our resources throughout the year.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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Pop-Up Author:  Beautiful Recovery
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Pop-Up Author: Beautiful Recovery

It's not every day you can change a life, but Saturday, May 4 is one of the days when you can.  Serenity Place will be at M.Judson from 9-12 selling their book Beautiful Recovery.  If there's anyone who could write a book with that title, it's the ladies who have found hope, healing, and transformation at Serenity Place, and they are the authors and illustrators of this book.

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Pop-Up Author - Dakota Grady
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-Up Author - Dakota Grady

If you've been wanting to pay down debt, build up savings, or transform your money habits in general, come down to the store to meet Dakota Grady on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am to noon.  Dakota will be selling and signing his book, Financial Hope: Principles for a Prosperous Financial Future.

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Story Time
May
4
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Page Pairings
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Page Pairings

We're partnering with our friends at The Chocolate Moose to organize a book-inspired wine tasting where the qualities of each wine get paired with books that share the same spirit. Your ticket to the tasting includes your choice of one of the featured books. Bottles of wine will be for sale at great prices, too. It’s a great date or a perfect girls night out. Buy your ticket now and join us on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30.


Tickets $30

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Story Time
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Story Time
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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In Conversation With Michelle Gable
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

In Conversation With Michelle Gable

Join us at M.Judson to meet New York Times bestselling author Michelle Gable on Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm.  Michelle will be discussing her book, The Summer I Met Jack.  The book is Michelle's beautiful imagining of the affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning Clark and the child they may have had.  Michelle will read excerpts and answer questions. You just might leave with a perfect beach read for the beginning of summer.

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Story Time
May
25
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Pop-Up Author - Tim Baker
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-Up Author - Tim Baker

June 6 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  To honor that significant date, we've invited author Tom Baker to the store on Saturday, June 1 from 10-12 to sign copies of his book, The Hawk and the Dove.  Tom is a US Army combat veteran from the Vietnam war.  He was a grunt with the 101st airborne division in Vietnam, a parachute rigger, and he spent all of 1968 and early 69 as a door-gunner for the first of the 9th First Cav.  Since then, Tom has been a forester and logger in NC for over 40 years.

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Sunday Sit-Down Supper featuring The Lee Brothers and Chefs Heidi and Joe Trull
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Sit-Down Supper featuring The Lee Brothers and Chefs Heidi and Joe Trull

Y'all!  The Lee Brothers are coming back! Run, don't walk.  This one is sure to sell out quickly.  Clear your calendars for Sunday, June 2 at 7 pm. We’re very excited to welcome two of our favorite brothers ever back to the store for our next Sunday Sit-Down Supper: Matt and Ted Lee.  We'll be featuring their newest book, Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business.  It's their unique take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.  After reading this book, you'll never attend a party―or entertain on your own―in the same way again.

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Gather at the River:  25 Authors on Fishing
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Gather at the River: 25 Authors on Fishing

Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm to meet some of the authors who contributed to Gather at the River, a collection of 25 authors' thoughts on fishing.  Gather at the River includes Ron Rash writing about a 50-year-old fly reel and NYT bestselling author C.J. Box revealing the river where he wants his ashes spread.  This is an anthology about friendship, family, love and loss, and everything in between, because as Henry David Thoreau wrote, “it is not really about thefish they are after.” 

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Page Pairings
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Page Pairings

We're partnering with our friends at The Chocolate Moose to organize a book-inspired wine tasting where the qualities of each wine get paired with books that share the same spirit. Your ticket to the tasting includes your choice of one of the featured books. Bottles of wine will be for sale at great prices, too. It’s a great date or a perfect girls night out. Buy your ticket now and join us on Monday, August 19 at 6:30.

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Page Pairings
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Page Pairings

We're partnering with our friends at The Chocolate Moose to organize a book-inspired wine tasting where the qualities of each wine get paired with books that share the same spirit. Your ticket to the tasting includes your choice of one of the featured books. Bottles of wine will be for sale at great prices, too. It’s a great date or a perfect girls night out. Buy your ticket now and join us on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30.

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Story Time
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Circle of Poets
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Circle of Poets

Join us on April 16 from 7-8:30 pm for our second annual Circle of Poets.  It's poetry like you've never heard before.  Think Pitch Perfect Riff Off meets Poetry Improv.  We'll feature local poets Kathleen Nalley (of M.Judson fame), Mamie Morgan, Claire Bateman, Nancy Dew Taylor, Rick Mulkey, John Pursley and Sarah Blackman.  

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Story Time
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Songwriter's Circle
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriter's Circle

We love it when the bookstore becomes a place where different kinds of storytelling get the chance to take the stage. Join us for Songwriter’s Circle, in collaboration with some of the Upstate’s finest singer/songwriters, to hear music and talk inspiration (because storytelling runs through everything we love). Come join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 7PM. Absolutely free!

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Meet and Greet with Steve Oney
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet with Steve Oney

Join us on Monday, April 8 from 6-8:30 pm for a Meet and Greet with Steve Oney, author of A Man's World: Portraits, a collection of 20 profiles of fascinating men. Written over a 40-year period for publications including EsquirePremiereGQTimeLos Angeles, and The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, the stories bring to life the famous (Harrison Ford), the brilliant (Robert Penn Warren), the tortured (Gregg Allman), and the unknown (Chris Leon, a 20-year-old Marine Corps corporal killed in the Iraq war). Several of the articles are prize winners.

Steve will share some of the stories from the book, answer questions, and sign books.  Grab someone fascinating and join us for an evening of inspiration.  

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Lunch & Lit with Mary Laura Philpott
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Lit with Mary Laura Philpott

Join us on Monday, April 8 to hear acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott talk about her charmingly relatable book, I Miss You When I Blink.  

In this memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, Mary Laura takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart, offering up her own story to remind us that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down and set off on a transcontinental hike (unless you want to, of course). 

Mary Laura will be on hand to talk, answer questions, and sign books, and we'll be dining at the hands of the fabulous Chef Shaun Garcia at Soby’s (which is hardly ever open for lunch). Join us for a funny, poignant, spot-on reminder that sometimes there might be more to life than a to-do list.

Tickets are $45 and include a three course lunch and a copy of I Miss You When I Blink.

Purchase tickets HERE.

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Story Time
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Trivia Night:  Game of Thrones-Registration Closed
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night: Game of Thrones-Registration Closed

Do you know your GoT houses? Can you keep track of all the characters (alive, dead, in-between)?  If you think you know GoT, come out and prove it on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm. Can you achieve the Iron Throne or are you destined to join the Night's Watch along the Wall?  

Come as a team of 2-6 players.  Questions will mainly be based on the TV show.  It's free, and there will be prizes!

It’s free, but registration is required!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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Eric Carle Story Time with Ms Debi
Mar
30
10:30 AM10:30

Eric Carle Story Time with Ms Debi

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

This week, we’ll be celebrating the books of Eric Carle. Join us as Miss Debi reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other favorites!

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Story Time
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time

Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, we'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.

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Ides of March Happy Hour
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

Ides of March Happy Hour

Friends, book lovers, countrymen:  lend me your ears!  The only person who was supposed to beware the Ides of March was Julius Caesar (RIP, King Jules).  The rest of us can make of them what we will, and this year we decree that will make of them a Happy Hour, replete with special M.Judson discounts and free samples of Italian wine.  Join us to celebrate the Ides of March together in our store on Friday, March 15 (of course!) from 5-7:30 pm. No toga required.

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In Conversation with William Gravely
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

In Conversation with William Gravely

If you like local history, this is a conversation you won't want to miss!  Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm to hear author William Gravely discuss his book They Stole Him Out of Jail.  It's the true story of twenty-four-year-old Willie Earle, an African American man arrested for the murder of a Greenville, South Carolina, taxi driver named T. W. Brown. William Gravely is a native of Pickens County, South Carolina and professor emeritus at the University of Denver.  We hope you'll join us on March 14 to learn more about an amazing story from an esteemed teacher.

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Songwriter's Circle
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriter's Circle

We love it when the bookstore becomes a place where different kinds of storytelling get the chance to take the stage. Join us for Songwriter’s Circle, in collaboration with some of the Upstate’s finest singer/songwriters, to hear music and talk inspiration (because storytelling runs through everything we love). Come join us on Wednesday, March 13 at 7PM. Absolutely free!

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Lunch & Lit with Mary Adkins-SOLD OUT
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Lit with Mary Adkins-SOLD OUT

If you're a fan of Maria Semple (Where'd You Go, Bernadette? and others) or Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park and others), you won't want to miss this Lunch & Lit.  Join us on Tuesday, March 12 to hear Mary Adkins discuss her book, When You Read This.

Told in a series of e-mails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives, When You Read Thisis a deft, captivating romantic comedy—funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet—that candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss.

Mary will be on hand to talk, answer questions, and sign books, and we'll be dining at the hands of the fabulous Chef Shaun Garcia at Soby’s (which is hardly ever open for lunch).

Tickets are $45 and include a three course lunch and a copy of When You Read This.

Purchase tickets HERE!

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Book and a Beer with George Singleton
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book and a Beer with George Singleton

Join us on Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm for Book and a Beer with the amazing George Singleton.  Facilitated by our friend Brett Barest (who will introduce the beer and the author), George will give a short reading from his new book Staff Picks, a collection of loosely tied stories, followed by a Q&A time. A sample of beer is free, and books are available for purchase.  George and Brett will be there - we hope you will be, too.

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In Conversation with Judy Goldman
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

In Conversation with Judy Goldman

Join us for an evening In Conversation With Judy Goldman as we discuss her newest book, Together:  A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap.

Reminiscent of Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass, memoirist Judy Goldman paints a portrait of a relationship tested and lives changed in an instant in Together. Faced with an unknown future when her husband of 40 years becomes paralyzed from the waist down after a botched medical procedure, Judy must take on the role her husband had always occupied – that of the provider – and as she tries to envision her family's future, she discovers a new, more resilient version of herself.

Judy is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and two novels – this is her second memoir. Her work has appeared in Real SimpleThe Washington Post, and many literary journals.  

Come join the conversation with Judy on Monday, February 25 at 7 pm.

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In Conversation with Jonathan Walton and Deb Richardson-Moore
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

In Conversation with Jonathan Walton and Deb Richardson-Moore

If you like smart people with strong morals and big hearts, join us for an afternoon In Conversation with Jonathan Walton and Deb Richardson-Moore. Jonathan is an acclaimed author, social ethicist, and religious scholar. He is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, as well as a member of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School.  He's visiting our area to speak at Triune Mercy Center, and Deb is the Pastor/Director at Triune Mercy Center. 

Jonathan will discuss his book, A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World.  Deb has also written several books (The Weight of Mercy, The Cantaloupe ThiefThe Cover Story, and Death of a Jester).  You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more concerned with the big things on a local scale.  

Join us for an engaging conversation on Saturday, February 23 at 3 pm.  You'll be challenged and edified ... and grateful you were there.

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Trivia Night:  Lord of the Rings
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night: Lord of the Rings

Lots of people know Frodo from Bilbo and Gandalf from Gollum, but if your knowledge of Middle Earth goes far deeper, we've got just the event for you.  Join us on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 pm to see which team shall pass onto first place.

Come as a team of 2-6 players.  Questions will be based on all editions of the series (books, movies, TV, etc.).  It's free, and there will be prizes!

It’s free. but registration is required!

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Sunday Sit-Down Supper with chefs Heidi and Joe Trull (from Grits and Groceries) and author Snowden Wright-Sold out
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Sit-Down Supper with chefs Heidi and Joe Trull (from Grits and Groceries) and author Snowden Wright-Sold out

Once a month, we set a long table down the middle of the store, invite an author to town and put on a literary supper like no other. After-hours, up-close and personal, these dinners are unique experiences designed to bring what we’re reading off the page and onto the plate. Seats are limited, and the ticket price includes a four-course dinner, a thoughtful beverage pairing, a copy of the book and an evening’s conversation with the writer in question.

We’re excited to host author Snowden Wright for his brand-new novel, American Pop. It's the story of a preeminent American family spoken about in the same breath as the Hearsts and the Rockefellers whose wealth relies on a soda empire.  An irresistible tour de force of original storytelling, American Pop blends fact and fiction, the mundane and the mythical, and utilizes techniques of historical reportage to capture how, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s words, “families are always rising and falling in America,” and to explore the many ways in which nostalgia can manipulate cultural memory—and the stories we choose to tell about ourselves.  

Chefs Heidi and Joe Trull will be here from Grits and Groceries, and they will craft a menu that reflects the elements of the story, complete with cocktails and wine.  Grits and Groceries never disappoints, and when we team them up with Snowden, we're sure this will be night to remember.

Tickets are $95 and include beer, wine, cocktails, dinner, and a copy of American Pop signed by the author. 

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Songwriter's Circle
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriter's Circle

We love it when the bookstore becomes a place where different kinds of storytelling get the chance to take the stage. Join us for Songwriter’s Circle, in collaboration with some of the Upstate’s finest singer/songwriters, to hear music and talk inspiration (because storytelling runs through everything we love). February’s event features artists Shaun Williams and Bradley Lindsey. Come join us on Wednesday, February 13 at 7PM. Absolutely free!

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Lunch & Lit with Kimmery Martin
Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Lit with Kimmery Martin

Calling all fans of Grey's Anatomy, Liane Moriarty, or both: you will not want to miss our Lunch & Lit on Tuesday, February 12, featuring Kimmery Martin and her book, The Queen of Hearts.  

Kimmery is an emergency physician-turned-author, and she mixes doctor drama with Liane Moriarty’s sly skewering of upper-class suburbia in a novel that thrums with suspense, humor, and empathy. Like “Grey’s Anatomy,” The Queen of Hearts captures the all-consuming nature of medicine and how it plays out in two women’s interior and interpersonal lives—with an impromptu poolside surgery thrown in for good measure.

Kimmery will be on hand to talk, answer questions, and sign books, and we'll be dining at the hands of the fabulous Chef Shaun Garcia at Soby’s (which is hardly ever open for lunch). Great for Galentines, Valentines, or "It's so cool"-entines, it’s sure to be an afternoon you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are $40 and include a three course lunch and a copy of The Queen of Hearts

Purchase tickets HERE!

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