The NewSouth Bookstore actively hosts bookstore and off-site literary programs — book talks and readings — along with a variety of other programs both entertaining and educational. These include presentations by historians, readings of plays, music events, and community service programs. We enjoy such gatherings quite a lot. Our bookstore events calendar is always evolving, so please regularly check back here for updates to our calendar (and/or follow us on social media, where all such activities are also posted). We welcome your event suggestions and thank you for your support.
Ilyon Woo is our incredibly special guest on Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30pm for a talk about Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom. The program will be moderated by Dr. Lee Farrow, a favorite past bookstore speaker; Farrow is Chair of the Department of History and World Cultures at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). Master Slave Husband Wife tells the remarkable true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with Ellen passing as a wealthy, disabled White man and William as his slave. The bestselling work has been named a “best book of 2023” by The New Yorker, Time, and NPR; it made the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2023 list. Imani Perry, author of South to America, praises Master Slave Husband Wife saying, “the story will stay with you for a lifetime.”