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.
Our favorite biographer of Justice Hugo Black took a break from working on volume number two to write A War of Sections: How Deep South Political Suppression Shaped Voting Rights in America. Steve Suitts was nothing if not thoughtful in the writing of this new work, which is a sweeping reinterpretation of the history of disfranchisement. His penetrating analysis as presented in A War of Sections will galvanize your understanding of a complex history, including how a century of political conflicts in Alabama came to shape both some of America’s best achievements in voting rights and its continuing struggles with voter suppression. His talk about the work happens on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30pm.