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.
The NewSouth Bookstore in partnership with the Montgomery City-County Public Library welcomes former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke to Montgomery for a talk about We’ve Got to Try: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible. The program will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 5:30pm at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library (downtown branch) Global Classroom. The event is free and open to the public. About the book the Washington Post says, “O’Rourke gets an A+ on both the moral frisson of the long fight and the rightness of the cause. Uplifting.” Activist and political leader O’Rourke blends history and sociology to make an inspiring case for how voting rights are essential to a healthy, productive democracy. Come meet and greet O’Rourke and get a signed copy of the book that is at the heart of his vision for our nation and his work. Again, that’s Thursday, March 7 at 5:30pm at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library. Call to reserve a signed copy of his book if you’re unable to join us: 334-834-3556.The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required: https://forms.gle/eD41ZrfF3Yk6WvPs8.