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 welcomes Trish O’Kane back to Montgomery for a talk about her new book, Birding to Change the World, on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30pm. O’Kane claims she’s an accidental ornithologist. In her nearly two decades spent as an investigative journalist she never paid much attention to nature. Hurricane Katrina changed all that. To read her book is to gain a special perspective on the natural world and one’s relationship with it. It’s a warm and compelling weave of science and social engagement. About the book Bill McKibben comments, “Not just a delightful story but a powerful one, showing how we can open doors into the natural world, and hence into the fight to defend it. Birds as teachers — a wonderful idea!”