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Fountain of Youth: Adults Who Read YA Book Club

07/22/2018 - 10:00AM

We are kicking off our Young Adult book club this month!   Young Adult (or YA for short) is a very diverse and exciting genre.  Our book club is subtitled Adults Who Read YA, so this group is open for those 18+ years old.  Purchase of book from Fountain either in paper, ebook, or audio is required. You can find more information about our group on MeetUp or Facebook (although joining either groups isn't a requirment).  Join us for our first discussion at the store...

You'll Laugh! You'll Cry! You Won't Want to Miss The Return of Humorist Andrew Shaffer!

07/24/2018 - 6:30PM

We can't wait to welcome back Andrew Shaffer!!!!!!!!! He is absolutely one of our favorite guests and his events are always a riot! And this is the book he was born to write! After the smashing successes of Fifty Shames of Earl Grey and How to Survive A Sharknado, Shaffer returns to Richmond with the book you never knew you couldn't live without until now! Praise for Andrew Shaffer: “A pro at parodies.”—The Associated Press  “Always funny.”—LitReactor  “Every bit as...

Meet Master Thriller Writer John Gilstrap!

07/29/2018 - 2:00PM

Join us for an informal afternoon with bestselling author John Gilstrap. This is a meet-and-greet!  No formal program, just come with your questions and have a little one-on-one time with the author when it's your turn over the course of the afternoon.   John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fourteen novels, including the acclaimed Jonathan Graves thrillers. Against All Enemies won the International Thriller Writers award for best paperback original....

Amber Tamblyn Presents Any Man - Special Guest Rekaya Gibson

08/04/2018 - 2:00PM

This presentation may feature material that may be offensive to some and it is definitely not recommended that you bring small children. We are thrilled to be able to welcome Amber Tamblyn and are excited for what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion about her new novel which explores gender-bending themes of sexual violence.  Not for the faint of heart, but so very important.   Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress, and director. She's been nominated for an Emmy, Golden...

Writing Workshop With Christopher Swann

08/06/2018 - 3:00PM

“Write What You Know, and Make Up the Rest”: Christopher Swann, the author of the novel Shadow of the Lions (Algonquin 2017), will speak with workshop attendees about his own journey as a writer, from dream to vision to publication, as well as his take on the popular writing advice “write what you know.”  He will offer advice on how to draw from your own life experiences and when to make up the rest.   Participants will also receive a signed paperback copy of the author's...

Christopher Swann In Conversation With Fountain Owner Kelly Justice

08/06/2018 - 6:30PM

Join us for a lively evening of conversation with our returning guest Christopher Swann!! Swann was one of our favorite guest last year and one of Kelly's favorite reads of 2017!  We welcome him back!!! Check out the writing workshop with Chris earlier in the day.  Make a day of it!!!

Fountain Flirt Book Club on A Study In Scarlet Women

08/16/2018 - 6:30PM

A feisty, fun group discussing romance novels (focusing mainly on diversity in the genre) monthly. Ages 21+ only. Purchase of book from Fountain either in paper, ebook, or audio is required.

Fountain Of Youth Book Club

08/19/2018 - 10:00AM

Young Adult (or YA for short) is a very diverse and exciting genre.  Our book club is subtitled Adults Who Read YA, so this group is open for those 18+ years old.  Purchase of book from Fountain either in paper, ebook, or audio is required. You can find more information about our group on MeetUp or Facebook (although joining either group isn't a requirement).  Join us for our first discussion at the store- We serve coffee and snacks (and a few fun...

Christina Dalcher Presents Our Favorite Debut of Summer: Vox

08/22/2018 - 6:30PM

We were on board super early with this one thanks to the helpful assistance of Berkley Publishing!  Thanks, y'all! Now you can be the first of your friends to get your mitts on a signed copy of this soon-to-be-smash-hit which has earned comparisons to The Handmaid's Tale, 1984, and Brave New World. Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has...

Fountain Fan Fair - Summer Romance Edition

08/25/2018 - 2:00PM

  Join us for a night of fun and fiction! Fountain Fan Fairs are high energy events with fun games and fabulous prizes!!!!!!!! Bring your friends and... Let's kiss summer goodbye!!!   Katy Upperman is a graduate of Washington State University, a former elementary school teacher, and an insatiable reader. When not writing for young adults, Katy can be found whipping up batches of chocolate chip cookies or exploring the country with her husband and daughter. Her debut young...

Get Cozy with Mystery Writer J.R. Ripley

08/29/2018 - 6:30PM

Learn what it's like to write as many authors at once! When's a good time to use a pen name?  What are the advantages?  The dangers?   We welcome back J.R. Ripley with his entertaining new Bird Lover's mystery Fowl of the House of Usher! J.R. Ripley is a pen name of Glenn Eric Meganck (www.glennmeganck.com), the critically acclaimed author of the Maggie Miller mysteries, the Bird Lover's mystery series, the Tony Kozol series, and the Kitty Karlyle pet chef...

Fountain Flirt Book Club

09/06/2018 - 1:30PM

(book to be announced) A feisty, fun group discussing romance novels (focusing mainly on diversity in the genre) monthly. Ages 21+ only. Purchase of book from Fountain either in paper, ebook, or audio is required. Sign up on our Meetup page is helpful, but not required.  If you don't want to join Meetup, just inform a bookseller when you purchase your book either in person or online that you will be attending. More info is on our Meetup page. 

Ryan Hampton Speaks On The Opioid Crisis at McShin Foundation

09/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Proud to be the booksellers for such an important event.   Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage? Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission. Through...

Recovery Fest 2018 with Ryan Hampton

09/08/2018 - 12:00PM

Proud to be the booksellers for this positive event!!!

NYT Bestselling Author Andrew Gross Comes to Fountain!!!

09/18/2018 - 6:30PM

We LOVE Andrew Gross's books and are over the moon that our friends at Minotaur are sending him to Fountain!!!! After a string of New York Times bestselling suburban thrillers, Andrew Gross has reinvented himself as a writer of historical thrillers. In his latest novel, Button Man, he delivers a stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s. Read this...

Fountain Fan Fair - Reign On Edition

09/22/2018 - 2:00PM

Join us for a night of fun and fiction! Fountain Fan Fairs are high energy events with fun games and fabulous prizes!!!!!!!! Bring your friends and... Let's Reign (and Fan) On!   Gwen Cole grew up in upstate New York and then moved to Virginia where she did not graduate college. Instead she played bass guitar in a hardcore band and later married the lead guitarist. She enjoys large jigsaw puzzles, playing Xbox and softball, and watching movies. Gwen now lives in Richmond, Virginia...

Fountain Of Youth Book Club

09/23/2018 - 10:00AM

Title to be announced. Young Adult (or YA for short) is a very diverse and exciting genre.  Our book club is subtitled Adults Who Read YA, so this group is open for those 18+ years old.  Purchase of book from Fountain either in paper, ebook, or audio is required. You can find more information about our group on MeetUp or Facebook (although joining either group isn't a requirement).  Join us for our first discussion at the store- I'll be serving coffee...

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