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Upcoming Events

Fountain Fan Fair - Reign On Edition

09/22/2018 - 2:00PM

Join us for a day 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

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).   

Blue Bee Book Fair and Brunch!

09/23/2018 - 12:00PM

Pleased to be invited to the second annual Blue Bee Book Fair & Brunch scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 PM! We will feature will be hanging out with our friends from Blue Bee, Chop Suey Books, Mixie’s Antiques, and Black Swan Bookstore — plus the James River Writers and food from LOWCO Eatery. Make sure you bring gently used books for our Little Free Library. We will trade you one cider buck for each book you bring in – up to five bucks per...

Fountain Fan Fair - Beth Revis Book Launch with Guest Sarah Glenn Marsh

09/25/2018 - 6:30PM

Join us for an evening of fun and fiction! Fountain Fan Fairs are high energy events with fun games and fabulous prizes!!!!!!!! Bring your friends and... Let's Fan On! Beth Revis is the author of the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series, the twisty contemporary novel A World Without You, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: Rebel Rising. Beth lives in rural North Carolina in a house full of boys--her husband, son, and two massive...

Fountain Book Club

09/26/2018 - 7:00PM

The cure for the common book club!!!! This month's book is These Honored Dead (Lincoln and Speed Mystery #1)! Purchase of the book through Fountain is required- either in physical form, Kobo ebook, or Libro FM audiobook.

An Evening of Sherlockian Chat with Mystery Author Bradley Harper

10/03/2018 - 6:30PM

We are GIANT Sherlock Holmes geeks at Fountain, so we leaped at the chance to be the first bookstore on this tour for A Knife In The Fog!!! Can't make the event?  Preorder your copy below and you can get it shipped to you anywhere in the world! Physician Arthur Conan Doyle is invited to take a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper. Doyle agrees, with the stipulation of his old professor of surgery, Dr. Joseph Bell––Doyle’s inspiration for...

Fountain Flirt Book Club

10/04/2018 - 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.

Robert Goolrick for the Essex Public Library at St. John's Episcopal - Tappahannock

10/05/2018 - 7:00PM

We are so happy to be working with The Friends of the Essex Public Library in Tappahannock again! We don't drive an hour for just anybody, but our Friends of the EPL and Robert Goolrick???  Absolutely!!! Robert Goolrick is one of our most treasured Fountain Family and The Dying of the Light is a haunting and timely work.   The Friends of Essex Public Library present an evening with bestselling author Robert Goolrick as part of their Evening with a Writer author event series. Mr....

Award-Winning Fantasy Author Fran Wilde Returns to Fountain!

10/09/2018 - 6:30PM

Fran is one of our favorite guests at Fountain and her events are always thoughtful and fun! Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for three Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and two Hugo Awards, and include her Andre Norton- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel Updraft, its sequels Cloudbound, and Horizon, and the Nebula-, Hugo-, and Locus-nominated novelette The Jewel and Her Lapidary. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, ...

Bishop O'Connell and Harry Heckel Discuss Living A Life of Fantasy (Writing)

10/11/2018 - 6:30PM

We welcome back two of our favorites!  These guys know a lot about fantasy writing and a lot about the business of it too.  Come pick their brains about the industry and hear about their books and craft! Harry Heckel has written role-playing games and fiction for two decades. His latest work is The Darker Lord from Harper Voyager Impulse as part of the writing team of Jack Heckel, in which Avery, now a professor at Mysterium University, must deal with the consequences of...

Bishop O'Connell and Harry Heckel Discuss Living A Life of Fantasy (Writing)

10/11/2018 - 6:30PM

We welcome back two of our favorites!  These guys know a lot about fantasy writing and a lot about the business of it too.  Come pick their brains about the industry and hear about their books and craft! Harry Heckel has written role-playing games and fiction for two decades. His latest work is The Darker Lord from Harper Voyager Impulse as part of the writing team of Jack Heckel, in which Avery, now a professor at Mysterium University, must deal with the consequences of...

Pioneering Cyberpunk Author Malka Older Presents State Tectonics

10/18/2018 - 6:30PM

We are incredibly honored to be hosting this fresh voice in tech-based fiction!!! Review Quotes: "State Tectonics is a really good story about our near future and how social and news media are increasingly shaping the perceived realities of people and countries. It shows how people of good will can invent the future of democracy, and how that future might further evolve. The entire Centenal Cycle offers a vision which already influences the path of democracy and commerce in the here...

Fountain Bookstore Presents Nathaniel Philbrick at The Virginia Museum of History and Culture

10/19/2018 - 7:00PM

Fountain Bookstore is pleased to present An Evening with National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Nathaniel Philbrick.    TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENT TICKETS NOW ON SALE Ticket includes the talk and a copy of In The Hurricane's Eye.   There is no physical ticket.   Please check in at the door to the Robins Family Forum (a theater within the museum) on the evening of the event. Signing to follow the talk.   Additional books...

RVA Book Lovers' Festival

10/20/2018 - 10:00AM

Virginia is for book lovers! We are proud to be participating in this first annual event!  For full information on the festival, click here. Join us for a fun-filled, literary weekend featuring the best of Virginia's bookish crowd. Featuring Virginia authors, literary and Virginia crafters, local cuisine, and more! All net proceeds from this event will be donated to local RVA literacy organizations.   Presented by

Fountain Of Youth Book Club

10/21/2018 - 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). 

Fountain Book Club

10/24/2018 - 7:00PM

The cure for the common book club!!!! This month's book is Six Wakes! Purchase of the book through Fountain is required- either in physical form, Kobo ebook, or Libro FM audiobook.

Mindfulness Instructor Greg Graber Shows You How to Slow Your Roll

10/26/2018 - 6:00PM

Timber Hawkeye is Greg Graber's publisher.  You may remember Timber from his standing-room-only appearances at Fountain and his bestselling book Buddhist Bootcamp.  Timber is a long time friend of Fountain and we are excited to welcome Greg to the Fountain Family! To get the most out of life, especially in these fast times, you need to Slow Your Roll. Mindfulness coach Greg Graber shares his practical, no-nonsense techniques for mindful living. He has worked with people from all...

Fountain Flirt Book Club

11/01/2018 - 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.

Write the Night Off! A Fountain Bookstore NaNoWriMo Event!

11/02/2018 - 6:00PM

Writers!  Let us help you get a kick start with our lockdown event at the shop! From 6pm to midnight, get your writing groove on with our Write the Night Off event! What to Expect: free WiFi access free coffee, water, and both healthy and unhealthy snacks space to write (limited to 20 participants - please visit Fountain or call 804-788-1594 to register) What to Bring: whatever you use to write - laptop, notebook, pens, etc a cushion for your butt if desired - our chairs and...

Fountain Bookstore Presents An Afternoon with Jan Karon at St. James's Episcopal Church

11/03/2018 - 2:00PM

Fountain Bookstore is pleased to present An Afternoon with Jan Karon!! Jan is one of our favorite guests and we are delighted to welcome her back to Richmond!  Jan Karon will be interviewed by Reverend Hilary Streever.   Audience members are welcome to submit questions (index cards will be provided) before the event for a brief q & a following the interview.   THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT - NO ADMITTANCE TO PROGRAM WITHOUT A TICKET TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE...

Authors Doug Lawson and Michelle Damiani Discuss Place as Character - TENTATIVE

11/10/2018 - 2:00PM

Doug Lawson’s latest book is Bigfoots In Paradise, a collection of short stories, about which writer Antonya Nelson wrote “These stories are funny, moving, full of the natural world and its wonders… A very satisfying read.”  Doug’s won a Distinguished Story citation by the Best American anthology, received an Honorable Mention from the O. Henry Awards, and won Glimmer Train’s yearly Fiction Open, a Henfield award, and a Transatlantic Review Award.   His...

Fountain Of Youth Book Club

11/18/2018 - 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). 

Fountain Is Forty! Small Business Saturday! Big Reveal At Noon!

11/24/2018 - 10:00AM

So what's the BIG REVEAL?   I guess you'll just have to be there, won't you?

Fountain Book Club Tonic (The Cure for the Common Book Club!)

11/28/2018 - 7:00PM

The cure for the common book club!!!! Purchase of the book through Fountain is required- either in physical form, Kobo ebook, or Libro FM audiobook. Read it before the series comes out in January!!!

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