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Fountain Of Youth Book Club

03/24/2019 - 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). 

Cat and Nat's #MOMTRUTHS Live at the Carpenter Center!

03/24/2019 - 7:00PM

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids. In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told...

Fountain Book Club Tonic - The Cure for the Common Book Club!

03/27/2019 - 7:00PM

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

Launch Event for Illustrator Sterling Hundley!

04/03/2019 - 6:30PM

We are especially honored to be the host bookstore for this event!!! Please come celebrate with the illustrator and his friends, colleagues, and family at this open to the public event! Sterling Hundley is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work has been regarded among the mostly highly acclaimed in the illustration world. He was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Fountain Flirt Book Club

04/04/2019 - 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.

TICKETED Bring-Your-Own-Lunch Event with Bestselling Author Greer Macallister

04/05/2019 - 12:30PM

Bring your own lunch to this ticketed event!  Meet your fellow book lovers in a beautiful venue with ample parking! Greer is one of our favorite guests.  Please enjoy this special afternoon. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Thank You!  Additional copies of Woman 99 or the author's previous books may be purchased below the ticket. There is no physical ticket.  You will check in at the door. “Woman Ninety Nine is a gorgeous ode to the power of female courage...

NASA Night with Authors Kathryn Schwille and Jonathan Ward

04/09/2019 - 6:30PM

Join us for a unique evening of conversation! Jonathan Ward, of Greensboro, and Kathryn Schwille, of Charlotte, have teamed up to offer two perspectives of this little-told and an oft-forgotten story of the Columbia space shuttle. Both books offer a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. When the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated on re-entry in 2003, it spread debris in a 100-mile swath over rural east Texas, triggering the largest ground...

Meet-and-Greet with Fountain Favorite Bill Lohmann

04/10/2019 - 12:00PM

In celebration of the documentary on Doctor Coptor, which will air Thursday, March 28 on WCVE-23 at 9 p.m., we are having Bill back to sign again! A long friend of the store and gifted journalist, we are always happy and proud to have our local favorites back to share with you! Bill Lohmann was born and raised in Virginia. He has been a sports writer, feature writer, and columnist, most recently for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Lohmann and his family live in Richmond.

One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese Class with Claudia Lucero

04/15/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for a demonstration class and tasting at Mise En Place Cooking School with cheese expert Claudia Lucero! A copy of One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese is included in your ticket. Copies of One-Hour Cheese will also be available for sale at the event.   Claudia Lucero is the entrepreneur behind UrbanCheesecraft.com and DIY Cheese Kits, which she sells through Etsy, specialty food shops, and select Whole Foods stores. She also developed the home cheesemaking kits for Williams-Sonoma...

New Date! One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese Tasting and Meet-And-Greet with Claudia Lucero

04/15/2019 - 12:30PM

Taste some yummy dairy-free cheeses and meet the author of this super user-friendly cookbook! This event is a meet-and-greet, no formal program where you can taste recipes from the book and ask the author questions in a casual setting.   There is also be a full ticketed class later on this date at Mise En Place.  Check out the next event listing! Finally, anyone embracing a dairy-free lifestyle (including vegan, paleo, or allergen-free) can make and enjoy the savory goodness...

Launch Event for Cat Winters at The Poe Museum

04/16/2019 - 6:30PM

So honored to be the bookseller for Cat Winters' launch at one of our favorite venues! A portion of this evening's sales goes to support The Poe Museum.  Thank you for contributing with your purchases! Cat Winters is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five novels for teens: In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming, The Steep and Thorny Way, Odd & True, and a forthcoming novel about Edgar Allan Poe's teenage years, The Raven's...

David Sedaris!!!!!!

04/17/2019 - 7:30PM

Fountain Bookstore is once again privileged to be the official bookseller for David Sedaris!!!!! Buy tickets here! With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in...

Susan Crawford Explains the Next Tech Revolution and Why America Is Falling Behind

04/18/2019 - 6:30PM

This event is a must for anyone interested in America's future viability. Fiber is a highly readable book about why our Internet speed and service is so terrible in America, and what must be done about it. In it, Crawford explains: ·       why nations such as South Korea and Sweden have fiber internet access that makes their entire societies operate at a higher and more efficient level; ·       why this access is not the...

Junior League Book and Author Luncheon 2019

04/23/2019 - 12:30PM

Fountain Bookstore is very proud to be the bookseller for the Junior League of Richmond. Tickets on sale soon!  

Junior League Book and Author Dinner and Evening Program 2019

04/23/2019 - 6:00PM

Fountain Bookstore is very proud to be the bookseller for the Junior League of Richmond. Tickets on sale soon!  

Fountain Book Club Tonic - The Cure for the Common Book Club!

04/24/2019 - 7:00PM

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

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

04/27/2019 - 10:00AM

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at  Fountain Bookstore on Saturday, April 27   Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for  parties, author appearances, in-store events, and  exclusive day-of merchandise.   Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 27th, with literary parties around the country. Fountain Bookstore will be celebrating with surprise visits by authors and...

Fountain Of Youth Book Club

04/28/2019 - 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). 

One of Our Absolute Favorites: Michael Knight Returns to Fountain

05/01/2019 - 6:30PM

Michael Knight will be in conversation with Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain.   We love Michael's books at Fountain! Each time since his very first book we celebrate each of his creations with unbridled glee because we know we're going to be faced with our new favorite read! And most times we have been doubly rewarded with a visit from a now-beloved friend: a charming and witty guest for you, our beloved customers! Michael Knight is the winner of Fountain's Book of the Year 2017 for...

Fountain Flirt Book Club

05/02/2019 - 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.

Hills and Hell Raisers: An Appalachian Conversation with Michael Croley and Hal Crowther

05/05/2019 - 2:00PM

Owner of Fountain, Kelly Justice (also with roots in Appalachia) will be moderating a conversation between two fine authors this evening! Two authors talk about the quirky, heroic, and altogether fascinating inhabitants of Appalachia.  Michael Croley grew up in rural Kentucky with his Korean-born mother, native Appalachian father, and a parking lot full of white-bread teenagers—it’s this rare heritage that inspired him to produce this wild and wonderful debut story collection, Any...

An Evening with Charles Frazier at The American Civil War Museum

05/06/2019 - 6:00PM

We are deeply honored to present Charles Frazier in partnership with The American Civil War Museum. We are gigantic fans of both! A portion of this evening's sales will go to support The American Civil War Museum. The mission of The American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.  Learn more about this...

Random House and Fountain Bookstore Present the Find Your Summer Reads Tour

05/08/2019 - 7:00PM

This is a ticketed event!   Tickets go on sale soon!   Venue to be announced! Lynne Olson is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War, Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941, and Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour. Among her five other books is ...

History Night with William Geroux

05/16/2019 - 6:30PM

We welcome back William Geroux, author of Mathews Men with his latest gripping look into a little mentioned corner of heroic history! THE GHOST SHIPS OF ARCHANGEL: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis by William Geroux, is an extraordinary, and rarely told, story of survival and alliance during the icy journey of four Allied ships crossing the Arctic in WWII to deliver much-needed supplies to the Soviet war effort against Nazi Germany.

Book Club Giveaway Frenzy with Tif Marcelo

05/19/2019 - 12:01PM

Join members of our Fountain Flirt, Fountain of Youth, and Fountain Book Club Tonic book clubs in greeting Tif Marcelo! Bring your own book club or just mingle with our club members for a high energy event where we will be giving away dozens of prizes!!!   Also, get a sneak preview of upcoming special events and read-alongs going on all summer at Fountain Plus!  Everyone who buys a book will get a free book (advanced reading copies, normally reserved exclusively for...

Fountain Of Youth Book Club

05/19/2019 - 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). 

An Evening with Wendy Wax: Friendship, Family, Forgiveness and the Dress That Brings Them All Together

05/21/2019 - 7:00PM

This event will be held at the North Courthouse Road Library in North Chesterfield.  This event is free, but registration is required. Thank you to the Chesterfield Library Systems for being our partners for this evening!  Wendy Wax talks about her family's legacy wedding dress, worn right here in Richmond, and how it inspired her latest novel, "My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding."  Wax, a "USA Today" bestselling author, has written fifteen novels and two novellas.  Her...

Fountain Book Club Tonic - The Cure for the Common Book Club!

05/22/2019 - 7:00PM

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

Themes of Sisterhood in Writing with Award-Winning Author Cary Holladay

05/23/2019 - 6:30PM

Holladay will discuss themes of sisterhood in her work and in writing in general. Writers and those interested in short fiction will enjoy this evening.  Over 100 of her stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies of the highest regard including the Kenyon Review, New Stories from the South, Oxford American, Tin House, and many more. Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella is Cary Holladay’s eighth volume of fiction. Much of her work is inspired by history...

Ticketed Event - Lunch with Andrew Lawler Exploring New Findings On The Lost Colony of Roanoke

06/03/2019 - 12:30PM

I have already heard Lawler speak on his fascinating investigation into new information about the lost colony of Roanoke.   Not only is he fascinating, he is also very funny! Join me in welcoming him back to Richmond with a big crowd!  He's one of my personal favorite speakers! - Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain TICKETS ON SALE SOON! Andrew Lawler is the author of two books, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a Southern...

Fountain Flirt Book Club

06/06/2019 - 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 Flirt Book Club

07/11/2019 - 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 Flirt Book Club

08/01/2019 - 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.

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