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Join authors Mansi Shah and Jennifer Pastiloff (On Being Human) for a vibrant conversation about Mansi’s debut novel The Taste of Ginger. In her novel, a family tragedy beckons a first-generation immigrant to the city of her birth, where she grapples with her family’s past in search of where she truly belongs. Click here to read the full synopsis.

When you order a copy of The Taste of Ginger, you will automatically be added to the guest list for the event and will receive the event link 48 hours beforehand (if you order the book before the event’s start time, you will receive the link). Listen, if you’ve never attended a virtual event with Jen Pastiloff then you do not want to miss this!

Date: Wednesday, January 12th 2022

Time: 8pm EST / 5pm PST

Where: Online via Zoom

ORDER THE TASTE OF GINGER HERE

*Want to attend the event without ordering the book? Please visit the Contact Us page on this website, and select “I want to RSVP for The Taste of Ginger event” from the subject list.*

We were lucky to kick off our events schedule for 2022 with 2 of our 3 December 2021 Reading Is a Lifestyle book pick authors: Neel Patel and Okezie Nwoka. They will attend our first virtual RIAL hangout of the new year on Sunday, January 9th where we will discuss their novels!

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*

Stop by Enderly Coffee Co. for a cup of coffee and to browse our stock of advanced readers copies. All of the books are FREE!

Date: Saturday, December 18th 2021

Time: 9am-12pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

*There is a 3-book minimum per person.*

Authors Freya Marske and Sarah Vogel will attend our monthly Reading Is a Lifestyle virtual hangout on Wednesday, December 8th where we will discuss our November book picks:

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*

Celebrate the launch of #1 New York Times Bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown’s new book Atlas of the Heart with Shelves! This virtual event will be hosted in partnership with Random House on Zoom. Read more about the book here.

Date: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Time: 8pm-9pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: When you buy the book from Shelves, you’ll receive the event link 48 hours before the launch. Order your copy here!

Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our LAST Pop-Up Bookstore for 2021!

Date: Saturday, November 20th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

Celebrate the launch of Nikole Hannah-Jones highly anticipated book The 1619 Project with The New York Times Magazine and Shelves! Hannah-Jones will be joined by Ibram X. Kendi for a discussion about the book, moderated by journalist Soledad O’Brien. Read more about the book here.

Later in the program, to celebrate the simultaneous publication of The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, a picture book adaption for young readers, Hannah-Jones will join co-author Renée Watson and illustrator Nikkolas Smith for a conversation moderated by local Charlotte author Derrick Barnes. The event will also feature an archival photo presentation by Kimberly Annece Henderson and a poetry reading by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.

This virtual event will be hosted by One World in partnership with the Apollo Theater on Zoom.

Date: Tuesday, November 16th 2021

Time: 8pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: When you buy the book from Shelves, you’ll receive the event link 48 hours before the launch. Order your copy here!

Town Brewing Co. is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore in addition to 10+ other local small business vendors at their next Brunch 2nd Sundays.

Date: Saturday, November 14th 2021

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm EST

Address: 800 Grandin Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, November 6th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

Authors María Amparo Escandón and Jai Chakrabarti will attend our monthly Reading Is a Lifestyle virtual hangout on Thursday, October 5th where we will discuss our September book picks:

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*

Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, October 2nd 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

Celebrate the launch of Tarana Burke’s memoir Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement with Shelves! Click here to learn more.

Date: Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Time: 7pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: Buy the book here and you’ll automatically receive the event link. It’s such a great read!

We managed to nail all 3 authors down for our Reading Is a Lifestyle hangout on Thursday, September 2nd where we will discuss our August book picks:

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*