Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On the Road

Here in the North Carolina mountains we're trying not to get accustomed to our current spell of early spring weather for fear that we will be thrown right back into the gales and storms of winter.

Last week, for example, the wind blew and the snow fell, but that didn't stop Accent on Books from taking our show on the road on three different occasions. On Sunday and Friday last week, we were proud to take copies of Requiem by Fire, Wayne Caldwell's new novel, to two different receptions honoring the increasingly famous author. Wayne and wife Mary have been great friends of the store for years, so we are always glad to do anything we can to get his books out in front of his fans, both new and old.

Sandwiched between those two events, on Tuesday evening of last week, the eminent psychologist Philip Zimbardo gave a presentation at UNC-Asheville. Dr. Ann Weber, a member of the UNC-A faculty and a collaborator with Dr. Zimbardo on a psychology textbook, is another valued friend and customer of ours, and was kind enough to ask us to provide books for this event. As those living here might recall, there was heavy snow falling virtually all day Tuesday, though blessedly the temperature was just warm enough to keep the roads mostly liquid rather than frozen. Fortunately, the white stuff didn't prevent a tremendous crowd from showing up for Dr. Zimbardo's event, and they were rewarded with a fascinating and thought-provoking presentation. Again, it was something we were pleased to be a part of.

Thanks to Wayne and Ann for allowing us to be associated with these events, and if you ever want to request our famous Accent on Books "book catering" service, just let us know!

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