Downtown Books & News

Purveyors of Used & Rare Books ★ Fine Art Gallery

★Downtown Books & News★

Purveyors of Used & Rare Books ★ Fine Art Gallery


Noble Beasts
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Noble Beasts

Please join us for our opening reception for "Noble Beasts, the Art of Elizabeth Albright

All guests dressed in either a renaissance and/or animal costume will be entered to win a special prize.

Gratis wine and snacks.

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Juniper Bends
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Juniper Bends

We are incredibly excited to have our friends at Juniper Bends back with us for a new season.

There will be guest curators (Pascale Hunter and Stephanie Johnson).

Artists this month will be Alli Marhsall, Brit Washburn and Brandon Amico.

Wine for donation.

Seating fills up so don’t be Asheville on time. ;-}

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Menagerie
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Menagerie

Please join us Friday night for a new art opening.

Menagerie the Work of Liz Trader

https://makemesomeart.com/

Complimentary drinks and snacks will be available for the thirsty and unsnacked.

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Asheville Fringe Festival
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Asheville Fringe Festival

Saturday afternoon there will be a one person show starting at five o’clock.

“Sarah is no stranger to, well, strangers: anyone who has worked retail—especially during the holidays—can tell you about the odd people who come into the store. Besides, when she’s not selling books, she’s performing with the local community theatre, where unusual characters abound, both on and off stage. So strangers are no problem until now, when the strangest stranger in Sarah’s life is…her father.”

For more details go over here — -

http://www.ashevillefringe.org/events/in-visible-theatre-presents-furrow/

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Asheville Fringe Festival
Jan
25
5:00 PM17:00

Asheville Fringe Festival

We are happy to welcome back the Asheville Fringe Festival to our little stage. Friday night there will be a one person show starting at five o’clock.

“Sarah is no stranger to, well, strangers: anyone who has worked retail—especially during the holidays—can tell you about the odd people who come into the store. Besides, when she’s not selling books, she’s performing with the local community theatre, where unusual characters abound, both on and off stage. So strangers are no problem until now, when the strangest stranger in Sarah’s life is…her father.”

For more details go over here — -

http://www.ashevillefringe.org/events/in-visible-theatre-presents-furrow/

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High School Hit - Second Annual
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

High School Hit - Second Annual

Local artists paint their favorite songs from high school————————————————————-

—————————We are stoked about this group show———-——————————————————

———————————————————————————Great art, cool people, tons of fun—————-

See you then !!!!

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Kitties!
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Kitties!

Free children’s lecture this week at Downtown Books & News.

Learn how to care for abandoned, new born kittens.

Brought to you by Snake, Rabbit and Snail Bookmobile and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

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Rough Ruff
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Rough Ruff

Please join us in celebrating the work of Rosy Kirby/Indian Summer Press

As always there will be some snacks and wine.

And it’s free.

You got everthing to gain. We will see you then.

https://www.instagram.com/indiansummerpress

http://indiansummerpress.tumblr.com/

https://indiansummerpress.bigcartel.com/

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Juniper Bends
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Juniper Bends

Nicole Townsend, Scott Branson and Molly Silverstein are the featured readers.  Also, co-curator Caroline Wilson will also be reading.  The eleventh will be Caroline's final night with Juniper Bends.

Wine upon donation.

As always, don't be late; seating fills up!

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Society of the Spectacle
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Society of the Spectacle

The Asheville Reading Circle Presents:

 

Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

No book required, just show up and we read and discuss the work collectively.

This is a 1967 work of French Marxist philosophy detailing the author's skepticism of what he calls Spectacle, generally mass media. Debord's view was that the image of reality, more than reality, is what the present civilization aims at sustaining, possibly at the expense of civilization's existence. We will discuss the work and any potential relevance to the present era.

Bring anything you want to share. See you there!

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A Soft Wilderness
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

A Soft Wilderness

Please join us in celebrating the work of Kris Lars on April 13th.

Kris Lars was born and raised along the eastern states of America. The sunrise has always been some of her favorite moments of grandeur. After graduating college in 2011 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a Bachelor in Studio Arts, she moved to Columbia, SC. There she was able to hone her artistic prolific motivations at Tapps Art Center for a couple years. She then spent the last 3 years in Asheville NC exhibiting in many local coffee shops, breweries, galleries, and has been working to participate in collaborative opportunities at the Phil Mechanic Studios.

Wine and nibbles.

See you then!

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Asheville Fringe Festival - In/Visible Theatre presents: Ox
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Asheville Fringe Festival - In/Visible Theatre presents: Ox

We are excited to be hosting one of the many Asheville Fringe Festival events this weekend.  

Ox tells the story of a cantankerous bookseller (played by Mark Suggs) who
knows a great deal about books, but little about people. He creates an unlikely
friendship with a mother and young daughter whose immigration status is shaky, and he ultimately faces a choice between maintaining his quiet, comfortable life, or risking the unknown to help his new friends.

This will be a ticketed event.  Tickets and more information available here --- http://www.ashevillefringe.org/events/invisible-theatre-presents-ox/

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Asheville Fringe Festival - In/Visible Theatre presents Ox
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Asheville Fringe Festival - In/Visible Theatre presents Ox

We are excited to be hosting one of the many Asheville Fringe Festival events this weekend.  

Ox tells the story of a cantankerous bookseller (played by Mark Suggs) who
knows a great deal about books, but little about people. He creates an unlikely
friendship with a mother and young daughter whose immigration status is shaky, and he ultimately faces a choice between maintaining his quiet, comfortable life, or risking the unknown to help his new friends.

This will be a ticketed event.  Tickets and more information available here --- http://www.ashevillefringe.org/events/invisible-theatre-presents-ox/

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