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Notes: Author events coming to Old Town books

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

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Last week, Old Town Books owner Ally Kirkpatrick opened up about her struggle with vision loss. As the community rallied around the store, the shop said on Facebook that one of the best ways of showing support for Old Town Books would be coming out for the store’s author events.

The next one is tonight (Thursday) from 7-8 p.m. with author Nicole Flattery discussing her book Nothing Special with former Politico reporter Karin Tanabe.

According to the store’s website:

Join us for an in-store conversation with Nicole Flattery and Karin Tanabe as they discuss NOTHING SPECIAL. Jump into 1966’s New York City art world when high-school drop-out Mae gets hired as a typist for Andy Warhol. Allured with Warhol’s captivating recordings, parties, womanhood, and sexual exploration, Mae’s life quickly becomes one that toggles between obsession, art, and voyeurism.

Then, on Sunday, July 30, from 7-8 p.m., author Wendy Walker is discussing her mystery book What Remains.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, New York Times best-selling author Anna Todd is coming to the store to discuss The Burning, the second book in a romance trilogy. The event includes a reading starting at 7 p.m. followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

According to the event listing:

Join us for an in-store conversation and book signing with Anna Todd for the release of THE BURNING. Heat up the summer with the second book in The Brightest Stars trilogy! Karina Fischer is fine with her small but safe life in Fort Benning, Georgia but she can’t forgive Kael Martin for betraying her trust… and yet letting go is impossible. Just as their world begins to crumble, the two are forced to confront the all-consuming love they can’t live without.

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