Events – Authors, Discussions & More

FoxTale Book Shoppe is THE venue for Authors, Book-Signings, Notice of Special Literary Events and More!

To get a book signed at our events, we ask that you please purchase a book from FoxTale Book Shoppe. By purchasing a book from FoxTale, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to FoxTale. Think about it this way: You wouldn’t bring your own biscuits to Red Lobster, would you?

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Kimberly Belle & Emily Carpenter, A Suspenseful Afternoon
Saturday, June 29 at 2:00pm

From bestselling author Kimberly S. Belle of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing comes a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who, in a fight for survival, must decide just how far she’ll go to escape the person she once loved
Beth Murphy is on the run…

For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning—one with a new look, new name and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her.

Sabine Hardison is missing…

A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she’s taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.

As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabine’s carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home, and a husband who would be better off with her gone. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to find out what happened and bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing that’s certain is that someone is lying and the truth won’t stay buried for long.
From bestselling author Emily Carpenter of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls comes a riveting novel about a mother and daughter separated by grief, secrets, and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy their lives.

If there’s a healthy way to grieve, Erin Gaines hasn’t found it. After her husband’s sudden death, the runaway success of the tech company they built with their best friends has become overwhelming. Her nerves are frayed, she’s disengaged, and her frustrated daughter, Shorie, is pulling away from her. Maybe Erin’s friends and family are right. Maybe a few weeks at a spa resort in the Caribbean islands is just what she needs to hit the reset button…

Shorie is not only worried about her mother’s mental state but also for the future of her parents’ company. Especially when she begins to suspect that not all of Erin’s colleagues can be trusted. It seems someone is spinning an intricate web of deception—the foundation for a conspiracy that is putting everything, and everyone she loves, at risk. And she may be the only one who can stop it.

Now, thousands of miles away in a remote, and oftentimes menacing, tropical jungle, Erin is beginning to have similar fears. Things at the resort aren’t exactly how the brochure described, and unless she’s losing her mind, Erin’s pretty sure she wasn’t sent there to recover—she was sent to disappear.


Harry Potter Origami Camp
Monday, July 8 at 1:00pm

FoxTale is excited to host a Harry Potter Origami Camp!  One of our wizarding friends will join us during this fun-filled afternoon. RSVP required.

Young wizards! Ever wanted to fold your own Chocolate Frogs? Or play a desktop game of Quidditch?

Experience the Wizarding World like never before with this deluxe origami guidebook! Packed with easy-to-follow instructions, fans can learn to fold fifteen unique origami pieces, including objects, characters, creatures, and settings straight from the films of Harry Potter!

Harry Potter Origami includes:

– Special sheets of illustrated origami paper custom designed for each craft

– Easy-to-follow instructions with illustrations at every step

– Photography of the real, finished origami for helpful reference

– Advice for keeping your origami looking magical

Don’t miss this enchanting guide to paper folding–the perfect gift for every young Harry Potter fan!

Cost: $40 and includes the book HARRY POTTER ORIGAMI, photos and fun with a Wizard and a snack.  RSVP required. General age range is 8-12 but we welcome all ages! You can RSVP at the link below or by calling/stopping in to FoxTale!


Beatriz Williams, The Golden Hour
Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30pm

It’s time for our Beatriz Williams fix!  We always love when Beatriz comes to town and we are so excited to read THE GOLDEN HOUR! Beatriz will be in conversation with Karen White!

The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau—a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?

Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love.

Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.

The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

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Wizard of Oz Story Time
Saturday, July 13 at 11:00am

We’re excited to hold a special Wizard of Oz Story Time just in time for Elm Street Cultural Arts Village‘s play, The Wizard of Oz!  Story time is free and open to all.  Book purchase appreciated. This is going to be great fun!

Tickets for the play can be purchased from Elm Street Cultural Arts Village located in Downtown Woodstock! The Wizard of Oz runs July 10-24, 2019.


Stuart Turton, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30pm

Who Is Going to Kill Evelyn Hardcastle?

“Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day…quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and altogether triumphant.” A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

There are three rules of Blackheath House:

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.

There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.

We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.

Understood? Then let’s begin… Evelyn Hardcastle will die. She will die every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. Some of his hosts are helpful, and others only operate on a need to know basis.

Fiendishly clever psychological thriller book: The most inventive debut of the year, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, twists together such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page. Author Stuart Turton is an exciting new master of psychological thriller books. Fans of delightfully good books like The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware will be thrilled by The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.


Andrea Bobotis, The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt
Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome debut author Andrea Bobotis, Author to FoxTale!

Some bury their secrets close to home. Others scatter them to the wind and hope they land somewhere far away.

Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer–the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder no one talks about. She knows it’s high time to make an inventory of her household and its valuables, but she finds that cataloging the family belongings–as well as their misfortunes–won’t contain her family’s secrets, not when her wayward sister suddenly returns, determined to expose skeletons the Kratts had hoped to take to their graves.

Interweaving the present with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1929, Judith pieces together the influence of her family on their small South Carolina cotton town, learning that the devastating effects of dark family secrets can last a lifetime and beyond.


Snow White Story Time
Monday, July 22 at 11:00am

We’re so excited to welcome Snow White to FoxTale Book Shoppe. She will read a story, meet and greet guests as well as pose for pictures. Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated.



Joshilyn Jackson, Never Have I Ever
Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30pm

One of our foxy favorites is back and we couldn’t be more excited!  Come join us as we celebrate Joshilyn Jackson‘s latest novel, NEVER HAVE I EVER. 

A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.


Dog Man Book Release Party
Tuesday, August 13 at 4:30pm

The fun continues with a brand new DOG MAN adventure, FOR WHOM THE BALL ROLLS (coming 8/13/19)! Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating the brand new graphic novel.  We will have activities, snacks and lots of fun. The event is free to attend, we simply ask you purchase a Dog Man book from FoxTale!

For each purchase of a Dog Man book at FoxTale, including pre-ordering of the new book, you get an entry to win a giant 20″ Dog Man. You do not need to be present to win.


Laura Kamoie & Kate Quinn, Ribbons of Scarlet
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30pm

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. We’re delighted to welcome two of these great authors, Laura Kamoie and Kate Quinn to FoxTale!

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.

Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself–but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive–unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.


Karen White, The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30pm

Save the Date, Melanie and Jack are back on October 22, 2019! We can’t wait to celebrate The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street with Karen White and y’all then! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!