Meet the Author: Dr. Karen Gedney
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Author: Dr. Karen Gedney

Join us on Sunday for a very special visit from Dr. Karen Gedney, author of 30 YEARS BEHIND BARS: TRIALS OF A PRISON DOCTOR.

DR. KAREN GEDNEY is an internal medicine specialist who spent almost thirty years behind bars as a prison physician. She was designated as one of the best in the business by the American Correctional Association and won a 'Heroes for Humanity Award' for her work in HIV in the correctional system. Her true stories document the journey of a naive young physician who survived a world she was ill-prepared for and turned it into a calling.

https://www.discoverdrg.com/

Books will be for sale during the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Meet the Author: William "Boxcar" Curry
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Author: William "Boxcar" Curry

Stop in on Sunday, October 21st to meet local author William "Boxcar" Curry, who will be signing copies of his first book _Before the Blazes: A Story of Unconventional Journeys_. It is a tale of the modern day hobo and his daily struggles for survival riding on the steel rails in the growing world around him leading him on a path of uncertain journeys.

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Amanda Garrigues Reads Wally and the Whatifs
Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Amanda Garrigues Reads Wally and the Whatifs

Join us this Saturday for a special reading by local children's author Amanda Garrigues! She will reading from her book, Wally and the Whatifs.

Wally and the Whatifs is a story a about a little boy who has a bad case of the Whatifs. The Whatifs are his angst, his monkey mind, his anxiety. The Whatifs plague him daily, and they are constantly breaking him. We see Wally fighting off the Whatifs to the best of his ability. Until one day, his Mom suggests he face the Whatifs and see what happens. He really doesn't think he can do it, until he instantly becomes friends with a little boy named Henry. His relationship with Henry and the suggestion from his Mom gives him the courage to start facing these Whatifs; this anxiety that has so gripped him. As he does this, the Whatifs start to lose their power over him, and by the end of the book, he doesn't hear the Whatifs at all.

This book isn’t just for children but for adults as well. We all have those Whatifs, and sometimes we are filled with anxiety and fear. The beautiful part of this, is that when we face what we are most afraid of, it lessens, it shrinks and it might even go away.

The main things to remember when you read Wally and the Whatifs is that:

It’s okay
We’re here for you
You’re not alone

Amanda Garrigues hails from Gainesville, FL and has spent most of her adult life as a singer/songwriter. Amanda has anxiety, and because of that she felt compelled to write Wally and Whatifs: a story about a little boy who has a bad case of the Whatifs. Amanda has Whatifs, like we all do, and writing this book has helped her face her own.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Meet the Author: Jack E. Davis, The Gulf
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Author: Jack E. Davis, The Gulf

Pulitzer Prize winner, and Gainesville Local Jack E. Davis will be in the store to talk about his stunning history, _The Gulf_. Bring your copy to get signed or pick one up at the store before the event. Mention you'll be coming to the event and get 10% off! Books will be full price day of the event.

The Event is Free and Open to the Public.

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Marianne Kunkel: Hillary, Made Up
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Marianne Kunkel: Hillary, Made Up

Third House Books is excited to present MFA@FLA alum Marianne Kunkel!

HILLARY, MADE UP provides an insightful view from the perspective of beauty products in an ode to Hillary Clinton. The beauty rituals that half of Americans take part in has never seen much poetry, but Marianne Kunkel delves into just that. Hillary, Made Up brings to light the unfair standards to which Americans hold successful women, and shows Hillary Clinton’s political career from its beginning in the 1970s to her run in the presidential campaign. The collection tells this story through the lens of sexism, allowing readers to see the role that gender discrimination played in Hillary Clinton’s ultimate loss to President Trump.

Marianne Kunkel is the author of Hillary, Made Up (Stephen F. Austin State University Press) and The Laughing Game (Finishing Line Press), as well as poems that have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Notre Dame Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing at Missouri Western State University, where she directs the creative writing program. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While earning her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she was the managing editor of Prairie Schooner and the African Poetry Book Fund. She currently is the editor-in-chief of Missouri Western State University’s national literary journal, The Mochila Review, and advisor of its campus literary journal, Reach.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Note Book Sessions: Wax Wings
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Note Book Sessions: Wax Wings

Third House Books & Coffee, in conjunction with Supermoon Sound and OKAY GOOD Media, present Wax Wings!

Wax Wings is an original compositional folk-rock quintet from Gainesville, featuring Brian Turk on upright bass, Andrew Cook on fiddle, John David Eriksen on cello, Mike Dorsey on drums, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Chelsea Carnes. Wax Wings weaves various threads of influence ranging from folk-punk to classical into a unique tapestry of inimitable harmony. With distinctively forceful vocals, Carnes captivates with relatable lyrics about friendship and loss. The results are strikingly textured and sincere compositions that both inspire and haunt. Their wide appeal has seen them playing venues ranging from Gasparilla Music Fest to the The Florida Folk Festival.

"...a finely textured yet upbeat and bouncing mix of chamber folk, gypsy-swing, ragtime jazz and kicking punk-country marked by the confessional lyrics and strong sonorous lead vocals of Chelsea Carnes." -Creative Loafing Tampa

"...enthusiastic and inspiring music that can make even the most jaded concertgoer blush with excitement." -The Gainesville Sun

"...real lyrical poignancy" -Our Town Magazine

"...affecting, personal Gainesville chamber-grass" -The Tampa Bay Times

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks and mingle with the artist before settling in for a special one-of-a-kind set. The first few songs will be filmed and recorded for you to revisit after the event.

Tickets are EXTREMELY LIMITED to help maintain a comfortable yet exclusive and cozy experience, so don't wait too long to reserve your spot. Be sure to arrive in time to mingle with the band and meet fellow fans. Doors will close just before the show starts to ensure the best quality recording experience for the band.

We can't wait for this special night, and we need you to make it so!

Doors at 8pm.
Show starts at 8:45pm.

Tickets available for purchase at Third House Books & Coffee and https://www.brownpapertickets.com//event/3593485

Check out Wax Wings here
https://waxwingsmusic.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/waxwingsmusic/
https://waxwingsmusic.bandcamp.com/

This show is a carbon neutral event in partnership with We Are Neutral!!

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Psychics, Cops and Killers: The Gainesville Student Murders
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Psychics, Cops and Killers: The Gainesville Student Murders

On the evening that marks the 28th anniversary of the Gainesville Student Murders, Third House Books & Coffee, in partnership with White Rhino Press will present a conversation and book signing with Susan Lehmann, author of Echoes from the Mind: The Psychic and the Gainesville Student Murders, and Visions of Ted Bundy: The Psychic and the Chi Omega Murders.

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Better Than Book Club: Disobedience
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Better Than Book Club: Disobedience

This months Better Than pick is in honor of June as Queer Month. Written by the author of the Power, Naomi Alderman, we will be reading her novel Disobedience. It was just adapted as a film and is currently out in theaters. Join us in discussing a queer relationship in an orthodox Jewish society, and come see the film with us the last Wednesday this July.

Movie Screening: Wednesday, July 25 , 2018 @7:30PM

Stop in to pick up your copy (mention the book club for a 15% discount). We'll have a bunch waiting for ya behind the counter!

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Third House Podcast: Episode 4 Instinct & Intuition
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Third House Podcast: Episode 4 Instinct & Intuition

Join us at Third House Books on Thursday the 28th @ 8 PM for the live recording of Episode 4 of the Third House Podcast on Instinct & Intuition. We will explore the work of several intuitive practitioners who utilize this hybrid of art and science to help others navigate darkened paths. Learn how you can access and connect with your own intuitive Self.

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Friday Night Stars & Cards with Aliza
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Friday Night Stars & Cards with Aliza

Before you hit the town on Friday Night, come get a reading from Aliza! Will you meet your soulmate, a new business partner, or will that decision you've been putting off all become suddenly clear? Below, find a full menu of options priced just right. So come in, ask a question or two and find out what's in store for you!

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Note Book Sessions: Jordan Burchel
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Note Book Sessions: Jordan Burchel

Third House Books & Coffee, in conjunction with Supermoon Soundund and OKAY GOOD, present Jordan Burchel!

Jordan is a Gainesville local who claims to make music as stable as he is :).

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks and mingle with the artist before settling in for a special one-of-a-kind set. The first few songs will be filmed and recorded for you to revisit after the event.

Tickets are EXTREMELY LIMITED to help maintain a comfortable yet exclusive and cozy experience, so don't wait too long to reserve your spot. Be sure to arrive in time to mingle with the band and meet fellow fans. Doors will close just before the show starts to ensure the best quality recording experience for the band.

We can't wait for this special night, and we need you to make it so!

Doors at 8pm.
Show starts at 8:45pm.

Get your tickets at eventbrite.com

Check out Jordan's music here: http://listentojordan.com/

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Better Than Book Club: Waiting to Exhale
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Better Than Book Club: Waiting to Exhale

This months Better Than pick is a special one. Kiren and myself (Heather) were sitting discussing what book and movie we should pick this month, and found ourselves naming books by white men, over and over. We decided that needed to change, and so Kiren picked something that is a little out of the box for us: a romance by a woman of color - Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan. McMillan's novel is one of revenge, triumph, and friendship and I was once compared to a particular scene which you will know immediately once you read the book and see the movie with us

Movie Screening: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @7:30PM

The screening is free, but seating limited. Beverages and food available from our neighbors Downtown Wine & Cheese.

Stop in to pick up your copy (mention the book club for a 15% discount). We've got a bunch waiting for ya!

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Mandisa’s Farewell Tour: Roast & Toast!
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Mandisa’s Farewell Tour: Roast & Toast!

Say it ain’t so...but, alas it is. Dr. Mandisa Haarhoff has successfully defended her dissertation, received her degree, got a job, won our hearts. Help us celebrate this unparalleled woman with not one but two nights of words and wine.

Friday, May 18. 6:30PM

A Toast and Roast!! We will be celebrating Mandisa and her presence in her life, and poking a little fun as well, because that's what friends do! See you there!

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Borrowed Mic: Mandisa’s Farewell Tou
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Borrowed Mic: Mandisa’s Farewell Tou

Say it ain’t so...but, alas it is. Dr. Mandisa Haarhoff has successfully defended her dissertation, received her degree, got a job, won our hearts. Help us celebrate this unparalleled woman with not one but two nights of words and wine.

Friday, May 11 & Friday, May 18.

Bring your favorite passages to share with Mandisa and the rest of our community! Starting at 6pm!!

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Indie Bookstore Day
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Indie Bookstore Day

Join us at Third House Books & Coffee on April 28th in celebrating independent bookstores! On IBD, we'll have special readings throughout the entire day from some of our favorite local authors and poets: Alycin Hayes (Milo & the Mustang, for the little ones), Lauren Groff (Fates & Furies), Ashley Inguanta (Bomb), and Quanisha Madison (Opium Fields). Help us celebrate the special place that is the bookstore by meeting some of Gainesville's female writers and poets in honor of #NationalPoetryMonth and belated International Women's Month!

There will be live music by Balcony Collapse in between readings, giveaways sponsoring local charities, and as always snacks will be available from next door at the Downtown Wine and Cheese. The event is free, kid-friendly, and the perfect opportunity to grab a book by a local author. Copies of the readers' works will be available for purchase and signing.


Alycin Hayes 12pm
Lauren Groff 3pm
Quanisha Madison 6pm
Ashley Inguanta 7:30pm

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Third House Podcast: Episode 2: Creative Healing
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Third House Podcast: Episode 2: Creative Healing

Here we are again! Calling the circle once more to create community ritual...a space for interconnectedness...to share our lived experiences around using our creative expression...to heal...ourselves and others. We have an exciting group of guests who will share their journeys into resilience...through their dark nights of the soul...wielding only their creative impulses and energies to manifest their chosen realities. Join us and see...how it’s done...tell...how you did it...and let’s consider what we can all do together in and for our community!

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