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March 2019

An Afternoon with Poet Bill Brown

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Star Line Books is welcoming poet Bill Brown for a afternoon reading Saturday, March 16th beginning at 3 p.m. One of Tennessee's premier poets will read from his latest book, titled Cairns: Poems New and Selected. Bill has eleven previous books, and this volume includes a nice selection of each, as well as enough new poems to make up a small book of their own.

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Launch Party for Natalie Lloyd’s OVER the MOON!

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Star Line Books is over the moon to host the launch party for OVER the MOON by the beloved Natalie Lloyd! Please make plans to join us on Saturday, March 30th beginning at 2 p.m. to celebrate the release. Much fun and magic are guaranteed, so we'll look forward to seeing you then! Twelve-year-old Mallie knows better than to dream. In Coal Top, you live the story you’re given. That means boys toil in the mines and girls work as…

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April 2019

April Fools’ Day Conversation with George Singleton

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

No, it's for real! George Singleton has agreed to spend his April Fools' Day with the Bookies at Star Line Books. Please mark your calendars now to come and welcome George, and try to get one over on him! George will be in conversation with Joel Henderson beginning at 6 p.m. Monday evening. Staff Picks releases on March 6th, so preorder now! Staff Picks, the new collection from comic maestro George Singleton, provides a loosely linked baker’s dozen of stories…

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SmartLit Event featuring Beth Ann Fennelly

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Stop in downtown at Chattanooga’s only independent bookstore for light refreshments and an intimate gathering with Mississippi’s Poet Laureate, Beth Ann Fennelly. After hearing a few choice bits from her newest collection, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, stick around to chat and get your copy signed.   Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She’s won grants and awards from the…

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Afternoon Reading and Signing with Adair Sanders

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Star Line Books is please to host Chattanooga native Adair Sanders for an afternoon event on Saturday, April 13th. Adair will be reading and signing beginning at 2 p.m. Adair Sanders was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in an era when girls of a certain social class were expected to marry well and never work. Exhibiting her penchant for being contrary, Adair left the confines of an all-girl education to pursue a psychology degree and a law degree from the University…

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Author R J Jacobs in Conversation

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Star Line Books is hosting an Author in Conversation with R J Jacobs. R J will be discussing his novel, And Then You Were Gone, Saturday, April 27th beginning at 2 p.m. And Then You Were Gone After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she's got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a…

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June 2019

An Evening with Maurice Martin in conversation with Erik Zilen

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Niedlov’s Breadworks, 215 E Main St
Chattanooga, TN 37408 United States
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Please join Star Line Books and Niedlov's Breadworks as we invite you to an evening with Maurice Martin in conversation with Erik Zilen, owner of Niedlov's Breadworks. Join us at 6:30 at Niedlov's Breadworks where they will discuss Maurice Martin's recent work, Damaged Goods; American Evangelical Ethics, a sweeping treatment of one of the most important challenges facing both the church and America in today's world. Marty retired as COO and Acting CEO for Food for the Hungry in 2014…

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Tony L. Turnbow: Hardened to Hickory Presentation and Q&A

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Star Line Book, 1467 Market St., Suite 106
Chattanooga, 37402
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Join us at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 18 for an entertaining presentation, reading and Q&A session with Tony L. Turnbow, the author of Hardened to Hickory: The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson's Life. A fascinating book, Hardened to Hickory details Jackson's command of the original Tennessee Volunteers and reveals a more human side of Jackson than has often been portrayed. Kirkus Reviews calls Hardened to Hickory "an impressive combination of scrupulous scholarship and powerful storytelling." A practicing lawyer in…

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An Evening with Tom Graves: A Reading and Signing

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Star Line Book, 1467 Market St., Suite 106
Chattanooga, 37402
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Join us at 6pm on June 26th at Star Line Books for an evening with Tom Graves to learn more about his recently published title White Boy. A gripping and relevant memoir, White Boy is one man’s unvarnished story of love, loss, race, Memphis, and a dark past. Everything is laid bare when Memphis author, journalist, and university professor Tom Graves takes a vivid and deeply introspective account of his life. Graves is also the author of the award-winning Crossroads:…

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July 2019

Margaret Renkl in conversation with Jamie Quatro

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Star Line Book, 1467 Market St., Suite 106
Chattanooga, 37402
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Star Line Books is excited to welcome Margaret Renkl for an evening in conversation with fellow author Jamie Quatro, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 11. Margaret Renkl is the author of Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss (forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in July 2019). She is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, where her essays appear each Monday. Her work has also appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Proximity, and River Teeth, among…

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