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A project of The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission published by UNC Press, the new alphabet book introduces kids to Durham’s Black Wall Street, civil rights advocate Charlotte Hawkins Brown, and more. Read more

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photo by Graham Tolbert

In addition to more literary excitement, the festival's second wave of programming features a local-music leading light who's sure to perk up your ears. Read more

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“The story grabbed me,” Charlies Frazier, the judge for this year’s event, said of the novel. “The subject matter could not have been more of the moment.” Read more

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Katz's new book, “Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World,” is a soul-searching account of his time leading the U.S. Department of State’s Next Level program. Read more

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Algonquin's new collection of the late, great fiction writer's stories will be read by a distinguished panel at Flyleaf Books. Read more

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photo courtesy of Blue Flower Arts

The revitalized literary festival mixes top local authors with timely national visitors such as the poet Jericho Brown and the novelist Katya Apekina. Read more

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The backdrop of psychiatry allows Joanna Pearson to explore the fault lines that underlie personal and professional identity in contemporary America. Read more

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Taking note of new books and reading events by Jonathan Farmer, Alan Shapiro, Belle Boggs, and other local authors. Read more

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Kasell spent three months traveling across China sampling and photographing street food, recording tasting notes and anecdotes, and cataloguing them by province and city. Read more

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Tobia brings Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story to Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, Mar. 7. Read more

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Abdurraqib, author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, appears at Kings on Sunday afternoon. Read more

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Turner discusses his ethnographic study of more than one hundred current and former pro football players at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, Jan. 31. Read more

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Gurganus reads at Duke's Rubenstein Library this week, just ahead of the closing of his painting exhibit at Power Plant Gallery. Read more

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Our speculative-fiction expert runs down the best sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre books the Triangle produced this year. Read more

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Kirk, an accomplished nonfiction writer and human-rights advocate, launches her debut YA novel at The Regulator on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Read more

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Photo by Lydia Bittner-Baird

These anxious small-town musicians, aspiring managers, obsessive collectors, and ravenous fans are grappling with more than shuttering clubs and scene infighting. Read more

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Peggy Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton's sister-in-law and confidante, is the subject of L.M. Elliot's new book. Read more

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