New Storytime for Kids Scheduled

**Storytime scheduled for January 22nd will be postponed to begin January 29, 2016 due to inclement weather**  We anticipate that we will be closed on Friday, January 22 and possibly Saturday, January 23 due to the weather forecast.  If the road conditions appear to be safe, we will consider whether to open the store.  Please call us at 884-2424 before heading in to make sure we are open.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you as soon as the roads are clear.

Sam and DaveWe will be starting a weekly storytime for preschoolers and primary grades that will begin on Friday, January 22, 2016 (Postponed until 1/29/2016*).  We will be sharing some of our favorite picture books and enjoying our time together as a group of future readers.

New Owners coming to Highland Books


New owners will take over at Highland Books on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and current owners Tim and Peggy Hansen couldn’t be happier to introduce the new folks to the Transylvania community!  Chris and Amanda Mosser grew up here, and went to Brevard High School and Appalachian State University. When they returned to Brevard, they became customers at Highland Books and talked about what a dream it would be to own the bookstore. Now, here they are!

Come by the store on Tuesday, Dec. 1 between 9:30 and 5:30 and meet the Mossers. The Hansens are retiring but will remain in Brevard and help the Mossers on their way to becoming Brevard’s new bookselling family.


Slasher Girls biggerHere’s a new book for lovers of scary stories, just in time for Halloween thrills and chills!


One reviewer says: “What do you get when you toss together a bunchy of the most brilliant, talented, and creeptastic authors of YA and put them in a single volume of short stories that begs to be read with the lights on: The answer is this summer’s hottest an

Book Launch for THE CAGE

Megan Shepherd, daughter of bookstore owners Peggy and Tim Hansen, will introduce her new book, THE CAGE, at a party on Tuesday, May 26, from 4:00 – 6:00. You are invited to stop by the store and meet Megan, hear a little about the new book, and enjoy food, drink and, well….it’s a party!

THE CAGE begins a science fiction trilogy for Young Adults and is receiving excellent reviews. Author Beth Revis says, “A brilliant, exciting tale of what it’s like to be human, even when all hope is lost. Shepherd perfectly contrasts freedom and entrapment, humanity and alien nature, loss and love.”

Author Megan Miranda says, “Riveting and haunting, THE CAGE is both a suspenseful page-turner and a thought-provoking look at humanity. With its terrifying premise and captivating plot, this is a story that truly lingers.”

Megan’s previous trilogy, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER, has found great success, winning awards and many speaking invitations for the author. A number of high school teachers have chosen the book for classroom adoption and found that it gets students excited about reading.

Please join Megan and her parents and friends at Highland Books on the 26th at 4:00.  See you there.




Independent Bookstore Day, May 1

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Friday, May 1. You can enter drawings for giveaways; try our fair trade chocolate; listen to Debbie DeBord on the keyboard between 12 and 2; help Rosman Elementary collect books for their summer reading promo, and enjoy sales and specials throughout the store. Megan Shepherd will be here between 4:30 and 5:30 to give us a taste of her upcoming book, THE CAGE.  Hope to see you!

New Books for Spring

Just wanted to alert you to some exciting new book announcements:

Erik Larson (DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY and IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS) has a book coming on March 10: DEAD WAKE: THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA. Library Journal says: “Once again, Larson transforms a complex event into a thrilling human interest story.”

Dan Simmons gets a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly of his new book, THE FIFTH HEART wherein Sherlock Holmes and Henry James join forces. PW says: “a highly original reimagining of the beloved sleuth.” Due March 24.

Looking forward to May, David McCullough’s THE WRIGHT BROTHERS  and Joseph Ellis’ THE QUARTET: ORCHESTRATING THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION,1783-1799 both look destined for bestsellerdom.

New Book from Harper Lee

to kill a mockingbirdThis is pretty astounding news that a second book by Harper Lee will be published this summer! Written before To Kill a Mockingbird, but taking place 20 years later, this will be the most anticipated book of the year.

A lot of us will be re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird before Go Set a Watchman comes out on July 14!