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The Book Stall holding signings on day of love

The Book Stall holding signings on day of love

The Book Stall will celebrate Valentine's Day with visits from several South Carolina authors. Charleston writer Ken Burger, author of "Swallow Savannah," will be at The Book Stall to sign copies of his debut novel from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14. A group of poets who contributed to the collection "After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery from Life-Shattering Events" will be at the shop from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday for a poetry reading and book signing. "We're really excited," said Book Stall sales associate Meg Ferguson. "We've had a lot of local interest in 'Swallow Savannah,' so we got in touch with him about bringing him down here. We've had a lot of interest from the local poetry community in 'After Shocks;' it's a good book for poetry lovers and novices alike. The concepts are readily accessible; we've all experienced grief and loss." Burger, an Allendale native and University of Georgia graduate, is a noted sportswriter for The Post and Courier in Charleston. "Swallow Savannah" is the tale of fictional Bluff County's growing pains as 300 acres of farmland is swallowed up by the construction of a strangely familiar federal facility referred to as "the bomb plant." "After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events" will be represented Saturday by editor/contributor Tom Lombardo of Atlanta, Ga., Laurel Blossom of Edgefield, Ed Madden of Columbia and Dennis Ward Stiles of Charleston. "Swallow Savannah" has a cover price of $26.95 in hardback, and copies are available at The Book Stall. The shop also has copies of "After Shocks," which has a cover price of $19.95. The book signings are free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve copies of the books, call The Book Stall at 644-0604. Contact Suzanne Stone at sstone@aikenstandard.com.

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