Join us on a screen near you to celebrate the release of The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks with author, Shauna Robinson and book influencer, Alexis.
When: November 2 at 7 PM CST
Where: Virtual via Crowdcast
How: Grab a free ticket or support the author and the store by purchasing a ticket with book. You can self register here
or we will send you a link before the event.
About the Book
I, Maggie Banks, solemnly swear to uphold the rules of Cobblestone Books.
If only, I, Maggie Banks, cared about following the rules.
When Maggie Banks arrives to run her best friend's struggling bookstore, she expects to sell bestsellers to the small-town clientele. But with the town on the map as a top literary destination and the tourist society bent on keeping businesses historic, Maggie is banned from selling anything written this century. So, when a series of mishaps suddenly tip the bookstore toward ruin, Maggie will have to get creative to keep the shop afloat.
And in Maggie's world, bookish rules are made to be broken.
To help save the store, Maggie starts an underground book club—a series of events celebrating the books readers actually love. But keeping the club quiet, selling her customers the books they want, and dodging the historical society is nearly impossible. Especially when Maggie unearths a town secret that could upend everything.
About the Author
Shauna Robinson’s love of books led her to try a career in publishing before deciding she’d rather write books instead. Originally from San Diego, she now lives in Virginia with her husband and their sleepy greyhound. Shauna is an introvert at heart—she spends most of her time reading, baking, and figuring out the politest way to avoid social interaction. Must Love Books is her debut novel.
About the Conversation Partner
Lex is a PhD student at @uthealthsph (The University of Texas UTHealth School of Public Health) doing research focused on HIV prevention among Black women using PrEP. A lover of literature. Lex With The Text is a literary platform dedicated to amplifying #BIPOC literary voices. She is a proud HBCU alumna and native of Houston, TX.