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Events

Talk with John Lanier: Exec Director, Ray C Anderson Foundation
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Talk with John Lanier: Exec Director, Ray C Anderson Foundation

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop will be the bookseller for this talk with John Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and co-author of the new edition of Ray Anderson’s now environmental business classic work Mid-Course Correction. For details about the event, and to RSVP, please visit https://serenbe.com/events/talk-with-john-lanier-exec-director-ray-c-anderson-foundation

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An Evening With Richard Louv, Book Launch for Our Wild Calling
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening With Richard Louv, Book Launch for Our Wild Calling

Join author Richard Louv and co-hosts Laura Turner Seydel and Steve Nygren for the launch of Louv's new book Our Wild Calling.

Tickets are required. Paid tickets guarantee a seat and a copy of the book. Free tickets may be standing room only. Complimentary refreshments (beer, wine, tea, water) will be provided. Tickets are available HERE.

Over a decade ago, Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods identified the growing generational gap between children and the natural world. That book introduced the term “nature-deficit disorder,” which has entered the language and helped launch an international movement to connect children, their families and communities to nature.

Now, after four years of research, Louv defines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores the powerful and mysterious bond between humans and other animals, how it can transform our lives — and how it can save theirs. He makes the case that deepening our connection with other animals, both wild and domestic, can improve our mental, physical and spiritual lives; serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness; and is essential to the preservation of life on Earth.

5:30pm Reception

6pm Author Talk and Q&A

7pm Book Signing

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Attune by Living Wholly: A Transformational Weekend
Nov
8
to Nov 11

Attune by Living Wholly: A Transformational Weekend

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop is delighted to be the official bookseller for the upcoming Attune weekend in Serenbe! Details about the event, below.

Attune is a transformational weekend full of inspirational keynote speakers, movement classes, healing workshops, immersive experiences, and practical tools to support the journey of awakening. The weekend is filled with opportunities to connect, attune and get inspired by the phenomenal speakers, Nature and human connection.

November 8-11, 2019
The Inn at Serenbe

Tickets for Attune are on sale now. There is an option for all types of wellness-seekers, including single day passes, weekend passes, and all-inclusive packages that include a stay at The Inn at Serenbe. Early bird pricing is available now through March 13. 

See the full schedule, learn more, and purchase tickets here. For more information, contact Jenny Emblom Castro, jenny@livingwholly.co, 310.795.5366.

Confirmed speakers to-date include Elizabeth Gilbert, renowned author of global phenomenon Eat, Pray, Love, Dr. Joe Dispenza, expert in supernatural neuroscience, Ayurvedic nutritionist Sahara Rose, New York Times science journalist Max Lugavere, spiritual guide and healer Shaman Durek,  Facilitator + Teacher on the topic of relationships and intimacy John Wineland, meditation and mindfulness expert Light Watkins, transformative movement teacher,Taryn Toomey, yoga and meditation mentor Caley Alyssa, mindfulness based psychotherapist Lena Franklin and many more world-renowned presenters. The event will also feature live music by soulful duo, Aykanna.

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Artisinal Small Batch Brewing with Amber Shehan of Pixie's Pocket
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artisinal Small Batch Brewing with Amber Shehan of Pixie's Pocket

Please join Hills & Hamlets Bookshop as we welcome author Amber Shehan (from the popular website & blog "Pixie's Pocket") as she guides you through the steps it takes to start a small batch of mead or cider, how to know when it is ready to bottle, and the basics of the bottling process. This demonstration is great for anyone interested in learning to brew mead, from beginners to advanced. This is a ticketed event, and each participant will receive one copy of Amber's new book Artisinal Small Batch Brewing, a detailed brewing demonstration, and a tasting of the elderberry rosehip wine or maple cider recipes from the book. Tickets are available HERE

As we brew a one-gallon batch of mead and cider together, Amber will go in-depth into the main ingredients to make a simple brew. We'll also cover yeast nutrients, how to add fruit and herbs to the process, and other things that sound more complex than they are. Don't worry! It's easy. We'll have you brewing in no time!

You are invited to bring an edible flower or aromatic herb from your garden if you want to contribute to the mead or cider - not required, but it can make things fun!

Bio:
Amber Shehan is the founder of PixiesPocket.com and the author of Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing (June 2019). Often called "Pixie," she can be found outdoors in the garden, rose bushes, and honeysuckle vines, foraging and making friends with the bees and spiders. Amber lives in Alexander, NC with her husband and daughter, a cat, a dog, and a mess o'chickens. https://www.pixiespocket.com

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Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens

Please join us for an talk and presentation with Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eady, the authors behind the book Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens. This event is free though we request you RSVP with free tickets through our eventbrite page HERE. We also encourage attendees to select the paid ticket option which comes with a copy of Seeking Eden.

Saturday September 21st in Gainey Hall in Selborne’s Grange Hamlet, just across the street from Hills & Hamlets Bookshop.

5pm-5:30pm casual meet & greet with wine/beer/refreshments

5:30pm-6:15pm talk and visual aid presentation

6:15pm-6:30pm Q&A

6:30pm Book signing

About the book:

Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733–1933. Seeking Eden records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs. Dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, these publicly and privately owned gardens include nineteenth-century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place–era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden.

Seeking Eden explores the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, including J. Neel Reid, Philip Trammel Shutze, William C. Pauley, Robert B. Cridland, the Olmsted Brothers, Hubert Bond Owens, and Clermont Lee; and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century.

About the authors:

Staci L. Catron is the director of the Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, and a past president of the Southern Garden History Society.

Mary Ann Eaddy retired from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources where she worked first as manager of the technical services unit and then as special assistant to the director. She also taught a graduate course in preservation planning in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University.

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Serenbe Fellows Talk and Book Signing with Juliet Cutler for Among The Maasai
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Serenbe Fellows Talk and Book Signing with Juliet Cutler for Among The Maasai

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Please join Hills & Hamlets Bookshop and Serenbe Fellows for a talk with author and educator Juliet Cutler as we celebrate the release of her new memoir Among the Maasai.

This event is offsite and will be held at the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School at 9670 Rivertown Rd. Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30213.

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The Georgia Book & Paper Fair at the Decatur Book Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 1

The Georgia Book & Paper Fair at the Decatur Book Festival

We will be an exhibiting vendor under our sister store’s name Underground Books. Event details below:

Please consider joining us for the 2019 Georgia Book and Paper Fair during the AJC-Decatur Book Festival! Find us in the Ebster Recreation Center gymnasium (at the corner of Electric Avenue and Trinity in downtown Decatur) on Saturday August 31st from 10am to 6pm and Sunday September 1st from noon to 6pm. Specialist dealers in rare books and paper ephemera will be exhibiting thousands of items for sale.

Hosted by the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association, we are excited to continue this unique addition to the AJC-Decatur Book Festival. The Georgia Book & Paper Fair is sure to be a source for exciting "finds" for the thousands of book browsing bibliophiles in attendance.

Best of all -- entrance is FREE!

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Women's Voices Book Club
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Voices Book Club

Women’s Voices Book Club Meeting July 10th at 7pm

Book selection: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Meeting location at Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

Author Kathleen Rooney will be skyped in for an conversation with the book club members.

Contact coordinator Megan Bell at meganpbell@gmail.com if interested in attending.

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