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READ LOCAL: Featuring Karen Throckmorton’s OMNI Book

May 12, 2017 / OMNI / OMNI News

Summer will be here soon: time to pick up books for vacation!
READ LOCAL and support area writers at the Salem Museum, May 20, 10 am to 3 pm

(Salem, VA)—The Salem Museum & Historical Society announces READ LOCAL, a very special event for the area’s readers and writers. On Saturday, May 20, from 10 am to 3 pm, visitors to the Museum will be able to meet local book authors who will be selling and signing their books throughout the Museum’s galleries. About two dozen authors are expected with works in a wide range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, children’s, young adult, as well as historical and Christian.

Admission is free, and the first 250 guests will receive a free READ LOCAL book bag, compliments of R. M. Johnson & Sons. Proceeds from book sales benefit the writers; a portion will benefit the Salem Museum & Historical Society.

Authors on hand for this major book event will include Michael Abraham, Betsy Ashton, Irene Chapman, Donna Conrad, Mary Dalton, Cathy Dudley, Dikkon Eberhart, Ted Edlich, Fred Eichelman, Mary Crockett Hill, Roland Lazenby, Liz Long, Kegley Publications/ Historical Society of Western Virginia, Linda Miller, Becky Musko, Carolyn Roth, Neil Sagebiel, Dan Smith, Peggy Shifflett, Karen ReMine Throckmorton, and Peggy Wade. Additional authors are anticipated, and will be posted on the Museum’s web site

Several other local authors are unable to attend, but signed copies of their books are available in the Museum’s Gift Shop. Browse a selection of books by Cece Bell, Nelson Harris, John Hildebrand, Marian McConnell, Sharyn McCrumb, Robert Schultz, and more.

The Gift Shop also features over a hundred titles on topics of local interest, including a number of sought-after books that are out of print. These include Charles Johnson’s book about his harrowing capture by the Shawnee Indians in 1790—the first book published in the Roanoke Valley—and Norwood C. Middleton’s definitive history of Salem, published in 1986.

About the Salem Museum & Historical Society
The Salem Museum & Historical Society is an independent nonprofit organization preserving and celebrating the history of Salem, Virginia, founded in 1802. The Salem Museum is located in the historic 1845 Williams-Brown House at 801 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Museum admission is free. The Museum has ample parking, with overflow parking available at Oakey’s Field just east of the Museum. 540-389-6760.

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