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In the 40-plus years since the paperback publication of “Carrie” allowed Stephen King to leave his high school English teaching post at Hampden Academy, the author has ushered more than 60 books to international best-selling status. Which means at this point King can pretty much do as he ple…

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BOONE — New York Times-bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb visits “Cook The Books,” the Watauga County Public Library’s mystery book club, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, to discuss her novel “The Unquiet Grave.”

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M.T. LeBlanc will hold a public reading and book signing for his first published book, “Are You Ready, Freddie?” on Saturday, May 5 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Entrepreneurship, 2 Peacock Hall, located on the campus of Appalachian State University. Join M.T. for a family-friendly e…

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With spring just a step away, it won’t be long before young men and women — and those at all other ranges of the age spectrum — turn to thoughts of getting outdoors. But before your fireplace goes cold for the summer, there’s yet time to curl up with just one more book … or two. Here, from a…