Events

Curious Iguana hosts a variety of author events and book discussions, both in our store and at nearby locations. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but seating is limited. Please call 301.695.2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com if you have any questions.

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  • Tuesdays with Tea
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/13/16
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Discuss novels, memoirs, and an occasional true story over a cup of tea (courtesy of the Iguana’s next-door neighbor, Voila!). Booksellers lead discussions at 11 am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Curious Iguana. Free; no registration required. Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Questions? Contact us at 301-695-2500 or info@curiousiguana.com.May 10: THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson Hear Erik Larson speak for free in April (details at frederickreads.org), then discuss this National Book Award finalist about murder, magic, and madness at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.June 14: MEDICINE WALK by Richard Wagamese Franklin and his ailing father Eldon travel into mountainous backcountry in search of a place for Eldon to die and be buried in the warrior way. As they travel, Eldon tells the story of his life and offer his son a world the boy has never seen.July 12: RELIEF MAP by Rosalie KnechtIn small-town Lomath, PA, 16-year-old Livy’s summer is interrupted when a fugitive takes refuge in nearby hills. No one can leave or enter Lomath until he is found, and the town begins to buckle under the paranoia of the post-terrorist age.August 9: ABSALOM’S DAUGHTERS by Suzanne Feldman Two half-sisters, one black and one white, embark on a risky road trip through 1950s Jim Crow South in this spellbinding story of identity and race. The author, who lives in Frederick, will join us for this discussion!September 13: DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY by Bill CleggOn the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid is devastated when a disaster destroys her entire family. Everyone touched by the tragedy is changed in this unforgettable tale of forgiveness, hope, and humanity at its best.October 11: INSIDE THE O’BRIENS by Lisa Genova Each of Joe O’Brien’s children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting his incurable Huntington’s disease. As Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, his children must find the courage to either live a life at risk or learn their fate.November 8: THE BLUE BETWEEN SKY AND WATER by Susan AbulhawaFrom a Palestinian farming village to Gaza to America and back again, this powerful novel is the story of flawed yet profoundly courageous women, of separation and heartache, endurance and renewal.December 13: CARRYING ALBERT HOME by Homer HickmanUnfulfilled as a miner’s wife, Elsie dotes on Albert the alligator, a wedding gift from her first love, Buddy Ebsen. When Elsie’s husband issues an ultimatum, the solution is a 1,000-mile road trip to carry Albert home.
  • Supper & Stories at Nido's
    07:00 PM-09:00 PM
    12/13/16
    111 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
    Join us on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm for Supper & Stories at Nido’s Italian restaurant in Downtown Frederick. For $35 per person, you receive a paperback copy of the featured title and a delicious meal, served family-style and flavored with engaging conversation about the book. Get to know your world, and get to know your neighbors, at these unique gatherings, sponsored by Nido’s and Curious Iguana.TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 - Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee WilsonAn award-winning food writer reveals the secret history of kitchens, showing how technological innovations--from the mortar and pestle to the microwave--have shaped how and what people eat. Non-fiction/history
    Limited to 14 individuals; $35 per person, non-refundable. Register in person at Nido’s, 111 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick, then bring receipt to Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street, to pick up your book. Questions? Call Nido’s at 301-624-1052 or Curious Iguana at 301-695-2500. NidosFrederick.com / CuriousIguana.com
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