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12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

April 2018

Book Reading: Maria Gianferrari & Jia Liu

April 7 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

Join us on April First Saturday for a reading and signing of Terrific Tongues! with author Maria Gianferrari and illustrator Jia Liu! Event is free and open to the public. About Terrific Tongues! This fascinating and whimsical nonfiction picture book uses humorous comparisons and playful artwork to teach children the unusual ways that a variety of animals--from woodpeckers to snakes to bats--use their tongues to find food, eat, and clean themselves. About Maria Maria would love an air conditioner-like tongue to combat Virginia's hot and humid summers, or a tongue like a straw for sipping cold ice tea! But she'll make do with kisses from her rescue mutt, Becca. Terrific Tongues is Maria's first book with Boyds Mills Press. She is also the author of the Penny & Jelly books, Coyote Moon, Officer Katz & Houndini and Hello Goodbye Dog. Maria lives in Virginia with her scientist husband, artist daughter, and writing companion, Becca. Please visit her at mariagianferrari.com, on Facebook or Instagram as pennyandjelly. About Jia Jia Liu received her MFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College Arts. This is her debut picture book.

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An Evening of Poetry

April 26 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

Join us for an evening of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Month. Enjoy readings by local poets Alan King, Reuben Jackson, and Nancy K. Pearson, followed by a Q&A and book signing. About the Poets Alan King is a Caribbean American, whose parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. in the 1970s. He’s a husband, father, and communications professional who blogs about art and social issues at alanwking.com. He's the author of Point Blank (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and Drift (Willow Books, 2012). A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. He’s a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and was nominated three times for a Best of the Net selection. He lives with his family in Bowie, Maryland. Reuben Jackson has been the host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio since 2012. He is also an online mentor and workshop leader with the Vermont Young Writers Project. He was curator of the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. for 20 years. His music reviews have been published in The Washington Post, Jazz Times, on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and in other journals and magazines. Reuben is also a poet whose work has appeared in more than 30 anthologies, in a volume entitled fingering the keys, The Montpelier Bridge, and a forthcoming anthology Of Vermont Poetry.  He is finishing a volume of poetry entitled “Scattered Clouds.” He…

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Independent Bookstore Day 2018

April 28 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

We’re celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with hourly giveaways, author visits, and exclusive products available only at indie bookstores like the Iguana! Meet the Authors: 11 am: Laura Shovan, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary 1 pm: Winifred Conkling, Radioactive! 3 pm: Nancy Lawson, The Humane Gardener 5 pm: Paul Eder, Firestarters What is Independent Bookstore Day? It’s a nationwide celebration of bookstores, books, readers, authors, and the whole bookish ecosystem. It takes place on one day at more than 450 individual bookstore all over the country. Publishers and authors come together to create one-of-a-kind, exclusive books and literary-themed products just for Indie Bookstore Day. Get ‘em while they last…because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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May 2018

Talk & Signing: Melissa S. Young & Andrea Jarrell

May 15 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

Join us as Andrea Jarrell reads from her debut memoir, I'm the One Who Got Away, and Melissa Scholes Young  reads from her debut novel, Flood, winner of the Best Book Award in Literary Fiction. About I'm the One Who Got Away: From a Starred Kirkus Review: ". . . reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates. The work's lasting message is that love, like Jarrell's prose, is both painful and beautiful. A stunning series of recollections with a feminist slant." About Andrea Jarrell Andrea Jarrell’s debut memoir I’m the One Who Got Away was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews with prose "reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates." Appearing on several 2017 must-read lists, The Today Show called it "one of the most buzzed about books of Fall 2017." Jarrell’s essays have been published in the New York Times Modern Love column, Harper’s Bazaar, Literary Hub, Narrative Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other sites, journals, and anthologies. About Flood Flood is asparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . . . and found. Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she's returned unannounced, and her family and friends don't know what to make of it. She says she's just home for a brief visit and her high-school reunion, but she's carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical. About Melissa Scholes Young Melissa Scholes Young was born…

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Sweta Srivastava Vikram – In Conversation

May 27 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

Join us at Curious Iguana when author Sweta Srivastava Vikram discusses her new novel Louisiana Catch with author Shabnam Samuel. Event is free; no registration required. The book is available for purchase now at Curious Iguana and will be available for purchase and signing at the event. About Louisiana Catch: In Louisiana Catch, a grieving daughter and abuse survivor must summon the courage to run a feminist conference, trust a man she meets over the internet, and escape a catfishing stalker to find her power. Louisiana Catch is an emotionally immersive novel about identity, shame, and who we project ourselves to be in the world. It's a book about the main character's unreliable instincts and her ongoing battle to determine whom to place her trust in as she and others shed layers of their identities. About the author: Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), featured by Asian Fusion as “one of the most influential Asians of our time,” is a best-selling author of 12 books, five-times Pushcart Prize nominee, mindfulness writing coach, social issues advocate, and a certified yoga & Ayurveda counselor who helps people lead creative, productive, and healthier lives. Louisiana Catch (Modern History Press 2018) is her debut U.S. novel and featured on U.K.'s list of "Books to Read in 2018." Born in India, Sweta spent her formative years between the Indian Himalayas, North Africa, and the United States collecting and sharing stories. She writes about women, multiculturalism, wellness, and identity.  Sweta, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, among other publications, across nine countries…

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June 2018

Heartseeker Launch Party w/ Melinda Beatty!

June 1 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

Join us for the launch party of Heartseeker written by Curious Iguana bookseller Melinda Beatty! This is an exclusive event for those who purchase the Heartseeker Pre-order Bundle. Pre-order your Heartseeker bundle now! For $20 plus tax, you can attend our exclusive launch party on Friday, June 1, where you’ll receive your signed copy of Heartseeker (five days before the official release date!) and a limited edition enamel pin* designed by the author. Curious Iguana will close at 5 pm on June 1 to prepare for this very special event. Can’t join us for the launch party? Go ahead and pre-order your copy and we’ll ship it to you at no additional cost. About Heartseeker A vibrant fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies. You're a Fallow of the Orchard. You're as tough as a green apple in summer . . . Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but telling them is as painful as gnawing on cut glass. Only's family warns her to keep her cunning hidden, but secrets are seldom content to stay secret. When word of Only's ability makes its way to the King, she's plucked from her home at the orchard and brought to the castle at Bellskeep. There she learns that the kingdom is plagued by traitors, and that her task is to help the King distinguish between friend and foe. But…

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Curious Iguana

12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-695-2500
Email: info@curiousiguana.com

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Monday-Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm
Thursday-Friday: 10 am-8 pm
Saturday: 10 am-9 pm
Sunday: 11 am-6 pm

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