A bookstore is a wonderful thing, and Wichita has a wonderful bookstore in the locally owned Watermark Books. They have a cafe, a great community and, of course, all kinds of books for every age and interest.
You’ll find Watermark at the corner of Douglas and Oliver, just east of College Hill on Douglas Ave. You can’t miss it, and there’s plenty of parking for the store and its neighboring local businesses.
One thing that makes Watermark awesome is the way they facilitate connection between authors and our community. Watermark hosts regular virtual and in-person author talks that are generally free with purchase of the book being discussed or promoted, unless otherwise noted.
Here are the events coming up at Watermark this month:
Thursday November 4th, 6 p.m. – Virtual Event with Becky Cooper and Elon Green Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a virtual event with award-winning journalist, Becky Cooper. Becky will be joining us for a virtual discussion in celebration of the paperback release of We Keep the Dead Close— a vivid account of a notorious murder at Harvard that had remained unsolved for fifty years, and a meditation on the stories that we tell ourselves about violence. She’ll be joined in conversation by Elon Green, author of Last Call. This event is free.
Tuesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. – Virtual Book Launch with Kris Clink Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a virtual book launch event with local author, Kris Clink. She will be joining us for a virtual discussion in celebration of the release of the second book in her Enchantment Rock series, Sissie Klein is Completely Normal— Told with heartbreaking honesty and shrewd humor, Sissie Klein Is Completely Normal examines the ties that bind us–some inherited, others chosen–none without their share of agonizing tangles. Free.
Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m. – Virtual Event With Alexander McCall Smith and Julia Spencer-Fleming ($27 ticket) Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a virtual event with bestselling author, Alexander McCall Smith. He will be joining us for a virtual discussion in celebration of the release of his book The Joy and Light Bus Company. In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe is tempted to put the brakes on a business venture before it even gets rolling. Sandy will be joined in conversation by New York Times bestselling author, Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of Hid From Our Eyes. https://www.watermarkbooks.com/event/alexander-mccall-smith-and-julia-spencer-fleming