City Lights Bookstore is in Sylva, North Carolina, a small Main Street town tucked in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Our goal is to share the literature of the region with the world, and the world of books with our community.
Upcoming Events - Storytime, every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Greenville, SC author, Sonja Condit will present her debut novel from Harper Collins Publishers on Friday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Starter House is the story of a woman who falls in love with a dusty-rose colonial cottage. Its the home she has been dreaming of for her and her family. Despite the history of the house, she and her husband eagerly move in. Soon though, she realizes there is something malevolent present. Something only she can sense. Kirkus Review says, “Good, scary fun, packed with emotional nuance."
Asheville writer Tim Jackson will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, April 26th at 3 p.m. to present his book, Gone Pro: North Carolina. This new book profiles athletes from the University of North Carolina who excelled while at the school, then continued on to have successful professional careers. Part history, part fact-guide, and all tribute to UNC's athletic programs. Combining a trivia-buff's eye for detail with a journalist's knack for storytelling, Gone Pro: North Carolina follows sports superstars like Vince Carter, Mia Hamm, Michael Jordan, and Lawrence Taylor beyond their days in Carolina blue. Jackson also looks at lesser-known or bygone athletes, like Asheville’s own Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice, whose legacy still permeates Chapel Hill, but has faded nationally over the last half-century.
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1. Create your Kobo account after selecting an eBook from here on our website.
2. Purchase books through a Kobo eReader you bought at City Lights, or start your ebook shopping here at on our website.
3. Download the free Kobo reading app to your preferred device. It's native to Android and iOS. Did you get one of those proprietary Big Data tablets? Try sideloading the Kobo app to a Nook or KenDollFire. This will require plugging it to your computer.