Turning Pages Books & More

Day TBA Jule, 2015, time TBA
Author Laura McNeil will be signing copies of her new novel Center of Gravity, "a bold and poignant look into an imploding marriage." This is McNeil's second novel.
Saturday June 27th, 2015, time TBA
Author David Waddell, currently teaching at the University of Mississippi, will be signing copies of his new book which helps readers see the connections between their own lives and the characters of the Bible. Drawing on his years of experience in ministry, Waddell brings readers face-to-face with characters who might seem distant from ourselves, but who are in fact people just like us.
Friday June 19th, 2015, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Author Harrison Scott Key will be at Turning Pages to sign copy of his new memoir The World's Largest Man. This book recounts the author's journey growing up in the shadow of his larger-than-life father and his "struggle to reconcile himself with an impossibly outsizes role model." This story of a "bookish Mississippi boy" is both heartwarming and hilarious, a memorable and funny read which will delight fans of both Sedaris and Twain.
Monday May 18th, 2015, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Author and photojournalist Gayle Harper will be presenting a video and talk about her beautiful book "Roadtrip with a Raindrop." The book is an account of her 90 journey down the Mississippi River and all of the unique experiences that she encountered.

The book is full of charming, heartwarming stories and almost 200 color photographs. It makes a perfect read and wonderful for lovers of the Mississippi, photographers, or travel enthusiasts!

Monday December 8th, 2014, 5pm-7pm
Join us for a very special author event! Author Rick Bragg will be in the store signing copies of his brand new book, Jerry Lee Lewis: In His Own Words. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to meet and greet the author!
Friday November 28th, 2014, 11am-2pm
Be sure to stop by Turning Pages this Friday-- yes, Black Friday!-- for a very special author event! Starkville author Laurie Parker, best known for her beautiful children's books, will be in the store from 11am-2pm signing copies of her newest book, and 2nd novel for adults, Yonder Breaks the Morning.

This is a perfect chance to get started on purchasing your Christmas gifts! (and don't forget our free gift wrapping!)
Saturday November 22nd, 2014, 1pm-3pm
Come join us at Turning Pages for a special author event! This Saturday, November 22nd from 1-3pm author Deborah Burst of New Orleans will be signing copies of her brand new book Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries, and Voodoo. ...This beautiful book is full of vibrant photographs, interviews, historical background, and even travel notes!

This makes the perfect gift for the Louisiana or regional religion buff on your Christmas list!

Thursday May 1st, 2014, 3pm-5pm
Don't miss our special author event!

Lafayette author Camilla Cole will be at Turning Pages signing copies of her second book LongShadows on Thursday May 1st, 3-5pm.

LongShadows is a Southern Gothic psychological mystery, set in an antebellum mansion with a horror-filled past. The book follows the quest of seventeen-year old Chloe Bernard as she attempts to unravel the family secrets involving the mansion. Published by Tate Publishing, the book will be released Sunday, April 27th.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet the author of this thrilling and haunting Southern novel!

Tuesday April 29th, 2014, 12:01am-until

Turning Pages will be having a very special event in celebration of the long-awaited release of Greg Iles' new book Natchez Burning!

One minute after midnight on Monday the 28th (12:01am the morning of Tuesday the 29th) We will open so you can come get your copies of Natchez Burning the very minute they are available for sale!! There will also be FREE coffee and doughnuts!

PRE-ORDER your copy of Natchez Burning today so you can be one of the first people to read it on Tuesday April 29th! Call or e-mail-- 601.442.2299 and turningpages@dixie-net.com!

Friday March 21st, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm

Award-winning other Natchez native and Louisiana resident Shellie Rushing Tomlinson will be a guest of Turning Pages to discuss and sign her new book Heart Wide Open: Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus. Her new book will be released on March 18th by Waterbrooke Multomah. She is a popular blogger, speaker, host of the radio program "All Things Southern", and the author of two award-winning humor titles-- Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color On and Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!

 Saturday March 29th, 2014, 2:00-4:00 pm



Natchez native and Oxford resident Bobby Kuehnle (pen name "Ashton Lee") will be signing and discussing his second book of fiction in the Cherry Cola Book Club series-- The Reading Circle, published by Kensington Books. The series has been well received by lovers of small-town fiction. If you are a fan of Jan Karon or Ann Ross, you will fall in love with The Reading Circle.

Ashton Lee will be signing both of his books at this event, so come join us as we celebrate this new addition to his series!

Thursday May 16th, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm


Nell Dickerson will sign copies of the new book of photography, "Porch Dogs" at Turning Pages. The NACHS will have available at this event, adorable adoptable puppies. A portion of the profit from the book sales will be donated to the Natchez Humane Society. Please join us for this fun event. "Porch Dogs" includes three well known Natchez pets---Butters, Teeny Baby and Sugar. Refreshments will be served.

"Second Saturday" April 13th, 2013, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Ashton Lee also known as Natchez native Rob Kuehnle will sign copies of the first in a new series published by Kensington Press. The novel is filled with memorable and delightful characters of varied ages with the setting in the Library of a small Mississippi town called Cherico.

"Second Saturday" February 9th, 2013, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Dr. Aaron Anderson will be at Turning Pages signing copies of the newest history book about Natchez. His book published by the University Press of Mississippi is titled "Builders of the New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914". Join us for refreshments and meet professor/author Aaron Anderson.

Saturday December 15th, 2012, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm


Former Miss Mississippi, Sherye Simmons Green will do a book talk and sign her new book of inspiration written primarily for Women who have suffered loss. The book titled "Abandon Not My Soul"is described by Dr. Ron Mumbower, founder of Summit Counseling Ministry in Jackson,MS, as "an incredible story of a journey from despair to hope, betrayal to risk, fear to trust....."

Saturday December 8, 2012--Second Saturday Downtown 6:00-8:00


Mississippi Photographer Paul Smith will be signing his beautiful coffee table book The Colors of Mississippi. In the forward of  Paul’s book, Walt Grayson writes, “Life is lived too fast. And sometimes too hard.-----Paul Smith reminds us of the worthiness of taking time to examine those pods that give meaning to existence and without which life would be pretty drab.

Thursday December 6th, 2012,  3:00 pm -5:00 pm


relatives of Mary Hamilton will be at Turning Pages to present the 20th anniversary edition of "Trials of the Earth" released originally in 1993 by University Press of Mississippi. In this new edition published by Nautilus Publications, has the original forward by author Ellen Douglas and a new intorduction by Morgan Freeman.  "Trials of the Earth" is a memoir of one of the first white female settlers in the Mississippi Delta.

Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:00 am -5:00 pm


Turning Pages invites you to join us at our booth at the Natchez Convention Center for Trinity School’s “Holiday Bazaar and Merry Market”. Register for a $50.00 gift certificate door prize for yourself while shopping for others at this festive and growing fund-raiser for Trinity.

Friday November 30, 2012, 1:00-3:00


Peggy Sweeney-McDonald will sign her new cookbook Meanwhile Back at Café DuMonde…Life Stories about Food. These foodie monologues invoke your own special comfort foods, recalling tasty memories of life, love, family and friends to warm your heart, feed your soul and make you pause to savor the sweetness of life! Karen Benrud, a member of the Café DuMonde family of New Orleans provides the forward for this book that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the landmark café and its history.

Sunday November 24, 2012, 3:00-5:00


Walt Grayson, a favorite of Natchezians, will be back at Turning Pages with signed copies of his book Oh! That Reminds Me…More Mississippi Home Grown Stories. Join Walt as many Mississippians open their life albums and share their memories in words and photographs. The stories will enlighten new residents to the Magnolia State and remind all Mississippians of their unique heritage. This book is sure to please anyone on your Christmas list.

Friday November 23, 2012, 3:00-5:00


Natchez native, Denise Gee, will be signing her new book of delicious delights, Sweet on Texas. Now living in Texas, Dee Dee gives her fans a tantalizing tome that features hearty helpings of must eat recipes and must-meet dessert devotees, garnished with their stories. Photography in Sweet on Texas  is by Robert Peacock.

Saturday November 17, 2012,  1:00-3:00


Brandon author Joe Lee will be signing his newest addition to the “Oakdale” series of novels. The new book, Last Chance Texaco, is a classic southern thriller loaded with twists, turns and unforgettable characters. Both bittersweet and heart warming, it’s a story that will get under your skin and stay there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012,  1:00-3:00

G. F. Frost will sign The Haunting of Lovesong House. The writing team of Jack and Faye Frost using the pen name G. F. Frost, has written a gothic horror novel set at an old plantation house in the South. Even though the storyline is a ghost story, it is a sweet tale with a poignant message.