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Due to continued concern over the COVID-19 pandemic this event has been cancelled. If you have already purchased tickets you should have received an email with detailed information on the refund process. Please allow 7 days for the refund to show up in your account. We do expect to bring James Patterson to the area in the future so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.



The Country Bookshop is delighted to welcome the world's most successful author, James Patterson, to Southern Pines to celebrate his new nonfiction book, The House of Kennedy.

Tickets include a reserved seat, a copy of the new book, an opportunity to meet James Patterson while he signs your book, and a moderated conversation between Kimberly Daniels Taws of The Country Bookshop and James Patterson. Kimberly will have a list of questions to ask Mr. Patterson from the stage and welcomes your suggestions! As the event nears you will get an email with further instructions on how to submit your questions for possible inclusion in the discussion.


Event Details:

This event will take place at Pinecrest High School's Lee Auditorium.

Doors will open one hour before start time.

The event will begin at 6:30pm.

Your ticket includes one hardcover copy of The House of Kennedy and admission for one person. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. Books will not be available for pickup before that time.

James Patterson will autograph The House of Kennedy following the conversation. He will be available for candid photos while he signs your book. We do expect this event to sell out so please get your tickets early!

The order of the signing line moves from the front of the auditorium to the back. Priority signing line access seats are at the front of the auditorium and are $45.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.



About The House of Kennedy:The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do--but at a price.Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller.
About James Patterson:James Patterson is the world's bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. Patterson's writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove that there is no such thing as a person who "doesn't like to read," only people who haven't found the right book. He's given over three million books to schoolkids and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. The National Book Foundation recently presented Patterson with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and six Emmy Awards. Last fall he was awarded the National Humanities Medal. He lives in Florida with his family.Since 2015, James Patterson has given holiday bonuses, ranging from $500-$5,000, to independent bookstore employees. This program is dear to our hearts at The Country Bookshop and Bill Maher, a bookshop employee since 2010 was a 2018 recipient of the holiday bonus. Patterson's $1M independent bookstore campaign was featured in the New York Times and Publisher's Weekly as well as on CBS This Morning and NPR Morning Edition.

Venue Information

Lee Auditorium
250 Voit Gilmore Ln
Southerrn Pines, NC 28387
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Organizer Information

The Country Bookshop


140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-3211

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