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Book Tour Exclusive: Ann Napolitano Brings Her Oprah-blessed Book to CLS

July 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Wednesday July 19th, in collaboration with Buxton Books, we will be welcoming the acclaimed author Ann Napolitano, to discuss her latest book, Hello Beautiful. The March release—an aching tribute to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women—has garnered wide acclaim since it first dropped, landing on the map of popular literary history by becoming the 100th selection for Oprah’s Book Club.

Ticket prices are as follows. But first, a general note: At the author’s request, masks will be required at this event. We will have plenty on hand for your convenience.

Single Ticket Pricing (includes one (1) book): $35 Members, $40 Public

Two Tickets (includes one (1) book): $45

To purchase tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912 during box office hours.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to reserve one or more signed copies, please visit Buxton Books online here. Buxton also offers special rates for orders of 10 or more books—perfect for Book Clubs (and readers looking to get a jump on holiday shopping!). 

About the Book

William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos.

But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.


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Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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