Author book signings for new Charlottesville guidebook set for Sept. 20-22

100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You DieAuthor Marijean Oldham will be holding these upcoming events to promote her new travel book, 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die, 2nd Edition.

Thursday, September 20 starting at 7 p.m.
Author book signing
Random Row Brewing Company
608 Preston Ave A, Charlottesville
Open to the public
(434) 284-8466
Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, September 22 starting at 1 p.m.
Author book signing
Afton Mountain Vineyards
234 Vineyard Lane, Afton
Open to the public
(540) 456-8667

For a small Southern-ish town, Charlottesville sure packs a lot into its geographic footprint. A destination for history buffs, the town is central to the homes of three U.S. presidents, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. An academic and college sports attraction, the University of Virginia—designed, built, and founded by Thomas Jefferson—is a large presence in the town.

Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and just two hours southwest of Washington, DC, Charlottesville is a cultural powerhouse with deep roots. Let this book be your guide to all the delightful activities and a roadmap to the true flavor and feeling of today’s Charlottesville.

Whether you’re people watching on the downtown pedestrian mall or hanging out on the Corner at UVa, we have the comprehensive list of Charlottesville to-dos, which should keep you busy from now until you die.

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Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.


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