Fun Events at Faith & Life Bookstore – Newton, Ks

Mark your Calendars for these Fun Events at Faith & Life Bookstore

Faith & Life Bookstore 606 N. Main, Newton Ks 67114

Book Signing – Kibby the Space Dog?

Saturday, November 14th 10 am-Noon

Faith and Life Bookstore Kibby The Space Dog

Local author Andrea Cassell and illustrator Melanie Regier, will be at Faith & Life Bookstore in Newton, Kansas to sign copies of their new book, “Kibby the Space Dog?” on Saturday, November 14 from 10am-Noon.  Cassell’s inspiration for the book, her miniature labradoodle, Kibby, will also be at the signing for “autographs”.  The story was inspired by the time that Kibby had to wear the doggy “cone of shame” after a medical procedure.  Cassell noticed that Kibby was treated differently by other dogs, and people, too.  As a special education teacher for many years, Cassell decided to write a book encouraging children to treat everyone with respect–even those who may look different than us.  This book is great for children ages 4 and up.  Also available will be a stuffed Kibby dog wearing the “cone of shame”.  The book and stuffed animal will make a great Christmas present for kids and grandkids.


Annual Peppernut Contest

Saturday, December 5th 1 PM

Wichita Area Events Faith and Life Bookstore Peppernuts

Join us for our 6th Annual Peppernut Contest!  Who makes the best peppernuts in the area?  Maybe it’s your Grandmother, your Great Aunt, your Dad…or is it you?  Help us choose the annual Best Peppernut winner.  Bring a small batch of your best peppernuts to Faith & Life Bookstore in Newton between Nov. 27 and Dec. 5.  Make sure they are clearly marked with your name & phone number.  Judging will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 by a panel of 3 impartial judges, who will be judging on taste, color and general appearance in both traditional and non-traditional categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice category.  Winners will receive gift cards to the store and bragging rights for the year!

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Book Signing Event – Faith & Life Bookstore *August 1st 11 am – 1 pm Newton KS

Faith & Life Bookstore in Newton, KS is hosting a Book Signing event featuring four beloved fiction authors.

Saturday, August 1st from 11 am – 1 pm   

606 N. Main St, Newton KS 67114 | 316-283-2210

Deborah Raney will be signing copies of her newest book, “Two Roads Home”, the second in the Chicory Inn Series.  Melissa Jagears will be signing copies of “A Bride at Last”, her third and newest release.  Judith Miller will be signing copies of “The Potters Lady”, second in the Refined by Love Series.  Lorna Seilstad will be signing copies of “As Love Blooms, third in the Gregory Sisters Series.

Take the short drive to Newton and join this fun event!

Faith and Life Book Signing


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Friends of The Wichita Public Library Book Sale *July 29th and 30th

Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Wichita Public Library will host a Hardback Fiction and Coffee Table Book Sale July 29th & 30th.  The hours for both days are 10:30 am – 7 pm.

This event will take place on the third floor of the Central Library, 223 S. Main Wichita, Ks.  Prices for the event are $1 per book or 6 for $5. Coffee table books are $2 or 3 for $5.

The Friends of the Library take pride in the high quality and variety of books they offer.

For more information about the Book Sale or the Friends of the Wichita Public Library, visit or call 261-8500.

Proceeds from book sales support programs and services at our public libraries.

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Saturday Spotlight – Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival *Friday July 10th 6 pm – 10 pm

Sunflower Plaza presents “Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival”

Friday, July 10th  6 pm – 10 pm

The Sunflower Plaza | 417 E. Gilbert, Wichita, KS 67211

Admission is $2 per Adult and Free for Children ~ Light refreshments will be provided!

Photo Credit - Writers of the Wheat Festival
Photo Credit – Writers of the Wheat Festival

There will be a variety of books that are featured at The Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival.

See below for a list of the Kansas Authors that will be at this Event!

Diane Wahto’s book of poetry, Leap of Faith, contains poems about nature in her yard, in McAdams Park, where she and her husband walk their dog, and in her memories of living in rural Michigan.

Tracy Dunn’s trilogy adventure, Alex & the Immortals, is for middle graders interested in science fiction and Greek mythology, mixing Kansas kids with Pegasus, Cyclops, and sea monsters to save the world.

Kelly Johnston’s poetry, inspired by the Chautauqua Hills in the Cross Timber area of Kansas, examines the mysterious patterns and relationships which bind people, nature and the cosmos.

T. M. Hunter’s series of space opera short stories, novellas and novels are sure to please. Follow along with space pirate Aston West as he travels the universe, stumbling into all sorts of trouble along the way.

Candice Gilmer, USA Today & NY Times Bestselling romance author, leads a dangerous double life as mommy and writer.  In between boo-boo healing and fixing broken toys, she writes her books to the tune of children’s television shows and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lyn Perry’s gentle mystery, Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut, is a ‘curious cozy’ with a light moral touch, featuring a magical cat and a cast of quirky characters who help out Ma Tutt during her time of need. He writes gentle mysteries and fiction with a dash of fantastic.

Ann Fell’s memoir In the Shadow of the Wind chronicles her journey from the brink of despair following a triple tragedy to a promising future after a healing retreat in the wilderness of a Kansas riverbank.

C.A. McJack’s Fate’s Twisted Circle is a fictional piece about two war vets meeting and getting a second chance after a prior split-second decision created their first, disastrous encounter

Joe Combs’ book, The Cartiphilus Saga: Book #1 Amissio, is the first in a series about a Roman Centurion who abused Jesus and is cursed to live until his return. Joe also writes historical non-fiction and about growing up in the south and the people who inspired him.

James Young‘s critically acclaimed novel Acts of War imagines what would have happened if Adolf Hitler was killed in November 1940.  Rather than the joyous event everyone expects, the Fuhrer’s early departure leads to a much different World War II.

Anita C. Young‘s Architects of Lore series is Kayara Ingham’s story, the first “seer” for a millenia. Beginning with Eyes of Osiris and continuing with the novella Fenrir Reborn and Will of Tyr, the Architects of Lore has been well-received by outlets such as Pop Cults and Reader’s Choice.

Conrad Jestmore’s mystery series captures the essence of Kansas with suspense, adventure and humor. The three book Jimmy O’Reilly Mystery Series includes River of Murder, Fields of Death and Snows of Blood.

Bonnie Tharp’s Feisty Family Values and Patchwork Family are set in Wichita’s Riverside neighborhood, they are compelling stories about ordinary people handling life challenges.

Reaona Hemmingway’s award winning novels and shorts stories will keep you turning pages as her characters draw you into dramas of romance and suspense.

Photo Credit - Writers of the Wheat Festival
Photo Credit – Writers of the Wheat Festival