Holiday Book Signing and Open House Dec. 2
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. is holding its annual Holiday Open House and Book Signing on Thursday, Dec. 2. The special presentation featuring almost 20 local authors will take place from 1 until 4 p.m. Holiday treats will be served. There is no charge for this event and no reservataions are required.

The gallery is inviting everyone to come out and meet the local authors, who will talk about their books and be available for questions, book sales and to sign for the holidays.

Jacqueline “Jack” DeGroot and MIller Pope will be on hand to discuss their instantly popular “History of Sunset Beach,” featuring memories of prominent local residents. Humorist Ann Ipock, whose columns have been featured in the Georgetown Times, Sasee magazine and Coumbia County magazine will be there with her newest book, “Life Is Short, I Wish I Was Taller.” Travel writer Liz Mitchell, who penned “Myrtle Beach: a Guide to South Carolina’s Grand Strand” with husband, Charlie, will be sharing favorite local haunts, breakfast spots and other secrets of the Strand.

The following authors are also expected to attend: Pat Gambarelli, Jim Thomas, Claire Connelly, Joyce Jacobs, Joan Leotta, Marsha Tennant, Edith Edwards, Don Glander, Al Strohmayer, Tom Rieber, Katherine Moore, Rebecca Pierre, Lenke Brown, Becky Shuford, Anne Giordana, and Margaret Biggers. The book subjects range from cooking, traveling, self-help, history, children, humor and mystery.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become a popular community center and art hub for both N.C.’s Brunswick County and Horry County, S.C.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www.