Over the Moon is an independent community bookstore and artisan gallery, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Visit or have a look around on the website; you'll find our newsletter, see photos of the store , browse our recommendations, and read about upcoming events. Some of our jewelry, pottery, artwork and other artisan items will be featured here, though we hope you'll come in to see it all for yourself, as our inventory of beautiful things is always growing and changing.
We're glad you've discovered us, and we hope to see you at the store soon!
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Beauty, life, and grace. Careful observer of what is.
From February 12-April 9, we'll be featuring the wonderful photographs of June Collmer. We invite you to help us welcome her at our Second Saturdays reception on February 14 from 6-8pm.
June received her B.A. from Temple University in Philadelphia where she majored in studio arts. Her focus was printmaking. She has lived in Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA since 1979. June currently lives in Batesville, VA. In addition to her interest in photography, June is also a licensed attorney and amateur violinist.
Orion Holen's photographic scenes from Crozet capture our little town beautifully. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful new show!
Wear your jammies, bring a blanket, and listen to the lovely music of Emily Gary and Tom Proutt as they sing newly discovered poems of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved classics, GOOD NIGHT MOON and THE RUNAWAY BUNNY.
This unique book was a long time in the making: more than 20 years ago, various unpublished works of the late, great author were discovered in her sister's barn, including many song lyrics. Presented here for the first time are 12 of Brown's lullabies, each one illustrated by a different award-winning picture-book artist. Each spread showcases the unique style of the illustrator and brings to life Brown's dulcet text.
Copies of the book and cd will be available for purchase. Please understand that only purchases from Over the Moon may be presented to Emily and Tom for signing. Thanks.
Wear your PJs! Bring a blanket and pillow! We'll watch a movie and discuss the book. Group vote: The Fault in Our Stars vs. Divergent. YA readers of all ages welcome!
Please join us at 7pm on Saturday, November 8, as Erika Raskin launches her debut novel, Close.
The Marchesons are in trouble. Kik is doing the best she can, but effort doesn't seem to count for much in the parenting department. Her oldest daughter is swimming in the deep end of adolescence. The middle-child slash good-girl is fraying along the edges, and the baby, a quirky kindergartner, has befriended an invisible playmate. When being swamped becomes a real possibility, they grab a lifeline. Unfortunately, it's tethered to living room couches all over the country. They go on a TV therapy show.
Close has received stellar reviews from the Midwest Book Review ("relentlessly entertaining . . . truly impressive!") Streetlight Magazine (" moving, wryly funny") among others.
The author has written essays for print and radio, articles, and short stories. Her fiction has been recognized by the Reynolds Price competition, Glimmertrain, and the Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Please join us on Friday, October 17th at 6pm for a FREE Book Talk by Rosalyn Berne, Ph.D. on her book, When the Horses Whisper: The Wisdom of Wise and Sentient Beings, AND on Saturday, October 18, 6-8pm for a Deep Listening Workshop.
Dr. Berne uses guided meditations, listening exercises, and brief lessons on how, when, and why we listen, or not, to support you in your desire to truly hear what others are trying to say. Time is also allotted throughout the workshop for participants to share their experiences, as practice for deep listening.
Rosalyn Berne explores the intersecting realms between emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and between the human and non-human worlds. She writes and teaches about engineering and technology and the ethical implications of technological development. In her personal life, she continues to discover the transformational nature of human-equine relationships and offers facilitation and translation services for enhancing communication between horses and their owners.
**In order to attend Saturday's workshop, you must register by calling 434-823-1144.
There is a fee of $25 to attend the workshop; $15 with the purchase of a copy of
When the Horses Whisper: The Wisdom of Wise and Sentient Beings.*
We hope you'll join us from 6pm - 8pm on the second Saturday of every other month, when we host a gallery opening reception, featuring our current artist!
Through December 10. we'll be featuring the gorgeous paintings of Julia Lesnichy. Come spend some time with them!