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VIRTUAL: Iain S. Thomas / The Truth of You: Poetry about Love, Life, Joy, and Sadness

March 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Booksmith is thrilled to host Iain S. Thomas again for his new book The Truth of You: Poetry About Love, Life, Joy, and Sadness. He’ll be joined by Amanda Lovelace, author of the celebrated series Women Are Some Kind of Magic and You Are Your Own Fairy Tale.

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required. Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.

You can order The Truth of You here – we’re currently offering free shipping throughout San Francisco and the East Bay.

About the book

This is the truth of you.

Because you are all I see.

Because you are all I breathe.

Because when I cannot find you, I am lost.

Because when I’m with you, I am found.

Because you have the fire of the universe in you, and sometimes you forget.

So this book is here to remind you.

Dear You,

I want you to know that I see you.

I want you to know that even if no one else does, even if you are a ghost in this bookshop, or just the static floating across the screen of your computer, wherever you’re reading this, I see you.

I see you in the dark and I see you in the grey. I see you as a story, as words I have spoken or may yet speak. Maybe only in a memory or a dream.

I see your hands and your arms and your body and your legs and your face and I see what you have been and what you will be. I see you and in looking at you, I want you to know that whoever you’ve had to be to survive all this, I will not look away.

I want you to know that there’s a space inside this book for you.

So if you have the time and the inclination, you can sit here with me, just for a while.

And perhaps between us, we can see everything that matters.


About the authors

Iain S. Thomas is a writer and new media artist. He is the author of several books including Every Word You Cannot Say and the internationally bestselling I Wrote This For You series. When he’s not writing, drawing or working, he spends time with his family in the outdoors in Cape Town, South Africa.

amanda lovelace is the author of several bestselling poetry titles, including her celebrated “women are some kind of magic” trilogy as well as her new “you are your own fairy tale” series. she is also the co-creator of the believe in your own magic oracle deck. when she isn’t reading, writing, or drinking a much-needed cup of coffee, you can find her casting spells from her home in a (very) small town on the jersey shore, where she resides with her poet-spouse & their three cats.

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.


March 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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