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University of Virginia Press launched Rivanna, a new regional imprint. Rivanna will focus on books for general audiences on a wide range of topics, including music in Virginia, untold stories, and cultural mores in different parts of the state.

The new edition will include books on Virginia history, culture, art, folklore, nature, environment, music, and other topics of interest. Learn more about www.upress.virginia.edu.

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Summer Reading Challenge begins Wednesday and continues through August 31. Kids, teens, and adults can participate, earning points for each completed challenge, and prizes for earning 10, 20, and 30 points. Readers will use the Beanstack app to track their reading progress and earn badges.

Mark your calendars for the launch parties, which begin at 6 p.m. June 6 at Greene County Library, 2 p.m. June 7 at Louisa County Library, 6:30 p.m. June 7 at Crozet Library (for teenagers), at 4 p.m. on June 9 at the Scottsville Library, 2 p.m. on June 10 at the Crozet Library, 5:30 p.m. on June 10 at the Central Library (for teens) and 10 a.m. on June 11 at the Central Library. Learn more about jmrl.org.

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Vineyards of Revelation in Madison County will feature a Book World Meets Wine World event on Friday with “Publishable by Death” author Andi Cumbo-Floyd, who will read excerpts from his work and sign books at 5:30 p.m. Friday, then participate in questions – answers time.

Non-alcoholic wines and verjuices will be available. The event is a benefit for the Literacy Council of Madison County. For more details, visit revivalvineyards.com or dial (540) 407-1236.

New Dominion Bookstore will feature a talk and book signing with author and University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Emeritus Professor Jay Bourgeois at 4 p.m. Saturday.

His recent book, “The Tao of Strategy: How Seven Eastern Philosophies Help Solve 21st-Century Business Challenges”, was published by UVa Press.

Staff recommend arriving early for the best seating. Go to ndbookshop.com or call (434) 295-2552 for more information.

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