For the sake of our community facing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and following the guidelines, Black Cat Books and Coffee will be closed indefinitely as of Wednesday 3/18/2020.

We wish each and all well & wellbeing!

Past Events

Book Signing: Abbey Carpenter, The Tortilla Star

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Reading and signing her book The Tortilla Star (Two cultures intertwine in humor and misunderstandings as English-speaking Bette falls in love with a Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrant)

Abbey Carpenter is an author, editor, and creative spirit. When not writing she can be found gardening, volunteering, hiking, yarn bombing, bird watching, or building something. She has worked, taught, and volunteered in areas of social justice and environmental sustainability. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

Abbey was a Comparative History of Ideas major at the University of Washington and has two graduate degrees from Prescott College in Sustainable Community Development and Creative Writing. Her curiosity about the world and its inhabitants keeps her studying and exploring and then trying to relay what she finds in writing. Her stories and essays have been published in Muse It Up, Sustainable Ways, and Read It Here.

author Abbey Carpenter

Book Signing: Dierdre Earls, Your Healing Diet

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Join us as we welcome Deirdre Earls RD for a book signing of her book, Your Healing Diet: A Quick Guide to Reversing Psoriasis and Chronic Diseases with Healing Foods.

Registered Dietitian Deirdre Earls RD graduated with honors in Scientific Nutrition and her healthcare career spans nearly 25 years. Having reversed her own disabling disease with nutrition instead of chemotherapy, she has been a featured speaker and nutrition expert for organizations such as The National Psoriasis Foundation, NPR and Fox TV, medical professionals and universities, corporations. A 30 minute TV documentary of her own recovery, “The Incurables”, airs worldwide. Ms. Earls’ books, consultations, and lectures provide dietary guidance that emphasizes natural healing with food for those with busy lifestyles. For more information, visit

Dierdre Earls: Healing Diet

Book Signing & Psychic Readings: Tucson artist and author Ellen Kuyper-Galbreath

Saturday, February 22

Book Signing (and free psychic readings for those who purchase books) by Tucson artist and author, Ellen Kuyper-Galbreath. Mandalas of Spirit developed from a dream. The book consists of contemplative concepts in alphabetical order which are accompanied by delightful artistic representations. We smile a lot when we read it and enjoy sharing it with friends. Ellen has been coming to T or C for years. Her husband, Bill, painted the Riverbend pool and mountain mural on Austin Street about ten years ago. You will enjoy meeting Ellen or seeing her again as she shares Mandalas of Spirit.

Songs of the Wild with Haruhuani Spruce

Sunday, February 16

Haruhuani Spruce’s Music, a free event, Songs of the Wild, from 4-6 pm. Maybe you know her as Haru or as Dr. Spruce. Maybe you’ve heard of her environmental pursuits or own a piece of her pottery, purchased at the Farmer’s Market. We’ve also heard Haru’s music and appreciate so much that she will be sharing it with the community. Please come, bring friends, listen and ENJOY!

Book Signing: New Mexico author Laurie McDonald (Eva Rome)

noon to 2pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Join us for a book signing by New Mexico author Laurie McDonald, writing as Eva Rome. Laurie will be speaking about and reading from her books:

Travel for STOICs (Empowering the solo traveler who is obsessive, introverted and compulsive) and What It Means: Myth, Symbol and Archetype in the Third Millenium, Vol. 1. WWSD (What Would the Stoics Do?) bracelets will be given to all attendees.

Coffee with the Legends: Ann Welborn

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Coffee with the Legends: Bill Buhler

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Book Signing with Bernice Ende

Sunday, December 15, 2019

book signing with Bernice Ende

Book Signing with Robert D. Kidera

Saturday, December 14, 2019

book signing with Robert D.  Kidera

Book Signing with Gary McWilliams

Sunday, December 8, 2019

book signing with Gary McWilliams

Coffee with the Legends: Delmas Howe

Sunday, November 10, 2019