Fayetteville author and historian Tony Wappel and co-author Dennis Garrison will celebrate the release of a new book this week.
Wappel (who also co-authored the 2008 book, Once Upon Dickson) and Garrison recently released On the Avenue: An Illustrated History of Fayetteville’s US Highway 71B, and the writers will celebrate with a book signing at Nightbird Books on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The book is a look at the city’s well-travelled road from the southern city limits near Drake Field all the way up to Lake Fayetteville. Wappel said the book includes over 1,100 old and new images of the road and businesses that line it, as well as historical tidbits and other artifacts they uncovered as they compiled the information.
The book is a limited edition with only 500 copies printed, and each book is numbered.
Both authors will be on hand to sign and discuss the new book at the event.
The event begins at 1 p.m., and runs until 3 p.m.