HOURS: FRI-SUN 12:00-4:30 or By Appointment

Events & classes

Book Reading and Signing


@ BAM 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


May 3 - May 3


Free and Open to the public

Charles Fergus writes mysteries set in the Jacksonian Era of the 1830s. His new release, Lay This Body Down, "vividly recreates pre-Civil War tensions in the service of a gripping whodunit," says Publishers Weekly, adding that "Fergus's superior plotting matches his historical detail."  A Centre County native now living in Vermont's remote Northeast Kingdom, Fergus is the author of 21 books, many about nature and the outdoors. He was a columnist for Pennsylvania Game News for many years and is married to the writer Nancy Marie Brown. Lay This Body Down is the third in the Gideon Stoltz Historical Mystery series. Stoltz is sheriff in the rough-and-tumble town of Adamant, Pennsylvania, the seat of fictional Colerain County, loosely modeled on Bellefonte. Fergus will read (and sing!) from Lay This Body Down, and autograph copies will be for sale.