Book Club

INSPIRATION!

Merriam Webster’s definition for inspiration is as follows: “the action or power of moving intellect or emotions.” That describes what happens inside the walls of an independent bookstore each and every day. It also describes what we mean at Gramercy Books when we say: “find inspiration here.” 

SHELF TALKERS: FIND IT HERE

Now entering our second year, Gramercy Books’ “find it here” mantra couldn’t be more appropriate. While we carry bestsellers and all the recent releases, we also focus on curating inventory that allow customers to discover both emerging authors and unexpected titles. Our shelf talkers, written by a knowledgeable staff—all passionate about books—help customers “find it here.”

KAZUO ISHIGURO: AN EMOTIONAL FORCE

As a young boy, Kazuo Ishiguro uncovered Sherlock Holmes stories in the local library. His subsequent writing journey has been nothing short of adventurous––revealing extraordinary range, playing with genres like detective fiction (When We Were Orphans), science fiction (Never Let Me Go) and fantasy (The Buried Giant) and tackling big themes like the fallibility of memory, mortality, war and love. 

Acclaimed Local Author Julia Keller To Discuss Latest Novel at Gramercy Books

Former Columbus Dispatch TV critic, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lauded novelist Julia Keller will kick off our month of events on September 6, at 7pm with her latest mystery, Fast Falls The Night. The novel, based on a true event, covers a series of drug overdoses that take place over a single 24-hour period in a West Virginia town.

Father's Day Reading

I remember my dad this Father’s Day, a role model who showed me the importance of giving back, of being responsible, of seeing opportunity in challenges, and in living life fully all the way to his last days. I’ve similarly encountered wonderful father figures in novels. Here are four books that reveal the value of a father teaching his children empathy and tolerance, sharing happy experiences, and demonstrating integrity.

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