Please join us for an evening with Rick Steves, author of Europe through the Back Door and Travel as a Political Act, and host of “Rick Steves’ Europe” on public television. His latest, Top 100 Masterpieces: Art for the Traveler, will be released in mid-November. Steves will reflect how a life of travel has broadened his perspectives and why he feels travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world.
Presented in partnership with Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries. Tickets are from $20-75. Gramercy Books will have copies of Steves’ books available for purchase at the event for him to sign.
Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie.