Gramercy Books Romance Book Club Selection Is Camille Kellogg's JUST AS YOU ARE!

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 5:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join booksellers Katie Cerqua and Nikki Snyder who will facilitate a book discussion of Camille Kellogg’s, Just As You Are! Equal parts witty and steamy, this debut rom-com brings a healthy dose of queerness and a whole lot of heart to a Pride and Prejudice-inspired enemies to lovers romance.

A social hour at Kittie’s will precede the program at 5:00 pm, with the book discussion beginning at 6:15 pm.

Registration is on Eventbrite. A ticket to this program includes a copy of Just As You Are at a 15% discount and a beverage at Kittie’s. It is strongly encouraged that registrants read the book prior to the program.

Liz Baker and her three roommates work at the Nether Fields, a queer magazine in New York that’s on the verge of shutting down—until it’s bought at the last minute by two wealthy lesbians. Liz knows she’s lucky to still have a paycheck but it’s hard to feel grateful with minority investor Daria Fitzgerald slashing budgets, cancelling bagel Fridays, and password protecting the color printer to prevent “frivolous use.” When Liz overhears Daria scoffing at her listicles, she knows that it’s only a matter of time before her impulsive mouth gets herself fired.

But as Liz and Daria wind up having to spend more and more time together, Liz starts to see a softer side to Daria—she’s funny, thoughtful, and likes the way Liz’s gender presentation varies between butch and femme. Despite the evidence that Liz can’t trust her, it’s hard to keep hating Daria—and even harder to resist the chemistry between them.

This page-turning, sexy, and delightfully funny rom-com celebrates queer culture, chosen family, and falling in love against your better judgment.

Growing up with a mother who was a librarian, Katie Cerqua’s interest in reading began at a young age. After working at a college Barnes and Noble, Katie wanted to work at an independent bookstore and spent two years working at Gramercy Books as a bookseller before being promoted to Assistant Store Manager!

Nikki Snyder has always loved the power of books. She joined the Gramercy team when the doors opened in 2016, and has loved being a bookseller through the years, now serving as Digital Media Manager! While Nikki loves all things fiction and romance, she gravitates toward mysteries, thrillers, and fantasies grounded in reality.