Events

From author talks to a monthly book club to poetry readings, find it here.

At Gramercy, we share our love of books and the arts through a broad range of programming and events that bring the community together. From hosting writers to book clubs, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out our calendar of events, and discover something new. Here’s a sample of regular events you can look forward to:

AUTHOR NIGHT

We’re proud to host acclaimed local and national authors. Engage with them in an open dialogue as they share their work, hear them reading excerpts from their books, and learn about their writing process. Books are available for sale in the store and authors sign their books after their appearances. Many frequently linger to chat with the audience.

GRAMERCY BOOK CLUB

Celebrate the latest releases in an engaging community book discussion facilitated by a community expert who brings contextual insight to the book being discussed. 7pm, fourth Tuesday of every month, unless noted otherwise. 

POETRY NIGHT

Evenings focused on poetry, from readings to workshops. 7pm, fourth Thursday of the month. Launch of new poetry collections may be held on alternative dates, as noted. 

SONGWRITER SPOTLIGHT

We present top singer-songwriters in the region, or feature authors writing about music and musicians. Curated in partnership with award-winning singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda, founder and host of the nationally syndicated TV series, Songs at the Center and music devotee Alec Wightman, whose Zeppelin Productions has promoted national act singer-songwriter concerts in Columbus since 1995. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

GRAMERCY SALON@2424

These will be literary experiences you won’t want to miss. From book conversations to local celebrity appearances to panel discussions on current events, Salon@2424 will offer the delightful and unexpected. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

Please note that photography or video taken at any Gramercy Books event may be used for promotional purposes.

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  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
    2019-10-20T18:00:00

    The Upper Arlington Library’s 2019 Author Series, in partnership with the Upper Arlington Community Foundation and Gramercy Books, presents an exclusive visit with chef and writer Samin Nosrat, author of the New York Times bestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a visionary book that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements. Nosrat has been declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR. 
    Tickets range in price from $10 to $35 and may be purchased by credit card through the Upper Arlington Public Library’s website. Those wishing to purchase by cash or check may do so at the Main Library's Adult Services desk (2800 Tremont Road). Books will be available for purchase and signing before and following Ms. Nosrat’s presentation. Gramercy Books will donate 30% of the profit of books sold to the Ann Royce Moore Fund, established in 2012 and dedicated to promoting and supporting author visits to Upper Arlington.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-10-23T23:00:00

    The October Book Club selection takes a close look at former columnist and ESPN writer Kate Fagan’s 2017 #1 New York Times Sports and Fitness bestseller, What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American TeenThis book is also the selected community-wide book read by Bexley City Schools as part of its ongoing effort, Bexley Be Well, to create broad-based awareness and dialogue around the increased level of anxiety and mental health needs among our young people. The discussion will be co-facilitated by Bexley City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Pietsch Miller and Chief Academic Officer Jill Abraham.
    Bexley City Schools is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-10-24T23:00:00

    Join award-winning author and Fulbright Fellow Margaret McMullan as she discusses her recent memoir, Where the Angels Lived, a heart-wrenching, passionate and insightful documentation of her relentless determination to pick up the pieces of her family's fragmented history throughout the Hungarian Holocaust.Straddling memoir and reportage, past and present, this story reminds us all that we can escape a country, but we can never escape history. McMullan will be in conversation with noted Ohio State Holocaust historian Robin Judd.
    Jewish Columbus and Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this exclusive program.

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-10-25T23:00:00

    Join poet, playwright, and journalist Fred Andrle and CCAD professor and poet Charlene Fix for a special joint reading. Andrle will read from his recent collection, Rocking in the Cradle of the Moment, a collection of haiku, senryu, and other small poems. Charlene Fix is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent Taking a Walk in My Animal Hat, and she is Emeritus Professor of Writing and Literature at CCAD.  

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
    2019-10-27T18:00:00

    Join award-winning author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney for the first-ever family author visit, part of the Bexley Public Library’s Bexley Community Author Series, as he shares his life’s journey, and his most recently illustrated book, A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a NationOne of our nation’s most awarded and prolific children’s book authors, illustrators, and artists, Mr. Pinkney's work spans children's literature, commemorative Postal Service stamps, covers and illustrations for National Geographic, and premier art exhibitions. 

  • Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-11-05T00:00:00

    Join acclaimed poets Zoe Brigley and Timothy Geiger for readings from their new collections. Brigley’s collection, Notes From A Swing State: Writing from Wales and America, is out in October. Geiger’s newest collection is Weatherbox.
    Ohio State University’s Creative Writing Program is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this evening’s event.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-11-06T00:00:00

    Join Pamela Paul, Editor of the New York Times Book Review, and her co-author, Maria Russo, Children’s Editor for the New York Times Book Review, as they discuss their new book, HOW TO RAISE A READER, with former Columbus Dispatch Arts Editor Nancy Gilson. HOW TO RAISE A READER is an indispensable guide welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading.

    The Columbus Dispatch, along with Bexley City Schools, Columbus Montessori Education Center, and Columbus School for Girls, are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this special program. Tickets at $10, available on Eventbrite, go toward the purchase of HOW TO RAISE A READER, available at Gramercy Books and at the November 5th event.

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    2019-11-12T17:00:00 to 2019-11-12T19:00:00

    At a special fall ticketed luncheon at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo in Bexley with New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins, All Grown Up), guests will meet and hear from the author about her dazzling new novel, ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS. With her signature “sparkling prose” and pitch-perfect portrayals, Attenberg offers a timely, piercing exploration of family secrets set in the heat of a New Orleans summer.

    A limited number of tickets at $45 per person through Eventbrite will include lunch and Attenberg’s novel, which she will sign after her talk. 

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-11-14T00:00:00

    Join CCAD faculty and students for readings of their works of poetry and prose. Participants include Writing, Literature & Philosophy Adjunct Instructor Maria Romasco-Moore (author of the recent short fiction collection Ghostographs: An Albumand Associate Professor Dr. Lesley Jenike, whose works include the full-length poetry collections Ghost of Fashion and Holy Island.
    CCAD is a Community Partner for this evening’s event.

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 11:00am
    2019-11-16T16:00:00

    Join bestselling and acclaimed author and illustrator Loren Long, his latest collaboration in a summer 2019 Kids Indie Next pick, If I Was the Sunshine. Most noteworthy among his work, Long illustrated President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing, and he wrote and illustrated the Otis picture book series. 
    Bexley Public Library is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-11-18T00:00:00

    In a special partnership with Thurber House, Gramercy Books is pleased to present U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown as he launches Desk 88, where he tells the lively and absorbing narrative of the eight senators who sat, as he has since his election to the Senate in 2006, at a mahogany desk and fought for a more just America. Together, these portraits in political courage tell of the triumphs and failures of politicians to fight against entrenched special interests and advance the cause of economic or racial fairness. 
    Tickets are $25 for the Senator’s presentation only; and are $45 for his presentation and a copy of Desk 88. Books will be available for pick up at the event. 

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-11-22T00:00:00

    Lisa DamourNew York Times bestselling author of Untangled, will discuss her recent book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. Described as a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors wanting to help girls along the path to adulthood, Damour’s book addresses the facts and solutions to the ever-increasing level of anxiety and stress in the lives of our youth.
    Gramercy Books is partnering with Columbus School for Girls, who is hosting this exclusive program.

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-11-27T00:00:00

    For the second time, Gramercy Book Club has selected a book that will be facilitated by its author. The Bodies in the Library, the first of a charming new mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate, will be the November book club selection. The author, who will be in town from Seattle, will facilitate what is expected to be a lively discussion about a library curator who finds herself in the sticky situation of solving a crime when a member of her fan fiction writers’ group turns up dead in the venerable stacks of her library. 

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
    2019-11-30T14:00:00 to 2019-12-01T02:00:00

    Do your holiday shopping at Gramercy Books on Small Business Saturday!  Join in the hourly drawings for fun prizes while you browse our books and unique holiday gifts! Enjoy 20% off all puzzles!

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-12-03T00:00:00

    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's” on public television. His latest, Top 100 Masterpieces: Art for the Traveler, will be released in mid-November. 
    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.

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-12-06T00:00:00

    Join Ohio State University environmental historian Bartow J. Elmore as he shares his book, Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism, which examines the environmental impact of Coca-Cola’s worldwide operations. This lecture is presented by the Clio Society of Ohio State University’s History Department.
    Gramercy Books is partnering with Bexley Public Library and OSU’s History Department for this program.

  • Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-12-10T00:00:00

    Join former Columbus Dispatch sportswriter Bob Hunter as he shares a Hall of Fame collection of his best writing, Players, Teams, and Stadium Ghosts: Bob Hunter on Sports. Fans will encounter some of the biggest names in sports and relive great moments from the games played by amateurs and pros.
    Gramercy Books is partnering with Bexley Public Library for this program.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
    2019-12-12T14:00:00 to 2019-12-13T02:00:00

    Join your favorite independent booksellers to celebrate Gramercy Books’ third birthday! Enjoy 20% off everything in the store while you have cookies and punch with fellow book browsers! 

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