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:


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.


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. 


Evenings focused on poetry, from readings to workshops. House of Toast poetry group serves as an advisor for this series (M.J. Abell, Fred Andrle, Charlene Fix, Linda Fuller-Smith, Jerry Roscoe, Jacquelin Smith). 7pm, fourth Thursday of every month. Launch of new poetry collections may be held on alternative dates, as noted. 


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. Stay tuned for upcoming events.


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.

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  • Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join acclaimed poets Erin Adair-Hodges, Kathy Fagan, and Jenny Molberg for their Ladies Lazarus Tour. Erin is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her first poetry collection Let’s All Die Happy, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in 2017. Named Ohio Poet of the Year in 2017, Kathy’s fifth and newest collection of poetry is Sycamore (Milkweed Editions, 2017). Jenny won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her debut collection, Marvels of the Invisible (Tupelo Press, 2017).


  • Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

    WOSU book critic Kassie Rose returns to Gramercy Books to facilitate a discussion of Elizabeth Strout’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, a collection of 13 short stories set in small-town Maine that packs a cumulative emotional wallop, bound together by polished prose and by Olive, the title character: blunt, flawed and fascinating. Elizabeth Strout is the Bexley Library’s selected author for their Bexley Community Author Series, and will appear at Capital University’s Mees Hall on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm.

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join highly acclaimed and widely published poet, critic, essayist, and editor T. R. Hummer for readings from his newly launched collection, After the Afterlife. Hummer’s most recent books of poetry are the three linked volumes Ephemeron, Skandalon, and Eon (LSU Press). Former editor-in-chief of The Kenyon Review, of The New England Review, and of The Georgia Review, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant in Poetry, the Richard Wright Award for Artistic Excellence, the Hanes Poetry Prize, and the Donald Justice Award in Poetry. He lives in Cold Spring, New York.

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

    An exclusive central Ohio evening with New York Times Deputy Washington Editor Jonathan Weisman at the launch of his new book, (((SEMITISM))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump (St. Martin’s Press). Weisman's book looks at how Jews are viewed in America since the election of Donald J. Trump, and how to move forward to fight anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. Kirkus Reviews gave (((SEMITISM))) a starred review and called it: "an urgent and compelling report on the clear and present danger of proto-fascism in the U.S." Weisman is the author of the novel, No. 4 Imperial Lane, which was a Chautauqua Prize finalist, Amazon Best Book of the Month, and Great Group Reads Pick at the Women’s National Book Association. He has reported for The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

     The event will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. OSU Hillel and the JCC are Gramercy's Community Partners for this special evening.

    General admission tickets are $12.50. Buy your tickets HERE. Present your ticket at Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main Street, or at the event to receive a $10 discount toward the purchase of (((SEMITISM))). The book will be published and available on March 20.

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Come celebrate National Poetry Month as acclaimed former Ohio Poet Laureate Amit Majmudar reads from his captivating, no-holds-barred collection of poems, Dothead, his third volume of poetry and just released in paperback. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Best of the Best American Poetry, and many other places, including the eleventh edition of The Norton Introduction to Literature. Majmudar blogs for the Kenyon Review and is also a critically acclaimed novelist. Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. A profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language, the poems are united across a wide range of tones and forms, inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, and find beauty in everyone.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Another treat during National Poetry Month! In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. Join Steve Kuusisto and learn more about his memoir, Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey (March, Simon & Schuster).  A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Fulbright Scholar, Kuusisto teaches at Syracuse University where he holds a professorship in the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies. He is a frequent speaker in the US and abroad. In addition, Kuusisto is a featured author at the 2018 Ohioana Festival.

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join author and Associated Press reporter Andrew Welsh-Huggins as he celebrates the publication of The Third Brother (April 2018, Ohio University Press), his fifth novel featuring the adventures of private eye Andy Hayes, an ex-Ohio State quarterback turned investigator on the mean streets of Columbus, Ohio. Welsh-Huggins is a featured author at the 2018 Ohioana Festival.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join journalist Andrea Pitzer (The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov, 2013), the founder of the Nieman Storyboard at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism, as she discusses her recent book One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps (Little Brown, Sept. 2017), a groundbreaking, haunting, and profoundly moving history of modernity’s greatest tragedy. In this harrowing work based on archival records and interviews during travel to four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the human and global story of concentration camps. The book has been called one of the ten best history books of 2017 by Smithsonian Magazine.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join poet and artist facilitator Barbara Fant for an unforgettable evening in the art of performance poetry, also known as slam! Barbara has been on four National Poetry slam teams from Columbus and has represented the city in five Individual National and World Poetry slam competitions. She placed 8th out of 96 poets in the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Commissioned by The Columbus Foundation, her poem “Today, Beginning Again,” written for Columbus’s Bicentennial year, can be found in Revealed: Columbus, The Story of Us. Her first poetry collection, Paint, Inside Out was released in April 2010 from Penmanship Books of New York City when she was awarded The Cora Craig Award for Young Women Authors. Additionally, she is the author of two chapbooks, RibCaged and Them Brilliant Suns, both released in March of 2017.

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

    During April’s National Poetry Month, Gramercy Books has selected Long Life: Essays and Other Writings by Mary Oliver as the book club read. The book discussion will be facilitated by acclaimed poet and Ohio State University scholar Kathy Fagan. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

    An evening with New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Elizabeth Strout, as part of the Bexley Community Author Series, an annual event of The Bexley Public Library. Gramercy Books is its bookseller partner for this event. In this special evening event, Elizabeth Strout will reflect both on her most recent works and her writing process, followed by a Q&A. She won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her short story collection, Olive Kitteridge, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was later adapted into an Emmy Award winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand. Her 2016 novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, Anything is Possible, will release in paperback in March and is a finalist for the 2018 Story Prize. 

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join Columbus native Kristen Lepionka for the launch of What You Want To See, her thrilling follow-up to The Last Place You Look, starring troubled and determined private investigator, Roxane Weary, where the stakes are as high as the secrets run deep. Set in Columbus with the author’s bold voice and character, the novel has echoes of Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane, and the hit podcast Serial

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

    A conversation among three poetry masters you won’t want to miss! Join award-winning poet Jeremy Glazier in conversation with acclaimed poets and authors David Baker and Ann Townsend about the birth and evolution of Modernism and the nature of the modern lyric poem. This dialogue follows the recent launch of a book of essays Baker has edited, to which he and Townsend have contributed, called Seek After: On Seven Modern Lyric Poets.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join Rebekah Frumkin as she launches her debut novel, The Comedown, a blistering dark comedy and dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations beginning with their patriarchs, whose lives become intertwined one fateful night.  From the Kent State shootings to protest marches in Chicago and the Florida Everglades, The Comedown takes readers on a tour of America exploring lines of race, class, religion and time. Frumkin holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Guthrie Memorial Fellowship.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join Skip Prichard, CEO of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center based in Columbus, Ohio) to hear about his new book, The BOOK of MISTAKES: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. Culled from research and interviews with news and sports legends, CEOs, and bestselling authors, Prichard’s book is a fast-paced, thrilling, and instructive story of one man’s transformation (a young professional named David) from unhappy and stymied to happy and fulfilled, a journey that readers of all ages and job levels can learn from.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

    In 1969, four siblings from the Lower East Side of New York visit a fortune teller, who tells each child the date of their death. Described as “a captivating family saga’ by the New York Times Book Review, The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin, follows the siblings both separately and together over the next four decades to see how these revelations affect their choices, their behavior, and their relationships with one another. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds. A book discussion encompassing the existential questions raised by this poignant novel will be led by Dr. Kurt Mosser, Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Dayton.

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join acclaimed poet, Jen Town, for the launch of her poetry collection, The Light of What Comes After, winner of the 2017 May Sarton Prize from Bauhan Publishing. Her poetry has appeared in Mid-American ReviewCimarron Review, Epoch, Third Coast, Lake Effect, Crab Orchard Review, UnsplendidBellingham Review, and others.  She earned her MFA in Poetry from The Ohio State University in 2008.

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