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.

Look for video recordings of past Gramercy Books events by clicking our YouTube icon at the bottom of this page.

All Events

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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
    2021-01-19T23:00:00

    Learn about The Art of Impossible from bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler as he decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs and more—who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. Kotler will be in conversation with Scott Barry Kaufman, a humanistic psychologist who hosts the #1 psychology podcast in the world, The Psychology Podcast. 
    This free event is a partnership between Gramercy Books and Harper Wave, who will host this event on Crowdcast. Register HERE. A book purchased at Gramercy Books, available upon its January 19th release, will include a signed bookplate from the author.

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-01-21T00:00:00

    Gramercy Books is the featured bookseller for the January 20th episode of FRIENDS AND FICTION, the weekly Facebook Live web show and podcast hosted by bestselling authors Mary Kay AndrewsKristin HarmelKristy Woodson HarveyPatti Callahan Henryand Mary Alice Monroe. The co-hosts will each discuss their debut novel and how they got their start. Two debut novelists will be introduced on January 20th and two more debut novelists will be featured on a Sunday, January 24th bonus episode.
    From January 15th through January 25th, Gramercy Books will offer a 10% discount on all of the books by the co-hosts or guests listed on our landing page.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-01-27T00:00:00

    Acclaimed novelist Ed Tarkington will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of his latest novel, The Fortunate Onesan engrossing story of class, love, and loyalty and chosen as an INDIE NEXT pick for Janaury. Esteemed Editor Emeritus of The Kenyon Review David Lynn will moderate the group discussion and interview Tarkington, whose writing has been compared to a young Pat Conroy. 
    Registration for this LIVE! book club discussion is on Eventbrite, where you will receive login information and full instructions. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes a copy of The Fortunate Ones (available any time after its Jauary 5th publication date) waives the fee and is $29. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
    Kenyon Review is Gramercy's Community Partner for this book club discussion and interview.

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-01-29T00:00:00

    Join veteran journalist Katherine Seligman, in conversation with United Way’s Senior Vice President of Community Impact Michael Wilkos, to learn more about her riveting debut novel, At The Edge of the HaightThe book won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction for its empathetic and uncompromising depiction of one of the most urgent issues facing society today: the surge in homelessness amid the rising tide of urban wealth, privilege, and inequity. 
    United Way of Central Ohio, the Community Shelter Board, and Lutheran Social Services are Community Partners for this important Gramercy Books discussion. Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions close to the event. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; a ticket that includes At the Edge of the Haight (available any time after its January 19th publication date) waives the admission fee and is $29. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-02-05T00:00:00

    Master storyteller and New York Times bestselling suspense novelist Lisa Gardner will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of her latest novel Before She Disappeared, a propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten. Journalist and crime writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins will moderate the group discussion and interview with Gardner.
    Registration for this LIVE! book club discussion is on Eventbrite, where you will receive login information and full instructions. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes a copy of Before She Disappeared and a signed bookplate for the first 80 registrants (available any time after its January 19th publication date) waives the fee and is $29. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
    Buckeye Crime Writers is a Community Partner for this book club program.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-02-11T00:00:00

    Hear about this captivating memoir, When Harry Met Minnie, a story of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning journalist Martha Teichner. Teichner will be in conversation with WBNS-10TV Emmy Award-winning morning anchor Angela An
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions close to the event. Admission, which includes a copy of  When Harry Met Minnie and a signed bookplate (available any time after its February 2nd publication date), is $40. Ten dollars of this admission fee will be donated to Canine Companions for Independence and Komen Columbus Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event. 
    WBNS-10TV is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this heartwarming program.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-02-24T00:00:00

    Award-winning author Janet Skeslien Charles will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of her latest novel, The Paris Library, based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris. Columbus’ number one librarian, the CEO of Columbus Metropolitan Library Pat Losinski will moderate the group discussion and interview with Janet.
    Registration for this LIVE! book club discussion is on Eventbrite, where you will receive login information and full instructions. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes a copy of The Paris Library and a signed bookplate to the first 50 patrons (available any time after its February 9th publication) waives the fee and is $30. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
    Columbus Metropolitan Library is a Community Partner for this book club program.

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-03-05T00:00:00

    Join author Matthew Gavin Frank, in conversation with poet and author of World of WonderAimee Nezhukumatathil, to learn more about his remarkable portrait of exploitation and greed in Flight of the Diamond SmugglersFrank’s compelling investigation into the bird’s unexpected role in the diamond trade has been called lyrical, raw, and heartbreaking.
    The Ohio State University Creative Writing Program is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions close to the event. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; a ticket that includes Flight of the Diamond Smugglers waives the admission fee and is $28; a ticket that includes the purchase of both Flight of the Diamond Smugglers and World of Wonders also waives admission and is $56. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event.

  • Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 6:00pm
    2021-03-06T23:00:00

    Join Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day—in a live, virtual conversation with award-winning and bestselling author Neil Gaiman to celebrate the publication of Ishiguro’s magnificent new novel, Klara and the Sun (released by Knopf on March 2nd, $28).
    Gramercy Books joins Books & Books in Miami and Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh (who will host the program on Zoom Webinar) for this exclusive conversation and book launch. Registration is on Eventbrite. Admission, which includes Ishiguro’s novel, a signed bookplate for the first 250 registrants, and an access link to the program, is $30, which includes tax. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of this event. Registrants will receive the login to access this virtual event 24 hours prior to the program, with later registrants receiving this information on the day of the event at 5:00 pm. 

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-03-16T23:00:00

    Join award-winning journalist and author Larry Olmstead in conversation with popular Columbus Dispatch Sports Columnist Rob Oller to learn about Olmstead’s book, FANS: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding, an entertaining treatise that uses cutting-edge research to show us why being a sports fan is good for us. 
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions close to the event. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; a ticket that includes FANS waives the admission fee and is $28. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event.
    The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-03-23T23:00:00

    Award-winning novelist Patricia Engel will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of her latest novel, Infinite Country, an urgent and lyrical saga about the trauma of migration and the meaning of home, ripe for discussion in its emotional depiction of the epic journey of a Colombian family fractured by deportation. Monica Ayala-Martinez, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration at Denison University, will moderate the group discussion and interview with Engel.
    Registration for this LIVE! book club discussion is on Eventbrite, where you will receive login information and full instructions. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes a copy of Infinite Country (available any time after its March 2nd publication date) waives the fee and is $27. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
    Denison University is a Community Partner for this book club program.

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