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.

Kittie's is now open until 7 pm on Gramercy Books event nights, excluding Tuesdays! Come early and get a baked good or beverage before the program.

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

All Events

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  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-07-09T23:00:00

    Join bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker, in conversation with journalist Joselin Linder (The Family Gene), about his #1 New York Times bestselling book and Oprah’s Book Club pickHidden Valley Road, the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
    Registration 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 Hidden Valley Road waives the general admission fee and is $32. The book is available at Gramercy Books.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-07-21T23:00:00

    Acclaimed essayist Sarah Menkedick will discuss her new book, Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America, a groundbreaking and candid deep dive into the culture, science, history, and psychology of contemporary motherhood, with Dr. Janette McDonald, a psychology expert and a member of the faculty at Capital University. 
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions for this live streamed program on Zoom Webinar. 
    A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; A ticket that includes a copy of Ordinary Insanity waives the general admission fee, is $32, and is available at Gramercy Books.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-07-28T23:00:00

    Gramercy Book Club’s July selection is The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow.  Ms. Russell will join the second portion of the live streamed book club program, which will be facilitated Ohioana Library Director David Weaver.
    Registration for this live streamed 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 the paperback copy of The Women of the Copper Country waives the general admission fee and is $20. The book will be available at Gramercy Books beginning on July 7th.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-08-04T23:00:00

    Modern American political and legal history scholar David Stebenne, author of Promised Land: How the Rise of the Middle Class Transformed America,1929-1968, will discuss his timely and groundbreaking work with journalist and political sage Mike Curtin in a program that will be live streamed on Facebook.  In the form of a revealing history, Promised Land shines more than a little light on our possible future. Facebook LIVE participants will be able to ask questions of the author in the latter portion of the program.
    The OSU Department of History, Moritz College of Law, Columbus Bar Association, and Bexley Public LIbrary are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this author program. 

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-08-11T23:00:00

    Andrew Welsh-Huggins, editor of COLUMBUS NOIR, will be joined by several of the book’s contributors—the city’s best storytellers—for an evening that unveils the shadowy tales set in neighborhoods across this metropolis. Those participating include Columbus Noircontributors Chris BourneaCraig McDonaldYolonda Tonette Sanders, and Kandy Williams (writing as Mercedes King).
    The event will be live streamed on Facebook, with questions to the contributors coming from the Facebook audience. Bexley Public Library and Buckeye Crime Writers are Community Partners for this program. 

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-08-25T23:00:00

    Gramercy Book Club participants have the opportunity to hear from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jill McCorkle (Life After Life) during the live streamed discussion of her engrossing latest novel. Hieroglyphics has been called a triumph, one that explores the physical and emotional imprints that make up a life. Margot Singer, creative writing professor at Denison University and an award-winning novelist, will serve as moderator.
    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 Hieroglyphics waives the general admission fee and is $29.
    Denison University is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.

  • Friday, August 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-08-28T23:00:00

    Join renowned poets, including David Baker, Kathy Fagan, David Lynn, Maggie Smith, Ann Townsend, and Page Hill Starzinger, for readings from Middle Distance by Stanley Plumly, in a special tribute evening of the late beloved poetry master.
    Kenyon Review and Ohio Poetry Association are Community Partners for this special tribute. The event will be live streamed on Facebook, with questions to the contributors coming from the Facebook audience.

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-09-02T23:00:00

    Pulitzer finalist Lee Martin will discuss his sixth novel, Yours, Jean, a powerful story based on a true crime, in conversation with Kassie Rose, book critic for WOSU Public Media.
    The event will be live streamed on Facebook, with participants able to ask questions of Martin during the latter portion of the program. Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program, WOSU Public Media, and Bexley Public Library are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this author evening.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-09-15T23:00:00

    Join Gramercy Books owner Linda Kass for the official book launch of her eagerly awaited second novel, A Ritchie Boy, a compelling narrative inspired by true events. Kass will be in conversation with noted Ohio State University historian Robin Judd, U.S. Editor of The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies
    Jewish Columbus, Mills James Productions, Ohio State’s Department of History, Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies, and Temple Israel are Gramercy’s Community Partners for Kass’s virtual appearance. Registration is on Eventbrite where attendees will receive login information and full instructions. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; A ticket that includes a signed paperback or hardcover copy of A Ritchie Boy waives the general admission fee and is $18 and $27, respectively.

     

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