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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  • Friday, October 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-10-30T23:00:00

    Worldwide bestselling author of Goosebumps and the master of scary stories for young readers, R.L. Stine has written the third book in his new middle grade graphic novel series, Just Beyond: Welcome to Beast Island. To celebrate the publication of this supernatural horror tale, Gramercy Books is hosting the national Halloween book launch for Stine, live streamed on Zoom Webinar, where he will be in conversation with two Bexley Middle School students: Nandni Patel and Ben Stebenne. The audience will get to ask questions as well.
    Bexley Community Foundation, Bexley Education Foundation, Bexley Public Schools, and the City of Bexley are Community Partners for this exclusive program!
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions close to the event. Admission to the event is $15, which includes a copy of Mr. Stine’s new book. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the event.

  • Monday, November 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-11-10T00:00:00

    Child psychologist Dr. Abi Gewirtz shares the wisdom in her new book, When the World Feels like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kidsan urgent and necessary book filled with solutions about how to raise engaged and confident kids in today’s troubled world. Dr. Abi will be in conversation with Dr. Jamie Schiff, Director of the Program for Young Children at Columbus School for Girls. The program will be live streamed via Zoom Webinar. 
    Columbus School for Girls and Bexley Schools are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this program.
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions closer to the event. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; in purchasing a copy of Dr. Abi’s book at $18, you waive the admission fee. Registration closes at 4 pm on the day of this event.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-11-12T00:00:00

    Author and nonprofit leader Barbara Bonner will discuss and read from the stories, poems and quotes in the third of her trilogy of inspirational books, Inspiring Forgiveness. This encouraging guide—her contribution to our angry and grudge-holding world—will be interactive, with participants able to ask questions of Barbara during the program.
    Registration is on Eventbrite where you will receive login information and full instructions closer to the event. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; in purchasing a copy of Ms. Bonner’s book at $22, you waive the admission fee. 

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-11-25T00:00:00

    Join the Gramercy Book Club discussion focused on Ibram X. Kendi’s #1 New York Times bestselling and groundbreaking book, How to Be an Antiracist, led by King Arts Complex Performing Arts Director Jevon CollinsTime said Kendi’s book “punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.”
    King Arts Complex is the Community Partner for this program.
    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 copy of How to Be an Antiracist waives the fee and is $29. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the program.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
    2021-01-16T00:00:00

    Critically acclaimed writer Bryan Washington will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of his latest novel, Memorial, a funny and profound story about family, vulnerability, identity, and the limits of love. Noted author and Ohio State University English professor Nick White will moderate the group discussion and interview with Washington.
    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 Memorial waives the fee and is $29. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
    The Creative Writing Program at Ohio State University is a Community Partner for this book club program.

  • 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. 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 waives the fee and is $29. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.

  • 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 Serivces 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 waives the admission fee and is $29. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event.

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