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Join award-winning poet, Maggie Smith, as she launches Goldenrod, her stunning new poetry collection that celebrates the beauty and messiness of life. Smith will be in conversation with acclaimed poet, educator, editor, and literary critic David Baker.
PLEASE NOTE, EVENT GOERS! This program is a Hybrid Author Event! That means live AND live streamed, so look for a ticket called In-Store Attendance + GOLDENROD, where a limited number of people can register to attend in person. (Attendees to arrive by 6:45 pm!) Book signing with both authors will be included!
Registration is on Eventbrite. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; a ticket that includes GOLDENROD waives the admission fee. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event.
Ohio State University's Creative Writing Program, Ohio Poetry Association, and Kenyon Review are Community Partners with Gramercy Books for this poetry evening.

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Join Ed Larson, noted attorney and author of Summer for the Gods, the Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America’s schools, in conversation with Charles Schneider, Section Chief of the Criminal Justice Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
This program is in partnership with Columbus Bar Association. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of live CLE credit. To register, click HERE.

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Debut author Ash Davidson will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of her novel, Damnation Spring, an epic and immersive story of a Pacific Northwest logging town wrenched in two by a mystery that threatens to derail its way of life. Nicole Terez Dutton, Editor of Kenyon Review, will moderate the group discussion and interview with Davidson.
Registration for this LIVE! book club discussion is on Eventbrite. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes the book purchase waives the fee. 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 program.

 

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Authors Eman Quotah (Bride of the Sea) and Donna Hemans (Tea by the Sea) will discuss their latest works, which both consider questions about complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, how identity is tied to place, and where we find belonging. Q&A will follow the discussion.
This program is a partnership with Bexley Public Library. To register, click HERE.

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Join author and speech-language pathologist Amy Grace Ulman and illustrator Amy Solaro for an outdoor book signing for their launch of THE SOUND BITES, an engaging read-aloud picture book for kids and their caregivers that makes reading development both fun and meaningful.

Author Tracey Lange will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of her debut novel, We Are the Brennans, which explores the staying power of shame—and the redemptive power of love—in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets. Jim Phelan, Ohio State University English professor and Director of Project Narrative, will moderate the group discussion and interview with Lange.
Registration for this virtual book club discussion is on Eventbrite. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes the book purchase waives the fee. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
The Ohio State University Department of English is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.

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John Thorndike, author of The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s, shares the bittersweet account of the final year with his father, Joe, the former managing editor of LIFE magazine. This event will be held at Gramercy Books.
Registration is on Eventbrite. Admission is free, and attendees can purchase the book while registering. Registration closes at 6:00 pm on the day of the event.
Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this author program.

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Join National Jewish Book Award winner Ronald H. Balson to learn about his latest legal thriller, Defending Britta Stein, a story of bravery, betrayal, and redemption. Ron will be in conversation with David Stebenne, Ohio State University professor of history and law and an expert in modern American political and legal history.
Registration for this virtual author conversation is on Eventbrite. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5. A ticket that includes the book purchase waives the fee. Please note that registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the program.
The Ohio State University Department of History, Columbus Bar Association, and JewishColumbus are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this program.

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Join bestselling author Janet Beard for the launch of her provocative new novel, The Ballad of Laurel Springs, which sets the resonant violence of family secrets to the music of the mountains. Noted songwriter Parker MacDonell, who will be in conversation with Janet, will perform some of the music imbued in the novel.
Registration for this in-person event is limited and tickets are $10 on Eventbrite. For those buying Janet’s book, that admission fee is waived.

 

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Join Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr—author of All the Light We Cannot See—in a live, virtual conversation with #1 bestselling author Jess Walter to celebrate the publication of Doerr’s extraordinary new novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land (released by Scribner on September 28th).
Gramercy Books joins Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh and Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston for this exclusive conversation and book launch. Registration is on Eventbrite. Admission, which includes Doerr’s novel–a signed book for the first 40 registrants and a signed bookplate for the next 50 registrants–and an access link to the program, is $33 including tax.

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In celebration of the release of Wil Haygood’s groundbreaking book, Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World, Gramercy Books is partnering with the Drexel Theatre for an evening of conversation and film that explores Black filmmaking in Hollywood. An important, timely book, Colorization gives us both an unprecedented history of Black cinema and a groundbreaking perspective on racism in modern America. The author of The Butler and Showdown, Haygood will introduce the series in conversation with Drexel Theatre Director Jeremy Henthorn, entertain a brief Q&A following that evening’s screening, and sign books in the Drexel lobby. 
Registration is on Eventbrite. Cost to attend the opening night is $10, which includes that evening's film screening (TBD), Wil’s talk, a Q&A, and book signing. Colorization can also be purchased when registering, at Gramercy Books after its October 19th publication date, or at the event. 

 

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Join in an evening of illusion and enchantment! Professional magician, showman, podcaster, and storyteller Joshua Jay performs his trickery and discusses how magicians think and why magic matters with longtime Ohio State University English professor and author Michelle Herman.
Registration for this in-person event is limited. Tickets for the performance and Josh’s book, How Magicians Think, is $30 on Eventbrite.
Ohio State University’s Department of English is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this exclusive program.

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