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, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-09-22T23:00:00

    Nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of her latest historical novel, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, a page-turning literary mystery made for book lovers and set at the iconic New York Public Library. Columbus Metropolitan Library’s CEO Pat Losinski will moderate both the group discussion and the interview with Davis.
    Columbus Metropolitan Library is the Community Partner for this live streamed program. 
    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 Lions of Fifth Avenue waives the fee and is $29. Registration closes at 4:00 on the day of the event.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-09-23T23:00:00

    Prize-winning poet, Amit Majmudar, reflects on what sustains us in a sundered world in his latest collection, What He Did in Solitary. LIVE Streamed on Zoom, Majmudar will be in conversation with poet and scholar Jane Zwart, and he will read from his new collection.
    The Ohio Poetry Association is a community partner for this live streamed program.
    Registration for this LIVE! conversation 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 What He Did in Solitary waives the general admission fee and is $29. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the event.

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-10-07T23:00:00

    In conjunction with LGBTQ and history month, join award-winning journalist Robert Fieseler in conversation with feminist scholar Kristen Oganowski to learn more about Fieseler’s acclaimed book, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, an essential work of American civil rights history about the 1973 unsolved arson fire at a gay bar in New Orleans that claimed 32 lives. 
    Columbus Bar Association is Gramercy’s 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 Tinderbox waives the general admission fee and is $19. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the event. 

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-10-15T23:00:00

    Two acclaimed and evocative writers will talk about facing life’s struggles with creativity, courage, and resilience in a live streamed event hosted on Zoom Webinar. Maggie Smith launches Keep Moving in conversation with Saeed Jones (How We Fight for Our Lives).
    Kenyon Review and Ohio State University’s Creative Writing Program are Community Partners for this Salon@2424 program. Registration is on Eventbrite where one 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 Keep Moving waives the admission fee and is $26; a ticket that includes How We Fight for Our Lives also waives admission and is $19. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the event.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-10-22T23:00:00

    Fans of high-stakes tension and suspense don’t want to miss this exclusive conversation between two novelists who have taken the thriller to a higher level: Layne Fargo, author of the dynamic psychological powerhouse They Never Learn, and Allison Dickson, author of the clever and sinister, The Other Mrs. Miller.
    Buckeye Crime Writers is a Community Partner for this author conversation. The event will be live streamed on Facebook, with participants able to ask questions of both authors in the latter portion of the program.

  • Monday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
    2020-10-26T23:00:00

    Critically acclaimed master storyteller Alex George will join Gramercy Book Club participants after the discussion of his latest novel, The Paris Hours, an exquisitely written and vivid portrayal of lives intersecting in early twentieth-century Paris. Former Columbus Dispatch Arts Editor Nancy Gilson will moderate the group discussion and interview with George.
    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 Hours waives the fee and is $29. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of this event.

  • 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 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.

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