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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:


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.


Celebrate the latest releases in an engaging community book discussion facilitated by the Gramercy staff, owner, or community VIP. 7pm, fourth Tuesday of every month.


An evening focused on poetry, from readings to workshops. Curated in partnership with the House of Toast Poets: M.J. Abell, Fred Andrle, Charlene Fix, Linda Fuller-Smith, Jerry Roscoe, and Jacquelin Smith. 7pm, fourth Thursday of every month.


We will fill our space with top singer-songwriters in the region. Curated in partnership with award-winning singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda, host of the nationally syndicated TV series, Songs at the Center, Charlie Jackson of Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music, and Alec Wightman of Zeppelin Productions. Stay tuned for upcoming events.


These will be musical, poetic, and literary experiences that 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.

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  • Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Jim Budros is a Columbus culinary institution. He will share his lifelong joy, talent and insight about all things cooking, including his favorite cookbooks, in an evening you won’t want to miss.  As an added treat, Jim will follow his talk with a cooking demonstration on his mobile wood-fired pizza oven. Reservations required. Limited to 40 guests. Call 614.867.5515.

  • Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Author Gabe Habash will discuss his novel, Stephen Florida about a troubled college wrestler in North Dakota who falls in love and becomes unhinged during his final season. Gabe was born in Columbus, raised in Dublin, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Columbus Academy.

  • Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Former Thurber House executive director and author Susanna Jaffe will discuss and read from her most recent novels, La Patrona and Her Mother’s Daughter

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Curated and emceed by House of Toast's Jerry Roscoe, this month will be a celebration of Jewish poetry, featuring well-known local poets Mimi Chenfeld, Charlene Fix, Michael J. Rosen, and Hannah Stephenson.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

    WOSU book critic Kassie Rose returns to Gramercy Books to facilitate a discussion of Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Strout’s highly anticipated new novel, Anything Is Possible. Kirkus Reviews says: “Another powerful examination of painfully human ambiguities and ambivalences—this gifted writer just keeps getting better.”

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Writer Nick White will discuss, read from and sign copies of his recently released novel, How To Survive A Summer, a searing debut novel about a gay-to-straight conversion camp in Mississippi and a man’s reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen.

  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Poets David Baker, Sharon Draper, Amit Madmujar, and Lee Martin will read from The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith served as editors and contributors; Kahn will also be a reader. Former US poet laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Natasha Trethewey called it a “brilliant assembly” of work that “will be of great value to readers and writers of poetry for generations to come—just as Gwendolyn Brooks was, and is.” 

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Two award-winning songwriters: Eric Gnezda and Keith Larsen. One great night of songs and stories. Songwriter and memoirist Eric Gnezda, creator and host of the American Public Television series, Songs at the Center, and a regular performer at Nashville’s famous venue for songwriters, The Bluebird Café, will be joined by Keith Larsen, a finalist in the Country Music Television/NSAI Song Contest and a frequent participant in Nashville songwriter rounds and writing sessions. 

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Photographer and storyteller Charles Mintz will discuss Lustron Stories, the result of his three years photographing the occupants and owners of 125 Lustron homes in 15 states, which he did with the help of The Ohio History Connection. The stories of the remarkable cross section of people who now live in these modest homes reveal the political and social reality of what has happened since the Second World War.

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Facilitated by Capital University Psychology professor and bereavement specialist Jannette McDonald, this month’s book club will feature Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (author of Lean In) and psychologist Adam Grant.

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Poetry through Sylvan Windows features the original poetry of two of Columbus’ premier poets, Scott Woods and Jeremy Glazier. Woods and Glazier are critics as well, and their deep engagement with the arts in its many manifestations colors the complex, engaging, and far-reaching sensibility and insight of their poems. Poet Charlene Fix, of House of Toast, will emcee this program.

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Acclaimed writer Donald Ray Pollock  (The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff) will read from his latest novel, Heavenly Table, out this week in paperback. This dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel solidifies his place among the best contemporary American authors.

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