FOUNDER AND OWNER
Linda Kass, founder and owner of Gramercy Books, grew up on Columbus’s east side. Trained as a journalist, she began her career as a magazine reporter and correspondent for regional and national publications, such as Columbus Monthly, TIME, and The Detroit Free Press. After a decade working in corporate communications and public affairs within the cable television and broadcasting industries in Detroit and New York City, she returned to Columbus and co-authored The Real Life Nutrition Book (Penguin, 1992). Her debut novel, TASA’S SONG (May 2016, She Writes Press), inspired by her mother’s early life in eastern Poland during the Second World War, received a Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction from the Independent Publisher Award Program, is a 2016 Foreword Indies Award Finalist, and earned excellent reviews in Booklist and elsewhere. She also serves on the editorial staff of Narrative, an online literary magazine. In the Columbus community, Linda is known as a strong advocate of education, literacy, and the arts, and has played leadership roles on the boards of the Bexley Schools, Bexley Education Foundation, Capital University, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Kidsohio.org, United Way of Central Ohio and The Ohio State University. She is the founder of, and has led, a successful Bexley author series bringing internationally acclaimed authors to the community that, in 2017, celebrates its tenth year under the auspices of Bexley Public Library. Along with her love of reading and writing, attending live concerts of all kinds of music, seeing films, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, Linda is an avid long distance road cyclist and rides 100 miles in Pelotonia every year to support cancer research. She is thrilled to bring a neighborhood indie bookstore to Bexley!