The Brontes: A Musical
Jul
11
7:30 pm19:30

The Brontes: A Musical

Books Are Magic welcomes Sheila Kohler, award-winning author of Becoming Jane Eyre, professor Nora Nachumi, and composer Lucas Syed and lyricist Sarah Ziegler of The Brontes: a Musical for a discussion about one of England's most prominent literary families, their importance, and the process of turning that family into a musical!

Hetty McKinnon: Neighborhood w/ Susan Spungen
Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Hetty McKinnon: Neighborhood w/ Susan Spungen

Hetty McKinnon, beloved owner of Arthur Street Kitchen, brings us the perfect summer cookbook filled with tasty salads and sweet treats in Neighborhood. She'll be in conversation with founding food editor of Martha Stewart Living, Susan Spungen. There will be salad! 

Storytime with Chris Browne: Marlo
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

Storytime with Chris Browne: Marlo

Debut author and illustrator Chris Browne reads Marlo, his gorgeous new picture book about a dog who needs a bath—and finds much more than that— inspired by his own rescue dog

Ben Percy: The Dark Net
Aug
1
7:30 pm19:30

Ben Percy: The Dark Net

Ben Percy launches his Black Mirror-esque techno thriller, The Dark Net and introduces us to the seedy underbelly of the internet, with a rag-tag crew poised to stop its evil influence. 


Maile Meloy: Do Not Become Alarmed
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Maile Meloy: Do Not Become Alarmed

We're celebrating Maile Meloy's newest page-turner Do Not Become Alarmed, a thriller about two families whose cruise vacation goes very, very wrong. Join us for a reading and conversation with our very own Emma Straub!

Michael Hearst: Curious Constructions
Jun
4
11:00 am11:00

Michael Hearst: Curious Constructions

Have you (or your inquisitive little one) ever had the thought, "Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?" Michael Hearst's Curious Constructions deals with exactly that! Bring your favorite curious little kiddo in for a special Sunday reading and presentation by Michael Hearst.

Helene Stapinski: Murder in Matera w/ Mark Rotella
Jun
1
7:30 pm19:30

Helene Stapinski: Murder in Matera w/ Mark Rotella

Books Are Magic welcomes Helene Stapinski, author of Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History and Baby Plays Around: A Love Affair, with Music, as she celebrates her latest release, Murder in Matera: A true Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy.

A Grace Paley Reader Panel
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

A Grace Paley Reader Panel

Books Are Magic celebrates the life and work of Grace Paley with a panel dedicated to her work: Nora Paley, Gish Jen, Ynestra King, Naomi Replansky, Gerry Albarelli, and Kevin Bowen will participate in this special reading.

Canada Writers Night
May
25
7:30 pm19:30

Canada Writers Night

We're celebrating the literary talent and traditions from our northern neighbors with a night devoted to Canadian writers! LitHub's Jonny Diamond hosts a panel with Claire Cameron, author of The Last Neanderthal; Adam Sternbergh, author of The Blinds; and Katrina Onstad, author of The Weekend Effect.

Edan Lepucki: Woman No. 17 w/ Rachel Fershleiser
May
24
7:30 pm19:30

Edan Lepucki: Woman No. 17 w/ Rachel Fershleiser

From the bestselling author of the novel California, we welcome Edan Lepucki to launch her newest book, Woman No. 17. She'll be joined in conversation by Rachel Fershleiser to discuss this provocative and gripping new thriller.

Adam Giannelli: Tremulous Hinge + Craig Teicher: The Trembling Answers
May
18
7:30 pm19:30

Adam Giannelli: Tremulous Hinge + Craig Teicher: The Trembling Answers

In a night devoted to exploring the tangled and porous boundaries of life, we celebrate poets Adam Giannelli and Craig Teicher as they read from their new books! Adam Gianelli, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, will be celebrating his collection Tremulous Hinge. Craig Teicher, judge of the Iowa Poetry Prize, will be reading from his new book, The Trembling Answers.  Admission is free! 

Dan Chaon: Ill Will w/ Peter Straub
May
10
7:30 pm19:30

Dan Chaon: Ill Will w/ Peter Straub

Join us for conversation led by writer Peter Straub about Dan Chaon's latest thriller, Ill Will, which explores two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—both linked by one man’s memory and self-deception.