Events at Shakespeare & Co.

February 21

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book Talk: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

Please join Fiona Davis as she talk about her latest novel The Masterpiece. It's a captivating story of two different women in two different eras, the 1920s and the 1970s. Their stories revolve around Grand Central Station, as they both strive to make their marks on a world set against them.

February 26

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book Talk: Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump's Women by Nina Burleigh

Join author Nina Burleigh for an in-depth look into Donald Trump's attitudes toward women. Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump's Women provides in-depth analysis and background on the women who have had the most profound influence on his life: the mother and grandmother who raised him, the wives who lived with him, and the daughter who is poised to inherit it all.

March 7

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul by Sandor Jaszberenyi

Come meet Hungarian journalist Sandor Jaszberenyi in conversation with journalist Gabriel Sanders as they discuss Jaszberenyi's latest book of short stories The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul: More Stories from the Middle East and Beyond. Told from the perspective of Cairo-based European war correspondent, the book is, above all, about a journalist examining some of today's most pressing Middle East conflicts while forced to question his own assumptions and haunted by his own demons.

March 13

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book Talk: I'll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

Join Kelsey Miller for an insightful conversation about the social and cultural significance of the show <i.Friends. Weaving in revelatory interviews and personal stories, I'll Be There For You investigates the role of celebrity media, world-changing events and the dawning of the digital age, all of which influenced both the series and its viewers.

March 19

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book Talk with Sherry DeCarava: Roy DeCarava &Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Join Sherry Turner DeCarava for an evening that celebrates the work of photographer Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes. The Sweet Flypaper of Life, first published in 1955, is widely considered a classic of photographic visual literature. It was reprinted by public demand several times. This fourth printing, the Heritage Edition, is the first authorized English-language edition since 1983 and contains an afterword by Ms. DeCarava tracing the history and importance of this book.

April 16

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Patricia Marx & Roz Chast:Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?

Come meet New Yorker writer Patricia Marx and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast as they talk about their new book Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? Every mother knows best, but Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by Roz Chast.

April 30

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book Talk: Too Much is Not Enough by Jane Pollak

Come join Jane Pollak as she shares her life experiences, and the lessons she learned from them. Raised by a mother who was emotionally unavailable, she grew up believing that love came from performance rather than from being seen, heard, and acknowledged for her true self. In this poignant, instructive memoir, Pollak investigates the roots of misguided love and paints a picture of what it means to live a satisfied life.

May 8

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book Talk: The Wrong End of the Table by Ayser Salman

Please join author Ayser Salman as she reads from her new book, The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In. What happens when a shy, awkward Arab girl with a weird name and an unfortunate propensity toward facial hair is uprooted from her homeland of Iraq and thrust into the alien town of Columbus, Ohio? Part memoir and part how-not-to guide, Ayser Salman\'s book is everything you wanted to know about Arabs but were afraid to ask

May 23

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, & Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

Mike Reiss has been a writer, producer, and show runner on The Simpsons, since the show's debut in 1989. Join him for the newly-released paperback version of Springfield Confidential as he pulls back the curtain on how the show works, and shares never-before-told stories about creating favorite episodes and characters.