Events at Shakespeare & Co.

April 23

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: Craved with Keli Hammond

Join us as we welcome Keli Hammond, author of Craved: the Secret Sauce to Building a Highly-Successful, Standout Brand. In it, Keli combines her award-winning marketing industry knowledge with helpful stories and advice that illustrate what not to do in brand building. She explains how to build a loyal tribe that advocates for you and endorses you. Keli wrote this book to help aspiring entrepreneurs and dreamers like herself achieve their goals, and she is excited to share her tips!

April 25

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Poetry Talk: A Tribute to Tony Hoagland

Join us for a tribute to the late Tony Hoagland and his final book, The Art of Voice. The book is an absolute force, an accessible and engaging guide that demystifies the elusive element of voice. By mining his own personal experience as a poet and analyzing a wide range of examples, Hoagland provides a lively introduction to contemporary poetry and an invaluable guide for any practicing writer.

April 27

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Independent Bookseller Day with James Mustich, Author of 1,000 Books To Read Before You Die

Join us this National Independent Bookstore Day as we welcome James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books To Read Before You Die, for a lively discussion and debate. Our booksellers have nominated books they think should have been included - come and bring your own ideas!

April 28

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book Launch: Mrs. Pickles by Alick Glass

Join us in celebration of the book launch of Mrs. Pickles by Alick Glass! A nonfiction account of a family secret so huge, it reads like a riveting thriller, you don't want to miss this debut!

April 30

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: Too Much is Not Enough with 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 1

7:30pm – 8:30pm

May Book Club: Parkland by Dave Cullen

Join us for our May Book Club as we discuss David Cullen\'s book Parkland: Birth of a Movement, a timely investigation into the Parkland school shooting and its aftermath. Join us and receive 10% off a glass of wine AND the next month's Book Club selection, too!

May 2

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Dare to Matter by Jordan Kassalow & Jen Krause

Join us as we celebrate the book launch of Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now by Jordan Kassalow and Jen Krause. The book looks at Kassalow's nonprofit VisionSpring and the foundational story of how he bridged his real-life financial responsibilities with his true calling, and urges others to consider a leap that he says can be both practical and profound. Jen & Jordan will discuss the book followed by a signing.

May 7

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Authors' Talk: Melissa Rivero In Conversation with Jenn Baker

Join us for an evening with Melissa Rivero, author of the newly released novel The Affairs of the Falcons, and Jenn Baker, author of Everyday People: The Color of Life.

May 8

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: The Wrong End of the Table with 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 9

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: The Decorated Tenement with Zachary Violette

Join us for an evening with Zachary Violette, author of The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age. In it, Zachary reexamines urban America's tenement buildings borne of the housing reform movement embraced by the American-born elite in the late nineteenth century, centering on the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and Boston. Drawing on research and fieldwork he reconsiders how housing improved for the working poor.

May 14

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: Dig Your Heels In with Joan Kuhl

Join us for a conversation with Joan Kuhl, author of Dig Your Heels In, a playbook to empower women to transform their current company and build the culture and career they deserve. Whether you're a working mother, early career professional, or a working woman in transition, there's something in this book for you!

May 15

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: Daughter of the Cold War with Grace Warnecke

Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir, Daughter of the Cold War, is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own.

May 16

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: Basil Hero in conversation with Budd Mishkin

Join us as we welcome Basil Hero, award-winning former investigative reporter with NBC News, in conversation with Budd Mishkin, broadcast journalist and former television journalist for New York 1. They will discuss Basil's new book, The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon, in which Basil consulted the remaining living Apollo Astronauts who were part of the Moon Mission.

May 21

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: Death at the Golden Gate with David K. Randall

Join us for an evening with David K. Randall, author of Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague. This riveting nonfiction account of the black death arriving on US shores in 1900 reads like a thriller - this is an event you don't want to miss!

May 23

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk with Mike Reiss, Writer & Producer, 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: Jokes, Secrets, & Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons as he pulls back the curtain on how the show works and shares never-before-told stories about creating favorite episodes and characters.

June 4

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Authors' Talk: Lisa Barr and Amy Poeppel

Join us for an Authors' Talk with Lisa Barr, author of The Unbreakables, and Amy Poeppel, author of Limelight.

June 5

7:30pm – 8:30pm

June Book Club: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Join us for our June Book Club as we discuss All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. Described as "a beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern backdrop of their lives," this is sure to be a fascinating discussion. Join us and receive 10% off a glass of wine AND the next month's Book Club selection, too!

June 6

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Author Talk: The Reversible Mask with Loretta Goldberg

Join us for an evening with Loretta Goldberg, author of The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel.

June 11

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Appearances by Sondra Helene

Join us in celebration of Sondra Helene's debut novel, Appearences! In it, Samantha, the fashionable wife of a successful Boston businessman, loves both her husband and her sister, yet the two can barely exist in the same room. When her sister is diagnosed with cancer in her early forties, Samantha's life is tipped into crisis - and she discovers strengths and skills she never knew she had.

June 15

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: American Gargoyles by Neil Cohen

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Neil Cohen's children's book American Gargoyles!