We love partnering with other organizations and providing book sales for their events. We’re thrilled to be participating in the events below, and you’re invited to attend!
An Evening with Colson Whitehead
DATE: Tuesday, February 27
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
LOCATION: Germantown Academy, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Germantown Academy is pleased to announce that the first guest in the Head of School’s Distinguished Speakers Series will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead will discuss his book, The Underground Railroad, host a Q & A with audience members and participate in a book signing during a special event on Tuesday, February 27 at 7pm in the Arts Center at Germantown Academy. This event is free and open to the public.Details HERE
Open Book Bookstore will be on-site with a selection of Colson Whitehead’s books for sale.
The Nature-Rich Life: Nature-Rich Cities, Homes, Schools and More
a talk by Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods
sponsored by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.
DATE: Wednesday, February 28
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: Friends Center. 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets avaialble HERE.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, and most recently Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness. His books have been translated into 13 languages and published in 17 countries, and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.
Louv is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the international movement to connect people and communities to the natural world. As a journalist and commentator, he has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Times of London, Orion, Outside and was a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune and Parents magazine. Read more about the author HERE.
Proceeds will benefit TTF’s outreach & education programs. The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) improves the health and vitality of our 30-square mile urban watershed by collaborating with our municipalities and leading our communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy.
The event will be followed by a Meet-the-Author reception. Richard Louv’s books will be available for purchase at the Meet the Author Reception and at Open Book Bookstore in Elkins Park at 267-627-4888 or openbookphilly.com
Amor Towles, author of A Gentleman in Moscow
Montgomery County Libraries celebrates ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY
DATE: Wednesday, April 4
TIME & LOCATION: See below.
See bestselling author Amor Towles on Wednesday, April 4 at 2:00 pm at Ursinus College’s Bomberger Auditorium in Collegeville or at 7:00 pm at Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park. His two appearances are the culmination of the third annual ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY community wide event hosted by Montgomery County Libraries. Book sale and signing to follow both events.
Amor Towles’s A Gentleman in Moscow “immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.” (www.amortowles.com)
Tickets are $20-$30 each. Find them on brownpapertickets.com or directly at:TowlesUrsinus2018.brownpapertickets.com (Ursinus appearance) or TowlesKI2018.brownpapertickets.com (Keneseth Israel Synagogue appearance).
For more information about ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY, click HERE.
Additional resource: www.amortowles.com