Looking for a local book event? I’ve got you covered. Check here often for a listing of current calendar items.

Avon Public Library, Avon,CT– Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM–Ribbons of Scarlet Book Talk.
Join Stephanie Dray (AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, MY DEAR HAMILTON), Heather Webb (MEET ME IN MONACO), Sophie Perinot (MEDICIS DAUGHTER), and Eliza Knight (MY LADY VIPER), four of the biggest names in historical fiction, for a conversation about the compelling and timely novel, RIBBONS OF SCARLET, which offers a fascinating portrayal of seven real-life women who started and fought in the French Revolution — and changed the world. Q&A and book signing to follow.

West Hartford Public Libraries, West Hartford, CT–October 24 @7-8:30pm–World famous author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will visit West Hartford. The date is Thursday evening, October 24, 2019. This event is SOLD OUT.

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, Middletown, CT–November 1 @7-830pm–Beck Dorey-Stein conversation with Roxanne Coady about her memoir, From the Corner of the Oval about her experience working as a one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. Please register to attend this FREE event on their website.

First Congregational Church, Madison, CT–Saturday, November 2, 2019 @4:30 PM – 6:30 PM–Alice Hoffman, “The World That We Knew”, hosted by RJ Julia Booksellers. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book. Purchase online at

Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT–November 5 @7-9pm–Hot Buzz About Books. Panel discussion moderated by RJ Julia founder Roxanne Coady, you’ll get the scoop on some of the best new reads. Dessert and “hot buzz” book shopping with RJ Julia, and giveaways. Purchase advance $5 tickets online: ($10 at door)

Thomas Mach Interiors, Simsbury, CT–November 7 @6-9pm–BookBarCT Paint Night. Bring a piece of furniture and transform it. Your ticket includes a glass of wine, all the paint supplies and instruction, and a guided book club forum. $65 per person. Space is limited, please contact Thomas Mach Interiors at (860) 408-1530 to prepay and reserve your seat.

RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT–November 14 @7-9pm–Lori Gottlieb In Conversation with Roxanne J. Coady. Discussion of her book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. Free event, register on their site.

Bellamy Ferriday House and Garden, Bethlehem, CT–Sunday, November 17, 2019…tours beginning at 12 PM –Lost Roses with Martha Hall Kelly. (Tour plus Author Presentation – $50/$40 CTL Members.)
Enjoy a tour (times vary, check website) of the Bellamy-Ferriday House, a grounds walk featuring Caroline’s Playhouse & a book signing with Martha Hall Kelly in the Ferridays’ kitchen. Includes light refreshments & author presentation with Martha Hall Kelly at Bethlehem’s Memorial Hall from 3 – 5 pm.

That Bookstore, Wethersfield, CT–Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM–Author Event with Matthew Dicks, Twenty-One Truths About Love. Author talk, book signing.

Have I missed something? Shoot me a note via my contact page with the event details and I’ll add it to my calendar!