Special Events


AuthorFest Fall 2022

with John Irving and Jason Reynolds


Join us for a very special virtual event when we again partner with Simon & Schuster to present two very different best-selling authors, John Irving and Jason Reynolds on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm to open our first live, in-person festival since 2019. You can join this event virtually or you can come to 118 Elliot at 5:30 for our indie bookstore celebration and we will livestream it on the big screen at 7:00 pm—we can watch it together!

At first glance, Reynolds (the 2020-2022 Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature) and Irving (whose first novel was a bestseller before Reynolds was even born) might not appear to have much in common. But these two dynamic authors have both, in their own ways, captured the imaginations of readers around the world and championed the power of story to make a difference in their readers’ lives.

In this one-of-a-kind conversation, Reynolds and Irving will discuss “Identity: In Fiction and in Life” with Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp. Viewers will learn about Irving’s forthcoming novel The Last Chairlift (his first in seven years), as well as about Reynolds’s powerful and groundbreaking recent novel Ain’t Burned All the Bright, called “essential reading” by Booklist. Along the way, both authors will discuss the formation of their identity as writers and the ways in which they tackle issues of identity and representation on the page.

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OR you can join us in-person at 7:00 pm on 10/13 at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro.