Book Lovers Luncheon

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We are delighted to be back in person for our 2022 Book Lovers Luncheon, featuring author Julia Glass, winner of the National Book Award for her first novel Three Junes (2002). This year’s event will be held in the large and airy Travertine Room at TPC Jasna Polana, the magnificent and historic home of J. Seward and Barbara Johnson.

Ms. Glass is also the winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Author of six critically acclaimed novels, she’s been coined a “formidable storyteller” by The Washington Book Review.  Ms. Glass will discuss her work, including her upcoming release Vigil Harbor (May 3) with Tamsen Wolff, author and associate professor in the Department of English at Princeton University. This latest acclaimed book has been called “a novel of heart and humanity” by Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends.

Join our community of readers for a lively conversation about all of Julia’s compelling titles. There will be door prizes, our library staff will share a list of spring “must reads” and Julia Glass will be signing copies of her new book. Enjoy a day out with friends, or perhaps include our luncheon in your Mother’s Day plans!

Thursday, May 12, 12:00-2:00*

TPC Jasna Polana, 4519 Province Line Road

Princeton, New Jersey

Individual tickets are $85 and include a copy of Ms. Glass’s latest book, Vigil Harbor.

Invite your book groups! Celebrate Mother’s Day! We can accommodate reserved seating for groups of 10-12 people. The last day to purchase tickets is April 30th.

Hosted by the Friends and Foundation of the Princeton Public Library, proceeds benefit the Princeton Public Library

Audrey Egger and Seva Kramer, Book Lovers Luncheon Co-Chairs and members of the Board of Friends and Foundation of the Princeton Public Library 

*Princeton Public Library and TPC Jasna Polana both follow the state of NJ and Municipality of Princeton’s COVID-19 mandates. Attendees will be advised if we make any changes to our plans for May 12. We appreciate your patience and continued support of our events.