Book events open minds.

Our author talks span the globe when it comes to topics and speakers.

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(clockwise) Cecile Richards, photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures; Chris Hayes Scott Eklund Red Box Pictures, photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures; Questlove, photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures; Alan Alda, photo by Robin Marie Photography

Our Events

  • Jessicahenrybook

    Jessica S. Henry, virtual author talk

    Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened is the first book to explore a shocking yet all-too-common type of wrongful conviction — one that locks away innocent people for crimes that never actually happened. Jessica S. Henry was a public defender for nearly ten years in New York City before becoming a Professor at the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University.

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    Rana el Kaliouby, virtual author talk

    Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology is a captivating memoir written by an Egyptian-American visionary and scientist that provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling — to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another.

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    Jeffrey Rosen, virtual author talk

    Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law is an intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations with a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center.

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    Ilia Calderón, virtual author talk

    My Time to Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race is an inspiring, timely, and conversation-starting memoir from the barrier-breaking and Emmy Award – winning journalist Ilia Calderón — the first Afro-Latina to anchor a high-profile newscast for a major Hispanic broadcast network in the United States — about following your dreams, overcoming prejudice, and embracing your identity.

  • Robert Putnam book

    Robert Putnam, virtual author talk

    The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again is an eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic I” society to a more communitarian We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation.

  • Alyssa westring book

    Alyssa Westring, virtual author talk

    Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent With Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life, is a guide for working parents to lead more purposeful lives, characterized by harmony, connection, and impact. Alyssa Westring is an Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University, a Director of Research at Total Leadership and an award-winning educator, with expertise on work/life integration and women’s careers. 

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    James Lang, virtual author talk

    Keeping students focused can be difficult in a world filled with distractions — which is why a renowned educator created a scientific solution to one of every teacher’s biggest problems. Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It was created by the director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University.

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    Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, virtual author talk

    When The World Feels Like A Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids is an urgent and necessary book by a leading child psychologist and expert on families under stress. This guide discusses how bad things happening in the world affect our children and brings us suggestions on how we can raise engaged and confident kids in spite of the circumstances. 

  • Margaret heffernan book

    Margaret Heffernan, virtual author talk

    Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future, from former CEO and popular TED speaker Margaret Heffernan, is a timely and enlightening book that equips you with the tools you need to face the future with confidence and courage.

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    Juan Enriquez, virtual author talk

    From the TED stage to the page, the author of As the Future Catches You and Evolving Ourselves, presents a lively and engaging guide to ethics in a technological age in his new book, Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics.

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    Sharyl Attkisson, virtual author talk

    In Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism, this five-time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author of Stonewalled and The Smear uncovers how partisan bias and gullibility are destroying American journalism.