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78th Book & Author In Person Ticket

Cocktail hour and heavy hors d'oeuvres: 6:00pm

Authors' presentations: 7:00pm


78th Book & Author Virtual Ticket

Authors' presentations: 7:00pm

Luncheon at Blue Willow Tea Room

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

104 W. Old St., Petersburg, VA 23803

Author appearances by Rachel Beanland, Sandra Kitt, and Colleen Cambridge.

Only 30 tickets available!


Luncheon at Sam Miller's

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

1210 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219

Author appearances by Matt Moore, Colleen Oakley, and Saket Soni.

Only 40 tickets available!


Book Order

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Please note, some books are only available for pre-order and will ship at a later date. If your order includes books that are currently not available for shipment, your entire order will ship once all of the books requested are available.

All book orders support the Junior League of Richmond and are fulfilled through Richmond's local independent bookstore, Fountain Bookstore. Thank you for your support of the Junior League of Richmond and local business!

$27.99 The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland (April 4, 2023) -

THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE is Rachel Beanland's latest work of historical fiction, based on a true story of Richmond's 1811 theater fire. The story details an incendiary tragedy that shocked a young nation and tore apart a community in a single night??"told from the perspectives of four people whose actions during the inferno changed the course of history.

$27.00 Mastering the Art of French Murder: An American in Paris Mystery by Colleen Cambridge (April 25, 2023) -

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH MURDER is set in the City of Light and is part of a new historical mystery series that combines a fresh perspective on post-WWII Paris with a delicious mystery and a unique culinary twist.

$15.99 Winner Takes All by Sandra Kitt -

The Millionaires Club #1.

Jean Travis has the job of announcing the latest lottery winner on TV and is stunned to find that Patrick Bennett, her teenage crush, is the top mega winner. They haven??®t seen each other in years, and Patrick is thrilled to renew their acquaintance. Jean, not so much. After all, a lot has changed since they used to study together and Jean worked so hard to hide her feelings. Now that he??®s won so much money, Patrick faces a whole new world of demands from family, friends, coworkers, strangers. The only person he knows for sure he can trust, is Jean…

$15.99 The Time of Your Life by Sandra Kitt (April 11, 2023) -

The Millionaires Club #2. THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE is a heartwarming romance-filled novel with second chances and new beginnings.

Beck Dennison doesn't know who the beautiful woman at his stepfather's funeral is, but he's determined to find out more about her--especially exactly what her relationship with Everett Nicholls was. Beck wasn't expecting the inheritance that made him a millionaire, but when he realizes that Everett was just as generous to this intriguing stranger, his suspicions get the better of him.

Mourning the loss of her mentor, Eden Marsh is shocked to realize she's attracted to the handsome stranger who tries to comfort her. But that's only the beginning of the misunderstandings, and suddenly Eden isn't sure whether this could be the start of something wonderful, or if money and mistrust will tear them apart?

$40.00 Butcher On The Block by Matt Moore (May 4, 2023) -

In BUTCHER ON THE BLOCK: Everyday Recipes, Stories, and Inspirations from Your Local Butcher and Beyond (May 9) Matt Moore shares stories, coveted family recipes, and expert tips from the people behind the counter who sell your meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, and trimmings.

$27.00 The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley (March 28, 2023) -

THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF TANNER & LOUISE is about an unforgettable pairing of a college dropout and an eighty-four-year-old woman on the run from the law in this story full of tremendous heart, humor, and wit.

$28.00 The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America by Saket Soni -

THE GREAT ESCAPE offers an inside look at migration policy in the United States, the reality of twenty-first century trafficking, and the true costs of climate catastrophe. It is a rare literary achievement: with elegance, compassion, and remarkable storytelling gifts, Soni has written the definitive account of a historic struggle for justice. This is a tragic, hopeful, and true accounting of America today, of its sins and its promise.


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