The Book Lady Bookstore

About our events

About Our Events

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Poet Adrian Matejka, photo by Josh Peacock

Poet Adrian Matejka, photo by Josh Peacock

Our author events at the shop and with many other organizations around town have included award-winners and regional favorites, including David Sedaris, Caryl Phillips, Edwidge Danticat, Benjamin Busch, Beverly Donofrio, Robert Olen Butler, Daniel Handler, Sylvie Simmons, David Blight, Neil Gaiman, Allan Gurganus, Douglas Blackmon, Joyce Maynard, Brendan Koerner, Sarah Domet, Patrick Samway, Jan Gehl, Dan Kennedy, Ann Hood, Charles Frazier, and Isabel Wilkerson. See our Facebook page for the full list of previous and upcoming authors making their way to Savannah!

We are also proud to host Savannah's annual Local Author Day, held in conjunction with the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, because after all, all writers are local somewhere! It's a fun day with authors, chicken-poop bingo, Flannery-inspired costumes, and a parade celebrating the spring birthday of Savannah's most famous local author.

Poets also have a special place to call home at The Book Lady and often give public readings at the shop. We are a regular stop for the Georgia Poetry Circuit and we have hosted, among many others, Patricia Lockwood, Kim Addonizio, Anya Silver, Rob Griffith, Joan McBreen, Juliana Gray, Danelle Lejeune, Tim Seibels, Alexis Orgera, Derrick Harriell, Chad Faries, Adrian Matejka, Alice Friman, Denise Sweet, Frank Walker, Sjohnna McCray, and Erica Dawson.

Andre Gallant at the Georgia Conservancy Oyster Roast

Andre Gallant at the Georgia Conservancy Oyster Roast

To further support our community and the causes we believe in, you will see us about town selling books for the Georgia Historical Society, Coastal Wildscapes, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, Wormsloe Foundation, Senior Citizens Inc./The Learning Center, Congress for the New Urbanism, Savannah State University, and many others.