The Midtown Scholar goes virtual with a series of poignant, impactful, and educational events.
Over the next few weeks, while doors are closed to the public, Midtown Scholar will broadcast a number of free, virtual events featuring various authors.
“Our event series is such a foundational piece of what we do here at the Scholar,” said Alex Brubaker, bookstore manager. “We love our community of writers, readers, and attendees. We couldn’t let it die simply because we couldn’t meet in person.”
Brubaker said these events are a combination of previously planned events and new events that were not originally anticipated.
“Publishers and authors have been so supportive and enthusiastic during the whole process,” said Brubaker. “Indie bookstores are being hit the hardest by the pandemic so it’s really wonderful to see the book industry rally behind one another to find creative ways to promote these books and authors.”
As with most events at Midtown Scholar, copies of the featured books will still available for purchase and delivery from their online store.
Midtown Scholar is offering free media mail shipping for these books as a special promotion through the month of April.
The next event goes live Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. with New York Times Best-Selling author Erik Larson discussing his book, The Splendid and the Vile.
In this book, Larson takes a cinematic look at Churchill’s impact on the Britsh people and the world at large during World War II.
Midtown Scholar has four additional virtual events planned and more already in the works.
All events will happen through Midtown Cinema’s Crowdcast channel. Follow them for alerts when new events are announced!
Michael Rips: The Golden Flea
7 p.m., Thursday, April 23
An enchanting tale of the search for forgotten treasures at one of the greatest flea markets on earth. Rips takes readers on a journey through the charmed world of the Chelsea market.
Shane O’Mara: In Praise of Walking
Monday, May 4
In this captivating book, neuroscientist Shane O’Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits that walking confers on our bodies and brains and to appreciate the advantages of this uniquely human skill.
Jennifer Weiner: Big Summer
Tuesday, May 5
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “nothing short of brilliant” (People) Mrs. Everything returns with an unforgettable novel about friendship and forgiveness set during a disastrous wedding on picturesque Cape Cod.
Elizabeth Shackelford: The Dissent Channel
Thursday, May 14
In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford shows her experience in 2013 during the precarious rise and devastating fall of the world’s newest country, South Sudan, which exposes a foreign policy driven more by inertia than principles, to suit short-term political needs over long-term strategies.
Jeff Shaara: To Wake The Giant
Monday, May 18
The New York Times bestselling mast of military historical fiction tells the story of Pearl Harbor as only he can in the first novel of a gripping new series set in World War II’s Pacific theater.
Keep an eye out for additional virtual events from Midtown Scholar. Check out our Culture Vulture: Online Entertainment post for more local virtual events!