Join author Beth Lennon (aka “Mod Betty” of Retro Roadmap), fresh off her cross-country travels via Route 66, as she tells us all about her fun vintage finds around the USA. Beth’s popular and informative RETRO ROADBOOKS will help you plan some retro trips of your very own, many close to Phoenixville. We’ll have all of Mod Betty’s travel guides available: PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS, DELAWARE, SOUTH JERSEY. Come learn about the cool vintage places and good eats Mod Betty has found for you — then go explore them for yourself!
The CALAMITY DAMES — acclaimed suspense authors Kate Moretti, Kimberly Belle, Emily Carpenter, Amy Impellizzeri — make Phoenixville the first stop on their summer book tour! Join us for a fun panel of nice authors who write about some bad things happening. Hear about their latest books — DEAR WIFE by Kimberly Belle, UNTIL THE DAY I DIE by Emily Carpenter, IN HER BONES by Kate Moretti, and WHY WE LIE by Amy Impellizzeri — and get them signed and personalized by the authors. We’re so excited to welcome these award-winning authors to Reads & Company. Don’t miss it!
New York Times bestselling author (and one of our favorite writers) LAURA LIPPMAN visits Reads & Company with her brand-new novel LADY IN THE LAKE! This highly anticipated novel, set in 1960s Baltimore, combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, as a middled-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. We were fortunate to read an advance copy of LADY IN THE LAKE and it blew us away — there’s a reason this novel is on all the summer Must Read lists. “The racism, classism, and sexism of 50 years ago wrapped up in a stylish, sexy, suspenseful period drama …” (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review). Come meet the great Laura Lippman as she visits Phoenixville for the first time and hear more about the novel that’s arguably her most personal work yet.