Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstore’s First Edition Club Launch Party!
Panel Discussion: The Value of the Book
Featuring Erik DuRon of Bauman’s Rare Books, Heather O’Donnell of Honey & Wax Booksellers, Emily Russo Murtagh of Greenlight Bookstore, and John Freeman of Granta
Champagne reception to follow
On the occasion of our third birthday, Greenlight is thrilled to announce the launch of our First Editions Club, the first of its kind in New York City. Subscribers will receive each month a first edition, signed by the author, of a newly released hand-selected book that Greenlight feels is both enjoyable and valuable. To mark the launch, Greenlight hosts a discussion of the value of physical books with several experts on the subject. Erik DuRon is a member of Greenlight’s selection committee and a 13-year veteran manager, bookseller and book-buyer at Bauman Rare Books, the nation's leading dealer in rare and antiquarian books. Heather O'Donnell, an alumni of Bauman’s, recently launched Brooklyn-based Honey & Wax Booksellers, dealing in rare books in literature and the arts. Emily Russo is the chair of the Greenlight First Editions Club selection committee and a veteran of the stellar First Editions Club at Odyssey Bookshop in Massachusetts. John Freeman is the editor of Granta magazine and former president of the National Book Critics Circle, as well as the author of The Tyranny of Email. A champagne reception will follow the discussion, during which questions may be answered and subscriptions purchased.