Upcoming Ticketed Events

While Greenlight's in-store events are always free and open to the public, some events at our partner venues require tickets to attend!  All tickets include access to the featured event, and bundled tickets also include a copy of the featured book to be picked up onsite. Here are our upcoming ticketed events, with details on how to reserve your spot.

OFF-SITE: Live at St. Joseph's University!
Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 PM
Book launch: Heather Cox Richardson presents 
Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America
Tickets: GA $5; Book bundle: $30

Greenlight and St. Joseph's are honored to welcome award-winning author and historian Heather Cox Richardson to celebrate the launch of her new release, Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America. In the midst of the impeachment crisis of 2019, Heather Cox Richardson launched a daily Facebook essay providing the historical background of the daily torrent of news. It soon turned into a newsletter and its readership ballooned to more than 2 million dedicated readers who rely on her plainspoken and informed take on the present and past in America. Many books tell us what has happened over the last five years. Democracy Awakening explains how we got to this perilous point, what our history really tells us about ourselves, and what the future of democracy can be. Please join us at St. Joseph's for what is sure to be a riveting evening.

Each book bundled ticket includes a signed copy of Democracy Awakening, to be picked up at the event. Mask-wearing is recommended.

SOLD OUT! - Click HERE to sign up for this off-site event's waitlist!

OFF-SITE: Live at Symphony Space!
Tuesday, October 3, 8:00 PM
Book launch: Keegan-Michael Key & Elle Key present 
The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey Through the Art and Craft of Humor
Tickets: $42 - $70 (book included)

Celebrate the history, art, and craft of humor with the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning actor, writer, and producer behind Key & Peele, and award-winning director, writer, and producer Elle Key. Part memoir, part masterclass, this husband-and-wife team’s literary debut also features original exclusive essays compiled from conversations with comedians Mel Brooks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jordan Peele, Chris Rock, and John Oliver.

Masks are encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory for this event. All in-person tickets come with a copy of The History of Sketch Comedy ($29.95 value) to be picked up at the event. There will not be a book signing at this event. Group discounts are available for groups of fifteen people or more. Please contact the Box Office.

Click here to get tickets for October 3!

Rich PaulOFF-SITE: Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg!
Monday, October 9, 7:00 PM
Angie Martinez: IRL Live Podcast featuring Rich Paul
Book launch: Rich Paul presents 
Lucky Me: A Memoir of Changing the Odds
Tickets $45-$75 (book included)

Super-agent Rich Paul is the CEO and Founder of Klutch Sports Group, one of the most influential and culturally relevant sports agencies in the world. His roster is comprised of a who’s who of professional athletes. He has been both incredibly successful and profoundly disruptive to the world of professional sports. There’s a story about Rich Paul that everyone knows: A 21-year-old kid from Cleveland who makes his living selling sports jerseys out of his car meets a high-school basketball phenom named Lebron James at an airport—the two become friends and forge a decades-long partnership that reinvents the business of sports. That random meeting might seem like the lucky break that changed Rich Paul’s life. But a moment of good fortune means nothing without the struggle that gets you there and the lessons you carry with you to the other side.  Rich Paul discusses his story and his memoir Lucky Me with Radio Hall of Famer and New York Times Bestselling author Angie Martinez as part of her IRL Live Podcast at Music Hall of Williamsburg 

Each ticket purchase includes a copy of Rich Paul’s new book Lucky Me: A Memoir of Changing the Odds. Books will be distributed on site the night of the event. This is a general admission seated show. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to get tickets for October 9!

OFF-SITE: Live at The Bell House!
Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 PM
Book launch: Reggie Watts presents Great Falls, MT: Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again

Tickets $45 (book included)

Reggie Watts is weird. But you knew that. Anyone who’s seen his multifaceted, entirely improvised comedy and music shows knows that. Reggie Watts is also from the town of Great Falls, MT. These two facts are not unrelated. 

Watts grew up in Montana in the ‘80s, half French, half American, half white, half Black, speaking a bunch of different languages and slipping between the orchestra geeks and the football jocks until he finally found a squad of fellow misfits with an affinity for trouble. It was a wide-open time and place that invited freedom and exploration—as well as car theft and the not infrequent use of recreational cough syrup. And it helped him become the uniquely strange creative voice he is today.

In Great Falls, MT, Watts takes us through his story, hitting on the culture shock he experienced after moving from Europe to the heart of America, where he was called racial slurs by neighbors but wasn’t Black enough for his father’s extended family. Where he fought with his authoritarian dad, built a new family of antiestablishment, post-punk oddballs—and ultimately knew he had to leave. But after Watts’s career exploded in Seattle and New York, ultimately scoring him a nightly place next to James Corden on The Late Late Show, he found himself drawn back to his hometown after the deaths of his parents. This is his love letter to the town that made him. But like love itself, it’s messy and complicated and dirty and beautiful—and as weird and wonderful as Watts himself.

Copies of Reggie Watt's book Great Falls, MT will be for sale at this event. Mask-wearing is recommended to attend this event. Ages 21+. This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Click here to get tickets for October 17! SOLD OUT!

Click here get tickets for October 18!

OFF-SITE: St. Joseph's University!
Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 PM
Book launch: Viet Thanh Nguyen presents 
A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, a History, a Memorial
Tickets $28 (book included)

Greenlight and St. Joseph's are honored to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen to celebrate the launch of his new release, A Man of Two Faces. Named one of the most anticipated books of the year, Nguyen rewinds the film of his own life. He expands the genre of personal memoir by acknowledging larger stories of refugeehood, colonization, and ideas about Vietnam and America, writing with his trademark sardonic wit and incisive analysis, as well as a deep emotional openness about his life as a father and a son. A Man of Two Faces explores the necessity of both forgetting and of memory, the promises America so readily makes and breaks, and the exceptional life story of one of the most original and important writers working today. Please join us at St. Joseph's for what is sure to be a glorious celebration.

Click here to get tickets for October 18!

Fran LebowitzOFF-SITE: Kings Theatre
Saturday, October 21, 8:00 PM 
Show and Tell presents Fran Lebowitz
Tickets starting at $60 (book not included)
Doors open 7:00 PM

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an "important humorist in the classic tradition." Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker.

Greenlight Bookstore will offer copies of The Fran Lebowitz Reader and other titles onsite at the event.

Click here to get tickets for October 21!

OFF-SITE: St. Joseph's University!
Monday, November 6, 7:30 PM
Jhumpa Lahiri presents 
Roman Stories
Interviewer to be announced!
Tickets $27 (book included)

Greenlight and St. Joseph's are honored to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri to celebrate the launch of her newest release, Roman Stories. Written in Jhumpa Lahiri’s adopted language of Italian and seamlessly translated by the author, Rome is the protagonist, not the setting, of these nine stories. The first short story collection by the master of the form since her number one New York Times bestseller Unaccustomed Earth, please join us at St. Joseph's for what is sure to be a glorious celebration.

Click here to get tickets for November 6!