77th Annual Book & Author Event

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Thursday, May 12, 2022

Tuckahoe Woman's Club

May 12, 2022

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The Junior League of Richmond will host our 77th Annual Book & Author Event on May 12, 2022, at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, 4215 Dover Road Richmond, VA 23221. Book & Author is the longest running event of its kind in the country. Hosted once again by Bob Deans, this event will feature 7 distinguished authors. This year’s Book & Author Event will allow you to discover new authors and books while supporting the Junior League of Richmond and its mission.

This year we are proud to present our participating authors and their books:

  • Chris Bohjalian – The Lioness
  • Sheri Castle – The New Southern Garden Cookbook
  • Emily Henry – Book Lovers
  • Martha Holmberg – Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains
  • Dolen Perkins-Valdez – Take My Hand
  • Betsy Prioleau – Diamonds and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit, and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age
  • Brendan Slocumb – The Violin Conspiracy

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This year’s Event will have a hybrid format with in-person and virtual tickets. The in-person Event begins with cocktail hour and heavy hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by the author’s presentations at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the in-person Event are $75 each.

The virtual option will be broadcast live from the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the virtual event are $30 each. If you are unable to attend the Event on May 12, 2022, you may purchase a virtual ticket and will be sent the recording after the Event. You will be sent an email with viewing and login instructions and technical FAQs the week before the Event. The Event can be viewed from a browser, tablet, or mobile phone.

JLR is proud to partner with Fountain Bookstore once again for all of our book sales! We are so thankful for Fountain’s support of our Event and the JLR throughout the years. Please consider purchasing your books through the “BUY TICKETS HERE!” button above to support both the JLR and a local small business!


Virtual attendees local to Richmond have the opportunity to once again participate in a virtual wine tasting beginning at 6:30 p.m. with local business, RichWine. Tickets for the virtual wine tasting are $45 each, with an option for local delivery (Richmond, Hanover, Henrico, & Chesterfield ONLY) for an additional $8. RichWine is a Richmond based boutique online wine retailer with a focus on low intervention wine. The tasting will occur over a group call with RichWine RVA founders, who will take you through each wine selection.

For a look back through the years, watch our video!

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible! 

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here.


Follow the Junior League of Richmond on Facebook and Instagram (@jlrichmondva) for more information on the 77th Annual Book & Author Event. If you have any questions, please contact bookandauthor@jlrichmond.org

Each spring this event raises funds to support the mission of the Junior League of Richmond (JLR). The JLR is an organization of women committed to the mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.