Book & Author

75th Annual Book & Author

Thursday, May 7, 2020

We are excited to celebrate our 75th Anniversary of the Book & Author Event, the longest running event of its kind in the country, by welcoming a new lineup of authors. This year’s virtual Book & Author event will allow you to discover new authors and books while supporting the League and the Richmond community. It’s a win-win!

View this year’s Program here.


Book Sales: In an effort to support a local bookstore, we have partnered with Fountain Books for all our book sale needs. Due to current shipping and logistical constraints, books may be delayed. For hard copy orders, please visit the book store website here. Any purchase over $25 will have free shipping! Click the following links for electronic versions: eBooks | Audiobooks.*

*Any books purchased before March 30, 2020 will be honored, but may be delayed. If you would like a refund on your pre-sales books, please reach out to


2020 Featured Authors:

In our 75th year we will host 6 amazing authors! We are excited to announce the author panel:

  • Melissa M. Martin- “Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou”
  • Bob Deans- “The Bicycle Man”
  • Natalie Jenner- “The Jane Austen Society”
  • Phuc Tran- “Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In”
  • Grady Hendrix- “A Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires”
  • Lily King- “Writers & Lovers

And returning as our resident emcee and host- Bob Deans!

We will also feature the Junior League’s very own Anne Poarch and her second book of poetry ” The Grit & Joy of Being”  for book sales and autographs!


If you have any questions, please contact:
Kayley Perkins, Chair
Deanna Hathaway, Co-Chair


For a look back through the years: Watch this video from Book & Author!


Thank you to our 2020 committed sponsors: 

Presenting Dinner Sponsor: $25,000

Dominion Energy

Mayo Carter Circle: $2,500


Commonwise Home Care


McGuire Woods LLP

Richmond Times-Dispatch


Writer’s Circle: $1,200

Blue Edge Capital, LLC

New Market Foundation

Troutman Sanders LLP

Reader’s Circle

Janet Brown Interiors

Crouch Family Giving Fund

Towne Bank