Book & Author

7:00 PM, Virtual

Presented by





The Junior League of Richmond will host our
76th Annual Book & Author Event on Thursday, April 29th, 2021. Book & Author is the longest running event of its kind in the country. Hosted once again by Bob Deans, this virtual event will feature an all female author panel for the first time in years. 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.


Ticket sales are now live!
$25 per person

After your purchase, the week before the event, you will receive an email with viewing and login instructions and technical FAQs. The event can be viewed from a browser, tablet or mobile phone.

We are excited to celebrate our 76th Anniversary of the Book & Author Event by welcoming a new lineup of authors. Previous authors have included Robert Frost, Pat Conroy, David Baldacci, Mary Higgins Clark, Lesley Stahl, former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder, and Cokie Roberts. This year we are proud to present our participating authors and their books:


Judy Batalion: “The Light of Days”
Erin French: “Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life From Scratch”
Gabriela Garcia: “Of Women and Salt”
Sally Hepworth: “The Good Sister”
Sadeqa Johnson: “Yellow Wife”
Martha Teichner: “When Harry Met Minnie”




Pre-Event Virtual Wine Tasting
Thursday, April 29th, 2021

New to this year’s Event, JLR is partnering with RichWine, a Richmond based boutique online wine retailer with a focus on low intervention wine. The virtual wine tasting will include a personal RichWine tasting kit with 4 samples from women owned wineries that can be delivered (Richmond, Hanover, & Henrico ONLY) or picked up at JLR HQ. The tasting will occur over a group video call with RichWine RVA founders, who will take you through each wine selection.

A combo ticket is available and includes Book & Author access and the virtual wine-tasting for local delivery ($75) or pick-up ($65). Tickets for the RichWine pre-Event tasting are limited and available through April 8th.

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

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible! 

Presenting Sponsor

Author’s Circle


Mayo Carter Circle


Leadership Circle





Readers Circle



Nora Crouch

Dr. Lloyd J. & Mrs. Kathy Kellam

Jane & John Fain



For information on sponsorship opportunities, please please click here.


Follow the Junior League of Richmond on Facebook and Instagram (@jlrichmondva) for more information on the 76th Annual Book & Author Event. If you have any questions, please contact

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.