Upcoming Ticketed Events

While most of Greenlight's events are free with registration, a few very special events require tickets to attend!  All tickets include access to the featured event, and bundled tickets also include a copy of the featured book (shipping and pickup options vary). Here are our upcoming ticketed events, with details on how to reserve your spot.


Cover of Mean Baby by Selma BlairIN-PERSON: Live at The Bell House!
Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 PM ET (doors 6:30 PM)
Book Launch: Selma Blair presents Mean Baby
Interviewer To Be Announced!
Co-presented by The Bell House and Greenlight Bookstore
Tickets $32 (book included); Ages 21+

Selma Blair has played many roles on and offscreen: ingenue in Cruel Intentions, preppy ice queen in Legally Blonde, muse to Karl Lagerfeld, advocate for the multiple sclerosis community. But before all of that, Selma was known best as … a mean baby. In Mean Baby, a memoir that is as wildly funny as it is emotionally shattering, Blair tells the captivating story of growing up and finding her truth, from a temperamental and dramatic childhood to celebrated Hollywood actress to the surprising salvation of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Over the course of this beautiful and occasionally devasting book, Selma lays bare her addiction to alcohol, her devotion to her brilliant and complicated mother, and the moments she flirted with death. Join Greenlight Bookstore at The Bell House to celebrate this deeply human memoir in Blair’s powerfully original, fiercely intelligent voice, in conversation with a special guest to be announced!

This event is not socially distanced. All attendees must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event and wear masks when not eating or drinking.

Book-bundled tickets include one signed copy of Mean Baby, to be picked up at the event.

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Photo of Akwaeke Emezi

IN-PERSON: Live at The Brooklyn Public Library!
Tuesday, May 24, 7:30PM ET
Book Launch: Akwaeke Emezi presents You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
In conversation with Nic Stone
Co-presented by the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL Presents) and Greenlight Bookstore
Free admission; registration required

Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now—an artist with her own studio, sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career. As this new life she asked for gets a lot more complicated, Feyi must begin her search for real answers—who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there’s the biggest question of all—how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Greenlight Bookstore and Brooklyn Public Library are thrilled to celebrate the launch of You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, the debut romance novel by Akwaeke Emezi, bestselling author of Bitter and The Death of Vivek Oji, named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by The Washington Post, Oprah Daily, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, and so many more. You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty sees Emezi’s inimitably vivid and passionate voice take readers deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds. Emezi will be joined by the extraordinary Nic Stone for a reading, conversation, and audience Q&A, and signed books will be available for sale onsite.

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Event location: Dr. S Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

 



IN-PERSON: Live at The Bell House!
Monday, May 30, 7:30 PM ET (doors 6:30 PM)
Book Launch: Nicole A. Taylor presents Watermelon and Red Birds
Interviewer To Be Announced!
Co-presented by The Bell House and Greenlight Bookstore
Tickets: $15 (GA), $30 (book included); Ages 21+

Watermelon and Red Birds, from acclaimed food writer and long-time friend of Greenlight Nicole A. Taylor, is the first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth. As a master storyteller and cook, Taylor bridges the traditional African-American table and 21st-century flavors in stories and recipes, delivering an essential new cookbook that is both celebratory with the pleasures of good food, and heavy with the weight of history. Join Greenlight Bookstore at The Bell House to celebrate this new cookbook inspiring home cooks to salute one of the most important American holidays by offering moments of joy all year round.

This event is not socially distanced. All attendees must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event and wear masks when not eating or drinking.

Book-bundled tickets include one signed copy of Watermelon and Red Birds, to be picked up at the event.