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Upcoming Events

We have a lot of fun events coming up at Prologue Bookshop — check out the list below, and feel free to email info@prologuebookshop.com with any questions.


Author Panel Discussion with Elle Celeste & Jenna Brayton
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Author Panel Discussion with Elle Celeste & Jenna Brayton

Head down to Prologue Bookshop to hear Elle Celeste and Jenna Brayton, in conversation about their book detailing experience working in the Obama administration, Yes She Can.

We hope to see you at the event! Copies of Yes She Can will be available for sale and signing. RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated, but not required.

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Video Discussion with author Isora Morales
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Video Discussion with author Isora Morales

Mark the start of Hispanic Heritage month with Cuban author Isora Morales! She'll joining us on Skype from Cuba, and will be leading a discussion and answering questions about her works of fiction at our store on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm. Light refreshments and a nice selection of Latin American literature will be served. We hope you can join us!

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Prologue Open Mic Night
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Prologue Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night returns for another round of readings!

Anyone is welcome to read poetry or short prose. Both fiction or non-fiction are welcome. The event is free for all. Reading is open to anyone who wishes to read, and is run on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.

Capacity is limited, so make sure you arrive early if you want to read!

Any questions? Email info@prologuebookshop.com.

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Bookish Bar Trivia
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bookish Bar Trivia

Looking for a place to flex your book-smarts on your friends and strangers alike? Well now’s your chance!

We're going to be hosting Trivia Night on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:30 PM right next door at Bourbon and Barley Saloon! Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of literary-themed competition and fun, and prizes!

Facebook RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required.

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Author Event with Terry Baum
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event with Terry Baum

Come on down to the store to hear pioneer Terry Baum read from her anthology One Dyke’s Theater. Writing plays since 1972, on issues ranging from gay and immigrant rights, feminism, anti-Semitism, to the eternal pursuit of love.

We hope to see you at the event! Copies of One Dyke’s Theater will be available for sale and signing. Facebook RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

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Bookish Bar Trivia
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

Bookish Bar Trivia

Looking for a place to flex your book-smarts on your friends and strangers alike? Well now’s your chance!

We're going to be hosting Trivia Night on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:30 PM right next door at Bourbon and Barley Saloon! Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of literary-themed competition and fun, and prizes!

Facebook RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required.

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Open Mic Night
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night returns after a month-long hiatus!

Anyone is welcome to read poetry or short prose. Both fiction or non-fiction are welcome. The event is free for all. Reading is open to anyone who wishes to read, and is run on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.

Capacity is limited, so make sure you arrive early if you want to read!

Any questions? Email info@prologuebookshop.com.

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Author Event with Sandra Gurvis
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event with Sandra Gurvis

Join us for an evening with Sandra Gurvis!

A prolific local author, Gurvis has written 17 novels and hundreds of magazine articles during her freelancing career. She will be reading from her book "The Pipe Dreamers," a gripping fictional exploration of the Vietnam war protests and their after-effects.

We hope to see you at the event! Copies of "The Pipe Dreamers" will be available for sale and signing. Facebook RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

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LGBTQ Columbus Book Reading
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

LGBTQ Columbus Book Reading

Stop by for a reading and discussion of "LGBTQ Columbus" by authors Ken Schneck and Shane McClelland! This book explores over 50 years of local Columbus LGBTQ history in a detailed an intersectional manner.

Copies of "LGBTQ Columbus" will be available in-store for purchase and signing. RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required. We're excited to see you there!

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Bookish Bar Trivia Night
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Bookish Bar Trivia Night

Looking for a place to flex your book-smarts on your friends and strangers alike? Well now’s your chance!

We're going to be hosting Trivia Night on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30 PM right next door at Bourbon and Barley Saloon! Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of literary-themed competition and fun, and prizes!

Facebook RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required.

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Author Event with Shannon Dunlap
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event with Shannon Dunlap

Come meet author Shannon Dunlap on Wednesday, July 10th, at 7pm, right in our store!

Hear her read from her refreshing and touching take on the classical Tristan and Iseult story, Izzy + Tristan, a powerful and ancient tale all about romance, duty, destiny, and loss.

Copies of Izzy + Tristan will be available in-store for purchase and signing—we hope to see you there! Facebook RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required.

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Author Event with Matthew Caracciolo
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event with Matthew Caracciolo

Author Matthew Caracciolo comes to the bookshop to discuss his book The Waygook Book: A Foreigner’s Guide to South Korea.

An avid globe-trotter, Matthew knows what it means to feel out of place, and what it means to feel at home. Come join us in the store June 20th at 7pm to hear him read from his latest book and discuss his many travels!

There is limited seating for this event, so come early if you want to be sure to get a seat.

RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated but not required.

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Author Event with Tracy Richardson
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Author Event with Tracy Richardson

Author Tracy Richardson will be stopping by our bookshop on Sunday, June 9th at 4pm for a reading of her book "The Field!"

Originally studying to be a doctor, Richardson's path took a turn down the literature route. She now writes young adult fiction with a scientific slant, and "The Field" is no exception—a story of a young soccer player discovering his powerful connection to the Universal Energy Field.

Books will be available in-store for purchase and signing—we hope to see you there! Facebook RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required.

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Author Reading with Emilie Aries
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Author Reading with Emilie Aries

Come see nationally recognized speaker, writer, and podcaster, and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, Emilie Aries!

Hear her speak about her new book, Bossed up, which set the groundwork to help women craft, fulfilling, sustainable careers.

Copies of Bossed Up will be available for purchase and signing. Facebook RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

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Author Event with Nita Sweeney
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event with Nita Sweeney

Nita Sweeney comes to Prologue Bookshop to discuss her new book Depression Hates a Moving Target.

Having run an incredible, three full marathons, twenty-six half marathons (in eighteen different states), and more than sixty shorter races, Nita knows better than anyone that it takes a great deal of effort and perseverance to beat depression. And she knows you can do it too.
Please join us in the bookshop for a reading and a meet and greet with the author on May 30th at 7pm.

There is limited seating for this event, so come early if you want to be sure to get a seat.

RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated but not required.

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Author Poetry Reading Featuring Khaty Xiong & Jessica Jones
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Author Poetry Reading Featuring Khaty Xiong & Jessica Jones

Prologue Bookshop is hosting an Author Poetry Reading with Khaty Xiong & Jessica Jones reading their own work. Join us and enjoy their poetry!

Khaty Xiong is a Hmong American poet living in Gahanna, Ohio. She debuted with her 2015 poetry collection "Poor Anima." Jessica Jones is currently a full-time instructor at Kent State University where she teaches poetry, creative writing, and composition. She is the author of the poetry collection "Bitterroot."

There is limited seating for this event, so come early if you want to be sure to get a seat.

RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated but not required.

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Storytime with Authors Carrie & Katie Weyler
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Storytime with Authors Carrie & Katie Weyler

Authors Carrie & Katie Weyler will be stopping by the bookshop to read from their series, Charlie Tractor, on May 11th at 11am! Charlie Tractor is inspired by Katie and Carrie's experiences growing up right here in Ohio. It's a perfect choice for children of all ages—we hope you stop by for this family-friendly event!

There is limited seating for this event, so come early if you want to be sure to get a seat.

RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated but not required.

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Open Mic Night
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Open Mic Night

Prologue Bookshop is hosting an open mic night! Anyone is welcome to read poetry or short prose fiction or non-fiction work. (please keep it family-friendly) The event is free for all. Reading is first-come, first-serve on the day of the event.

Capacity is limited, so make sure you arrive early if you want to read! Readers should sign in at the door.
Facebook RSVPs are appreciated as there is limited seating, but not required.


Any questions? Email info@prologuebookshop.com.

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Author Event with Moriel Rothman-Zecher
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

In parnership with the Ohioana Festival, we're excited to announce that Prologue Bookshop will be hosting author Moriel Rothman-Zecher on April 25th at 7pm. Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli poet, writer, and activist, living in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, is a powerful and emotional work about an Israeli teenager reconciling his relationship with two Palestinian siblings with his deep love of Israel. This is an event you won't want to miss -- we hope you can join us.

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Hoppin’ Hound
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Hoppin’ Hound

TICKETS REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoppin-hound-tickets-58015854984

Hoppin' Hound is an Easter hop through the Short North. Event check in is at Bar 23 (584 N. High St.) where you will receive cotton tote bag (handmade by 'Let’s Make it Personal') complete with The Cakehound logo for your goodies and a list of all participating businesses. At each business you'll be given a homemade cookie made by The Cakehound in eco-compostible packaging. This super fun event gives dogs and humans the chance to socialize, eat, have a libation or two, shop, and enjoy the neighborhood. Who doesn't want to eat, shop and have a couple of drinks with their dog?!?! The Short North has changed drastically, and there are a plethora of new shops to explore.

For tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoppin-hound-tickets-58015854984

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