Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore is hosting events in April with authors Neil Gaiman and Jenny Lawson

ANN ARBOR, me. – In April, fans of the Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor are visited by internationally renowned authors, humorists and popular food writers through Zoom.

On April 8th, the independent bookstore will welcome authors Jenny Lawson and Neil Gaiman. The following week, April 16, Literati will host New York Times bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer and author Kristen Roupenian.

Literati is also working with other indie booksellers in the US to offer two virtual book launches with cookbook authors Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten, author Morgan Jerkins, and comedian and author Phoebe Robinson.

The book presentations are hosted by the publisher HarperCollins via the virtual event platform Crowdcast.

All April events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST.

  • On April 6, New York Times bestselling author Morgan Jerkins will speak to 2 Dope Queens podcast co-creator Phoebe Robinson about Jerkins’ fiction debut, Caul Baby. The leaf-turning novel illuminates the search for family connections and the power of tradition. Tickets cost $ 29 to $ 33 and are available here.
  • On April 8, humorist Jenny Lawson will be joined by UNHCR author, professor and goodwill ambassador Neil Gaiman to support Lawson’s new book Broken (as best as possible). The book is an honest and humorous examination of Lawson’s experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation in her depression. Tickets cost between $ 29 and $ 33. Find it here.
  • On April 16, science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer is brought up for discussion by writer Kristen Roupenian in support of VanderMeer’s anticipated novel Hummingbird Salamander. Free access is available for the event. However, attendees can purchase tickets that include a hardcover copy of the book with a signed bookplate and access to an exclusive website. Tickets cost between $ 28 and $ 32. Bring her here.
  • On April 20, viewers can watch a recorded conversation between cookbook authors Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten in support of Lawson’s anticipated cookbook Cook, Eat, Repeat. Participants can submit questions for the interview in advance. Tickets cost $ 33 to $ 37. Find credentials and tickets here.

Ticket holders for each event will receive a copy of the event-specific books and access to the virtual events through Literati and HarperCollins. Books can either be picked up from the roadside bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor or delivered to event attendees’ homes in the United States.


Although Literati’s store has been closed for over a year, its virtual series At Home with Literati has connected avid readers with over 250 of their favorite authors and personalities since April 2020.

The Literati Bookstore is located at 124 E. Washington St.

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