This past Monday we kicked off the 18th annual Grimsby Author Series! We were delighted to launch our highly anticipated Fall 2019 season with authors Charlotte Gray and Emma Donoghue. It was so exciting to see another full house out for a fantastic night of books, wine and great conversation. Reflecting on the nearly two decades we have been running the Series, it’s great to see how the number of attendees has increased since the early days at Grimsby’s old pump house. From its beginning, sponsor Sue Tallman remembers “how cozy and intimate it was. There was only a handful of us then.” 18 years later, the series has grown with care and commitment resulting in 250 tickets purchased this last season within 48-hours for another sold-out program. “I need to stop telling people—I can’t save anymore seats!” says Rita Cipriani who, along with her partner Tony, attended the evening in a group with over a dozen guests. Without the never-ending demand, the Series would not be the colossal success that it is today, with all funds supporting programming, collections, services and special events of the Grimsby Public Library. Thank you to Charlotte Gray and Emma Donoghue for sharing their phenomenal work with us and remaining afterwards to sign copies.