Literary evenings at The Mercantile Library are singular events featuring nationally recognized authors, poets, and journalists. These events are sometimes a reading or a lecture, sometimes a conversation, but never dull, and always intimate and lively.

2018 Literary Programs

Tuesday, February 6: Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers DETAILS HERE

Thursday, February 22: Joshua Rubenstein author of The Last Days of Stalin DETAILS HERE

Friday, March 2: John Darnielle, singer-songwriter, The Mountain Goats, and author of Universal Harvester DETAILS HERE

Tuesday, March 6: Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko DETAILS HERE

Thursday, April 5: Jerome Rothenberg, poet DETAILS COMING SOON

Friday, April 6: Robert Gipe, author of Weedeater: An Illustrated Novel, AND Michael Henson, author of Maggie Boylan: A Novel  DETAILS COMING SOON

Space is limited. For reservations, call 513-621-0717 or email