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Live with Brookline Booksmith! Jasmine Guillory with Meredith Goldstein

Live with Brookline Booksmith! Jasmine Guillory with Meredith Goldstein

Monday, June 06, 2022 - 6:00PM ET
Event address: 
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the release of By the Book with Jasmine Guillory, in conversation with Meredith Goldstein.

Register for the event!

This event is ticketed. Tickets include a general admission seat at the event AND a copy of By the Book.

Ticket-holders will receive email updates with important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.

Signed books!

There will be an in-person signing directly after the talk, taking place across the street from the theater at Brookline Booksmith. Books will be presigned in the case that a signing line is not possible.

Can't make it to the event? We can ship you a signed copy of the book! Pick "RESERVE A BOOK (priority mail)" on the ticket page for this option.

Masks required!

Regardless of local mandates at the time of the event, masks will be required at the theater AND in the signing line for this event.


By the Book (a Meant to Be Novel)

Sometimes to truly know a person, you have to read between the lines.

Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing after college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, still living at home, and one of the few Black employees at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to finally get the promotion she deserves.

All she has to do is go to the author’s Santa Barbara mansion and give him a pep talk or three. How hard could it be?

But Izzy quickly finds out she is in over her head. Beau Towers is not some celebrity lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. He is jaded and withdrawn and—it turns out—just as lost as Izzy. But despite his standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn’t there before.

Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory’s achingly romantic reimagining of a classic is a tale as old as time . . . for a new generation.

Author Jasmine Guillory is a New York Times bestselling author of novels including The Wedding Date, the Reese's Book Club selection The Proposal, and While We Were Dating. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time, and she is a frequent book contributor on The Today Show. She lives in Oakland, California.

Moderator Meredith Goldstein is an author, journalist, and the longtime advice columnist at The Boston Globe. Her books include the YA novels Things That Grow and Chemistry Lessons; the novel The Singles; and the memoir Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist, based on her Love Letters column, which also has a popular podcast (now in its sixth season!). Meredith lives in Boston with a carnival-size cotton candy machine and a lot of romance novels.