Upcoming Events for 2023
Verbatim Books Literary Events
Welcome to Verbatim Books, we take pride in hosting a diverse array of events featuring local authors, poets, traveling writers, artists, musicians, and more. Our commitment to fostering a vibrant literary community has led us to produce popular events like the North Park Book Fair and the renowned North Park Square Dance. Have an idea for us? We are always excited to create new and engaging experiences for the public to enjoy!
Hosting Your Event
Are you an author or publisher interested in hosting an event at Verbatim Books? We’re thrilled to hear from you and welcome signed authors and publishers to reach out to us! As a primarily used bookstore, we now order more new books, allowing us to consider hosting events for traveling authors whose works align with our selection.
Please do not contact us with sales pitches or attempts to get us to purchase new titles, we will not be able to respond to these messages. We never buy or sell books via Amazon.
If you’d like to propose an event, please keep the following guidelines in mind, and contact us below:
- Alignment with Our Bookstore: We prioritize events featuring authors and titles that align with our store’s offerings. While we are open to considering new titles from signed authors and publishers, we prefer to feature works that are already available in our store.
- Engaging and Experiential: We love events that go beyond the traditional book signing format and offer our patrons a chance to connect deeply with the authors and their works. Please propose events that are engaging, interactive, and experiential.
- Event Details: Provide us with the date and time of your proposed event, author/publisher information, additional participants (if applicable) , and book titles by each participant.
At Verbatim Books, we strive to create captivating and enriching experiences for our patrons. While we may not often do traditional “book signings,” we are open to hosting engaging and interactive events, including book readings, discussions, and panels that provide multiple perspectives. We believe that events featuring lineups of authors, poets, or artists can create dynamic and memorable experiences for our community.
Additional Submission Guidelines
- Multiple Participants: We encourage event proposals that involve multiple authors, poets, or artists, creating a diverse and enriching experience for our audience.
Private Event Rentals
Host Your Intimate Event at Verbatim Books
Welcome to Verbatim Books, where the magic of literature and community come together. We take great pride in curating a select number of small private events each year, creating intimate and memorable experiences for our guests. If you’re looking for a unique and inspiring venue for your event, we’d love to hear from you!
Whether you’re planning a book launch, a literary-themed celebration, an intimate workshop, or a creative gathering, our charming bookstore is the ideal setting. Our carefully curated shelves of new and used books provide a unique backdrop that will delight your guests and add a touch of literary charm to your event.
How to Submit Your Event Proposal
As we host only a limited number of events each year, we prioritize gatherings that have a genuine connection to our store or a compelling story behind why they wish to use our space.
To submit your event proposal, please follow these guidelines:
- Tell Us Your Story: We love to hear about the inspiration behind your event and how it aligns with the spirit of Verbatim Books. Share your vision and the unique elements that will make your occasion truly special.
- Event Details: Provide us with the date and time of your proposed event, estimated number of attendees, and any specific requirements you may have.
- Contact Information: Share your contact details so that we can get in touch with you to discuss your proposal further.
We can’t wait to hear about your event and work together to create a truly magical experience at Verbatim Books!
We do not allow any professional photo shoots during business hours.
While we appreciate the love for our space, we kindly request that all professional photo shoots be scheduled outside of our regular business hours. We value the comfort and enjoyment of our customers and want to ensure that everyone has a pleasant experience during their visit. If you’re interested in capturing our charming bookstore in all its glory, please reach out to us to discuss scheduling your professional photo shoot.
Commercial photography is not allowed without written permission from the owner.