BookCourt, Kramerbooks and more

Ellen Urbani kicked off the second leg of her twenty-city Landfall book tour on Saturday, Sept. 12, at BookCourt in Brooklyn. Sheri Fink, Pulitzer winner for Five Days at Memorial, couldn’t make it, but Gary Rivlin, author of Katrina, joined in the discussion.

Publisher Laura Stanfill flew into New York 48 hours later and visited the now-autographed copies at BookCourt!


Ellen proceeded to her hometown next–Philadelphia–where she spoke in front of an overflow crowd at the Barnes & Noble at Rittenhouse Square.

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She reported: “After selling through stock behind the counter, attendees started taking apart the display behind me to get books.”

Here’s the gorgeous entryway display at Barnes & Noble.

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And here’s author Kathryn Craft with Ellen Urbani. 

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Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, was her next stop; the Leesburg Today ran a feature story on her being a former Loudoun County resident. You can read the story here.

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A private writing class, a speech at Sidwell Friends School, and Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C. occurred on Sept. 16. The reading attracted an overflow crowd.

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For more information on Ellen’s appearance–and how it never hurts to ask–check out this blog post at Em-I-Lis. 

She was at Prince Books in Norfolk last night, and is at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association conference this weekend. More news to come.

In case you missed it, in the meantime, Landfall was selected as a Women’s National Book Association Great Group Reads selection for 2015. Congratulations to Ellen!

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