Afternoon Book Talk with Zibby Owens

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Afternoon Book Talk with Zibby Owens

Connect with other book lovers over drinks and a conversation with publisher, author, and podcaster Zibby Owens for an afternoon break.

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Thistle & Leek 105 Union Street Newton, MA 02459

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This is a ticketed Newtonville Books off-site event at Thistle & Leek at 105 Union Street, from 3pm - 4:30pm.

$50 tickets will include, along with book talk:

-1 copy of Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature by Zibby Owens, available for pick-up at Newtonville Books prior to event or at event;

-the afternoon's signature wine or cocktail (TBD)

-some delicious small bites from the Thistle & Leek kitchen, like potato rosti and clam dip!

We will be outside on their beautiful patio, weather permitting. (In case of inclement weather, we will improvise by moving inside the restaurant.) Zibby Owens will chat with attendees and host Jean Stehle, Zibby Books Book Ambassador and middle school librarian, about her book and the books she loves, her podcast, her publishing career, with plenty of time for questions and book signing. We'll have a book cart full of books and authors featured on Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books.

Our friends and neighbors at The Paper Mouse will be present with a table of notebooks and pens and other book fair accessories to tempt you. Please join us for a rare opportunity to meet one of the book world's greatest cheerleaders.

Zibby Owens is an author, podcaster, publisher, CEO, and mother of four. She is the founder of Zibby Owens Media, a privately-held media company designed to help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each other. The three divisions include Zibby Books, a publishing house for fiction and memoir, Zcast, a podcast network powered by Acast including Zibby’s award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and Moms Don’t Have Time To, a new content and community site including Zibby’s Virtual Book Club, events, and the former Moms Don’t Have Time to Write.

She is a regular columnist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on morning news shows recommending books.

Editor of two anthologies (Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids and Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology), a children’s book Princess Charming, and now a memoir Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, Zibby loves to write. She regularly pens personal essays, starting with her first one in Seventeen magazine in 1992.

Zibby lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children. Follow her on Instagram @zibbyowens.

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