Alka Joshi In Store Reading and Signing Her New Book THE PERFUMIST OF PARIS

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Alka Joshi In Store Reading and Signing Her New Book THE PERFUMIST OF PARIS

Join us at Mrs. Dalloway's Tues April 4th when author Alka Joshi comes to read from, discuss, and sign her new novel THE PEFUMIST OF PARIS

By Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, April 4 · 7 - 8:30pm PDT


Mrs Dalloway's 2904 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Bestselling author Alka Joshi visits Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Tuesday, April 4th to present the third book in her Jaipur Trilogy, The Perfumist of Paris (preorder here). Alka will read from, discuss, and sign copies of her new novel.

Pre-order a signed copy of Alka Joshi’s The Perfumist of Paris and receive a LilaNur Parfums Discovery Set with your copy of the book! LilaNur Parfums is a fragrance house which combines the best of Indian and French perfumery traditions, pairing exquisite Indian ingredients with French master perfumery. More information about LilaNur can be found at While supplies last, copies must be picked up at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore. Alka Joshi will be speaking and signing copies of The Perfumist of Paris on April 4.

From the author of Reese's Book Club Pick The Henna Artist, the final chapter in Alka Joshi’s New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy takes readers to 1970s Paris, where Radha’s budding career as a perfumer must compete with the demands of her family and the secrets of her past.

Paris, 1974. Radha is now living in Paris with her husband, Pierre, and their two daughters. She still grieves for the baby boy she gave up years ago, when she was only a child herself, but she loves being a mother to her daughters, and she’s finally found her passion—the treasure trove of scents.

She has an exciting and challenging position working for a master perfumer, helping to design completely new fragrances for clients and building her career one scent at a time. She only wishes Pierre could understand her need to work. She feels his frustration, but she can’t give up this thing that drives her.

Tasked with her first major project, Radha travels to India, where she enlists the help of her sister, Lakshmi, and the courtesans of Agra—women who use the power of fragrance to seduce, tease and entice. She’s on the cusp of a breakthrough when she finds out the son she never told her husband about is heading to Paris to find her—upending her carefully managed world and threatening to destroy a vulnerable marriage.

ALKA JOSHI was born in India and raised in the U.S. since she was nine. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of Arts. Joshi's debut novel, The Henna Artist, immediately became a NYT bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick, was Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, & is in development as a TV series. Her second novel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur was published in 2021.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4:30 pm on April 4th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALKINS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event.

About the organizer

Mrs. Dalloway's is a vibrant, full-service, independent neighborhood bookstore located in the historic Elmwood District of Berkeley. Founded in 2004, the store offers an exciting and diverse selection of titles—both comprehensive and contemporary—and is renowned for its skillfully curated fiction, non-fiction, poetry, garden book and children’s book sections.