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Emily Giffin, Author Visit: April 6, 2017

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Emily Giffin, Author Visit: April 6, 2017

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Presentation & Book Signing
This ticket includes admission to the presentation and book signing (Westerville Central High School at 7pm). The first 200 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free paperback copy of First Comes Love. Seating is first come,first served (For handicap accessible seating or other accommodations, call 614-882-7277 x5023 or email
$10.00 $0.00
Reception & Presentation
This ticket includes admission to the reception (The Lakes Golf & Country Club from 4:30-6pm), a pre-signed paperback copy of First Comes Love, and priority seating/book signing at the evening presentation (Westerville Central High School at 7pm).
$50.00 $0.00

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New York litigation lawyer-turned-author of chick lit novels such as Something Borrowed and The One &  Only, Emily Giffin will visit Westerville while on book tour for the paperback release of her instant New York Times bestseller First Comes Love.


Book cover for Something Borrowed Book cover for First Comes Love Book cover for The One & Only

Dubbed a "modern day Jane Austen" and a "dependably down-to-earth storyteller", Giffin writes fiction that handles serious matters in a heartwarming and slightly lighthearted manner.

Tickets may be purchased for the reception and presentation, or for the presentation only. The first 200 guests through the door at the presentation will receive a free paperback copy of First Comes Love (excluding reception ticket holders). Additionally, copies of First Comes Love, The One & Only, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Where We Belong, Love the One You're With and Baby Proof will be available for purchase and signing.



Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Address: 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082
Time: 5-6pm (Doors open at 4:30pm)
Cost: Tickets are $50 per person

Hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation, this exclusive fundraiser provides you an opportunity to chat with Emily Giffin herself as she mingles with a limited audience before her evening presentation.

Ticket includes a meet & greet reception with hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, photo opportunities, priority seating at the presentation and the opportunity to avoid lines at the book signing with a pre-signed paperback copy of First Comes Love. (After the presentation, you will also be released first for a chance to have your book personalized or additional copies signed.)

With less than a 10-minute drive to Westerville Central High School, you can relax and enjoy the surroundings while meeting this bestselling author. Raffle opportunities will be available to help support the Westerville Library Foundation's project, Imagination Library.



Location: Westerville Central High School auditorium
Address: 7118 Mt Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
Time: 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Cost: Tickets are $10 per person 

Emily Giffin will speak, followed by an opportunity for audience questions, a book sale and book signing. The first 200 guests through the door at the event will receive a free paperback copy of First Comes Love (unsigned).

 Additionally, copies of First Comes Love, The One & Only, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Where We Belong, Love the One You're With, and Baby Proof , will be available for purchase and signing.Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing from front to back. Limit of 3 books per person.

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.



In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces two sisters who find themselves at a crossroads.

Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.

Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.

On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. 
As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew...and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first. 

Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead. 



Emily Giffin, a Chicago native, graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she moved to Manhattan and practiced litigation at a large firm for several years while she paid back her school loans, wrote a novel in her very limited spare time, and dreamed of becoming a writer. 

Despite the rejection of her first manuscript, Giffin persisted, retiring from the legal profession and moving to London to pursue her dreams full time. It was there that she began writing Something Borrowed(2004), a story of a young woman who, upon turning thirty, finally learned to take a risk and follow her heart. One year later, Giffin’s own gamble paid off, as she completed her manuscript, landed an agent and signed a two-book deal on both sides of the Atlantic. The following summer, Something Borrowed, hailed as a “heartbreakingly honest debut” with “dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth,” became a surprise sensation, and Giffin vowed never to practice law again.

Dubbed a “modern day Jane Austen” (Vanity Fair) and a “dependably down-to-earth storyteller” (New York Times), Giffin has since penned six more New York Times bestsellers, Something Blue (2005), Baby Proof (2006), Love the One You’re With (2008), Heart of the Matter (2010), Where We Belong (2012) and The One & Only (2014). Her seven novels, all filled with endearingly flawed characters and emotional complexity, have resonated deeply with both critics and readers around the world, achieving bestseller status in a number of countries, including the United States (#1), Canada (#1), United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Poland (#1). The books have been translated into thirty-one languages, with over eleven million copies sold worldwide. In addition, five of her novels have been optioned for the big screen and are in various stages of development. The first, Something Borrowed, hit theaters in May 2011, starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski.

Giffin now resides with her husband and three young children in Atlanta. Her eighth novel, First Comes Love, was released on June 28, 2016.



 Which books will be available for purchase?

Copies of First Comes Love (paperback $15, hardcover $30), The One & Only (paperback $15), Something Borrowed (paperback $15), Something Blue (paperback $15) , Where We Belong (paperback $15) , Love the One You're With (paperback $15) and Baby Proof (paperback $15)will be available for purchase and signing.


Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can only order 4 tickets of each ticket type per order/transaction.

Can I get a ticket at the door? 

If the event is not yet full, you may get a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.


Can I choose my seat? 

You will be able to choose your seat when you arrive at the venue - seating is first come, first served. 

Guests with disabilities can contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or


Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or

I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?

You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without acquiring an extra ticket.

My plans have changed and I can no longer attend this event. What should I do?

Please let us know by contacting us at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.

What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 6pm. 


How does the book signing work? 

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing. Guests will be released by row, continuing from front to back. 

Books will be available at a sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. Limit of 3 books per guest.

"Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.

Please note that the book signings may take some time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose, so lines may be long.


Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?

No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.


When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?

The book sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation will be located in the common area outside the auditorium. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open during the presentation and will continue afterward based upon demand and book availability. The book sale is a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation.

At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to exit the auditorium to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.

Please note that the number of books for sale is limited, and the Foundation may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.


Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.


Does the library host other author events?

Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or


*Please Note* If you purchased your tickets before March 7, you will be given a seat assignment at check-in. There was a glitch in the system that prevented seats from being automatically assigned. However, we did state in our ticket description that seats would be assigned based on best available at the time. We will honor that by hand-assigning the seats purchased on or before March 7. When you arrive at the event, staff will direct you to your assigned seat. For all tickets purchased after March 7, seats will be first come, first served (as updated in the ticket description). Thank you for your understanding!


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