Past Author Events

For a list of all upcoming author events, go here. They are listed in chronological order. NOTE: the program times listed are Eastern Time.

Below are some of our recent author visits.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a signed copy of their book from our local independent bookstore, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website.

You also may borrow a copy of the book from the Delaware Library Catalog.

Susan Abulhawa | Against the Loveless World

Jennifer Ackerman | Birds by the Shore

Neal Allen | Shapes of Truth

Devery Anderson | Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Lisa Dawn Angerame | The Vegan ABCs Cookbook

John Archibald | Shaking the Gates of Hell

Emily Austin | Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L Fury | Run: Book One

Neal Bascomb | Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best *

Anne Corley Baum | Small Mistakes, Big Consequences for Interviews

Derek Baxter | In Pursuit of Jefferson

Rachel Beanland | Florence Adler Swims Forever

Richard Bell | Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home

Mitch Benjamin | BBQ Revolution

Susan Berfield | The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism *

Stacie Billis | Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner

L. Annette Binder | The Vanishing Sky

Kolbie Blume | Stunning Watercolor Seascapes

Ralph Blumenthal | The Believer

Katie Booth | The Invention of Miracles *

Marie Bostwick | The Restoration of Celia Fairchild

Anne Boylan | Votes for Delaware Women

John O. Brennan | Undaunted

Jeffrey Breslow | A Game Maker’s Life

Candace Cameron Bure | Candace’s Playful Puppy

V.M. Burns | A Tourist’s Guide to Murder

Chasten Buttigieg | I Have Something to Tell You

Sam Calagione, Mariah Calagione, and Andrew C. Greeley | The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures

Kathryn Canavan | True Crime Philadelphia

Peter S. Canellos | The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero

Sean Carroll | The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself **

Zach Carter | The Price of Peace *

Casey Cep | Furious Hours *

Katarina Cermelj | Baked to Perfection

Eric Cervini | The Deviant’s War *

Erwin Chemerinsky | Presumed Guilty *

Richard Chizmar | Chasing the Boogeyman

Catherine Chung | The Tenth Muse: A Novel

Jack Clemons | The Outliers

Robert Corn-Revere | The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder

Ellis Cose | The Short Life & Curious Death of Free Speech in America

Steve Cottrell and Ashley Kennedy | National Audubon Society Guides for Birds and Trees of North America

Lynne Cox | Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog

Peter Cozzens | Tecumseh and the Prophet *

William F. Crandell | Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl

emily m. danforth | Plain Bad Heroines

Fiona Davis | The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Scott DeLisi and Jane Lillian Vance | The Ambassador’s Dog

David DeSteno | How God Works

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin | Blood & Treasure **

Ellen Carol DuBois | Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote *

Fred Dylla | Scientific Journeys **

Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton | The Bounty

Siân Evans | Maiden Voyages

Pam Fessler | Carville’s Cure *

Christopher Finan | How Free Speech Saved Democracy

Jay Fleming | Island Life

Angus Fletcher | Wonderworks

Sean Flynn | Why Peacocks?

Esther Safran Foer | I Want You to Know We’re Still Here

Kelli Jo Ford | Crooked Hallelujah *

Brooke Lea Foster | Summer Darlings

Charles Foster | Being a Human

Dikla Levy Frances | Baking Science

Patry Francis | All the Children Are Home

Howard W. French | Born in Blackness *

Caseen Gaines | Footnotes *

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. | Begin Again

Jillian Glenn | Easy Low-Cal Vegan Eats

M. Leona Godin | There Plant Eyes

Stanley Goldman | Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream

Debra H. Goldstein | Four Cuts Too Many

Jason Goldstein | The Happy Sandwich

Dr. Jane Goodall | The Book of Hope

Nancy Thorndike Greenspan | Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs

John Grisham | A Time for Mercy

Puja Guha | Sirens of Memory

Valerie Hansen | The Year 1000 *

Kristin Harmel | The Book of Lost Names and  The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Kristy Woodson Harvey | Feels Like Falling and Under the Southern Sky

Donna Hay | One Pan Perfect

Annelise Heinz | Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Peter Heller | The Guide: A Novel

Robin Marantz Henig |The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics **

Joshua Henkin | Morningside Heights

Madeleine Henry | The Love Proof

Eleanor Herman | Sex with Presidents *

Christine Heyrman | Doomed Romance *

Tony Hiss | Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth

Josh Hitchens | Haunted History of Delaware

Jonathan Horn | Washington’s End

Kathy Hunt | Luscious, Tender, Juicy

Michael F. Jacobson | Salt Wars

Elizabeth Gonzalez James | Mona At Sea

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers | The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois *

Lisa Jewell | The Night She Disappeared

Dean Jobb | The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream *

Andrea J. Johnson | Poetic Justice

J. Chester Johnson | Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and A Story of Reconciliation *

Pamela Gail Johnson | Practical Happiness

Sadeqa Johnson | Yellow Wife

Brian Jay Jones | Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination *

Jonathan Kaufman | The Last Kings of Shanghai

Bettye Kearse | The Other Madisons *

Charles Kenny | The Plague Cycle *

Lily King | Writers and Lovers

Ross King | The Bookseller of Florence *

Rachel Kipp and Dan Shortridge | 100 Things to Do in Delaware Before You Die

Eben Kirksey | The Mutant Project

Keith Kopka | Count Four

Gina Rae La Cerva | Feasting Wild *

Anne Lamott | Dusk Night Dawn

Neil Lanctot | The Approaching Storm

Erik Larson | The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz *

Amy Latta | Hand Lettering Off the Page and Practice Makes Progress: My Creative Journal

Meghan Leahy | Parenting Outside the Lines

Laura Arnold Leibman | Once We Were Slaves *

Carol Leonnig | Zero Fail *

Bill Lester | Winning in Reverse *

E. J. Levy | The Cape Doctor *

Shawn Levy | In On the Joke

Chris Lindsley | Land of Fun

Margaret Livingstone | Vision and Art **

Joan Lunden | Why Did I Come Into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging

Deborah Madison | An Onion in My Pocket

Kerri Maher | The Paris Bookseller

Michael Mann and The New Climate War

Melissa M. Martin | Mosquito Supper Club

Sujata Massey | The Bombay Prince *

John Mather | The Very First Light

Joy McCullough & Sheyda Abvabi Best | Champ and Major

Kevin McGonegal | Wicked Wilmington, Delaware

William McKeever | Emperors of the Deep

Susan Meissner | The Last Year of the War *

Donald L. Miller | Vicksburg *

Lynn C. Miller | The Unmasking

Jacqueline Mitton | Vera Rubin: A Life

Mary Alice Monroe | On Ocean Boulevard and The Summer of Lost and Found

Charles Moore | The Black Market

Virginia Morell | Animal Wise

Erin Mylroie | 101 Greatest Cookies on the Planet

Lisa Napoli | Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie

TaraShea Nesbit | Beheld *

David Nicholls | Sweet Sorrow

Susan Page | Madam Speaker

Alison M. Parker | Unceasing Militant *

Tamara Payne | The Dead Are Arising *

Bradford Pearson | The Eagles of Heart Mountain

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan | Mad Honey

Andrea Pitzer | Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Dea Poirier | After You Died

Douglas Poore | Abandoned Railroads of Delmarva

Jennifer Probst | The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti

Kate Quinn | The Rose Code

Nathan Raab | The Hunt for History

Congressman Jamie Raskin | Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy

Bryan Reardon | Let Her Lie

Rochelle Riley | That They Lived: African Americans Who Changed the World and The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Abbey Rodriguez and Jennifer Kurdyla | Root & Nourish

Carl Rollyson | The Life of William Faulkner: The Past is Never Dead (1897-1934) *

Gwen Romack | How To Train Your Hooman

A.E. Rooks | The Black Joke

David Ross | Tarot & Tequila

Nan Rossiter | Promises to Keep

Ed Ruggero | Blame the Dead * and Comes the War

Ericka Sanchez | ¡Buen Provecho!

Miguel Sancho | More Than You Can Handle

Constance Sayers | The Ladies of the Secret Circus

Abby Schneiderman, Adam Seifer and Gene Newman | In Case You Get Hit By a Bus

Kathryn Schulz | Lost & Found: A Memoir

Lisa Scottoline | Eternal

Francesca Serritella | Ghosts of Harvard

Jeff Shaara | The Eagle’s Claw

Christopher Shockey and Kirsten K. Shockey | The Big Book of Cidermaking

Sonia Shah | The Next Great Migration *

Melissa Shapiro | Piglet

Johnny Shaw | The Southland

David Sibley | What It’s Like to Be A Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing

Matt Siegel | The Secret History of Food *

Ciarra Siller | Vegan Chocolate Treats

David J. Silverman | This Land Is Their Land *

Suzanne Simonetti | The Sound of Wings

Jonathan C. Slaght | Owls of the Eastern Ice

Zhanna Slor | At the End of the World, Turn Left

Timothy Jay Smith | Fire on the Island

Rodney A. Smolla | Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer

Sabrina Snyder | Dinner Then Dessert

Gretchen Sorin | Driving While Black *

Tom Standage | A Brief History of Motion

Alexander Starritt | We Germans

Geoffrey R. Stone | National Security, Leaks and The Freedom of the Press

Jeffrey S. Sutton | The Essential Scalia

Christopher Swann | Never Turn Back

Julia Sweig | Ladybird Johnson

Nancy Thayer | Girls of Summer

Laura Thompson | Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies

Bob Tjaden | Beneath the Canopy: A Historical View of Forestry in Delaware

Alex Tresniowski | The Rope

Laurence Tribe | American Constitutional Law | view video recording

Ellen Marie Wiseman | The Orphan Collector *

Jia Lynn Yang | One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924–1965 *

Helene Wecker | The Hidden Palace

Sylvie Weil | At Home with André and Simone Weil

Tamara Winfrey-Harris | Dear Black Girl

Alan A. Winter | Sins of the Fathers

Robert Zaretsky | The Subversive Simone Weil

Carl Zimmer | Life’s Edge: The Search For What It Means To Be Alive

Amy Zitelman | The Tahini Table

* this author was presented in partnership with the History Book Festival

** this author was presented as part of the library’s Science and Society – Making Sense of the World Around Us lecture series