Dear Readers,

First off, hello. How are you? Here's to hoping you are hanging in.

There's a lot going on so we'll get straight to the point: events are back in a big way. Notably, check out our superstar culinary panel (in partnership with our dear friends over at Darien Library) featuring Melissa Clark, Jacques Pepin, and Deb Perelman; they'll talk family food, pandemic cooking, holiday prep, and answer any burning questions you may have. We're also prepping for two fan favorites: our annual rep night, Publishers Present and Battle of the Books, round three. Yes, it will all be virtual and yes, it will all be fabulously fun. Scroll down for details.

Back soon with holiday gift recommendations and for the next Friday Five, a set of comfort reads might be in order. In the meantime, if you want to connect, we'll see you on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Take care.