Two authors—one stage—to benefit public libraries!

March 1, 2022 – In an unprecedented event, the Council of Friends of Lancaster County’s Public Libraries has arranged for two NYTimes best-selling authors to appear on stage at the same time!  Adriana Trigiani and Chris Bohjalian will share one stage to benefit public libraries. This unique event will be moderated by Scott LaMar, WITF’s Smart Talk host, who will have a conversation with both authors at the same time. This conversational format follows three of our past events and was very popular with attendees.

The Council of Friends 21st Author Event will be held on Tuesday , May 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA.   The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the fundraising event to benefit public libraries in Lancaster County.

Click here to watch a message from Chris Bohjalian regarding the event.


ADRIANA TRIGIANI is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Shoemaker’s Wife. Her books have been published in thirty-eight languages around the world. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. Adriana’s latest novel, The Good Left Undone, tells the story of the Cabrellis, a hardworking family of Tuscan artisans with long-held secrets.  For more information visit:

Adriana’s Promo Video Things Left Undone:

CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books. His work has been translated into 35 languages and become three movies and an Emmy-nominated TV series. His latest novel, The Lioness, is a riveting historical thriller that is a story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change.  He lives in Vermont.  For more information visit: or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads, @chrisbohjalian

Chris Bohjalian’s video about The Red Lotus

Chris gives a heartfelt message about Libraries


SCOTT LAMAR is the Award-winning Host/Executive Producer of award-winning, Smart Talk radio, WITF’s public affairs program.  He has won more than a dozen Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcast Awards since 2000 and has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

The Council of Friends 

Established in 2000, is the award-winning volunteer committee of avid readers who are committed to promoting reading countywide.  The group has organized and hosted author events that have featured best-selling authors for the past 21 years.  In 2010, they formed a partnership with Independent Bookstore Aaron’s Books in Lititz that brings authors to Lancaster County while they travel on their national book tours. Last year’s event that featured best-selling author, David Baldacci, broke all previous fundraising records for the county’s public libraries.

How to purchase tickets

Click here to download a Ticket Order Form.  
The $65.00 event ticket will entitle guests to receive two complimentary books: a copy of Trigiani’s new book Good Left Undone and Bohjalian’s new book, The Lioness.

Ticketholders must bring their ticket to the event to receive their complimentary copies of both Adriana Trigiani’s and Chris Bohjalian’s latest book.

*There will be no luncheon at this event.  Contact Sue Newswanger at to purchase tickets.  Checks should be made payable to The Council of Friends.

Tickets are also on sale at Aaron’s Books, 35 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 717-627-1990.

For more information, including library hours, visit the Library System of Lancaster County’s website at to access system-wide events as well as your local library’s web page!

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