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Brought to you by one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city. We proudly host national award-winning authors and emerging literary sensations in our weekly book-talk-and-signing series. SIGNED books by featured authors now available at www.MidtownScholar.com

Join us as we celebrate the essential role of literature in contemporary society and engage the region’s vibrant literary and civic community in wide-ranging discussions on books, politics, arts & culture.

“Every Booklover Should Visit” – Travel + Leisure

“Indie bookstore jewel” – Publishers Weekly

Catherine Chung on The Tenth Muse
 

On July 12, 2019, the Midtown Scholar was pleased to welcome acclaimed novelist Catherine Chung to Harrisburg to present and sign copies of her new novel, The Tenth Muse. Chung joined in conversation with Dickinson College’s Adrienne Su.

 
Catherine Lawrence
Randi Hutter Epstein on Aroused
 

On June 22, 2019, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore welcomed author Randi Hutter Epstein to Harrisburg to discuss her new book, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.

 
Catherine Lawrence
Casey Cep on Furious Hours
 
On June 18, 2019, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore welcomed author Casey Cep to Harrisburg to discuss her new book, The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. About the Book: The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.
 
Catherine Lawrence
Bernice Hausman on Anti/Vax
 
On June 12, 2019, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore welcomed the Chair of the Department of Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine, Bernice Hausman, to Harrisburg to discuss her new book, Anti/Vax: Reframing the Vaccination Controversy (Cornell University Press/ILR Press). Signed copies are available in-store and online at MidtownScholar.com while supplies last!
 
Catherine Lawrence
David Epstein on Range
 
On June 8, 2019, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore welcomed New York Times bestselling author David Epstein to Harrisburg to discuss his new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, in conversation with Molly Sullivan French, sideline reporter for the Philadelphia Eagles. Signed copies are available in-store and online at MidtownScholar.com while supplies last!
 
Catherine Lawrence