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Independent bookstore Books & Co. was a cultural jewel and neighborhood nexus on the Upper East Side and the culmination of a lifetime love for books for Jeanette Watson, IBM founder Thomas J. Watson’s granddaughter. Her new memoir chronicles a life of glamour, personal struggles, and hard-won joy and contentment.
It’s My Party follows Jeannette from a privileged, sometimes turbulent upbringing, years as a debutante, young wife, and mother, then a departure to New York City during the 1970s era of cultural freedoms, at which time she realized her vision of starting Books & Co. For the next two decades, Books & Co., and Jeannette, played a significant role in the literary, social, cultural, and celebrity life of the city. Join her for a book event to hear more of her story.
Book Event and Signing
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Open to the Public
New York Open Center