Bestselling author coming to San Marco Square

Bestselling author coming to San Marco Square

Amor Towles, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility and A Gentle-man in Moscow, is coming to Jacksonville on Monday, November 15. He will visit Southside Baptist Church in San Marco Square at 7 p.m. to celebrate his latest work, The Lincoln Highway.

San Marco Books and More (SMB&M) will host the event that will include book signing and conversation.

Tickets to the event may be purchased through the bookstore’s website or on their Facebook page. A book+ticket bundle includes one book, one ticket to the event, and a surprise swag item.

The new release tells of an American journey that spans ten days and provides an array of settings, characters, and themes. Categorized as historical fiction, the coming-of-age story focuses on eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson in the 1950s.

This will be Towles’s second trip to Jacksonville. The first was in 2019 to celebrate SMB&M’s win in the Penguin Random House national window display contest to depict the setting of one of his novels.

The store is entering its 50th year of service to Jacksonville. Through the paperback revolution, the fervor to keep indie bookstores alive, and with hundreds of author events along the way, SMB&M has survived the Amazon age and the pandemic. “The small store clearly draws strength from the community it serves,” said Lesley Roberts, a local resident.

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