Read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Local authors are invited to sign up and share their books.
This self-serve program allows local authors to book a 60-minute evening time slot to read, discuss your writing process, and promote your book.
See schedule to the right of this page for planned showcases.
Second and Last Monday of each month, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
If you have a Henrico County library card and have written a book that is bound and published or self-published, you can participate. Authors can book one event per year. Please note that the Library does not endorse the content, quality, position, or opinions of participating authors or their works.
In order to complete your online registration, you will receive an email request for more information from Henrico Library staff in the next 1-2 business days. Please contact the Programming Librarian, Kimberly Bridges, at email@example.com with any questions or by phone at (804) 501-1929. (804) 501-1929.
Publicity is the responsibility of the author as this is a self-service program. You can include the library's address, but not our phone number on your publicity. Invite your family, friends, and other writers and readers. Ongoing advertising about the Henrico Community Author's showcase will be provided by the library via our website, social media, and Program Guide publication, but the library may not include specifics about programs or authors who have reserved dates. It may take time to update our events calendar with the specifics of your program once you have reserved a date if we are able to do so.Adding a copy of your book to the library's collection
If you'd like, you can donate one free copy of your book to the Area Library of your choice after your showcase. Your book will go in our Henrico Community Author's display and will be kept for a year and maybe longer, if it continues to check out. All donated books will have a sticker on the front cover indicating they are part of the program. Please allow approximately one month for processing, after which your book can be checked out and put on hold by library customers. To find this special collection in our online catalog, select "Community Authors" from the first dropdown menu on the catalog home page.Selling copies of your book at your event
The Friends of the Henrico Public Library sponsors an option for authors to have book sales at their showcase, after making a $20 donation to the Friends for each in-person event. For this option, you will need to pay in advance of your program. The Programming Librarian will coordinate with you on making this payment. This donation is tax-deductible. Authors are encouraged to join the Friends and get involved with supporting the Henrico Library and programs such as this one! Authors can book one online showcase per year. For more information please call the Library Administrative Offices at (804) 501-1929 (804) 501-1929 and ask for the Programming Librarian, Kimberly Bridges or send an email at and ask for the Programming Librarian, Kimberly Bridges or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Henrico Community Authors Showcase is a self-service program for local authors. Please note that the Library does not endorse the content, quality, position, or opinions of participating authors or their works. While the library may promote the offering of this service to the community, it is the responsibility of authors to promote their individual showcase events according to the author guidelines.