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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


PHILADELPHIA, September 8, 2017—The Parkway Central Library’s Philbrick Hall is excited to partner with author–reader group Philly Loves Romance to host their next Author Meet and Greet event on Thursday, September 14. USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn, together with authors Andrew Grey and Kate Forest, will read excerpts from their latest books and hold a Q&A with readers.

The event will take place at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, in room 405 on the library’s 4th floor, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is a celebration of romance fiction, which is the largest segment of the publishing industry—with 74 million loyal readers generating 1.36 billion in sales. In no other genre are the authors and the readers so closely connected. The meet-and-greet events give readers an opportunity to meet their favorite authors and be introduced to new voices in the genre.

Philly Loves Romance is the only author–reader group in the Philadelphia area. It meets quarterly, with authors reading excerpts from their latest books and taking reader questions. The events also offer time for socializing, allowing fans of all genres of romance to meet each other. Philly Loves Romance is a diverse and inclusive group, and guest authors represent the full spectrum of the diverse and ever-evolving romance genre, including contemporary, historical, fantasy, paranormal, inspirational, romantic suspense, and LGBTQ romance.

For more information, visit or call 215-266-7908.

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The Free Library of Philadelphia system, with 54 locations and the Rosenbach, advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity with millions of digital and physical materials; 25,000 yearly programs and workshops; free public computers and extensive Wi-Fi, including neighborhood Hotspots; and rich special collections, including  those at Parkway Central Library and at the Rosenbach. With more than 6 million in-person visits and millions more online annually, the Free Library and the Rosenbach are among the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia and boast a worldwide impact.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850