Ticketed Events

Spring 2019 Ticketed Events

Tickets may be purchased by subscription or individually.


Support the Free Library by becoming a subscriber, and create a series of events that suits your interests. Each subscription package includes a tax-deductible contribution based on the price of the individual events selected. Your contribution helps the Foundation make possible many of the Free Library's incredible programs—like the Author Events Series—that enrich the cultural fabric of our region.

On January 3, at 10:00 a.m. subscribe online using the links below. Most popular events sell out! Tickets are subject to availability. Please note the Pick Six and Pick Twelve ticket packages include donations of $75.00 and $145.00. When ordering a couples ticket, note that tix.com counts the ticket as one item, although it represents two seats.

Pick Six ($165)*

  • 6 tickets – spring season

Spring Season ($325)*

  • 12 tickets – spring season

*Additional charges may apply depending on event selection

George S. Pepper Society: Take A Front Row Seat

The Pepper Society recognizes those who give $1,500 or more annually to the Free Library Foundation. In appreciation of their generosity, Peppers receive special privileges related to the Author Events Series, including advance access to tickets and reserved seating in the auditorium. Contact Emily Suda sudae@freelibrary.org or 215-567-7710 x 511 for more information.

Individual Ticket Orders

Individual tickets go on sale Friday, January 4 at 10:00 a.m. Order online at freelibrary.org/authorevents or by phone at 1-800-595-4TIX (4849).

  • $15 General Admission
    • $50/$35 Jarrett—couple + book/single + book
    • $48/33 Schultz—couple + book/single + book
    • $48/33 Brooks—couple + book/single + book
    • $47/$32 Gates—couple + book/single + book
    • $30/$24 Gates simulcast—couple + book/single + book
    • $40/$35/$30 Lipstadt—Orchestra/Mezzanine/Balcony
    • $43/$28 Chast and Marx—couple + book/single + book
    • $41/$26 Bastianich—couple + book/single + book
    • $41/$26 Richards—couple + book/single + book
    • $25 Ondaatje—single + book
  • $7 Student Admission (A limited number of rush tickets will be available to students at the door with a current student ID from a two- or four-year college or university. Not available at all events.)
  • $6 Simulcast (sold-out events only)

Major credit cards accepted. Handling fees: $2 per general admission ticket or $1.25 per student/simulcast ticket purchased online; $3.50 per ticket purchased by phone; $3 mailing fee per complete order. Pick up at Will Call on event night is free. All sales are final.

Seating: Late-arriving patrons will be seated at the discretion of management.

Free Events

No tickets or reservations are required for Free Author Events. Seating is first-come, first-seated.