Larkin Square Author Series

The Larkin Square Author Series is a collaboration between Larkin Square and Talking Leaves Books. Authors are featured throughout the year (except July and August) at The Filling Station in Larkin Square. The Series features local and national authors of both fiction and non-fiction works.

Beer, wine and light fare are available for purchase from The Filling Station throughout the event. These informal talks are free and open to the public, and include time for Q&A and book-signings. Unless noted, talks begin at 5:30 pm with doors opening at 4:45 pm for sale of food, drinks and books. Check back for updates to the schedule and new events, or sign up for our newsletter.

little-libraryLittle Library at The Foundry

The Little Larkin Libraries were locally built by The Foundry in Buffalo. They are housed on the Boardwalk in Larkin Square and contain magazines and books available for browsing and borrowing. Feel free to add to the collection for all in Larkinville to enjoy!

logo-talking-leavesBooks are available for purchase at all Author Series events, as well as at Talking Leaves Books.

Upcoming Author Series Talks

  • Ethan Cox speaking at the Hydraulic Hearth Beer Garden

    Monday, June 13 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Larkin Square Author Series is partnering with the JCC Book and Arts Fair to present an evening in the Hydraulic Hearth Beer Garden (716 Swan St.) with Ethan Cox, co-author ( Mike Rizzo)  of  Buffalo Beer: The History of Brewing in the Nickel City. Ethan is a partner in Community Beer Works, which has a satellite brewery at the Hydraulic Hearth.

  • Barbara Ballinger

    Monday, June 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Garden expert and author of The Garden Bible: Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space.  Bring your garden questions for Barbara in this lead up event to Garden Walk Buffalo

  • Geraldine Brooks

    Monday, June 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Pulitzer-Prize winning author speaking about her new book: The Secret Chord

  • Local Author Celebration

    Thursday, September 15 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Meet dozens of local authors for conversation, book sales and signings.

  • Ann Hood

    Thursday, October 6 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Author of the to be published novel, The Book that Matters Most. Calling all book groups to join us to welcome best selling author, Ann Hood, as she talks about her new book, set in a book group. Hold your book group in Larkin Square on Monday, September 19th and talk about the “book that matters the most to each of you!”

  • Nancy Davidoff Kelton

    Thursday, October 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Finding Mr. Rightstein
    Meet expat Buffalonian Nancy Davidoff Kelton, talking about her memoir of growing up in Buffalo and beyond!

  • Margaret Creighton

    Monday, November 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Author of the to-be published book (W.W. Norton & Co. October, 2016), The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair