Virtual Battle of the Books on May 12

Darien's Barrett Bookstore and The Corbin District are bringing back Battle of the Books in virtual format on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

Five Darien community leaders will battle it out as they work to convince the virtual audience that their book deserves to be in Jim Mustich’s wildly popular 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die. Click here for more information.

Each panelist will have a few minutes to convince the audience, through whatever means they like (talk, sing, dance!) that their book is the worthiest of the bunch. After hearing from each panelist, the audience will vote and crown a winner. Our last event packed the house and we’ve no doubt the enthusiasm will be just as high as we gather together virtually to celebrate our wonderful community and our shared love of books.


Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman, Darien
Terrie Wood, CT State Representative, 141st District
Gregory Cowles, Senior Editor, Books, The New York Times
Alan Gray, Director, Darien Library
Elizabeth Harmon, Executive Director Darien Land Trust

Jim Mustich, Emcee, Author: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die


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