An Evening With Elin Hilderbrand

The Lindsay Theater & Penguin Bookshop Kick Off Summer with Bestselling Authors

The Lindsay Theater and Sewickley’s independent Penguin Bookshop are joining forces for a conversation and Q&A between New York Times bestselling author and “queen of beach reads,” Elin Hilderbrand, and Pittsburgh blogger and cookbook author, Jessica Merchant, on Monday, June 20. The event celebrates Hilderbrand’s newest release, The Hotel Nantucket, by talking about food, writing and everything in between.  

Hilderbrand, a year-round Nantucket resident, has written 27 previous novels including The Blue Bistro and Golden Girl. Millions follow the food blog How Sweet Eats and cookbooks (Seriously Delish and The Pretty Dish) written by Merchant, a Pittsburgh recipe developer.

This event begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater’s Community Room. The ticket for admission is pre-ordering a copy of The Hotel Nantucket from the Bookshop (online or at the Bookshop). Attendees are asked to wear black and/or white for this event, in keeping with Hilderbrand’s book-specific themes.

The Hotel Nantucket follows Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton as she recovers from a bad breakup and looks for a second chance as general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, an historic gem-turned-eyesore. Can Lizbet manage the hotel’s new billionaire owner, pressure from an Instagram influencer, a staff full of secrets, a decades-long haunting and her own romantic uncertainty? The compelling summer drama offers emotional depth, multiple perspectives and a dash of Roaring Twenties history.


What: An Evening with Elin Hilderbrand

When: Monday, June 20, 7 p.m.

Ticket: Accompanies a pre-ordered a copy of Hilderbrand’s newest release, The Hotel Nantucket

Regular seating for this event is sold out, but readers may still pre-order a signed copy of The Hotel Nantucket, watch the live stream in the overflow room at the Theater, and meet and greet Elin after the event!

The Penguin Bookshop exists to serve its customers and community, educate the public, sustain thoughtful business practices and celebrate a diversity of voices. Regularly engaging with readers of all ages, Penguin Bookshop hosts a variety of events including readings and book club meetings. The shop has served Sewickley and the surrounding area since 1929, offering a treasured literary resource to the Pittsburgh region.