Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Beyond the Book Jacket speaker series gives readers the opportunity to meet their favorite authors and go behind-the-scenes of their favorite books.

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our events

Many of our featured events are held in the 400-seat black box auditorium located in our Parma-Snow Branch - the largest space of its kind in our library system. Most of our featured author events are free and open to the public, though we do require registration. Some events are ticketed.

Visiting author events are typically held in our other branch locations. We have 27 branches throughout Cuyahoga County.

Iron chef Michael Symon signs a book for his fans.

Iron chef Michael Symon signs a book for his fans.

Book signings

Every event is different, but many include a book signing which gives fans the opportunity to interact with our guest speakers. Books are typically made available for purchase and signing by our friends at Mac’s Backs - Books on Coventry.

Brad Meltzer poses for a photo.

Brad Meltzer poses for a photo.


Some of our events include time for audience Q&A, giving our guests the opportunity to find find out what inspires their favorite authors, what books they’ve been reading and other interesting insights.

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