VIRTUAL Battle of the Books!

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Barrett Bookstore is thrilled to partner with The Corbin District to bring back the wildly popular Battle of the Books!

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 book, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.

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


To register, please visit:

Event address: 
Darien, CT 06820-4127