Cocktails and Conversation with Elinor Lipman

On Thursday, June 1st the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation invites you to enjoy Cocktails & Conversation with Elinor Lipman, the award-winning author who has been described as “the Queen of Manhattan romance and wit.” Lipman’s 16 books of fiction and nonfiction include The Inn at Lake Devine, On Turpentine Lane, Rachel to the Rescue, Good Riddance and most recently Ms. Demeanor: A Novel, described by The New York Times as ‘A joyride with a potent dose of wry social commentary.’


Cocktails & Conversation will take place at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $60, and include delicious nibbles and two drinks; proceeds benefit the non-profit NRPL Foundation. Tickets are available at or by mail with a check payable to NRPLF sent to New Rochelle Public Library Foundation, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801. For more information visit the website at


Books will be available for sale and signing that evening via Bronx River Books  (37 Spencer Place, Scarsdale;  914-420-6396;  email; website


Cocktails & Conversation is one of the NRPL Foundation’s signature events, designed to bring book lovers together. The evenings feature authors in a discussion moderated by Prof. Amy Bass, Ph.D., NRPL Foundation Board Member, historian and acclaimed author (One Goal: A Coach, A Team and the Game That Brought A Divided Town Together). 


The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises resources and provides advocacy to keep the library vibrant, up-to-date, and able to serve the diverse needs of the New Rochelle community. For more information about the NRPL Foundation visit the website at