John Young's Book Tour!

I'd love to be at any of these eleven events--but especially at the one in Washington DC, hosted by a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist.

As a former English teacher, John Young loves talking about literature, especially his own. To have him visit your book group, high school or college class, to talk about writing or When the Coin is in the Air, please leave a request in the Contact area.

Wyoming, OH | 8/22/2019 | 6:30pm

Wyoming Community Coffee, 434 Springfield Pike 

This public event kicks off John’s reading series. He will read from and discuss When the Coin is in the Air.


Cincinnati, OH | 9/5/2019 

Private Event

This private reading and book party will be held at the home of John’s good friends Rich and Barb Ruddy. The Ruddys are strong supporters of the arts—both visual and literary.

Boston, MA | 9/15/2019  |  3:00-4:30

Tres Gatos Bookstore, 470 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston

John will read and discuss his novel in this cool and comfortable bookstore with a nice restaurant attached. Come for a reading, stay for dinner.

Cincinnati, OH | 10/26/2019  |  10:00am – 4:00pm

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival, Duke Energy Convention Center

Join John at the Cincinnati Regional Book Festival! For more details, visit their website. 

 Washington, DC | TBD 

Private Event

This reading and book party is at the home of John’s good friends Susan Headden and Doug Richardson. Both are supporters of literature and editorial writing (Susan won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting).

Oxford, OH | TBD 

Books & Brews, 107 E. Church Street

This bookstore/coffee shop/pub is a great concept and a fun place to hang out. John will read and discuss When the Coin is in the Air, much of which was written in a cabin at nearby Hueston Woods State Park.

Indianapolis, IN | 8/31/2019 | 6:00pm

Indy Reads Bookstore, 911 Massachusetts Ave.

This beautiful downtown bookstore has a steady flow of writers from all over. The featured writer is John Young, reading and discussing When the Coin is in the Air.

Falmouth, MA | 9/14/2019 | 2:00pm

Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St.

Falmouth Public Library—This public reading will be on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:30. John will be reading and discussing writing with Jean Stone, author of 20 novels. This reading will be broadcasted by FCTV.

Beverly, MA | 9/18/2019 | 7:00pm 

Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St.

This is a sweet return to John’s second home. He and his wife lived in Beverly for 20 years, and both of their children were born there. It’s a lovely community on Boston’s North Shore.

Chicago, IL | 10/5/2019  |  6:00pm

The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave.

At this public reading, John will follow Lincolin Park’s Applefest. Shout out to John’s old high school theater friend Steve Spencer for his help.

Cincinnati, OH | 11/19/2019  | 7:00pm

Joseph-Beth, 2692 Madison Rd.

At this public reading in November, John will be reading from his book at Joseph-Beth Book Sellers.