Oblong Books & Music

Paperback Book Launch Virtual Event w/N.K. Jemisin, “The City We Became”

July 27th, 8 pm – 9 pm
Oblong Books

Virtual Event – Join three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin and fans around the country as we celebrate the paperback release of THE CITY WE BECAME. The first book in Jemisin’s The Great Cities Trilogy. Hailed as Jemisin’s most incredible novel yet! Your purchase of a paperback copy of THE CITY WE BECAME (below) will get you access to this exclusive event! Purchase Book for Entry ‘ticket’. Copies of THE CITY WE BECAME will have a signed bookplate by N.K. Jemisin, while supplies last. (No personalizations). Purchasers will be sent an email with login and access information 24 hours prior to the event.

Dutchess County Fair

August 24th – 29th, 10 am – 10 pm
Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck

Just a few blocks up from Montgomery Row.  Free Parking at the Fairgrounds. Rides, Agriculture, Tons of Fair Food. Tickets & More Info

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival

September 11th – 12th, 10 am
Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck

Just a few blocks up from Montgomery Row. Free parking at Fairgrounds.

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of the bounty of New York. Our event features hundreds of wines from all over the state, NY distilled spirits, craft beers, and gourmet specialty foods from all over the country. Learn more about wine with our educational seminars and brush up on your culinary skills with cooking demonstrations from regional celebrity chefs throughout the weekend. More Info & Tickets

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

October 16th – 17th, 9 am – 4 pm
Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck

Just a few blocks from Montgomery Row. Free parking at Fairgrounds. The Northeast’s thriving sheep industry is showcased and celebrated each year in this famous festival that draws a multitude of visitors from across the country to the lovely village of Rhinebeck. Prepare for a slightly scaled-back, hybrid event this October. Vendors will be placed throughout the property, both in buildings and outside, leaving room for proper spacing and distancing.  Your day will include fiber artists and crafts galore, amazing sheep herding demonstrations, frisbee dogs, and a petting zoo. More Info & Tickets

Oblong Books & Music

David Sedaris, “The Best of Me” and “A Carnival of Snackery”

October 16th, 7:30 pm
Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers. His new book, The Best of Me (Little Brown/Hachette, Fall 2020), is a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays, about which novelist Andrew Sean Greer wrote in the New York Times: “You must read “The Best of Me.” It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever — we’re allowed to laugh.” BUY TICKETS He is currently working on the second volume of his diaries, A Carnival of Snackery, Diaries (2003-2020) (Little Brown/Hachette, October 5th 2021). Avail for pre-order. More Info

David Sedaris will sign books in the lobby immediately following his readings and Q & A. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of Oblong Books & Music. Purchase Books before Event