Author Megan Griswold to read at New Dominion Bookshop on June 29

New Dominion BookshopNew Dominion Bookshop will host a book reading and signing with author and NPR commentator Megan Griswold on Saturday, June 29, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Griswold will be reading from her new book, The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Griswold’s narrative spans four decades and six continents—from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.

Griswold was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture—at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband called in the middle of the night to say he’d landed in jail, Megan had to accept that her many certificates, degrees, and licenses had not been the finish line she’d once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what would prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life.

With degrees from Barnard, Yale, and the Institute of Taoist education and acupuncture, Griswold has trained and received certifications as a doula, shiatsu practitioner, yoga instructor, and personal trainer, as well as a certification in wilderness medicine. She has worked as a mountain instructor, a Classical Five Element acupuncturist, a freelance reporter, an NPR All Things Considered commentator, a spokesperson for egg freezing, an off-the grid interior designer, and the creator of the backcountry-meets-high-style online store Little Moving Spaces. She resides (mostly) in a yurt in Kelly, Wyoming.

About New Dominion Bookshop

Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. Located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, New Dominion is a general trade bookshop that serves as the hub for readings and other literary events in the community. For more information, visit


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