The Gargoyle Hunter-Book Reading and Signing

FREE- Enjoy a reading from John Freeman Gill on Thur., June 8 ; 6:30pm at The General Society Library

The General Society Library,

20 West 44th Street, New York City

Thursday, June 8th, at 6:30 p.m.

Hilarious and poignant, The Gargoyle Hunters is a love letter to a vanishing city and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons. Intimately portraying New York’s relationship with time, the novel presents the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heist— the theft of an entire historic Manhattan building. Through the voice of thirteen-year-old Griffin Watts, author John Freeman Gill implores readers to look at New York with a new perspective. The Washington Post writes, “After a few chapters with Watts, it’s impossible not to turn your gaze toward the sky. You’ll never look at the Woolworth Building the same way again.”


John Freeman Gill is a long-time New York Times contributor as well as the architecture and real estate editor of Avenue magazine. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, The Washington Monthly, The International Herald Tribune, the website of New York magazine, Premiere, the New York Times op-ed page, and The New York Times Book Review.


Free Admission. 


Reception and Book Signing to follow. Advance Registration is required.



Presented in Partnership with The General society of Mechanics and tradesmen of the City of New York

The Lectures take place in The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York City.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


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