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The Pairing: An Evening with Casey McQuiston

Wednesday August 14, 2024 07:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
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All attendees must register for the event.

Charis and the Georgia Center for the Book welcome Casey McQuiston for a celebration of The Pairing. In Person at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.

About the Book: In #1 New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston’s latest romantic comedy, two bisexual exes accidentally book the same European food and wine tour and challenge each other to a hookup competition to prove they’re over each other—except they’re definitely not.

Theo and Kit have been a lot of things: childhood best friends, crushes, in love, and now estranged exes. After a brutal breakup on the transatlantic flight to their dream European food and wine tour, they exited each other’s lives once and for all.

Time apart has done them good. Theo has found confidence as a hustling bartender by night and aspiring sommelier by day, with a long roster of casual lovers. Kit, who never returned to America, graduated as the reigning sex god of his pastry school class and now bakes at one of the finest restaurants in Paris. Sure, nothing really compares to what they had, and life stretches out long and lonely ahead of them, but—yeah. It’s in the past.

All that remains is the unused voucher for the European tour that never happened, good for 48 months after its original date and about to expire. Four years later, it seems like a great idea to finally take the trip. Solo. Separately.

It’s not until they board the tour bus that they discover they’ve both accidentally had the exact same idea, and now they’re trapped with each other for three weeks of stunning views, luscious flavors, and the most romantic cities of France, Spain, and Italy. It’s fine. There’s nothing left between them. So much nothing that, when Theo suggests a friendly wager to see who can sleep with their hot Italian tour guide first, Kit is totally game. And why stop there? Why not a full-on European hookup competition?

But sometimes a taste of everything only makes you crave what you can’t have.

About the Author: CASEY MCQUISTON is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies, including One Last Stop, I Kissed Shara Wheeler, and Red, White & Royal Blue, whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bon Appetit. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Casey now lives in New York City with a poodle mix named Pepper.

About the Event

All attendees must register for the event by selecting a ticket. There will be a limited number of free tickets. You may choose a free ticket without a book or a single book ticket or a ticket for 2 people that includes one book. Casey will presign all copies of THE PAIRING and then in the signing line, they will personalize only — no quotes. Casey will do candid photos only and sign one additional book, no personalizations or quotes.

If you choose the book with ticket option, you will bring your ticket (digitally or on paper) with you to pick up your copy of the book at the event. All books not picked up at the event on 8/14 will be available for pickup at Charis Books and More (184 S. Candler St, Decatur) for an additional 2 weeks.

Doors open at 6 pm. Event begins promptly at 7 pm.

Masks: Face masks are encouraged but not required.
Social Distancing: Attendance will be capped below capacity to ensure social distancing.

The First Baptist Church is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. Please contact us at info@charisbooksandmore.comor 404-524-0304 if you have other seating or accessibility needs or would like to request ASL interpretation.

Event Code of Conduct: By attending our event you agree to our Code of Conduct: Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to info@chariscircle.org immediately.

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Charis Magnum
184 S Candler St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30030
(404) 524-0304
neighborhood: #decaturga