A Night at the Book Fair, a PEN America Young Patrons Event, will be held on Thursday, January 11 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Scholastic’s iconic headquarters in Soho. A Night at the Book Fair will pay homage to Scholastic’s famous book fair and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, literary hosts, silent auction, childhood nostalgia and a luminous rooftop view. You may even catch a glimpse of Clifford the Big Red Dog.

The PEN America Young Patrons are emerging philanthropists in their 20s and 30s who help identify, support, and elevate emerging creative voices whose work stands at the intersection of literary freedom and political engagement. For over 100 years, PEN America has championed the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world, while working to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, convey information and ideas, express their views, and access the creative expression of others.

Scholastic headquarters requires all guests to be vaccinated against Covid-19. By purchasing a ticket you certify that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. 



Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors




TPG Global, LLC


Anonymous • Hollis & Jim Forbes


Cinetic Media • Sandra Leong • Jonathan A. Schwartz, in honor of Gerald Schwartz
Sharon and Aaron Schwartz • Scott E. Schwartz & Mark H. Smith

(in formation)

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Tracey Doolin, [email protected] or 646-981-0685

Young Patrons Leadership Committee

Joshua T. Bennett • Cameron Westin Forbes • Alexis Galfas • Maggie Gilbride • Cat Hobbs • Claire Joseph • Melissa Lee
Olivia Leong Sulkowicz • Lauren McCarthy • Nayeema Raza • Rob Stamm • Linzee Troubh • Keishel Williams • Samantha Zambri