Texas Book Festival Presents Grace Bonney October 7!

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Tickets to this event are no longer available online. They are available at the door, while supplies last!


with Nikisha Brunson, Norma Jeanne Maloney, Natalie Davis of Canoe, Ashley and Christina Cheng, and Kirsten Dickerson

WHAT: In conversation about In The Company of Women

WHERE: Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701

WHEN: Friday, October 7 at 7:00PM / Doors at 6:00PM

HOW: Tickets to this event are no longer available online. They are available at the door, while supplies last.

We’re thrilled to announce the Texas Book Festival is hosting a special evening with Design*Sponge blogger and bestselling author GRACE BONNEY about her new book, In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs. Bonney will appear with a fabulous lineup of Austin artists, entrepreneurs and independent businesswomen at Central Presbyterian Church to discuss their empowering stories and to celebrate women at all stages of life, creativity and career. Join us for an evening of motivation, inspiration and connection!

The event begins at 7:00PM. Doors are at 6:00PM. Big thanks to local indie bookstore BookPeople for being the official bookseller for this event! They’ll be on hand with additional copies of the book for sale.

ITCOW tote bag  COVER. In the Company of Women


Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge
Nikisha Brunson of Urban Bush Babes and Folie Apothecary
Norma Jeanne Maloney of Red Rider Studios
Ashley and Christina Cheng of SPUN Ice Cream
Natalie Davis of Canoe
Kirsten Dickerson of Raven + Lily.


Tickets cost $38 (the price of one copy of the book plus tax) and include one pre-signed copy of In the Company of Women, to be received at the event. Each ticket admits one person to the event.

Tickets to this event are no longer available online. They are available at the door, while supplies last.


We cannot take orders for signed copies of books from people who cannot attend the event. All books must be picked up at Central Presbyterian Church on Friday, October 7. Pick up details will be emailed to all ticket purchasers. Books cannot be shipped.

Please contact Texas Book Festival with any questions:  bookfest@texasbookfestival.org or 512-477-4055.



The widely anticipated second book from Grace Bonney, bestselling author of Design*Sponge at Home, profiles in words and pictures 100 influential women who have forged their own paths in business and work, bridging the worlds of lifestyle and business like never before.

Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.


Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, a daily website dedicated to the creative community. Design*Sponge was founded in 2004 and currently reaches nearly 2 million readers per day. A native of Virginia Beach, Bonney has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as House & Garden, Domino, and Craft magazine. She is passionate about supporting all members of the creative community; she runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of a weekly radio show, After the Jump, which reaches over 500,000 listeners per episode. Her first book, Design*Sponge at Home, is a national bestseller and has over 100,000 copies in print. After 12 years in Brooklyn, Bonney now lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley with her wife and their three pets.

Thanks to our partners for sponsoring this event!



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