The hotel has also introduced a series of events in partnership with Harper Perennial—soirees that will include author signings and panel discussions in the lobby and in the infamous Round Table Room. Details are still being planned for the next special event, although we have heard it’s going to be food-related.
For people more interested in their own literary events at the Algonquin, the hotel makes its lobby available for book club meetings—reservations are required, the group is limited to 10 people, and be prepared for the hotel to suggest you discuss a Harper Perennial book.
Note: The press release says, “A Harper Perennial book will be recommended every month for you to consider introducing to your group”—but there’s no mention of what might happen if you go rogue and choose another book entirely.
Perhaps Matilda will be brought in to adjudicate? Room rates here start at around $220 a night.