The Gargoyle Hunters Author John Freeman Gill at Ferguson Library on Oct. 11

John Freeman Gill will visit the Ferguson Library to present an illustrated talk about "The Gargoyle Hunters," his book on the the landmark Woolworth Building. His talk will also describe both the history of the building's Gothic terra-cotta facade and the original research he conducted into its 1970s restoration. The talk will be followed by a reading from a nail-biting scene in his book that takes place at the top of the Woolworth Building as well as a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

The New York Times calls the book, "Marvelously evocative ... exuberant ... eye-opening... [an] urban Indiana Jones-like escapade."

John Freeman Gill is a native New Yorker and longtime New York Times contributor whose work has been anthologized in The New York Times Book of New York and More New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of The New York Times. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, the International Herald Tribune, New York magazine,  Premiere, Avenue, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.
The Ferguson Library's Main Library, DiMattia Building is located at One Public Library Plaza in Stamford, Conn. For more information, call (203) 351-8243.


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