Librarians’ Tea

"When they say you can’t take it with you, they don’t mean books, do they?" – Doris Ann Norris


Saturday, November 2nd @ 2:30pm

The Bouchercon 2019 Librarians’ Tea has been designed to not only honor our cherished librarians, but also to celebrate the art of taking tea. A traditional English tea will be prepared for 400 in the hotel’s kitchen by The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady — former personal chef for both the Queen of England and Princess Diana and her sons.

  • Texas author Susan Wittig Albert will serve as Honorary Chair.

  • American Guest of Honor, Hank Phillippi Ryan, will deliver the official librarians’ welcome.

  • Local Guest of Honor Deborah Crombie will introduce Chef McGrady.

  • Chef McGrady will share tales of his royal service, instruct guests on proper tea etiquette, and sign copies of his cookbooks.

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