Bonnie Garmus, author of "Lessons in Chemistry," will appear at the Performing Arts Theater at Coronado High School on Friday, Feb. 24.

Due to overwhelming demand to see Bonnie Garmus, author of New York Times No. 1 bestseller Lessons in Chemistry, her Coronado appearance is moving to the Performing Arts Theater at Coronado High School on Friday.

A free ticket is now required for admission for the 7 p.m. free event.

Garmus’s Coronado appearance, co-presented by Coronado Public Library and Warwick’s bookstore, is one of only two locations on the West Coast (the other is Seattle) and five locations nationwide where Garmus will be visiting in-person.

For the link to obtain a ticket, please visit the Coronado Public Library’s events calendar at, click the event title in the Feb. 24 date box, and follow the “click here to obtain a free open-seating ticket” link within the event listing.

Bonni Garmus, a best selling author, will appear at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Friday.

Limited preferred seating is available with advanced purchase of Lessons in Chemistry through Warwick’s bookstore. 

For a reserved seat with purchase of a signed copy of the book, please click or call the store at 858-454-0347. 

Lessons in Chemistry is currently No. 3 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list, and last week it was No. 1. It has been on the list for 40 weeks.

Garmus will discuss her book on-stage with Jane Mitchell, a 28-time Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and local Coronado resident, and will be available to sign copies after the presentation.

About Lessons in Chemistry

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman.

But it’s the early 1960s, and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable.

Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking “combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary.

But as her following grows, not everyone is happy.

Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

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