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The Perfumist of Paris: a La Jolla/Riford Library Adventure with NYT bestselling author Alka Joshi

November 5, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


About the Live, In-Person, Adventure

Paris, 1974… Women who use the power of fragrance to seduce, tease and entice… Whispered secrets from a dark past…

Allow us to seduce, tease, and entice you to meet New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi, author of Reese’s Book Club Pick The Henna Artist. In the final chapter in Alka’s New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy, The Perfumist of Paris, takes readers to 1970s Paris.


Registration for this event is not required, as it is free and open to the public. However, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. You can guarantee a seat (while supplies last) by purchasing the VIP registration below, which includes a copy of The Perfumist of Paris to be delivered to the event for signing.


About the Author and Book

Alka Joshi is the internationally bestselling author of the Jaipur Trilogy: The Henna Artist, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur and The Perfumist of Paris. Her debut novel, The Henna Artist, immediately became a New York Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Pick. It has been translated into 29 languages and is currently in development at Netflix as a tv series.

Alka was born in India and came to the U.S. with her family at the age of nine. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of Arts. She is available for speaking engagements and group writing instruction. Alka shares her writing tips on her YouTube Channel HERE.

Alka’s latest book, The Perfumist of Paris, is the final chapter in the bestselling Jaipur trilogy and it takes readers to 1970s Paris, where Radha’s budding career as a perfumer must compete with the demands of her family and the secrets of her past.


About the La Jolla/Riford Library

With a unique connection to San Diego’s biotech industry, the La Jolla-Riford Library is believed to be the first in the country to feature a public biotech laboratory. The Bio Lab is part of an innovation space at the library that also includes 3D printers and a 50-person capacity classroom.

La Jolla-Riford Library opened in 1989, thanks to a generous land donation from Ms. Florence Riford. At 25,000 square feet, the library features a cozy fireplace, enclosed outdoor reading patio, spacious community room with a piano and art gallery, and the History Room which houses a comprehensive collection of La Jolla historical documents and newspaper archives.


November 5, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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