A Letter from Book-It’s Board President, Stuart Frank


Book-It’s s 25th anniversary has been full of celebration, most recently with our Silver Jubilee Gala on March 7. As board president, it’s been amazing to be a part of the ride. We chose to switch it up this year and forego Guilty Pleasures, our annual party and auction, in order to showcase amazing works from our past (Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Long Walk Home” and Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.”) and honor Co-Artistic Directors Jane Jones and Myra Platt.


While I was a little nervous about mixing it up, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result and have received a lot of great feedback from guests. We had over 200 people join us at Showbox at the Market for an amazing night. From the first moment guests started to arrive to the last second of dancing to The Dusty 45s, the evening was a huge success.


We exceeded our goal of raising $120,000 and had a great time doing it. I loved seeing so many familiar faces and meeting new friends. The energy during the silent and live auctions was great, with exuberant bidding and competition among attendees. The tribute to Jane and Myra was heartfelt and offered a glimpse of what it was like during the early years of the company. Finally, The Dusty 45s got everyone up and moving with their infectious energy and great sound. Here’s to 25 more years!

-Stuart Frank
Book-It Board President

View the online gala slideshow to see all the event photos.