VIRTUAL TIX NOW AVAILABLE! Jasmine Guillory and Nicole Chung for BY THE BOOK


We are SO EXCITED to host Loyalty faves Jasmine Guillory and Nicole Chung for a LIVE and IN-PERSON event celebrating Jasmine's latest work, By the Book! Save the date to join us at Jackie Lee's from 7-9 PM on Thursday, June 2 for a fantastic chat between Jasmine and Nicole, followed by a meet + greet happy hour (featuring a themed cocktail/mocktail!) & book signing! 

This is a ticketed event taking place at Jackie Lee's at 116 Kennedy St. NW, Washington DC 20011grab your tickets using the button below! There are two ticket options: one includes a copy of By the Book, and the other includes a copy of By the Book AND one drink ticket for a specialty themed cocktail or mocktail! Additional copies of By the Book, as well as copies of Jasmine's and Nicole's other books, will be available for sale at the event. Proof of vaccination will be required, as well as a temperature check at the door.

If you were unable to snag a ticket for this in-person event, we're so excited to announce that we are now offering a virtual ticket option. Tickets will include a signed, personalized copy of By the Book (which can be shipped directly to you OR picked up at either our Silver Spring or Petworth location beginning the day after the event) and virtual access to the livestream of Jasmine and Nicole's conversation! Grab your ticket below, and please email Loyalty's events team at with any questions.


Sometimes to truly know a person, you have to read between the lines.

Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing after college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, still living at home, and one of the few Black employees at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to finally get the promotion she deserves.

All she has to do is go to the author’s Santa Barbara mansion and give him a pep talk or three. How hard could it be?

But Izzy quickly finds out she is in over her head. Beau Towers is not some celebrity lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. He is jaded and withdrawn and—it turns out—just as lost as Izzy. But despite his standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn’t there before.

Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory’s achingly romantic reimagining of a classic is a tale as old as time . . . for a new generation.


Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, including The Wedding Date, The Proposal, and While We Were Dating. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.


Nicole Chung is the author of the national bestseller All You Can Ever Know. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and many other outlets, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, and an Indies Choice Honor Book. Nicole is currently a contributing writer at The Atlantic, where she writes a weekly newsletter, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, TimeThe GuardianSlate, and Vulture. Prior to joining The Atlantic, she spent five years at the independent publisher Catapult, where she oversaw the digital editorial team, co-edited two anthologies, and helped lead Catapult magazine to its first National Magazine Award. Her next two books are forthcoming from Ecco Books/HarperCollins and HarperTeen.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Jackie Lee's
116 Kennedy St. NW
Washington, DC 20011