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Frenchtown Bookshop presents author Patrick Bringley


Frenchtown Bookshop will host author Patrick Bringley, the former Metropolitan Museum of Art security guard whose behind-the-scenes museum memoir, “All The Beauty In The World,” became a “much-deserved” best-seller. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

“All the Beauty in the World” is a memoir about Bringley’s decade working as a guard in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as a way to heal from his grief over the death of his brother.

It has been named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Public Library, NPR, the Financial Times, and the Times of London, which selected it as the Outstanding Art Book of 2023. Bringley’s narration of “All the Beauty in the World” was named a Best Audiobook of the Year by Audible.

Bringley will be in conversation with Randell and Peter Schmidt, who for many years served as the head librarian (Randi) and principal and Director of Studies (Pete) at Gill-St. Bernards School in Peapack-Gladstone, N.J.

The author will read from and sign his book. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Frenchtown Bookshop, located at 28 Bridge St., Frenchtown, N.J. For information, visit or call 908-628-9297.