Doylestown: An Afternoon with GERALD CHARLES DICKENS

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A Charles Dickens Christmas!

Join us in welcoming Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens on December 7 at 3 pm as he discusses insider details about his annual performance of  A Christmas Carol at Byers' Choice, the history behind Charles Dickens' performances, and other tidbits of Dickensian information.

Mr. Dickens will be available to sign a special selection of books and gifts during a public reception to be held. This event is free and open to the public. 




Information on the Byers' Choice Performances

Dickens returns to Byers' Choice December 7-8!

Gerald is the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, and he performs a one-man show of "A Christmas Carol," taking the part of twenty-six different characters in turn. The performance is unforgettable, as he brings to life all of the meaning of the original story. Not recommended for children under the age of eight. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is general admission; performance is approximately 75 minutes. For more information please visit


At some of our well-attended events, you can expect to stand in line for upwards of two hours and sometimes longer. If you have an issue that prevents you from standing in line for that length of time, please contact us immediately so that we can better accommodate you at the event.

Limited parking available at the Doylestown Bookshop, but street parking available in surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, free parking available at the Bucks County Parking Garage near the Courthouse on Broad Street. Free day and evening parking. Entrance on Broad Street. Additional entrances on Union and Doyle Streets. More information about parking in Doylestown can be found at

If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone (215.230.7610), or through our website. When buying online, simply use the checkout comments field to indicate that you would like us to request the author's signature at our event before shipping it to you. Note: If you can't make it to the event, we cannot offer any personalization, only the authors signature. 

All event-related inquiries can be sent to our Director of Marketing, Events & Schools, Krisy Elisii, at