Gina Schaefer in Conversation with Laurie Gillman

  • December 4, 2022

The author of Recovery Hardware comes to DC (and speaks virtually) on Wed., Dec. 7th, at 7 p.m.!

Gina Schaefer in Conversation with Laurie Gillman

East City Bookshop welcomes local business owner and author, Gina Schaefer to discuss her book, Recovery Hardware, in conversation with ECB's owner, Laurie Gillman.

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Note on format: This hybrid event will have both an in-person component with limited seating as well as a virtual broadcast via Zoom Webinar. Both in-person and virtual attendees will be able to pose questions to the authors during audience Q&A.

Covid-19 information: Please note that East City Bookshop continuously monitors public health guidance to ensure the safety of customers, authors, and our staff and reserves the right to adjust in-person events. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all in-person attendees.


Once a lively hub of industry and entertainment, Washington, DC’s Logan Circle crumbled in the aftermath of the 1968 riots. Decades of neglect led to boarded-up buildings, overgrown and littered sidewalks, and widespread drug use and addiction. Laid off again and tired of the tech industry, Gina Schaefer needed a fresh start. Determined to bring her neighborhood back to life, Gina opened her first hardware store near Whitman-Walker’s Addiction Services program. What began as an effort to help her community recover evolved into a safe space for countless people in recovery to rebuild their lives.

Recovery Hardware shares the powerful true story of A Few Cool Hardware Stores’ CEO Gina Schaefer’s path to building an innovative business that revitalized her urban community and provided opportunities for everyone to thrive, no matter their past.

Hosted by East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC. Learn more here.

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