Charles Belfoure Dinner at Rubaiyat

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Rubaiyat's Vineyard Room
$68 per person, $260 table of four

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to announce the visit of bestselling author Charles Belfoure with his new book The Fallen Architect. Belfoure is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves. Belfoure will talk about his new book The Fallen Architect at a ticketed dinner at Rubaiyat Restaurant on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm.

An architect by profession, with a specialty in historical preservation, Charles Belfoure brings his knowledge and experience to create detailed and gripping novels.

In The Fallen Architect (Sourcebooks 2018), someone has to take the blame. When the Britannia Theatre’s balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn’t in his design, but he can’t fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing and must assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated.

In addition to The Paris Architect (Sourcebooks 2013) and House of Thieves (Sourcebooks 2015), Belfoure has published several architectural histories, one of which won a Graham Foundation national grant for architectural research. He is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and taught at Pratt as well as Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Belfoure has been a freelance writer for The Baltimore Sun and The New York Times. He lives in Maryland.

Tickets are on sale now at Dragonfly Books for $68 each or $260 for a table of four. Tickets include a copy of The Fallen Architect, dinner at Rubaiyat, and the opportunity to meet Charles Belfoure and get your book signed. Visit Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St. or call 563-379-9101 to purchase tickets.

If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Belfoure’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and hosted at Rubaiyat Restaurant, 117 W. Water St. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit, or contact us at or 563-382-4275.

The Fallen Architect Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492662716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 9th, 2018

From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect

Someone has to take the blame.

When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something.

The Paris Architect Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402294150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 15th, 2014

The New York Times Bestseller

"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell

House of Thieves Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492633082
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 2nd, 2016

"Belfoure's sly, roguish writing opens a window to those living both gilded and tarnished lives... Best of all, Belfoure holds together each and every thread of the novel, resulting in a most memorable, evocative read."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

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