NJ – Alec Baldwin Signing

Alec Baldwin appears at Bookends on Friday, November 10th at 1:00 PM to promote You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody)! This event is a book-signing with purchase only. This a free event, but line passes are required. Call store for details.

Alec Baldwin won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of NBC president Jack Donaghy on the sitcom 30 Rock. His list of film credits includes roles in Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Departed, and The Cooler, for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Baldwin recently garnered praise for a certain Presidential impersonation on Saturday Night Live, which he has hosted 16 times. Nevertheless travels behind the public persona to lay bare the facts of his difficult childhood, romantic and familial struggles, and fights against addiction to reveal the fearlessness and drive that have defined his life.

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

NJ – Michael Rapaport Signing

Actor Michael Rapaport appears at Bookends on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign his new book This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash. *Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

NJ – La Borinqueña Signing

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, creator and writer of the new superhero La Borinqueña, appears at the Newark Public Library on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a talk about the making of his critically-acclaimed comic book series, followed by a comic book signing. Miranda-Rodríguez has been spotlighted by major media outlets from Telemundo to the New York Times for the creation of this Afro-boricua heroine whose mission is to help the Puerto Rican community unite and fight for social justice. This Nuyorican artist uses his comic to raise awareness about Puerto Rico’s human rights and economic issues. He is also a writer for Marvel Comics, and an independent publisher.

Latino Celebration 2017 programs and exhibit are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Essex Council Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, support from Verizon / NJ Shares Communications Lifeline program, and by a grant from the Friends of the HRIC.

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Newark Public Library
5 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 733-7784

NJ – Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani, debut author of the graphic novel PASHMINA, appears at Watchung Booksellers on Tuesday, October 10th at 4:00 PM. Nidhi will do a short presentation about her process, path to comics and sign copies of PASHMINA.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Watchung Booksellers
54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-7177

NJ – An Evening with Denis Leary

Actor/comedian Denis Leary will launch his new book Why We Don’t Suck with a humorously moderated discussion, followed by an audience Q&A at the Bergen Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM. All tickets include a signed-copy of the book. This book is the follow up to his 2008 release, Why We Suck. In addition to performing standup comedy, Leary has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including Rescue Me, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, the Amazing Spider-Man, and the animated Ice Age series.

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Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

NJ – Unqualified: An Evening With Anna Faris

Press Release:

Join WORD Bookstores and Loew’s Jersey Theatre on Tuesday, October 24th for a special evening with actress, author, producer, and podcaster Anna Faris as she shares her new book, UNQUALIFIED. Equal parts comic memoir and humorous advice from her hit podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, this memoir shares Anna’s candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. A short Q&A and book signing will follow.

Anna Faris is an actress, producer, and top-rated podcaster. Her podcast, ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified,’ averages 4 million downloads a month. Faris currently stars on the CBS hit comedy Mom and has had memorable roles on Entourage and Friends. She will next star in MGM/Pantelion Film’s remake of Overboard alongside Eugenio Derbez. Faris produced and starred in The House Bunny and What’s Your Number and her additional films include the Scary Movie franchise, Lost in Translation, The Dictator, Observe and Report, Brokeback Mountain, Just Friends, Smiley Face, Keanu, and the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs franchise. A native of Washington State, she lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Please note that Anna Faris will be signing, but not personalizing books, and that any memorabilia & supplemental merchandise will not be signed. Photography with the author is not permitted.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plz, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 798-6055

NJ – Saint Mick Signing

WWE Hall of Famer & New York Times Bestselling Author, MICK FOLEY, will sign his new book: Saint Mick at Bookends on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 PM.

*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

NJ – The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History Signing

Join Caseen Gaines for a signing of The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History at East Side Mags on Sunday, September 24. Caseen will be there from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

NJ – Ed Asner Signing

Actor Ed Asner, star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, and Up, will sign his new book The Grouchy Historian at Bookends on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 PM.

*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

NJ – Ordinary People Change the World Signing

Author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos appear at Bookends on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign the latest books in their Ordinary People Change the World series, I AM GHANDI and I AM SACAGAWEA.

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

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