Graphic novelists CHARLES BURNS and CHRIS WARE and writer and graphic designer CHIP KIDD appear at the Brattle Theatre for a panel discussion on graphic novels on Thursday October 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM.
The authors will also discuss Charles Burns’s new book, The Hive, and Chris Ware’s new book, Building Stories.
$5 tickets available through Harvard Book Store
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
April 30, 2012 by Colin Solan
Filed under California, Canada, Comic Books, Comic Strips, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Other, Pennsylvania, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Washington, Wisconsin
Acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel goes on a book tour of North America to promote her new graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?
Tuesday May 1, 2012
Barnes & Noble, 7pm
2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street, New York City, NY
Wednesday May 2, 2012
The Brattle Theatre, 6pm
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore
Thursday May 3, 2012
Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Friday May 4, 2012
Politics & Prose, 7pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Saturday May 5, 2012 Toronto
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Sunday May 6, 2012
Left Bank Books, 4pm
321 N. 10th Street, St Louis, MO
Monday May 7, 2012
Boswell Book Co., 7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday May 8, 2012
Books Inc, 7pm
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday May 9, 2012
The Booksmith, 7:30
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
Thursday May 10, 2012
Los Angeles Public Library, 7pm
Format: On-stage interview with Deborah Vankin
Mark Taper Auditorium—Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA
Friday May 11, 2012
University Bookstore, 7pm
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
Saturday May 12, 2012
The Bagdad Theater, 5pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Sponsored by Powell’s
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Swedish American Museum, 7:30pm
5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Sponsored by Women and Children First Bookstore
Jonathan Gruber speaks at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday January 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM.
Harvard Book Store is happy to welcome economist JONATHAN GRUBER for a discussion of his new book, Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, and How It Works.
Health Care Reform takes an original, accessible approach to educating Americans about the state of our country’s health care crisis by adopting the format of a comic book. As presented through Nathan Schrieber’s illustrations, the morass of health care reform is explained in humorous, decipherable terms.
The premise of the Affordable Care Act seemed promising: You won’t have to worry about going broke if you get sick. We will start to bring the costs of health care under control. And we will do all this while reducing the federal deficit. But from the moment President Obama signed the bill into law in 2010, a steady and mounting avalanche of misinformation about the ACA has left a growing majority of Americans confused about what it is, why it’s necessary, and how it works. If you’re one of them, buy this book. From how to tame the twin threats of rising costs and the increasing number of uninsured to why an insurance mandate is good for your health, Health Care Reform dispels false fears by arming you with facts.
“Jonathan Gruber, one of the country’s smartest health care minds, has brought the epic struggle of health reform to life. By explaining the challenges in our health care system as well as the benefits of the reform with imagination and verve, he accomplishes what many have tried and failed to do—he makes the case for health reform as an important achievement for the American people.” —Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Novelist and sometime comic-writer Jonathan Lethem appears at the Brattle on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 6pm.
Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome novelist and essayist JONATHAN LETHEM for a discussion of his new collection of essays, The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.
What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture supposed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers.
A constellation of previously published pieces and new essays as provocative and idiosyncratic as any he’s written, this volume sheds light on an array of topics from sex in cinema to drugs, graffiti, Bob Dylan, cyberculture, 9/11, book touring, and Marlon Brando, as well as on a shelf’s worth of his literary models and contemporaries: Norman Mailer, Paula Fox, Bret Easton Ellis, James Wood, and others. And, writing about Brooklyn, his father, and his sojourn through two decades of writing, Lethem sheds an equally strong light on himself.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Craig Thompson discusses and signs his long-awaited graphic novel at the Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM! Hosted by the Harvard Book Store. Tickets go on sale September 1st! ($5 click the link)
Harvard Book Store is thrilled to host Harvey and Eisner Award–winning graphic novelist CRAIG THOMPSON for a discussion of his newest work, Habibi, an Arabian Nights–like love story.
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
Craig Thompson’s previous graphic novels include Blankets (for which he received three Harvey Awards for Best Artist, Best Graphic Album of Original Work, and Best Cartoonist; and two Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist); Goodbye, Chunky Rice; and Carnet de Voyage. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Thompson’s first graphic novel in seven years is a lushly epic love story that’s both inspiring and heartbreaking, intertwined with parables from both Islam and Christianity. Sold into marriage as a young girl, Dodola endures life as the wife of a scribe until she’s captured by slave traders and brought to Wanatolia to be auctioned off. But before she can be sold again, she escapes, taking with her an abandoned toddler named Habibi. The pair runaway to the desert, taking refuge in an abandoned boat, where they survive for nine years, with Dodola teaching Zam the ways of the world through stories from the Qur’an and the Bible. When Zam is 12, he secretly follows Dodola and realizes that she has been prostituting herself to passing caravans in order to acquire food. They are separated when Dodola is taken against her will to become part of a sultan’s harem, leaving Zam alone in the desert. Six long years pass as the two struggle to find their way back to each other and, overcoming enormous odds, eventually end up far from the ancient desert landscape in a contemporary metropolis that underscores Thompson’s subtle ability to blend the timeless and the current. In addition to richly detailed story panels, the gorgeous Arabic ornamental calligraphy makes each page an individual work of art.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
Edgar Wright has uncovered the cheat codes and managed to find his way to The Brattle Theatre for the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World screening on November 6th.
Dress like your favorite “evil ex” and prepare to pay for your crimes against humanity. Mr. Wright is powering up his Q&A skillz and preparing to turn all of you into coins when he arrives.
The battle gets underway at 7:30 PM and tickets are on sale now at The Brattle Theatre site.
And stick around for a special second feature programmed at 11pm by Mr. Wright himself.
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Dan Clowes embarks on his tour this week in support of his first ever original graphic novel. In each city, Dan will be talking with a special guest moderator complete with slide show. (and it’s a great slide show) And in Boston you get to see Ghost World after the event, with an introduction by Dan himself.
05/03/10 | 7 PM Washington DC POLITICS & PROSE With Dan Kois
05/04/10 | 6 PM Cambridge BRATTLE THEATER & HARVARD BOOKSTORE With Hillary Chute
05/05/10 | 7 PM NYC THE STRAND With David Hajdu
05/07/10 | 7 PM Toronto TCAF & TPL With Mark Medley
05/08/10-05/09/10 Toronto TCAF & TPL
05/13/10 | 7:30 PM San Francisco THE BOOKSMITH With Glen David Gold
05/14/10 | 7:30 PM Los Angeles SKYLIGHT BOOKS With Dana Gould
05/16/10 | 7:30 PM Portland POWELLS With Greg Netzer, Director of Wordstock
06/03/10 | 7 PM Oakland DIESEL With Eli Horowitz
06/12/10 | 7 PM Chicago QUIMBY’S (signing only)
06/13/10 | TBA Chicago PRINTERS ROW With Ray Pride
ABOUT WILSON: Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family – a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.
February 26, 2010 by Colin Solan
Filed under Arizona, California, Canada, Colorado, Comic Books, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Washington, Wisconsin
Best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult (Wonder Woman) is embarking on month-long signing tour for her new novel House Rules.
:: Upcoming appearances ::
Tuesday March 2 NORWICH, VERMONT/HANOVER, NH 9 AM Breakfast event sponsored by Norwich Bookstore. Hanover Inn, 2 Main St. Hanover, call 802-649-1114 to book tickets. $35 includes event, book, coffee, juice and pastries.
Tuesday March 2 FRAMINGHAM MA 7 PM event with B&N Framingham at Framingham High School Auditorium, 115A St. Contact 508-626-2823. FREE, no tickets needed.
Wednesday March 3 BOSTON, MA Noon signing only Prudential Center B&N, 800 Boylston St. FREE, no tickets needed.
Wednesday March 3 CAMBRIDGE, MA 6 PM event with the Harvard Coop, at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., for information/tickets contact 617-499-2012. Tickets $5, ticket can only be used as a coupon for $5 off book.
Thursday March 4 NYC 7 PM, B&N Union Square, 33 E 17th St, 212-253-0810. FREE, no tickets needed.
Friday, March 5 HUNTINGTON, NY 7 PM event with the Book Revue, at Huntington High School, Oakwood & McKay Roads, contact 631-271-1442 for tickets/ info. Tickets $30.42 includes a copy of HOUSE RULES. Discounted seats are available (without the book) for students and people with disabilities.
Sunday, March 7 WYCKOFF, NJ Afternoon event with Bookends 3:30pm at the Wyckoff YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue. Contact 201-445-0726 or 201-891-2081.
Monday March 8 RALEIGH, NC 7:30 PM event with Quail Ridge Books, at Meredith College, Jones auditorium, 3800 Hillsborough St. Call 919-828-1588 Purchase a book instore, get a ticket.
Tuesday March 9 OAK BROOK/CHICAGO, IL 7PM event with Borders Oak Brook at James B. Conant High School, 700 East Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL Call 847-330-0031. FREE, no tickets required.
Wednesday March 10 LAKE FOREST, IL 1PM event with Lake Forest Books, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd, 847-234-4420 for tickets, $30 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.
Wednesday March 10 MILWAUKEE, WI Evening event with Books & Co, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., 262-567-0106. Tickets required, $25 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.
Thursday, March 11 TORONTO, CANADA 7 PM Indigo, Manulife Center, 55 Bloor Street West, 416-923-9525
Friday March 12 EDINA/MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7 PM event with B&N Edina, at South View Middle School, 4725 South View Lane, 952-920-0633. FREE, no tickets needed.
Saturday, March 13 KANSAS CITY, MO 1:30 PM event with Rainy Day Books, at Unity Temple at the Plaza, 707 West 47th St., 913-384-3126, tickets required, $28 includes copy of HOUSE RULES, ticket, and a guest ticket.
Monday March 15 SAN DIEGO, CA 7 PM event with Borders San Diego at San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets/info 619-295-2201. Ticket price: approximately $30 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.
Tuesday March 16 PASADENA, CA 7 PM event with Vroman’s/Book Soup at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, call 626-449-5320, ticket required. Buy a book instore, get a ticket.
Thursday March 18 SACRAMENTO, CA 7 PM event with Borders/Sacramento Bee, at Mosaic Law Congregation, 2300 Sierra Blvd, call 916-564-0168. Tickets required, buy a book instore, get a ticket (approximately $25)
Friday March 19 SEATTLE, WA 6:30 PM, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-366-3316, FREE event, purchase of book gets you a “line signing” ticket.
Saturday March 20 SEATTLE WA 2PM event with Elliott Bay Books, at Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, 206-624-6600, FREE, no ticket required.
Monday March 22, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 6:30 PM event with B&N Scottsdale, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street, contact 480-391-0048. FREE event, tickets handed out at door for book signing line.
Wednesday, March 24 DENVER, CO 7:30 PM event with the Denver Post, at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave. SOLD OUT.
Wednesday March 31, PORTSMOUTH, NH 7:30 PM “Writers on a New England Stage” event with NH Public Radio & RiverRun bookstore, tickets available at www.themusichall.org or 603-436-2400.