Writer Neil Gaiman and illustrator Adam Rex appear for a release event at Books of Wonder on Saturday February the 23rd at noon! Gaiman says on his blog, “We’ll sign all the copies of Chu’s Day anyone wants, and other books as well. Books of Wonder is one of my favourite Children’s bookshops in the world.”
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite all our loyal customers and friends, both young and not-so-young, to an event of giant (panda) proportions. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23rd, set your alarm clocks to make sure you’ll be here at noon, and start counting down the days until #1 New York Times best-selling author and Newbery medalist NEIL GAIMAN joins New York Times best-selling illustrator ADAM REX for an appearance at Books of Wonder where they will sign copies of their new picture book…
Every so often an author and artist work together and create something truly special, a book with a whimsical text and vivid illustrations which come together seamlessly to create a story young readers and listeners will love. On Saturday, February 23rd, everyone is invited to be part of
Chu’s Day at Books of Wonder, as we are all introduced to a baby panda with a monstrous sneeze!
Beginning at noon, NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX will sign copies of CHU’S DAY and all their other wonderful titles for their numerous fans. Here are the publisher’s guidelines for getting your books signed:
* Neil and Adam will personalize an UNLIMITED number of CHU’S DAY purchased from Books of Wonder and will sign up to TWO other NEWLY purchased books.
* Neil and Adam will sign ONE beloved book brought from home.
* If a customer does NOT have a CHU’S DAY or a NEWLY purchased book of some kind, they will have to go into a second signing line that will go AFTER the first signing line is completed.
As a cherry on top what is already a sweet Saturday afternoon, NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX would like to show their support for Books of Wonder by pre-signing a special quantity of Limited Edition Chu’s Day Posters which will be available to fans at the event and online for a donation of $15 to Books of Wonder.
We can hardly wait to share this special afternoon with book lovers of all ages. NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX will meet and greet fans, and sign all their many wonderful, award-winning titles. Ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 23rd, Beginning at Noon.
*Please note: We will be distributing numbers to everyone, beginning at 10am the day of the signing, to reserve your place in line. Due to the large turnout we expect, there will not be a reading or presentation, just a book signing. To save yourself time, we advise pre-ordering and paying for your books at the store before the day of the event, so you can get in the express line to pick up your books and a number that day. Once you have your number, you can either wait in the store (and maybe get some treats at the new Birdbath Cafe at Books of Wonder) or leave and return to the store when the signing starts at noon. For those with a higher number, we will be tweeting what numbers we’re lining up so that you may monitor where we are in the process and gauge when to return to the store so you don’t miss your spot in line.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
William Scott Gallery and Boston based figurative painters Damon Lehrer and Rick Berry announce the September exhibition of their work “IT FIGURES” with the opening reception to be held September 9, 2011, 6-9 pm at William Scott Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave,#65, Boston.
Berry’s refined brutalism and spontaneous generation of bodies under strain and release contrast hypnotically with Lehrer’s perverted baroque style. Together their work expresses a joyous explosion of thepossibilities of “traditional” media, and different approaches to knitting together new and old, street and museum culture, the synchronicity of pop and salon.
Berry and Lehrer met through mutual friend and sometime collaborator, Phil Hale (cult illustrator and also official portrait painter of British Prime Minster Tony Blair). Lehrer has since founded the collective known as the Boston Figurative Art Center; Berry joined in response to its mission to promote figure painting in its many incarnations as a primary focus for contemporary art in Boston and beyond.
Damon Lehrer received his Master of Fine Arts degree at Boston University in 1994. His work is in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, The Acadia Foundation of Richard Estes, The New York and Boston Public Libraries, Dartmouth College, Tulane University, Bowdoin College, and Boston University, as well as many private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Rick Berry left high school and started at 17 in underground comics, expanding into popular culture with art for Marvel and DC Comics, major book and gaming publishers, television and feature film, including acting as Keanu Reeves’ cyber stunt double in Johnny Mnemonic. A pioneer in new media,Berry created the world’s first digital cover for a novel in 1984 for William Gibson’s Neuromancer. Authors Frank M. Robinson, Stephen King, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman have commissioned his illustrations and collected his work. His fine art paintings are also in private collections across Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as in two books of his work, Double Memory (with Phil Hale) and Sparrow 6: The Art of Rick Berry. He recently worked for three seasons in residency with OperaBoston, then with the American Repertory Theater for Amanda Palmer’s Cabaret.
Immediately following “IT FIGURES,” William Scott Gallery will host a group exhibition for the month of October in which Berry and Lehrer invite selected nationally and internationally known figure painters, many with Boston connections, into the image-driven conversation. Artists include Phil Hale, Anne Harris, Ken Beck, Bill Carman, Ed Stitt, Paul Goodnight, Jim Burke, George Pratt, Scott Bakal and others.
William Scott Gallery
450 Harrison Ave, #65 Thayer Street, Boston, MA 02118
Neil Gaiman, in conversation with Maria Dahvana Headley on Sunday June 26th at 7pm!
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle (Enter on Seneca)
Neil Gaiman’s American Gods appeared in 2001 to wide acclaim. It’s a story of magic and myth, a great and towering fable that uses the American landscape as its backdrop. On this, the tenth anniversary of the book, Gaiman will appear in conversation with Maria Dahvana Headely, author of Queen of Kings, to talk about the updated and expanded American Gods. Two types of tickets are available for the Neil Gaiman event: Orange tickets cost $29.55, include one signed copy of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition from the University Book Store, and grant admission to one person to the event. Signed books will be distributed at the event. Green tickets cost $5, and admit one person to the event. To purchase tickets, please call 1.800.335.READ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets available now.
Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event.
Neil Gaiman and Patton Oswalt appear on Tuesday, June 28th at 8pm (Doors at 7:00pm).
New York Times bestselling author, Neil Gaiman, discusses American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition with comedian Patton Oswalt at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: $15 without book; $35 with book*
*Note: Mr. Gaiman will only be pre-signing books for ticket buyers who have ordered Admission w/ Book in advance. If you would like a signed copy of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition from this event, it’s imperative that you order accordingly now as there will not be an opportunity after the event to get additional books signed.
**All tickets and books will be available for pickup at Saban Theatre Will Call night of show. No physical tickets will be mailed for this event.
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
His New York Times bestselling 2001 novel for adults, American Gods, was awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards, was nominated for many other awards, including the World Fantasy Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and appeared on many best-of-year lists.
8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Neil Gaiman in conversation with Lev Grossman on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y. Tickets are $29.00, click here to purchase.
To mark the re-release of his breakout novel American Gods, bestselling author Neil Gaiman discusses his career with Time magazine’s book reviewer and technology writer, Lev Grossman. Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and the Newbery Medal.
Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Magicians.
Neil Gaiman discusses his book, “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the NPC Ballroom. As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. Click the link to buy tickets.
First published in 2001, “American Gods” became an instant classic and has been described as a synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World). The Tenth Anniversary Edition is a commemorative volume that has been updated and expanded.
Gaiman, who began his writing career as a journalist, is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including “Coraline,” “The Graveyard Book,” “Neverwhere,” “Anansi Boys” and “Good Omens” (with Sir Terry Pratchett). He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights, and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts.
This event is cosponsored by the Club’s Book & Author and Young Members Committees. Proceeds benefit the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.
Price: $5; General Admission. You must present your printed ticket for admission.
Purchase your book ahead of time and guarantee a signed copy of “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.” Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.
Getting Your Book
The printed receipt will serve as a voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your voucher at the time of pick up.
All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Neil Gaiman speaks at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio present: “One of the top ten living post-modern writers” (Dictionary of Literary Biography) takes the stage to discuss the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods, his classic work which was a New York Times bestseller in 2001 and awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards.
Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. His children’s novel Coraline, published in 2002, was also a New York Times and international bestseller and an enormous critical success; it won the Elizabeth Burr/ Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards. Director Henry Selick made the film “Coraline,” with music provided by the band They Might Be Giants.
The literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Rebroadcast on NHPR.
A signed book is a great gift and a wonderful addition to any personal library. A book voucher is necessary for a signed copy. Purchase your book voucher ahead of time and save 10% off the retail price. Available at RiverRun Bookstore and The Music Hall box office. Want to read the book before you hear the author speak and still get a discount? You can buy an unsigned copy as soon as RiverRun has them available for a 10% discount when you show your ticket to the show at the bookstore counter.
American Gods: $26.99 ($24.30 in advance) Buy a voucher.
Getting your Book:
Vouchers may be redeemed for books immediately following the event at The Music Hall. Vouchers may also be redeemed at RiverRun Bookstore after the evening of the event. No books will be mailed.
Prices: $13; $11 (members)
Members: noon Thu May 19
Public: noon Wed Jun 1
Buy tickets online, over the phone or in person. Members get the best seats.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Neil Gaiman appears on Wednesday April 13th, 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.
Join us to hear from @neilhimself (as his over 1.5 million Twitter followers know him) about writing, life, art and what became of Richard Mayhew of Neverwhere.
Free and open to the public; presented in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Also note: Doors to Rockefeller Chapel will open at 6 p.m., regardless of the weather, so plan accordingly!
Books signed by Mr. Gaiman will be for sale, but a post-event book signing will not take place.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago
5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Neil Gaiman and Paul Levitz speak on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been described by the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “one of the top ten living post-modern writers.” Join Paul Levitz, former publisher of DC Comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies as he talks with Gaiman about his life and his writing.
Presented by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies, Columbia University.
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY