NYC – The Oracle Year Launch Party

Writer Charles Soule appears in conversation with Abraham Riesman at the Greenlight Bookstore to present his new novel The Oracle Year on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Bestselling comics franchise writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, She-Hulk, Curse Words) presents his thrilling debut novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future. In The Oracle Year, an unassuming Manhattan bassist wreaks havoc on the world stage as a modern Nostradamus. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded website that soon draws rabid followers and high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States to an assassin grandmother. Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, The Oracle Year is an audacious debut that keeps readers guessing. Soule presents his novel in conversation with Abraham Riesman, staff writer at New York magazine. A wine reception follows the reading.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

NYC – Islandborn Launch Party

Press Release:

Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz!

In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited – except Lola. She can’t remember The Island – she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories – joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening – Lola’s imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family’s story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela’s words: “Just because you don’t remember a place doesn’t mean it’s not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves. Junot Diaz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, reads the book to kids and families, followed by a book signing.

Doors open at 5:30, with activities for kids provided by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Pricing: $20 for single admission (one book included), or $12.50 for family tickets (one book & admission for 2) – perfect for parents and kids! (*Please note: for two seats/one book, you must purchase two $12.50 “Family” tickets.) English and Spanish editions available. Additional copies of the book available for sale at the event. Get tickets here…

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Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100

 

NYC – Boundless Signing

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) appears in conversation with Emily Gould on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM to present her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

Jillian Tamaki, the award-winning, beloved cartoonist of This One Summer and Supermutant Magic Academy launches her newest title at Greenlight. Boundless, a collection of short stories, explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women with Tamaki’s signature surreal and wry lens. Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. Author Alexandra Kleeman says, “Jillian Tamaki’s finely hewn tales read like transmissions from a parallel universe just as lonely as our own, but in a more beautifully felt, hilariously ephemeral way.” Tamaki discusses Boundless with author and publisher Emily Gould, accompanied by a visual presentation of her work. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

NYC – The Wrenchies Signing

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fd091814Farel Dalrymple presents The Wrenchies in conversation with Brian Heater of Boing Boing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Greenlight Bookstore!

Press Release:

Critically acclaimed cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (creator of Pop Gun War and collaborator with Jonathan Lethem on Omega the Unknown) brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in his new book The Wrenchies, a sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. In Dalrymple’s demented future, humans on a destroyed Earth are oppressed by the evil Shadowsmen, and only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed. Dalrymple will present the book with a slideshow of images, and talk about his work with Brian Heater, who writes about comics for the technology and culture site Boing Boing.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman speaks with Geoff Boucher about his latest novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Alex Theatre on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 8:00pm!

Details at the link!

The Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

NYC – Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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Neil Gaiman presents The Ocean at the End of the Lane at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House on Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 PM

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Part of Unbound at BAM: A Literary Series with Greenlight Bookstore

From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers––#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust, Coraline) –– comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.

LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

RUN TIME: 1 hour (followed by book signing)

TICKETS: $45 and $55, available through the BAM box office or online through BAM.org.
Each event ticket includes a copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane; books will be distributed in the Opera House lobby preceding the event.

SIGNING: Neil Gaiman will sign books for all ticket holders following the event. He will sign and personalize any number of copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and no more than two other titles. Gaiman’s books will be offered for sale by Greenlight at BAM in the Opera House lobby before and after the reading.

QUESTIONS: please email info@greenlightbookstore.com

NYC – Hand Drying in America Signing

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bk9780307906908Ben Katchor presents his story collection Hand Drying in America in conversation with author Nicholas Dawidoff at Greenlight Bookstore on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

New York cartoonist Ben Katchor is the author of The Cardboard Valise, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District; and other works, and was the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. His new book Hand Drying in America is a collection of graphic narratives on the subjects of urban planning, product design, and architecture—a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the twenty-first century. From window-ledge pillows designed expressly for people-watching to a school of dance is based upon the choreographic motion of paying with cash, Katchor’s stories inhabit a world similar to our own—lives are defined by possessions, consumerism is a kind of spirituality—but also slightly, fabulously askew. Katchor discusses his book with bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Dawidoff, author of The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg and The Crowd Sounds Happy, among other works; a slide show of Katchor’s art will accompany the discussion.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

X’ed Out Signing Tour 2010

Charles Burns (Black Hole) goes on a signing tour for his latest graphic novel X’ed Out:
10/19/2010 – 7:15pm
Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine St Logan Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341 
10/20/2010
Million Year Picnic
Harvard Square, 99 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/20/2010 – 6:00 pm
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/21/2010 – 7:00pm
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
10/22/2010v – 7:30 pm
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
10/23/2010 – 3:00 pm
IFOA – International Festival of Authors. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
Info: readings.org or 416-973-4000
10/25/2010 – 7:00 pm
Books, Inc Berkeley
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
10/26/2010 – 12:00 pm
Lee’s Comics
1020 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Suite F (by Costco), Mountain View, CA 94043
10/26/2010 – 7:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz D/B/A Bay Co. Books
1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
10/27/2010 – 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 

10/28/2010 – 7:30 pm
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

 
10/30/2010 – 6:00 pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA

 
11/2/2010 – The Book Table Bookstore
1045 Lake Street, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60301-1101

 
11/3/2010 – 7:00 pm
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL