NC – An Evening with Tony Hale

hale-anbtActor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) makes an exclusive Raleigh engagement on Saturday, November 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Quail Ridge Books & Music and the NC State University Department of Social Work

Raleigh is excited to welcome Emmy-award winning actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) for an exclusive engagement at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. The event will be held on Saturday, November 8th, from 6:30-8:30pm, with Hale discussing his acting career and his new children’s book, Archibald’s Next Big Thing. Prior to the event there will be a VIP reception, proceeds from which will benefit the NC State Social Work Enhancement fund. Books will be sold at the event.

Released by Boxing Clever Publishing, Archibald’s Next Big Thing is the extraordinary adventure of an extra-ordinary chicken named Archibald Strutter as he takes off on a fantastic journey in hopes of finding his NEXT BIG THING. Through new friends and experiences, the wide-eyed, semi-bald chicken finally discovers that, while looking for the next big thing isn’t a bad thing, we should always remember that big and beautiful things are all around us…right NOW.

Regarding the inspiration for the book, Hale said, “The thoughts of an actor aren’t very different from Archibald’s. I always find myself looking ahead to the next big role, the next big opportunity, obsessed with the question, “What’s next, what’s next, WHAT’S NEXT!?’ But embracing and enjoying the PRESENT is a message I want both my daughter and myself to remember. Every. Single. Day.”

Follow Archibald on his amazing adventures at adventuresofarchibald.com, Twitter: @MrTonyHale, or Instagram: @theadventuresofarchibald.

The mission of the NC State University’s Department of Social Work is to prepare students for practice that is sensitive to the social, economic, cultural, demographic and political contexts that shape our state and beyond. Within a framework emphasizing professional ethics, social justice, diversity, strengths and community engagement, the Department seeks to equip students for leadership roles and effective practice.

In keeping with this mission, we encourage our students to develop skills, knowledge, and values that advance the dignity of all people. We are dedicated to promoting this framework in our teaching, advising, practice, and research.

Quail Ridge Books & Music is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Founded in 1984 by Nancy Olson, the store provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings. New owner, Lisa Poole, bought the store in 2013 and is dedicated to keeping it local! Please visit us at quailridgebooks.com.

Boxing Clever is a St. Louis, Missouri agency that provides creative, strategic solutions to the advertising, marketing, interactive and promotional needs of clients. Since 2004, Boxing Clever has delivered award-winning design, messaging and campaign platforms to companies, businesses and charitable organizations alike. More information on Boxing Clever Publications at boxingcleverpublishing.com.

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NC – Weird Al Signs

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Weird Al Yankovic signs at Quail Ridge Books on Friday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m.

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If you’re thinking “Al Yankovic” sounds familiar, add “Weird” before his name. Yes, the brilliant song parodist visits Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m. with his latest children’s book, My New Teacher and Me! Young Billy returns from Al’s When I Grow Up. When the irresistible force of Billy’s unrestrained creativity meets the immovable object of Mr. Booth’s fixed worldview, one thing is obvious: someone is going to learn a lot this school year. For ages 4+.

Signing Line Ticket Event: Receive a ticket for the signing line with the purchase from us of My New Teacher and Me

Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27607

House Rules Tour

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.