NYC – Cosplayers Signing

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Colorful grease paint, gravity-defying wigs, and elaborate sewing marvels: welcome to the wonderful world of cosplay. Comic book writer/artist, and animator Dash Shaw loving explores this costume-crazed fandom in his latest book Cosplayers.

Dash will be joined in conversation with writer and curator Dan Nadel on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7 PM. Additionally, Dash will be screening animations along with a small preview of a film based on his book Doctors, which will be premiering at the New York Film Festival in October.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Sarah’s Scribbles Signing

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Cartoonist Sarah Andersen appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

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Sarah Andersen’s “Sarah’s Scribbles” webcomics have been beloved for their frank, honest depiction of body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing. Her first book, Adulthood is a Myth, chronicles the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and it’s totally not autobiographical. At all.

Sarah will be at the Strand to talk with her many fans all about the weird and wonderful world of not growing up. Commiserate and get your copy of Adulthood is a Myth signed by the author!

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Can I Say Signing

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Travis Barker, drummer for the multi-platinum punk band blink-182, bares his soul in Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, his memoir of the climb to superstardom, the rocky road of recovery after the plane crash that nearly killed him, and the decades’ worth of hard-earned inspiration and insight that have kept him going. He’ll be at the Strand this summer on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM to meet fans and sign copies of his book–don’t miss out on this chance to meet one of the most respected and prolific drummers of all time!

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Fight Club 2 Signing

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Chuck Palahniuk returns with the graphic novel Fight Club 2, picking up the influential and incendiary story of Tyler Durden ten years down the road. Chuck will be at Strand on Friday July 15th at 5:00 PM to sign copies of Fight Club 2 and meet fans of his copious bestselling and beloved books.

Please note:

  • This FIGHT CLUB 2 appearance is a signing only.
  • Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
  • This is a ticketed event and each ticket will include a copy of the FIGHT CLUB 2 hardcover.
  • Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line, one book per person.
  • In addition to FIGHT CLUB 2, Chuck will sign only two other items (a piece of memorabilia or book) for each person in line.
  • Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans.
  • Line formation will begin at the corner of 12th and Broadway at 4:00 PM.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – James Franco Signing

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James Franco returns to the Strand Book Store on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at noon to sign Straight James / Gay James, his latest genre-bending chapbook, featuring poetry that investigates the fluid divide between public and private, real and constructed. Drawing its title from an interview of “Gay James” as conducted by “Straight James,” it breaks down the many personas of James Franco as only the man himself could. Don’t miss the chance to get your copy signed and meet the author!

Please note: James will also sign other books, but no memorabilia/posters/photographs/fan art/etc will be signed. In addition, no photos are permitted.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Strand on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM!

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Joe Hill, award-winning author of NOS4A2, Horns, and other chilling bestsellers, returns with The Fireman, a gripping tale of a plague unlike anything we’ve seen before.

No one knows where it came from, but Dragonscale spreads like wildfire, tracing its victims’ flesh with blackened gold, then setting them ablaze. Harper Grayson, a dedicated nurse, discovers its mark on her own skin and resolves to stay alive long enough to give birth to her son, endangering her husband and everyone around them. As society collapses around them, the ranks close around her as angry Cremation Squads rove the streets, exterminating the afflicted.

A mysterious and compelling stranger Harper met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

Don’t miss this evening with a modern master as Joe Hill presents his latest white-hot tale of perseverance in the face of a civilization in flames.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Megg & Mogg Signing

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Cartoonists Simon Hanselmann and Katie Skelly appear at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7 PM – 10 PM!

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Simon Hanselmann’s comics don’t spare the bawdy, broke, bad-tempered extremes of its Saturday-morning cartoon characters. Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam takes the titular weed-addled witch and her feline partner out of the suburban home they’ve made in his previous work in Megahex, at VICE, and in mini-comics aplenty, all the way to the stoner capital of Europe. Taking the gang out of their familiar down-under backwater doesn’t lift them from their singular miasma of bleak moods, dire hijinx, and unclear boundaries–join Simon at Strand for a wild night of the same.

Joining Simon in conversation will be fellow cartoonist Katie Skelly, Brooklynite creator of Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine, the ongoing My Pretty Vampire, as well as comics for the sex-positive website Slutist. She’s also written and lectured about comics for outlets such as The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics, Japan Society, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Fordham University and The New School, and co-hosts the Trash Twins podcast with fellow cartoonist Sarah Horrocks.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Patience Launch Party

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Daniel Clowes’ beloved comics and graphic novels have reached millions of fans right where they live, and beyond: from the stultifying suburban sprawl of Ghost World to the bleak-yet-uplifting Mister Wonderful, he’s delved into the lives of strivers and cynics, turning up their darkest thoughts and their most generous impulses, often in the same panel. He returns to the page with Patience, a gorgeous trip into sci-fi psychedelia, unlike anything he’s done before, yet simultaneously and unmistakably “Clowesian.”

Join Daniel Clowes in conversation with Nicole Rudick, managing editor of the Paris Review, for a celebration of the release of Patience on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Buy a copy of Patience or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The New Mutants Signing

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Join Wisconsin English professor Ramzi Fawaz at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM as he discusses his brand-new, paradigm-shifting study of the comic book form, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. Dissecting the history of the medium through the lens of queer theory, Fawaz delves into the creation and composition of such seminal series as X-Men and Fantastic 4 and finds a history of selves deconstructed and rebuilt on the page.

Joining Fawaz in discussion is Phil Jimenez, acclaimed artist artist and writer known for his work on Infinite Crisis, The Invisibles, Wonder Woman, X-Men, and many other beloved series.

Buy a copy of The New Mutants or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – BJ Novak Signing

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Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak (The Office, The Mindy Project, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at the Strand Book Store on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM!

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Grownups may know B.J. Novak from his deadpan wit and biting satire (as shown in One More Thing as well as onscreen in The Office and The Mindy Project), but don’t let them fool you–this one’s for the kids. B.J. will be in the Strand’s children’s department to read his hilarious Book With No Pictures, all the way through–no matter what it makes him say!

Buy a copy of The Book With No Pictures to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 2nd floor children’s department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

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