NYC – Rock Steady Signing

Cartoonist Ellen Forney appears in conversation with Kriota Willberg at the Strand Book Store on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 PM to discuss Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, the anticipated companion volume to her bestselling graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me.

Ellen Forney was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.

Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, historical studies, bioethics, and her experiences from her career as a massage therapist and health science educator to explore body/science narratives. Combining this history with her background as an artist and educator, she has been creating comics and teaching artists about injury prevention through panels, workshops, and a series of mini comics, now combined with additional materials into Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books, April 2018).

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Rock Steady or a $5 gift card 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 – Adjustment Day Signing

Author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke)  is back with his first novel in four years! Chuck will be at Strand on Tuesday, May 8th at 2:00 PM to sign copies of Adjustment Day and meet fans of his copious bestselling and beloved books.

Please note:

-This ADJUSTMENT DAY 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 ADJUSTMENT DAY hardcover.
-Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line, one book per person–no exceptions.
-Signing will be limited to ADJUSTMENT DAY only–no other books or items of memorabilia will be signed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
-Line formation will begin at the corner of 12th and Broadway at 2 PM, traveling up Broadway.
-We will cut off the line at 7:30 PM.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Adjustment Day 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 main floor buying desk 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 – PEN Out Loud: Writing War

Author/illustrator Molly Crabapple shares her new book Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War with Alexis Okeowo, winner of the PEN Open Book Award and author of A Moonless Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men  Fighting Extremism in Africa, at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

PEN Out Loud is a partnership between Strand Book Store & PEN America. Ticketed guests may receive emails and updates from both organizations.

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

NYC – There I Go Again Signing

Actor William Daniels (Boy Meets World, Knight Rider, 1776) appears at Strand Book Store on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM to sign his new memoir There I Go Again.

Emmy Award-winner William Daniels’ long career in film and TV has been studded with roles that have touched millions, even though they might not know his name. George Feeny, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, John Adams in 1776–his many roles on the screen as well as the stage have made him countless fans across several generations. With There I Go Again, Daniels guides readers through some of Hollywood’s most cherished productions, offering recollections of entertainment legends including Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Nichols, Jason Robards, Barbra Streisand, and many more. He’ll be at the Strand to sign his delightful memoir of a life well lived, and to meet his many fans!

1. Mr. Daniels will sign one book per person, nothing else.
2. Book purchase is absolutely required to meet him. Children 12 and under can come with a guardian (one book for the pair).
3. Mr. Daniels will not sign memorabilia. We reserve the right to remove anyone who challenges this rule.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of There I Go Again 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 main floor buying desk at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – Failure is an Option Launch Party

Actor H. Jon Benjamin appears at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book Failure is an Option.

H. Jon Benjamin is widely considered a comedy show success, but he’d like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option.

Breaking down one’s natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an impossible one. Society as we know it is, unfortunately, opposes failure. If failure became more accepted it would make the world a different place, a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can’t-do attitude, Failure Is an Option is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

H. Jon Benjamin is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian, best known for voicing characters, including Sterling Archer in Archer, Bob Belcher in Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Coach McGuirk and Jason in Home Movies, and a can of mixed vegetable in the film Wet Hot American Summer.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Failure is an Option or a $15 gift card 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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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Am I There Yet? Signing

Cartoonist Mari Andrew appears at the Strand Book Store on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 PM to sign Am I There Yet?

Instagram star Mari Andrew has released her guide to adulthood that shares the feelings and complexities of millennials with essays and illustrations. From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twenty-something document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.

Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) started doodling when she worked at a bakery—and she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Mari realized she could use her hobby to connect with people. After hitting a rough patch in her late 20s, she began to chronicle her work on Instagram. Nearly overnight, she became a sensation, garnering attention from Nylon, Huffington Post, Self, and also BuzzFeed, who wrote that these illustrations are “so spot-on, it feels like she’s inside your brain.” Now, when Mari Andrew posts something new, her 749K+ followers (including names like Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Rowan Blanchard) rejoice.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Am I There Yet? or a $5 gift card 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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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at Strand Book Store on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

The iconic, relatable, and lovable author/illustrator is back with a new collection of comics, Herding Cats! This book shares the almost universal struggles of waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an introvert. Weird, awkward, familiar, and funny, this series is endlessly entertaining.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sarah shares some of her favorite new comics, and answer questions from the audience, and signs copies of her new book.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Herding Cats or a $15 gift card 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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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – How To American Signing

Actor Jimmy O. Yang appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM to sign his new book HOW TO AMERICAN.

As a stand-up comedian, actor, and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley, Jimmy O. Yang has achieved the American dream, but he wasn’t born into it. He started his journey as a teenage immigrant from Hong Kong, determinedly chasing the elusive Hollywood career. He defied his parents’ wishes, learning English by watching BET RapCity for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing a career in comedy. He was almost deported during a trip abroad before finally becoming a US citizen. Now he’s written a memoir recounting it all.

In his book How to American, Jimmy O. tells those stories and many more, while sharing some hard-earned lessons and insightful advice for those looking to achieve the American Dream.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents or a $5 gift card 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 Art Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – Access All Areas Signing

Scott Ian, founding member of the band Anthrax, appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book: Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life.

Guitarist, author, and rockstar Scott Ian has amassed a collection of crazy and fun stories from his life on the road. This new book includes tales of humor, excess, debauchery, food, booze, and chaos as well as his encounters with celebrities like Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor/NIN, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Access All Areas or a $15 gift card 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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828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Drew Friedman’s Chosen People Signing

Drew Friedman appears in conversation with Frank Santopadre at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 PM.

Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, Drew Friedman has drawn them all. He’s illustrated everyone from the famous and the infamous including the likes of Johnny Cash, Marc Maron, Redd Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, The Marx Brothers, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and of course Friedman favorite Shemp Howard. After years of drawing, Drew has gathered his favorites and compiled them into one collection.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his collection. He will be joined in conversation by comedian, producer, and podcaster Frank Santopadre.

Drew Friedman is a cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in such periodicals as Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Observer, Esquire, RAW, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and Mad. His works have been anthologized into seven collections, and he has illustrated a number of books, including Howard Stern’s Private Parts and Miss America.

Frank Santopadre is a comedy writer and producer for television, radio, and live events, currently working as a staff writer on ABC’s The View and as the co-producer and co-host of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Drew Friedman’s Chosen People or a $15 ticket 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

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