NYC – Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Signing

000000000000000-aeyn2k_marvelAuthors Lorraine Cink and John Sazaklis will be hosting Marvel trivia (with chances to win some cool prizes!) and signing copies of their book Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know at the Astoria Bookshop on Saturday, September 17th at 3:00 PM. Open to fans of all ages!

Following the acclaim of Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know, DK presents Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, a jam-packed visual guide filled with bizarre-but-true tales of the Marvel Comics Universe and quirky insights into everyone’s favorite Super Heroes and villains, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil, such as:

The Hulk can knock his enemies right off their feet with a single handclap

If Doc Ock’s tentacles are cut off, he can get them back with the thought impulse “Return to your master!”

The Punisher once eliminated everyone, including himself.

Lorraine Cink is a comedian and writer for Marvel’s weekly web shows, The Marvel Minute, THWIP! The Big Marvel Show, and Marvel Top 10. When not cracking jokes on stage, red carpet, or screen; Lorraine is a serious Marvel expert who really knows how to make her deep knowledge accessible and entertaining to a wide audience. Follow her adventures @lorrainecink.

John Sazaklis is a New York Times bestselling author. By day, John is a somewhat mild-mannered art director and designer at a publishing house. He has also illustrated Spider-Man books and created toys used in MAD magazine. You can check out his blog at www.Sazmagic.blogspot.com and follow him on Instagram at @johnnysaz.

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

NYC – Where Am I Now? Signing

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The Astoria Bookshop is pleased to announce a reading and signing with local author and actor, Mara Wilson for her new memoir Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 PM in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend programming. Where Am I Now? is a hilarious and authentic journey from “the coolest girl to ever dump Hollywood” (Refinery29). Mara opens up about her life as a child star, losing her mother at a young age, and her bumpy journey into womanhood. This is an open event, however Mara Wilson will only be signing copies of Where Am I Now? and attendees who purchase their copy from The Astoria Bookshop will be prioritized in the signing line. The Astoria Bookshop is now taking pre-orders for Where Am I Now?.

Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of? Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney’s, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. She has appeared on Broad City and the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and will guest star on upcoming episodes of BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City.

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

NYC – Comics Squad: Recess Signing

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Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry) for a Drawing Party on Wednesday July 9th at 6:30 pm at The Astoria Bookshop! Celebrating their new graphic novel, Comics Squad: Recess! Drawing! Reading! Snacks! Prizes!

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665