New York Book-Related Wonders: June Edition
So let's say you live in New York. Let's also say you read this blog. That would probably make you one of five people who regularly visit this site, three of whom are co-workers and one of whom is a comedy friend with a blog of his own. But should you be that one New Yorker who doesn't know me personally AND you would like to know what children's literary events are nigh, here's a quick summary.
First off, Books of Wonder (children's bookstore of the stars) is slow on putting up their upcoming authors. What I do know, however is that authors David Levithan and Rachel Cohn of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist fame are going to be signing books on Friday, June 2nd. I have been informed by the YA librarians of Teen Central that this is the best YA books of the year. I would not know. Any book written for someone over the age of 13 is out of my range of experience.
Then we hop on over to Bank Street Bookstore where we discover the following info:
So you've always wanted to meet a really really big name in some way? Well, just in case you're interested, Mo Willems AND Donnell-insultin'-author Chris Raschka AND Jane O'Connor of Fancy Nancy fame will be signing books on June 10th at noon. Here's the kicker... they're doing it at Bryant Park, near the 42nd Street Arts & Humanities Library, right? Then at the bottom it says:
Please note: This event will take place outdoors at Bryant Park on the 42nd Street side between 5th and 6th. In the case of rain the events will be moved to the Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Ave.Um... so I guess it'll be here as well in the event of rain.
Wish someone had let me know about this. Hrm.
On Sunday, June 11th we travel BACK to the bookstore itself to see Gregor the Overlander author Suzanne Collins signing at 1:00 p.m. Fun for all.
The aforementioned Teen Central is getting author Brian Sloan to come in on Wednesday, June 7th who wrote A Really Nice Prom Mess. He'll be there at 4:00 p.m.
In the corporate non-independent bookseller world (boo hisssss, hisssss booo) Barnes and Nobles has some winners. For example, if you've a teen who would like to learn writing at the hands of Ned Vizzini (author of Be More Chill) you can do so in the Park Slope B&N at 5:00 p.m. on June 2nd.
Oh... and I hesitate to add this but if you'd like to meet Edward Kennedy (show of hands, please), um, you can do so on June 16th at the Barnes and Nobles at 555 Fifth Avenue (down the street from me). He'll be signing copies of his recent dog's-eye-P.O.V. book. Would I kid you on this?