Job Opportunity: Office Assistant/Data Administrator for Diversion Books

Diversion Books, a fast-paced, innovative indie publisher, is seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to join the team as an Office Assistant/Data Administrator. Their small staff is enthusiastic, rigorous, and dedicated to the world of books and we are hoping for an A+ multitasker and team player that brings enthusiasm, organization, technical ability, a passion for great books, and unique vision to the workplace.

What they’re looking for:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a professional office—book publishing house a plus
  • Office administrative assistant handling myriad details that keep a business running.
  • Assist the Publisher
  • Organizing online marketing promotions
  • Tracking sales data and analyzing results.
  • Analyzing and revising title metadata

The successful candidate must have the following skills:

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to maintain a high level of responsibility with strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent organization and project planning skills with flexibility and openness to new ideas
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a tight-knit team with confidence and professionalism.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office including Excel, Google Docs, and online networking

Other responsibilities include:

Office Management

  • Perform office management including:
    • Computer issues: setting up computers and accounts for new employees, troubleshooting tech issues, scanning important documents, maintaining the printer.
    • Assorted mailings.
    • Maintaining office supplies
    • Maintenance banking activities processing and filing payments.
  • Basic administrative support.

Data Management

  • Plan and execute select sales promotions, both single title and catalog-wide. Record and analyze results.
  • Tracking and analyzing sales data.
  • Reviewing and augmenting title metadata
  • Contract processing and tracking data.
  • Process direct orders for books including orders placed by authors and direct orders by non-retailer organizations (including international orders), from invoicing to payment to shipment.
  • Copyright registration filing

If you’re interested in the position, please contact Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Job Opportunity: Publishing Assistant for EverAfter Romance

EverAfter Romance, a division of Diversion Publishing Corp, is a fast-paced, innovative, and forward-looking indie romance publisher, and they’re looking for a dynamic, self-starting, and highly organized multitasker to join their close-knit team as Publishing Assistant.

The ideal candidate is publishing savvy and enthusiastic, loves all things romance, and lives and breathes genre fiction. They are looking for someone comfortable with technology—an Excel spreadsheet master, a social media expert—who will be a team player, while being able to work independently. If you understand the publishing process and ecosystem from firsthand experience, have critical thinking and problem solving skills, and possess excellent communication skills, you are exactly who they want to fill this position.

This position is full time and receives healthcare benefits.

EVERAFTER PUBLISHING ASSISTANT WILL:

  • monitor production schedules and gather materials from authors;
  • design and format interior and cover files;
  • provide quality control: check over delivered files and work with authors/designers to fix errors;
  • ingest titles and files and follow them through the approval process until the pub date;
  • manage and grow social media platforms;
  • manage and develop company websites;
  • process all direct-fulfillment book orders including all author orders;
  • implement targeted publicity or marketing plans as they come up. E.g., reviews solicitation or ads;
  • update files as authors provide them, including metadata, interiors, and covers;
  • learn all areas of the company in order to troubleshoot issues as they arise; and
  • assist with offset print runs, preparing sales conference materials, sales tracking and reporting, and other administrative tasks; and
  • assist with the company’s nonfiction program.

Diversion Books is a leading independent publisher based in New York City, combining decades of traditional experience with new, innovative publishing strategies. Committed to the discovery of new voices as well as the rejuvenation of yesterday’s bestsellers, Diversion believes in establishing creative partnerships with authors. Frontlist is published with full print capability, and sales and distribution are handled in conjunction with Ingram Publisher Services. Diversion also publishes eBook titles in collaboration with The Associated Press, Science News, and The Washington Post. Diversion’s goal is to connect great books with avid readers.

Launched in July 2015, EverAfter is the premiere romance imprint for indie and hybrid romance authors. With the expertise and distribution arm of a traditional publisher, EverAfter gives its New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling romance authors a platform for finding new readers beyond the eBook world.

Anyone interested in the position should send their resume and a cover letter and resume to info@diversionbooks.com, and also make sure to include salary requirements for the position in the email.

This is (a) Halloween (Reading Recommendation List)

It’s Halloween today, and while most people like to celebrate the holiday of horror with monster movies or costume parties, getting into a scary story is a great way to cap off the night right. Since most people are familiar with essential horror novels, such as pretty much anything by Stephen King or traditional works like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, here are some more underrated novels that will leave you with chills:

You: A Novel by Caroline Kepnes

imgresA modern day horror story with an intense creep factor, You follows East Village bookstore worker Joe Goldberg’s descent from a well-adjusted guy with a harmless crush to a stalker with a controlling, twisted obsession. Since Joe’s mania really kickstarts after he does a Google-search of a beautiful stranger’s name from a receipt to find out who she is, this will make anyone who’s traceable online (so, everyone) maybe think twice about how serendipitous meetings with strangers really are. There’s also a follow-up book, Hidden Bodies, which disturbs just as much as its predecessor.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

we-have-always-lived-in-the-castleAn eerie, unsettling book that is sure to be one of the first things you think of when you hear the word ‘disturbing’ after reading it, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is quick to crank up the dial on bizarre but has a slow build-up to tragedy and hysteria. Narrator Merricat Blackwood lives alone with her agoraphobic older sister in a town where everyone treats them with hostility and rudeness, and that sense of dread grows stronger when another family member invades their space by moving in with them—which might not be such a big deal if the Blackwood family was a bit more removed from death and insanity than they actually are. Fans of Jackson’s well-known short-story The Lottery will appreciate the similar tone of this work.

Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

14578407What started out as a few threads on a Reddit board mutated into a full-blown horror novel that makes you do a double-take at childhood ignorance and naivety to figure out what horrors lurk there. An unnamed narrator becomes invested in piecing together forgotten mysteries and tragedies throughout his childhood. He is constantly zooming in and out on a scramble of memories of things he didn’t think much of at the time, things he repressed, and things his mother kept from him to keep him safe and unaware of the terrors he was unwittingly the center of. Suddenly, unrelated events that didn’t worry him before evolve into a much more complete picture of a danger that he still isn’t certain he’s prepared to face.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

the-cover-joehillNOS4A2 (pronounced Nosferatu) is a tension-filled novel of terror with a supernatural twist. Young Victoria McQueen has small stirrings of bizarre talents, such as her penchant for finding anything missing—from objects to answers—and her ability to travel anywhere she desires by crossing a specific bridge. She’s not the only one with inexplicable powers, which she discovers in the worst way when she becomes another one of many children abducted by the infamous kidnapper Charles Manx. Having been the only child to escape the horrors of where Manx took his victims, Victoria spends the rest of her life trying to forget what she lived through. Only Manx is still invested in getting Victoria back by any means necessary, even if it means involving the people she cares most about.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series by Alvin Schwartz

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Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) Book Launch

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Saturday, September 17, 4:30 pm

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City

A conversation with the artists, Molly Nesbit and Yasmil Raymond will occur at 4:30 pm. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. Reservations encouraged.

Pat Cummings: The Art of the Book: Creating Children’s Books

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Saturday, September 17 at 1 pm-3 pm

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
New York, NY

Coretta Scott King Award winning book illustrator and Katowitz-Radin Artist-in-Residence, Pat Cummings, details the creative process and craft behind picture books, with distinguished panelists Rudy Gutierrez, Evan Turk, and Rachel Vail. Each speaker will exhibit slides of their work; audience questions will follow.

Admission is free. RSVP Here

When Strangers Meet

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Monday, September 19 at 12:00 pm

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave

Join author Kio Stark as she explores the rich meanings and the transformative possibility of talking to people you don’t know — and how these beautiful interruptions in daily life can change you and the world we share.

Admission is $25

Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein

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Wednesday September 21 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Tim Tomlinson has lived and published work all over the world, including his recent poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016). He currently teaches in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program.

Barry Wallenstein is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at City College (CUNY), an editor at American Book Review, and the author of nine books of poetry. His poetry has been recorded with jazz accompaniment: At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (Ridgeway Press, 2016) is his most recent poetry collection.

Admission is free

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Events

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming out this weekend! We gathered all the release parties and events happening in New York City celebrating this long awaited play. Check out the events below.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD MIDNIGHT BOOK RELEASE!!

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July 30: 8:00PM July 31: 12:45AM
Have you been a Harry Potter fan since day one? Did you sink into a deep depression after you finished the epilogue of book 7? Then today is your day.

Join us at Strand to celebrate the MIDNIGHT RELEASE of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II, which–for those of you not on Pottermore–is the continuation of Harry’s story as a wizard and as a father after his kids have started at Hogwarts. Hop in line at 8pm on Saturday 7/30, and hang out with HP devotees while competing in trivia, winning prizes, and geeking out about our old friend Harry–costumes are encouraged! We’ll also have a state-of-the-art photobooth from OM Digital to commemorate this magical night, and treats to eat from Fat Witch.

At 10:30pm after the store closes, we will move the line inside.

When the clock strikes midnight and it’s Harry’s birthday, you’ll all receive your books! We will not accept any new members to the line after 12:45am on Sunday 7/31/16.

A few things to note: You must purchase your copy of the book before getting in line; you may do so by clicking the link below, or by placing your order at the store and holding on to your receipt (which will be your ticket to the event).  Your purchase only reserves your book, not your place in line. As such, the first people in line will be the first to receive the book. It’s going to be a blast!

Get in line outside Strand to get your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & IIThe line will start at 8PM. The book is $29.99. We recommend you purchase your book online in advance to reserve a copy.  Payment is required at the time of purchase from the website–please do not select “pay when you pick up,” as these orders will not be fulfilled.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Launch Party

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Saturday, July 30th, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Books of Wonder is proud to host a midnight launch party for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you’ve been to one of our previous midnight launches, you know you’ll be in for a night you’ll never forget!

What can you expect to see and find at our Midnight Launch Party?

1. Costumes!
Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Harry Potter character

2. A HOST OF EXCLUSIVE FREE PREMIUMS!
– For every hardcover Harry Potter title purchased the night of the event (or pre-ordered for pick-up that night or shipping), you will receive:
1) a FREE set of 8 full color quality prints showing the covers of each of the 7 novels and the new play
2) a FREE full-color holographic Harry Potter bookmark
3) a FREE Harry Potter lightning bolt temporary tattoo
4) a FREE Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them decals
– Anyone purchasing TWO or more hardcover Harry Potter titles will also receive a FREE full-color Harry Potter mug, featuring images of Harry from the covers of book 1 and book 7.

3. Prizes!
Every customer who purchases a Harry Potter book the evening of the big event will also receive a ticket to draw a prize from the “Books of Wonder Sorting Hat.” Our Sorting Hat will be filled with tokens, each marked with a code that corresponds to a different prize. There will be many different prizes, such as sets of Harry Potter bookmarks, tattoos, buttons, key chains, mugs, posters and more. The Grand Prize is a first US printing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – SIGNED BY J.K. ROWLING & MARY GRANDPRE!

4. Entertainment!
– Magician Brandon K. Williams and his “Suit & Tie Magic” will be performing up-close magic.
Richard Torres will be on hand to stroll the crow performing his own brand of up-close magic.
Justin Wood Circus will be juggling balls, pins, blocks, spinning plates, as well as performing with Devil Sticks and Diabolo.
– Illusionist Allen He will perform close-up magic.
Kent Axell will perform astonishing feats of mind reading, influence, and magic.
Facepainter Brie will paint the faces of our young guests.

5. OWLS!
The Takapausha Museum & Preserve will be bringing 3 live owls — an Eagle Owl, a Grey Phase Owl, and a Barn Owl — to delight our guests. There will be handlers with the owls who will answer questions about these magnificent birds and you’ll be able to get right up close with them, but please note, owls are wild animals and cannot be touched or handled by event attendees.

The store will close at 6pm and reopen at 8pm for the midnight party. Starting at 8pm, customers can purchase their copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You will receive a voucher for any purchase made before midnight. At midnight, you will be able to exchange your voucher for your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. WE WILL NOT START HANDING OUT VOUCHERS UNTIL WE REOPEN AT 8PM. However, you can pre-order books in store that day.

We urge you to pre-order your books in advance of our event! By pre-ordering your books, you can skip the long line of those paying for their books that evening and just get your vouchers and packet, which will be waiting for you at the front desk.

Let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook.
**Event time subject to change

BK: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Midnight Release Party (co-presented by Villain and Hypable.com)

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Calling all Brooklyn Harry Potter lovers. We are throwing a PARTY with our Williamsburg friends Villain LLC. Relive the Midnight Releases of your youth, but this time, WITH BOOZE!‪ ‎Butterbeer‬ and other HP themed drinks will be available for purchase.

The event is all-ages but we will be IDing at the door (under 21 attendees will not be served). Come join your fellow Harry Potter fans for a fun-filled evening as you eagerly await the next installment of Harry Potter. All tickets include 1 copy of the book to be handed out at the exact moment the clock strikes 12AM. Have a slice of Harry’s birthday cake, sip a few beverages and nibble on some sugary goodies.

Fine Print: All tickets are non-refundable. Each person must have a ticket to enter (exceptions for children under the age of 12, who can accompany an adult ticket holder. Each adult ticket holder can bring a maximum of one child under the age of 12).

Purchasing the book guarantees you entry to the Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on July 30th at Villain LLC (50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party

Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations)
Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00 PM

Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities!

Special Instructions:
Customers can also enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints Sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of 7 Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints, available exclusively at B&N. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules.

Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations)
Sunday July 31, 2016 9:00 AM

If you missed our midnight party, or if you read the book and now want to talk about it, join us all day for events and activities as we celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Link of the Week

Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

hachette_book_logoWhen reading a book did you ever wish there was a soundtrack you can listen to as you read? Well Hachette is making it happen. They partnered with Bookrack, a technology platform offering customizable soundtracks and sound effects for e-books, to supply movie-like soundtracks for its popular e-books for teens. This is a great example of publisher embracing change and taking a risk.

Click the link to learn more.

Events July 20-21

LISTEN TO ME Launch with Hannah Pittard, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Amy Gentry, Liz Moore & Arianna Rebolini

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 

Join them for a panel conversation in celebration of Hannah Pittard‘s new novel Listen to Me. Hannah is joined by Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman), Amy Gentry (Good As Gone), and Liz Moore (The Unseen World). Moderated by Arianna Rebolini, senior editor at BuzzFeed.

RSVP to this event on Facebook »

Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)

New York, NY 

Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books.

The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare.

In this class you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book. Come join and learn how you can engage in the world of old and rare books.

Michael Gross, Focus, Hosted by Alina Cho, Journalist and Editor-at-Large Ballantine Bantam Dell, Style & Fashion Genre

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Bryant Park Reading Room

Michael Gross, Bestselling Author of 740 Park, House of Outrageous Fortune, Model

From Richard Avedon to Irving Penn, front-row and backstage reporters share never-before-told anecdotes and give insight into the highs and lows of fashion photography and the people behind the camera.

Hosted by Alina Cho, Journalist and Editor-at-Large Ballantine Bantam Dell, Style & Fashion Genre

Emma Straub and Stuart Nadler (Livestream)

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
McNally Jackson 
52 Prince St.
New York, NY

Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers, a New York Times Bestseller, tells the story of three young friends becoming old enough to watch their own children come of age. According to The New York Times, Straub “captures the jagged highs and lows of adolescence with freshness and precision, and the decades-long relationships of old college friends with a wry understanding of how time has both changed (and not changed) old dynamics.” Emma Straub has written for Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, and Rookie, and is the author of two previous novels, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and the New York Times Bestseller The Vacationers. Lorrie Moore says, “Emma Straub is a magician, full of brilliance and surprise.”

She will be joined by Stuart Nadler, for the New York launch of his new novel The Inseparables, an account of three generations of women dealing with unwanted disclosures, discoveries of secrets, and catastrophic relationships. Stuart Nadler is previously the author of the novel Wise Men and the short story collection The Book of Life, as well as a recipient of the 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation. “Stuart Nadler’s savage wit and incendiary insights mix in this brilliant, funny and deeply moving novel to give us a glimpse into the generational moment we’re all living in,” says Alexander Chee. “This is a novel about how our culture treats sex, and the lives—and rights—of women of any age.”

Events June 30-July 6

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June 30: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm51YFQa3pC1L.thumbnail

Strand Bookstore

Travis Barker, best-known as the drummer of the rock band Blink 182, will sign copies of his memoir, entitled Can I Say.

Travis Barker, drummer for the multiplatinum 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 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!

Buy a copy of the book to grab a spot in line. If you’ve already got a copy of the book, bring it along and buy a $15 gift card (also below) to reserve a spot in line. This is a signing of Can I Say only.

July 5th: 7:00pm

Word Bookstore Brooklyn location

Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly.

Seinfeldia celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind the scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!”, Joe Davola gets questioned every day about his sanity, Kenny Kramer makes his living giving tours of New York sites from the show, and fans dress up in Jerry’s famous puffy shirt, dance like Elaine, and imagine plotlines for Seinfeld if it were still on TV.

THINK OLIO: THE OTHER SIDE OF GENIUS: INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS IN THE JAZZ AGE

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Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street

Lucky young Americans in Paris during the 1920s, including Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Gershwin, measured themselves against monumental figures of the time: Joyce, Picasso, Stravinsky. Powerful personal connections link the works that grew from near-daily contact with other geniuses. What has been obscured by the halo of their success is that many were audaciously trying media with which they had little experience. Writers and composers painted up a storm, artists turned into poets, and the theater gathered dream teams of talent. Hemingway was a connoisseur of contemporary art, Gershwin and cummings exhibited paintings, Leger made films, Pound wrote an opera, and Picasso was spending more time backstage at the Ballets Russes than in the studio. This is a celebration of the courage to go beyond one’s specialty to experiment.

Buy a $20 ticket to attend this event— admission will include 1 drink, courtesy of Jenny & Francois. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

Events June 24-26

9780399168925Friday, June 24, 7:30 PM
Berg’n Beer Hall

Ina Yalof presents Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It
In conversation with Charlie Sahadi and Wilson Tang
Drink discounts with book purchase!
Friday June 24, 2016 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Locations

Join us for an event that is sure to conjure a magical experience for the most modest Muggles and wisest Wizards! Customers can enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Print Sweepstakes, and activities include a coloring station (send an exclusive Owl Post Postcard), trivia, and the opportunity to participate in the assembly of a Wrebbit 3D Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, an 875-piece 3D puzzle.

Special Instructions
The Barnes & Noble Café will be offering special Harry Potter themed treats. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules regarding the Sweepstakes. Giveaways available while supplies last.

Sunday, June 26th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wonder Bookstore

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 11.19.03 AMGet ready for an afternoon of Fantastic Teen Reads as three talented authors present their latest fantastic tales for teen readers. JULIE ESHBAUGH, HEIDI HEILIG, and ELEANOR HERMAN will be here starting at 4pm to share their latest novels — you won’t want to miss a page!

JULIE ESHBAUGH for Ivory and Bone 
HEIDI HEILIG for The Girl From Everywhere
ELEANOR HERMAN for Empire of Dust

JAMES FRANCO SIGNS STRAIGHT JAMES / GAY JAMES

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June 26: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Stand Bookstore

James Franco returns to Strand 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 signedPhotos are permitted when taken by a Strand staff member.

Please note: payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.