Hey, who likes libraries?
I see an impressive show of hands.
Who likes fun authors and neato mosquito books?
Uh-huh. Another impressive display. Nice.
Well, you are in luck because this is happening tomorrow:
COOL AUTHORS READ @ THE NYPL JEFFERSON MARKET BRANCH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Moderated by David Levithan. With:
Libba Bray, GOING BOVINE
Sarah Beth Durst, ICE
Melissa Kantor, THE INVISIBLE I
Shani Petroff, DADDY’S LITTLE ANGEL
Jeff Rivera, FOREVER MY LADY
Courtney Sheinmel, POSITIVELY
Natalie Standiford, HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT
But WAIT! That’s not all! David Levithan and I are going to road trip it to a few places together. People, collect your bail money, because David and I together are just DANGEROUS. If we don’t get arrested first, we will be here:
David Levithan, LOVE IS THE HIGHER LAW & Libba Bray, GOING BOVINE = LOVE IS THE HIGHER BOVINE TOUR
Saturday 10/17 7:00 – 9:00 PM Doylestown Books
Doylestown, PA www.doylestownbookshop.com/braylevithansigning
Tuesday 10/20 @ 7 PM Barnes & Noble (with special guest: Matt de la Pena, WE WERE HERE)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
267 7th Avenue @ 6th Street
All day: Saturday 10/24 Teen Book Festival (Libba sans David; you will hear the Velcro rip when we are separated)
Westlake High School, Austin, TX www.austinteenbookfestival.com/Site/Home.html
Thursday, 10/29 6:30 PM (with David again! Hoorays!)
Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA www.wellesleybooksmith.com/
David and I will be taking to the roads of the East Coast in his Prius. He will drive. I will bring snacks and badger him with "Are we there, yet?" which, ironically, was the name of one of his books. So I can just say I’m paying homage instead of being annoying.* I’ve suggested we play all the songs from every John Hughes movie. And I think we should stop at random places to take pictures. And maybe I’ll sing a few hundred rounds of "B-I-N-G-O!" just for good measure. You can send your pain meds c/o David Levithan at Scholastic.
Feel free to weigh in with your LOVE IS THE HIGHER BOVINE road trip suggestions.
And do come out and see us. We don’t mind reading to each other, but it’s so much better when you’re there.
* for the record, I’m just being annoying