Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Mockingjay Midnight Release Parties
By Maryann Yin on GalleyCat Aug 23, 2010
Tonight, bookstores around the country will celebrate the midnight release of Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series from Scholastic.
Books of Wonder, the independent book store specializing in children's books will have Collins herself on site for their party tonight. Books of Wonder is located in New York City with the party set to begin at 8pm and lasting until 1:30am. The website says: "At 11:30pm, best-selling author and one of the editors of the Hunger Games trilogy, David Leviathan, will answer questions about the editorial process for the Hunger Games trilogy, then shortly before midnight he will introduce Suzanne Collins, who will read the opening of Mockingjay."
In another borough of NYC, Brooklyn's Word Bookstore is hosting a party targeting adult Hunger Games fans. How can you tell this isn't for kids? Their website boasts that they will offer: "booze (perhaps a signature Haymitch cocktail?) and homemade bread (go Team Peeta!)." This event does require a pre-ordered ticket, but you can still put your name down on the waiting list. Festivities are set to start at 11pm.