Start: 10:00 am
Special for kids! Annie Barrows celebrates the publication of Ivy and Bean Make the Rules, Book 9 ($14.99), in which Bean's older sister, Nancy, is set to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. But Bean doesn't care. When she was a kid, Annie Barrows never once went to camp. She never took any classes. She never played a sport. She wasn't a Girl Scout. What a weirdo! She lives in Berkeley, California and is the author of eight earlier Ivy and Bean Books as well as co-author of the bestselling adult novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.
Start: 1:00 pm
Jay Tunney presents The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw ($35.00), the curious story of the unlikely relationship between a world heavyweight champion boxer and a world-famous playwright and celebrated man of letters. This remarkable book chronicles the little known relationship that formed between this celebrated odd couple.The Prizefighter and the Playwright has been praised by publications ranging from the Irish Times to Boxing Monthly. Jay R. Tunney, the son of the famous fighter, is vice president of the International Shaw Society and a member of the Governor's International Advisory Council for the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and other national publications.
Start: 4:00 pm
Jon Katz reads from Dancing Dogs: Stories ($24.00). No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs like New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz. He has warmed our spirits with enchanting tales and keen observations of his animal menagerie. Now, Katz is back with what he does best in his first collection of short stories. Bark!Jon Katz has written twenty-one books—eight novels, one collection of short stories, and twelve works of nonfiction. Katz is also a photographer and the author of two children’s books.
Start: 7:00 pm
J.R. Moehringer reads from Sutton ($27.99), the long anticipated debut novel from the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Tender Bar. This fictionalized account of the life of the once famous Willie Sutton, the “Babe Ruth” of bank robbers, is vivid and poignant, comic, fast-paced and fact-studded, and a story of doomed love.J.R. Moehringer is a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. A 1986 graduate of Yale University, Moehringer began his journalism career as a news assistant at The New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2000.