This year, we’re proud to announce 28 World Book Night kick-off and day of events, many more than last year's two WBN events. Thirteen of them are Book & Rose celebrations. These celebrations are in addition to the hundreds and hundreds of bookstore and library giver receptions happening the week of April 15.
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Kick-off events on the eve of World Book Night (Monday, April 22) include:
- Ann Patchett and James Patterson at Parnassus Books in Nashville. More details here.
- Lisa Scottoline, Walter Mosley, and Hillary Jordan at B&N Union Square, emceed by WBN Exec. Director Carl Lennertz, with music, door prizes and local givers on hand. More details here.
- Neil Gaiman, Lisa Genova and Vanessa Diffenbaugh at the Cambridge Public Library. More details here.
- Mike Perry at the Calhoun Memorial Library in Chetek, Wisconsin. More details here.
- Jesmyn Ward at the Pass Christian Library and Bookstore joint event in Pass Christian, MS. More details here.
- Michael Lewis at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, CA. More details here.
- J. R. Moehringer at an arts space hosted by local booksellers. More details here.
- Alexis Smith is one of the author and musical guests at the Holocene club in Portland, OR. More details here.
- WBN Poetry events will be held at WORD in Brooklyn (details here) and the B&N in Glendale, CA (details here).
- Rick Riordan and Sandra Cisneros will be at the Twig Bookstore Sunday at 1 PM in San Antonio. More details here.
- WBN will be featured at the LA Times Book Festival Sat. & Sun, April 20 + 21, hosted by Mysterious Galaxy Books.
- Nora Roberts at Turn the Page Books in Boonsboro, MD. More details here.
- Mark Twain will be at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the Douglas County Library. More details here.
On April 23, there will be 3 theater events and 11 Book & Rose events.
- Books will be distributed at the Looking Glass Theater production of Still Alice in Chicago.
- Books will be handed out at NYC productions of The Lion King and Annie. Of note: An actor will make a post-show announcement asking all show attendees to give their book to a light or non-reader that week.
- After Party: Connecticut Center for The Book Celebrates World Book Night 2013. At 7pm, more details here. (please RSVP since space is limited)
Book & Rose events on April 23 will take place at:
- Craig Public Library, Craig, AK
- Basically Books, Hilo, HI
- Elliott Bay Books, Seattle
- Secret Garden, Seattle
- Vroman’s, Pasadena, CA
- Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ
- Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
- Iowa City Library, Iowa City, IA
- Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL
- Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC
- Children’s Book Cellar, Waterville, ME
- Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL