In 2016, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang issued a challenge, and he called it Reading Without Walls – it helps you get out of your comfort zone and explore the world through reading!
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On Tuesday, July 25th, our reps Liz Sullivan (Random House) and Brian Contine (Penguin) came to the shop to present some of their favorite current and upcoming reads (and pass out cat-hair-covered giveaways).
With over 60 attendees, we had an unbelievable turnout. At staff meeting the next morning, we pondered the “why”… Was it Liz’s snarky comedy that attracted the crowds? Or Brian’s dad charm? Perhaps the promise of witty banter and books? Whatever it was, it was infectious, and we hope everyone had the best time.
If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry — we compiled blurbs (equal parts funny and informative) on the books (25+!) that Liz and Brian presented.