Hank Green in conversation with Cory Doctorow

What: YouTuber and author Hank Green has built a huge following as one half of the VlogBrothers alongside novelist John Green. Now his fans here in Houston have the chance to see him live and get their hands on a signed paperback of his own #1 bestselling debut novel, AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING.

Join us for a fun, funny, thought-provoking event with Green as he appears in conversation with Cory Doctorow to provide insight on this thoroughly original debut and the big ideas it grapples with, such as how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and self-identity in our society.

When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 2019, 7:00 pm

Where: Spring Forest Middle School, 14240 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079. 

Admission:  This is a ticketed event. Visit Brown Paper Tickets to purchase a ticket to the event. Your ticket will admit one person, and each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING. You can choose to have your ticket mailed to you or to print it out at home. In either case, bring your ticket to the event. When you arrive at the event, you will receive your book and a ticket that indcates your place in the signing line, which will follow the conversation.

We recognize that some of you may have purchased a copy of AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING elsewhere or may not want to keep the copy that comes with each ticket. Therefore, Blue Willow Bookshop will collect copies that you may wish to donate and will ensure that they are given to Texas schools or public libraries.

Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He's also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Green cofounded a number of other small businesses, including DFTBA.com, which helps online creators make money by selling cool stuff to their communities; and VidCon, the world's largest conference for the online video community. In 2017, VidCon drew more than forty thousand attendees across three events in Anaheim, Amsterdam, and Australia. Hank and his brother, John, also started the Project for Awesome, which last year raised more than two million dollars for charities, including Save the Children and Partners in Health. Hank lives in Montana with his wife, son, and cat.

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and journalist — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books, most recently Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults, In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn't Want to be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother.

  • This is a ticketed event. Each ticket admits one person and includes a pre-signed copy of AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING.  
  • You may purchase 4 tickets at one time.
  • You can choose to have your ticket mailed to you or to print it out at home. In either case, bring your ticket to the event. 
  • Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets 
  • Blue Willow Bookshop will collect and donate spare copies of  AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING to Texas schools or public libraries if you purchased a copy of the book elsewhere or do not wish to keep the copy that comes with each ticket. 
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If you cannot attend the event, please make arrangements to pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

PARKING INFORMATION: 

Coming from the East, turn on Memorial Greens Drive at the Blue Willow event flag. Proceed past the elementary school and park in the back parking lot.  Approach the auditorium through the middle of the building.

Coming from the West, turn left on Fern at the Blue Willow event flag. There is limited parking in front of the school. If that lot is full, please proceed to Memorial Greens. Approach the auditorium through the middle of the building.

Ordering (Only if you CANNOT ATTEND the event. Ordering a book below will NOT admit you to the event):

A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. Please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675, or add the book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you prefer in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle