Master Storyteller Neil Gaiman Visits on December 15Thursday, Nov 26, 2009 at 1:56pm
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And the man has a devoted following. In cities all across the globe, fans line up to catch a glimpse of Gaiman and have him sign books and memorabilia.
Back in October, Gaiman held a contest to see which independent North American bookstore could hold the best party for his novel The Graveyard Book. McNally Robinson Polo Park won the grand prize -- a visit from Neil Gaiman himself -- an honour we shared with The Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia.
Needless to say, we are thrilled to have Neil Gaiman pay us a visit!
The event is free to all!
At 6:00 pm Neil Gaiman will do a reading and a Q & A. If you'd like to send your questions in advance, email them to [email protected].
('cause it's bound to get a little crazy!)
1. Neil will sign one book per person.
2. If you purchase a Gaiman book from McNally Robinson and keep your receipt, Neil will sign two items.
McNally Robinson Booksellers will have the following Neil Gaiman books on site at the event. (A select number of signed copies will also be available for sale at the event.)Odd and the Frost Giants
The Graveyard Book
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
The Wolves in the Walls
Sandman Volume 1
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The original hardcover edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place--he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings--such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.
Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association's "Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book," a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.