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TeenQuake 2015

“Poetry often gets a bad rap. Boring, archaic, irrelevant. These three writers—from newbie to icon of the form—will set the record straight. Verse novels are intimate, hard-hitting, and transformative. Come for a reading, stay for a conversation about craft and book signing.” Learn more about Teenquake and Litquake here. Books Inc. and Not Your Mother’s Book Club are honored to co-present such an exciting event/program!

NYMBC In a Flash event featuring Nicola Yoon and David Levithan

Shout out to @ravenousreader for taking this great photo of Nicola Yoon and David Levithan. Friday night's event was Everything, Everything we could have wanted. The author's clicked, had wonderful and insightful questions for each other and the ‪#‎nymbc‬ crowd was just as curious. Thank you to Nicola and David for coming all the way from NYC and L.A., we hope to have you back Another Day, and thank you for all the booklovers who came out to support! We couldn't do it without you! ‪#‎seewhatididthere‬ ‪#‎literaryhumoristhebesthumor‬

Patrick Ness Fundraising for Refugee Aid

If you haven't heard already, YA author Patrick Ness reached out to his readers and writing community on twitter yesterday to raise money for the refugees flooding into Europe. Ness tweeted that he would match up to £10,000. Within hours, big name authors like John Green, Jojo Moyes, Rosamund Lupton and many others promised to match the following £10K. With the help of the writing community and the support of countless every-day people, Ness's outreach has raised  almost £200K and is still growing. For us Americans, that's 303,804 dollars. That's amazingly crazy! Follow the action on twitter. If you'd like to donate to the cause, here's the link to Ness's fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving.


Books Inc. is very excited and honored to be hosting Patrick Ness October 8, 2015.

Star Wars, Star Wars Everywhere

With the new Star Wars movie just around the corner, the book industry is jumping on the bandwagon! Have a few minutes to spare? Check out the William Shakespeake Star Wars generator.

Also, grab the newest book in the William Shakespeare's Star Wars series, William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third in stores Sept. 8th! May the Force be with you!

Is it Lunch Time Yet?

Based on the William Shakespeare Star Wars series by Ian Doescher

When Boba Fett with me doth disagree,
I think of all the virtues in thee met.
Thy spirit true doth know mine ev’ry plea,
Thy kindness doth my troubl’d mind offset.
Naboo’s shade shall our fervor softly screen,
In that fond paradise we shall know rest.
We are join’d fast, no one may come between,
I cherish thy devotion, well express’d.
Love shines throughout the stars with mighty ray,
Love is the new-grown fruit sprung from the heart,
Love makes one’s aspect merry all the day,
Love needs a learner’s fire with Master’s art.
Although my foes hath made my Fate unclear,
The Force is strong when lovers are sincere.

Visit ShakespeareStarWars.com to Create Your Own Sonnet



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