Celebrate the release of Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Brian Selznick’s latest dazzling work, The Marvels, with a special reading and presentation in Oakland’s most historic movie palace!
• Ticket price: $40 per person - ticket includes a copy of The Marvels
• Purchase your ticket on or before september 15th and receive a second ticket free of charge! (second ticket does not include a copy of the marvels)
• Purchases made on or after september 16th will be $40 for 1 book with 1 ticket
• Call or stop by your local Books Inc. to purchase your ticket today!
About The Marvels: In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories-the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose-create a beguiling narrative puzzle.
The journey begins on a ship at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage.
Nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis runs away from school and seeks refuge with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past.
A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two narratives connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.
• No audio or video recording of Brian Selznick's presentation will be permitted.
• Still photographs (no flash) are allowed during the book signing.
• Due to time constraints only books will be signed. Memorabilia will not be permitted for signing.
• Brian Selznick will personalize books, time permitting.
Please note: Due to the high volume of this event, we cannot guarantee that signed copies of The Marvels will be available for purchase online.
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