I’m going on tour for Library of Souls!!! The book comes out September 22 and I go on a five-city tour starting Sept 28. Info below!
*** Note! All events are either ticketed or require a wristband. Every ticket purchase includes a copy of Library of Souls. The earlier you buy your ticket, the better your spot in the signing line! ***
STOP 1: NEW YORK WHEN: Monday 9/28 at 6pm WHERE: Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St, NYC WHAT: LAUNCH EVENT!!! We’ll talk all things Miss Peregrine & Library of Souls, we’ll have book and movie swag giveaways, and I’ll premiere an exclusive, not-available-on-the-Internet behind the scenes video I shot on the set of the Miss Peregrine’s movie. Come out and freak out! HOW TO GET TICKETS: a wristband is needed for the event, call the store for details: 212-587-5389
STOP 2: HOUSTON WHEN: Tuesday, 9/29 at 7pm WHERE: Stratford High School auditorium (hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop) WHAT: me in conversation with the lovely and talented Tahereh Mafi HOW TO GET TICKETS: they can be purchased in advance online from Blue Willow books HERE (http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event/ransom-riggs-conversation-tahereh-mafi) or you can call the store (281) 497-8675
STOP 3: CHICAGO WHEN: Thursday, 9/30 at 7pm WHERE: Wentz Auditorium (hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop) 171 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540 WHAT: Me and Ryan from SLEEPING AT LAST (who will perform live!!) HOW TO GET TICKETS: they are available from Anderson’s Bookshop’s website (http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/ransom-riggs-0) or you can call the store at (630)355-2665
STOP 4: ATLANTA WHEN: Friday 10/2 at 7pm WHERE: Exact location TBA, hosted by Little Shop of Stories WHAT: A peculiar costume ball hosted by three excellent BookTubers: Jesse the Reader, XtineMay and Katietastic!! Come dressed as your favorite peculiar or make up your own peculiarity. (Costumes encouraged but of course not mandatory. Oh and there will be a PRIZE OF SOME KIND for most excellent costume!) HOW TO GET TICKETS: you must CALL the bookstore (like ON THE PHONE) or go there in person: (404)373-6300. http://www.littleshopofstories.com/events.php
STOP 5: LOS ANGELES WHEN: Saturday 10/3 at 2pm WHERE: Barnes and Noble at the Grove 189 the Grove Drive, LA, CA 90036 WHAT: An event featuring special surprise guests who I cannot name just yet! We’ll also have book and movie giveaways and show behind the scenes video from the Miss Peregrine movie set! HOW TO GET TICKETS: You need a wristband for entry. Wristbands can be picked up on the day of the event only, starting at 9am. To claim a wristband you must buy a copy of Library of Souls from the bookstore, OR have already bought one from a Barnes and Noble or barnesandnoble.com (be sure and bring your receipt to get a wristband). For more info call the store at (323)525-0270.
*** VIP TRIP CONTEST!! *** Don’t live in one of the five cities the tour is coming to? (But DO live in the continental US?) You could win a trip for two to any one of the five tour stops! To enter, take a photo of yourself as a peculiar (a character from one of the books or one you make up yourself) and upload it to Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr with the #staypeculiar hashtag. **ALSO PLEASE GO TO http://www.quirkbooks.com/los and check out the terms and conditions! (They are not onerous.)**
The BookTubers and I will pick a winner based on creativity and style! The deadline for entry is midnight on September 1, so get cracking!
Charleston Improvement Corp. Houses (1906-07), view03, 93-99 Church St, Charleston, SC, USA by Steve Minor Via Flickr: Charleston est. 1670, pop. 127,999 (2013)
• No. 97 Church St
• parcel of land formerly owned by the Charleston Hydraulic Press Company (1874), a large industrial complex during the last half of the 19th c. • purchased by Charleston Improvement Corporation, 1906 • led by businessman Tristram T. Hyde (1862-1931), later mayor of Charleston) • constructed mid-sized houses throughout Charleston, 1906-1930
• this was the company’s most extensive development • similar Queen Anne style gable ends & front piazzas varied slightly with double-tiered porches at No. 93 (now gone) & No. 97, pedimented entries & side piazzas at No. 95 & No. 99
Charleston Historic District, National Register # 66000964, 1969 • declared National Historic Landmark District, 1973