Cancel your plans. I’m not kidding.
This Saturday, May 17th at McNally Jackson Books at 4pm, in honor of the inaugural Indies First Storytime Day, twelve intrepid bookish folks invite you to join Milo, Tock, and the Humbug as they embark on an epic quest to bring Rhyme and Reason back to the Kingdom of Wisdom.
Join our heroes as they navigate a perilous royal banquet in Dictionopolis! Cheer as they realize that they, and they alone, can restore the semblance of order to a world gone crazy! Thrill at the theatrical stylings of writers who haven’t rehearsed but whose scripts contain stage directions anyway! And, of course, rediscover the magic of a book you have loved since forever. Extra points if you bring a friend who, through some massive childhood reading fail, has never experienced the magic of The Phantom Tollbooth.
Featuring Sophie Blackall, Matthew Cody, Adam Gidwitz, Claire Legrand, Kekla Magoon, Michael Northrop, Jeffrey Salane, Courtney Sheinmel, Natalie Standiford, Mary G. Thompson, and yours truly, our performance will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books, and a book signing.
All ages are welcome. Hope to see you there!Who: You and all your friends Where: McNally Jackson Books (52 Prince Street, between Mulberry and Lafayette) When: Saturday, May 17th at 4pm