I’m really looking forward to The Common in The Eternal City, a benefit party themed after an evening in Rome. Maybe you want to come too?

Since the other theme is postcards, I got a little happy on Ebay and will be arriving flush with vintage Roma photos. Probably don’t miss it!

  1. Camera: iPhone 5c
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

I will be doing FOUR very cool and exciting things for this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival:

- Monday 9/16: An Opening Night Party for bookends week, hosted by Tumblr, Electric Lit, and Gigantic! 7pm - midnight at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Dancing! Drinking! DJing! Galactic Gimlets! Bookish conversation!

- Thursday 9/19: The Airship and Black Balloon Publishing Spelling Bee6 - 9pm at Fontana’s Bar in Manhattan. I will be a featured contestant, and I will fail hard. You can drink my free beers.

- Sunday 9/22: Brooklyn Book Fest panel about books about love with Jess Row and J. Courtney Sullivan, whom I fangirl real bad. 10am in the Borough Hall Community Room.

- Sunday 9/22: Brooklyn Book Fest panel about whether technology is making our lives awesomer or sad with Clive Thompson and Jenna Wortham. 1pm on the North Stage.

Please come to one or all of these events and give me a high five. (No stalkers.)

Can’t wait to see you!

books:

Navel-, shoe-, and stargazers unite! Electric Literature, Gigantic,and Tumblr present Literary Worlds, a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends opening night party featuring the most dancing, sparkling conversation, reasonably priced cocktails, and bookish fun this side of the Milky Way.
DJing by Planet Rump. All-night specials include $4 pints and $5 specialty cocktails. Beer compliments of Brooklyn Brewery. Liquor compliments of Greenhook Ginsmiths.
Monday, 9/16, 7pm at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Free! (RSVP on Flavorpill)Save the Date! Spread the word!

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books:

Navel-, shoe-, and stargazers unite! Electric Literature, Gigantic,and Tumblr present Literary Worlds, a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends opening night party featuring the most dancing, sparkling conversation, reasonably priced cocktails, and bookish fun this side of the Milky Way.

DJing by Planet Rump. All-night specials include $4 pints and $5 specialty cocktails. Beer compliments of Brooklyn Brewery. Liquor compliments of Greenhook Ginsmiths.

Monday, 9/16, 7pm at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Free! 
(RSVP on Flavorpill)

Save the Date! Spread the word!

T minus 3 days!

rainbowrowell:

Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.” 

So John Green reviewed Eleanor & Park inThe New York Times this weekend, and I don’t have enough exclamation points to express how I’m feeling. 

If you’d like to read my book, you can find it in lots of great bookstores — and online here:

Amazon  Barnes & Noble  IndieBound  iBooks

PSST! You have exactly one chance to see Rainbow Rowell at a public appearance in NYC. Don’t miss it!

Next Thursday, Tumblr will be celebrating Book Expo America at our favorite bookstore with three of our favorite authors! This is a meet up for readers and writers of all ages, with drinks for the adults and swag and short, funny readings for everyone! Here for BEA? Work at a publisher? Love Tumblr? Love books? Love people? Any of the above — this party is for you!

Ruth wrote Defriended, a creepy mystery about murder and online romance. Eliot wrote Endangered, a National Book Award finalist about bonobos in The Congo. Rainbow wrote the NY Times bestseller Eleanor &Park, a Tumblr favorite about weird kids in love. They are all terrific, so don’t miss it!

 

adulting:

Hey New York adults — y’all should come! It’s going to be loads of fun. Wear your best grown-up clothes (or pajamas!) and join us. And Portland people, I hope you’re free from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 21, because there will be something fun happening. And a zillion trillion thank yous to Tumblr for putting these on!
In related news: the book is out a week from tomorrow. I am trying so hard not to mention it every second, because that’s boring, but I am proud of it and other people like it too.

Congratulations to Kelly and her brilliant editor, Tumblr star Meredith Haggerty! We are going to do it up right like the grown-ass people we are! Save the date and spread the word!

adulting:

Hey New York adults — y’all should come! It’s going to be loads of fun. Wear your best grown-up clothes (or pajamas!) and join us. And Portland people, I hope you’re free from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 21, because there will be something fun happening. And a zillion trillion thank yous to Tumblr for putting these on!

In related news: the book is out a week from tomorrow. I am trying so hard not to mention it every second, because that’s boring, but I am proud of it and other people like it too.

Congratulations to Kelly and her brilliant editor, Tumblr star Meredith Haggerty! We are going to do it up right like the grown-ass people we are! Save the date and spread the word!

housingworksbookstore:

poetrybomb:

Join Tumblr, ABRAMS, and the Academy of American Poets for a Live PoetryBomb Event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Featuring Paul Muldoon, Melissa Broder, Leigh Stein, Cathy Park Hong and selected poets from the Tumblr community, Faith Hahn & Kevin Grijalva.

Now with Tumblr poets!

So proud to welcome Faith and Kevin to the lineup! This is going to be an amazing evening, and I hope to see you there!

poetrybomb:

Join Tumblr, ABRAMS, and the Academy of American Poets for a Live PoetryBomb Event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Featuring Paul Muldoon, Melissa Broder, Leigh Stein, Cathy Park Hong and selected poets from the Tumblr community.

If you’re a Tumblr poet based in or near New York City and you’d like to be considered as a reader, send your Tumblr URL to poetry@tumblr.com.  

Join us!

For everyone who asked how the powerHouse event was…

nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor! nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website. Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor!

nationalbook:

Check out these great shots from the National Book Awards After-Party, sponsored by Kobo Inc.! For more info and photos from the party, visit our website.

Photos by Aslan Chalom

Thanks Kobo! Thanks National Book Foundation! Thanks Paul! Thanks Jynne! Thanks Dance Floor!