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Jun
18
Sat
Ann Arbor Book Fest: Writers’ Workshop @ Neutral Zone
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all aspiring writers! Literati is happy to be the bookseller for the Ann Arbor Book Festival’s Writers’ Workshop, featuring three authors much beloved by our store: Jim Ottaviani, Chris McCormick, and Airea ‘Dee’ Matthews. You can find more information and purchase tickets for the event here. Please direct any questions to the AABF organizers at info@aabookfestival.org.
Jul
7
Thu
Chuck Palahniak: Fight Club 2 (signing only) @ Nicola's Books
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This FIGHT CLUB 2 appearance is a signing ONLY

Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event

This is a ticketed event & each ticket will include a copy of the FIGHT CLUB 2 hardcover ($29.95 plus tax)

Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line

In addition to FIGHT CLUB 2, Chuck will sign TWO other items (memorabilia or book)

Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans

Line formation begins at 3:00 pm; signing starts at 4:00 pm.

You may reserve your ticket in-person or by calling the store at 734-662-0600 and purchasing via credit card over the phone.  

Chuck Palahniuk’s ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Chuck’s Make Something Up, a collection of short stories and one novella, will be released in hardcover on May 26, 2015, with the softcover following in Spring of 2016 just before Fight Club 2 goes on sale!

 

Jul
30
Sat
Harry Potter Release Party @ Nicola's Books
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 12:00 am

Join us on the eve of Harry Potter’s birthday, July 30th, for a Harry Potter release party to celebrate the new script, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child! The purchase of one of our event packets will get you a copy of The Cursed Child (available at the end of the party, July 30 at midnight), entry to all of the evening’s activities, and lots of HP goodies and treats! Book-less event packs are also available if you have more than one attendee for the party but only need one copy of the new play.

We are also very excited to be partnering on this event with Washtenaw Literacy. 30% of our event packet proceeds will go straight to them and they’ll be on hand at the party with information about the good they do and how you can help! Check back here for more event details as they are revealed, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see what fun we’re preparing for the party! Pre-order your event packet below and mark your calendar for this magical Harry Potter celebration!

Harry Potter Release Party @ Literati
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 12:30 am

Party to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling’s play that is set 16 years after the last Harry Potter novel.

Aug
5
Fri
MGoBlog Presents: Hail to the Victors 2016 @ Circus
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For the second year running, Literati is pleased to help celebrate MGoBlog’s Hail To The Victors guide –an independent, definitive, in-depth guide to the upcoming Michigan Football Season–with an event in its honor. The evening will again feature a presentation from the issue’s contents, and additional copies will be available for sale. This year’s event will take place at Circus Bar & Billiards. Purchase a drink from their full bar, grab a bowl of free popcorn, revel in the football previewing. Free and open to the public. 7pm.

Featured in Hail To The Victors 2016:

  • MGoBlog’s Brian Cook writes a team preview covering about a third of the book, offers an opinion on the overall state of the offense, defense, and special teams, and then plunks down a prediction that will no longer be roundly mocked because Michigan’s coaching staff is no good. Probably.
  • Ace Anbender surveys the opposition with savage intent. Buckeye Grove’s Ross Fulton rounds out the Ohio State preview; Ross’s in-depth knowledge of the Buckeyes and surprising sanity are an excellent combination.
  • Adam Schnepp sits down with tight end Jake Butt and discusses Harbaugh, the NFL, his decision to avoid it, and many other topics. Michael Elkon on expectations in year two of Harbaugh.
  • SBNation’s Ian Boyd on John O’Korn and how he fits into Harbaugh’s passing game. Steve Sharik on Don Brown’s dudes and what he plans to accomplish with them.
  • Seth Fisher and Mel Newman on when Texas A&M tried to buy Bo… and failed. John Kryk on The Guarantee, 30 years later. Steve Sapardanis on the Six Penny Defense, or when Bo invented the dime package. Craig Ross on how Michigan more or less invented all of football, from the forward pass to platoons.

 

 

Aug
7
Sun
Debra Goldstein: Should Have Played Poker @ Nicola's Books
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Debra H. Goldstein has been described as a judge, author, litigator, wife, step-mom, mother of twins, civic volunteer and loyal University of Michigan alumna. Maze in Blue, her debut novel, received a 2012 Independent Book Publisher (IPPY) Award and was reissued as a May 2014 selection by Harlequin Worldwide Mysteries. Her short stories and non-fiction essays include Thanksgiving in Moderation, Who Dat? Dat the Indian Chief!, Legal Magic, Malicious Mischief, Grandma’s Garden, The Rabbi’s Wife Stayed Home, and Maybe I Should Hug You. Goldstein’s latest book, Should Have Played Poker, was published in April. It’s a mystery about a corporate lawyer whose mother reappears after a 26-year absence. When her mother is murdered a few hours later, the lawyer, against police advice, tries to figure out who did it. Signing.

Sep
12
Mon
Book Lover’s Night @ Nicola's Books
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Random House, Penguin, Macmillan, and Harper Collins publishing house representatives discuss their best new titles from late summer and upcoming releases.

Oct
7
Fri
Harlequin Creature Double-Feature @ Literati
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Literati is thrilled to welcome our friends at harlequin creature back to the store for the launch of their latest, greatest issues.

About the journal: 2016 marks five years of harlequin creature, and to celebrate, we’re launching a special double issue. please join us for the launch of issues 8/9 with an evening of readings. issue 8, “not a metaphor,” was curated by a group of guest editors from across the country, including JP Howard & Casey Rocheteau (poetry), Ginger Buswell (prose), & Alisha Wessler (art). it includes the poetry of Tara Betts, Destiny O. Birdsong, Amber Flame, Micaela Foley, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Amanda Johnston, Stacey Knecht, and Pamela L. Laskin, prose by Emily Hunt and Meg Whiteford, and art by Matt Neff. cover design by Kayla Romberger. issue 9, “sitting between chairs,” is dedicated to translation and was shaped by guest editors Kristin Dickinson, Emily Goedde, and Anne Posten, and features translations from a wide range of languages, including serbian, welsh, portugese, ukrainian and hungarian.

Nov
29
Wed
Current Magazine: Poetry and Fiction Party @ Literati
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Literati is thrilled to partner with Current Magazine for an evening of Poetry and Fiction!

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Come celebrate the submissions and winners of Current Magazine’s Poetry and Fiction contest.

Meet Current’s editor and contributors, and hear readings from the winners. Special guests Molly Raynor and Anthony Zick will be reading their work as well. If time permits there will be an open mic at the end.

Sep
8
Sat
Booktoberfest! @ Thomson-Shore
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of authors, books, art, and bratwurst.

Booktoberfest will feature industry experts from around the country, offering advice and insight for authors, as well as fun and educational activities for the whole family.

Authors can even pitch their books to a panel of experts for a chance to win a publishing package from Thomson-Shore! (Must sign up for the pitch contest ahead of time by visiting thomsonshore.com/booktoberfest.)

Enjoy a day of music, food, and fun, while learning about the ever-changing world of publishing and bookmaking. A portion of proceeds will benefit 826 Michigan.