Please join us on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00pm for a very special launch event for Blueberry Girl, a new picture book by New York Times best-selling author and 2009 Newbery Medalist NEIL GAIMAN and Will Eisner and World Fantasy Award winning artist CHARLES VESS. Having collaborated on the World Fantasy Award-winning Sandman comic and the World Fantasy Award-winning graphic novel, Stardust, NEIL GAIMAN and CHARLES VESS have once again collaborated to create their first picture book together, a stunning, poetic journey, Blueberry Girl.
Beginning at 1pm, NEIL GAIMAN will read Blueberry Girl, after which CHARLES VESS will give a slide show presentation on the creation of the artwork for this gorgeous picture book. Then, both author and artist will answer questions from the audience. Following this, they will both sign copies of Blueberry Girl and all their other wonderful books. A portion of all sales of Blueberry Girl made at the event will go to RAINN, the nation's largest organization devoted to preventing violence against women and assisting the victims of such attacks.
Please note: As this is the only event Neil Gaiman has scheduled in the New York City area for 2009, we are expecting a very large turnout. So as to make sure as many people as possible can get their books signed, we are establishing a <strong>limit of 3 books per person to be signed by Neil Gaiman; there is no limit on the number of books you may have signed by Charles Vess</strong>. Finally, so no one will have to stand in line for too long, we will be giving out numbers to everyone who wishes to get books signed. We will line people up to get their books signed in number order, 30 at a time, so everone else can enjoy browsing, chatting, etc. <strong>Please make sure you get a number at the front counter before proceeding to the back of the store where the event will take place.</strong>
Blueberry Girl Art Show
Private Preview: Saturday 11:00 am - noon
Public Viewing: Saturday noon - Sunday March 29th
To celebrate the publication of Blueberry Girl, Books of Wonder will also be hosting a show and sale of the stunning original art from this new book, as well as several signed prints of the art by CHARLES VESS. The art show will run from Saturday, March 7th through Sunday, March 29th. 10% from the sale of each painting will be donated to RAINN.
A PRIVATE PREVIEW of the art show with the artist will be available to the first 100 people who make a $10 donation to RAINN. This PRIVATE PREVIEW will be from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday, March 7th and those attending will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase the artwork before anyone else has seen it. The show will then be open to the general public from 12 noon on. If you wish to make a donation and attend the PRIVATE PREVIEW, please contact the store at (212) 989-3270.