Come by and bring your list! We’ll have staff on hand to help you find the right books and gifts, "It’s a Wonderful Life" playing downstairs in the basement, a donuts-and-hot chocolate station, and some special guest authors to help wrap. All tips for wrapping will be donated to the Greenpoint Food Pantry.Guest Gift-Wrappers:Haley Tanner (Vaclav & Lena) and Josh Ritter (Bright's Passage), Saturday, 2 p.m.Peter Brown (You Will Be My Friend), Saturday, 3 p.m.Katie Kitamura (Gone to the Forest) and Hari Kunzru (Gods Without Men), Sunday, 2 p.m.Michelle Knudsen (Big Mean Mike), Sunday, 3 p.m.Special Author Appearances:
Saturday, 5 p.m.The Best Brooklyn Books with Evan Hughes and Adelle Waldman (UPDATED)
Evan Hughes and Adelle Waldman will recommend the best Brooklyn books (aside from his own, of course), take questions, and sign. Hughes is the author of Literary Brooklyn, which examines the literary scene in Brooklyn from Whitman to Lethem. Waldman is a journalist with a forthcoming novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., set in Brooklyn.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.Adventures in Holiday Cartooning
Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special) will lead children in a workshop to create their own comics as gifts for friends and family! All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 4 and up; all ages welcome.
Sunday, 4 p.m.Craft Time with Craft-a-Day’s Sarah Goldschadt
Put a bird on it! Or a snowman, or a hexagon; the “it” in question being your gifts. Whether you’ve got your shopping done or not, you’re invited to come make gift tags for all the people on your list as demonstrated by Sarah Goldschadt, crafter extraordinaire and author of Craft-a-Day. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up, all ages welcome.
For the first time, here is Brooklyn's story through the eyes of its greatest storytellers.
Christmas is coming The Magic Cartooning Elf and his friend the Knight help Santa make a Christmas comic. But will kids put away their iPads, smart phones, and video games long enough to read a book?
*San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012
*Financial Times Best Book of 2012
*New Yorker Best Book of 2012
FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LONGSHOT comes this gripping saga about the destruction of a family, a home, and a way of life.
NAMED BY THE NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION AS A 5 UNDER 35 AUTHOR
Today is the day the exuberant Lucy is going to make a new friend But she finds it's harder than she had thought--she accidentally ruins the giraffe's breakfast and is much too big for the frogs' pond. Just when she's about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her, and loves her just the way she is.
In the desert, you see, there is everything and nothing . . . It is God without men.
—Honoré de Balzac, Une passion dans le désert, 1830
A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if you’re big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute.