Join us at 11:30pm on Monday, September 1 at Magers & Quinn Booksellers to celebrate the release of David Mitchell's latest novel, The Bone Clocks, installment two of the "Lit Up Late" midnight release series.
David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.”
What is Lit Up Late?
Lit Up Late is a mini-series of three late-night literary events in
August and September. Mingle with your fellow book lovers, enjoy some
music and food, and get your books while the rest of the world is asleep
at the switch.
- 11:30pm, Monday, August 11, at Common Good Books(38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105; 651/225-8989) - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
- 11:30pm, Monday, September 1, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612/822-4611) - The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
- 11:30pm, Monday, September 15, at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406; 612/454-0455) - Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Punches and Prizes
Each late night event will feature fun and frivolity, but the truly
dedicated have a shot at a very grand prize. Get your Lit Up Late punch
card at any of the three participating bookstores. When you buy the
featured book at midnight, you get a punch. Attend all three events and
buy all three books, and you’re eligible to win our grand prize. One lucky winner will receive a free night at the St. Paul Hotel, to get away from it all and read in luxury. (Winners must be present at Moon Palace to win.)
Don't miss the final Lit Up Late midnight release on Monday, September 15 at 11:30 pm at Moon Palace Books!
About the Books
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the
long-awaited new novel from the award-winning, internationally
best-selling author Haruki Murakami - a book that sold more than a
million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan. It tells the
remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss;
of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the
world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to
mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for
David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clock, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.”
John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the
band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best
lyricists of his generation. His audacious and gripping debut novel Wolf in White Van
is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Daniel
Handler calls it “quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you
will never, never get out of your head”
Welcome to Wild Read! Inspired by the writing of Octavia Butler, our
speculative fiction book club reads and discusses books imagining a
range of possible futures and parallel presents from diverse cultural
Drawing upon different experiences of the present and different
understandings of the past Wild Read book selections use adventurous
plots and unreal settings to explore very real themes like race, gender,
spirituality, science, mythology and power.
Join us Sunday, August 24th at 2pm for a discussion of Vandana Singh's The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories.
For the next installment of the Trylon Book Club, we present Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel PLANET OF THE APES, followed by a special Saturday morning screening of the 1968 mind-bender with Charlton Heston. We’ll follow the screening with a spirited, ape-like discussion of novel and film at the bookstore. Like Dr. Zaius would want.
Moon Palace Books has copies of Planet of the Apes available now. Planet of the Apes will also screen the weekend of August 22-24 at the Trylon.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be regular admission for the Saturday morning book club screening of Planet of the Apes. However, with a Moon Palace receipt for the book, you can get in for five dollars!