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From All of Us To All of You, The Disney Christmas Card Book

For nearly nine decades, Disney artists have created annual seasonal art for greeting cards, advertisements, and in support of motion picture releases, TV programs, and the parks. Featuring beloved Disney characters and scenes, these seldom-published examples of vintage Disney art create a one-of-a-kind and festive collection perfect for holiday gift-giving. 

The book, From All of Us to All of You The Disney Christmas Card includes a center gatefold cover opening, like Maps of the Disney Parks, and a dozen removable holiday cards, exclusively-designed as a unique bonus feature to showcase both rare and original Disney art, artifacts, and treasures from the Walt Disney Archives!

The 144 page book will be released on October 2, 2018 and retail for $50.

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Enter For Your Chance To Win A Trip To Stephen King’s Maine & More

 

Enter Scribner’s Stephen King Day sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to Stephen King’s Maine! They’ve partnered with Visit Maine, SK Tours Of Maine, and the Old Winterport Commercial House B&B to make a one-of-a-kind King universe-themed trip!

1 Grand Prize: The winner will receive copies of The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties, and Bag of Bones signed by the author and a 3-night trip for two to see Stephen King’s Maine courtesy of SK Tours of Maine, the Maine Board of Tourism, and The Old Winterport Commercial House Bed and Breakfast.

 

50 Runners-up will receive a hardcover of Bag of Bones 20th Anniversary edition, the Flight or Fright audiobook, and The Gunslinger Born graphic novel.

Enter HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Cover Collection – IT (U.K.) Paperback Print By Paul Bryn Davies

In July 2017, Suntup Editions released a print of the first edition US cover of Stephen King’s IT. One year later, in July 2018, they released a print of the first edition UK cover of this bestselling novel. Now, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a print perfect for rounding out every Pennywise lover’s collection: The first edition U.K. paperback cover by Paul Bryn Davies. This iconic cover art can now be enjoyed for the very first time without cover text.

IT is the first of many prints Suntup will be releasing from artist Paul Bryn Davies. All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who has also created some of the most spectacular remarques we have seen. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but we are excited to share the news that Davies has decided to create remarques for the first 20 small print subscribers as well.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: October 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: September 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Click HERE to order.

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Zachary Quinto & Ashleigh Cummings Cast In AMC Horror Series “NOS4A2” Based On The Joe Hill Novel

AMC has cast Emmy-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “American Horror Story”) and rising star Ashleigh Cummings (“The Goldfinch,” “Hounds of Love”) in the lead roles for its new supernatural horror series “NOS4A2” (working title). The network also announced Emmy-nominated director Kari Skogland (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Sons of Liberty”) will direct the first two episodes of the series based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name. Production began this week in Rhode Island. 

The 10 one-hour episodes are slated to premiere in 2019.

Quinto will play Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.

Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit.  She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

Executive producer and showrunner, Jami O’Brien said, “As a huge fan of Joe Hill’s rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project.”

“NOS4A2” is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Hell On Wheels”), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson (“Lady Dynamite”) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (“The Looming Tower”) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Punisher”) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

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Michelle Obama Announces 10-City Tour To Launch Memoir, ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama is proud and excited about her forthcoming memoir, Becoming — but as the Nov. 13 release date draws nearer, the former first lady admits she’s also “a little frightened” about how “candid and honest and open” she is in the book.

“Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time. I spent some time really thinking about the people, the stories and the experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today,” Obama, 54, explains.

“I am proud of what I’ve created. I’m proud because it is candid, it’s honest, it is totally and utterly me. So I’m also a little frightened because it is so candid and honest and open,” she adds.

That said, Obama is eager to share her book with the world — and to see how it empowers readers.

“I’m hoping that, because of this book, others feel the power of their own voice and their own story,” Obama says. “Not in the big moments, but in the little things, the small moments, the bumps, the bruises, the highs and the lows — because those are the things that make us uniquely who we are.”

On Wednesday, Obama also announced an upcoming 10-city tour to promote her book:

Tuesday, November 13, Chicago, United Center

Thursday, November 15, Los Angeles, The Forum 

Saturday, November 17, Washington DC, Capital One Arena

Saturday, November 24, Boston, TD Garden

Thursday, November 29, Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

Saturday, December 1, Brooklyn, Barclays Center

Tuesday, December 11, Detroit, Little Caesars Arena

Thursday, December 13, Denver, Pepsi Center Arena

Friday, December 14, San Jose, SAP Center

Monday, December 17, Dallas, American Airlines Center

Tickets for the event will be sold through Ticketmaster’s “verified fan” system, with 10 percent of the seats in each venue given away free to fans and local community members who might not be able to afford tickets. For the first stop on Nov. 13, in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, this means 1,300 tickets will be given away to community members. Individual ticket prices start as low as $29.50, and signed book bundles and VIP tickets will be available as well.

The events will feature candid conversations between Obama and a selection of to-be-announced moderators — that she says will include some famous friends and family members — about the experiences that have shaped her life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago, to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time as the first African-American first lady in U.S. history.

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The King Chroniclers And The Reimagining of An Icon of American Letters

As the 70-year-old Stephen King continues to churn out novels, a thriving community of scholars has formed an ever-expanding, interconnected cottage industry that’s contributed to a critical reappraisal of the prolific story-spinner. Some I’m proud to call friends! Meet the King Chroniclers: Michael Collings, Douglas E. Winter, Tony Magistrale, George Beahm, Stephen J. Spignesi, Stanley Wiater, Robin Furth and Bev Vincent.

Click HERE to read the article.

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Taschen Is Releasing A $30,000 Ferrari Book

Designed by Marc Newson, this luxury edition offers unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari archives, and from private collectors, to reveal the full story behind the Cavallino Rampante. Featuring a complete appendix of the company’s victories, this massive tome is elevated by a sculpture evocative of the 12-cylinder engine, topping off a production unparalleled in scale.

Few are the men and brands that have come to define a century. For seven decades and counting, the Italian powerhouse founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947 has made an indelible red mark on popular culture and enraptured fans and collectors across the globe.

Synonymous with beauty, excellence, and unmatched desirability, the Cavallino Rampante lives on as the driving force in high-performance Gran Turismo, the conqueror of impossible challenges.

A project conceived in close collaboration with Ferrari, this massive tome is a veritable collector’s piece. A production unparalleled in its scale, it features exclusive content from the Ferrari archives and private collections around the world, bringing together hundreds of unseen photographs and documents to reveal the unique story behind Ferrari’s victories, its protagonists, and its legacy.

Limited to 1,947 signed and numbered copies, the handcrafted leather-bound and hand-stitched Collector’s Edition is enclosed in a Ferrari motor–inspired case designed by Marc Newson. Made of cast aluminum, the chrome has been sandblasted with powder to preserve the metal’s natural feel, while the top of the case has been finished using Ferrari’s own red varnish, the same as that used on their engines.

This Art Edition (No. 1–250) is elevated by a sculpture evocative of the 12-cylinder engine in hand-bent, flared chromed steel, also by Newson. Made of chromed steel, the bookstand’s legs were joined together using tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, a process that produces stronger, high-quality welds, typical in the automotive industry.

Art Edition (No. 1–250), with a sculptural bookstand by Marc Newson, each signed by Sergio Marchionne, John Elkann, and Piero Ferrari.

A production unparalleled in scale, this massive tome is a veritable work of art to be prized by fans and collectors across the globe. Offering unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari Archives and those of private collectors, this unique work reveals the full story behind Ferrari’s protagonists, its victories, its past, and its future.

Click HERE for more info.

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Check Out The First Photos From The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix has released new photos from their upcoming The Haunting of Hill House series, a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel of the same name. 

The cast includes Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game), Timothy Hutton (All The Money In The World), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Healer), Henry Thomas (Better Things), Kate Siegel (Hush) and Victoria Pedretti (Sole).

The series will explore a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past — some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game), The Haunting of Hill House is a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story.

Robert Wise directed the landmark 1963 film version The Haunting, starring Julie Harris, which is noted for its intense atmosphere of psychological terror. A widely-panned remake for Spielberg’s Dreamworks Pictures was released in 1999, direct by Jan de Bont and starring Liam Neeson (The Commuter) and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring).

The Haunting of Hill House will be written, directed and executive produced by Flanagan. His producing partner Trevor Macy will also executive produce alongside Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

The Haunting of Hill House will premiere on Netflix Friday, October 12th.

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Jim Lee & Andy Kubert Signing Scheduled On September 15th In Celebration of Batman Day At Vroman’s Bookstore

Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena has scheduled a signing featuring comic book artists Jim Lee and Andy Kubert. The event is in celebration of Batman Day and will be held on September 15, 2018.

Jim Lee, a world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, is currently Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment (DC) and serves as Publisher of the company alongside Dan DiDio. Known for his incredibly detailed and dynamic artistic style, Lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics. A veritable legend in the industry, he has received numerous accolades and recognition for his work, including a Harvey Award, an Inkpot Award, Diamond Gemstone Awards and Wizard Fan Awards.

Since becoming Publisher in 2010, Lee has overseen many of the company’s highly successful publishing programs including the recent record-breaking Rebirth line of comics, as well as The New 52 initiative that relaunched the entire line of monthly superhero comic books.  As part of the revamp, Lee designed and reimagined the new, more contemporary costumes for some of the DC universe’s most iconic characters, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Prior to his current post at DC, Lee served as Editorial Director at DC where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC’s bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder, Batman: Hush and Superman: For Tomorrow.

Andy Kubert began his career at DC comics illustrating the first highly successful Batman Versus Predator and Adam Strange series. Andy went on to Marvel Comics’ popular X-Men title, which was consistently a sales juggernaut and remained their top-selling comic during his six-year run. At Marvel he also illustrated such titles as Ghost Rider, Captain America, Ultimate X-Men and the Marvel 1602 miniseries in which he collaborated with New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and which earned a 2005 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel.

For DC Comics, Andy has illustrated the best-selling Batman and Son (with Grant Morrison), Batman #700, Flashpoint (with Geoff Johns) and Batman: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader? (again with author Neil Gaiman). His work has also appeared in other titles including DC Legacies, Action Comics, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl and the Damian: Son of Batman limited series. Dark Knight III: The Master Race is Andy’s first collaboration with the legendary Frank Miller, along with writer Brian Azzarello and original Dark Knight inker Klaus Janson. Andy is currently co-president and an instructor at The Kubert School, an institution located in Dover, NJ, dedicated to educating about the narrative art form.

This event will be a signing only!

Fans must purchase a copy of Dark Days: The Road to Metal or Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition or Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race from Vroman’s Bookstore in order to receive a signing line ticket. With purchase of one of those three titles fans may get a maximum of two (2) other items signed.

The signing line will be limited to 150 fans only due to Jim and Andy’s busy schedule.

Vroman’s Will Call department will be handling all purchases of Dark Days: The Road to Metal or Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition or Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race for the signing starting on Tuesday September 11. 

No online orders will be accepted for this event. Customers must make your purchase at Vroman’s Will Call window or over the phone and let them know it is for the Batman Day/Jim Lee/Andy Kubert event to receive a ticket to be in the signing line on September 15.

Signing line tickets will be available opening on Tuesday September 11. You cannot receive a signing line ticket if you purchase the pre-determined books before this date. The signing will begin promptly at 11am and end at 1pm.

Event date: 

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone number:

626-449-5320

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Brad Meltzer’s Official Book Tour Dates Announced For For ‘I Am Neil Armstrong’

Brad Meltzer will be touring in September to promote his new book, I Am Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.

Neil Armstrong is the first person to ever walk on the moon. But before he took those famous steps, he was a boy who loved airplanes. He learned how to fly, and when the space race began, he became a new kind of pilot: an astronaut. Now he could fly all the way to outer space. With bravery and patience, Neil and his team worked hard and, after many small steps, they took a giant leap together. They landed their lunar module on the moon.

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great–the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.

As always, if you want a signed book, please call Books & Books at 305-442-4408. If you call before the event, Brad can personalize it and they’ll ship it to you. For those who attend any event, as always, you can bring whatever you want for Brad to sign: thrillers, comics, kids books, etc. Or bring a friend. Brad signs friends too.

Connecticut

Wednesday, September 12 – 6:30 PM
With artist Chris Eliopoulos
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 06443

Texas


Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 PM
Books-A-Million
5000 Katy Mills Cir #221
Katy, TX 77494

Louisville, KY


Friday, September 14 – 6:30 PM
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
106 W Brandeis Ave
Louisville, KY 40292 

Coral Gables, FL

Saturday, September 15 – 11:00 AM
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 

Tampa, FL

Saturday, September 15 – 6:00 PM
Inkwood Books
1809 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602 

Tallahassee, FL

Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 PM
Challenger Learning Center
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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