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Pixar: A Pop-Up Celebration Hardcover By Matthew Reinhart

Featuring five spreads with over 30 pop-ups from New York Times best-selling author, artist, and pop-up master Matthew Reinhart, this breathtaking work of art revisits Pixar’s impressive history.

Like each Pixar movie, each pop contains Easter eggs to other Pixar films. Pixar: A Pop-Up Celebration is a vibrant tribute to the beloved canon of Pixar films and characters.

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Needful Things Print Now Available For Pre-Order From Suntup Editions

Suntup Editions is kicking off the year with this stunning new print by Rob Wood. Experience the full wrap-around cover artwork that appeared on the 1st US edition of Needful Things. This beautiful print, taken from a scan of the original painting, is reproduced here for the first time without the cover text.

These prints are hand-signed by Rob Wood, and the first 20 include an original Remarque, which are already pre-sold to print subscribers.

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

More info HERE.

Needful Things Print by Rob Wood
Large Size: 23″ x 18” – $175
Small Size: 15.75″ x 12.5” – $100
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: December 15, 2017

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Ready Player One Book Sequel In The Works

In the wake of Warner Bros. Pictures releasing the second trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming ’80s nostalgia odyssey Ready Player One, author Ernest Cline has confirmed during a trailer launch event that he is writing a Ready Player One book sequel with Steven Spielberg’s input! Those that have read the first book know that while that story gets tied up nicely, there’s certainly more directions Cline can go with the characters.

“It is true,” Cline confirmed of the sequel. “I can’t talk about it too much, but I can tell you there’s no better inspiration for a writer returning to a world they’ve already worked on when they’re seeing Steven Spielberg bringing that world to life. To get to talk to him and get his input, one of the greatest storytellers of all-time, and a storyteller that had a direct influence on my first novel, ‘Ready Player One.’ Wade carries a grail diary through the whole story to collect his clues about the Easter Egg hunt, and that’s because of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.’ It would have been a different story if I had not grown up watching Steven’s movies. So to get to not only collaborate with him to bring the first story to life but to bounce ideas off of him for the sequel is the most gratifying thing that’s ever happened to me in my life.”

Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger..

A Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures production, the Ready Player One movie is being directed by Spielberg, who is also producing alongside Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Bruce Berman will serve as executive producer. Based on Ernest Cline’s novel, the screenplay is by Cline, Zak Penn and Eric Eason. Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future trilogy) will compose the music.

Ready Player One gets its game on when it opens on March 30, 2018.

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Matt Shakman To Direct The Phantom Tollbooth For TriStar

Matt Shakman (Game of Thrones, Fargo) is set to direct TriStar’s adaptation of the classic children’s book The Phantom Tollbooth, according to Deadline. The book was written by Norton Juster in 1961 with illustrations by Jules Pfeiffer. Shakman was the executive producer of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and has directed episodes of Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Fargo. The script was written by Michael Vukadinovich, with the current draft by Phil Johnston (writer and director of Wreck-It Ralph 2). Donald De Line and Ed McDonnell will produce.

Here is a description for The Phantom Tollbooth from Amazon: “For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams…”

The Phantom Tollbooth will reportedly be a hybrid/live action film. Hannah Minghella and Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar. There was a live-action/animated film version of The Phantom Tollbooth in 1970 that starred Butch Patrick as Milo and the voices of Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray, Patti Gilbert, Shepard Menken, Cliff Norton, Larry Thor, and Les Tremayne. The film was directed and produced by Chuck Jones, though the live-action scenes at the beginning and the end of the film were directed by Dave Monahan.

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Stay Hungry By Sebastian Maniscalco 

This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success.

At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway.

At forty-four, he’s on the Forbes’ list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials including Why Would You Do That? on Showtime.

Stay Hungry tells the story of the twenty years in between. On the way from clueless rube to standup superstar, Seb was booed off stages; survived on tips and stolen food; got advice from mentors Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Vaughn, Tony Danza, and Jerry Seinfeld; fell in love; and stayed true to his Italian-immigrant roots. The one code that always kept him going: stay hungry, keep focused, never give up, and one day, you’ll make it!

The 304 page hardcover will be released on February 27, 2018.

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Eight Holiday Gifts For The Stephen King Fanatic In Your Life

It can really be a challenge to find the right holiday gift for the right person. But if that person is a Stephen King fan, we just made it 100 percent easier for you, with this list of Stephen King-centric gifts and other items for the King lover in your life. After all, we’re here in Bangor — a.k.a. Derry — and we know this stuff pretty well. In fact, we’ve got some exclusively Bangor-made stuff that you can’t find just anywhere, as well as some other goodies sure to please even the hardest-to-please King fan.

The best Stephen King gifts are books, naturally, but for the fanatic that’s got everything, HERE are some extra special goodies for the giving.

Bangor Daily News Stephen King Photo Prints

Bangor Daily News has been covering Stephen King for decades — and they’ve got the photos to prove it. Did you know you can have any of their BDN photos printed for a small fee? If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind King piece to gift, try something from one of their talented BDN photographers. Like this, from 1982.

Also, be on the lookout in the coming weeks for a limited edition fine art print of Stephen King’s iconic “Study Dammit!” poster, made during his years writing for the University of Maine’s Maine Campus newspaper. The poster has been out of print for a few years, but Gerald Winters and Son has commissioned new prints of it that should be arriving just in time for the holidays. Check its website and Facebook for more information.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Signed Special Limited Edition of Tabitha’s King’s Caretakers

 

Cemetery Dance is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the signed special limited edition hardcover of Tabitha’s King’s classic novel, Caretakers.

Here is a synopsis of the book:

Torie Christopher was a member of the Maine aristocracy, reckless and willful, wed to a blue-blooded doctor, and enjoying all the pleasures and privileges of wealth and position. Joe Nevers was of the working class, married to a woman determined to keep him in his place, and with only his rock-hard strength and unbending pride to depend on for dignity. Now, in a night filled with all the phantoms of the past and all the shifting shapes of love, Torie and Joe have to strip bare the truth about themselves and their lives… for they share secrets no one else knows…

Published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:

– Limited to just 750 signed and numbered copies
– Personally signed by the author on a full-color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with stylish endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $50

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
– Raised hubs on the spine
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $200

Order HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection Print of The Eyes of The Dragon By David Palladini

Suntup Editions started the year with the announcement of the publication of The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio, so tit’s only appropriate that they close out the year with The Covers Collection print of The Eyes of the Dragon by David Palladini.

This is a gorgeous, vibrant giclée print, reproducing the famous dragon art from the cover of the 1st trade edition of the book, and all are hand-signed by David Palladini. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

The large size measures 24″ x 18” and costs $175. The small size measures 17″ x 12.5” and costs $100. You can pre-order the print HERE. The publication date is December 1, 2017.

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How Do You Write a Horror Novel When Your Dad Is Stephen King?

Joe Hill’s books are critically lauded, commercially successful. People love them. And in the not-too-distant future, Hollywood is going to bring Hill’s work to the screen (one’s made, the rest of his work has been optioned). But despite all of Hill’s obvious success, one question remains: How do you make a name for yourself when your dad is the Master of Horror?

Read the GQ article HERE.

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Introducing Barnes & Noble Trend Shop

Something new is coming to Barnes & Noble stores!

Launching this month at select stores, the new Trend Shop section will be your one-stop shop for all things pop culture!

“Whether you’re a Marvel Comics superfan or a Harry Potter aficionado, we have collectibles, books, movies & TV series, toys & games, and more finds that you’ll love. Shop by your favorite franchise, such as Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Doctor Who, and Game of Thrones, and check back frequently to discover the latest popular picks.”

Within the Trend Shop area, there will be multiple sections, including Pop Culture, Super Heroes, Trending Now, Tokyo Direct (all of which Funko is a part of), as well as a dedicated Funko section!

Here’s a list of the stores that will feature the new Trend Shop section:

Rogers, AR (Scottsdale Center)
Mesa, AZ (Dana Park Village Square)
Surprise, AZ (Surprise Marketplace)
Colorado Springs, CO (Citadel)
Newark, DE (Christiana Mall)
Geneva, IL (Geneva Commons)
Chicago, IL (Oakbrook)
Champaign, IL
Wichita, KS (Bradley Fair)
Flint, MI (Genesee Valley Mall)
Cary, NC
Fargo, ND
Albuquerque, NM (Coronado Mall)
Newburgh, NY
Pickerington, OH
Oklahoma City, OK (May Ave)
Tulsa, OK (Southrads)
Wyomissing, PA (Reading)
McAllen, TX (Northcross)
Glendale, WI (Bayshore Mall)

More Trend Shops at Barnes & Noble should be popping up soon!

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