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    Virtual Events for ALL ages with Barnes & Noble – June 2020 


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    We’ve got another great lineup of virtual events for you this June: in-depth discussions with authors around exciting new fiction and beloved series finales, sweet summer storytimes—and of course, our virtual B&N Book Club. Here’s a look at what’s coming to a screen near you this June.

    Tuesday, June 2nd at 7PM ET
    Live on B&N Facebook: B&N Book Club – All Adults Here author Emma Straub in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert.

    From the author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, All Adults Here is a multigenerational novel about one family and how we never stop growing up. We’re thrilled to host Emma and Elizabeth (bestselling author of City of Girls and Eat, Pray, Love) to discuss our latest B&N Book Club pick. Be sure to grab our B&N Book Club Edition which features a Q&A with Emma and a reading group guide perfect to jump start a great discussion around this smart new novel. Follow along with #BNBookClub.

    Thursday, June 4th at 7PM ET
    Live on B&N Facebook – Madeline Miller talks about her bestselling epic, Circe.

    An enigmatic sorceress discovers powers she never knew she possessed and unlocks a destiny she never thought she would have in Circe; an intoxicating epic that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about The Odyssey. Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles joins us to discuss this goddess’s story reimagined as the true hero we never knew we needed. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Tuesday, June 9th at 4PM ET
    Live on B&N YouTube – Thomas Lennon talks up his hilarious middle grade novel, Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddle, the first in his new Ronan Boyle series.

    Set in a world of law-breaking leprechauns, Ronan Boyle is a young recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that deals with the misdeeds and mischief of magical creatures. Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death, the next hilarious installment in the Ronan Boyle series is out now, and this side-splitting romp is one you won’t want to miss! From 6/9–7/6 (or while supplies last), you can get a copy of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddle free with the purchase of any two selected kids’ books. Check out the list of eligible titles here and join actor and writer Thomas Lennon in what’s sure to be a lively discussion around werewolves, leprechauns, unicorns and magic. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Wednesday, June 10th at 4PM ET
    Live on B&N YouTube – Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, in conversation with Matt Webb.

    The Artemis Fowl books are legendary! Kids and adults have long adored this fantastical series about a twelve-year-old genius/criminal mastermind battling a powerful race of underground fairies while looking to solve the mysterious disappearance of his father. So, while you’re waiting to stream the much-anticipated Artemis Fowl movie on Disney+ starting 6/12, join us first as we host the beloved author himself, Eoin Colfer, with Matt Webb — head of the largest Artemis Fowl fan site, Artemis Fowl Confidential — as they dive into everything you’ve ever wondered about this wild adventure series. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Thursday, June 11th at 4PM ET
    Live on B&N YouTube – Soman Chainani talks about One True King, the final book in the bestselling The School for Good and Evil series.

    Journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Prepare for the End of Ends and discover who will become the One True King in this not-to-be-missed conclusion. Check out our Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition that contains a deluxe poster with exclusive artwork and the ultimate The School for Good and Evil fan test and join author Soman Chainani as he wraps up this epic adventure. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Tuesday, June 16th at 7PM ET
    Live on B&N Facebook – Comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein discuss The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad.

    The hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt Broadway show is now essential reading for all parents (new and old) — or really anyone who has ever resisted change. With laugh-out-loud observations and whimsical poetry perfectly placed throughout, Birbiglia and Stein offer a devastatingly honest, yet beautiful look at parenthood. Get your signed copy of The New One here and don’t miss this fantastic event. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Tuesday, June 23rd at 4PM ET
    Live on B&N Facebook – Bubble Kisses author and actress, Vanessa Williams in conversation with JoAnna Garcia Swisher.

    Singer and actor Vanessa Williams presents a sparkling tale of a young girl whose magical goldfish has the power to transform her into a mermaid. With sweet illustrations and a catchy rhyme, this underwater adventure is the perfect summer storytime and includes a CD and digital download so you can sing along! Follow along with #BNStorytime.

    Thursday, June 25th at 7PM ET
    Live on B&N Facebook – Elin Hilderbrand talks about her fabulous new novel 28 Summers.

    Hilderbrand puts her own unique twist on the classic film, Same Time, Next Year in a love story that plays out over the course of 28 Labor Day weekends. This quintessential summer read is sure to have fans of the bestselling author of Summer of ’69 swooning.  Tune in to see Elin Hilderbrand discuss her new novel, one of the most highly anticipated books of the summer. Follow along with #BNEvents.

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    Virtual Events for ALL ages with Barnes & Noble – May 2020 


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    We all miss our book groups and the chance to connect with our favorite authors through in-store events and lively Q&A’s – it’s one of the best outlets we book lovers have to share our passion for great stories. But social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t still have engaging connections, so for the time being we’ve moved all our events online (and spread across a variety of platforms) for your viewing entertainment! We’ve got a stellar lineup of virtual events for May; in-depth discussions with authors around exciting new fiction and nonfiction, fun chemistry workshops for budding scientists, and of course our virtual BN Book Club and YA Book Club meetups. Here’s a look at what’s coming to a screen near you this May.

    Friday, May 1st at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (
    Barnes & Noble) – Valentine author, Elizabeth Wetmore in conversation with Christina Baker Kline

    Valentine is a haunting exploration of what makes a community—and what can tear it apart. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive. We’re thrilled to host Elizabeth and Christina (bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World) to discuss this fierce debut – our April Discover pick and a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club selection. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Monday, May 4th at 7PM
    Instagram Live Event (@barnesandnoble): B&N Book Club – Conjure Women author, Afia Atakora in converation with Amy Bloom

    Conjure Women follows three women whose lives span the Civil War—and the shared secrets that bring them both danger and the chance for a better life. Be sure to grab our B&N Book Club Edition of the book which includes an original essay by Afia Atakora, and a reading group guide – perfect for a great discussion around an unbelievable debut. Follow along with #BNBookClub.

    Tuesday, May 5th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch discuss their new page-turning true story, The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President – and Why It Failed.

    The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln. Join Brad and Josh to discuss secret societies, conspiracy theories, and a fascinating true story left out of the history books. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Wednesday, May 6th at 3PM
    YouTube Live Event (Barnes & Noble – YouTube) – Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments author and science professor, Kate Biberdorf will conduct a live science experiment from her new book.

    Have you ever wondered how to make a volcano explode? Or why dropping dry ice in soap bubbles forms neon brains? With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs, Kate the Chemist’s big book of experiments, shows kids just how fun—and easy—it is to be a scientist. And to get you started, Kate will be taking us step-by-step through one of her favorite science experiments you too can do at home. Follow along with #BNEvents

    Thursday, May 14th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Christopher Moore talks about his new book Shakespeare for Squirrels.

    A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night’s noir—a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore. This new adventure also sees the triumphant return of Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Be sure to order your signed copy here and get ready for what’s sure to be a wildly entertaining event, and follow along with #BNEvents.

    Friday, May 15th at 7PM
    YouTube Live Event (Barnes & Noble – YouTube) #BNYABookClub – Monica Hesse with co-presenter and popular BookTuber, Emma Giordano discuss They Went Left

    Your heart will break and be mended again as you walk alongside Zofia in They Went Left, a concentration camp survivor searching for her missing brother. Our booksellers were captivated by this deeply moving story set against a backdrop of harrowing history and we can’t wait for all of you to join in on the discussion! Be sure to pick up our Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition which includes an author Q&A and an annotated chapter.

    Monday, May 18th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Jennifer Weiner talks about her fabulous new novel Big Summer.

    A sparkling story about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most. We’ve couldn’t be happier to have the bestselling author of Mrs. Everything, Jennifer Weiner with us to discuss Big Summer – one of the most highly anticipated books of 2020. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Friday, May 29th at 7PM
    Instagram Live Event (@barnesandnoble) – David Levithan and Kate Egan discuss The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – the highly anticipated new Hunger Games novel and our bonus YA Book Club pick for May.

    This is one book and event you do not want to miss! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revisits the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes a reader’s group guide and a Q&A with the author, Suzanne Collins, and her editor David Levithan. Be sure to check out David’s exciting message to fans and submit your questions for discussion through our event posts on Instagram OR live during the event in the Instagram comments, and as always, follow along with #BNYABookClub.

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