Thursday, February 28, 2013

AS King Event at Addendum

AS King at Addendum

Today was another busy day for AS King! This afternoon we were at the Rice Street Teen Zone (an event organized by the St. Paul Public Library), where Amy talked with a roomful of teens about her books, herself, bullying, and also answered any questions they had. 

Next stop was dinner at WA Frost!

Then we headed across the street to Addendum for Amy's store event with us.  

She read from her newest book, Ask the Passengers

Amy also read to us from her next book, Reality Boy, due out in October. 

She answered questions after the reading, and we enjoyed learning even more about Amy!

After the Q&A, Amy signed books for those in attendance. (We have signed copies of her books at the store, in case you weren't able to make it tonight!).

Amy with MN's own Kelly Barnhill!

We had a great time these past two days while AS King was in town, and look forward to her next visit! 

Edited to add: Thank you to Amy for the kind words she said on her blog about Addendum!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AS King School and Library Visits

The fabulous AS King was in St. Paul today as part of the Read Brave program with the St. Paul Public Library (you may remember us talking about these events when Lady Gaga was in town).   

We were pleased to be the official bookseller for Amy's events! 

The first stop today was Avalon School in St. Paul. Amy gave a fantastic talk, and was very well-received by students and teachers alike. Everyone at the school had read Everybody Sees the Ants, and it was a treat to see them connect with Amy after reading her book. The students had very thoughtful questions for her. 

At the end of her talk, Amy read to us from her short (true) story in the anthology Dear Bully. It was the first time she had read it aloud, and it was very powerful to hear the story in her own voice. 

This evening, Amy's second event of the day was at the Merriam Park Library

We followed the trail of ants to where the event was being held...

Amy gave another great talk, and answered the audience's questions. She is a very moving speaker and we felt lucky to hear her twice today. 

Thank you, Amy, for your support of libraries and independent bookstores, and for reaching out to teens (and adults) with your writing.