Friday, November 25, 2016

Launch Party for John Coy's GAP LIFE

We have known and worked with beloved local author John Coy since Addendum started four and a half (!) years ago, so it was a great pleasure to launch his newest book, GAP LIFE, with an event at Addendum. In attendance were numerous family members, friends, other local authors, and fans. It was a wonderful celebration of John and his work.

We like to go with themed treats for our book events whenever possible, and we got a lot of ideas from GAP LIFE (the not-so-healthy spread courtesy of the main character and teenage boy, Cray). ;)

After guests helped themselves to treats, John talked about his inspiration for writing GAP LIFE, and read from the novel.

He then held a Q&A and signed copies of his books for those in attendance (and some extra copies for sale at Addendum in case you weren't able to be there!).

Thank you to everyone who attended to support John Coy and GAP LIFE. It was a wonderful, memorable evening and we were so happy to be a part of it.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Launch Party for Lauren Stringer's YELLOW TIME!

We had the pleasure of working with talented local author and illustrator Lauren Stringer to launch her newest picture book, YELLOW TIME.  It's always a joy to work with Lauren, and this event was no exception! 

Guests had lemonade and leaf cookies while Lauren explained her process of making the book to us.

We got to peek inside her sketchbooks, and each drawing was a little work of art.

Lauren then read YELLOW TIME to us.

Afterwards, she signed copies of her book for guests, as well as extra signed copies to have at Addendum.

If you haven't had a chance yet to read this lovely fall book, you're missing out!  It's not too late to pick up a signed copy at Addendum.

Thank you so much to Lauren Stringer for holding her launch party with us, and thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate YELLOW TIME!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Launch Party for Sarah Ahiers at Hamline University!

We were thrilled to celebrate the release of Sarah Ahiers' debut novel, ASSASSIN'S HEART, tonight, in partnership with Hamline University!

Congratulations, Sarah!

We have worked with Hamline for the past couple of years as the bookseller during their MFAC (MFA in writing for children and young adults) residency twice a year. It is always such a pleasure to be there, spending time with the students, faculty, and graduates of the program.

It was during one such residency (about two years ago, already!) that Sarah approached us about hosting her launch party. We said a resounding "YES!" 

Bread and cheese serve as the meal during several key points in the novel.

We got the chance to read Sarah's novel ahead of time to plan for the party, and we were blown away! Hamline has an incredible amount of talent in their program (students and teachers alike). We loved this novel, and were so pleased to get to celebrate it with Sarah's friends, family, and fans! It was extra-special to celebrate at Hamline - thank you to them for partnering on this event with us!

Gold coins - read the book to find out the meaning they hold!

There were treats that went with the book, as well as a mask-making station.

Which family would you belong to? Take the quiz to find out!

Sarah read a section of ASSASSIN'S HEART, and then answered questions from the crowd.

Then she signed and personalized guests' books.

 The signing line was super long!

Thank you to Sarah for writing such a great book, and then asking us to help celebrate it! Thank you to Hamline for partnering with us for the launch party, and providing a perfect space in the Klas Center Kay Fredericks Ballroom! And thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate ASSASSIN'S HEART!

All our best,