Thursday, December 13, 2007

Book Beat: Upcoming Book Signings

By Jenniah Caldwell

What is the perfect yuletide gift for the bibliophiles on your holiday shopping list? A signed copy of one of the holiday's hottest books, of course! Here's a listing of upcoming book signings that are sure to make your (and their!) season bright.

Sopranos: The Book: The Complete Deluxe Edition by HBO

Did the ambiguous ending of the Sopranos series leave you feeling bewildered and wanting more? Sopranos: The Book contains 225 pages packed with cast photography, episode guides, and behind the scenes gossip, which will definitely help fill the void. It may even answer some burning questions about the finale -- like, will Meadow ever get her car parked?

Actor Vince Curatola, who played Johnny ‘Sack’ Sacramoni on the mega-hit, will be signing copies of Sopranos: The Book on December 15, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Bookends, East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ.

Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor

Pontoon is author Garrison Keillor's latest addition to his Lake Wobegon tales. Lake Wobegon, a fictional Minnesota town made famous by radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, is peopled with a cast of campy and heartwarming residents like Evelyn Peterson, whose secret life and comical adventures are revealed to her family only after her death.

Garrison Keillor will be signing copies of Pontoon on December 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Mendham Books, East Main Street in Mendham, NJ.

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, New Jersey’s own bad boy of all-things-epicurean, has taken his taste for exploration and adventurous food on the road on his hit Travel Channel show No Reservations. Around the World on an Empty Stomach is the illustrated companion book to the series, recording Bourdain's travels from the exotic ends of the earth and into his own New Jersey neighborhood. Brash, outspoken, and humorous, Bourdain is considered one of America’s best food writers.

He will be signing copies of Around the World on an Empty Stomach on December 15, 2007 at 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street in New York City.


murmylo said...

I'm so excited to find out that Anthony will be signing books in NYC this weekend. This will be the perfect gift for my Aunt, the authentic cooking connoisseur! I won't miss it! Thank you NJL!

lee said...

damn! i missed bourdain?!?! anyone know if he's signing anywhere else within the northern jersey/nyc area?

New Jersey Life said...

I think his book tour has ended ... couldn't find any current dates through his publisher's site. Can I offer you a link to his blog as consolation?