Now On The STC Craft Blog
The first time I saw super-talented illustrator Sun Young Park’s work in Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, I thought “I need to wallpaper my office in these illustrations.” And now, I can—and so can you! Sun is now offering prints of some of her favorite illustrations from the book in her new Etsy shop, and STC Craft blog readers are in for a treat—a Gertie giveaway! To enter to win a copy of the book along with an 8 x 10″ print of the illustration above, leave a comment below telling us about a vintage or vintage-inspired piece you love by November 1 at 1 PM EST. One winner will be chosen at random.
Now on the Abrams ComicArts Blog
Be sure to stop by Abrams booth #2228 for Con exclusives, giveaways, special discounts, and more!
Now on the STC Craft Blog
It’s finally time—The Knitted Slipper Book is officially on sale tomorrow, October 8! To celebrate the release, author Katie Startzman will be a guest on Planet Purl’s video chat at 12 pm EST. Tune in to hear her talk all about the book as well as her amazing book trailer, ask her questions, and even have a chance to win a copy for yourself!
A Review From A Young Indian Reader
This diverse book shows the strengths and weaknesses of a young girl who is figuring out who she wants to be. When I first heard of this book, I knew from the title that it involved Indian and Jewish heritages, from the point of view of a girl about my age. I didn’t know much about Jewish heritage before reading, but I could tell quickly that my thinking and actions are very much like Tara’s, the main character. For example, I love spicy food and I enjoy imitating Indian heroines, just as she does.
The Cupcake Pan Is Not Just For Cupcakes Anymore
Before I begin this post I have to say that it was a dream come true to be able to sit on the same sofa as Katie Couric and show everyone that the cupcake pan is not just for cupcakes anymore!
Hard Hitting New Book Rocks Stores Today!
Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume 2 is out today! Join us at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square tonight (+ check us out on the Hard Rock marquee!) for a signing from 6:30 – 8:30, kicking off Eddie’s multi-city book tour. Also, check out our Spotify playlists after the break!
Our Favorite Moments From The Fair
Yesterday we spent a gorgeous day in Brooklyn Heights at the Brooklyn Book Fest surrounded by authors, booksellers, publishers, and serious book lovers. It was ABRAMS and SelfMadeHero’s first time exhibiting at the Fest and we are now definitely spoiled for future years! Our staffers and authors had a full day of panels, signings, and conversations but here are some of my favorite moments from the Fest.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013, 10am-6pm, RAIN OR SHINE
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
ABRAMS Staffers Celebrate With Paper Airplanes
ABRAMS celebrated ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER’s debut as a New York Times Bestseller (Rosie herself even made an appearance at the celebration)!! The ABRAMS staff got together to toast ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER, another charming and witty picture book from Andrea Beaty & David Roberts, the powerhouse author-illustrator team behind Iggy Peck, Architect.
The Word On The (Twitter) Street Is Solid
Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his face to the creative, hilarious, and just flat-out fun imaginings of Shea Serrano in Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book.