When people visit NYC they are often on the lookout for celebrities. They visit the trendiest places with their eyes wide open, always on the lookout for whoever might be hanging around the Big Apple. Barnes & Noble Events takes the guesswork out of spotting your favorite celebrities. Take a look at the list of upcoming events to see who will be in town during your next trip to NYC. All you have to do is purchase the book to gain admission to one of the book signings. (See details below on how to win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate to use toward your own book purchase.) With more than 100,000 events per year, customers have lots of opportunities to meet some of their favorite celebrities. Just this weekend I attended a Barnes & Noble Event at the Union Square store.
My Personal Experience at Barnes & Noble Event at Union Square with Sherman Alexie
I was first introduced to Sherman Alexie by my students who were reading his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. When I heard his memoir was recently released and that he was speaking at the Union Square Barnes & Noble I knew it was a book signing I couldn’t miss. Unlike any other book signing I have attended, Alexie is more like a stand up comic than your typical author at a book reading. The audience laughed together, cringed together, and cried together. The experience truly mimicked that of a live standup comedy show at one of NYC’s top venues.
During this emotional 90 minute combination of poetry, story telling, and comedy fans of Sherman Alexie shared a wonderful experience. It isn’t often you have the chance to meet the person behind a memoir. Having heard his stories and experiencing his emotions changed the way I read his book. Alexie held nothing back from the audience. He put everything out there to help his readers to truly understand the man behind the words. There was no hiding the good, the bad, or the ugly. He proved himself human. An anomaly for a child from his background, a survivor, a comedian, a father, a son, and so much more. He provided insight into the Native American culture that most Americans will never fully understand.
How to Find Great Barnes & Noble Events
Sherman Alexie said it is every author’s dream to do a book reading and signing at the New York City Union Square location. With celebrities like Kevin Hart, Eddie Izzard, Bethany Mota, Don Winslow and more all hosting events at local Barnes & Noble stores in June alone, fans can fill up their calendars with fun celebrity encounters.
Each Barnes & Noble store knows the community it serves and offers tons of exciting author events that fans in the area are sure to love. Between the Barnes & Noble Store Locator, the monthly events release or contacting their local Barnes & Noble store, fans can easily find out what special guests are making appearances at their Barnes & Noble each month. I encourage you to take a look and find out who will be in your neck of the woods this summer!
Use the hashtags #BNAuthorEvent and #BNStarsShine and post on social media while you meet your favorite authors at Barnes & Noble.
Giveaway for Barnes & Noble Author Events
To enter the giveaway visit the list of upcoming events at a Barnes & Noble near you and leave a comment telling me which even you would like to attend! Winner will receive a $20 BN Gift Card. Must have US shipping address.