Tuesday, September 25, 2012

J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy Checks In to Book Passage

Book Passage is stocking up on miniature soaps and pillow mints as we welcome the release of J. K. Rowling's first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. Rowling, known the world over as the creator of the Harry Potter series, has returned to the written word with a story about a town called Pagford, where an empty city council seat reveals the unsettling truth behind a seemingly idyllic English village.

To celebrate the release of The Casual Vacancy, Book Passage is hosting a book release breakfast on Thursday, September 27, from 8am to 10am. Customers that come to pick up a copy of the book during those hours will be treated to orange juice, mimosas, coffee and a selection of pastries. Preorder your copy today and come join us on Thursday!

While J. K. Rowling's only US appearance on behalf of her new book will take place in New York, Book Passage is thrilled to be able to host a live webcast of her event! Billed as an onstage conversation with critically acclaimed author Ann Patchett, Book Passage will be screening the event as it happens on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5:00pm. This webcast won't be available to stream publicly, so come down early and grab a seat!  Click here to learn more about our J. K. Rowling webcast.

More reading: click here to read a fantastic article in this week's issue of The New Yorker profiling Ms. Rowling's take on writing a "realist novel for adults."

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