You are cordially invited to an evening of marvelous mischief, spectacular storytelling, and feats of bookish brilliance heretofore unseen in the city of Austin! Brian Selznick, bestselling author and illustrator of Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, will take the stage at Westlake Performing Arts Center to present his latest creation, The Marvels. With the magic of Topher Bradfield, BookPeople’s Literary Camp Director and Master of Ceremonies, and the talent of a troupe of artists, actors and assorted other inventors, we will transform the theater into a land of adventure and imagination. Crashing waves! A mysterious shipwreck! A time-traveling photobooth! Many wonders await! Of course, our dramatic scenes are only a prelude to Mr. Selznick himself, who will share his new work with us and sign copies of The Marvels for attendees.
Tickets to this event grant admission to the show on October 24th, include a copy of The Marvels, and serve as your invitation to an exclusive September 15th release event for The Marvels here at BookPeople. We’ll indulge in an evening of minor marvels to celebrate having the book in our hands and to show Brian Selznick just how excited we are to welcome him on October 24th. Details about this event, which is open exclusively to ticket holders, will be revealed to ticket holders on September 1st. (This party is not mandatory – just for fun!)