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September 2010

lit crawl nyc!

Harper Perennial has quite a bit going on this weekend. So much, in fact, that I’m breaking it up into two posts! This one is going to be about our totally awesome Lit Crawl NYC event:

Lit Chicks vs. Book Boys: Literary Trivia with Harper Perennial
KGB, 85 East 4th Street
Sat, September 11th, 6:00-6:45 pm
Join Harper Perennial for a night of girls vs boys trivia, awesome prizes, excellent readings, and alcoholic beverages. Rachel Shukert represents the girls, Jason Mulgrew the boys, and Neal Pollack hosts.

Last year, my team made it to the finals, where we were “helped” by our author Tony O’Neill, who told us some very incorrect things about the ancient mariner. This year, you could be the one trying to explain to one of our mildly intoxicated authors why you know more about literature than they do. Do other events give you that kind of access? I think not.

So that’s your Saturday night right there. Come back later this week to learn how you should spend your Sunday (hint: at the brooklyn book festival! But I’ll tell you why.)

lit crawl and brooklyn book festival recap (with photos!)

This weekend, Harper Perennial participated in two awesome events: Lit Crawl NYC and the Brooklyn Book Festival.

First up was our literary trivia night at KGB as part of the Lit Crawl. I didn’t take any photos, but I can tell you that Jason Mulgrew read about his small penis, Rachel Shukert read about the most disgusting fondue you could possibly imagine (hint: it involves . . . fluids), and Neal Pollack read about farts. Yes, that’s Harper Perennial for you—keepin’ it classy. The winners of our trivia were Team Wolfmother, who left without claiming their prize, thinking there was none! But that has been rectified and their prizes are on their way.

Then came Sunday and our booth at the Brooklyn Book Festival. We huddled together for warmth during the wind and rain and sold a ton of books! Shiny gold stars go to everyone who helped and sold their hearts out:

our marketing director Amy
harper paperbacks marketing coordinator Mary
harper paperbacks marketing associate Stephanie
assistant sales manager Jess
online marketing manager Michael
it books marketing associate Jeremy
publicist Joseph
library marketing associate Kayleigh (whose own recap you can see at the link)
editor Brittany
managing editor Dori

And, of course, our fearless leaders Carrie and Cal. (Fun fact: the only time all day I sat down was when Cal and I ate pizza.)

I also met lots of my favorite bloggers/twitterers for the first time and saw some familiar faces too! All in all, it was a great day for anyone who loves books . . . as you can see in the below photos!

Steph, Jess, and Mary
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Browsing at the booth
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Me and Amy
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The plaid brigade: Jeremy, Michael, Joseph
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Already looking forward to next year!

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