Barnes & Noble at The Grove To Host Chris Colfer The Land of Stories Booksigning and Costume Party July 19 at 2PM
Barnes & Noble Kicks Off Get Pop-Cultured With Costume Parties July 19 at Stores Nationwide
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that on Saturday, July 19 at 2pm Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles will host a booksigning and costume party with bestselling author Chris Colfer for his new book The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning. Fans of The Land of Stories series are invited to come to the booksigning dressed as their favorite characters from the series. Giveaways including exclusive comic collectibles and signed copies of the complete Land of Stories series will be given out throughout the day.
“Chris’ fans are so enthusiastic and creative. We can’t wait to see what kind of amazing costumes they come up with.”
Colfer’s booksigning is the kickoff event for The Grove Barnes & Noble’s exciting lineup of events for the Get Pop-Cultured™ with Barnes & Noble campaign, a month long pop culture celebration at stores nationwide. The celebration will bring to life customers’ favorite books, characters, movies, artists, illustrators and pop culture with themed events, author signings, panel discussions, contests, exclusive content, giveaways and prizes, sneak peeks, activities, and more.
“We are thrilled to host Chris Colfer, one of our favorite authors, for a book signing and costume party celebrating the release of his new book The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning,” said Lita Weissman, Community Business Development Manager for Barnes & Noble at The Grove. “Chris’ fans are so enthusiastic and creative. We can’t wait to see what kind of amazing costumes they come up with.”
Given the series’ Fairy Tale theme, look for fans to come dressed as Mother Goose, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel or any number of interpretations of a Fairy Godmother. Alls fans at Chris’ costume party are encouraged to join in the fun on social media using the hashtag #TLOSCostumeParty.
Wristbands for the Colfer signing and costume party will be distributed beginning at 9am on Saturday, July 19. Wristbanded customers will be eligible for special giveaways.
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor, and his books include Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns and his newest book, The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning. In the new book, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Get Pop-Cultured National Costume Contest
In addition to The Land of Stories costume party at The Grove, all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble national costume contest on July 19. Customers of all ages are invited to visit their local Barnes & Noble dressed as their favorite pop culture characters and enter for the chance to win Barnes & Noble exciting prizes. Barnes & Noble Cafés will give costume-wearing customers $1 off any beverage on the day of the Costume Contest. Customers can also enter the Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Sweepstakes in stores nationwide for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and an exciting Studio VIP Tour for two at the Warner Bros. studios in Los Angeles, CA, plus many other great prizes.
Costume-wearing customers attending the Get Pop Cultured National Costume Contest are encouraged to post their pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #GetPopCultured and #CostumeContest for a chance to win. For more information and to find the nearest costume contest, visit www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured and for costume contest details and rules visit http://previewweekend.seenmoments.com beginning Tuesday, July 15.
For all the exciting Get Pop-Cultured events taking place at The Grove Barnes & Noble location and other stores, including Batman Day, Marvel Day, DC Comics Spectacular, visit www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 661 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 700 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.
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