Start: 6:30 pm
"If I'd known the world was ending, I would have brought better books" -- The Walking Dead The Mayans said the apocalypse will happen in December. Let's die the way we lived: clutching a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other at our Read Until The World Ends Halloween Bookswap! $25 gets you dinner and an open bar, a bookstore all to yourself and40 of your new best friends, discounts and swag, a chance to rub elbows with amazing authors, and tons of surprises. Amy Stephenson hosts. Bring a dystopian book that you love well enough to takeinto the afterlife. Prizes for awesome costumes, so dress to impress! The deader the better. Plus SPECIAL GUEST – MIRA GRANT! The author of the brand-new When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World, and Blackout, Deadline, and Feed, among other books, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp Cannibals scenario remains unchallenged. Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama. Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same. Tickets in the store, or online at Brown Paper Tickets or 800-838-3006.