Booksmith BOOKSWAP: Regret Edition / with ANTHONY MARRA

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 6:30pm



Eat, Drink, Talk, (Swap) Books


Get ready for THE LAST BOOKSWAP of 2013

Come hang out with us for our last bookish bash before the Holidays. We'll eat dinner, drink free-flowing wine, and have a rowdy, white elephant swap. All you have to do is bring a book.

Since it's the season of giving, you'll get coupons, swag, free books, and a closed bookstore all to yourself. 


Did we mention all you have to bring a book? December's theme will be REGRET. Maybe it's looking back at 2013. Maybe we're imagining ourselves on Saturday morning, after 3 hours of an open bar. Maybe we just want a clean slate for 2014. Regardless, pick a book you love about regret, and bring it to show off. 

Our special guest, who'll be bringing his own Regret to share, is Anthony Marra, whose first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was a New York Times bestseller, was long-listed for the National Book Award, and will be translated into over a dozen languages. Marra is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Narrative Prize. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he now teaches.

You''ll hand your Regret off to a kindly new friend, and get someone else's to cart away. How's that for starting 2014 off right?


Tickets ($25) for this event must be purchased in advance, in the store, or at Brown Paper Tickets online (or 800-838-3006).