Booksmith presents: Michael Hearst with Brian McMullen / Curious Constructions and The Box

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 7:30pm

Booksmith welcomes Michael Hearst back to the store in celebration of his new book, Curious Constructions. If you're curious about constructions, or simply love beautiful books, please join us! With Michael will be Brian McMullen, reading from and discussing his new book—a very curious construction itself!—The Box. Don't miss it!


In the latest in the Uncommon Compendium series, you'll come face-to-face with 50 incredible structures, including: a fire-breathing octopus sculpture; the skateboard ramp you'd need to jump the Great Wall of China; a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica; and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos. These and many more fascinating accounts of constructions both fantastically useful and gloriously unnecessary await inquisitive readers, aspiring engineers, and anyone who ever looked at a skyscraper and thought, "Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?"



Michael Hearst is a writer, musician, and composer. His other books include Unusual Creatures and Extraordinary People. As a musician, Hearst has recorded and released more than a dozen albums, some with his band One Ring Zero, and others under his own name, such as Songs for Ice Cream Trucks, Songs for Fearful Flyers, and Songs for Unusual Creatures (which was turned into a PBS Digital Series). In addition, he has composed music for several films, including The Untold Tales of Armistead MaupinTo Be Takei, and Chicken People. Hearst lives in a Brooklyn.


Brian McMullen is a writer and artist. He was the art director of McSweeney's and founded the McMullens children's book line. He lives in San Francisco, California.




RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of Curious Constructions, please order below and put your request in the comments field. 


Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures Cover Image
By Michael Hearst, Matt Johnstone (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452144849
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 25th, 2017