Posts tagged “nonfiction”

  • Minecraft: Book Discussion and Author Q & A at Word Up

    November 9, 2013

    Saturday, November 9th @ 7pm Minecraft 7S cover only
    Word Up Community Bookshop
    2113 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
     

    Word Up hosts Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson to talk about their experiences with gaming icon “Notch” and the state of the gaming industry in Sweden. For kids, teens, adults, and anyone with a love for Minecraft and indie gaming!

    Minecraft is played by more than 30 million people of all ages around the world and revolutionized the indie gaming industry. The Swedish creator of this cultural phenomenon, known as “Notch,” has become an icon and a multi-millionaire in a few short years. Kids and adults have embraced the game for its simple, unique design and its endless possibilities for creative innovation.

    Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (November 5, 2013), is based on Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg’s exclusive interviews with Notch, his family and friends, and big players in the gaming community.

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  • Minecraft Youth Event at the Bronx Library

    November 8, 2013

    Friday, November 8th at 5:30pm Minecraft 7S cover only
    Bronx Library Center
    310 E Kingsbridge Rd 
    Bronx, NY 10458

     

    The Bronx Library Center hosts Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson to talk about their experiences with gaming icon “Notch” and the state of the gaming industry in Sweden. For kids, teens, adults, and anyone with a love for Minecraft and indie gaming!

    Minecraft is played by more than 30 million people of all ages around the world and revolutionized the indie gaming industry. The Swedish creator of this cultural phenomenon, known as “Notch,” has become an icon and a multi-millionaire in a few short years. Kids and adults have embraced the game for its simple, unique design and its endless possibilities for creative innovation.

    Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (November 5, 2013), is based on Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg’s exclusive interviews with Notch, his family and friends, and big players in the gaming community.

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  • Book Discussion with the authors of Minecraft at B&N Northgate Mall

    November 6, 2013

    Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm Minecraft 7S cover only
    Barnes & Noble, Northgate Mall
    401 NE Northgate Way #1100
    Seattle, WA 98125
    (206) 417-2967
    FREE EVENT

    Swedish journalists and authors of the first book on Minecraft, Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson will discuss how Minecraft became an international sensation and the story behind its iconic creator at Barnes & Noble Northgate Mall on Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm.

    Minecraft is played by more than 30 million people of all ages around the world and revolutionized the indie gaming industry. The Swedish creator of this cultural phenomenon, known as ‘Notch,’ has become an icon and a multi-millionaire in a few short years. Kids and adults have embraced the game for its simple, unique design and its endless possibilities for creative innovation.

    Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (November 5, 2013), is based on Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg’s exclusive interviews with Notch, his family and friends, and big players in the gaming community.

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  • Book Discussion with the authors of Minecraft at the University of Washington HUB Game Room

    November 5, 2013

    Tuesday, November 5th at 6pm Minecraft 7S cover only
    University of Washington HUB Game Room
    4001 E Stevens Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98195 
    FREE EVENT

    Minecraft LAN party begins at 2pm with interactive game play, food, candy, and soda for the players. Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson discuss their new book Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything at 6pm at the HUB Game Room at University of Washington.

    Minecraft is played by more than 30 million people of all ages around the world and revolutionized the indie gaming industry. The Swedish creator of this cultural phenomenon, known in the gaming community as ‘Notch,’ has become an icon and a multi-millionaire in a few short years. Kids and adults have embraced the game for its simple, unique design and its endless possibilities for creative innovation. Now you can read the very first English-language book about the creator of this revolutionary game.

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  • Book Discussion with the authors of: Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything

    November 4, 2013

    Monday, November 4th at 7pmMinecraft 7S cover only
    Bellevue Library, Meeting Room 1
    1111 110th Avenue NE
    Bellevue WA 98004
    425.450.1765
    FREE EVENT

     

    Minecraft is played by more than 30 million people of all ages around the world and revolutionized the indie gaming industry. The Swedish creator of this cultural phenomenon, known in the gaming community as ‘Notch,’ has become an icon and a multi-millionaire in a few short years. Kids and adults have embraced the game for its simple, unique design and its endless possibilities for creative innovation. Now you can read the very first English-language book about the creator of this revolutionary game.

    Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (November 5, 2013), is based on Swedish journalists Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg’s exclusive interviews with Notch, his family and friends, and big players in the gaming community. His is a story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire.

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  • Ralph Nader at Barnes & Noble Union Square

    June 5, 2013

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    Wednesday, June 5th @ 7:00pm
    Barnes & Noble Union Square
    33 East 17th Street
    New York, NY

     

    Join Ralph Nader at the Barnes & Noble Union Square Store as he reads and discusses his new book of columns, Told You So. 

    For the past forty-five years Ralph Nader has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. In 1965, Unsafe at Any Speed changed the face of the automobile industry and made Ralph Nader a household name. As a result of his efforts, cars have more safety features. His lobbying and writing on the food industry insured that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. His new collection Told You So covers topics from big corporations, environmental pollution, commercialism, civil rights, and more.

    To learn more about the event, visit the Barnes & Noble event page.

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  • Ralph Nader at Politics & Prose

    May 30, 2013

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    Thursday, May 30th @ 7:00pm
    Politics & Prose Bookstore
    5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
    Washington, DC

     

    Ralph Nader will be launching his new book of columns, Told You So, at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Thursday, May 30th.

    The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.

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  • Laurie Rubin Speaks, Sings, & Dreams in Color

    March 21, 2013

    Rubin_by_Jennifer_Taira_72dpiLaurie Rubin, author of the memoir Do You Dream In Color?, has been everywhere this week, making appearances yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Mezzo-soprano Rubin talked with Coane about her experiences as a blind singer, revealing her experiences with music directors who refused to allow her to perform in operas due to concerns over her disability. 

    Don’t miss her charming performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she delighted crowds singing with her partner, Jenny Taira accompanying her on piano, and read an excerpt from her memoir.

    For more, listen to Laurie’s interview on Radio Times and download the mp3 of her Philadelphia performance.

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  • Sarah Erdreich on The Fairness Doctrine

    March 20, 2013

    Sarah Erdreich, author of the upcoming book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, was Patrick O’Heffernan’s guest on this Monday’s episode of The Fairness Doctrine. In his daily one-hour online and on-air radio show. Patrick explores news, politics and culture from all sides of the spectrum in  civil conversations that focus on ideas, not “gotcha’s.”  Monday’s program featured Erdreich explaining the next essential steps in the fight for abortion rights.

    Click here to listen to the full program on Blog Talk Radio!

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  • “Rebel Bookseller” Inspires Pittsburgh Entrepreneur

    March 20, 2013

    If you think the physical bookstore is dead, just try convincing Eric Ackland. Starting April 3rd, the 41-year-old Pittsburgh resident will take over ownership of the city’s beloved Awesome Books, renaming it Amazing Books.

    And it never would have happened without Andrew Laties’ Rebel Bookseller, the book which inspired Ackland to pursue his lifelong dream.

    Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight for, from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities is the culmination of Laties’ extensive thirty-year experience in bookselling and a powerful testament to the power of independent businesses to grow and transform, along with the communities of which they are inextricably a part. Rebel Bookseller is the story of Laties’ success in his own words, complete with personal anecdotes about “making it” and advice for those who wish to try their own hand at the competitive book business.

    “Bookstores are personal, quirky assemblages of the rich artifacts called books.

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