Thursday, October 30th, 7pm: Party Games with RL Stine and Fear Street Editor Kat Brzozowski. 
For the month of October, we’ll be celebrating all things RL Stine with our 52 Fear Street (get it?) project here at McNally Jackson. Follow the #52FearSt tag on tumblr and Twitter to find out what booksellers, authors, and editors have to say about Goosebumps, Fear Street, and the influence RL Stine has had on their lives. 

Thursday, October 30th, 7pm: Party Games with RL Stine and Fear Street Editor Kat Brzozowski. 

For the month of October, we’ll be celebrating all things RL Stine with our 52 Fear Street (get it?) project here at McNally Jackson. Follow the #52FearSt tag on tumblr and Twitter to find out what booksellers, authors, and editors have to say about Goosebumps, Fear Street, and the influence RL Stine has had on their lives. 

From Dan Santat’s Twitter page: 
UPDATE: I noticed #Beekle on a young couple’s baby registry online. I’m sending them this along with other books.
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BLACKBIRD by Anna Carey hits bookstores on September 16th!

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BLACKBIRD by Anna Carey hits bookstores on September 16th!

Sunday at 4pm: Pre-pub event for Anna Carey’s Blackbird!

Staff Pick: Who Is Dolly Parton?

In the 6th grade, I dressed as Dolly Parton for Halloween. As a child growing up in the 80’s, Dolly seemed to be everywhere - TV, movies, radio - and I loved every second. I’ve seen 9 to 5 more than any other movie, I’ve been to Dollywood and seeing her live was a bucket list item fulfilled about 5 years ago.

This fact-filled and inspirational biography taught me a thing or two about her career and life and doesn’t only talk about her successes.

We cannot let today’s children miss out on Dolly! No other public figure has ever taught me how to sparkle and shine like she has. “Dream More, learn more, care more, and be more” is her motto - isn’t that a good lesson for today’s kids? -Jeremy, McNally Jackson Cafe Manager

Jeremy with his goddaughter, Pearle.

McNally Jackson stands with the pink crayon. 

McNally Jackson stands with the pink crayon. 

Stay strong, blue.

Stay strong, blue.

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Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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Mosquitoland by David Arnold. On Sale 3/3/2015. 
I count this book alongside my newborn niece and my opening day tickets as some of the most beautiful things I’ve had the privilege of holding; it is just spectacular. This book feels like how french fries taste. I feel so, so lucky to have read it and I’m jealous of anyone who has the experience of doing so to look forward to. 
- Cristin (YA Buyer) 

Mosquitoland by David Arnold. On Sale 3/3/2015. 

I count this book alongside my newborn niece and my opening day tickets as some of the most beautiful things I’ve had the privilege of holding; it is just spectacular. This book feels like how french fries taste. I feel so, so lucky to have read it and I’m jealous of anyone who has the experience of doing so to look forward to. 

- Cristin (YA Buyer) 

Here is the email I wrote to the bookstore’s staff today

You’ve all spent enough time with me at this point to know I’d rather chew glass than pretend to like something that I don’t, so I hope you realize that what I’m about to say is not just blowing smoke up Kate’s ass to be nice.

Kate’s new book, Greenglass House, is out today, and it is easily one of the best middle grade novels of 2014. In case you need a second opinion, the head of children’s collections for the NYPL has already named it a strong contender for the Newbery, which is the children’s book equivalent of Scorsese going “someone should give that kid an Oscar.”

There’s a copy of the book on the lunch counter in the office labeled STAFF COPY- READ ME. I would love for you to read a few pages (or more) as your break/ section time allows, and for you to join me in enthusiastically recommending it to our middle grade (ages 8ish-12ish) customers.

Kate’s launch party is here at the store tonight. There’s cake involved.

-CRISTIN