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John Connolly and Stuart Neville at Centuries & Sleuths

Neville and Connolly

Stuart Neville and John Connolly with BwoB admin Rachel

As most of you know, we are huge John Connolly fans around these parts.  When we heard he was going to be in town with fellow Irish crime writer Stuart Neville, we were excited!  We got to spend some time with them during the day and live-tweeted during the event itself.  Here are some tweets and pictures for any of you who were not able to attend in person.

@BksellerExpats: What a beautiful day for a book signing in Chicago! We’ll have @jconnollybooks and @stuartneville updates all day – keep checking back.

@BksellerExpats: “What I realized is that, by and large, my readers would prefer it if I died, as opposed to Charlie Parker.” – @jconnollybooks

@BksellerExpats: (We are live-tweeting the @jconnollybooks@stuartneville event tonight, in case you forgot.)

@BksellerExpats: Ooh, @jconnollybooks is reading the first chapter of the next Parker novel! Nice.

@BksellerExpats: “I’m usually about a third of the way into a book before I find out what kind of shape it’s going to be.” – @stuartneville

@BksellerExpats: “I can’t even read in a car, and I don’t think Rachel wanted a car covered in vomit.” – @jconnollybooks on writing on tour

(NOTE: We have it on good authority that no, she did not.)

@BksellerExpats: “Art comes out of hacking away on all those days when you want to be doing anything else.” – @jconnollybooks on having a writing schedule

@BksellerExpats: “Sometimes you just need an alleyway. And then you think, as far as my books are concerned, I’m God.” – @jconnollybooks on fictional alleys

@BksellerExpats: “After you read a book, you’re never the same person. You just can’t be.” – @jconnollybooks

Connolly / Neville signing

Connolly / Neville signing

Connolly / Neville signing


Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Events


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Printers Row Lit Fest 2011 Live Tweets

Printers Row Lit Fest 2011As our Twitter followers know, we live-tweeted the proceedings at Printers Row Lit Fest today.  Here is a compilation of the tweets from a truly wonderful day!  (Tweeted by Recidivist Reader via @BksellerExpats.)

Printers Row Lit Fest 2011

June 3rd, 5:45pm:  As unemployed booksellers, we didn’t make it to #BEA11, but some of us will be at @chicagotribune‘s #PRLF on Sun! Tweet us if you’re there.

June 5th, 8:05am:  Getting ready for #PrintersRowLitFest! Tweet us if you’re there today.

June 5th, 9:34am:  We know that #YAsaves and love that it’s trending!

June 5th, 9:36am:  (Take that, MTV Movie Awards. All the way down there.)

June 5th, 10:17am:  Remember how I wasn’t going to buy any books at #PRLF..? What made me think that would work??

June 5th,10:41am:  John Kass talking about Chicago politics says he thinks Blago will do time in prison. TribNation tent erupts in applause. #PRLF11

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Posted by on June 5, 2011 in Events


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