Nov. 11, 2023
11 AM onward
Rachael Gootnick and Tony Zanni

POP UP INTERACTIVE BOOK ARTS! Local print artisans, Rachael Gootnick (Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods, http://justterrific.com/) and Tony Zanni (Type High Letterpress, https://typehigh.com/) will be setting up shop at Bleak House Books with some fun, hands-on, kid-friendly book and printmaking activities throughout the day. Long live print!

Nov. 11, 2023
1 PM
Linda Sue Park

LINDA SUE PARK! Meet Linda Sue Park (https://lindasuepark.com/), the Newbery Medal award winning author of A Single Shard. Linda Sue will be at the bookshop to meet and chat with our readers, sign some books, and maybe even read a passage or two from her many works.

Nov. 11, 2023
3 PM
Justin Murphy

JUSTIN MURPHY! Veteran education reporter for The Democrat and Chronicle, Justin Murphy (https://justinmurphywriter.com/) will be here to talk about his new book, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger (Cornell Univ. Press 2022, https://bit.ly/justin-murphy-book), a pioneering and comprehensive historical recounting of racial segregation in Rochester and the city’s schools, and how this legacy of discrimination still exists in Rochester today.

Nov. 11, 2023
5 PM
Shibani Mahtani, Tim McLaughlin
& Albert Wan

SHIBANI MAHTANI & TIM MCLAUGHLIN! Shibani (Washington Post) and Tim (The Atlantic) are journalists who reported from the front lines during the 2019 Hong Kong protests.. They will be at the bookshop to chat with Bleak House Books’ co-owner, Albert Wan, about their new book, Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle and Exile in the Battle for Hong Kong and the Future for Global Democracy (Hachette 2023, https://amongthebraves.com/).  This event will be live streamed via Facebook Live (Bleak House Books).

Nov. 11, 2023
7 to 9 PM
Afterparty: Live Music, Food and Drinks
featuring Kenneth Kam, guitarist/lutenist

THE AFTERPARTY! After a long day of events and conversation, let’s unwind with some live music, food and drinks! Hong Kong-born, Rochester-based guitarist and lutenist, Kenneth Kam (https://www2.naz.edu/school-music/faculty-staff/kenneth-kam), will be playing an eclectic mix of music as guests munch on some yummy food prepared by our local eateries, including Four Seasons 四季樓 (HF-L), Route 96 BBQ (Victor), Basha (Brighton), and Sweet & Cute (HF-L). Refreshments will be served.

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