Guess what, book nerds? We’ve got very exciting news…
On July 20, 2018, we’ll be opening up the doors to the Epic Reads offices (!!!!!)
We’ve gotten so many questions about what we do here at Epic Reads over the years that we decided it was TIME to give book nerds everywhere a chance to peek behind the curtain and see where the magic happens! Some of our fave authors—like Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, Ibi Zoboi, and Kendare Blake—will be joining us too, ready to share just how they manage to create such brilliant stories. You’ll also get to meet editors, designers, booktuber @emmmabooks, and of course Team Epic Reads! With a day full of bookish games, amazing panels, and photo ops galore, we know July 20th is going to be one for the books. Plus, you’ll have chances to meet the authors, get books signed, and win some pretty epic swag.
Ready to join in on the festivities? Grab your book BFF and scroll down to snag your tickets to Epic Reads Day! We can’t wait to *book shimmy* with you!!!!!!
Epic Reads HQ
New York, NY 10007
Because all you awesome book nerds are AMAZING and the best freaking community we could ever ask for, we’re heartbreakingly sorry to say that Epic Reads Day is officially sold out!! But, because there’s still some time before the big day and things happen and plans change, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND still going through the site below and putting your name down on the official waiting list!!!!!
You can do it RIGHT HERE!! We love you guys and hope to get to meet as many of you as possible!!!!
$60 – General Admission
What’s included: a full day of epic programming, lunch, a *book shimmy* t-shirt, and an Epic Reads tote bag filled with books and swag (valued at $100+).
Becky Albertalli is the author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon), the sequel, Leah on the Offbeat; the acclaimed The Upside of Unrequited, and the upcoming What If It’s Us (co-written with Adam Silvera).
Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, They Both Die at the End, and the upcoming What If It’s Us (co-written with Becky Albertalli). Adam was born and raised in the Bronx, and he was a bookseller before shifting to children’s publishing. He has worked at a literary development company, a creative writing website for teens, and as a book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels.
Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut novel, American Street, has received five starred reviews. Her next YA novel, Pride, is due out in the Fall of 2018.
Kendare Blake is a #1 New York Times bestseller and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares, Antigoddess, and Ungodly, the books in the Three Dark Crowns series—Three Dark Crowns, One Dark Throne, Two Dark Reigns—and the prequel, Queens of Fennbirn.
Alessandra Balzer and Andrew Eliopulos
Emma from @emmmabooks YouTube Channel!
Team Epic Reads
Audrey Diestelkamp, Jane Lee, Michael D’Angelo, and Sabrina Abballe
10am – 4pm
Check in and registration begins sharply at 10am (please note that early arrivals will not be permitted into the building before 9:55am). You will receive your badge, schedule, and welcome bag upon arrival.
Full schedule coming soon!
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Who is this event for?
Only the most YA-obsessed fans who could talk conspiracy book theories all day! (Note: this is not a media event.)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is a 16+ event only. IDs are required upon entrance.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Take the 4, 5, A, C, J, or Z subway to Fulton Street station. Parking is available at 18 Vesey Street.
What can I bring into the event?
You may bring ONE outside book to be signed. Authors will also be signing the books you receive at Epic Reads Day.
What’s the refund policy?
Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before the event start date.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Have more questions? Email us at email@example.com.
?Hope to see you there! We can’t wait to welcome you all into our offices!
In the meantime, follow us @epicreads and #EpicReadsDay for updates, schedule announcements, and more as we count down to the best book nerd day EVER.