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First Cheap Bastard Reading Tomorrow, First Sighting Today

October 25, 2013

downsized_1025030902The Cheap Bastard is proud to announce that he’s just seen his new book on the shelves at two local bookstores. He noticed it first on Thursday night when he stopped by the Elliott Bay Book Company on his way to a Lit Crawl at the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill. He saw it again this morning at the Northgate Barnes & Noble store.

And not a moment too soon because the Cheap Bastard will be doing his first book reading tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 26) at 2 p.m. at the Kirkland Public Library (308 Kirkland Ave.) and he’s not sure if there will be enough books available for sale.

He’ll bring his own supply, of course. And if you’re a really cheap bastard and don’t want to buy the new edition, he’ll also have copies of the original edition for $5 (originally $15). He doesn’t expect to sell many of the old ones, mind you, but they will be available. He’ll also have his own supply sent from the publisher, but they’ll go fast.

When he checked this morning, Barnes & Noble Northgate had two copies (which he dutifully signed) and Elliott Bay had even more. Of course, the CB is always happy to sell you a book and sign one for you, even if you can’t attend a reading.

People who attend readings may get something others don’t, though: A chance to win a prize.

The person who brings the best new cheap bastard deal (as selected by the audience) will receive a wonderfully kitschy prize. In the past, such prizes have included whoopie cushions, brains and even flying screaming monkeys and cows.

And who wouldn’t want a flying screaming monkey?

If you can’t make this reading, don’t worry. Here’s a quick list of his next few readings:

Sunday, Nov. 10–Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street at 2 p.m.

Thursday Nov. 14, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE at 1 p.m.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lyss Julie permalink
    October 25, 2013 8:51 pm

    Nothing closer to hm so we can be supportive – but not cross a bridge?! LMK

    Good luck Sat afternoon!


    • October 25, 2013 9:57 pm

      But Julie, you don’t have to cross the bridge. You can always take 522 to Lake Washington Boulevard…..

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