Lead singer of The Decemberists

and acclaimed Lemony Snicket illustrator

(who also created original artwork
for some of the Decemberists album covers)

will speak and sign the first novel
in their new middle grade fantasy series,



Wristbands for the signing will be available at 6p on 9/21.
In order to receive a wristband, you must purchase a copy of Wildwood
from BookPeople. 


Wildwood Raffle! 

Those who attend this event and purchase a copy of Wildwood from BookPeople will be entered in a raffle to win a broadside signed by Colin and Carson that depicts one of Carson's illustrations from the book. The winner will also receive the first spot in the signing line at the event. 

You'll receive a raffle ticket for every copy of Wildwood purchased at BookPeople the day of the event (if you purchase the book in advance, save your receipt and bring it with you to the event to be given a ticket.) There's no limit to the number of books you can buy, and so no limit to the number of times you can be entered in the raffle! 

Colin and Carson have a special presentation prepared for this event. For now, here's what you need to know about Wildwood

Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where it rains a lot. She has a mother and a father and a baby brother. Ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a flock of crows. And then things get really weird. On every map of Portland there is a big splotch of green on the edge of the city labeled “I.W.” This stands for “Impassable Wilderness.” No one’s ever gone in -- or at least returned to tell of it.  And this is where the crows take her brother.

So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval, a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much bigger as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. 

Fans of Colin's music are welcome to have ONE piece of Decemberists memorabilia signed at this event so long as they purchase at least one copy of Wildwood from BookPeople. That means one piece of memorabilia per person, regardless of the number of books purchased by that person.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062024688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - August 30th, 2011

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