January 16, 2011

2011 Debut Author Julia Karr's Book Release Party + Win a signed copy of XVI

This weekend I was able to attend Julia Karr's book release party for her debut novel XVI. The event was held at Boxcar Books in Bloomington, Indiana. I grew up south of Bloomington, and I even lived there one summer during my undergrad years. I have friends in Bloomington, too, so I try to get down there whenever I can. I was excited to hear Julia's event would be in Bloomington! 

Boxcar Books is a really neat place to visit and shop for books. I will definitely be going back in the future. Here's a description from their website

"Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer powered, non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community; send literature of all types free of charge to prisoners in the midwest; and to provide a meeting space for community and literary groups." 

The small store was full of Julia's friends and readers. Pretty soon it became standing room only! Julia spoke about the birth of her book baby and her road to publication and then read an excerpt from XVI

She also signed books and took time to speak to attendees and take pictures. And did I mention there were snacks too? :)

Want to win a signed copy of XVI? Fill out this form! This contest is open to followers 13 and older who live in the U.S. The contest is open for one week. I'll contact winners by email. Good luck! 


I Read Banned Books said...

yay! Wish I could have been there. Julia is so nice over the interwebs....can't wait to meet her in real life.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh- That sounds like so much fun!! My sisters lives in Indianapolis and goes to Bloomington a lot to see friends. She'll be so bummed that she missed out!!

Julia Karr said...

It was great to meet you! I'm so happy you made the trip to B'ton! :) And, Boxcar Books is fabulous, isn't it?!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

That sounds like a great event! I so wish I could have been there! I loved XVI!!!

Tina's Blog said...

Please enter me in the drawing. This one looks great!

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