This year when you’re getting into the Halloween spirit with Charlie, Linus and the gang, add to your own enjoyment and impress (annoy?) your friends with the newfound Peanuts knowledge you got at Strand’s celebration of Charles Schulz. For his new book, Only What’s Necessary, author Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. He reproduced the best of the comic’s work, including rare and unpublished illustrations, shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear. You can leave politics and religion out of it, but The Great Pumpkin may very well come up in the conversation with Kidd and “Mutts” comic strip creator, Patrick McDonnell.
See our column Word Up for more of this week’s book signings.
Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (NoLIta).
The Dogist himself, Elias Weiss Friedman, will be talking with Stacie Grissom of the BarkPost newsletter about the release of The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs. The event is being held in celebration of the book’s release and in recognition of October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so the ASPCA will be there, too, with a few furry friends in need of a home. Strand asks that you please keep your own pooch at home, but BarkBox will be on hand with all the materials you need to make a pup-friendly doggie bag to take home, so you don’t have to feel too bad about Fido missing out. Brews will be on hand from Radiant Pig Craft Beers, so buy a copy of The Dogist or a $15 gift card for admission and stop by Strand for a doggone good time.
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