On July 8th, over 300 people attended "The Rock & Roll Book Tour" with Chris Bohjalian and Stephen Kiernan in Burlington, Vermont. The event - which was co-presented by Phoenix Books Burlington and Fletcher Free Library - celebrated the launch of Bohjalian's and Kiernan's newest titles - The Light in the Ruins and The Curiosity, respectively. In addition to a book talk, sale, and signing, the evening featured t-shirt giveaways and an opportunity for attendees to win a visit from Chris Bohjalian to their book group meeting. A portion of the proceeds from book sales went to benefit the library, where the event took place. "The authors exceeded expectations with their appearance," says Phoenix Books co-owner Mike DeSanto, "They were received like rock stars. Just great and very exciting to watch them work the audience! Chris and Stephen provided an entertaining and interesting evening, and as the consummate professionals they are, left the audience wanting more. We're crossing our fingers for a reunion tour next year!"
Renee preparing for the event (top left)
Mike introducing the authors (top right)
Chris Bohjalian speaking (middle left)
Stephen Kiernan speaking (middle right)
A packed house (bottom left)
Chris and Stephen autographing books (bottom right)