Book Signing with Scott Bruce

Friday, November 4 at 7:00 PM

Meet Scott Bruce, editor of The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters    as he speaks and signs.

The dead live again in this haunting compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.

Scott G. Bruce teaches Medieval History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  A native of Canada, he earned his B.A. in History and Latin summa cum laude at York University in Toronto (1994) before pursuing his Ph.D. in History at Princeton University (2000).  An award-winning teacher and author, SGB has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, and New Zealand.  He has held visiting research appointments at the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany (2003) and at the Universiteit Gent in Belgium (2009).  He was recently the Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (2015).

SGB credits his abiding interest in the Middle Ages to endless hours spent reading J. R. R. Tolkein and Robert E. Howard and playing Dungeons & Dragons as a teenager in suburban Scarborough.  His fascination with the restless dead dates back even further to childhood viewings of classic Ray Harryhausen films like The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts.  It is no secret that he worked his way through college as a grave-digger.

Event date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
312 State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters Cover Image
By Scott G. Bruce (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107682
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2016

“This exceptionally well-curated compilation shows that the wide variety of accounts of the undead have been rampant in literature long before the Gothic era. . . . Bruce has chosen selections from numerous cultures, including ancient Greece, Anglo-Norman England, and medieval Scandinavia. . . . He presents the contents with an enthusiasm that makes these . . . works accessible to the casual reader.” —Publishers Weekly


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Friday, December 7th

Community Tree Lighting at the corner of Broad Street & Lake Boulevard

St. Joseph High School Choir at 6:00PM

Tree lighting at 6:30PM

 

Afterwards, stroll downtown to admire the decorated store fronts from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.  Forever Books will have children reading in the window!

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Troy Cummings, author of Can I Be Your Dog?and the Notebook of Doom series.

Book signing beginning at 3:00 PM and continuing after the Reindog Parade at 4:00 PM. Click here for more info on this author and event!

 

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Pick a tag from the tree, purchase a book (we can help you select one!), and
we will wrap it and deliver it to the Readiness Center in Benton Harbor in
time for Christmas.