If you live in the Kansas City, Mo. area and haven't been to the Reading Reptile yet, you just got one more reason. Award-winning novelist and founder/editor of McSweeny's, Dave Eggers will be on hand to sign books and meet the public from 2 to 4 p.m.this Sunday. This is a free-but-limited event, so be sure to stop by the Reading Reptile this week to pick up your ticket before they're gone. Visit http://www.readingreptile.com/main/authorevents.htm for more details.
Eggers, as well as penning such works as the 2000 memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and "The Wild Things" (the latter being an ode to children's author Maurice Sendak's most beloved work), is also the co-founder of 826 Valencia, a youth tutoring and writing program that is gaining national momentum. .
For more information about this or any other of their many events, or if you're just curious about the BEST children's book store in Kansas City, visit the Reading Reptile's website at http://www.readingreptile.com/, or go see them in person at 328 W. 63rd Street in "swell Brookside Kansas city". Bring your kids; they'll love it, too.