Surviving the Trump Era

Another reason to love libraries: the amazing free events they sponsor.

Yesterday the San Francisco Main Library celebrated Chris Van Allsburg’s latest book, The Chronicles of Harris Burdick. Local author Mac Barnett interviewed the venerable and acclaimed Van Allsburg and the always witty and entertaining Daniel Handler (a.k.a Lemony Snicket), who wrote the book’s foreword.
 
Because the Friends of the San Francisco Library sold out of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick just as I reached the front of the book-buying line, I don’t yet have a copy of the book, but rest assured I will get a hold of a copy somehow and review it in a future post. Since I definitely wanted something for both of them to sign, I bought the only two available titles that I hadn’t already collected—Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead and Van Allsburg’s Queen of the Falls, his only non-fiction work to date.
 

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