In recent event news, authors hold book signings for new additions to their series, take to the Broadway stage to discuss their love of literature and musical theater, and leave decorative surprises following their events.

A Friendly Encounter

Bestselling author Stuart Gibbs (r.) made an appearance at Books of Wonder in Manhattan on July 27 for a book signing. Gibbs’s event highlighted the newest addition to the Charlie Thorne series, Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra (S&S), about boy genius Charlie Thorne unraveling a trail of clues left behind by Queen Cleopatra. Author Chris Grabenstein (l.) stopped by the event to show his support.

Wicked Good Fun

Earlier this month, Abrams authors took to the stage at BroadwayCon to discuss their books inspired by their experiences on Broadway, and to celebrate all things musical theater. (From l.) Abrams sales director Kathleen Spinelli moderated the “From Stage to Page” panel, and Schele Williams (Your Legacy), Andy Mientus (Fraternity; the Backstagers series), April Lavalle and Alex Boniello (A Case of the Zaps) appeared in conversation before a live audience.

A Sidewalk Surprise

The Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, Mont., welcomed author-illustrator Edward Hemingway for his launch event late last month for his latest book Pigeon & Cat (Little, Brown/Ottaviano). Hemingway signed copies of the book and gave guests Pigeon and Cat-stickered chalk boxes to create their own street art, with Eddie leaving behind his own art following in the steps of his art-loving protagonists.