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Pre-Launch Book Party & Reception
Monday, July 1, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
FREE and open to the public
Bethlehem Area Public Library
11 West Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 

Pre-Launch Book Reception for one of the MOST Anticipated Books of the Summer
Let’s Play Books Bookstore of Emmaus, PA, will host a pre-launch book reception at the Main Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, for Chuck Wendig, and his new book, Wanderers (Del Rey/RH 7/2/19).

The reception is free and open to all. Book signing, photos and fun for the entire family. Let’s Play Books Bookstore thanks Penguin Random House for the opportunity to share Chuck’s book in his region prior to the release date. Chuck will sign all books purchased through Let’s Play Books Bookstore. Copies of Chuck’s books can be pre-purchased at www.letsplaybooks.com to be picked up and signed at the event. You may also call the store to place your order at 610-928-8600. Some books will be available for purchase at the event.

R.S.V.P.  https://www.letsplaybooks.com/event/pre-launch-reception-wanderers


A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an astonishing tale of survival.

Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead.

For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them—and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them—the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart—or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.

Advance praise for Wanderers

“This career-defining epic deserves its inevitable comparisons to Stephen King’s The Stand.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“Wendig is clearly wrestling with some of the demons of our time, resulting in a story that is ambitious, bold, and worth of attention.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)  

“A powerful story about humanity, technology, and the survival of the world. Comparisons to Stephen King’s The Stand are warranted, as Wendig shatters the boundaries of speculative and literary fiction in a saga that will touch every reader.” Library School Journal (starred review)

“A magnum opus . . . It reminded me of Stephen King’s The Stand—but dare I say, this story is even better.”—James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crucible   

“Approach Wanderers like it’s a primetime television series, along the lines of The Passage [or] Lost… Make Wanderers a summer reading priority; you won’t regret it.”Book Riot

CHUCK WENDIG is the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, and the Heartland YA series, alongside other works across comics, games, film, and more. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his popular blog, terribleminds.com, and his books about writing. 

Let’s Play Books Bookstore is a full-service, general interest independent bookstore serving the Lehigh Valley. Located at 244 Main Street in Emmaus, the shop provides programs books and programming for adults, children, and schools, fostering a sense of community through reading for education and entertainment.

Information and image provided to TVL by:
Kirsten Hess
Let’s Play Books Bookstore
244 Main St.
Emmaus, PA 18049