Saturday, June 30, 2018

[Book Event] Meeting Joe Hill @ Bookery in Manchester, NH

Meeting Joe Hill @ Bookery in Manchester, NH

I can't believe it. In just a ten month span, I was able to meet my favorite horror author TWICE. How lucky am I?!

If you missed my first post, check out: [Book Event] Meeting Joe Hill

Let's dive in!

Meeting Joe Hill @ Bookery in Manchester, NH

This was my first time attending an author event at Bookery, but it was far from my first visit to the shop! To check out photos from my first visit, click here: Visiting Bookery in Manchester, New Hampshire

Bookery sign for Joe Hill event

Alex and I got there a bit early, snagged a couple of the Pear Ciders I had discovered at book club earlier this week when we had our meet up at Bookery, and then went and snagged our places near the seating area. 

Unlike the last time I got the chance to meet Joe, the weather today was very, very hot. Uncomfortably hot. So when he began, he said he would keep things short so we could leave and get ice cream and then he dove right in! 

He started cracking jokes about book taglines and titles. Focusing in on the great tag line for the Horns film, "HORNS. GROW A PAIR." Then he told us about the short story collection he will be in; Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

Joe Hill reading his story from Flight or Fright

For the next forty or so minutes, Joe read a fair chunk of his story that will be in the collection. The crowd LOVED it. At one point Joe stopped reading to ask if he should continue, and of course we all said yes! I cannot wait to get my hands on the book so I can read the whole story!

After the reading, he answered a few questions and then for the sake of time, wrapped things up so he could begin the meet and greet.

There was a three book maximum per guest, so Alex and I totally could have brought more books with us. But that's okay! We didn't want to hold up the line too much anyway. We had brought my first volume of the Locke and Key series and The Fireman. 

I'm still totally grinning over these:

Joe Hill autograph in The Fireman

Joe Hill autograph in Locke and Key

I have to say, this event was VERY well organized! They had seating all ready in a great spot. There was a lovely backdrop that the author would sit/stand in front of that made it a perfect place for photos! And when it came time to get into the meet-and-greet line, they had it all mapped out with sticky notes on the aisles of shelves that directed you where to go. 

Well done, Bookery staff!!

Thanks for reading!
What was the most recent bookish event you have been to?


  1. Lucky! I don’t think I’ll ever see him or King in my neck of the woods. :(

    1. I grew up in Maine and still haven't had the chance to meet King! Maybe someday :)

  2. Very cool! I would love to meet some of my favorite authors some day.

  3. That is so awesome!!! I love attending book events and coming home with goodies to boot!

  4. Gah, I'm so jealous!! I love Joe Hill - I need to read more of his stuff but Horns and Locke and Key are amazinggg. It sounds like the bookstore did a great job organizing, which I love. :)


    1. They sure did! I can't wait to go back to another of their events! :)

  5. Oh wow this is awesome!! I'm so happy for you! I'm glad it was a well organised and laid-out event too - that must have really made the whole thing even better.

    Yay for getting to go and getting your books signed!