Citizen of Tribeca | Dave Matthews is coming to Barnes & Noble today
Dave Matthews is coming to Barnes & Noble today
These Dave Matthews diehards came out at noon yesterday and, like real rock and roll, staked the sidewalk overnight to make sure they had a spot at Dave Matthews’ signing session tonight. at Barnes & Noble. (No need to call Children’s Services: they booked the kids a room at the Frederick for the night and the adults will take turns on the lawn chairs.) We had a Brooklynite in the crowd, but the others were from North Jersey, Saratoga Springs and Havertown, Pennsylvania. The kids said they weren’t that big fans, “but we have a day off from school,” so there is that benefit if your mom is a big groupie.
Matthews is in town to promote his new college book, “If We Were Giants,” co-authored with author Clete Barrett Smith. The two will host a discussion and Q&A before the signing tomorrow night at 6 p.m., but the event is limited: only 200 bracelets will be distributed with the purchase of the book on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m.
Here is the cover story summary and a video from Matthews and Smith explaining the genesis of the book, below:
“Kirra, a curious, agile and outgoing girl, lives in an idyllic community hidden inside a dormant volcano. She and her father are the only two people allowed to venture beyond its walls. Kirra is training to become a storyteller like him, and together they travel from village to village, spreading spooky stories designed to keep strangers away from their secret nest. One day, after hearing rumors of strangers called the Takers, Kirra leaves the volcano on her own, hoping to uncover her own story. But without realizing it, she brings the Takers to her door, and they steal everything that is dear to her. A devastated Kirra is found by a boy named Luwan and adopted into his family, who lives among other places in the trees of a dense forest. Now calm and withdrawn, Kirra hides her dark past from everyone and never wants to leave the safety of her tree dwelling. Luwan, on the other hand, enjoys exploring. One day, this causes trouble: he is captured while spying on a group of strangers. The Takers are back. To save the Tree Folk, Kirra must face her inner demons and summon all of her storytelling to weave the most important story of her life.