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Battle of the Books, Round Three!
December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We are THRILLED to partner with The Corbin District to host five Darien community leaders next week. These avid readers will battle it out as they work to convince a virtual audience that their book deserves to be in Jim Mustich’s wildly popular book, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.
Each panelist will have a few minutes to convince the audience, through whatever means they like (talk, sing, dance!), that their book is the worthiest of the bunch. After hearing from each participant, the audience will vote and crown a winner. Our last two events have packed the house (both in-person and virtual) and we’ve no doubt the enthusiasm will be just as high as we gather together virtually to celebrate our wonderful community and our shared love of books.
About 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die and Jim Mustich
Our emcee for the event will be author, editor, and publishing executive Jim Mustich. Jim began his career in bookselling; in 1986, he co-founded the acclaimed book catalog, A Common Reader, and was for two decades its guiding force. He subsequently has worked as an editorial and product development executive in the publishing industry. His book, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, was published to great acclaim in October 2018. The Washington Post called it “the ultimate literary bucket list,” and O, The Oprah Magazine, said, “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.”