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  • October 16, 8:00pm–11:00pmMorbid Anatomy Museum @ 424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn
    With a title like “Headless Horseman Variety Show,” you know you’re in for a good time. This event at the Morbid Anatomy Museum will be hosted by Elizabeth L. Bradley, the editor for our new Penguin Classics edition of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and will feature such irresistible happenings as a visit from the Headless Horseman, phrenology readings, and Elizabeth’s own “illustrated disquisition on ‘Kanye West’s Sleepy Hollow.’”
  • October 21, 7:00pmBook Passage @ 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera CA
    Join Jessica Hische, illustrator and typographer extraordinaire, for an evening with the Drop Caps! Z for Zafón completes our series of 26 beautiful hardcover editions of classic and contemporary works, a collaboration between Jessica and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley.
  • October 22, 7:00pmWORD Bookstore @ 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
    Get your Halloween kickstarted with “Scary Stories with Christopher Buehlman, Tobias Carroll, Michael Cisco, and Katherine Howe.” Katherine is the editor for The Penguin Book of Witches, a new title that traces the true history of witchcraft in medieval Europe and colonial America. She’ll join several other fine writers for a night of chill-inducing readings.
  • October 23, 7:00–8:30pmThe Mark Twain House and Museum @ 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford CT
    Penguin Book of Witches editor Katherine Howe will again discuss her new book, chronicling the historical trials and tribulations of accused witches in Europe and colonial America. The event is free, but the Twain House recommends making a reservation here to ensure your spot.
  • October 29, 7:00pmThe Center for Fiction @ 17 E. 47th Street, NYC
    What better way to prepare for All Hallows’ Eve than joining Lev Grossman, Caitlin Macy, Mandy Keifetz and Randy Cohen for a reading of Washington Irving’s most treasured work, the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? They will read from our new edition, which includes a variety of Irving selections edited by Elizabeth L. Bradley.
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