Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon steps in for Zadie Smith at the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. (Smith is pregnant and has been advised not to fly.) Chabon reads from and discusses his newest release, Telegraph Avenue, a comedic look at life set in Brokeland Records, a tiny record store owned by a couple of constantly feuding partners. Threatening Brokeland is a gigantic mall that's set to move into the neighborhood, including a three-story media store that's sure to put the vinyl shop out of business. A backroom deal between the mall developer and a local politician seems to have sealed Brokeland's fate. Chabon got the idea for the book when he visited a similarly minuscule record store that boasted a wild array of characters. An interview with Chabon and a signing session follow the reading.
Mon., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2013