Post-live-blogging Books by the Banks 2011

Books by the Banks 2011 appears by all accounts to have been a raging success–the line for book sales often stretched along three walls of a very large, very packed room.  We were thrilled to see most of the authors at the author reception Friday night, including the prodigiously talented Dennis Lehane, interviewed here, in Citybeat, who thought the library a very cool place and, as you can see, browsed the stacks.  Whether you were watching Matt Kish “sign” a copy of his amazing Moby Dick in Pictures (adding an elaborate, original drawing of a whale to each title page), participated in the recordsetting mass singalong of “WKRP in Cincinnati” led by authors/internet entrepreneurs Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson of, listened to the lively panel discussions (Chris Bohjalian’s hair-raising “public service announcement” on how to survive a plane crash, featuring first hand knowledge gained while researching The Night Strangers by getting dunked, safety-belted upside down in an aircraft mockup at Survival Systems Inc. had his audience on the edge of their seats), met and survived meeting the hungry hungry caterpillar, enjoyed the zillions of youngster-oriented activities, or tailed a gentleman who looked suspiciously like the lead guitarist for Ratt, but turned out to be a sword-swallower, a good, clean, bookish time was had by all.  Thanks all for coming out, authors, organizers, and attendees, all.  -Ed Scripsi

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