‘Media inventor’ tours area to discuss his mystery quest novel

​Sloan was featured on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘The New York Times.’ He’s in the area April 3-5 to take readers deeper in the journey as part of the 4-1-1 Community Read.


March 31, 2014 — Robin Sloan, author of “Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” will tour the Charlotte area April 3-5. Sloan’s book is the 4-1-1 Community Read 2014 selection.
“Mr. Penumbra,” is a gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. 
Through the 4-1-1 Community Read, Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan and Stanly county residents unite around the book to form one community. The project gives residents an opportunity to read and discuss a single book together for pleasure and enlightenment, while participating in more than 60 events that center around the book’s themes.
Sloan’s book tour is the final event of the 2014 Community Read. In addition to a book discussion, Sloan will present his thoughts on what it means to be a media inventor and how we can continue to celebrate paper books while surrounding ourselves in today’s technology. Sloan will sign autographs at the presentation, with books available for purchase onsite.

Sloan’s presentations will take place:

Thursday, April 3 – 6 p.m.
Rowan Public Library Headquarters (201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury)
Friday, April 4 – 10 a.m.
Davidson County Community College (297 DCCC Road, Thomasville)
Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m.
Concord Library (27 Union St. N, Concord)
Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Pfeiffer University, Stokes Student Center Community Room (48380 US 53, Misenheimer)
Sloan’s presentations are supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
For more information on the 4-1-1 Community Read, visit www.411CommunityRead.wordpress.com. Become part of the 4-1-1 community by joining the project’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/411CommunityRead.