Salon@615 with Katherine Applegate at the Nashville Public Library

Salon@615 is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate for a discussion and signing of her newest book, Endling: The First. This free event will take place at the downtown Nashville Public Library on Monday, May 13, at 6:15pm. Read on for important event guidelines as well as to learn more about Katherine and her new book!

Event Guidelines

This Salon@615 is a free, ticketed event. A very limited number of tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event, after which walk-up guests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strongly recommend arriving early for the on-site and walk-up ticket line. To ensure a guaranteed seat, ticket holders need to be seated by 6:05pm. Any seats that are unfilled at 6:05 will begin to be filled with walk-up guests.

To join the signing line at this event, you MUST purchase a copy of Endling: The First from Parnassus Books. Endling: The First will be published on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! Additional books by Katherine Applegate will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.

Attendees will be invited to join the signing line at this event in three groups. The first group will be anyone wishing to only have books purchased at the event signed or personalized, but not wishing to have a photo taken with the author. The second group will be anyone wishing to have books purchased at the event signed or personalized, plus one additional book per person from home, and may have their photo taken with the author. The third and final group may have an unlimited number of books and memorabilia, whether purchased at the event or brought from home, signed or personalized, and may have their photo taken with the author.

More about Endling: The First

Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only IvanWishtree, and Crenshaw!

To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world--the endling--Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day.

As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope.

Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution?

In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling first book--which received four starred reviews--Katherine Applegate once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

More about Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, CrenshawWishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter books series, and the Animorphs series. She lives with her husband, who writes as the author Michael Grant, and their children in California.

More about Salon@615

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryHumanities TennesseeBookPageParnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.

Event date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Endling #2: The First Cover Image
By Katherine Applegate, Max Kostenko (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019