by Whitney Matheson)
A couple years ago bookstores and libraries across the country celebrated the first Star Wars Reads Day, an event that honors two things we all love: Star Wars and the joy of reading.
Today I can report that Star Wars Reads Day will return for its third year Oct. 11, a fact that doesn't come as too much of a surprise, since it keeps getting bigger.
Last year more than 2,000 events took place, so expect just as many this time around. Several publishing partners will come together for the festivities, including Disney Publishing Worldwide, Abrams, Chronicle, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Klutz, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic and Workman.
Keep an eye on starwars.com/reads and facebook.com/StarWarsReads for the latest info on signings, parties and special events in your town.
A bunch of Star Wars-related authors will be participating, too, including our pals Jeffrey Brown (author of Star Wars: Jedi Academy and the upcoming Goodnight Darth Vader) and Ian Doescher, who penned William Shakespeare's Star Wars, William Shakespeare's Empire Striketh Back and the forthcoming William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return.
Now you have several months to catch up on your Jedi-related reading and decide what you're gonna wear ...