FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fairfield University Bookstore, Fairfield, Conn. Contact: Nancy L. Quinn/Special Events Coordinator @ FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com or 203-255-7756 Ext 501


Celebrate the new Harper Lee novel GO SET A WATCHMAN with an all-day read-a-thon at the Fairfield University Bookstore marking the book’s release date.

Who: Readers of every kind, coming together for a public live reading of this eagerly awaited new book.
Where: Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn., 06824
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, “GO SET A WATCHMAN” was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

“GO SET A WATCHMAN” features many of the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

The entire community, including librarians, college professors, teachers, students, actors and book lovers, will participate in this public read aloud event. Join us for the Grand Unveiling of THE book of the summer right here at your community bookstore! If you would like to be a reader please RSVP to FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com. Please state your availability and contact information. We will be scheduling a handful of readers every half hour to read a few pages each.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 25, 2015

Vol. 47, No. 265

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