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Inkwood (in Tampa Heights)

1809 N. Tampa Street (entrance is on Franklin Street)

Directly across from the Hall on Franklin

Costume Contest! Guests are encouraged to attend dressed as his or her favorite character from the Grishaverse. Top three costumes will win gift certificates to Inkwood Books! #MidnightTalesTour #TheLanguageOfThorns

Photo Booth! This is going to be a fun night, and you will want to remember it! Make sure you take advantage of our photo wall, and be sure to tag @InkwoodBooks and @FierceReads in your posts.

The Book:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. 

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange―to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

The Author: Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom and the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

Ticket Details: This is NOT A TICKETED event. However, guests are required to purchase a copy of The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo from Inkwood Books in order to get into the signing line at the event. Purchasing your book from our store allows us to continue bringing authors to Tampa Bay, and we appreciate your support! Pre-orders may be made online, in store, or over the phone by calling 813-253-2638. Books will also be available for purchase at Inkwood - Tampa Heights on the night of the event, Sept. 27th.

At the time of your arrival to the event, when you pick up your book from will-call or purchase a book, you will be assigned a ticket number. This indicates your place in the signing line.

Books may be picked up at Inkwood Books (216 S. Armenia) beginning Tuesday, Sept 26 (the book’s release date) through noon on Wednesday, September 27th. Books not picked up by noon on Wednesday, may be picked up at the event.


Location Details: This event will be at Inkwood's future home, 1809 N. Tampa Street. The entrance is on Franklin St., directly across from The Hall on Franklin. Parking can be found in our parking lot directly in front of our entance on Franklin St., on the street, or in public parking lots.


Signing Guidelines: Directly following the presentation on Sept 27, guests will be called up by number to wait in line.

In addition to your purchase of The Language of Thorns, you may have up to 2 books brought from home, and an unlimited number of books purchased at the event signed by Leigh Bardugo. Due to time restraints, you may be asked to select just 1 title to have personalized.


Costume Contest: There will be a costume contest!  If you would like to enter the contest, please let one of our booksellers know. We will take a photo of you, and share the photos of all entrants with Leigh. She will select the top 3.


Photography Guidelines: Video and flash photography are not permitted during this event. Photos without flash are allowed and encouraged. However, due to time restrictions photos in the signing line may be limited to “unposed” photos only. An Inkwood bookseller or volunteer will be on hand to help take your picture.


CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a personalized book but are unable to make the event, please call us at 813-253-2638 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped anywhere in the United States.






Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
1809 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Cover Image
By Leigh Bardugo, Sara Kipin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250122520
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - September 26th, 2017

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