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Erin Morgenstern | The Starless Sea

This event is ticketed and will take place at the bookshop. Tickets can be found here.

Erin Morgenstern will read from and sign her new novel, The Starless Sea

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. 

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

Eventbrite tickets are $32 and will include a copy of the book.

A copy of The Starless Sea is included in the price of the ticket.

*If you prefer to pick up your book early (releases on November 5th), please stop by the store and show us a copy of your ticket.

Day of event guidelines:

Please bring a printed ticket or have your phone ready to scan the ticketed barcode from Eventbrite. This will speed up the entry process.

Tickets are non-refundable; if you are unable to attend your book will be available at the bookstore the next day.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019