OFFSITE TICKETED EVENT: Book Launch: Leigh Bardugo's THE FAMILIAR

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Stevens Square Community Center, 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME

Co-sponsored by Print: A Bookstore and Mechanics' Hall.

Tickets are required. To purchase tickets, please click here.


Join Mechanics' Hall and PRINT: A Bookstore in celebrating the lastest release from best-selling contemporary fantasy author Leigh Bardugo: The Familiar.

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles and is an associate fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.

***Please note: This event will take place at Stevens Square Community Center, 631 Stevens Avenue. Tickets include a copy of The Familiar, which will be handed out upon entry to the event.

Ticket information:
Each ticket is $34.99 and will include 1 general admission seat at the event, and 1 copy of The Familiar. Every attendee needs their own ticket. There will be no admittance without a ticket.

Signing Line:
Leigh Bardugo will have a signing line immediately following the event. She will sign any two books per person. Please note that this is signing-only, there will be no personalizations.

Booksellers will assist with taking candid photos upon request. No posed photos.


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a spellbinding novel set in the Spanish Golden Age.

In a shabby house, on a shabby street, in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil as a scullion. But when her scheming mistress discovers the lump of a servant cowering in the kitchen is actually hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to improve the family's social position.
What begins as simple amusement for the nobility takes a perilous turn when Luzia garners the notice of Antonio Pérez, the disgraced secretary to Spain's king. Still reeling from the defeat of his armada, the king is desperate for any advantage in the war against England's heretic queen—and Pérez will stop at nothing to regain the king's favor.
Determined to seize this one chance to better her fortunes, Luzia plunges into a world of seers and alchemists, holy men and hucksters, where the lines between magic, science, and fraud are never certain. But as her notoriety grows, so does the danger that her Jewish blood will doom her to the Inquisition's wrath. She will have to use every bit of her wit and will to survive—even if that means enlisting the help of Guillén Santángel, an embittered immortal familiar whose own secrets could prove deadly for them both.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781250884251
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - April 9th, 2024

Event address: 
Stevens Square Community Center
631 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103