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Pre-Order Melissa Sweet's HOW TO READ A BOOK

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Caledcott Honoree and local illusatrator, Melissa Sweet, in support of How to Read a Book, her upcoming picture book written by Newberry Award winning author, Kwame Alexander.

To pre-order a copy of How to Read a Book, signed by the illustator, place your order with Print: A Bookstore before Tuesday, June 18th. In the order comments during check-out, please include who you would like the book signed to. For any questions, reach out to our Children's Manager, Stephanie Heinz, at 207-536-4778 or

This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree—a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do—and

plant yourself.

(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book

How to Read a Book Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062307811
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019