As the August 4, 2009 release date for Thomas Pynchon’s new novel nears, GalleyCat will collect news of all the midnight parties to celebrate the release of “Inherent Vice.”
A Cappella Books in Atlanta, Georgia will stay open all night on August 3rd; in addition, St. Mark’s Bookstore in Manhattan will stay open past midnight that evening. If you are an owner, worker, or fan of a bookstore celebrating the Pynchon release at midnight on August 3rd, email GalleyCat. We’ll add your party to the Pynchon Party Program next week alongside our own Pynchon-inspired content.
Here’s more from A Cappella Books: “[Inherent Vice’s] contents are a closely-guarded secret. Advance copies are kept to a minimum, and there are unspeakable punishments in store for anybody in possession of one sharing it with someone not authorized. Likewise, for selling a copy before its on-sale date … we’ll be open all night Monday, August 3rd, with still-to-be-determined Pynchon-inspired mayhem.” (Via MobyLives)