Mockingjay Stamping at Wellesley Free Library

Wicked Local reports: Fans of “The Hunger Games” are invited to a very special event with Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, on Aug. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St. in Wellesley, MA.

Because Collins is hoping to meet as many readers as possible, and because of an existing hand strain, the event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. with a very brief reading and then move to a unique “book-stamping” in celebration of the release of the final book in the trilogy, “Mockingjay.” The stamp will be used throughout her fall 2010 tour. There will be no actual signing at this event. In order to meet as many readers as possible, Collins will stamp a maximum of one book per customer and will not be able to personalize any books. Photographs are allowed, but in the interest of time, attendees may not individually “pose” with Collins.

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