UNBORED at City Feed
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Kudos

Here’s a press release from the terrific store City Feed, in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood — where I grew up.

Book Signing and Lantern Making Workshop with Local Author Joshua Glenn

October 18, 4-7 pm
Location: City Feed & Supply, 672 Centre St., Jamaica Plain

Author Joshua Glenn visits City Feed & Supply at 672 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain to promote his new book, UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. Glenn’s book provides over 300 pages of activity ideas for parents, including classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn bombing – and more! Copies of Glenn’s most recent work will be available for purchase at the event. Spontaneous Celebrations will also be on hand to lead kids in a lantern-making workshop: just in time to prepare for the weekend’s Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade (www.spontaneouscelebrations.org)! Lantern-making kits will be available for sale at the event for a $5 suggested donation to Spontaneous Celebrations. Buy a lantern kit at the workshop and receive a free 12 ounce hot cider! Meet Joshua Glenn, become “Unbored” with Spontaneous Celebrations, hear live music and if you’re hungry, treat yourself to award-winning City Feed sandwiches!

UNBORED will be published by Bloomsbury on October 16. Can’t make it to the City Feed event? You can purchase UNBORED from all sorts of venues — including local indie bookstores — via this page.

For more info about the book, here is the UNBORED website.


November 3, in Coolidge Corner (Brookline.): kid-friendly Unbored event at Brookline Booksmith

December 4, in Harvard Sq. (Cambridge.): kid-friendly Unbored event at Harvard Book Store

Click here for info about all Boston events.


PS: There will be a rock band at City Feed, made up of several local teenagers — my son Sam on bass.

Hope to see you there, Bostonians!

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Joshua Glenn is an author, publisher, and semiotic analyst. He is co-author (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) of THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and co-author (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) of the family activities guide UNBORED and three forthcoming spinoffs, including UNBORED Games. He is editor of HILOBROW and publisher of the Radium Age science fiction imprint HiLoBooks. Also: Glenn manages a secretive online community known as the Hermenautic Circle; he is founding editor of the e-book club Save the Adventure; and he's a frequent co-host of Boing Boing's podcast GWEEK. In the ’00s, Glenn was an editor, columnist, and blogger for the Boston Globe's IDEAS section, he co-founded the international semiotics website SEMIONAUT, and contributed to CABINET, SLATE, and elsewhere. In the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT, worked as a dotcom and magazine editor, and contributed to THE BAFFLER, FEED, and elsewhere. His publishing company is King Mixer, LLC; and his semiotic analysis consultancy is Semiovox LLC. He lives in Boston with his wife and children.