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 a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011); and he is co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.