Author Story Time: Joshua David Stein

Join us on Sunday, May 16th at 11:30am for the second in a monthly Author Story Time series OUTSIDE in the Industry City bandshell, located in Courtyard 1/2 between buildings 1 and 2. Masks are required and social distancing will be strictly enforced. If necessary, attendance will be capped to maintain a safe gathering size.

Brooklyn local author Joshua David Stein will be reading two of his picture books, The Invisible Alphabet and Brick. After the reading, there will be copies of the books available for purchase which Joshua will then sign for you and your family to enjoy! You can also purchase copies in advance through our online store! 


About The Invisible Alphabet:
An ABC of things unseen: from Air to Zero, and Nothing in between.

A is for Air
B is for Bare
C is for Clear

There is nothing to see in this A to Z, other than clues to what was once or may soon be there. The alphabetical scenarios are conceptual, mysterious, and meticulous, deliberately hinting at a story that has happened off the page. Readers are encouraged to explore each letter and soak in the wonder and curiosity of the alphabet unseen. Cleverly illustrated by the beloved Ron Barrett of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this hardcover picture book is less about the letters you see, and more about the story you don’t.

About Brick: Who Found Herself in Architechture 

A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe

When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, “Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you’ll see.”

Brick’s observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures ? Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more ? all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike.


About the Author: 

Joshua David Stein is a writer, editor, and podcast host in New York City. He is the editor-at-large at Fatherly and host of The Fatherly Podcast. He is the author of multiple adult books, including Food & Beer (Phaidon), Epicurean Journeys (Rizzoli), the forthcoming To Me He Was Just Dad (Artisan), as well as the co-author of Notes from a Young Black Chef (Knopf). He has also written several children’s books, including Can I Eat That?; Brick, Who Found Herself in Architecture; The Ball Book (all Phaidon); and most recently The Invisible Alphabet (Rise x Penguin Workshop). He recently founded The Band Books, a band that performs children’s books to music. A longtime media fixture, Stein has been the editor-in-chief of BlackBook magazine, the editor at Black Ink, a senior editor at Departures, the senior editor of Eater, and the editor-at-large at Out magazine and Tasting Table. He is currently a contributing editor at Food & Wine. Stein lives in Brooklyn with his two young sons.







Event date: 
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Event address: 
220 36th Street
Courtyard 1/2
Brooklyn, NY 11232
The Invisible Alphabet Cover Image
By Joshua David Stein, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593222775
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - September 22nd, 2020

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture Cover Image
By Joshua David Stein, Julia Rothman (By (artist))
ISBN: 9780714876313
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Phaidon Press - June 15th, 2018