Don’t miss your last chance (for now!) to see Hanif Abdurraqib discuss his instant New York Times bestseller There’s Always This Year!

A powerful and mesmerizing reflection on basketball, life, and home, There’s Always This Year brims with joy, pain, solidarity, comfort, outrage, and hope. The New York Times said, “There’s Always This Year is about basketball as much as Titanic is about a lost necklace; it’s about Columbus and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it’s also about beauty and loss and time— which is to say, it’s about everything.”

Join us on June 26 at 7:30 PM ET as Hanif sits down with his friend Clint Smith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America and the poetry collection Above Ground for a conversation about belonging, writing poetry and prose, and basketball.

Plus, don’t miss an exclusive pre-show Q&A with Hanif and his editor Ben Greenberg and Maya Millett starting at 7:00 PM ET. To access this social segment where Hanif will be answering questions you submit in advance, simply purchase the book with ticket option. Books purchased with this ticket will also include a signed bookplate by Hanif. All sales support our independent bookstore partner, Solid State Books, in Washington, DC. Tickets to the main conversation are free.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

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June 26, 2024 • 7:30 pm ET

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