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'Star Wars Reads' at Rochester Hills Bookstore This Weekend

An initiative of Lucasfilm and its publishing partners celebrates reading and Star Wars on Oct. 6.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, more than 1200 bookstores and libraries across the United States – including Barnes & Noble in Rochester Hills – will host events in celebration of a national Star Wars Reads Day. 

Star Wars Reads Day is an initiative of Lucasfilm and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Star Wars. Officially participating bookstores and libraries will offer a range of activities such as raffle prizes; and promotional giveaways.

At the Rochester Hills celebration, which happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., five Star Wars characters will attend.

Nearly 1,000 volunteers from the international fan-based costuming organizations, the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the R2 Builders Club will also participate at select Star Wars Reads events around the country. 

“Star Wars Reads Day is the perfect way to celebrate with our Star Wars fans” said Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing at Lucasfilm. “Our publishing program has always been an essential component of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, as there are so many more stories to tell than what we experience in the films, TV series, and games.  We at Lucasfilm are proud to be a part of initiatives like Star Wars Reads Day and hope that it will encourage more young people to read.”

There are currently over 120 million Star Wars books in print and more than 110 Star Wars titles have been New York Times bestsellers. For a list of Star Wars Reads Day events visit the following link: www.starwars.com/reads.

This information was submitted by the 501st Legion.

Diane Young October 03, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I wrote my first Star Wars fan fiction at age 13- in 1978. While Star Wars was great fun to read, including the sequels, it has inspired my lifetime attempts at writing!

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