Edgar Allen Poe, master of the mystery and the macabre, is the Sacramento Public Library's author of choice for its ninth annual One Book Sacramento program, which runs through October.
One Book Sacramento invites the community to read the same book and participate in Poe-centric events including discussions, films, prose and poetry readings, and more. Experts on Poe's works will appear for several special presentations.
The library has made it easy to participate with its “The Slender Poe Anthology,” printed by the library’s I Street Press on its Espresso book machine. The book is being sold online for $20 (including shipping) at www.saclibrary.org. If you need help with ordering, drop by any library branch for assistance. Or borrow a copy.
Reading groups can participate in the library's Bookclub in a Bag, a borrowing program featuring multiple copies of “The Slender Poe" with discussion guidelines.
“The Slender Poe” features some of the author's best-known works, along with lesser-known stories and poems. Cosumnes River College English professor and Poe authority John Allen Cann wrote the informative introduction, and writes contextually about each entry.
Catch the Poe spirit at upcoming events at the Central Library’s Tsakopoulos Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento. For the complete schedule and more information: (916) 264-2920, www.saclibrary.org.
Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe