I will definitely be dropping by Word bookstore today for this marathon reading and picking up a copy of this book.

To “celebrate” the release of FREELOADING: How our insatiable hunger for free content starves creativity (OR Books), Greenpoint author Chris Ruen’s Terrible Idea will play out in the basement space of WORD (126 Franklin St) today 10/20 from 10am to 9pm.

Drop in and out (and in) as Ruen reads his new book from beginning to end, along with a smattering of very special guest readers.

Plus, Small Black Door gallery will be projecting curated artworks by emerging local artists that include: Andrea Bergart, Jon Bocksel, Matthew Fisher, Matthew Mahler, Jonathan Terranova, and Aaron Williams.

At 7pm, there will be free cheese from Eastern District, wine from Dandelion Wine and beer from Brooklyn Brewery with the raspy, delirious author announcing “The End” at around 8pm.


After the show it’s the afterparty at Lulu’s Bar (113 Franklin St) one block away immediately following the reading. Chris Ruen will be spinning records along with friends. DJ sets start at 9:30pm.

126 Franklin St

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