Hey, guys. So I hope you've given some thought to where you're going to place your cool new Rookie stickers, because Yearbook Two is in stores today! (insert a wide range of smile-crying emoticons here). The extras in RYB2 are pretty rad, but Rookie is, of course, much more than a pretty face. This year's collection features brilliant interviews with the likes of Chris Ware, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Morrissey, and Molly Ringwald, amongst many others; there is a tutorial on how to make your own computer, there are pages from Grimes' sketchbook, there are playlists for every situation you'll ever be in, and pages upon pages of literally the best things ever. And then, of course, there are the beautiful photographs and amazing, relevant advice that make Rookie so uniquely important. Swoon.
Now, I'm just a gal in Montreal, but The Chicagoist and Time Out Chicago agree: If you happen to be in Oak Park or environs, come out and party tonight! Rookie and The Book Table will be celebrating the launch of Rookie Yearbook Two at Unity Temple, tonight, Tuesday October 1st, at 7:00 pm. Entrance is 10$, but you then receive 10$ off your Yearbook. There will be readings tonight from Jessica Hopper, Krista Burton, Gabi Gregg, and Tavi Gevinson. Perhaps there will be candy. You'll have to come and find out!